*SPECIALTY CLASSES & WHAT TO BRING

*Specialty Classes are $7.50 + tax for any Wilson’s member and $15.00 + tax for non-members. HH = Happy Hour Classes are $5.00 + tax for members and non-members.

Contact MEMBER SERVICES to find out how to add Specialty Classes (those marked with *) to your membership and enroll for free.

  1. Please bring a water bottle to all classes to stay hydrated.
  2. Yoga mats are required for yoga and barre classes.
  3. Aerobics specific shoes are recommended for cardio classes and S.P.D. cycling shoes are recommended for cycling classes.
  4. Schedule is subject to change due to low attendance, instructor injury or instructor availability.
  5. Inclement weather policy: Please call ahead for changes to due weather.
  6. Classes have been set up to complement each other. Please feel free to attend more than one class to achieve overall fitness.

*SPECIALTY CLASS ENROLLMENT:  (Regular classes do not require enrollment)  Advanced booking is encouraged for Specialty Classes and is available one week prior to class.

  1. Enroll online or at your club.
  2. No refunds are given for cancellations less than two hours prior to class time.
  3. If you have not enrolled prior to arriving at the club, you may be placed on a waiting list until 5 minutes before class begins.
  4. Once you arrive at the club, please check in at the front desk and receive a wrist band which will be collected by the instructor prior to the start of class.
  5. All participants must have signed in 5 minutes prior to start of class to ensure their spot. This is for your safety to get acclimated to the heat as well as to open space for those on the waiting list. If you have not checked in 5 minutes prior to class, your spot will be given to the next person on the waiting list and no refunds will be given.
  6. For those whose membership includes unlimited free specialty classes, a cancellation fee of $5 will be assessed to your account for any class cancelled less than 2 hours prior to class. A $5 cancellation fee will also be assessed if you are too late to attend or don’t show up for class.

Use search option below to view classes by the day or week, find out where your favorite instructor is or what’s happening in your favorite studio. Select the class in the schedule to view a description, enroll in a *Specialty Class or add to your personal calendar. You can even meet your instructor by selecting their name in the schedule.

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Time Class Day Instructor Studio
5:30 am - 6:30 am

RPM★

RPM★

Date: April 11

Time: 5:30 am-6:30 am

Indoor cycling workout where you ride to the rhythm of powerful music based on your rotations per minute. Hills, flats, mountain peaks, speed work and interval training are involved.

★Due to limited space, this class requires signing-up at the front desk 30 minutes prior to class.

Instructor: Betty Bohon

Thu

Betty Bohon

Betty Bohon

Betty is certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in Group Fitness, Les Mills in RPM and BodyVive, and has trained for BOSU and TRX. A fixture at Wilson’s Fitness since 1996, her teaching career began in the early 80’s. She’s taught multiple formats, including step, ‘slide’ and group racquetball and currently teaches RPM and BOSU along with Hot Barre in the hot studio.

Though Betty was athletic as a child, her real start with fitness began when she was 29. After having her first child she began jogging to lose weight. Then she started running races. Then marathons, including the infamous Boston Marathon. She  also played competitive women’s racquetball, biked the MS 150 and took aerobics classes. Betty chose to become an instructor when coaxed by an instructor to channel her passion for working out. “I love sharing the knowledge I have acquired along the way and watching people see that fitness is fun; it gives you energy and makes you feel great!” She wants her members to get excited about living a healthy lifestyle and be good examples for their families and friends, too.

What Betty loves most is motivating people to believe they have an inner athlete, that they can become fitter, and it is never too late! Since she was almost 30 when she began, she inspires her participants simply by walking the walk. “If I can inspire just one person to get healthier each time I lead a class, then I am fulfilled. I have done the job that I love so much.”

5:30 am - 6:30 am

BodyPump

BodyPump

Date: April 11

Time: 5:30 am-6:30 am

The original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute class challenges all your major muscle groups by using squats, presses, lifts, curls, etc. (Express=45 minutes or 30 minutes)

Instructor: Becky Heins

Studio: Rangeline Group
United States

Thu

Becky Heins

Becky Heins

Rangeline Group
United States
5:30 am - 6:30 am

BodyAttack

BodyAttack

Date: April 11

Time: 5:30 am-6:30 am

A sports-inspired 60-minute cardio workout for building strength and stamina. This high-energy interval training class combines athletic aerobic movements with strength and stabilization exercises.(Express = 30 or 45 minutes)

Instructor: Darla Tharp

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Thu

Darla Tharp

Darla Tharp

Darla Tharp is certified in Les Mills BodyAttack, BodyFlow, and BodyPump, and has been teaching at Wilson’s since January 2017. She developed a love of fitness, sports, and the outdoors at an early age.  In middle and high school, Darla participated in softball and basketball, ran as a sprinter on the track team, and took dance classes for fun.  In college, she continued to play softball and had a regular fitness routine that included running and resistance training.  After college her focus shifted to half marathons and triathlons. “I really enjoy mixing up my routine and trying different types of physical challenges which brought me to Wilson’s group fitness.  Attending classes in addition to running, biking, and swimming is a great way to increase strength, stamina, agility, and flexibility.”

Because four of Darla’s passions are physical fitness, music, teaching, and socializing, becoming a group fitness instructor was a natural fit. She loves helping others to reach their fitness goals and maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle. “I feel blessed to be able to teach classes to the beat of funky music while being immersed in the energy of the wonderful people around me.  It is a great way to challenge my own fitness capacity as well as those who attend class.”

When Darla isn’t in the gym, she’s either doing scientific research at the University of Missouri or is at one of her son’s many sporting events.

Forum Group
United States
5:30 am - 6:30 am

Fusion Hot 60*

Fusion Hot 60*

Date: April 11

Time: 5:30 am-6:30 am

This practice utilizes the same sequences from Hot Fusion 90 with the exception of 1 round (rather than 2) of standing strength postures and includes the fully vinyasa flow as well as 10 minutes for core, stretch and a short savasana. Not recommended during pregnancy. Please consult your physician.

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Instructor: Lisa Kent

Studio: Forum Hot

Thu

Lisa Kent

Lisa Kent

Lisa holds certifications in Les Mills BodyStep, BodyPump, BodyCombat, BodyFlow, BodyVive, BOSU and Practical Pilates. She has completed YogaFIT Levels 1, 2 and 3, and is also certified by the American Council on Exercise in personal training. She began her fitness journey after the birth of her second child, taking aerobics classes at a local college. For 20 years she could be found on the front row, changing her body, getting stronger, and loving the social aspect of working out; making lifelong friends in the process. She took the leap to become an instructor when she moved to Columbia with her family from Austin, Texas in 2006 starting with BodyStep. In 2007 she joined the team at Wilson’s and helped expand the group fitness program one format at a time, each an exciting new adventure. She currently teaches BodyPump, BodyCombat and BodyFlow and works as the Assistant Group Fitness Manager.

Lisa is a former vocalist and music therapist who brings her love of music and passion for fitness together to motivate her clients, inspiring them to reach their ultimate potential. “I love the electricity that happens when people aspire, together, to conquer their challenges. The moments when the whole room is working hard, when members reach heights they thought were unobtainable, those are the magic moments.” Lisa says the most rewarding thing about teaching is making a difference in people’s lives. “If people walk away from my class feeling empowered, feeling good about themselves, there is no better success.”

 

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7:00 am - 8:00 am

Aqua

Aqua

Date: April 11

Time: 7:00 am-8:00 am

A series of high intensity water aerobic exercises, designed to improve cardio-pulmonary fitness, increase strength, endurance, balance and flexibility, all in a 60-minute class.

Instructor: Peggy Nigh

Thu

Peggy Nigh

Peggy Nigh

7:30 am - 8:25 am

Forever Fit

Forever Fit

Date: April 11

Time: 7:30 am-8:25 am

55 minutes of low impact aerobics & strength training, designed for all who want to be forever fit.

Instructor: Phyllis Koepp

Studio: Rangeline Group
United States

Thu

Phyllis Koepp

Phyllis Koepp

Phyllis is an Aerobics and Fitness Association of American (AFAA) Certified Personal Trainer, and is also certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in Senior Longevity. Since January 2012, Phyllis has worked as a personal trainer at FIT. She is a Mizzou alum and holds a B.S.Ed. in elementary education and an M.Ed. in health education. Before becoming a personal trainer, she taught 4th grade for 26 years. One of the many highlights of her teaching career was to help revise the 4th grade health curriculum and teach the importance of maintaining a healthy body through diet and exercise. As an avid exerciser, Phyllis enjoys biking and walking at the trail and participating in the various exercise classes Wilson’s has to offer.

Since 2013, Phyllis has taught seniors in the group studio, leading Forever Fit and sharing her expertise on health and well-being during the aging process. She’s found her work as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor very rewarding. The challenge of designing fitness plans and classes that will maximize benefits for her clients’ healthy lifestyle has been her focus. She’s a living example of her personal mantra, “Exercise is good for the soul.”

Rangeline Group
United States
8:25 am - 9:25 am

Yoga

Yoga

Date: April 11

Time: 8:25 am-9:25 am

This 60-minute class provides focused practice that strengthens and tones muscles, increases bone density and establishes correct body alignment through asanas, breathing techniques, warm ups and relaxation.

Instructor: Anne Janku

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Thu

Anne Janku

Anne Janku

Anne holds a Yoga Alliance 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training. She first joined Wilson’s in 1986 and began instructing yoga in 2003. She’s been a competitive runner, a US Cycling Federation bike racer, and a triathlete. She originally pursued teaching to deepen her own practice; in her words, “teaching to learn.”

Anne particularly likes teaching at Wilson’s because the participants are involved in a variety of physical experiences and come to class physically and mentally prepared to try new things. “I really enjoy the creative challenge of meeting people on the mat and helping them progress in their yoga journey.”

Forum Group
United States
8:30 am - 9:15 am

Chair Yoga*

Chair Yoga*

Date: April 11

Time: 8:30 am-9:15 am

Forever/Chair Yoga is a gentle class with the option of using a yoga chair, incorporating range of motion exercises, alignment, stretching, strengthening, awareness, breathing and relaxation to refresh, energize, improve posture, deepen breathing and improve sense of well0being. This is a safe and slower-moving class designed for seniors and people of all ages with physical challenges or those who might be recovering from an injury. Room will be a comfortable 80 degrees to allow for greater and safer mobility.

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Instructor: Cindy Foley

Thu

Cindy Foley

Cindy Foley

Cindy holds an array of qualifications including certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in personal training since 2004, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist by the Academy of Nutrition, and Licensed Dietitian from the State of Missouri. Recently, Cindy completed the YogaFit training courses of Level I and Seniors.

“I have enjoyed being physically active for as long as I can remember. I grew up during a time when it was a normal part of every day.” Her professional fitness career began in 2005, working as a personal trainer and nutritional consultant at the Mizzou Rec Center. In 2010 she spent five years at the MU Wellness Resource Center applying her skills to consultations, programs, fairs, and the direction of the MU Farmer’s Market.

In June of 2015 she started as a personal trainer at Wilson’s, and in September of that year, she became an aqua instructor. Cindy currently teaches Forever Chair Yoga and finds it a way to share her personal training expertise and knowledge of functional movement and fitness, encouraging others to continue with physical activity indefinitely during their lifespan.

9:00 am - 9:30 am

HIIT Flight*

HIIT Flight*

Date: April 11

Time: 9:00 am-9:30 am

Short, sharp bursts of effort allow you to maximize your training zone potential utilizing the effective Flight Cycling technology. You will be race ready in no time!

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Instructor: Travis Ritter

Thu

Travis Ritter

Travis Ritter

For Travis, fitness is a way of life. A tennis player from a young age through high school, he now actively participates in triathlons. As of October 2018, he has completed 30+ triathlons of all different distances, including two Ironman distance races.
Travis uses indoor cycling and yoga to train for races year round. In RPM and Flight, the group atmosphere, the upbeat music, and the variations in the releases/profiles make the workouts challenging yet fun. Yoga has improved his overall lifestyle by reducing stress, reducing his chance for overuse injuries, and improving his mental focus.
When Travis decided to become certified to teach Les Mills RPM, Stages Flight and Yoga, he combined his cycling knowledge with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training to become an authentic and well-rounded instructor with much to offer his members. Now he enjoys helping others reach their goals, facilitating fitness to enrich their lives the way it’s enhanced his own. He’s been teaching at Wilson’s since 2015.  “Don’t be intimidated to try a new class at Wilson’s. The instructors want to help you through, so if a class interests you, try it!”

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Hot Barre*

Hot Barre*

Date: April 11

Time: 9:15 am-10:00 am

This barre inspired workout is one of the fastest, most effective ways to burn calories and get toned! Yes, Hot Barre is centered around a ballet barre and inspired by the workout routine by ballet legend Lotte Berk, but the barre is simply there to provide stability, balance, and support as you move through exercises that target the core, glutes, arms, and legs. No dance experience necessary, you just need to know these three numbers: 95 degrees, 45 minutes, 800 calories! Not recommended during pregnancy. Please consult your physician.

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Instructor: Meghan McCullah

Studio: Forum Hot

Thu

Meghan McCullah

Meghan McCullah

Meghan is the Group Fitness Assistant Director.  She is a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, both through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She also holds certifications in Oh Baby! Fitness (a pre- and post-natal exercise program); Les Mills BodyAttack, BodyPump and RPM; Stages Indoor Cycling and Flight; Pilates; and holds her YogaFit Level 1. She currently teaches BodyPump, RPM, Hot Barre, BodyAttack, and Pilates and takes personal training clients.

When she was pregnant with her first child, Meghan was 120 pounds heavier.  “I learned how quickly lifestyle and diet can get out of control.”  Meghan came to work (with her baby) in the Wilson’s playcenter in 2006.  Being in a supportive, healthy environment led to weight loss, fitness, and education.  In 2009 she became a personal trainer and was excited to help others.  She maintained a healthy diet and weight through her other three pregnancies, and her passion for exercise grew to encompass group fitness as well.

“I love motivating people to feel empowered and successful; to do something they didn’t think they could do, or be someone they didn’t think they could be.”  She also finds it uplifting to see the camaraderie that develops within a class, training session, and the gym community.

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Kettle Circuit

Kettle Circuit

Date: April 11

Time: 9:15 am-10:00 am

This functional and multi-planar workout uses specific exercises to teach important principles in regard to integrating the body more efficiently.  This focus creates a workout that increases efficiency, reduces the risk of injury, and improves overall well-being.

Instructor: Cassie Kauffman

Studio: Rangeline Group
United States

Thu

Cassie Kauffman

Cassie Kauffman

Cassie has her YogaFit Level 1 certification and currently teaches Hot Barre and KettleworX at Wilson’s. Growing up, she was active in dance and cheerleading. She got involved with group fitness and running when her best friend passed away from ovarian cancer at the age of 28. She has completed several races, half marathons, and trail races. In 2018, another instructor encouraged her to go for her aspiration of becoming an instructor so she did!

“Teaching is a great way to be a better version of myself.” Cassie has two children, ages 4 and 2, and its very important for her to stay active and healthy, especially with them watching. Working out has always been a great stress reliever and a way to clear her mind… which is necessary for her sanity! She loves teaching because she wants to provide that stress relief for others. She attended Wilson’s group fitness classes for years and has always found it motivating to work out in a group setting and push yourself with your friends. “Wilson’s has amazing members that help make the classes fun.”

Rangeline Group
United States
9:30 am - 10:30 am

BodyCombat

BodyCombat

Date: April 11

Time: 9:30 am-10:30 am

Empowering cardio workout that is fiercely energetic. Inspired by martial arts and draws from an array of disciplines such as Karate, Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi and Muay Thai. (Express = 30 or 45 minutes)

Instructor: Emily Smith

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Thu

Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Emily became an instructor at Wilson’s in 2016, just after turning 40.  She is certified in Les Mills CxWorX and BodyCombat and currently teaches both, in addition to Total Body Workout (TBW).  She played sports into college and exercise was always important to her after that.  After getting married and having kids, it became more difficult to find time and motivation to work out.  Two years after her second son was born, she finally recommitted to exercise and loves the Les Mills classes and instructors (and the playcenters!) at Wilson’s.  In fact, several years ago, her husband was offered a job in a different city and the first thing she did was research if any gyms there offered Les mills classes!  Luckily, they stayed in Columbia and five years later, she got certified in her first program, CxWorX.

Emily loves the energy of group fitness.  She became an instructor because she felt that when one is going to classes all the time, it makes sense to keep the progression going.  This was also the time that Wilson’s was getting CxWorX for the first time so she was excited to get in on the ground floor of such a great program.  She enjoys developing friendships with other instructors and getting to know them through working together.  Emily loves motivating people to work harder and make changes to their fitness levels.  Also, she secretly loves having the mic and being able to talk for an hour straight – like one giant monologue/stand-up routine!

Forum Group
United States
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Aqua Core & More

Aqua Core & More

Date: April 11

Time: 9:30 am-10:30 am

The pool offers the ideal environment to challenge core stability. Participants can strengthen their cores and increase flexibility while experiencing a nearly gravity-free workout. Water resistance in all directions, with and without equipment, gives a total body workout–cardio, strength, flexibility & balance—in 60 minutes.

Instructor: Carey Henson

Thu

Carey Henson

Carey Henson

Carey is certified in AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) and teaches Aqua Core & More at Wilson’s.  Her background is actually in martial arts and she has been training and teaching that for 20 years.  She started taking aqua classes with her mom and when her favorite instructor left, Carey was encouraged to teach.  She loves teaching because she has met some really amazing people and enjoys getting to know them!

9:35 am - 10:30 am

Barre Fitness*

Barre Fitness*

Date: April 11

Time: 9:35 am-10:30 am

55 minutes of strength and toning using dance inspired positions, moves and a barre ballet for balance. This full body conditioning class will lift the heart rate and your mood with exercises set to fun music in a supportive and high-energy environment.

ENROLL IN CLASS

 

Instructor: Becky Nielsen

Thu

Becky Nielsen

Becky Nielsen

Becky is certified in Les Mills BodyCombat, BodyPump and BodyStep and is in-house trained in various Barre formats. She loves being active and considers it her favorite hobby. A Wilson’s member for over 10 years, she started teaching in March of 2014. An avid runner, she has completed over 20 half-marathons and 4 marathons to date and continues to train in distance running.  “The classes I currently teach complement running by promoting posture, strengthening legs and core, and help the body learn to engage muscles more effectively.”

Currently, Becky teaches Barre Fitness, FIT (Females In Training), Barrelates, and loves the overall group fitness experience.  She became an instructor to help others enjoy their workouts while getting stronger. “I love being at the gym. I see exercise as rewarding and fun, and I want others to feel the same.”  The relationships and friendships made at the gym have been a huge bonus to feeling strong.

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Warm Piloga*

Warm Piloga*

Date: April 11

Time: 10:15 am-11:45 am

Awaken the deep core muscles with 30 minutes of Pilates, followed by 30 minutes of strength training with traditional yoga poses, and finish the last 30 minutes with gentle stretches to complete this trifecta.  Room will be approximately 80 degrees.

ENROLL IN CLASS

Instructor: Catina Topash

Studio: Forum Hot

Thu

Catina Topash

Catina Topash

Catina Topash is Wilson’s Group Fitness Director and oversees all programs and instructors. She is a 500 RYT,  200 E-RYT and YACEP, a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. In addition, Catina holds multiple certifications including, American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Primary Group Fitness, Flight,  KettleWorX, Aircat Aerial Yoga Certification, Les Mills BodyPump, BodyAttack, BodyFlow, BodyVive, BodyJam, BodyCombat, BodyStep, RPM, GRIT, and CXWorX, AFAA Wave I and II, AFAA Circuit, AFAA Kickboxing, AFAA Yoga, AFAA Pilates, Extreme Bootcamp Challenge, Riding the Edge Cycling, BOSU, KrankCycle, TRX,  Pilates, and Aqua Fitness.

Catina has always had a love for group fitness and when she was unhealthy and unfit, it was group fitness that gave her the commitment, sense of belonging, and accountability she needed to reach her goals. The instructors inspired her and she wanted to be that person who helped others find passion in health and fitness in a way that she was able to. Group fitness kick started her active lifestyle and since she has completed a triathlon and many races, and become an IFPA Figure Competitor, KettleWorX Master Trainer, and YogaFit Master Trainer. “I love the training process. I love learning new things and always growing and improving.”

In 2014 Catina opened the Hot Studios at Wilson’s and designed the new formats, Hot Barre and Fusion exclusively for Wilson’s. She continues to choreograph new material for these programs on a regular basis. She says it is through the connections she makes with members that she is able to make life-changing experiences for them as well as find growth in herself. Catina lives each day with gratitude, in such a way that brings santosha, Sanskrit for contentment, to her life.

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10:35 am - 11:35 am

BodyPump

BodyPump

Date: April 11

Time: 10:35 am-11:35 am

The original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute class challenges all your major muscle groups by using squats, presses, lifts, curls, etc. (Express = 30 or 45 minutes)

Instructor: Amy Appold

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Thu

Amy Appold

Amy Appold

Amy, by her own definition, is a latecomer to group fitness. She worked out for the first time in her life at age 39 after undergoing treatment for cancer, but it didn’t take long for her to become ‘addicted.’ Amy is certified in Les Mills BodyStep and BodyPump and has been teaching at Wilson’s since the fall of 2008. Becoming an instructor was the next logical goal for her once she acquired her personal fitness level as it seemed to fit her skills; Amy is a virtuoso violinist and has a vast background as a professional musician and now teaches her own violin students. Being a group fitness instructor also fit her personality. “It was a challenge, and I love a challenge.”

Amy encourages her participants to strive to reach their goals with as much detail, excellence and drive as they can. “I love it when I can help someone realize that they can do it; that they are doing it, and that they love doing it, more than they thought they would.”

As a two-time cancer survivor who began her pursuit of physical fitness later in life, she wants her members to know that it doesn’t take anything they don’t already have to become physically fit. “If I can do it, you can do it!”

Forum Group
United States
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Yoga

Yoga

Date: April 11

Time: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

This 60-minute class provides focused practice that strengthens and tones muscles, increases bone density and establishes correct body alignment through asanas, breathing technique, warm ups and relaxation.

Instructor: Ali Wood

Studio: Rangeline Group
United States

Thu

Ali Wood

Ali Wood

Alissa “Ali” Wood has been a fitness instructor since 2012 and joined the Wilson’s team in 2017.  She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and is certified in YogaFit Level 1, Les Mills BodyFlow, and Parisi.  Ali currently teaches TBW, yoga, BodyFlow, and Kickboxing.  She became an instructor because of the people; she wants to put something positive back into the world and spread knowledge.  She needs to give in order to feel a sense of purpose and she loves helping other people feel good.  Ali loves the after-glow of a good workout – when it’s finished and everyone is spent and they get the collective “ahhhh”.

A former middle school teacher and librarian, Ali loves to read and write, and never tires for learning.  She appreciates the challenge of goal-setting and thrives on creating anything from recipes to home decor… but wouldn’t call herself artsy – crafty, maybe.  For her, the creative process is the enjoyment, just like fitness!

Rangeline Group
United States
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

KettleWorX

KettleWorX

Date: April 11

Time: 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

This high-energy 45-minute routine utilizes the kettlebell. Choose your weight by color of kettle bell to custom fit this dynamic workout. Focus is on total body fat burning, toning and sculpting, and core strengthening.

Instructor: Adam Everson

Thu

Adam Everson

Adam Everson

Adam is a personal trainer, certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and teaches Kettle Circuit, TRX, and TBW classes.  He started at Wilson’s in 2018 but was an instructor for three years prior.  Adam has been active his whole life, but it wasn’t until 2015 when he decided to dedicate himself to learning more about the science behind exercise and fitness.  He is also a mental health professional with experience in exercise psychology.  His mental health training has provided insight into behavior change and motivation that he uses in his teaching.

Adam loves seeing people succeed and find enjoyment in exercise.  In his classes, he always tries to incorporate some level of education, whether its what something is, or why the class is doing it.  “Knowledge is one of the most empowering gifts you can give someone, so I always incorporate education as a means of empowering my class.”  The other part that is so rewarding about teaching is the social circle it develops.  “Just through shared experiences and proximity, you get to know the people you see every week for class without even meaning to. When someone is gone, you notice it!  So for anyone looking to find a program to stick it, I recommend coming to a weekly class!  You will begin to build those connections, and you’ll quickly find those friends will hold you accountable.”  Also, Adam enjoys a good laugh so expect at least a handful of jokes every time you take one of his classes!

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fusion Hot 60*HH

Fusion Hot 60*HH

Date: April 11

Time: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

This practice utilizes the same sequences from Hot Fusion 90 with the exception of 1 round (rather than 2) of standing strength postures and includes the fully vinyasa flow as well as 10 minutes for core, stretch and a short savasana. Not recommended during pregnancy. Please consult your physician.

HH = Happy Hour

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Instructor: Kelsey Gibson

Thu

Kelsey Gibson

Kelsey Gibson

Kelsey is certified in YogaFit Level 1 and started teaching Fusion at Wilson’s in 2018.  She was always an active person (lot of gymnastics and cheerleading throughout childhood), then began working with a personal trainer after high school.  Her fitness addiction quickly grew!

Kelsey chose to become an instructor because fitness has made such a huge impact on her life and she wanted to help others have the same experience.  She thinks everyone has that “special instructor” that has influenced their life and she wants to be that person for someone.  She loves to see others thrive and reach their goals.

What Kelsey loves most about teaching is forming new relationships with her class members.  She finds it extremely rewarding that she gets to help them take 60 minutes out of their busy schedules to give back to themselves.  She is blessed to have a job where she gets to walk alongside others in their wellness journeys.  Kelsey’s other job is a massage therapist, so she thinks the two go together like Oreos and milk!

4:25 pm - 5:25 pm

BodyPump

BodyPump

Date: April 11

Time: 4:25 pm-5:25 pm

Indoor cycling workout where you ride to the rhythm of powerful music based on your rotations per minute. Hills, flats, mountain peaks, speed work and interval training are involved.

★Due to limited space, this class requires signing-up at the front desk 30 minutes prior to class.

Instructor: Meghan McCullah

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Thu

Meghan McCullah

Meghan McCullah

Meghan is the Group Fitness Assistant Director.  She is a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, both through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She also holds certifications in Oh Baby! Fitness (a pre- and post-natal exercise program); Les Mills BodyAttack, BodyPump and RPM; Stages Indoor Cycling and Flight; Pilates; and holds her YogaFit Level 1. She currently teaches BodyPump, RPM, Hot Barre, BodyAttack, and Pilates and takes personal training clients.

When she was pregnant with her first child, Meghan was 120 pounds heavier.  “I learned how quickly lifestyle and diet can get out of control.”  Meghan came to work (with her baby) in the Wilson’s playcenter in 2006.  Being in a supportive, healthy environment led to weight loss, fitness, and education.  In 2009 she became a personal trainer and was excited to help others.  She maintained a healthy diet and weight through her other three pregnancies, and her passion for exercise grew to encompass group fitness as well.

“I love motivating people to feel empowered and successful; to do something they didn’t think they could do, or be someone they didn’t think they could be.”  She also finds it uplifting to see the camaraderie that develops within a class, training session, and the gym community.

Forum Group
United States
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Hot Barre*HH

Hot Barre*HH

Date: April 11

Time: 4:30 pm-5:15 pm

This barre inspired workout is one of the fastest, most effective ways to burn calories and get toned! Yes, Hot Barre is centered around a ballet barre and inspired by the workout routine by ballet legend Lotte Berk, but the barre is simply there to provide stability, balance, and support as you move through exercises that target the core, glutes, arms, and legs. No dance experience necessary, you just need to know these three numbers: 95 degrees, 45 minutes, 800 calories! Not recommended during pregnancy. Please consult your physician.

HH = Happy Hour

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Instructor: Evann Twitchell

Studio: Forum Hot

Thu

Evann Twitchell

Evann Twitchell

Evann joined the Wilson’s team in 2018.  Holding her YogaFit Level 1 and Anatomy and Alignment certifications, she currently teaches Fusion and Hot Barre.  She has been practicing yoga for about six years and has loved dance since childhood.  Evann recently spent two years volunteering with an organization called The Young Americans, in which she also has The Young Americans International Music Outreach Tour Certification.  They take music and dance workshops to kids around the world.  In this, she was able to learn more about fitness and dance while teaching.

After moving back to Columbia to study at Mizzou, Evann wanted to become an instructor at Wilson’s so she could continue to improve her skills as a teacher, encourage people on their wellness journeys, and keep herself accountable to her personal fitness goals in a positive, active community.  She loves getting to meet people (who she wouldn’t have otherwise met!) and to empower them to continue pursuing long-term, healthy lifestyles in uplifting and fun ways.

Evann believes it is so important to take time to take care of yourself.  She is honored to be a part of that process with everyone that comes to a class.  Also, she loves getting to know people, so please feel free to say “Hi”!

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

BodyPump

BodyPump

Date: April 11

Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

The original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute class challenges all your major muscle groups by using squats, presses, lifts, curls, etc. (Express=45 minutes or 30 minutes)

Instructor: Joy Millard

Studio: Rangeline Group
United States

Thu

Joy Millard

Joy Millard

Joy holds multiple certifications including Les Mills BodyPump and Body Flow, Yoga Fit Level 1, and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Group Fitness. She started dancing when she was six and continued through junior high. In high school, she moved on to tennis and swim team, and in college, she took many physical education classes such as bowling, dance and movement, swimming for conditioning, and beginning, intermediate and advanced racquetball. After college she missed ‘the sweat’ and vowed never to stop exercising.

She’s not sure how long she’s been at Wilson’s but knows it’s a long time because she taught through both her pregnancies, and as of 2016, her two boys are 24 and 27. Joy stays because she truly enjoys it. “I love interacting with clients, being a bit of a clown and having a good time. Fitness can be a ‘family’ activity and encouraging the class members is fun.” Joy loves the community of regular folks trying to stay active in a sedentary world. “I love changing the shapes of our bodies, calming our minds and having a good time.”

Joy currently teaches BodyPump and Yoga. And she wants her member to know, when she’s singing BodyPump songs, she’s usually making up the words.

Rangeline Group
United States
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Yoga

Yoga

Date: April 11

Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

This 60-minute class provides focused practice that strengthens and tones muscles, increases bone density and establishes correct body alignment through asanas, breathing techniques, warm ups and relaxation.

Instructor: Cortney Hutson

Thu

Cortney Hutson

Cortney Hutson

Cortney joined the Wilson’s team in 2018.  Holding her YogaFit Level 1, she currently teaches Aerial Hammock Conditioning.  She danced through high school and entertained bursts of fitness throughout life, but had no lasting interest in fitness until trying aerial silks.  The artistry combined with athleticism appealed to her.  Since becoming an aerialist, she has begun cross training with yoga, weightlifting, and running.

Cortney wanted to become an instructor to show people that fitness is for everyone.  “People are often intimidated by the gym to the point that they feel they need to become fit before they can come to the gym to get fit.”  The supportive environment of group classes takes away some of the pressure of coming to the gym.  Cortney wouldn’t be nearly as fit as she is without the encouragement of some amazing instructors – and she wants to pass that same feeling long to others.  What she loves most about teaching is the moment when something “clicks” for a participant and they nail a pose or trick for the very first time.  She wants her members to know that fitness isn’t about how much you weigh or how much you can lift; its a commitment to making the healthiest choices for your physical and mental health.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

BodyCombat

BodyCombat

Date: April 11

Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Empowering cardio workout that is fiercely energetic. Inspired by martial arts and draws from an array of disciplines such as Karate Boxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi and Muay Thai.

Instructor: Morgan Swartz

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Thu

Morgan Swartz

Morgan Swartz

Morgan is certified in Les Mills BodyCombat and BodyJam and has been teaching both at Wilson’s since 2016.  She loved attending class so much that she wanted to become an instructor!  During a class, she loves looking out at all the participants working together and pushing through a workout.

Forum Group
United States
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Fusion Hot 60*

Fusion Hot 60*

Date: April 11

Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

This practice uses the same sequences as Fusion 90 with the exception of 1 round (rather than 2) of the standing strength postures and includes the fully vinyasa flow as well as 10 minutes for core, stretch, and a short savasana. Not recommended during pregnancy. Please consult your physician.

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Instructor: Megan Carter

Studio: Forum Hot

Thu

Megan Carter

Megan Carter

Megan started teaching Aerial Yoga at Wilson’s in 2018, after earning her YogaFit Level 1 certification.  She’s been practicing yoga for about 6 years and also enjoys running and weightlifting.  She loves fitness and wanted to make it a larger part of her life by being an instructor to others.

Megan taught dance and show choir choreography while in high school and college.  She really liked that and missed the connection she got with her students, and so she knew she would enjoy teaching Aerial Yoga.  “Yoga has a special place in my heart and aerial has really helped my practice grow.”  What she likes most about teaching are her students; each has their own special skills and she loves seeing them grow in their journey.  She encourages others to never be afraid to try something new.  It may be scary at first, but it can change your life!

5:30 pm - 6:25 pm

Studio Barre*

Studio Barre*

Date: April 11

Time: 5:30 pm-6:25 pm

A fast and effective way to change the shape of your body. The use of a ballet barre and small isometric movements along with stretching allows your body to become more lifted, toned and lengthened

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Instructor: Mo Taylor

Thu

Mo Taylor

Mo Taylor

Mo started at Wilson’s in January 2018 and currently teaches Studio Barre, Chair Yoga, and Zumba.  Her certifications include her RYT-200 and Zumba, and she has been teaching since June 2016.  Mo began teaching so she could share her passion for finding fun ways to stay fit and help others understand how the body works.  She loves showing people different ways to achieve something.  “You can adapt anything to fit your body!”

Mo grew up playing multiple sports (swimming, gymnastics, soccer, competitive softball), practicing yoga, working with personal trainers, and participating in a variety of group fitness classes.  She has been active her whole life, beginning in the womb.  Her mother was a Jazzercise and aerobics instructor, teaching right up until Mo was born; in fact, she was on her way to teach a class when Mo decided they needed to make a detour to the hospital … so you could say she was born to teach!

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

KettleWorX

KettleWorX

Date: April 11

Time: 5:30 pm-6:15 pm

This high-energy 45-minute routine utilizes the kettlebell. Choose your weight by color of kettle bell to custom fit this dynamic workout. Focus is on total body fat burning, toning and sculpting, and core strengthening.

Instructor: Robin May

Thu

Robin May

Robin May

Robin is certified in KettleWorX, indoor cycling and TRX. Before becoming an instructor, Robin took spinning classes at Wilson’s in 2001 and fell in love with its intensity and cross training benefits. In high school she enjoyed competitive sports, especially basketball and volleyball. After marrying a runner in 1994, she slowly, but surely became serious about running. Starting in 2000 she has competed races of all distances including three marathons and several duathlons.

Robin has always been an athlete, but after she started her exercise routine and healthy eating as an adult, she lost 40 lbs. She wanted to help others and inspire them in ways that were personal to her. “I understand what it’s like to be self-conscious about body image and I want to help people in that struggle.”  When she became an instructor in 2007, she started with indoor cycling. And when she needed a new challenge, she found it with KettleWorX in 2014. Robin currently teaches KettleWorX and Hot Barre at Wilson’s.

“Teaching motivates me to live fitness as a lifestyle. It also challenges me both physically and mentally and I enjoy that added dimension of the workout. Plus, I really like being in charge!“ Above all, she loves her members and the friendships that have come from her classes. And she loves for new people to try her classes. Teaching gives her a chance to be a cheerleader for others in their fitness journey. “It is so exciting to see people transform their lives!” I love for new people to try my classes. I get excited to see new faces, especially at 5:30 a.m.!

5:40 pm - 6:25 pm

RPM★

RPM★

Date: April 11

Time: 5:40 pm-6:25 pm

Indoor cycling workout where you ride to the rhythm of powerful music based on your rotations per minute. Hills, flats, mountain peaks, speed work and interval training are involved.

★Due to limited space, this class requires signing-up at the front desk 30 minutes prior to class.

Instructor: Brenda Heavin

Thu

Brenda Heavin

Brenda Heavin

Brenda has been a familiar face at Wilson’s since 2000, when she got her start as a fitness instructor teaching kickboxing, then spinning.  After a few moves and a break to focus on her school and classroom, Brenda came back as instructor in 2017, earning her certifications in Les Mills RPM and Stages Flight.  She currently teaches both.

Brenda wanted to become an instructor because teaching comes naturally for her.  She enjoys team workouts and making it fun!  She loves the relationships she has built with her members.  She loves group fitness, and her other passion is teaching first graders!  Brenda has been married to her husband, James, for 26 years.  They have a daughter attending Mizzou and a son at Rock Bridge high school.

6:00 pm - 6:55 pm

Journey

Journey

Date: April 11

Time: 6:00 pm-6:55 pm

A 60-min combo of intervals and hill training for the cycling enthusiast or anyone who likes to sweat.

Instructor: Meshelle Stewart

Studio: Rangeline Cycling
United States

Thu

Meshelle Stewart

Meshelle Stewart

Meshelle has been a Wilson’s instructor for over 20 and is currently teaching Journey classes.  She holds spinning certifications in Mad Dogg Athletes and Johnny G, as well as Les Mills RPM.  She enjoys outdoor cycling, too, spending time riding on mountain bike trails and the MKT, and even participated in both road and mountain bike races.  Her passion for cycling and desire to help others achieve their fitness goals led her to become the instructor she is today!

Meshelle has developed many long-term friendships over the past decades with her wonderful Wilson’s members.  She is truly grateful for each person that comes to her classes!

Rangeline Cycling
United States
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Boxing/Kickboxing*

Boxing/Kickboxing*

Date: April 11

Time: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

This class begins with a 15-minute high intensity warm up, moves into 30 minutes of boxing/kickboxing along with intervals including sled work, tires, speed bag, slam balls, and rogue balls, and finishes with 15 minutes of core work. Gloves are recommended.

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Instructor: Ali Wood

Studio: MAC Group

Thu

Ali Wood

Ali Wood

Alissa “Ali” Wood has been a fitness instructor since 2012 and joined the Wilson’s team in 2017.  She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and is certified in YogaFit Level 1, Les Mills BodyFlow, and Parisi.  Ali currently teaches TBW, yoga, BodyFlow, and Kickboxing.  She became an instructor because of the people; she wants to put something positive back into the world and spread knowledge.  She needs to give in order to feel a sense of purpose and she loves helping other people feel good.  Ali loves the after-glow of a good workout – when it’s finished and everyone is spent and they get the collective “ahhhh”.

A former middle school teacher and librarian, Ali loves to read and write, and never tires for learning.  She appreciates the challenge of goal-setting and thrives on creating anything from recipes to home decor… but wouldn’t call herself artsy – crafty, maybe.  For her, the creative process is the enjoyment, just like fitness!

6:20 pm - 7:05 pm

PiYo

PiYo

Date: April 11

Time: 6:20 pm-7:05 pm

Ideal for anyone and everyone, PiYo is the innovative yoga-influenced workout that builds strength, improves flexibility, and tones muscles.  These low-impact, dynamic, flowing sequences are meant to deliver real results!  Get ready to sweat, stretch and strengthen with PiYo.

Instructor: Shelby O’Keefe

Thu

Shelby O’Keefe

Shelby O’Keefe

Shelby is new to Wilson’s this year, but has been a fitness instructor since 2016. She fell in love with group fitness in college and has always enjoyed attending classes. She is a former Turbo Kick instructor, but became certified in PiYo. She loves it because it combines fun, upbeat music with the strength and flexibility of a yoga/Pilates class.

Shelby wanted to become an instructor because she loves sharing her passion for health and fitness with others. “No matter where a person is on their health journey, there is always a way for them to have a great time while being active and moving their body. I want people to enjoy fitness and find what works best for them.” What she enjoys most about teaching is meeting new people and encouraging them to do their best, but still have fun! Besides teaching classes, Shelby loves the outdoors and can often be found walking her dog or spending time in nature.

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Pilates*

Pilates*

Date: April 11

Time: 6:30 pm-7:15 pm

This class incorporates the classic Pilates style of core, stretch, and total body strength. The instructors will use personalized modification so that all levels receive a quality workout that fits their needs and goals. Props such as weighted balls, magic circles, foam rollers, or Bosu balls may be utilized in the class.

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Instructor: Suzanne Kelley

Thu

Suzanne Kelley

Suzanne Kelley

Suzanne is certified in Pilates and started teaching it at Wilson’s in 2019.

6:35 pm - 7:20 pm

Sh’Bam

Sh’Bam

Date: April 11

Time: 6:35 pm-7:20 pm

This dance program lets everyone become a star of their own dance-out, with hot yet simple moves that anyone can cut loose to. Join the Revolution!

Instructor: Amanda Oleiro

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Thu

Amanda Oleiro

Amanda Oleiro

Amanda knows how to bring fun to fitness, and, as a former competitive swimmer, runner and rower, she knows how to push her body to the limit. Applying that combination to her teaching makes her members work hard and love every minute of it. Amanda has been teaching at Wilson’s since 2013 with a certification in Les Mills Sh’Bam. She also teaches Hot Barre in the hot studio.

Group fitness helped Amanda appreciate all her body does for her. “I wanted to be an instructor in hopes of giving back and helping others feel the same appreciation.” The best thing she likes about teaching is ‘getting goofy and sassy’ in order to put smiles on the faces of her participants. “I love getting to know members. If you ever want to talk fitness and fun, by all means, come talk to me.”

Forum Group
United States
6:35 pm - 7:35 pm

Aerial Conditioning & Training*

Aerial Conditioning & Training*

Date: April 11

Time: 6:35 pm-7:35 pm

This class will consist of 15-20 minutes of aerial-based warm up and conditioning followed by aerial training time to practice the skills learned in Intro to Aerial Fabrics and Aerial Fabrics Levels 1 and 2. Prerequisite: Must complete Intro to Aerial Fabrics and have instructor approval to participate in this class. Not recommended during pregnancy. Please consult your physician.

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Instructor: Erin Jensen

Thu

Erin Jensen

Erin Jensen

Erin started teaching Aerial Conditioning and Training at Wilson’s in 2018, but has over 27 years of aerial experience.  She grew up in Redlands, CA and joined the All-American Youth Circus in 1992 when she was 9. She spent 8 years training in acrogymnastics, high wire, multiple and single trapeze, Spanish web, Lyra, aerial ribbon, handbalancing, and was a trainer for swinging ladders. In 2001, she joined the American Acrobats, a professional troupe also located in Redlands, CA. She trained and performed aerial ribbon, poles, duo, single and bungee trapeze, Spanish web, duo balancing, Trio Girls, contortion and Lyra all across the United States and Canada.

Some notable corporate events, trade shows and private parties include Honda, Symbol, Fuji Film, the premier of Spiderman, the unveiling of Reyataz, the Gemological Institute of America, the Playboy Mansion, Sea World San Diego and the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver, BC. She has also done been a stunt double on “Malcolm in the Middle” and stunt performer on “One on One” and a double for Jewel.

Being an aerial instructor is in her blood!  She loves seeing students push themselves, get stronger, then impress themselves with their progress.  She wants members to know that sometimes aerial can look and feel intimidating, but everyone started in the same place.  Remember to have patience with your body and keep pushing through – you will see results!

6:35 pm - 7:35 pm

BodyJam

BodyJam

Date: April 11

Time: 6:35 pm-7:35 pm

Lose yourself in the dance-inspired cardio workout to the latest dance styles and hottest new sounds and burn up to 800 calories in the fastest 60 minutes you’ve ever worked out! (Express = 30 or 45 minutes)

Instructor: Kimberly Uffmann

Studio: Rangeline Group
United States

Thu

Kimberly Uffmann

Kimberly Uffmann

Kim holds a certification with Les Mills in BodyJam, which she received in March of 2016. She began teaching for Wilson’s shortly after. “Dance has always been my form of fitness. I danced in high school, and after that, I took classes at MCB here in Columbia. When my class was cancelled, I found BodyJam.” It didn’t take long for Kim to realize she ‘needed’ to become an instructor, she just had to wait for the rest of her life to fall into place before she could make it happen. Her instructor, Kelly Lancey, was a big influence and encouraged Kim to go to training. It was in Kelly’s classes that Kim found a dance outlet where she could really let go and add her own flair. Now, as an instructor herself, Kim loves having the opportunity to encourage others just as she was encouraged. “I want them to come and sweat and get a great workout, but also to have fun, let loose, and put their own feelings into the movements.”

While Kim loves the music and the dancing, her favorite part of teaching is sharing all of it with an amazing group of people. “My Jammers are my family! We support one another both inside and outside of the gym. I can be having the worst day and when I get in that room with them I can feed off of their positive energy! I love hearing how they feel the same and that they ‘need’ their jam time, too!”

Kim is also a kindergarten teacher in Columbia and recently graduated from MU, obtaining her certificate for administration. She lives with her husband, Bryce and fur baby, Maize.

 

Rangeline Group
United States
6:40 pm - 7:25 pm

Flight*

Flight*

Date: April 11

Time: 6:40 pm-7:25 pm

Stages Flight invites the indoor cyclist into a whole new world of exciting experiences, challenges and competitions. With Stages Flight, cyclists can race against themselves, each other or even the clock. Each rider has a customized intensity profile based on % max watt produced by the Stages Power Meter, the same device that Team Sky, winner of the Tour de France, trained on. You’ll feel like you’re truly in the zone as images displayed on a large screen create one-of-a-kind experiences.

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Instructor: Brenda Heavin

Thu

Brenda Heavin

Brenda Heavin

Brenda has been a familiar face at Wilson’s since 2000, when she got her start as a fitness instructor teaching kickboxing, then spinning.  After a few moves and a break to focus on her school and classroom, Brenda came back as instructor in 2017, earning her certifications in Les Mills RPM and Stages Flight.  She currently teaches both.

Brenda wanted to become an instructor because teaching comes naturally for her.  She enjoys team workouts and making it fun!  She loves the relationships she has built with her members.  She loves group fitness, and her other passion is teaching first graders!  Brenda has been married to her husband, James, for 26 years.  They have a daughter attending Mizzou and a son at Rock Bridge high school.

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Yoga Nidra Meditation*

Yoga Nidra Meditation*

Date: April 11

Time: 6:45 pm-7:15 pm

In Yoga Nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light withdrawal of the five senses (pratyahara) with four of his or her senses internalized, that is, withdrawn, and only the hearing still connects to the instructions. The yogic goal of both paths, Yoga Nidra and meditation, are the same, a state of meditative consciousness called Samadhi. No teacher present and props to aid in comfort are welcome. Room will be approximately 80 degrees.

Instructor: N/A

Studio: Forum Hot

Thu

N/A

N/A

7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Rooftop Yoga★

Rooftop Yoga★

Date: April 11

Time: 7:15 pm-8:15 pm

Rooftop Yoga is a 60-minute class on a rooftop deck that is taught at a moderate intensity level with options offered to decrease and increase intensity. The rooftop sights and sounds of downtown Columbia will inspire students as they enjoy their yoga practice.

★Due to limited space, this class requires signing-up at the front desk 30 minutes prior to class.

 

 

 

Instructor: Amy Eultgen

Thu

Amy Eultgen

Amy Eultgen

Amy has been teaching yoga since 2011 and has been on the Wilson’s team since 2013, currently teaching Rooftop Yoga and Gentle Yoga.  She completed her 200 RYT in 2014 through Yoga Alliance.  Amy’s fitness background includes a mixed gym bag of several half marathons, kickboxing classes, cycling, swimming, weightlifting, yoga, volleyball, and anything that gets her blood pumping!

Amy became an instructor because she wanted to co-facilitate the empowered feelings of moving, exploring, and learning about the body, just as she experienced in yoga classes.  Nothing warms her heart more than when people in class ask how each other are doing and genuinely respond.  She loves how this community that has evolved is so supportive and powerful and she is grateful to be a part of it.  “As we each discover more about ourselves through movement and stillness, I can see the ripple effect occur, as we are more patient, honest, and respectful towards one another.”

7:25 pm - 7:55 pm

GRIT

GRIT

Date: April 11

Time: 7:25 pm-7:55 pm

High-intensity interval training (HIIT), one of the hottest fitness trends on the planet, is the fastest way to get fit and in shape. Short, sharp bursts of effort allow you to reach maximum training zones and that’s the secret to athletic performance.

Instructor: Eric Blumberg

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Thu

Eric Blumberg

Eric Blumberg

Eric started teaching at Wilson’s in 2013, when he became certified in Les Mills GRIT.  An ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, he also taught Les Mills CxWorX and BodyPump for a time, but then decided to focus solely on his first love… GRIT, which he dubs “the toughest workout in the gym”.  Eric likes to be challenged to push his personal limits and so he brings that same feeling to his classes.  He challenges his GRIT family to push themselves past what they think they can do to reach their next level of fitness.

Eric doesn’t call what he does ‘teaching’ class… instead, he’s ‘coaching’ class.  He’s encouraging and motivating his class to reach new heights.  When class is done, he enjoys getting to know his participants better so it feels like a family.  People in his class ask where someone is when a regular doesn’t make it.  Eric also runs a GRIT Facebook page called Wilson’s GRIT Athletes, where he posts articles about the benefits of HIIT (high intensity interval training) and why it’s great for you.  In the summer, he holds GRIT at the Beach Club; a special class outside where participants earn a free day for themselves and a friend at the Beach Club.

Forum Group
United States
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