An A to Z Guide to GEX Classes

Woman on BikeEvery month, we roll out a new schedule of Group Exercises (GEX) classes at AHWC. Interested in learning more about the different types of GEX classes we hold? Take a peek at our comprehensive guide to each class below:

This approach to yoga focuses on slower transitions and longer periods spent in each pose. The methodical placement of each pose allows for the maximum benefit of each posture.

This fast-paced aqua aerobics class will keep you moving with innovative routines featuring flowing movements, jumps, kicks and more! This class is sure to get you aqua fit while being easy on your joints.

Interval water aerobics offers the benefits of anaerobic and aerobic intervals for a fat-burning total body workout in a non-impact setting.

This class utilizes the ballet barre and builds through a progression of movements to work the entire body. Intense yet low impact, this class will stabilize your core while training major muscle groups as well as the smaller muscles in the thighs and seat. A final stretch encourages muscle length and balance.
Barre Conditioning classes require a reservation beginning 24 hours prior to the start of class. Please contact the Front Desk at 303-724-9355. Late arrivals may result in the loss of your reserved spot.

Les Mills Bodycombat

This is a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness and burn up to 740 calories* in a class. No experience needed. Learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu. Release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ. Bring your best fighter attitude and leave inhibitions at the door.

Ideal for anyone and everyone, BODYFLOW® is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body, and your life.
An inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace strength building elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. You’ll build flexibility, strengthen your entire body, and leave the class feeling calm and centered.

The original barbell class, will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body, fast! Focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movements, you’ll burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle. Admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis and a ticket to class is required – please pick up your ticket at the front desk up to 60 minutes before the class start time.
*A ticket is required for entrance to BODYPUMP® and can be picked up at the front desk up to 60 minutes prior to class start time.

Execute multiple athletic movements and a variety of intensities. designed to take you to a new level of fitness. Cross-train between jump rope, boxing drills, cardio step circuits, sit-ups, push-ups, weight training movements and so much more.

Simple, athletic movements performed in short, explosive intervals for an efficient, effective cardio workout. Timed anaerobic work (based on your heart rate monitor or rate of perceived exertion) is followed by aerobic recovery to stimulate improved cardiovascular performance while burning fat and calories. One of the benefits of HIIT is that the calories keep burning even after you’ve completed the workout!

A strong core is the foundation of your fitness program. In this class, you will work your entire core from every angle – front, back, and sides – for a strong, sleek midsection.

It’s a revolution! A total fitness approach to enhance competence in all components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance for improved overall wellness and fat loss.

Our cycling classes provide a low-impact, customized intensity workout that will help you push your fitness to a new level. 30-minute classes are a great option for beginners!

Essentrics is a dynamic workout that lengthens and strengthens every muscle in the body, resulting in greater joint mobility and lean, long muscles. This completely original workout draws on tai chi, ballet, and physiotherapy, combined to create health and balance, long and lean muscles, and create a pain-free body.

This an intense, detoxifying, empowering and completely engaging practice. It is a challenging strength and stamina focused class that provides a powerful workout. This class will help you attain a stronger, more toned yoga body and a calmer, more focused mind.

This is a lower intensity, low impact water class designed to train the body for functional movement on land. Low-intensity aerobic activities combined with toning make for a total body experience. The instructor may use water noodles.

Water aerobics offers a total body workout in a no-impact setting. We combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises to provide you with a complete workout. Whether you are rehabilitating from an injury or simply looking for something new to try, come experience H2O!

Hatha is one of the most commonly practiced forms of yoga where the breath guides each posture. Hatha Yoga tries to achieve the balance between body and mind as well as attempts to free the more subtle spiritual elements of the mind through physical poses.

If you love to dance, or would love to learn to dance, this is the class for you! In this class, hip-hop and dance moves are choreographed to high energy and motivating music. All moves are broken down and simplified step by step in order to ensure that everyone can participate.

Think “long lean body.” This class focuses on strength and flexibility of the entire core. Based on the traditional studies of Joseph Pilates, these exercises combine core activities and breathing/relaxation for rock-solid results. All levels welcome.

This is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, and plyometrics into a 45-minute series. Burn calories, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music! Rock out. Work out.

This an intense, detoxifying, empowering and completely engaging practice. It is a challenging strength and stamina focused class that provides a powerful workout. This class will help you attain a stronger, more toned yoga body and a calmer, more focused mind.

Les Mills RPM

RPM™ is a group indoor cycling workout where you control the intensity. RPM™ is fun, low impact and you can burn up to 675 calories a session. With great music pumping and the group spinning as one, your instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints, and flat riding to reach your cardio peak then ease back down, keeping pace with the pack to lift your personal performance and boost your cardio fitness.

For those who are beginners to flow yoga or who wish to practice at a slower pace, this class is a perfect way to end the day – nourishing body and mind.

Step Aerobics is the long-standing icon of group fitness classes. Move and shake up-and-over your step. Combinations are broken down and taught building up to a fun routine – all while giving you a great cardiovascular workout.

This class alternates simple step moves with strength training exercises for an interval-based workout that truly works every muscle group and never disappoints.

De-stress with this breath-centric class. Smooth movements help participants achieve better posture, flexibility, balance, and strength while meditation helps to improve focus. All levels welcome.

Tabata protocol calls for short bouts of high-intensity effort followed by a short recovery period. Tabata is followed by 15 minutes of core work. This class is short in length but high in results.

This total body class focuses on achieving muscular strength through simply choreographed exercises targeting all muscle groups.

Join us on the treadmill for an interval-based workout designed to maximize fat burning. Energy system development training allows you to get a killer workout in 30 minutes!

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) on a bike! You will achieve an effective cardio workout in just 30 minutes. HIIT is scientifically proven to return rapid results. Turn & Burn combines short bursts of high intensity, where you work at maximum effort, followed by a short recovery that prepares you for the next effort. It’s just 30 minutes and you vary the intensity – great for beginners to group cycling!

Universal Yoga uses static and dynamic postures for the arms, legs, and spine as well as breath practices, sound, and visualization techniques to influence the mind and body toward a meditative state. All levels welcome.

Yin is a slower style of yoga which brings deep stretches over multi facial pathways. Postures are typically held for longer periods offering vast advances and range of motion without fatiguing muscles. Yin yoga works more on neuromuscular strength and adaptability. A great compliment to harder workouts or a refreshing perspective on for more experienced yoga practitioners.

This class is slow-paced and ideal for beginners, as well as intermediate and advanced students who want to work on their alignment, building strength and increasing flexibility.


Zumba combines high energy, captivating music with Latin inspired moves that will leave you asking for more. We’re not kidding! Zumba is a “feel good” workout geared toward all levels. Think you’re not a dancer? No problem! We bet you’ll find the dancer within. All levels welcome.


Are you ready to challenge yourself? Join us for the Fall into GEX Challenge this October! The more new classes you try, the more chances you have to win prizes. Visit the front desk for more information and check out our Group Ex Schedule for a full listing of times.

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