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BODYPUMP Launch for release 99!

Saturday, October 1st  | 9:30am-10:30am

Join Seattle Athletic Club as we launch BODYPUMP 99 this Fall! Fitness clubs in over 70 countries around the world have implemented BODYPUMP into their Group Exercise line-up and have seen positive results. Les Mills, the creator of BODYPUMP™ has established the world’s best fitness formula for results and fun.

Here are the top 10 reasons to join class!

Reason #1

  • BODYPUMP burns calories!  This class offers a variety of athletic movements requiring energy from all three energy systems making your caloric expenditure peak during and after class.

Reason #2

  • BODYPMP will increase your lean muscle mass by improving muscle strength and endurance.

Reason #3

  • BODYPUMP tones muscles without bulking you up while still making you stronger.

Reason #4

  • BODYPUMP will increase your metabolism and make positive changes to your body shape!

Reason #5

  • BODYPUMP increases bone density making your bones stronger and decrease the risk of osteoporosis.

Reason #6

  • BODYPUMP will improve your posture by increasing your core strength and core stability.

Reason #7

  • BODYPUM is self-regulated.  It allows each participant to progressively increase weight, range and intensity of movement to achieve relative results on a continuing basis.

Reason #8

  • BODYPUMP is for everyone!  Whether your goals are weight loss, muscle toning, general conditioning or if you are pregnant, this class can be adjusted to suit your needs.

Reason #9

  • BODYPUMP allows you to maintain a high level of intensity for the entire duration of the class, which will help you develop and challenge your cardiovascular system.

Reason #10

  • BODYPUMP brings the best weight room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls into the studio and combines them with great music and awesome instructors.

Whatever reason you choose to attend BODYPUMP, you will not be disappointed with the results!  Join us for the launch or any of our regularly scheduled classes to make a positive change in your body today.

Please refer to our Group Exercise class schedule for a list of classes to fit your needs.

PE Replacement Program

Unfortunately, the trend of education at the high school level seems to leave little to no time to accomplish PE requirements on top of everything else for college prep. With our focus being the exact opposite, we would like to make sure that health and fitness stays an integral part of your teenager’s life. Besides, without good health, what does that leave us with? We want to help! If your teen needs help with fulfilling their PE requirements, we have a few different options to choose from.

  • Teen Personal Training program: Work on your fitness with our trainers in private workouts twice a week.
  • Sampler Package: An intro to everything we have to offer including different classes and a couple private workouts
  • Group exercise option: Attend group exercise classes with other members for a fun high energy workout.

The Process:
Parent and teen will meet with the Fitness Director, or Group Exercise Director to sort out which plan is best suited and how many hours are required to be fulfilled. We understand hourly requirements and schedules vary and we will do our best to accommodate and shift where needed.

  • Ask about pricing

 

For more information please contact Fitness Director, Jacob Luckey, at jluckey@sacdt.com.

PE Replacement Program

Unfortunately, the trend of education at the high school level seems to leave little to no time to accomplish PE requirements on top of everything else for college prep. With our focus being the exact opposite, we would like to make sure health and fitness stay an integral part and priority of your teenager’s life. Besides, without good health, what does that leave us with? We want to help! If your teen needs help with fulfilling their PE requirements, we have a few different options to choose from.

Teen Personal Training program:

  • Work on your fitness with our trainers in private workouts twice a week.

Sampler Package:

  • An intro to everything we have to offer including different classes and a couple private workouts

Group exercise option:

  • Attend group exercise classes with other members for a fun high energy workout.

The Process:

  • Parent and teen will meet with the Fitness Director, or Group Exercise Director to sort out which plan is best suited and how many hours are required to be fulfilled. We understand hourly requirements and schedules vary and we will do our best to accommodate and shift where needed.

For more information please contact Fitness Director, Jacob Galloway at jgalloway@sacdt.com.

Ask about pricing

Class Changes starting July 1st

New Classes! – Group Exercise

  •  Tues. 7:15am P90X/Turbo Kick! Start date July 5th.
  • Thurs. 7:15am INSANITY! Start date July 7th.

Cancelled Classes – Cycle & Group Exercise

  • Friday 6:00pm Power Cycle. Last class July 1st.
  • Tues. Interval Training. Last class June 28th.
  • Thurs. INSANITY. Last class June 30th.

For more information, please contact our Group Fitness Director, Anna Miller  at  amiller@sacdt.com or 206-443-1111 ext 259.

PE Subsidization Program

On-going

There is a trend of education institutes cutting and/or leaving little to no time to accomplish PE requirements on top of everything else for college prep. We want to offer a way for your students to stay healthy with instruction from qualified fitness professionals and get education credits from your school.  If your teen needs help with fulfilling their PE requirements, we have a few different options to choose from.

Process:

Parent and teen will meet with the Fitness director, or personal trainer to sort out which plan is best suited and how many hours are required to be fulfilled. We understand that hour requirements and schedules vary and we will do our best to accommodate and shift where needed.

Teen Training program – $360

  • 2 – 60 minute workouts per week

The Sampler Package – $250

  • An intro to everything we have to offer. Your teen is required to attend each format of group exercise 2 times and obtain instructor initials after each class.  Formats include:
    • Spin, BODYPUMP, Mat Pilates, Yoga, Water Aerobics
  • They will also have 1 private lessons with the following:
    • Personal trainers, Swim instructor, Pilates, Squash,

Group exercise option – Complimentary

Your youth is required to complete 8 hours of group exercise classes obtaining instructor initials at the end of each class.

 

For more information, please contact our Fitness Director, Jacob Galloway, at jgalloway@sacdt.com.

Group Exercise Class Etiquette

The Seattle Athletic Clubs boasts over 50 group exercise classes a week! Have you tried one yet? As an instructor, I have a short list of suggestions that will make your and the instructor’s experience richer and safer.

  1. Introduce yourself to the instructor before class begins.
  2. Instructors will notice your presence in class, even if you sneak in and go straight to the back row! So, introduce yourself and inform him/her of any injuries you’re dealing with so he/she can be aware of your condition.
  3. Show up on time (means 5 minutes early to set up your equipment). Instructors build their class around a warm-up and a cool-down, and if you miss the warm up you may hurt yourself.
  4. Ask questions!       After class, approach the instructor to ask any questions about an exercise or concept you didn’t understand.       Instructors love to talk shop.
  5. And finally, give feedback! Whether a compliment or a suggestion, an instructor will want to know what you thought. Let his/her manager know what you thought as well because feedback (positive or negative) can only sharpen our awareness and hone our skills to make us better instructors.

We hope to see you in class!

Spice up your workout!

Keep your New Years resolution alive by mixing up your workout and staying motivated. Group exercise classes such as Yoga, cycle, sports conditioning, dance or resistant classes are ways to liven up your workout while staying motivated and having fun. Before you lose site of your goals branch out into other areas of fitness training. Who knows, you might even enjoy it!

Group, by definition, is more than one person. Therefore, more conservative guidelines are set for group exercise than that of a personal trainer who works one-on-one or a coach who works with a well-trained athlete. Due to the nature of group exercise, an educated instructor will evaluate two main components-effectiveness and potential risk. With that in mind, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America or AFAA, which is a nationally recognized organization for group exercise certifications, has developed five questions an instructor should consider when putting together a safe and effective workout for participants.

First, what is the purpose of the exercise? Consider muscular strength or endurance, cardiorespiratory conditioning, flexibility, warm-up, skill development, and stress reduction. Secondly, are you doing that effectively? Consider proper range, speed or body position against gravity. Third, does the exercise create any safety concerns? Consider potential stress areas, environmental concerns or movement control. Fourth, can you maintain proper alignment and form for the duration of the exercise? Consider form, alignment, and stabilization. Finally, for whom is the exercise appropriate or inappropriate? Consider modifications to increase or decrease the level of intensity based on fitness levels.

When choosing a class that suits your needs, consider your goals whether they are flexibility, cardio-fitness or strength training. Once you have determined this, grab a schedule and jump in! Before you begin a new class, it’s always a good idea to talk with the instructor before class. He or she can provide valuable information as to what you can expect and what you may want to do to modify. Keep in mind, the first couple of times you try anything new it will seem awkward. The key is to keep going back. The more you participate, the better you will become. The energy in the class provided from the instructor, the music and the workout will inspire you to return and reach your fitness goals.

If you are ready to branch out and try something new to help your fitness goals become a reality, try a group exercise class today!

Spice Up Your Resolutions with a Group Class

Keep your New Years resolution alive by mixing up your workout and staying motivated. Group exercise classes such as Yoga, cycle, sports conditioning, dance or resistant classes are ways to liven up your workout while staying motivated and having fun. Before you lose site of your goals branch out into other areas of fitness training. Who knows, you might even enjoy it!

Group, by definition, is more than one person. Therefore, more conservative guidelines are set for group exercise than that of a personal trainer who works one-on-one or a coach who works with a well-trained athlete. Due to the nature of group exercise, an educated instructor will evaluate two main components-effectiveness and potential risk. With that in mind, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America or AFAA, which is a nationally recognized organization for group exercise certifications, has developed five questions an instructor should consider when putting together a safe and effective workout for participants.

First, what is the purpose of the exercise? Consider muscular strength or endurance, cardiorespiratory conditioning, flexibility, warm-up, skill development, and stress reduction. Secondly, are you doing that effectively? Consider proper range, speed or body position against gravity. Third, does the exercise create any safety concerns? Consider potential stress areas, environmental concerns or movement control. Fourth, can you maintain proper alignment and form for the duration of the exercise? Consider form, alignment, and stabilization. Finally, for whom is the exercise appropriate or inappropriate? Consider modifications to increase or decrease the level of intensity based on fitness levels.

When choosing a class that suits your needs, consider your goals whether they are flexibility, cardio-fitness or strength training. Once you have determined this, grab a schedule and jump in! Before you begin a new class, it’s always a good idea to talk with the instructor before class. He or she can provide valuable information as to what you can expect and what you may want to do to modify. Keep in mind, the first couple of times you try anything new it will seem awkward. The key is to keep going back. The more you participate, the better you will become. The energy in the class provided from the instructor, the music and the workout will inspire you to return and reach your fitness goals.

If you are ready to branch out and try something new to help your fitness goals become a reality, try a group exercise class today!

Cure the Winter Blues and Increase Your Energy During the Winter Months

The northwest is known for cold, wet weather during the winter months. Don’t let the weather be an excuse to avoid training. In fact, you can cure the winter blues and increase your energy by maintaining your workout routine during the winter months. In addition, moderate exercise can bolster your immune system, which means less sick time during flu season.

The best way to stay motivated to exercise is to choose activities that inspire you. If you can’t find the exact activity indoors, take this opportunity to maintain your fitness level during the winter months by trying something new. A great way to mix up your routine is to add group exercise classes to your workout.

The idea behind group exercise is to enhance all health related components of fitness under the guidance of a qualified group exercise instructor. These components include cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. A typical group exercise class is 60 minutes long and consists of a warm-up, cardiorespiratory segment and/or muscular strength and endurance segment, core work, cool-down and stretching.

Seattle Athletic Club Downtown offers a variety of free classes that cater to all levels and abilities. If you are looking to shape your body and maintain muscle tone, a BODYPUMP, Power Sculpt or Yoga class would be a great option. If you would like to maintain your cardiovascular fitness a Power Cycle, Cardio Blast or Zumba class would benefit you. If you would like to maintain flexibility a Focus on Flexibility class in the Mind/Body studio would be a great option. Whatever your needs may be, you have the variety you are looking for in Group Exercise classes.

It’s easy to get started. Pick up a Group Exercise & Cycle Schedule and a Mind/Body schedule at the front desk or on-line and decide what classes suit your needs. Once you decide on the classes that will motivate you to succeed give them a try! Make sure to introduce yourself to the instructor at the beginning of class and ask any questions you may have. In addition, make sure to wear proper attire and footwear. Lastly, make sure you are well hydrated before, during and after class.

The key to your success is in your hands. Make this winter the best ever by maintaining your fitness level, trying something new and having fun while doing it!

Group Exercise Class Etiquette

The Seattle Athletic Clubs boasts over 50 group exercise classes a week! Have you tried one yet? As an instructor, I have a short list of suggestions that will make your and the instructor’s experience richer and safer.

  1. Introduce yourself to the instructor before class begins. Instructors will notice your presence in class, even if you sneak in and go straight to the back row! So, introduce yourself and inform him/her of any injuries your dealing with so he/she can be aware of your condition.
  2. Show up on time (means 5 minutes early to set up your equipment). Instructors build their class around a warm-up and a cool-down, and if you miss the warm up you may hurt yourself.
  3. Ask questions! After class, approach the instructor to ask any questions about an exercise or concept you didn’t understand. Instructors love to talk shop.
  4. And finally, give feedback! Whether a compliment or a suggestion, an instructor will want to know what you thought. Let his/her manager know what you thought as well because feedback (positive or negative) can only sharpen our awareness and hone our skills to make us better instructors.

Try using our “Find a Class” feature on our site to select classes that you are interested in. We hope to see you in class!