Get moving WITH A GROUP.

Classes are a great way to ensure a complete workout, while focusing on a specific fitness interest. During our 30 to 90 minute classes, one of our skilled instructors takes participants through a head-to-toe cardiovascular, strength, yoga or combination workout.

Our classes are structured to challenge you at any fitness level, from low-impact options to recommendations that raise the intensity of your workout. All of our fitness classes are held at the Arena District Athletic Club.

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Current Classes

Strength Training

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Learn how to use strength training equipment and burn calories.

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Aerobic

Overview:

Cardiovascular exercise, also known as aerobic exercise, uses large muscle groups, continued over relatively long periods of time. When you participate in cardiovascular exercise, your heart rate and breathing rate become elevated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend two hours and thirty minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity every week for health benefits to occur. Since cardiovascular exercise requires energy, the food that you eat, and fat stored in your adipose tissue are used as fuel when you exercise. The longer your exercise session is, the more calories you will burn. When the readily available glucose is used up in your blood, your body will resort to burning extra fat, therefore increasing your chances for successful weight loss. Cardiovascular exercise will also increase muscle tone, which will increase your basal metabolic rate, or the amount of calories it takes to sustain your body's functions at rest. If you want to add some variety to your workout routine, the Athletic Club offers numerous group fitness classes. The beauty of taking all kinds of classes is the fact that you'll keep your cardiovascular workouts fresh and avoid boredom in the process. Here are 4 group fitness classes for you to try as you hit the gym. Group Fitness Classes are held at the Arena District Athletic Club which is conveniently located in the Arena District in downtown Columbus, near surrounding neighborhoods including Grandview, the Short North, Victorian Village, and German Village.

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Mind & Body

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Many people think that yoga is just stretching. But while stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. The poses can be done quickly in succession, creating heat in the body through movement (vinyasa-style yoga) or more slowly to increase stamina and perfect the alignment of the pose. The poses are a constant, but the approach to them varies depending on the tradition in which the teacher has trained. Yoga teachers will often refer to "your practice," which means your individual experience with yoga as it develops over time. The amazing thing about yoga is that your practice is always evolving and changing, so it never gets boring. Although the poses themselves do not change, your relationship to them will. Anyone can start a yoga practice, even if you don't feel like you are very flexible or very strong. These things will improve the longer you practice. Yoga classes are held at the Arena District Athletic Club which is conveniently located in the Arena District in downtown Columbus, near surrounding neighborhoods including Grandview, the Short North, Victorian Village, and German Village.

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Mind & Body

Nutrition & Health

Zumba

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Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ featuring exotic rhythms and international beats that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party. All of our Zumba classes are held at the Arena District Athletic Club which is conveniently located in the Arena District in downtown Columbus, near surrounding neighborhoods including Grandview, the Short North, Victorian Village, and German Village.

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Bootcamp

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Fitness boot camps offer an opportunity to build your strength, endurance and agility to conquer your daily routine. Boot camp workouts include a fairly intense mix of strength training and aerobic elements stressing calisthenics, such as pull-ups, push-ups, lunges and crunches and sprints utilizing bursts of intense activity alternated with intervals of lighter activity. The goal of a fitness boot camp is to provide a whole-body workout that builds strength and endurance. Boot camps are held at the Arena District Athletic Club which is conveniently located in the Arena District in downtown Columbus, near surrounding neighborhoods including Grandview, the Short North, Victorian Village, and German Village.

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fitCamp

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This class will challenge you in all aspects of fitness: Strength, Muscular Endurance, Cardiovascular, Power and Flexibility. fitCAMP is a shared exercise program focused on quick results and lasting benefits. This unique fitness program is designed to be fun, yet challenging, for all fitness levels. Part of the fun of fitCAMP is that you will share in the support of other campers who are looking to achieve similar fitness results. This shared experience is a big part of what makes this training approach so successful. All of our fitCAMP classes are held at the Arena District Athletic Club which is conveniently located in the Arena District in downtown Columbus, near surrounding neighborhoods including Grandview, the Short North, Victorian Village, and German Village.

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Spinning

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The Spinning program is an efficient way to help you meet your fitness goals. Spinning classes can be a great way to get in a vigorous workout -- burning calories and keeping your muscles in shape. Comfortable workout clothes, a water bottle and a desire to create your own unique fitness experience is all you need to get started. Instructors guide participants through workout phases that include: Warm-up, steady up-tempo cadences, sprints, climbs, cool-downs, etc. You control resistance on your bike to make the pedaling as easy or difficult as you choose.

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Core

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Get your core working with these classes!

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