CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Movements can be modified for any fitness level from beginner to advanced. No dance, barre, pound, yoga or pilates experience is required unless specifically stated in the class description.

MAPLE BARRE (SIGNATURE)

Using a variety of movements developed from Pilates, Yoga, and Ballet, our Barre classes are designed to burn maximum amount of calories, tone the entire body, and improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. This full body workout utilizes a 37″ fixed Ballet Barre and small props. The studio provides 1 – 4 pound weights, fitness balls, and resistance bands along with inspiring and energetic dance music for every class. Wondering why we call this the Maple Barre? Before the North-end streets were numerically zoned, “28th” use to be called Maple Street. We wanted to commemorate the name to keep the history connected to this beautiful space. (60 minutes)

MAPLE BBARRELESS

bbarreless is a fusion style class with a true foundation of Pilates performed to the beat of the music. You will experience a mind body connection fused with dance, Pilates and Yoga. bbarreless is about connecting your mind to the body, so that you not only strive to move with precision but also have FUN. Classic barre exercises have been adapted to be performed in the center of the room either standing or on the floor. You will challenge the core for balance and total body proprioception. Dancers have performed floor barre for generations as it allows them to explore new movements and gives them the strength to move with elegance and ease utilizing the floor for support. Be prepared, this is a full-on amazing workout! (60 minutes)

BEAUTY BARRE

The Beauty Barre was designed specifically for those seeking a more gentle movement journey. This class is ideal for clients requiring a smaller range of motion due to injuries or flexibility. Don’t be fooled, this hour will  raise the heart rate, open the hips and heart, and tone stabilizer muscles. This 60-minute class includes 25 minutes at the Barre and 35 focused on floor exercises to improve core strength and cool down stretching(60 minutes)

BARRE FUSION

Similar to the Maple Barre, this class incorporates a more creative edge on balance and strength. Mindful movement creates a fluidity focusing on abdominal strengthening, flexibility, and muscle toning. Exercise bands, Pilates rings and/or blocks are integrated to add resistance work for a quick and efficient burn. Depending on the instructor, this class works something unique each time. We recommend taking several Maple Barre classes to learn foundation movements before taking this class. (60 minutes)

60-DAY CHALLENGE

This is your opportunity to take advantage of ALL our great classes, unlimited, for a consecutive 60-days.  Grab a friend and commit to a 4x per week schedule that provides a jump-start to your regular routine.  Our schedule is balanced with cardio, core strength, flexibility and just having FUN!  28th hosts both a FALL and SPRING challenge with  prizes for the 3 clients who attend the most classes during the time frame.  JOIN IN!!!!

POUND

Using lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. POUND will be the best 45 minutes of your week, so join us and MAKE NOISE! (45 minutes)

 

POWER PARTY SCULPT

This is an original dance class born out of Celeste’s mission to facilitate dance as a movement practice accessible to everyone. PPS reminds us it is OK to have FUN, and our bodies have a natural rhythm just begging to sweat for joy on a dance floor! Repeated choreography is crafted by to specific songs (think Gaga, Janet, Beyonce, Madge, etc.), some of which repeat for up to eight weeks. The idea is you learn the steps and then stop thinking about them—as in, get out of your head and into your body. Part of the class may also be natural movement that flows organically with the feeling of the class. Level I has more breakdowns of the dances and is taught with a low-impact option for each dance, Level III has more of the challenging choreography, and all levels of PPS encourages us really shake it and drop it low! (60 minutes)

YOGA FLOW

Yoga flow is designed to help you stretch and strengthen your muscles, release stress, and relax your mind.   Practice incorporates breath work, holding postures, core strengthening, and massage. This sequence moves with a steady rhythm and flow challenging the body to work deeply from the center. Each class will finish with a short meditation and cool down. This is a balancing class that is appropriate for all levels. (60 minutes)

MARK'S YOGA

This dynamic class works to connect movement with breath. Our instructors move you through mindful postures to stretch, strengthen, and realign through the core and spine.  This is a beautiful class for coming out of a stressful day or needing to reconnect with your true self, breath and body. Mark’s Yoga is appropriate for all levels and can be modified for limited range of motion or injuries. (60 minutes)

PURE PILATES

Pure Pilates is rhythmic sequencing for all levels of fitness. The class focuses on the development of core strength, flexibility, and coordination. Small props are used to increase resistance, deepen muscle movement, and provide variations on classical exercises. (60 minutes)

ADULT HIP-HOP

Get ready to get sweaty! This high-energy, low-impact cardio class will be the most fun you’ve had working out.  An easy, fun, moving and grooving to disco classics, hip-hop favorites and soul & funk throwbacks. In a follow-the-leader style, individuals need zero dance experience, but 100% effort and drive. The class begins with a warm-up to wake-up the body, lots of dancing to our favorite tunes, a final cardio burst to complete the class, and a calming stretch and cool-down to bring our heart rates back down. This class is appropriate for 16 and over. Come ready to work, but most importantly come to have a great time! (60 minutes)

KIDS HIP-HOP

Welcome to kids Hip-Hop at 28th! Each week, this class focuses on basic dance skills like keeping rhythm, following choreography and developing body control. This class helps develop confidence, basic performance skills such as stage presence, acting, and self-improvisation. All music is kid-friendly, positive and easy to move to. Throughout the session the students work as a team to create original performance pieces for family and friends which will showcase all of their hard-earned talents and abilities once per season. This is an excellent choice as a child’s first dance class. (60 minutes)

  

ADULT BALLET

This class is suitable for students with zero to little ballet training, as well as higher level students looking to work on their basic technique. The class will introduce basic movement vocabulary and French terminology as well as safe stretching techniques and practices. Attention is paid to proper body alignment, use of the legs and feet, and developing movement sequences through coordination of the arms and head. Students are encouraged to follow more experienced students as well as ask questions when needed. Classes are designed to enhance each student’s experience to the fullest in a stimulating and creative atmosphere. (60-70 minutes depending on repertoire)

COMMUNITY YOGA FLOW

Periodically throughout the month we will hold community classes!  This Community Yoga Flow is an all levels, beginner friendly, steady paced, vinyasa-style flow class. Enjoy connecting breath with core strengthening, heart and hip opening. Mindful transitions help pull you out of your head and on to your mat, with modifications and a playful positive attitude sprinkled throughout.