We offer several fitness classes, kids programs and clubs for our members. Visit our Fitness Class Schedule for a calendar of current times.

ATHLETIC AESTHETIC (1 hour) 

The physical fitness and muscular frames that many pro athletes have are unmatched. Have you ever wanted to be as in shape as they are? As Jeff Cavaliere says, "If you want to look like an athlete, you have to train like one." This class will use the same training principles pro athletes use to become stronger, faster, and more overall physically fit. It will incorporate resistance training along with some other exercises to push your bodies in a fun and challenging way. Come see what it is like to train like an athlete!

BARRE

Who wants the long and lean look of a dancer?  Through the use of a Ballet Bar and a focus on posture, this low impact basic barre class will strengthen and tone your upper and lower body as well as your CORE, while increasing your flexibility.

BARRE/PIYO FUSION

Combines movements from Barre and Piyo

BODY BLAST

Burn fat in this fun and challenging class, combining your bodyweight moves with cardio to shape your entire body. A variety of circuits and exercises designed to get you fit from head to toe. This class will start your day out right and leave you feeling strong, fit and healthy!

CARDIO BLITZ

Jump on any cardio machine of your choice-bike, treadmill, or rowing machine or the TRACK. Participants have the option to switch machines every 10 minutes or stay on 1 of their choice.  Class will be lead thru various resistance and speed increases to make 30 minutes of cardio fly by!

CARDIO EXPRESS- 30 min 

Blast calories & tone the body quickly while you increase your metabolism and your body's ability to burn fat.  Various props will be implemented for variety and fast results.  Low impact modifications will be available in each class.

CIRCUIT TRAINING

Blast Fat with this interval workout geared primarily at improving muscle tone and increasing cardiovascular endurance. The circuit style creates an efficient workout with little rest.

CORE & MORE

30 minutes of core focused exercises to strengthen the abdominals and lower back. Find your 6-pack here!

CYCLE

Indoor Cycling is one of the most popular cardiovascular workouts. With no complicated moves to learn, top notch instructors, and music that begs you to pedal, getting in shape has never been more FUN!

CYCLE FUSION

Keep it Fresh! We all want variety in our workouts, Cycle Fusion will give you full body strength training and cardio in one great, heart-pumping session. With motivating music and energetic instructors, this class is sure to keep you coming back for more.

DANCEFIT

A choreographed dance fitness class for men and women of all fitness and dance levels. Get ready to have fun and burn calories with this high energy cardio workout that will get you sweaty in style.

EXTREME TREADZ

An incredible way to spend 30 minutes! This workout combines alternating intervals of strength and cardio on the treadmill.

HARDCORE TREADZ

Similar to the Treadz format, however lengthened to 45 minutes of combined treadmill cardio & strength circuits, followed by 15 minutes of core work.

HIGHFitness

Jump-start your heart with fun, inspiring music. This High Intensity Interval Training class will fuse intervals of cardio and choreographed strength movements. Amped up for the athlete in all of us, the beat of the music will motivate big movements, make you forget you are working out, and leave you on a Fitness High while torching calories. Modifications for all levels, high or low impact.

INSANITY LIVE

A challenging group-focused athletic training, cardio conditioning and total body strength drills, designed for people of all levels! Moves are easy to follow - but the workout will challenge you and get you into the best shape of your life!

KICKBOXING (45min)  

A fun & challenging workout that combines kicking and punching to create a major calorie burn.  A series of power and cardio moves will increase stamina, improve coordination & flexibility, and build lean muscle.

PiYo

This class combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of Yoga. And, we crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean and incredibly defined.

POUND

POUND is a full-body workout that targets the inner & outer thighs, rear-end and core. The drumsticks aren’t for show. At ¼ lb per stick the Ripstix are perfectly designed to maximize your arm workout. The heart-pumping moves and upbeat tunes keep this class feeling fresh. After a long day, there are few things more exhilarating than grabbing a pair of drumsticks and being able to POUND out your stress. *Ripstix provided*

POWER HOUR

One hour dedicated to hard core fitness classes including anything from Cardio Kickboxing, Butts-N-Guts, Strength and Cardio Training. The class changes every week, be prepared for anything and everything! 

POWER YOGA SCULPT

Great for all yoga levels, beginner to advanced. Combines yoga moves and light weights to enhance flexibility, increase strength & sharpen mental focus

RESTORATIVE YOGA

New to Yoga? Or just need a good stretch? Gentle yoga focuses on balancing breath with movement in a safe and relaxing environment. This class is geared toward students who want to move at a slower pace. Gentle yoga provides a beautiful way to softly wake the body up and stretch yourself out.

SENSATIONAL SENIORS

This class is a great opportunity for our senior community to engage in fitness and health! With gentle movements to build tone, stretching to increase mobility, and group focused exercises this class will be the highlight of your day.

SUNRISE STRENGTH

Is cardio boring you and want to lose some fat, add some strength, or just get into better shape in general? Then Sunrise Strength is the class for you! Start your morning off right with a customized workout geared more towards resistance training rather than your typical cardio session. This will include a mixture of bodyweight and weighted exercises with different weights and choices of difficulty to fit the needs of everyone! Strength workouts are a necessity in achieving your best physical shape and abilities, so come on it and give it a try!

TABATA 

Using High Intensity Interval Training working in microbursts of 20 seconds on followed by 10 seconds of rest ( or 45/15, 50/10).  Exercises will focus on upper and lower body, as well as core, using cardio and strength. Maximize weight loss & get toned with optimal “afterburn” which will  continue to burn calories long after the workout. 

TRIPLE 20

20 minutes of Cardio, 20 minutes of Strength and 20 minutes of CORE work! This class has it all, plus great music and super energetic instructors to bring it all together!

TRIPLE 20 (CYCLE TREADZ ARMS & CORE)

20 minutes of Cycle, 20 minutes of Treadz, 20 minutes of Arms and Core work using hand weights.

TRIPLE G

GUNS GUTS & GLUTES with cardio intervals.

YOGA FLOW

This class combines the use of movement, breath, posture, relaxation and meditation in order to establish a healthy, vibrant and balanced approach to living. Yoga is done in a non-competitive, relaxing environment in order to generate motion without causing strain and imbalances in the body.Yoga Flow is appropriate for anybody, any condition, at any age and can be modified to fit any health profile. Students are asked to wear loose comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat. Classes are suitable for new or continuing students.

ZUMBA

We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba®Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

 

Meet Our Instructors

Carrie Wegman- Fitness Coordinator and Instructor

I grew up as a competitive swimmer in Indiana for 10+ years. My passion for group fitness began as a teenager with old time aerobics. I was completely addicted to STEP in the 90’s during a stint living in Chicago. I started teaching classes about 19 years ago when we moved to Effingham, but soon got too busy having and raising 4 kids. I have always made fitness a part of my life, but recently got back into teaching group fitness classes in 2016. I also enjoy running and have completely every race from a 5k to a full marathon and even a few Spring Triathlons.

Certifications: Lifetime Group Fitness Instructor, Insanity Certified, High Fitness Certified, CPR & First Aid

Classes:Teach: High Fitness, Power Hour, Insanity, TREADZ, Body Sculpting, Tabata

Specialty: Fun Music and High Intensity

Fitness Motto/Philosophy: Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your attitude and mood. “Physical Fitness is the First Requisite of Happiness” -Joseph Pilates

Christy Dietzen- Fitness Instructor

Christy is a group fitness instructor who has taught at the Sports Complex since opening in February 2016. She enjoys creating classes that are fun, challenging, and rewarding. Her favorite class to teach Sensational Seniors! She started this class with three seniors and it has now grown to have over twenty plus people attend each class.

Certifications: Group Fitness Instructor Certification, Turbo Kick, Piloxing Knock Out, Drums Alive, Classes I Teach: Cardio Combo, PiYo, Barre Fusion, Sensational Seniors

Fitness Motto/Philosophy: “God gave us a great, healthy body. We are so blessed to be able to exercise and feel energized as we finish each class/workout. Let’s take advantage of the gift he has given us and continue to help others excel in the area of fitness (no matter what your limitations/modifications are).”

Diane Bushue- Fitness Instructor

I have been married for 18 years to Perry Bushue. I have one son, Brandon, and two step-sons, Colby and Tanner. We live in the Stewardson area. I have worked for Effingham Dental Group for 30 years as a dental hygienist. In my spare time I love to travel and vacation with friends. I have been a spin instructor for 6 years. I started at Get Fit and am now at the Workman Sports Complex.

Classes I Teach: Cycle Tuesday & Thursday mornings at 5:15 AM

Holly Brandenburger- Fitness Instructor

I have always had a passion for health and fitness. The seeds were planted way back in my high school years. I was a lifeguard and found my love for running then. Off to college I went to obtain my RN degree and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Science and Nursing. My love for exercise continued into adulthood. I am a Minnesota native and moved down here to Illinois in 1997 where my new life started but staying active never ended. I found classes and races to attend. My husband and I have 5 children that keep us busy PLUS Smoothie King. We enjoy working out together and helping each other stay motivated. Today, I have turned my habits into teaching/helping others along the way.

Certifications: CPR/AED/FIRST AID Certified, Lifetime Group Fitness Instructor Training and Certification

What I Teach: Body Blast

Body Blast is group fitness-based. I instruct on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 AM. A variety of fun formats are utilized to encompass one’s bodyweight while still incorporating weights, cardio, and various equipment. There are ways to modify to assist with strength and cardio progression. You will be challenged, but I will help you push through it without giving up. All ages and levels are welcome.

Fitness Motto/Philosophy: My desire for health and fitness has and always will be a part of me. It is such a great outlet and a wonderful example for the family. My husband and kids are on the journey and have even taught me a few things as well. I hope you come join soon. “Do what you love and love what you do!!”

Kelly Schottman- Fitness Instructor

My group fitness instructing career began in August 2012 when I began teaching Zumba. I son realized that fitness in fun atmosphere was very uplifting to participants. I obtained additional Zumba certifications so that I could reach a larger spectrum of people. Group fitness is a passion that I have shared with churches, community centers, senior centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and fitness centers. My goal is to promote fun fitness while sharing music, smiles, and fun.

Certifications: ASFA Water Aerobics Instructor, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Basic, Zumba Circuit Training, Zumba Core, Zumba Glutes, Zumba Gold, Plate by Zumba (Nutrition Coach), Pound fit Pro

What I Teach: Aqua Zumba, Pound, Pound H2O

Specialties: Making Fitness Fun

Fitness Motto/Philosophy: Love life and move with joy.

Stacy Nelson- Fitness Instructor

Stacey is a wife and mom of 3 who has a passion for helping others!! From her full-time job at Blades Salon to her side “job” of helping others online with their health and fitness!! Talk about dream jobs! All while making her own hours to spend time with family as well. She has been instructing Insanity Live for 3 years now and pretty much every person who has attended first said they could never do this class to now loving every minute and anticipating more every week! She also has a love for overall obstacle course races including being the co-founder of the local Big Earls Extreme Race that brought lots of great causes to Effingham Area! Join her in class and be ready to sweat but leave smiling!

Certifications: Insanity

Classes I Teach: Insanity LIVE Thursdays at 6:00 PM

Celine Walsh- Aqua Instructor

We moved here 21 years ago with my husband’s job. I had 3 small boys at the time. I started working at the YMCA. I worked with the YMCA right after I graduated from college. I had some certifications from them. I taught both fitness and water classes. I then had another son to make it 4 boys. I believe in going to other classes to get ideas for my class. I try to go out of town when I can for new ideas. Research, going online, and teaching for a long time are all huge assets in my teaching.

Classes I Teach: Water Fitness

Tara Beard- Aqua Instructor

H2O is my favorite exercise too!! Chronic lower back issues led me to aqua fitness in the spring of 2016. I was hooked after one class and started teaching aqua just a few weeks later! Swimming has always been a passion of mine, and I am thrilled that aqua is now a year-round fitness program. I am committed to making aqua both exciting and invigorating!

Certifications: Water in Motion Certified Instructor, CPR and AED Certified

Classes I Teach: Aqua Blast

Specialties: High intensity workouts focusing on cardio, core, upper and lower body

Fitness Motto/Philosophy: We are not just going to burn those calories, we are going to “drown” them!!!