Studio, Dance & Barre
At Midlothian Athletic Club, we offer approximately 50+ group exercise classes per week, many of which take place in our GXI studio and are referred to as “studio” classes. We offer a variety of classes which focus on strength training, cardiovascular training, or a combination of both. We also offer classes specifically designed for active agers. All of our Les Mills class formats as well as Barre, Zumba and SHilSIE are held in our GXI studio.
Solid Strength: is a classic strength class that offers compound, dynamic and isolated strength exercises and utilizes a variety of equipment. Exercises target large and small muscle groups and create a total body workout. All levels.
Body Sculpt: Strength training class using varied equipment such as body bars, dumbbells, stability balls, and tubes. All levels.
30 Minute Core: A power-packed 30 minutes designed to tone and strengthen the core, shoulders to hips, 360 degrees around the rib cage. The class uses various skills, techniques, and equipment to challenge the core. All levels.
Athletic Intervals: focuses on muscle confusion and functional training. Class includes bodyweight strength movements, core training, and cardio bursts from 10 seconds to 3 minutes. The format, along with the exercises, will change every class to help prevent injuries and promote muscle confusion which fosters results. All levels.
Barre: This class is a blend of cardio, strength training, flexibility, balance and core conditioning that incorporates elements from Ballet, Pilates and Yoga and is set to uplifting and upbeat music. Each workout provides full body conditioning while lifting and toning the hips, glutes, thighs, abs and arms. Low impact, high intensity exercises are performed using a ballet bar and a variety of equipment. All
Body Pump™: is the original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This workout challenges all of your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts, and curls. Great music, awesome instructors, and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you came for – and fast! Like all of the LES MILLS™ programs, a new BODY PUMP™ is released every three
months with new music and choreography. All levels.
Les Mills Core™: Looking for a short, sharp workout that will inspire you to the next level of fitness, while strengthening and toning your body? Les Mills Core™ is for you! This class is based on cutting- edge scientific research and offers a brand new 30-minute format. Les Mills Core™ hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body. It’s ideal for tightening your tummy and butt, while also improving functional strength and assisting in injury prevention. It’ll help you run faster… play harder… stand stronger! All Levels.
Body Attack™: is a sports-inspired cardio workout for building strength and stamina. This high-energy interval training class combines athletic aerobic movements with strength and stabilization exercises. Dynamic instructors and powerful music motivate everyone towards their fitness goals – from the weekend athlete to the hard-core competitor! Like all the LES MILLS™ programs, a new BODYATTACK™ class is released every three months with new music and choreography. All levels.
Body Combat™: is the empowering cardio workout where you are totally unleashed. This fiercely energetic program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi, and Muay Thai. Supported by driving music and powerful role model instructors, you strike, punch, kick, and kata your way through calories to superior cardio fitness. Like all the LES MILLS™ programs, a new BODYCOMBAT™ class is released every three months with new music and choreography. All levels.
Zumba: A cardio intense workout composed of Latin dance and Hip Hop-type moves to Caribbean and Latin music. All levels.
SHiNE: is a super fun dance style workout that uses original choreography inspired by traditional jazz, ballet and hip-hop! You get the perfect balance of cardio, toning, and strength while you move to the best and most current music out there! Come dance with us an let yourself SHiNE! All levels.
Suitable for All Ages:
AeroMix: is an energetic and upbeat, low impact aerobics class that is sure to get your body moving! A great workout for all levels of fitness enthusiasts, this class combines cardiovascular training, followed by toning exercises for the upper and lower body. Class finishes with core training for a superior total body workout. Modifications and progressions make this a workout for all fitness levels.
Active Renewal: This class is designed for individuals looking for a safe and effective low/no impact exercise option. A variety of exercises using hand weights, tubes, bars and bodyweight are included to strengthen all of the major muscle groups. Core work and stretching is included to improve activities of daily living. Participants at all fitness levels are welcome as weight, intensity and repetitions can be modified for individuals.