Group Exercise Classes
Below is a schedule and brief description of the classes offered at the Grande Health and Wellness Center in the Home Office. While classes will vary in intensity and difficulty, all exercises can be modified to fit your activity level. Talk to the instructor about showing you modified exercise moves to best fit your ability.
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Boot Camp: Boot up your fitness with a variety of functional exercises designed to increase your endurance, strength, agility, and movement skills. Classes vary by timing, format and exercise choice to keep your body guessing and improving.
Core Fusion: Focus on strengthening your entire core by using a variety of functional training equipment in this class for all fitness levels.
HIIT Circuit: Get ready to sweat in this circuit-style class that includes high intensity intervals of strength and cardio exercises. Focuses on the whole body for maximum calorie burn.
Kettlebells: Work your entire body with kettlebell exercises! Improve overall strength and power while increasing coordination, joint mobility and core stability.
Meditation: Practice Mindfulness by bringing awareness to your breath, thoughts, feelings and sensations. Take this time to unplug and recharge your body and mind!
Power Walk: Grab your sneakers and join us for a brisk walk outdoors! Meets in the fitness center lobby, group will leave promptly at start of class time. Weather permitting.
Stretch & De-Stress: Join this quick 15 minute break in your work day to stretch out tight muscles and relax your body and mind. No need to even change your clothes!
Tabata Tuesday: Tabata is a form of a high-intensity interval training (HIIT), featuring bursts of exercise followed by a short period of recovery. These bursts of intense work will torch calories and strengthen your entire body.
Yogalates: This class combines the core focused movement of Pilates with the lengthening of yoga. The two modalities work together to restore posture, build efficient movement, reduce stress and boost your energy. Ignite your body’s potential with Yogalates!
Zumba: Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and other world music with easy to follow dance and fitness moves. Class cuing is mostly nonverbal. Express yourself and have fun while you burn calories with Zumba!
Group Fitness Classes Staff
PAUL KINDER, GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR
Club Olympia Fitness
I was born and raised in Detroit, MI but moved to Whitefish, MT in 2011 after graduating high school. I am currently in my fifth year at Marian University working to obtain my B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science major. Upon graduation I plan to attend University of North Dakota for my master’s as a Physician’s Assistant. I am currently the Captain of the Men’s ACHA Hockey Team. Over my 20+ years of hockey, I have worked both on ice and off ice coaching and strength training. I am in the process of becoming certified in Strength and Conditioning through NSCA. Working out is something I take very seriously and strive to perform at my best. I love working with other members to provide a different aspect or view from a younger generation of lifting knowledge. My focus is in strength and agility training classes.
Paul teaches Strength Training, HIIT, and Core Fusion
LYNDA JOHNSON, CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
Club Olympia Fitness
Lynda Johnson is the Director of Training at Club Olympia Fitness, in Fond du Lac Wisconsin. Lynda is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified personal trainer (2003) and a Pilates Method Alliance certified Pilates instructor (2007). With over 940 hours of training in Pilates mat and equipment instruction, she is one of only 20 PMA certified Pilates instructors in Wisconsin. Lynda is a certified yoga instructor with over 160 hours of training in yoga. She has completed 100 hours of specialized course work in balance and mobility training for seniors through the California State University in Fullerton. Lynda conducts 20 to 25 personal training sessions per week. She teaches Yoga, Pilates, Zumba and Afterburn classes at Club Olympia. She writes the lesson plans for the high intensity interval training classes taught by all the Afterburn instructors at Club Olympia. She holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MS from Purdue University.
Lynda teaches Yoga, Boot Camp and Zumba
LYNN ROETHKE, CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
Club Olympia Fitness
Lynn Roethke is the owner of Club Olympia Fitness in Fond du Lac Wisconsin. She is an Olympic Silver Medalist, a two time Olympic team member and an 8thdegree black belt in the sport of Judo. She has been an ACE certified personal trainer since 1997. With the vast experience of her own athletic development along with years of personal training, Lynn specializes in program design for all levels of fitness. She is known for her motivational skills and innovative programming. Her specialties include Judo, strength training, cardio kickboxing, circuit, high intensity interval training, and self-defense classes. Additionally Lynn holds a BS BA from Marian University in business.
Lynn teaches Cardio Kickboxing and Combat Circuit
KAREN COOK,CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
Club Olympia Fitness
Karen Cook joined the staff at Club Olympia as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer in 2013. She is an ACE certified personal trainer and holds a NETA kettlebell specialty certification.Karen specializes in kettlebell training and high intensity interval training. She teaches strength classes, body sculpting, core, cardio kickboxing and high intensity interval training classes. As a veteran of several half and full marathons, she works with aspiring runners of all levels. Karen’s previous experience as a school band director has helped hone her teaching skills. She is skilled at progressing and regressing the intensity of exercises to meet the needs of clients while staying true to the original intent of the exercise. Karen is currently working towards a specialty certification in sports conditioning. She holds a BS from Eastern Michigan University and an MA from Northern Michigan University.
Karen teaches Core Fusion, HIIT, and Kettlebells