The instructors at both Powell Wellness Center and Culpeper Sport & Fitness make you feel like you matter. … I have a hard time keeping up with the more fit people but in the classes the instructors tend to the needs of each one of us without making us feel like we are doing things wrong. I don’t know how you do it but it helps so much to know WE matter and it is about us and not about the instructor’s fitness level.
-Patricia, PWC member
Group Fitness Class Descriptions
Fitness Studio Classes
Fun, heart-pumping workout with upbeat music integrates kettlebells, weights, and resistance bands to engage the entire body and torch calories. Combines benefits of strength training, functional movement, and cardiovascular exercise. This 40-minute workout is safe and effective for all ages and fitness levels.
Arthritis Mobility Essentials
This class is for anyone with arthritis and all activity levels. We’ll start with a beginning joint check and warm up, then work on stretching and range of motion, followed by strengthening, cardiovascular endurance and balance and coordination. Class wraps up with a joint check and relaxation and breathing techniques.
30-minute core workout. Designed to fill the gap between your cardio and strength workouts with a focus on your foundation – the core. AXIS creates stability from the axis, or middle of your body, which is the basis of all movement, then layers on mobility, strength and finally, power.
If you’ve ever wanted to try spin cycling but are hesitant to jump into a class of experienced riders, here is the class for you! You’ll learn how to adjust the bike for proper fit and comfort, then off you go! Spin is a workout that builds strength and stamina, and works your cardiovascular system for heart health. (Please note that this class is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month)
Learn the fundamental poses of yoga as you build strength, increase flexibility, and find focus. This challenging and dynamic class will invigorate the entire body through breath and movement. Ideal for anyone new to yoga.
Saddle up for a great workout to increase muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance without heavy impact on the joints. Cycling strengthens legs and improves heart and lung function. A motivating soundtrack helps you tackle hills, flats, sprints and mountains. Cycling classes are offered in 30 and 50 minute formats.
Gentle Yoga & Meditation
AM: Ease into your day with a gentle yoga flow, meditation and breathwork. PM: Increase flexibility and focus while letting go of stress and tension that can cause body pain and mental irritation. AM and PM classes combine gentle postures with easy movement, breathwork and guided meditation. Blanket or covering recommended for comfort.
This is a challenging but safe muscle conditioning workout. Designed for all ages and fitness levels to build strength in support of injury resistance and overall functionality. The workout will target every major muscle group with a progressive approach to utilizing the powerful force of gravity. Work your muscles to the max!
Pilates Reformer (fee based)
A fee-based group class that can take your training to the next level. Increase core and muscular strength, overall flexibility, balance, and coordination while creating long, lean musculature, utilizing spring resistance on the Reformer Bed equipment.
Use a stability ball for a great cardio workout and to improve strength, balance, core and so much more! Come in and win the fitness lottery with Powerball! No prior stability ball experience is necessary.
30 minutes of low impact cardio activity, 20 minutes of strength exercises (abdominals included), and 10 minute of stretching.
Smooth gentle movements while seated. Strengthen the immune system while improving balance and stamina, and increasing flexibility with gentle yoga movements.
This class includes exercises to improve muscular strength and ward off age-related muscle loss as well as keep bones strong, improve mobility, prevent falls, and combat depression. Seated and standing exercises included. Open to all levels. Modifications offered.
Step is a great all-around exercise that can be modified to create an intense workout for all levels, whether you have just started to exercise or have been training for years.
Walk, Strength, Stretch
Each section of this class is fifteen minutes long, measured perfectly to give you 2000 steps for cardio, total body strength, and a relaxing seated stretch – melding every important component of fitness in one 45 minute workout effective for all ages and fitness levels. Work at your level!
Increase muscular strength, endurance, and overall flexibility, while learning relaxation techniques utilizing Hatha, Iyengar, and YogaFit postures. Yoga 1 refines the basics learned in Beginners’ Yoga.
This class fuses upbeat rhythms and music with easy-to-follow dance-style moves to create a fun, engaging, and dynamic workout.
This class is perfect for active older adults who love music and dancing but prefer lower-intensity moves. Easy to follow choreography will focus on balance, range of motion, coordination and fun. Spontaneous singing and whoo-hooing are welcome!
Aqua Bata Bing
This is a shallow water Tabata workout in the lap lanes! This high energy program is six rounds of FUN! The intense workout is perfect for all fitness levels. Water shoes are suggested and webbed gloves would enhance your workout, but are not required. (Class participation: 10)
A grab bag of interval training and Tabata workouts in the river with surprise suspended moves tossed in, making your body a calorie burning machine after class. (Class participation: 10)
High intensity water fitness with travel combinations interspersed with stationary exercises, incorporating pyramid and interval training, power drills, speed bursts and kickboxing drills. Requires no coordination but lots of stamina! (Class participation: 10)
Aqua Joint Tune-up
This water fitness workout in the lap lanes provides an exercise prescription for aging and living well. It will provide a movement library that targets the needs of the aging body, including joint mobility, balance and gait through functional training. (Class participation: 10)
Aquatic step adds a new challenge to every movement. Step in the water incorporates large dynamic moves that will improve your cardiovascular endurance levels and muscle strength. The water provides the perfect, safe environment for a fun, low-impact class that takes your fitness to the next level. (Class participation: 10)
For moderate to higher fitness levels. This class in the river rotates to focus on primarily upper body and core strength or lower body and core strength to develop overall tone and strength. Burn calories, reduce your risk of injury and build stronger bones. Water shoes strongly recommended. (Class participation: 10)
Low impact water volleyball in the lap lanes; fun for all fitness levels.
Aquatic FitScripts (fee based)
FitScripts is a physician-referred program designed to support those managing or transitioning from a medical condition or physical condition. The aquatic program addresses cardiovascular fitness, balance and range of motion in an environment that reduces impact on the joints. Read the program description
Family Swim offers a safe and enjoyable environment for families to gather for swimming. Families should register online via the member portal; registration allows us to accommodate the need for physical distancing. Additional information – please read
This aquatic workout features standing Pilates choreography that includes both isolated and sequenced movements that engage the POWERHOUSE through rhythmic arm and leg patterning in the water. (Class participation: 10)
This class will cover functional fitness with cardio, strength, balance and stretching! This class moves to your beat! (Class participation: 10)
A gym-style workout in the river working your upper body, lower body and core. Total body training in one workout – take the plunge into Water Gym! (Class participation: 10)
*FitScripts is a FEE-BASED group class. A physician’s referral is needed to participate in the FitScripts program, which is designed for those who want to exercise but may have chronic conditions or physical limitations. Click here for more info on FitScripts.
**Proper athletic attire and shoes are required for ALL fitness classes. For aquatic classes it is highly recommended that you wear water shoes. Hydration is essential for a safe and effective workout on the land AND in the pool.
***Schedule, classes and/or instructors are subject to change at any time without prior notice. For your safety and the consideration of others, there will be no admittance to any class five minutes after the class’s scheduled start time.
****Please use caution in the pool when crossing the river to get to the therapy pool. During classes held in the river, the current may be stronger than normal.