Class Descriptions

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, member



Group Fitness Class Descriptions

Fitness Studio Classes

3 Mile Walk 
A great low impact workout in 45 minutes! Constant movement will ensure lots of steps that add up to 3 miles in this high energy cardio class! For all 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.

Beginners’ Yoga 
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.

The original Les Mills 60-minute barbell-based class that strengthens and tones the entire body. Burn maximum calories while having a blast with an upbeat soundtrack.

Les Mills Core™ (formerly CXWORX™)
A 30-minute workout using your own bodyweight, resistance tubes and weight plates to increase core strength, tone abs, glutes, back and legs as well as improve posture.

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.

Muscle Max
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!

Focus on strengthening the core, abs, and lower back. Increase flexibility, range of motion, balance, and coordination. TheraBalls, Dynabands, and Power Rings vary and complement this workout.

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.

Retro Aerobics
30 minutes of low impact cardio activity, 20 minutes of strength exercises (abdominals included), and 10 minute of stretching.

Seated Yoga
Smooth gentle movements while seated. Strengthen the immune system while improving balance and stamina, and increasing flexibility with gentle yoga movements.

Senior Strength
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.

Strength Fusion
Fun, heart pumping workout with upbeat music integrates kettlebells, weights, and resistance bands to engage entire body and torch calories. Combines benefits of strength training, functional movements and cardiovascular exercise. This 40-minute workout is safe and effective for all ages and fitness levels. Work at your level!

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!

Yoga 1

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.

Water-based Classes

360 Angles for Balance & Core 
This aquatic workout will train balance and core through multi-planar movement primarily in the hips and shoulders (the only joints capable of 360 movement). Balance is trained statically and dynamically while core is from a point of stability and isometric loading. All fitness levels. Pool shoes and webbed gloves recommended. (Class participation: 10)

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)

Aqua Blaze 
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)

Aqua Bootcamp 
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 Step
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)

Aqua Strong
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)

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
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

Fluid Pilates 
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 aquatic workout is a highly adaptable, research-based exercise program that uses high intensity intervals (HI) with yoga-inspired movements (YO) to create a fun and effective workout. The pairing of Hi and YO allows for maximum caloric expenditure during and after the workout. (Class participation: 10)

Liquid Silver
This class will cover functional fitness with cardio, strength, balance and stretching! This class moves to your beat! (Class participation: 10)

River Moves
A great introduction to water classes and the river. This class is an “at your own pace,” low-impact class. Using equipment, you will learn ways to walk, leap and bound through the water to increase strength and cardio endurance. (Class participation: 10)

Stride & Stretch
Aquatic class featuring four water walking sequences interspersed with stretching segments for an ideal blend of cardio and flexibility for all fitness levels. (Class participation: 10)

Water Gym

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.