Pico on TV + New Fitness Classes!
Posted by Pico Mountain on February 9, 2010
Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Pico is the place to be if you’re craving some activity or a real calorie-burning workout. But where can you go after 4 p.m. (or before 8 a.m.)?
We’ve got a suggestion – the Pico Sports Center. Although the top-notch facility has a large weight and workout room as well as a full-size lap pool, there’s also a variety of classes and workout groups to meet almost anyone’s needs. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the classes Pico has to offer.
Spin Class: Newly created, spin classes are four times a week and are totally customizable, meaning that everyone in the class can match the work out to their own ability levels, beginners and pros alike. Enjoy some heart-pumping cardio while burning around 450 calories in just 45 minutes. These classes are popular, so try signing up in advance by calling 802-747-0564.
Yoga: The Sports Center offers various types of yoga classes – we suggest trying both to see which one works for you.
Fit Yoga: Fit yoga blends the balance and flexibilty of yoga with power and strength in a laid-back, relaxing atmosphere. Yoga can also help you tone your entire body, therefore reducing your risk of injury, and speeding up your recovery time if you do take a fall on the hill.
Power Yoga: Power yoga includes basic positions and stretches from yoga with the motion and energy you’d expect out of a regular workout class. Benefits of power yoga include increased stamina and core strength, essential to anyone planning on skiing or snowboarding this season.
Yo-Chi Flow: This fusion class combines Yoga with Tai-Chi to help you achieve the goal of combining both body and movement into one fluid motion. This relaxing class is offered in the mornings to help you wake up and stretch your muscles before heading to the hill.
If you’re a skier or snowboarder you already know the benefits of working out on a regular basis, but there are many other benefits to being a regular at the Pico Sports Center, or just dropping in for the occasaionl lesson. It’s a great way to meet new people and find other serious atheletes, but it’s also a good way to improve your mood – working on releases feel-good chemicals. Regular activity also helps to combat chronic diseases, but you’ll also notice little details, like boosted energy levels and the ability to sleep better at night. And we're not the only ones who are bragging about how great the classes are -- Better TV, a division of Better Homes & Gardens, recently came to Pico to film a segment on getting in shape for the ski season, and it's airing nationwide! Check out the clip here, and don't forget to stop by and tell Amity you saw her on TV!
Stop by the Pico Sports Center, talk with an instructor, and have fun finding the class that’s right for you!