Fitness Programs

The City of Independence offers fitness classes to Independence and the surrounding areas.  The classes are held at the Independence Senior Citizens and Community Center.  Multi-class discounts may be given. Space is limited!  We offer a variety of classes throughout the year. Below is a list and description of the classes that have been/or are being offered. 

Boot Camp combines cardiovascular and resistance training in a military circuit format.  This type of high intensity and interval training burns calories during, and elevates your metabolism after your workout.  Come prepared to do your best, work hard, breath heavy and sweat!  Bring water, a set of hand weights and a yoga mat.

Hard Core ABS is a pilates based class that focuses on all the core muscles- abdominals, glutes, hips and back.  A strong core makes you more physically powerful, improves your posture, prevents back pain and reduces your risk of injury.  Bring water and a yoga mat.

Yoga - The yoga classes are a combination of Hatha and Ashtanga styles of yoga.  The emphasis is on relaxation and fitness through breathing techniques, stretching and movement.  The benefits include stress reduction, increased energy and flexibility.  It’s a great way to end your day!   Bring water and a yoga mat.

Kettle Works – Using the kettle-bell as the tool, Kettle Works delivers the 3 most important components of a fitness program all at once – cardio, core and muscle toning.  It is an extremely efficient, low impact workout that works the entire body.  Bring water, kettle-bell and a yoga mat. 

Balls and BandsThis is a low impact, resistance training class that uses tubes, bands, and various sized balls for a full body workout.  The workout focuses on strengthening the muscles while working on balance and stability.  Bring water, 55-75cm fitness ball and a yoga mat.

Cardio Kick BoxingCardio Kick Boxing includes a series of repetitive punches, hand strikes and kicks.  This total-body workout can improve strength, aerobic fitness, flexibility, coordination, and balance.  The class will also incorporate punching bag, punching mitt, speed bag and jump rope training.  Bring water.

Mat Pilates– Pilates is a resistance training method that provides improved strength, posture, flexibility and tone.  Pilates” main focus is control and the quality of the movements.  From golfer to runner, or any type of activity, Pilates will help improve your “game.”  We use a variety of props to add variety and progression to the classes.  Bring water and a yoga mat.

Ultimate Abs or Glutes Express – With extreme focus, 20 minutes is all it takes to make these power house muscles burn.  Ultimate Abs tones the entire abdominal region.  Glutes Express tones your largest muscle to firm and lift your back side.  Bring water and a yoga mat.