The Thoreau Club is proud to announce our partnership with the global fitness phenomenon Les Mills to bring you the best in group exercise classes. Since its start in the 1990s, Les Mills’ group fitness programming has grown to offer classes ranging from aerobics to cycling to martial arts. With fresh music and moves released every three months, over time you’ll continue to be challenged and motivated.
Our talented group fitness instructors are going through advanced Les Mills training to lead energizing, enjoyable, and effective workout classes tailored for basic beginners to group fitness gurus.
BODYPUMP is a weights class for absolutely everyone. This form of weight training will make you toned, lean and fit.
Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition(reps), BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout that burns lots of calories. It’ll also tone and shape your body, without adding bulky muscles. The rep effect – a scientifically proven Les Mills formula – is the secret to developing lean athletic muscle without the need for heavyweights. The encouragement, motivation and great music you get in a BODYPUMP class will help you achieve much more than on your own!
Instructors will show you all the moves and techniques to make your first class safe and fun. You will leave feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.
BODYCOMBAT is a high-energy martial-inspired workout. You’ll punch and kick your way to superior fitness and strength. It’s totally non-contact and there are no complex moves to master. A Les Mills instructor will challenge you to up the intensity and motivate you to make the most of every round. You’ll release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ.
BODYSTEP is a full body cardio workout that gets everyone from newcomers to fitness veterans energized. Basic stepping, just like walking up and down stairs, is at the heart of BODYSTEP - the class that will really tone your butt and thighs. BODYSTEP Classic features some quicker stepping where you get the opportunity to showcase your rhythm and flair. In the newest variation, BODYSTEP Athletic, you’ll also do moves like burpees, push ups, and use a weight plate to work the upper body. There’s always lots of options to get you through the workout safely.
BODYBALANCE/BODYFLOW is a new yoga class for anyone and everyone. It uses a range of movements and motion set to music that will improve your mind, your body and your life. Bending and stretching through safe and simple yoga moves, a BODYBALANCE/ BODYFLOW class blends elements of Tai Chi and Pilates to strengthen your entire body. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and instructors will always provide options for those just getting started. If you haven’t tried yoga before then BODYBALANCE/BODYFLOW is a great introduction that complements all other forms of exercise. The variety in a BODYBALANCE/ BODYFLOW class also makes it appealing to people already doing some form of yoga.
Exercising muscles around the core, CXWORX™ provides the vital ingredient for a stronger body. A stronger core makes you better at all things you do, from everyday life to your favorite sports - it’s the glue that holds everything together.
All the moves in CXWORX have options, so it’s challenging but achievable for your own level of fitness. During the 30-minute workout trained instructors guide you through correct technique as you work with resistance tubes and weight plates, as well as body weight exercises like crunches, and hovers. You will also get into some hip, butt and lower back exercises.