Group Exercise Classes
Due to popularity, reservations for Group Exercise classes are required.
Although we need to remain physically distant during this time, we are committed to staying emotionally and socially connected. Our group exercise instructors are looking forward to welcoming, motivating and inspiring you. Questions? Email our Group Exercise Coordinator Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please bring your own mat and a water bottle.
Classes are complimentary for BIRC Monthly Users. Reservations are required to ensure your spot in class. BIRC Monthly Users may reserve a spot up to 7 days prior to class. Drop-in Users may reserve up to 3 days prior to class. Please use the instructions below to make a reservation!
- Log in to your member account with the “Register Now” button below. Use your member ID number (on your membership card) for both the initial username and password if you have not already set up an account. You can also use the Forgot Username & Forgot Password links to help reset your log-in. If you are still receiving an error message, your account may need to be reset – please call the Recreation Center at 206-842-5661.
- Click My Activities, then Class Schedule.
- Select Date – Select day of or week of view (and use the calendar icon to find a specific date) to see available options.
- Select Category – Choose Group Exercise to narrow your search results.
- Click on your desired class and continue on to next page to submit.
BIRC Instructor-Taught Classes
- Classes are complimentary to members.
- Non-members pay a drop-in fee or use a punch pass.
- Reservations are required. Members log their accounts or in-app, and all others call the front desk at 206-842-5661 to sign up.
- Schedule updates/cancellations/subs can be found on our website www.birec.org.
Barre: This class targets the core, legs, glutes, and arms — total body toning with plenty of stretching and no impact. May utilize bands, balls, bars, stability balls, and hand weights — a combination of Pilates, Yoga, and Ballet.
Boot Camp: An interval training class mixes calisthenics and body weight exercise with cardio and strength training. Uses various fitness equipment; med ropes, battle ropes, sandbags, etc.
Cardio Strength: Cardio Strength is an energetic cardio workout using your body, weights, and bands to train fitness, agility, coordination, and strength. Cardio Strength appeals to a diverse population seeking a sport-inspired cardio workout.
Hatha Raja Yoga: The most widely practiced yoga in America, Hatha uses postures, breathing, and meditation to bring about a sound, healthy body, and a clear, peaceful mind.
Mixed-Level Yoga: A multi-level Vinyasa class. Modifications will be offered for gentle, intermediate, and advanced practice. This class offers strength, flexibility, concentration, and breathwork.
Mat Pilates: This is a strengthening and lengthening exercise that focuses on your core muscles while also training your arms and legs.
Outdoor Cycling: Start your day with a gentle warm-up and deep breathing exercises, which escalates to drills designed to give you better wattage through cadence. Cyclists and cross-training athletes will benefit from an emphasis on techniques that reduce stress on ligaments and tendons, develop and improve cardiovascular capacity, explore various intensities which draw upon blood glucose and muscle glycogen, and put you in a good position to proceed with the rest of your day. Located on the patio.
Senior Yoga: A gentle form of yoga done while sitting. Using a chair, mat, and bands is an ideal exercise for those suffering from chronic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis, and multiple sclerosis.
Silver Sneakers: Have fun and move to the music through various exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and standing support.
Vinyasa Yoga: In balanced Hatha Yoga, breath and movement are synchronized within and between postures (Asanya). Special attention is paid to alignment, lines of energy, bandha, and breathing techniques (Pranayama).
Vin/Yin: Vin/Yin is a marriage of the firm, yang Vinyasa Yoga with the receptive Yin Yoga. Active yet grounding sun salutations and standing flows are offered in the first half of class to revitalize the body and chase away any fatigue.
Yoga Sculpt: This class incorporates hand weights and high-intensity cardio bursts for a maximum calorie-burning effect.
Zumba: is a fusion of Latin and International music-dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
Zumba Gold: is a modified Zumba class for active older adults that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity; how It Works. The design of the course introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination.