Great Hills Country Club's new Wellness Center offers members access to a fully equipped weight training and cardio area, group fitness classes in a spacious and bright room, as well as workshops, events and one-on-one private instruction.
The Club's fitness facility provides members a comfortable and safe environment for getting and staying in shape, along with a variety of top-of-the-line equipment available for use 7 days a week. Members may also enjoy access to personal training and group fitness classes, and workshops geared towards tennis, golf and overall well being. Whatever your fitness goals, our talented training professionals are here to support you with expert knowledge and encouragement each step of the way.
Active RecoveryIn this 30-minute class, we will use foam rollers and tennis balls to focus on actively rolling muscle groups like quadriceps, hamstrings, and back, as well as offering trigger point release via tennis balls to help loosen the muscles of glutes, hips, and shoulders. The purpose of this offering is to teach members to self-massage and ease tension in the body from overworked muscles, mange pain and prevent injury. Think of this class as a tune up for the body so it can function more optimally.
CARDIO FITCardio Fit is a full body conditioning that combines high energy cardio, plyometrics, and mobility exercises, with some strength training. This is a great workout for anyone who wants to work on endurance, manage weight, looking to increase range of motion, or just wants to work on their general fitness and have fun! Expect to use equipment such as hand weights, medicine balls, steppers, and sliders to name a few.
FUNCTIONAL FITFunctional Fit is a well rounded full body workout that combines traditional large muscle calisthenics, such as lunges, squats, and pushups, with weight distribution and balance exercise that strengthen smaller supporting muscles. The results are long lean lines, more functional strength, wider range of motion, and better balance and posture. We will use a mix of light and heavy hand weights, and spend some time on joint stability by moving our bodies dynamically in all directions.
YOGA FLOWStretch and strengthen in this all levels yoga class. If you are looking to prevent injury by gaining flexibility, reduce pain in your knees and back, gain better posture and body awareness, or are looking to learn how to take deeper breaths and relax, this class is perfect for you! It requires minimal equipment and will leave your feeling refreshed and centered.
MAT PILATESMat Pilates is all about core strength and spine health. Using classic mat Pilates exercises, you will strengthen your core, work on mobility and flexibility of the spine, and get stronger and taller. This is a great cross training workout for Golf and Tennis athletes looking to tighten their core and their swing!
BARRE FITBarre Fit is a workout technique inspired by elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates. It focuses on low-impact, high-intensity movements designed to strengthen your body in ways that few other workouts can. In addition to building strength, this full-body workout also develops agility and flexibility, and helps lengthen your posture. You will use the barre and your body weight to focus on high reps to engage smaller, supportive muscle groups. We also incorporate tools like resistance bands, ankle weights, free weights, Pilates rings, and exercise balls to challenge the body and keep it guessing!
SLOW STRETCHYup. It’s exactly how it sounds! We humans spend most of our time in go mode, or training hard and fast. Think of this class as rehab for your muscles and a detox for your mind. We will slowly and mindfully move through deep stretches to release tension and tightness from our muscles, while supporting our bones. We will use props like straps, blocks, and foam rollers to assist and deepen the stretches.
CHAIR FIT CLASSWe are very excited to be offering this new all levels fitness class, geared toward folks of all ages that are looking for some gentle movement based exercises. What better way to work out than (partly) sitting down! Get a full body workout using resistance bands, body weight and a chair.
AQUA FITNESSAqua Fitness combines the principles of Pilates and Barre class, with the water and equipment of aqua aerobics. Feeling supported by water and with no impact to the joints, you use resistance to strengthen and lengthen muscles, lubricate and heal joints, all while not breaking a sweat! This class can be as challenging or as therapeutic as you want it to be. If you want to work on pelvic stability, core, and upper body strength, add aqua ankle weights and webbed gloves!
Candlelight Yin YogaYin Yoga is a passive practice of yoga that focuses on the opening fascia in the body. Fascia is the connective tissue of the body that runs beneath the skin, over organs, muscles, tendons, and the skeletal system. With injury, surgery, or overuse, the fascia can get stuck, creating tightness or misalignment in the body. Opening the fascia can allow for the body to function more appropriately and can reduce pain and inflammation, and even assist in preventing further injury in the body. Yin incorporates breath work, while holding the postures.
Power DancePower dance is a high energy, all-levels dance class with a great workout built-in. It's also an opportunity for personal growth and empowerment, set to amazing music and held by a sense of community without the pressure of judgment. Just tons of fun!
Mindfulness MeditationThere is a lot of data available that states the many benefits of mindfulness meditation. In this class, you will learn to breath and meditation practices that will help you stay present, manage anxiety and stress, get better sleep, and gain an overall feeling of wellness and contentment. Life can feel overwhelming, but cultivating a meditation practice gives you tools to help you find your back to center.
Workshops are one-off classes that will cover specific topics and exercises to promote health and wellness. These classes usually run between 90 - 120 minutes long. Examples of workshops are our Lunch & Learns, which include topics such as diets to help reduce inflammation, all about supplements, and mindfulness for better focus, as well as Yoga on the Lawn, Couples Cooking Class and Dance & Dinner Date Night to name a few.