Classes

AYM Fitness: Quality and Variety

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CLASSES

We bring the instructor to you – Want to host a dance-themed birthday celebration, have a fitness event for your fundraiser, or need an instructor to teach exotic dance at your bachelorette party? AYM can provide the music, a DJ, and the instructor! Every instructor is certified, trained and insured in their specialty area. Our DJ brings all the equipment and music. Call 678-749-7777 to schedule your event. Click the “plus” sign to see details of any of the categories below.

Dance Classes

Zumba This fun, fast-paced dance class burns calories, strengthens muscles and is great for all levels from beginner to advanced. Dance to the hottest Latin, Reggaeton and R&B hits. It’s a PARTY!

Soul Line Dancing The Wobble, Cupid Shuffle, Zydeco Bounce, Mississippi Cha Cha, Earthquake and more will have participants stepping, swaying, dipping and turning to popular R&B songs from “back in the day” to today. A perfect class for ages 8 to 87 and all levels of fitness. Great for church events, family reunions, health fairs, fundraisers or a weekly fitness class.

CoreXotic™ This women’s-only class is a sexy blend of exotic dance and core strength using a folding chair as a prop for ages 18 and over. Makes a great bachelorette or birthday theme party. High heels are optional, but they definitely add spark and spice.

Caribaerobics Soca, Dancehall, Reggaeton, and Calypso make up the soundtrack for this heart-pumping workout. Get ready to wine, jump, and jam with this Caribbean-flavored workout.

Yoga & Meditation

Yoga Whether you are a beginner or regular practitioner, AYM Yoga classes allow you to move and breathe at your own pace and level. Styles include Hatha, Ashtanga/Power, Vinyasa Flow, YinYoga, Restorative and more.

Pilates Our mat Pilates classes follow the Joseph Pilates method levels 1-5 to work core abdominal muscles including the sides and back. Hip and shoulder joints are strengthened through exercises appropriate for all levels. This is a good program to combine with a Yoga style for an integrative fusion of strength and flexibility.

Meditation Slow your thoughts, silence your mind, and still your body with meditation. A variety of styles are presented in AYM meditation classes – object observation, internal body scan, moving meditation, breath-focused, and intention-based. Instructor may include essential oil aromatherapy and sound therapy with chimes and ambient music.

Cardio & Muscle Conditioning

B.A.M.  Butt, Arms and Midsection is exactly what the name says… a muscle conditioning class to firm and strengthen these key areas of the body. Light weights and calisthenics make up the routine of this class.

Bootcamp This circuit-training routine integrates intervals of cardiovascular drills with muscle conditioning calisthenics. Exercises include lunges, squats, pushups, and sprints. This class is usually held outdoors and is appropriate for participants with a basic level of strength and endurance.

Cardio Kickbox Non-stop combinations of punches, jabs, front kicks, and roundhouses from martial arts make up of the foundation of this challenging cardiovascular workout. Add pushups and crunches for a full-body workout. Appropriate for participants with a basic level of strength and endurance.

WORKSHOPS

AYM workshops, instructor trainings and certifications are fully interactive to involve participants and enhance learning. Check out our calendar to see which workshops are currently being offered. Want to host a workshop? Visit our contact page and send us a request. Click the “plus” sign to see details of any of the categories below.

Intro to Meditation

Slow your thoughts, silence your mind, and still your body with this introduction to meditation. A variety of styles are introduced and practiced to allow participants to find the best fit for their personality. Sessions include meditative breathing and visualization along with essential oil aromatherapy and sound therapy using chimes and ambient music. Schedule a one-time session or plan for on-going classes to improve group skills.

What’s My Body Type?

Do you carry most of your weight in the upper or lower part of your body, or are you naturally thin top to bottom? Learn the differences among the body types – endomorphs, ectomorphs, and mesomorphs. Get tips for eating and exercising for your specific type. Participants’ body types can be determined during the workshop if desired. Handouts provided.

Mat Pilates Instructor Training

This 8-week training program prepares instructors to teach levels 1-3 of the Joseph Pilates mat core strength program. Using The Pilates Method of Physical and Mental Conditioning by Philip Friedman and Gail Eisen as a textbook, the course focuses on the anatomy of Pilates breathing, the precision and rhythm of moves, the kinesiology and biomechanics of Pilates exercises, and teaching techniques to help instructors explain these important areas to students in a group setting. Participants will be videotaped teaching segments of a class. In order to complete the training with a certificate, students must pass a written exam with a minimum of 80% of the answers correct and a full class must be taught and observed by an AYM Pilates instructor. Check our calendar for the next training session.

Soul Line Dance Instructor Training

If you love line dancing and want to teach others how to do the latest routines, this is the training program for you. In this workshop instructors will learn proper terminology for directional cueing, choreography breakdown, how to create multilevel challenge, cueing and teaching techniques, and legal obligations. Participants may be videotaped teaching segments of a class for individual review and self critique. Workshop includes all training materials and certificate of completion.

I’m an RYT… Now What?

This workshop is for newly certified 200Hr and 500HR Registered Yoga Teachers needing experience teaching to the general public. Participants will learn:

*how to modify their yoga style for everyday people;

*The 5 Cs of creating a great Yoga experience for students;

*Legal matters specifically related to Yoga

*Modifications of every Yoga pose for those with physical limitations

*Contraindicated moves for people with high blood pressure, arthritis, and more

Participants may be videotaped teaching segments of a class in pre-established  settings.

ADDITIONAL AYM SERVICES

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Fitness Testing

AYM provides before-and-after fitness assessments for individuals or large groups. Assessments can be tailored to fit the needs and requests of your group. AYM’s FitTest Spreadsheet indicates improvements in any or all of the wellness areas listed below:

Weight, Body Fat% and BMI
Weight, body fat and the body mass index are measured using the Weight Watchers digital scale and a bioimpendance measuring device to quantify changes in lean vs fat mass in the body.

Cardiovascular
The 3-minute step test measures resting and 1-minute recovery heart rates to show improvements in the heart’s ability to efficiently pump blood throughout the body.

Strength
1-minute push-up and crunch tests evaluate core and upper body strength.

Flexibility
The sit-and-reach test is used to gauge lumbar and hamstring flexibility.

Body Composition
Measurements of 4 body locations are compared before and after to indicate inches gained or lost during the test period.

Additional Options

  • Before and After Photos
  • Individual Assessments & Recommendations
  • Explanatory Handouts for Determining Number Results
Massage, Acupuncture or Reflexology

Acupuncture, Reflexology, and Massage are three forms of alternative treatment for muscle tension, stress, chronic illness and organ disfunction. Schedule a day of services for your staff, team, family or friends or choose a therapy to learn about in a workshop.

Retreats

Are you hosting a trip for renewal, relaxation or team-building? AYM can provide sessions of fun team building activities, relaxation sessions, nature excursions, guided journaling, vision boarding and more.

Family Reunions/Birthday Parties

Are you planning a fun get-together for family and friends? AYM can provide an MC with music for all generations and hours of dance instruction and games for all ages. We can provide the sound system, wireless and corded microphones, aux cords for tapping into your laptop, smartphone or tablet for you to share your own music during the event. Email or call us to create a theme and make magic for your next event!

5K Walk/Run Warmup

 Whether it’s a 1 mile fun run, 5k road-race, or a 3-day walk, AYM will get the crowd warmed up, laughing, and stretched before, during and after the event. 5 minutes or 5 hours, 5 people or 5000 ‒ AYM’s team of instructors can make it happen. Sound equipment included if necessary

Health Fairs & Wellness Days

Need a 20-minute Zumba workout or a smoothie demonstration? AYM can do it. We can put together an action-packed day of fitness-related activities for your organization’s team, employees, friends and family. Health screenings, fitness testing, obstacle courses, dance contests, cooking demonstrations and more. Sit down with an AYM consultant to design the perfect Get-Fit program for your group or organization.

Motivational Speaking

AYM provides interactive, educational and humor-laced motivational presentations for small or large groups on a variety of topics. Popular topics include:

  • Work Life Balance
  • Womens Lifestyle & Health
  • Building Your Brand, Building Your Business
  • Introduction to Meditation
  • Tapping into the Energy Within

 

 

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