Class Descriptions

Group Fitness Class Schedules

Back Bay | Cambridge | Chestnut Hill | Coolidge Corner



Group Fitness Class Descriptions


CORE- Health and strength start with the core. We will help you build a more stable, powerful abdomen and lower back to improve fitness, straighten posture and provide a foundation for an active daily life.

FORGE- With elements of cardio, Forge is a strength building class that challenges your muscular endurance and transforms your body from head to toe.

PRESS- Press is all about building strength and utilizes a variety of equipment to sculpt all major muscle groups. No Cardio!

BODY PUMP®- By utilizing the barbell system and a step, you’ll feel the burn and get the results you came for in strength workout.

STRONG WOMEN- Strength training workout designed by Dr. Miriam Nelson, providing various benefits including increased muscle mass and strength, improved bone density, and reduced risk for diabetes! All levels are welcome, as the simple strong movements may be made more intense with heavier weights!

BODY EXPRESS- A 30 minute express version of the orginal barbell workout! Utilizing the barbell system and a step, you’ll train all muscle groups to exhaustion in this strength workout.



IMPACT– With gloves and mitts get ready to feel the burn in this high intensity boxing class. The instructor will lead you through a professional boxer workout with extreme fitness drills.

CARDIO KICK– Punch, kick and block your way through this fun and challenging cardiovascular workout.

BODY COMBAT®- BODYCOMBAT is the fiercely energetic martial arts workout where you are totally unleashed and empowered. Karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai enthusiasts will especially enjoy this.


High Intensity:

Ignite- Ignite is a fast-paced metabolic conditioning class that will push you to your limits with high intensity cardio intervals interspersed with muscle-defining moves.

OCTANE- Not your typical bootcamp, Octane uses 8 innovative training stations with specialty equipment to work the entire body. This fast-paced workout is sure to deliver results.

TABATA- This is the workout fitness experts have been raving about. Tabata features 20 second intervals of extreme exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated eight times. These bursts of intense work will torch calories and strengthen your entire body.

BODY ATTACK®- BODYATTACK is the sports-inspired cardio workout for building strength and stamina. This high-energy interval training class combines athletic aerobic movements with strength and stabilization exercises. Dynamic instructors and powerful music motivate everyone towards their fitness goals, from the weekend athlete to the hard-core competitor!



PULSE- Ride to the rhythm. Pulse mixes a variety of tempos and drills over 45 minutes of music.

SHIFT- Bring the road indoors. This invigorating 45 minute class emphasizes cycling drills, training, and technique.

RPM® – A cycling workout that delivers maximum results with minimum impact on your joints. Tune in to some great music and get your pedals spinning as your instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. Available only at the Coolidge Corner location.


STEP- Step is not a thing of the 90’s at Healthworks! The benefits of step aerobics are proven to strengthen and tone muscle groups, and improve coordination. This low impact class uses cardio work to produce an easy-to-learn and effective workout.

LOCOMOTION- 30 mins. of easy to follow low impact aerobics followed by 30 mins. of strength training.



ZUMBA®- The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms, and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got Zumba!

NIA DANCE- Explore a new kind of movement that incorporates moves from dance, martial arts and other disciplines.

BODY JAM® BODYJAM is the cardio workout where you are free to enjoy the sensation of dance. An addictive fusion of the latest dance moves and hottest new sounds puts the emphasis as much on having fun as breaking a sweat.



SCULPT YOGA – An athletic approach to yoga, this fast-paced Vinyasa Flow fuses traditional poses with strength training and cardio intervals. Set to an upbeat playlist, this class will tone, boost stamina, and improve flexibility. All levels are welcome.

FUSION- A fluid blend of movements based in Pilates and yoga that will challenge the full body with a special emphasis to take your core to the next level!

BARRE- This full-body workout will shape leaner, longer muscles the bulk. Using the ballet barre and your own body weight, you will be guided through postures inspired by yoga and Pilates. This class focuses on the essentials: alignment, form and safety — with limited cardio or the use of props.

BARRE SPORT- Taking Barre to the next level! This fast-paced class incorporates Pilates, dance, cardio intervals and strength training all while stationed at the ballet barre. Some prior barre experience is recommended.

FLOW YOGA I & II- Flowing from one pose to the next, linked by breath and focus, our Vinyasa class connects longer poses to build strength and flexibility. Class may be more focused on strength or flexibility, or mixed based on the instructor. Slow pace. 5-8 breaths per pose.

POWER YOGA I & II- A more athletic approach to yoga with a faster pace and challenging sequence that builds heat, stamina, lean muscle mass, and increased flexibility.Quick pace. 1-3 breaths per pose.

SLOW FLOW YOGA- This class leads practitioners through a slow flow of postures, breathing, and relaxation techniques. This meditative practice includes longer holds to ignite the body’s internal heat and allow deep release to occur. Students learn to balance strength with flexibility and effort with surrender in each pose.

GENTLE YOGA- Enjoy the harmonizing benefits of yoga through this practice of gentle stretching and strengthening, breathwork, relaxation and meditation. This class provides clear instructions and modifications, making it accessible to practitioners of all levels.

VINYASA YOGA- A flowing style of yoga that deeply integrates breath and movement, awareness and alignment, and stability and flexibility. Thoughtful sequencing and moderate pacing keep the body gracefully engaged and stimulate mindful focus. This is a physically challenging class that is best for advanced beginners, or intermediate to advanced practitioners.

KUNDALINI YOGA- This style incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises, mantras, mudras and meditation to awaken the Kundalini (serpent) energy housed at the base of the spine. Brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini yoga is an ancient tool for promoting physical well-being, expanding consciousness and tapping into creativity. This class is open to all levels.

THERAPEUTIC FLOW-A unique style developed by Bo Forbes, Therapeutic Yoga is a fusion of Vinyasa yoga and bodywork involving frequent isometric stretches, innovative use of props, and creative sequencing. A synergy of long holds, a slow flow of poses seamlessly linked by the breath, and extensive alignment instruction, Therapeutic Yoga is designed to promote myofascial release and expansion while enhancing students’ self-knowledge and body awareness. All classes have assistants with extensive training from Bo in the Art of Assisting.

RESTORATIVE YOGA- A calming, therapeutic style that involves passive stretching while supported by bolsters and blankets. Restorative yoga quiets the nervous system and deepens the relaxation response. It helps to reduce anxiety and depression, facilitate restful sleep, bolster immunity, and promote healing of soft tissue injuries. This class is ideal for pregnancy, injuries, older and beginning students, and as a complement to a more vigorous yoga practice.


Pre and Post Natal:

MOMMY AND ME- Perfect for new moms, this muscle conditioning class may also incorporate your little one. To help build endurance, cardio may be added to some class formats. For safety reasons, only non-crawling infants may be admitted into class.

PRENATAL YOGA- Yoga class specifically designed for expecting and new moms. This type of yoga is designed to increase circulation and strength as well as help to alleviate lower back pain.