Total Body Exercise Classes At Your Exercise Adventures (YEA):
We offer live 2 way online classes that provide total body workouts for those with and those with no previous fitness training. In these live 2 way classes, Linda M Hughes will be in her studio working through the internet with you in your workout space.
There are 2 types of workout classes offered each week for Low Impact Novice Level Exercises For Customized Personal Growth.
Low Impact Novice Level - this class is for adults that want to take a slower paced more conservative approach towards their fitness goals. Although offered as a group, your specific training will be customized to fit your level of fitness. As your fitness improves, you can stay in this class or move into the Strength, Flexibility, Power class.
Private Classes are available at a different rate. Please visit this page for details.
General Group Class Notes:
Group Classes offered on this site are for no more than 6 people, available times/days listed on the calendar. On the calendar, "# open" refers to openings available for that class, "closed" means that there are no openings. If your timeslot is not available contact us to be put on a wait list.
None of these listed classes are "drop-in" classes and you will be considered one of the 6 participants in that class. If you are not interested in regular attendance, then we advise you to sign up for a private session if available. Thanks for honoring the spriit of the group class.
When picking an available time, you may be the only one in that class until the other 5 join you. There will be no additional charge for this private training, but there will also be no deduction to your monthly fee when the other 5 do join in.
Low Impact Novice Level Exercise Classes
These classes are offered 2 times/week because we want you to begin your exercise adventure more conservatively. We want you to develop the habit of coming to class on a consistent basis. And then we want to help you learn how to safely condition your body. If you choose to only participate in 1/week, there is no deduction from your monthly fee.
Already On An Adventure, Need To Improve Your Competive/Performance Edge?
If you are already signed up for a specific adventure(currently Scottish Highland Games, Celtic Bellydancing and Sword Art, you will be given access to the Strength, Power & Flexibility group classes for a reduced rate(sign up details will be available on your "my account" page.
These classes require a minimum of 8'x8'space and exercises can be done inside or outside. Many people practice in their basements, bedrooms, back yards, patios, decks or driveways, work gyms, areas around their work place. The image to the right is of one of my favorite places to work out, dance, do sword art or throw the games. I have spent many summer and fall days here, sun up to sun down. Try working out in the great outdoors, it is very satisfying.
Internet connection is required. This is not supplied to athlete/performers by YEA.
Currently, all YEA members take the classes through their smartphones, tablets or through laptops. Plan on having a secure method to support your device - tripod, tabletop, etc.- to allow you to step away to try the movements being taught. At the present time we are using the 3rd party video conferencing software: https://whereby.com/.
You will be able to sign up for a free account with them and then log right into the webcam of your class. Other things to consider having available for indoor/outdoor sessions:
- charger & power chord
- a camp chair
- an unbrella
Because you will be taking these classes at your home/office, we are going to use a combination of dynamic stretching, bodyweight and low impact cardio exercises.
This means that you don't have to run out and buy any equipment before you start. When and if you can purchase your own set of either bands, dumbbells, or kettlebells, this will assist your strength gains.
Due to Covid-19, weights of any kind are in short supply or very expensive. When you get the to point in your training that you want to add weights, there are all kinds of creative ways to do so.
Examples: one exercise class member is currently using canned food items in her pantry as weights.
Another Example: For those of you that are also highland games athletes, your implements are weights. Challenging to use them as designed, all of your implements can be turned into a lifting weight. Pushing and pulling on a 20# stone or a 56# WOB/WFD weight or using a caber as a landmine will give you all kinds of new challenges.
With a little bit of imagination and the determination to progress, you will be able to do anything. Don't let any excuses get in your way.
Always be ready to take these exercises outside to your yard, an empty field, to a park, beach or the mountains.
Anything done outside is more fun.