Group Fitness Activities at The Oaks are divided between Cardio Classes (to increase cardiovascular capacity, condition the lungs, and burn fat), Strength Classes (to build lean muscle mass and shape the physique), and Flexibility Classes (to promote muscular flexibility, range of motion of joints, balance, coordination, and stress relief). We suggest a foundation of one class of each type per day, adding according to your energy level and interest! If you are deconditioned, or have special physical needs, we suggest that you set up an appointment with one of our Personal Trainers to tailor your time at The Oaks safely.
Our schedule of activities changes seasonally - you will receive a current schedule of classes and times upon arrival. (SAMPLE OF CLASSES DURING A WEEK AT THE OAKS)
Aquatic Workouts Aquatic cardio and toning classes are offered daily. Nothing beats the water for working out in every way! No swimming skills required.
**Advanced Mountain Hike A vigorous 6.5 - 8 mile hike in the foothill terrain of The Ojai Valley. For guests with advanced fitness levels. Sign up at front desk required. Recommended for guests who have successfully completed the Brisk Walk or Mini Hike. (1.5- 2 hours)
Aqua Zumba This class offers a safe challenging, water-based workout that's cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and exhilarating beyond belief. It's a Latin Dance Pool Party.
**Brisk Walk A three mile brisk pace for Intermediate Level Walkers. Great cardiovascular benefits. Ojai is beautiful in the morning! Leaders sets a 15-17 minute mile pace. (1 hour)
**Cardio Achieve your cardiovascular capacity with varying daily offerings that include step, circuit training, dance, kick-box or classic aerobics. (Class type is SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!) (50 min.)
**Hoop-La! Weighted hula hoops add a twist to childhood fun - great for the waistline & coordination (45 min.) (image)
Dance Classes Lift your spirits with a variety of creative dance styles including Zumba, Belly, Funk, African, SPAcifically for you! Something different each day! (Some classes cardio) (45-50 min.)
Mind-Body Awareness Stretch and refresh your body and mind with range of motion movements to melt away stress and tension. With Sheila*, learn her vigorous 5 minutes of fitness! Reconnect your mind and body with this Oaks’ landmark class! (50 min.)
**Intermediate Hike A brisk 4 mile hike in the foothill terrain of The Ojai Valley. Designed for guests with intermediate fitness levels. Unsure of your fitness level? Try a Brisk Walk first. Spectacular views. (90 min.) (NOTE: Saturday hike is an Intermediate Hike, with an option to extend to an advanced hike)
Morning Stroll A gently paced 30 min stroll around town.
**Muscle Conditioning Strengthen your muscles, boost your metabolism, and build your bones working with free weights and other strength tools. One through ten-pound hand weights available to accommodate all fitness levels. (45 min.)
**On the Ball Stretch, strengthen and have a ball on our stability balls designed to build and lengthen muscles, increase balance, and increase flexibility. (45 min)
**Pilates Inspired Mat Class Strengthen and lengthen your core muscles without machines. (This intermediate class will offer some modifications for beginners)! (45 min.) Just added: New One-on-One Pilates Machine Training!
Qi Gong This ancient Chinese discipline blends motion, breath and poetic precision.
Relaxing Yoga Relaxing gentle stretches and yoga techniques restfully conclude your day. Sorry, no late arrival! (50 min.)
Roller Blading Learn how to have fun and get fit too! Instruction, safety and equipment in this class suitable for all levels. SIGN UP REQUIRED! See Desk (90 – 120 min.)
**Simple Step The basic Step moves at the cardiovascular intensity that suits you. (45 min.)
**Top to Bottom Toning Improve your strength using the stability ball and fitness tubes. For home use you can purchase Top to Bottom Kits at the Nest and achieve your fitness strength goals! (50 min.)
**Yoga for Strength Active postures, at an intermediate pace to enhance strength, balance and alignment. Yoga experience strongly suggested. Please, no late arrival. (45-50 min.)
**These Intermediate level classes are not suitable for true beginners. For those with a higher level of fitness, please be willing to attend multiple classes for an accumulated cardio/strength experience! Classes are geared to accommodate most fitness levels and to keep our average guest busy and safe!
High Intermediate/Advanced Levels – Grab a pass to the Athletic Club for Spinning, Lap Swimming, or advanced Vinyasa Yoga- ($5 daily charge) See the Front Desk for their schedule!!
All activities subject to change.
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