On-going Series, Special Events and Small Group Personal Training

Specialty series  and events are designed with specific start and end dates and students are expected to attend all classes within the time frame. Students learn through an established progression of content and technique. Due to the nature of instruction, class enrollments typically are small in number. Examples of a specialty series are Small Group Personal Training, Tai Chi and Yoga with a Chair.  Events are periodically scheduled at Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center to provide focused learning or skill development in specific topics and movement disciplines. The events include workshops, intensives, seminars, clinics, camps, and special presentations. To select, purchase, and register for specialty classes and events, click on the link to the events. Scroll down or use the quick links listed to find Tai Chi and Yoga with a Chair…and other event(s) of your choice.
Small Group Personal Training
Tai Chi Series and Qigong
Moving to Heal
Yoga with a Chair Series
Candlelight Yin Yoga Fundraiser

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Click HERE to reserve your spot for this Yin Yoga and Loving Kindness Meditation charity event with instructor Barb Sorenson. Recommended props: Blocks, Blankets, Yoga strap, Bolster. Feel free to call the studio with any questions at 319-337-4777.

Body Moves studio is excited to offer two NEW movements with a basis in Nia Fitness Technique.  Move IT  and Moving to Heal.  Read more about the series and please feel free to call the studio line with your questions at 319.337.4777.

Move IT is conditioning interval training for the entire body Blue Belt instructor, Ama Mothershed re-defines interval-training class with a  flow, transitioning your body naturally between movements.  It’s an experience to leave you sweating, yet smiling as you unearth potential of your body’s way
Each class delivers four types of conditioning: aerobic, anaerobic, reflexive, and voluntary.  Move IT series is appropriate for beginners as well as advanced movers!

The next 8-week series will begin early in 2019, meeting each Wednesday from 9:00 am. to 10:00. Join certified instructor Ama Mothershed to amp up cardiovascular conditioning, improve strength, dexterity, muscle tone and range of motion with our new Move IT series. You’ll also gain a deeper awareness of your body anatomy.

Space is limited for this beneficial series. CLICK HERE to reserve your space for Moving to Heal with Kathy on Fridays.  Tuition is $132.  Feel free to call the studio line with any questions about the  M2H Series a.t 319-337-4777

 Tai Chi and Qigong

Qigong is a class of moving meditation meeting each Tuesday with instructor Sue Campney.  You can drop into qigong any week to promote healthy “qi”(energy), to relieve stress, build stamina,  and increase vitality by stimulating the acupuncture organ meridians for overall improved well-being.  To sign up for a $15 single-class of qigong click HERE or visit our our regular CLASS SCHEDULE .

Tai Chi lifts the spirit and calms the mind. This ancient marital art uses slow, flowing movement and postures that increase balance, strength, focus, energy, and grounding. Based on simple but challenging principles of movement, T’ai Chi is not just exercise, it is a way to move through life!  Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center now offers four levels of T’ai Chi. Registration is limited.  Register below for the T’ai Chi practice of your choice:

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Introduction to Tai Chi         6 Week series beginning  Oct 25
Meetings each Thursday      5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuition $90

Tai Chi Level 2                          8 Week series beginning  Nov 1
Meetings each Thursday      6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuition $125

 Form Correction Level 1      8 week series beginning Nov 12
Meetings each Monday   6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Tuition $125

Form Correction Level 2     8 week series beginning Nov 12               
Meetings each Monday  5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Tuition $125

T’ai Chi is a progressive series.  As you progress though the 37 posture short form, Cheng  Man-Ching style, new postures will be introduced. Students will build upon the short form postures while continuing to practice the basic principles. Upon completion of the form, students continue to make adjustments, implement basic principles and practice Form Correction.  Each of the sessions is 60 minutes in length.  Tuition for T’ai Chi is independent from monthly unlimited and free-class options.  Feel free to call the Studio at 319.337.4777 if you have questions.

Yoga with a Chair –
 Instructor Robin Ungar

Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Chair Yoga March 2017 Coralville
What is Yoga with a Chair?

Yoga with a Chair is a very gentle form of yoga which works your muscles and joints to increase flexibility/mobility, strength, balance, energy, and relaxation. It helps to firm and tone the body.

The exercise of Yoga with a Chair encourages proper breathing, improved posture and light form of meditation. It has been known to help with reducing blood pressure, improves circulation, quickens recovery from injuries and surgery and improves sleep. It is a pleasurable way for people with physical limitation to experience the overall well -being of the body, mind, emotions and spirit.
Join certified Body Moves yoga instructor Robin Ungar each Wednesday at 10:30.  Each session is one hour. 
This is yoga without having to get up and down from the floor, and using a chair to make poses accessible to everyone. The practice is perfect for anyone with physical limitations who wants to find an adaptive form of yoga; also for those wanting to learn about yoga and basic poses for the first time, or as a refresher. There is an emphasis on breath work as a method of relaxation and focus. Reserve your spot early as class size is limited. Dress in comfortable clothes. $96 for the 8 Week Series. Call the studio to reserve your space. 

Small Group Personal Training

Two fastest growing trends in wellness are Functional Fitness and Small Group Personal Training, and for good reason!   Together they can help you achieve the changes that you want so that you can live an active, full, and satisfying life~ Meet Trainers Jake, Rochelle and Catherine!

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Our Small Group Personal Training Program focuses on Functional Fitness. What is Functional Fitness? It’s an exercise program of movements that leads to enhanced performance in every-day life!

It’s much more than just strength training and cardio exercise. In our program, initial assessments will address your health concerns, and include screenings of your lower and upper body strength, cardio-respiratory level, your balance, agility, and flexibility. We’ll learn about your current daily health behavior practices that help and that interfere with you staying on a wellness track. Your trainer and group members will work with you to achieve your goals for greater health, fitness and wellness, while also paying strict attention to the ACSM (American College of Sport Medicine) Exercise Guidelines for overall adult wellness and fitness.

How to get started…

You will meet with your trainer and small group twice a week for 7 – 12 months. This is a program designed for long-term success and lifestyle change. You will have the added support of up to 5 total people in your program. Not only does research positively support small group training for social and motivational support, but it allows for personalized training that is affordable. It is the best of all worlds in fitness programs! Call us at 319-337-4777 to reserve one of the five spaces in a training group. Small Group Training Cover for WEBSITE
During this new program, trainers Jake Villhauer, Cathryn Lucas, Natasja Schroeder and Holly Carpenter will design individualized workouts for you based on your needs, wants and aspirations.  Our trainers are experienced in working with adults who want to lead active vital lives.  Our small group personal trainers know that people generally underestimate what they can accomplish in overall functional fitness and wellness.  Our trainers will evaluate your progress throughout the program and lead you to reach realistic goals.  What you do in this program will surprise you and will positively impact you now as well as later in life, in your 70s, 80s, and 90s.  The rewards of being in this program are priceless!