All group exercise classes are included in your Water’s Edge membership. A guest may attend for a fee of $15 per class or by purchasing a day pass for $15 (includes all facility usage). Group exercise classes packages of 5, 10, and 20 classes may be purchased at the front desk.
Class Reservations Required
Reservations can be made up to seven days in advance. Non-members must pay at time of reservation. Please make sure to give your name and class day and time when reserving your group exercise spot. You can also call to reserve class space at 541-506-5779.
Please notify us 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend a class so that we can offer your spot to the next person on the waiting list.
When to Arrive
Please try to arrive 15 minutes prior to your class start time. Have your area set up (yoga mat, weights, etc.) to begin class on time. If you are new to a class this will also give the instructor time to help you get acquainted with how to best get ready. If you are attending one of our aquatic classes, please arrive with enough time to shower before entering the pool.
What to Bring
You are encouraged to bring a water bottle to all of our group exercise classes. Filtered water is available from the dispenser in our fitness area.
There are a limited number of yoga mats available for general use. You are encouraged to bring your own mat to any yoga classes.
We welcome participants of all fitness levels, as our certified instructors are trained to show you modifications to exercises to best fit your individual needs. The following descriptions may help you decide which of our many classes will help you best reach your fitness goals.
* Introductory Classes
These introductory classes are designed for those new to group fitness. Classes are often shorter in duration, and lower in intensity, with more individualized instruction. Each class includes a brief educational component. In addition to beginners, these classes are ideal for those recovering from injury or with physical limitations.
** Mid-Level Classes
These mid-level classes are great for those who have developed a basic fitness foundation and feel comfortable doing most exercises without major modification. These classes are perfect to add to your regular fitness routine to help you reach your personal fitness goals in a fun energizing environment.
*** High-Intensity Classes
Currently not offered due to state guidelines during COVID-19 pandemic.
Basic Barre, a movement, strength and balance class individually adapted for all levels and abilities. Small isolated movements and large range motion gently elevate heart weight and sequenced repetitions incorporate upper and lower body movements to increase strength, flexibility and balance. Exercises can be done sitting, standing or on a mat. Participants work to their own ability and comfort in a relaxing supportive camaraderie. Mats and small weights are available for your use at Water’s Edge.
Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield is a certified Spin and Barre Intensity instructor who has taught group exercise at Water’s Edge since 2014.
Basic Barre: Deschutes Room – Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield
Biker’s Barre is a low-impact, cardio workout in a fun, supportive environment where participants work at their own comfort level. The first 20 minutes of class is spent warming up on stationary bikes to easy listening music. Next, we move to the floor to do core and weight work. Back on the bike for another 10 to 15 minutes, then finish the class doing varied Barre stretches. This is a perfect class for those just beginning an exercise program to increase endurance and a fitness level.
9 am Tuesdays & Thursdays
A dynamic combination of bodyweight, weightlifting exercises and plyometric drills that encourages muscle and cardio endurance, strength and power! Intensely fun!
Gentle Yoga is suited for all levels of experience and flexibility. This practice focuses on increasing flexibility, gaining strength and improving balance. Class will begin and end with guided relaxation.
**Bring a mat and water (and although not required for class, a yoga block and/or strap are recommended)
This indoor cycling class offers a nonimpact, highly effective way to get a vigorous workout. Instructors will guide you through a routine of consistent pedaling to burn some serious calories. Ride as a group but personalize your exertion level with our adjustable resistance stationary bikes.
This class teaches the basic principles of Tai Chi: breath work, spinal alignment, stance, footwork and fundamental movements.
Tai Chi: Rock Creek Room – Stan Starr
This water workout includes a variation of upper- and lower-body resistance moves designed to improve muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness. Raise your heart rate and have fun challenging your muscles in this low-impact class. Currently not offered due to state guidelines for COVID-19 pandemic.