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Group Fitness

Looking for a fun, friendly environment to motivate and challenge you?

Our Group Fitness has it all, and for every level -whether you want high intensity, low impact, or serious muscle burn, we’ve got the moves that will energize and tone you.

Check out our classes below and Instructors lower on the page.

Class reservations may be done up to 24 hours in advance, either in person or over the phone.

Call 541-663-0462 to reserve your spot in a class today! 

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Group Fitness Classes – We like to mix up our offerings, so not all classes are offered year-around.

 

Offsite LivFit Classes
Mountain Valley Fitness has partnered with LivFit to offer classes like Zumba, Yoga and YoPi. These classes are conducted offsite from Mountain Valley Fitness at The Art Center (AC): 1006 Penn Ave in La Grande, OR.
Instructor: Olivia Westenskow Visit Liv’s website for more class details!
Days/Times: Click Here for her summer class schedule (her current class times can also be found in our class schedule calendar).
Indoor Cycling
Would you like to pedal your way to a healthier life? If so, join us for an indoor cycling class that advocates using authentic outdoor riding techniques in an indoor setting. Indoor cycling is an experience that will challenge all fitness levels while helping you attain a great workout with powerful results. This class is user-friendly, non-intimidating and appealing to a wide variety of participants who can ride side by side while reaching their own individual fitness goals. 10 Person Capacity
Instructors: Andy Perry, Tracy Christopher and Kirk Creech
Beatz Antique 55+
This class provides a dance/aerobic workout designed for individuals 55 years and older. Featuring music from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s! This great workout focuses on balance, posture, core strength, range of motion, and more! No memorizing choreography, just come and have a great time!
Instructors: MaryAnn Zimmerman
Ab-Domination
Ab-Domination is a 30-minute high intensity core-strengthening class. It includes a variety of exercises that emphasize the muscles of the stomach, obliques, and lower back. Each exercise can be modified to care to participants of all ages and abilities. If you’re ready to push yourself for 30-minutes of grueling abdominal exercises to get a tightened and toned mid-section, come try AB-DOMINATION!
Instructor: Derek “The Abdominator” Harmon
Suspension Training
Suspension Training was developed in the Navy SEALs and uses your own body weight to develop strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability at the same time. Suspension Training relies on gravity and the user’s body weight to create hundreds of exercises for every fitness goal. Come and try this fast, effective, total body workout that is safe for people of ALL fitness levels! 12 Person Capacity
Instructors: Kirk Creech
Qigong/Taichi
Ancient Chinese disciplines involving a continuous series of controlled and slow movements. We will practice Qigong exercises as a way to ready the body to practice Yang 24 Simplified Taichi, the practical application of a martial art designed to improve physical and mental well-being. Using the breath, we will ground, center, and open, moving into colorfully named postures, improving our balance and moving with confidence. As you begin to move energy around, you will be astounded at how good it makes you feel and how easy it is to do anywhere!
Instructor: MaryAnn Zimmerman
Water Aichi
A form of Qigong/Taichi practiced in warm water, we will move through 38 steps, starting with “contemplating” and ending with “surrounding”, using the breath to energize us. An incredibly great workout without the impact of gravity, moving in water focuses the mind and allows us to work the body in a way we cannot do on dry land. Excellent for feeling like you CAN, when you’ve been feeling like you can’t.
Instructor: MaryAnn Zimmerman
Senior Circuit
The Senior Circuit is for members 55 years of age or older. Participants move through 12 stations/exercises at a quick tempo (30 seconds to move and 30 seconds at each exercise) for one hour. In a typical session, they will complete five full circuits, doing 60 exercises in 60 minutes. Exercises include those that improve balance and total body strength and endurance. Sessions are limited to 12 participants.
Instructors: Mike Wood, Sorrel Ward and Kirk Creech
H.I.I.T.
Come experience a high intensity circuit and calorie torching conditioning all while working your core, arms, and legs. This class provides the benefits of cardio and weight training programs. Work it out in the great outdoors!
Instructors: Derek Harmon, Lasa Baxter
HIIT Suspension
This high energy and entertaining class will have you working against your own body weight! Not to worry, this class is made for everyone! Class participants are able to make body weight lifts easy to hard with just one step. You will have complete control over your own straps that are suspended from the ceiling while Trainer Sarah encourages you the entire time. This is an extremely positive environment that members of any fitness level will be able to enjoy. We jump, we lift, and we laugh the whole hour. Learn to control your own body weight and defy gravity with this full-body workout suspension class.
Instructor: to be determined
HIIT Kettlebells
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Kettlebells uses two amazing weight loss tools and combines them for a great calorie burn. Spend 45 minutes getting your butt kicked and walk away with 400+ calories burned – and a stronger YOU. You’ll get your cardio in for the day as well as a good amount of resistance training. Start with a lighter kettlebell and keep challenging yourself by increasing the weight as you get stronger! We’ll work a little bit of everything, so come prepared for a full-body workout. We always have a good time!
Instructor: Taylor Walden
Pilates                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pilates is a one-hour class. We will be using our own resistance to build a strong body starting at the core; abdomen, back, and hips. Pilates is a focus of control, fluid movements, breathing, flexibility, and coordination. I will add my own twist on my favorite Pilates moves and try and challenge everyone to take their body outside its comfort zone, and find out what we think we “can’t do” and recognize that we can! Using my favorite yoga moves, we will wind down to stretch.

Instructor: Stephanie Anderson

Glow-Cycle
Think Indoor Cycling… But Better! Glow-Cycle is the perfect way to take your cycling class to next level. Wear neon colors and get ready to sweat – this class will get you in the zone! 10 Person Capacity
Instructor: Angela Cain
SPARQ
Speed. Explosive Power. Agility. Strength. Endurance. All things that will be improved with the all new SPARQ class. It’s specifically designed for Junior High and High School-aged athletes. All participants will be guided through a well-rounded exercise regime to ensure proper technique. Teamwork is highly encouraged. All sports are welcome. Offered during fair weather months.
Instructor: Derek Harmon
Outdoor Adventures
Tired of spending your Saturdays in the gym? Join us every Saturday morning for a new adventure…Outside! Adventures usually take around 1 hour (if it will take more time, we’ll be sure to let you know). Classes will vary each week between cycling, hiking, and running and will happen off-site. Offered during fair weather months.
Instructor: TBD
Water Aerobics
Tone and sculpt your body with no impact to your joints. This popular water aerobics workout is a swimming blend of cardio and resistance training, and may incorporate resistance tools such as buoyant water weights and noodles.
Instructor: Michael Cooney

Group Fitness Instructors

Olivia Westenskow

Owner of Liv Fit LLC, CPT, and Fitness Professional
Since 2005, Liv has become well versed in many areas of fitness instruction. She has taught clogging, ballroom dance, aerobics, aqua fitness, bootcamp and stability ball classes in the past.

Through her years of experience, she has developed unique methods of teaching and have used that creativity to design class formats such as YoPi(TM) and KettleHIIT(TM). She is an AFAA certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, hold advanced certifications in Yoga and Pilates, and am a licensed Zumba, Zumba Gold and ZumbAtomic (Zumba for Kids!) instructor.

Aside from her love of dance and fitness, she is also the wife of a dedicated and extremely supportive husband who happens to be a brilliant high school English teacher and avid outdoorsman. She is also a mother of three amazing and energetic boys. When she is not dancing or teaching classes, she loves to visit with family and friends, read, write, bake and travel. When she can combine all of that together – it’s heaven!

 MaryAnn Zimmermann

MaryAnn has been a yogi, musician, and artist for 30 years, joining the Mountain Valley Family in 2012. She believes that being alive means moving, creating, and sharing with healing coming from the breath and empowerment coming when healers teach others how to heal. She has been a student of John Scott, Jayne Dejong, Gypsy Caravan, Phillip Charette, S.U.N.Y. Fredonia School of Music, Brothers of the Baladi, Bishop Pious A. Benicasa, Kat Galloway, and other amazing teachers for her training in Ashtanga Yoga, Taichi, Belly Dancing, sining, pottery, and more! At this time, MaryAnn has enjoyed providing instruction for the Water Aichi, Beatz Antique, and Qigong/Taichi classes!

 Andy Perry

Tracy Christopher

Angela Cain

Stephanie Anderson

MVF&H Trainers:  Derek Harmon, Kimberly Hibbert, Kirk Creech, Lasa Baxter, Taylor Walden, Sorrel Ward, Michael Cooney, Mike Wood.