Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health & Wellness
- Wellness Services
Additional Programs & Services
Cycle - A group fitness class on stationary bicycles in which participants ride hills, flat roads, and race in the Tour de France. Non-cyclists are welcome. You determine how hard you will ride (all levels).
Zumba- This dance inspired class keeps you moving to a Latin beat. It’s a great cardiovascular workout!
Beginner Stretch & Tone - A chair-based exercise class that focuses on improving balance, strength and flexibility. Those with orthopedic limitations are welcome (any level, beginner friendly).
Basic Training - This class is a mix of step, low impact, dance and athletic drills combined to give you a great cardiovascular and strength workout. Instructors use Resist-A-Balls, weights, tubing and balance trainers to keep boredom to a minimum in this fast-paced, beginner-friendly workout (all levels).
Pilates I - This dance-based class incorporates both standing and floor exercises to improve muscular strength and endurance, especially in the abdomen and lower back (all levels).
Pilates II - This class offers the similar benefits as Pilates I however is offered at an intermediate/advanced level.
Awesome Abs - A power packed 15 minute session that focuses on strengthening the "core" muscles of the abdomen and lower back area. Great for those in a time crunch (all levels).
Bootcamp- A high intensity lunch workout in. During this class you'll build strength and endurance through various strength training exercises mixed with high intensity bursts of cardio!
Step - This fast-paced step aerobics class offers more exciting choreography and dance patterns to challenge participants while giving them a great cardiovascular workout (intermediate/advanced levels).
Tap Dance- Taught by a former professional dancer from New York, this class uses basic ballet exercises to tone and strengthen muscles and improve posture and balance. No dance experience is necessary (all levels).
Latin Dance -Learn to Cha Cha, Samba and Merengue as you move your feet to the Latin beat. (all levels)
Step Express - This fast-paced step aerobics class offers more exciting choreography and dance patterns to challenge participants while giving them a great cardiovascular workout.
OnTrack! - The first 30-minute circuit burns calories and incinerates body fat by power walking on the track, short high-intensity cardio bursts and strength training with body weight, dumbbells, bars, balls and bands.
Piloga - Incorporates Pilates and yogato strengthen, tone, and stretch. (all levels)
Mind & Body Movement Classes
Yoga Level 1 - Beginner paced yoga class with a focus on building strength, flexibility, stamina, and balance. Students will learn healthy and healing body alignment in and through yoga poses—breaking poses down so that new or refreshing students can understand how classical yoga postures work and how to implement them in a home practice. Students learn breath awareness and the therapeutic benefits of synching movement with breath. Appropriate for individuals interested in a traditional yoga class, including first time students. Instructors are able to show modifications for each pose and for general health concerns.
Yoga Level 1-2 - This class is designed to refine and build on foundational yoga postures such as standing poses, seated postures, forward bends, twists, chest openers, and more. This class continues to focus on basic alignment taught at Level 1 with an emphasis on subtle adjustment that allows for a deeper understanding of the healing benefits of yoga. Appropriate for individuals who have taken yoga classes at Level 1 for 3 to 6 months. Instructors are able to show modifications for each pose and for general health concerns.
Tai Chi - Gentle Yoga is a slower paced class focused on creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. Students will learn gentle movements, postures, slow deep-breathing, meditation, and relaxation at a pace that feels comfortable for each individual. These classes are slow and emphasize taking care . Appropriate for individuals of any ability and those with all medical conditions. Instructors are able to show modifications for each pose and for all medical conditions.
Gentle Tai Chi - This class provides gentle movement, breath, and stillness that nurtures non-judgmental awareness and a kind relationship with body and self. Both Tai Chi and Qigong principles will be incorporated. These practices have been referred to as moving meditation and powerful keys to relaxation, stress reduction, strength building, and concentration. Appropriate for individuals of any ability provided they are able to stand independently.
Health Qigong - 60 minutes of gentle movement, breath, and stillness that nurtures non-judgmental awareness and a kind relationship with body and self. This class will focus on qigong practices that still the mind, connect with the body, and soothe the heart. Practices induce a relaxation response that may positively impact the immune system, inner strength, and vital energies. Holding the body and self in compassionate loving-kindness is an important aspect of creating the conditions needed to optimize the body’s natural healing ability. Appropriate for individuals of any ability and those with all medical conditions.
Aqua Aerobics - A fast-paced shallow-water pool class that uses everything from dance routines to athletic drills to improve cardiovascular fitness. Most classes also incorporate strength training using barbells, noodles and resistance bands. Non-swimmers are welcome (all levels).
"New You" - A relaxed-pace aqua class for those who are new to exercise or who are beginning to workout again following an illness or injury. This class is designed to accommodate those with chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis. Read More
Senior Aqua - A fun-filled, joint-friendly aerobic and strength workout in a shallow-water pool. Non-swimmers are welcome in this class (all levels).
Aqua Tone - This 45 minute, joint-friendly class is designed to improve muscle strength and endurance using various types of equipment, as well as the resistance of the water. Non-swimmers are welcome (all levels).
Moms-To-Be - New mothers, as well as moms-to-be, should try this light aerobic and strength workout to keep them feeling healthy and fit. Regular aquatic exercise may relieve the low-back and leg discomfort often associated with pregnancy.