Fitness Demos 2012


Carrine Brown & Kathleen Murphy of Mac Fitness

Fitness Stage

9:30-10:30 Zumba Gold
Celeste Graves of YMCA

Fitness Stage

10:30-11:30 SmartBells
Ujjala Schwartz

Fitness Stage

11:30-12:30 Tune-uP Kundalini Shakti
Sat Tara Kaur, Ph.D.

Fitness Stage

12:30-1:30 MMAXOUT Cardio Kickin Pink Kickboxing
Laura Grande

Fitness Stage

1:30-2:30 Zumba
Lisa Mellin of Mac Fitness

Fitness Stage

2:30-3:30 10 Pounds Down
Jessica Smith

Fitness Stage

3:30-4:30 High-nrg Fitness LIVE Performance

Fitness Stage



marinasm.jpgHigh-nrg Fitness LIVE Performance
Presented by Marina

MARINA's High-nrg Fitness LIVE performance combines chart topping music with expert fitness instruction. This fun workout will entertain you as you burn off calories. Have fun and get a great workout with MARINA! Great for all levels of fitness. 

MARINA is a Certified Trainer and Billboard Charting Award Winning composer & vocalist who has lost 100 pounds while writing over 400 songs for the Health & Fitness community. Her voice has been heard on numerous commercials including Verizon, Poptarts, Exxon Mobile, Equinox and Tourneau. She has worked with a multitude of celebrity talent including Liza Minnelli, James Earl Jones, Patti LaBelle, and Carnie Wilson. Marina has also choreographed for companies including Columbia Records, BMG Records, and The Naras Foundation.

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lauragrandsm.jpgMMAXOUT Cardio Kickin Pink Kickboxing
Presented by Laura Grande

This total body workout consists of cardio, plyometric, calisthenic, weight, strength, aerobic and anaerobic training. It provides a glimpse into  the 10 week FEMALE only Mmaxout Kickin Pink Boot Camp. Whether you want to slim down or tighten up, the 10 week boot camp will get you there. This program guarantees results and will bring out your inner fighter. MMAXOUT KICKIN PINK is the NEW STRONG! 

Laura Grande has been involved in the fitness world since childhood. She became a certified Mmaxout Instructor and Mmaxout Kickin Pink Instructor in order to change lives and motivate others to become fit and live a healthy lifestyle. She has helped many realize their fitness goals through her passion for fitness and high-energy, intense workout routines.

Presented by Ujjala Schwartz

uschwartzsm.jpgExperience a whole new way to exercise integrating Stretching, Yoga, Tai Chi, Aerobics, Group and Pair workout into one short time frame with the goals of building the mind/body connection, moving the Chi energy and creating muscular endurance. It is the key that unlocks intuitive movement in the body. Smart Bells® are sculptural weights that both conform to the body and remain balanced in the circular movements of the Smart Bells® Routines. Smart Bells® are ideal for everyone regardless of age, size or fitness levels. because they are fun to use, relatively light in weight; promote flexibility, range of motion, strength, vitality and zest for life! Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Smart Bells® will be provided for workshop use.

Ujjala is a Master SmartBells Instructor with many years of experience. She has been an instructor at every east coast SmartBells Instructor Training Program and calls SmartBells, "A key that unlocks intuitive movement in the body." She views SmartBells as an artistic tool for anyone that can also be used to promote healing. 

Body Flow
Presented by Carrine Brown and Kathleen Murphy for MAC Fitness

BODYFLOW„¢ is the Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance.

Carrine has been teaching group fitness at the MAC for approximately 2 years. She is currently certified in Les Mills BODYFLOW, which is a Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates based workout that builds flexibility and strength; Les Mills CXWORX, which is a short and sharp workout that targets the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body, improving improving functional strength and assisting in injury prevention. Carrine has completed training for Les Mills BODYCOMBAT which is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai and is a cardio based workout. 

Kathy has been a group fitness instructor at MAC Fitness for over 4 years. Her initial endeavor into instructing began by becoming a certified Les Mills BODYCOMAT instructor. BODYCOMBAT is a mixed martial arts program in which participants can burn up to 800 calories in one class. Her second Les Mills certification is in BODYFLOW, a program she has been instructing for over 3 years. BODYFLOW allows participants to experience a Yoga based program, choreographed to music, which focuses on flexibility, strength, and balance. Additionally, she has recently become certified in the newest Les Mills program SH€™BAM. A cardio dance party intending to motivate participants through its music and wide range of dance styles.  

Presented by Lisa Mellin for MAC Fitness

lisamellinsm.jpgDitch the workout join the Party! Zumba is a dance fitness class that incorporates easy to follow dance steps with traditional cardio movements. Move to the rhythms of salsa, merengue, samba, flamenco and more! Zumba is an exciting and effective exercise program that is good for the mind, body, and soul!  

Lisa has been involved in high energy sports her entire life. She was a self-taught gymnast and diver as a child and has always had a love for dance. In 2007, Lisa studied and trained in Movement Science - the Pilates method. In 2008, Zumba found Lisa and she was licensed and ready to teach by 2009. Her high energy, love of dance, and Pilates training make for a great Zumba encounter that is fun, safe, and contagious . Zumba classes are changing lives everywhere €“ come and live the experience!

MAC Fitness is a company that offers two award-winning fitness clubs and an indoor arena in Kingston, New York. Improving the lives of members is their number one goal! They accomplish this by providing a friendly and motivating atmosphere, helpful staff, and excellent facilities and equipment. Ultimately, MAC wants to be the best part of every member'€™s day!

Tune-uP Kundalini Shakti 
Presented by Sat Tara Kaur, Ph.D.

Guided movement to music and mantra, incorporating breathing techniques and hand mudras, to release blockages and activate energy up the chakras in a spiral dance from the Root to the Crown to connect to Kundalini Shakti, Divine Feminine Life Vibration.

For all fitness levels. We begin where we are; we choose where we go. Barefoot, we build a strong connection to our lower triangle, centering in our solar plexus, seat of our identity. The fire in our belly opens our heart chakra, our mind clears and our energy rises to the crown chakra connecting us with universal life energy. Tone your body, calm your mind, raise your spirit. Tune-uP Kundalini Shakti to live in harmony with the rhythm of life and unleash your fullest potential.

Sat Tara Kaur, Ph.D. began studying Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, in 1978 while earning her M.A. from the Divinity School of The University of Chicago. Author of many articles and several books, including Conversations with Experience, Sat Tara earned her Ph.D. in Communications with specializations in cultural studies, mass media, and feminist theory from the University of Iowa. In 2005, she took Self Mastery Teacher Training at Yogi Bhajan's headquarters in New Mexico and was given her spiritual name which translates as Priestess of Truth. She has studied with Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., author of Meditation as Medicine and with Hari Kaur Khalsa, author of A Woman's Book of Yoga. Like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sat Tara is "an aid and friend to those who would live in the spirit." An ordained minister, Sat Tara presides at Ceremonies for Life's Meaning Moments from Birth to Final Breath. Sat Tara teaches private, small group classes and workshops in Kundalini Yoga, lectures on the The History of Her Story: the Journey of the Divine Feminine from 30,000 B.C. to Last Night's TV, and does individual yogic alignment counseling.

ymcasm.jpgYMCA TRX Suspension Training
Presented by Bill Becker
for YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County

A unique workout that develops strength, balance, flexibility & core stability SIMULTANEOUSLY,leveraging gravity & your body weight in hundreds of exercises. Work new muscles like never before.

Zumba Gold
Presented by Celeste Graves for YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County

Zumba Gold takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. What stays the same are all the elements the Zumba Fitness-Party is known for: the zesty Latin music, salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton; the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere.

Celeste Graves-Hoyal is a Fitness Professional with a strong focus on the Movement Arts of Dance, T'ai Chi, and Yoga. With a masters degree in Dance Therapy from New York University, Celeste runs her movement classes with a therapeutic awareness that enriches the natural health benefits already inherent in movement and dance. She is very excited with the beneficial results she is seeing in her ZUMBA GOLD participants - at the YMCA in Kingston and in other venues throughout Ulster and Green Counties.