Fitness Demos 2015

Fitness Demos



Cat SchochPilates Fusion Flow
Ellen Barrett
9 am – 10 am

Pilates Fusion Flow seamlessly blends Pilates, ballet conditioning and yoga for a zen-ful total body workout. Invigorating movements performed with a thoughtful mind/body approach, make it an ideal class for all fitness levels.

Ellen Barrett is a well-known exercise video creator, with best-selling titles like Crunch: Fat Burning Pilates and Prevention Magazine’s Flat Belly Diet Workout.  From 2006 – 2011, she starred in Fit TV’s All-Star Workouts. She’s the author of four wellness books, including her latest, The 28 Days Lighter Diet (Skirt!, 2014). Combining yoga with other mind/body methods, as well as empowering self-help concepts, is her forte. She lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut with her family. Visit and for additional information.



Cat Schoch

Zumba Fitness with Cat
Catherine Schoch
10 am – 11 am

Join us for the exhilaration of Zumba® with licensed instructor Catherine Schoch. Catherine has been a pioneer of Zumba in the Hudson Valley since 2007. Her dedication and love for this program will enable you to enjoy the true Zumba experience.

Zumba is a dance fitness class that incorporates easy to follow dance steps with traditional cardio movements. Take a trip around the world as you move to the rhythms of salsa, merengue, samba, flamenco and more! Tone and tighten your entire body. Zumba is an exciting and effective exercise program that is good for the mind, body, and soul! This class is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.



Tabata Bootcamp
Liz Cort
11 – 12 pm

Tabata Bootcamp has become one of the nations’ most popular style of bootcamp class. This style of training is a unique and revolutionary approach to successfully lose weight, build muscle, and improve cardiovascular endurance through 20-10 microburst intervals.The results with microburst workouts are backed by research and make fitness fun!

Liz Cort, is the owner of Fitness Fusion of the Hudson Valley, LLC a class based studio in Red Hook, NY. Her accolades span from being a former collegiate scholarship basketball player to a fitness competitor, certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant, as well as a mother of two. Liz's passion and dedication to fitness in this community will inspire you!



Celeste Graves

T'ai Chi for Health
Ulster County Practitioners
12 – 1 pm

Celeste Graves' students and practitioners of the Sun Style Tai Chi for Health will present 3 forms. Based on the international Tai Chi for Health programs of Dr. Paul Lam, the presentations will include, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention (and relief from arthritis); Tai Chi for Energy, and the advanced 73 Sun Style Tai Chi form.

Celeste Graves, MA, is a Movement Arts Professional, combining dance, yoga, and Tai Chi  for health, well being, and wholistic fitness. She has a masters degree from New York University in Dance Therapy, is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, and is certified in Dr. Paul Lam’s international programs to teach Tai Chi for Health.




DXF-Dance Xross Fitness
Bryant "Drew" Andrews
1 – 2 pm

The concept of  DXF-Dance Xross Fitness, a group fitness program created by Drew, has a very funky edge with a Motown, Soca, R&B, Latin vibe that makes participants want to move to the music, all the while getting in shape and having fun doing it. DXF is a mix of dance, kickboxing, strength training and soul line dance. It's FUN, effective and something in it for everyone!

Bryant "Drew" Andrews is a group fitness instructor, award-winning choreographer, accomplished Hip-Hop and Latin dancer/instructor, community leader and human services professional. Drew has dedicated his life to community, arts, health and wellness. He is the Director at Center for Creative Education, founder and choreographer of the
award winning Energy Dance Company, and creator of DXF® - Dance Xross Fitness -- an intergenerational program that builds community. He was strongly influenced by his parents focus on a healthy lifestyle, and has passed that philosophy on to his children. Drew shares his strong belief that family fitness can strengthen the family bond and have a positive, long-term impact with youth and adults in the community.



Women's Self Defense, Awareness and Fight Back Seminar
Master Keith Bennett
2 – 4 pm (by registration only*)

Join Martial Arts Master Keith Bennett as he brings his popular Women’s Self Defense, Awareness, Fight Back seminar to the 2015 Women’s Health & Fitness Expo.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn practical, easy to remember steps for preventing assault through heightened awareness, as well as basic defensive maneuvers designed to create an opportunity to escape an attacker. This is the same seminar taught at the County level and hosted by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Department.

Master Bennett has been training in the Martial Arts since 1976. He is a 7th degree Black Belt and an expert in self defense and security. Master Bennett believes everyone should have at least a basic ability to protect themselves in an emergency.

*To register for this demonstration, please call 399-3766 or 331-0009