GreatLIFE’s new virtual workouts offer options for busy fitness-seekers

Oct. 9, 2019

This paid piece is sponsored by GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness. 

Gone are the days when a busy schedule or absent instructor could keep you from missing a fitness class.

Thanks to a new offering at GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness, members now have tons of new options for classes and a backup plan in case their regular instructor has to miss a class.

It’s thanks to a program by Les Mills International, which offers several outstanding fitness classes now delivered virtually at GreatLIFE’s EmBe and Woodlake Athletic Club locations.

“This isn’t a replacement for our live classes but rather a way to be able to offer even more classes that supplement our live classes and work with people’s wide variety of schedules,” said Kristen Koeller, front-end team lead.

“We’re now able to accommodate nearly anyone, no matter what their schedule, with some amazing classes.”

GreatLIFE members still go to the fitness center and participate in the class as a group. The only difference is that the instructor leads the course on a large screen in the room.

“The classes presented in a virtual environment are the same classes we as instructors learn from,” Koeller said. “They’re very well put together. It’s a master class. You get really high-quality presenters from all over the world. This is their full-time job. They live and breathe it, and so the quality is fantastic.”

GreatLIFE already offers one Les Mills class – BodyPump – in person. Now, that class also is offered virtually, along with other Les Mills classes:

  • BodyCombat, a martial arts-inspired kickboxing class.
  • Barre.
  • Body Flow yoga.
  • CXWorkx, which focuses on a core workout.
  • Grit, a high-intensity interval training workout.
  • Sh’Bam, a dance-inspired workout.

“These classes are recorded in front of hundreds of people, so it’s like a party,” Koeller said. “It has really good energy and really cool visuals. One of their really big focuses is motivating with music, so it’s music you’re familiar with and you’ll enjoy.”

To see the schedule, click here. At EmBe, the virtual classes also are available on demand whenever members like.

The virtual classes also will make a good addition for winter, when illness and weather sometimes force instructors to miss class, she said.

“And unlike you doing a virtual class at home, here we have all the equipment you need, and you can easily try out classes while still being part of a group,” she added.

GreatLIFE also plans to add a virtual cycling studio at its new location in Harrisburg, which is scheduled to open later this month.

“I just think it’s awesome to be able to bring in programs we maybe don’t have instructors for and be able to supplement our live classes and still reach everyone no matter what their schedule,” Koeller said.

“Members have slowly been discovering these classes and trying them out, and I think they’re really enjoying them.”

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GreatLIFE’s new virtual workouts offer options for busy fitness-seekers

Gone are the days when a busy schedule or absent instructor could keep you from missing a fitness class.

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