CLASSES


Join us for a fun and inclusive group class experience! Our instructors are expert facilitators and make sure everyone has the opportunity to participate in a meaningful way. Join us to explore fitness, find joy in movement, and meet friends through teamwork.  Most of our group classes are open to both children and adults. Please check out our group class policies at the bottom of this page.

Adaptive Yoga

Instructor: Tracey Linke

Time & Day: Thursdays 5:00-5:30pm

Course Dates: Ongoing. Registration is for a series of 6 classes.

6 Week Program Cost: $150 + tax for members / $180 + tax for non-members

Join Tracey for a gentle movement/flow class that incorporates yoga “style” movements to promote balance and flexibility. The class will build on consistency of movements, individual body awareness and movement expectation to encourage independent ability. Participants can expect to gain a basic understanding of a Yoga flow, while building body awareness and developing an understanding of the names of each pose.

Tracey is a Kripalu and NETA trained Yoga instructor with over 15,000 hours of instruction. She is also a Therapeutic Exercise Specialist and loves working with people of all ages.

Cardio Dance

Instructor: Miriam McMillion

Time & Day: Wednesdays from 6:00 – 6:45pm

Course Dates: Ongoing. Registration is for a series of 6 classes.

6 Week Program Cost: $180 + tax for members / $204 + tax for non-members

Calling all music and dance lovers! This class combines great music with choreographed dance. Miriam will lead students through basic steps that students will learn through repetition. Each week they’ll follow along with their routines. New songs are introduced throughout the class. This class is energizing, fun and will make you sweat!

Miriam has been a long time instructor at the Fitness Center. She loves sharing her love of dance with our members and has a knack for teaching dance moves to groups.

United Striders Track Team

Instructor: Nadia Wilson

Time & Day: Saturdays 10:00-10:45am

Course Dates: September 24 - October 15 (4 weeks).

4 Week Program Cost: $120 + tax for members / $140 + tax for non-members.

Striders Track team invites people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the outdoors through walking, jogging, and running. No previous experience is necessary because you will learn the mechanics and form of running. Events include short and long distance running, and we are also including walking as an event for those who prefer not to run! Participants will also engage in conditioning and agility drills and games. The goal of this class is to enjoy running or walking with friends and improve times across various distances.

Nadia is a Personal Trainer at the Fitness Center and a lifelong athlete. Coaching and training at the Fitness Center gives her an opportunity to share her interests in sports and fitness with people with special needs. Nadia is currently earning her MS in speech-language pathology while also offering personal training sessions at the Fitness Center. She is currently an avid runner, and former track and field athlete of 5 years. She was also the captain of her high school teams and coached a track team.

Move and Groove

Instructor: Sydney Kolasinski

Time & Day: Mondays from 4:30-5:00pm

Course Dates: September 12 - October 17 (6 weeks).

6 Week Program Cost: $150 + tax for members / $180 + tax for non-members.

Participants will expand their knowledge of various styles of dance and learn new dance skills, steps, and movements. Each week will focus on a different style of dance, breaking it down into easy-to-learn movements then putting it all together for a fun session of movement and rhythm!

Sydney is a senior at University of New Haven, majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology. She has been involved in dance and gymnastics since she was 3 years old. Sydney is excited to offer a fun, engaging class and create an uplifting atmosphere through music and dance!

Sports Club

Instructor: Nadia Wilson

Time & Day: Mondays 5:30-6:00pm

Course Dates: Ongoing. Registration is for a series of 6 classes.

6 Week Program Cost: $150 + tax for members / $180 + tax for non-members

Sports Club is a great way to learn the basics and try a wide variety of sports. Each week participants will get the chance to rotate through several skill stations, then play a group game. We’ll practice basketball, football, floor hockey, volleyball and soccer.

Nadia is a Personal Trainer at the Fitness Center and a lifelong athlete. Coaching and training at the Fitness Center gives her an opportunity to share her interests in sports and fitness with people with special needs. Nadia is currently earning her MS in speech-language pathology while also offering personal training sessions at the Fitness Center.

Group Class Policies

Call or email the Fitness center to sign up.

  • Tuition balance is due one week before class starts.
  • There are no cancellations or refunds for classes if you are unable to attend. If the Fitness Center cancels a class, we will make every attempt to schedule a makeup class. When you register, class tuition holds your spot in the class series and we cannot accommodate makeups or refunds for any reason.
  • We will need a minimum of 3 participants in order to run each class.
  • Space is limited and class registration will be closed once capacity is met.
  • If you would like to try a single class before committing to the series we will prorate your first class so you can decide if you’d like to sign up for the rest of the series. Space pending.

Most of our group classes are available to adults and children, however participants must be able to follow group instruction. Our classes are group experiences and we cannot provide 1:1 assistance. All classes are well supported with volunteers and staff, though it may be necessary for some participants to attend class with a buddy (the buddy could be a parent, sibling, aid) who can best manage the safety of the individual. Examples of someone that may need a buddy may include running away from the group, self harm, or harming others, or not being able to follow any instruction in a group setting. It is up to the discretion of Autism Health & Fitness Center to determine if the member would be required to have a buddy in order to participate. This is to keep the member, their teammates, and staff safe and having fun.

All group classes will follow the latest CT Sector Guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The guidelines change as more is learned about transmission of the disease. All staff will be fully prepared for the latest guidance before classes start.

Masks are currently optional in our building and our programs. We do temperature screenings at the door. All class participants are required to wash their hands with soap and water upon entry.