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Fitness Class Descriptions

Here are descriptions of the many fitness classes the Club at Stoweflake offers from certified trainers. Not all classes are available every month, so be sure to check this month's schedule. All class participation requires a class card. Call the Sports Desk at 802.760.1123 for more information.


Essential Mat: An anatomically based approach to the original exercise method pioneered by Joseph Pilates. It incorporates modern exercise science and rehabilitation principles, eliminating contraindicated movements while emphasizing neutral alignment, core stability and peripheral mobility.
Essential Reformer: Designed for individuals with some STOTT PILATES Reformer experience. If you have prior experience with the STOTT PILATES Reformer machine and are looking for good solid workout, you won't be disappointed!
Intermediate Mat: This class takes you through the intermediate Mat repertoire for a more challenging workout. A minimum of six months experience with essential level class, on a consistent basis, is required to attend this class.
Intro to Reformer: Receive step-by-step instruction to each intro exercise in the Reformer repertoire from our certified instructors. Learn why the Reformer is an important part of any fitness program in developing core strength and flexibility.
Power Mat Pilates: Uses props along with challenging floor exercises to get a great Pilates Core workout and help increase flexibility.
Power Pilates: A new approach to an old classic. High energy, medium impack, full-body workout. All fitness levels welcome.
Sculpt:A specially designed mat class that utilizes STOTT PILATES, fitness circles and flex-bands to challenge and create strength in all muscle groups.
Small Equipment Circuit: This class will utilize different pieces of STOTT PILATES equipment weekly to improve balance, strength, flexibility and coordination while using STOTT PILATES repertoire.

A Stoweflake certified instructor will guide you through a workout utilizing a special stationary bicycle, burning 300-500 calories per hour.
Endurance Spin: Train the body to be more efficient at metabolizing fat and to maintain a comfortable pace for extended periods, while having a great time! Heart rate monitor recommended.
Interval Spin: This high-energy class emphasizes speed, tempo, timing and rhythm. Movements include high RPM, pedaling on flats, accelerations, climbs and recovery stretches.
Recovery Spin: You know how to push, but do you know how to rest? Recovery sessions are an essential component of any fitness program. Unlike the other Energy Zone rides, there are no hills or jumps, only light resistance (sitting and standing), focusing on breathing, meditation and rejuvenating the body.
Spinning 101: A one-hour, informative class that encompasses the basic principles of a complete spin class, while giving you a great workout. A must for those looking to enhance their fitness experience.
Strength Ride Spin: The strength-training session involves steady, consistent pedaling with heavy resistance. Strength rides promote muscular and cardiovascular development that will enable you to be a strong, powerful climber.

AM Yoga w/Pilates: A progressive approach to the mat, offering the best of both worlds: yoga and Pilates. Lengthening meets strengthening here, with a special focus on alignment and core strength.
Ashtanga: Constant, flowing movements (vinyasas) define this class. Deep breathing (pranayama) and core muscle contraction (bandhas) help intensify the effects of the postures (asanas) by generating and maintaining internal heat in the body. This is an extremely energizing class that develops full body strength, flexibility, and encourages weight loss.
Ashtanga Primary Series: The Primary Series is a more advanced sequence of about 75 poses, beginning with Sun Salutations and moving on to standing poses, seated poses, twists, inversions, and backbends before relaxation. This specific sequence realigns the spine, detoxifies the body, and builds strength, flexibility, and stamina.
Dynamic Flow: An energetic, open-level class focusing on the flow between postures with smooth transitions from one pose to the next. Faster than Hatha but slower than Ashtanga, with a different sequence of flowing poses presented in each class.
Gentle and Moderate Hatha: These classes explore the fundamentals of yoga using breath work, Pilates mat science exercises and strengthening postures with a special focus on the core.
Hot Yoga: A heat-enhanced combination of Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga facilitating flexibility, strength, deep breathing, and meditation. Please bring water to class, as well as drinking a generous amount of water before class.
Iyengar Yoga: A restorative form of yoga focusing on postures and breathing which will assist the body in regaining alignment. Close attention is placed on performing the postures correctly. This class is intensely stimulating, relaxing and teaches the basics to prepare for more active forms of yoga.
Pure Hatha Yoga: This class integrates the four traditional elements of Hatha yoga: deep breathing, meditation, beginner to intermediate asanas and mental concentration. Movement is slow to moderate with the assistance of props. You will become more conscious of your breath, release tension and increase your energy level.
Yoga Sculpt: This class combines yoga postures with traditional moves that sculpt and tone the body. All fitness levels.

Aqua Fitness: Fast-paced choreography and athletic moves accentuating a full body workout in the pool. Develops cardiovascular endurance and muscle strength.
Deep Water Leg Lab: Get off the bottom and challenge your legs and core! A total body workout that emphasizes a combination of cardiovascular and muscular endurance.
Hydro Rep/YoquaT: The pool is your gym! This dynamic class employs all major muscles groups while intertwining a cardiovascular component to enhance an overall workout. An added 20-minute sequence of yoga flow will accentuate your workout by stretching and lengthening the muscles.
Poolates: You bet! Get your abs in shape while boosting your cardiovascular fitness. A stimulating workout that uses the medium of water to insure a safe but effective all body workout.
Water Works: Muscle-toning exercises are combined with a cardio workout. Repetition/reduction techniques are used in waist- and shoulder-deep water to get a great workout!


NEW! Body Movement A unique movement class is designed to increase the flow of energy to the physical body while bringing awareness to the mind-body connection by utilizing flowing movement, breath and energy techniques. Relax tension in your body and gain a deep sense of well being that transcends the merely physical.

Balletone: The dancer's workout for everyone! Brings the best of dance conditioning into an easy to follow fitness format to sculpt, tone, and condition your entire body. You don't have to be a dancer to train like one. Low impact, no jumping.
Boot Camp: This boot camp combines a cardiovascular component with lower, upper and core body movements that enhance the functional strength of the whole body.
Muscle of the Month: Functional monthly workshop led by a certified personal trainer, focusing on one muscle group per month.
Nordic Walking: An exciting new fitness activity that combines basic outdoor fitness walking with the use of ergonomically designed poles to enhance the workout, engaging the upper body and abs. Burn calories, increase your energy level, and improve your overall body fitness!
Nordic Walking Adventure: This class allows more time to explore the varied terrain Stowe has to offer. From Stowe's paved recreation path to numerous wooded trails, it offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors in any season. All fitness levels welcome.
Physio-Ball: An all-encompassing class that incorporates balance and core muscle activity to create peripheral strength using the Physio-ball.
Power Aerobics: A new approach to an old classic. High energy, medium impact, full-body workout. All fitness levels welcome.
Sports Conditioning: Multiple stations feature exercises that incorporate plyometrics and strength-building moves, to develop a balanced, toned body that's ready for any sports activity.

Classes change monthly.

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