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Pace Yourself to Wellness: May 2021

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Join Pace's Health and Wellness Committee for virtual workout classes every week that include kickboxing, yoga, and more.

Particularly as we continue to navigate our new normal, it’s important to exercise and try to keep your mind and body as healthy as possible. Below are a number of virtual classes you can take advantage of this spring!

>> Yoga
>> Kickboxing, Toning, and Zumba
>> Tai Chi/Qigong


Yoga is an ancient practice based on philosophy, mindfulness, and asana work. Asanas or poses can also be translated as “comfortable seat,” meaning that as we practice different poses, they become more comfortable for our body and give us more ways to move with ease. Class will have modifications and emphasize an all-level practice and will include breath work and final relaxation. Come join!

Adjunct Associate Professor Laurice (Lauri) Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, E-RYT500, LCAT, C-IAYT, is a well-known yoga teacher and has taught at Pace for more than 17 years. She is a past president of the Yoga Teachers Association (YTA), a certified yoga therapist, and is registered at the highest level with Yoga Alliance (YA) in addition to being an YA education provider. Nemetz has taught yoga and anatomy workshops internationally and presents regularly at conferences and other universities including Harvard Medical School and Oxford University. She enjoys continuing to bring yoga to the Pace Community!

Ingrid has been teaching yoga at Pace since 2002 and has been a yoga practitioner for 25 years. She is also Nutrition Counselor and Personal Trainer at Equinox. As a lover of deep learning with a myriad of certifications in her field, along with prior corporate experience and a master's in philosophy, she brings a unique perspective to the practice. Having learned from and practiced with renowned yogis worldwide, she imparts the teachings of the practice, including mindfulness, to enhance your health and well-being.

Yoga with Ingrid
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. | Mondays
For further details, please email JR Pouncey

Meditative Yoga with Lauri
6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m. | Mondays
For further details, please email JR Pouncey

Yoga with Lauri
11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Tuesdays and Fridays
For further details, please email JR Pouncey

Kickboxing, Toning, and Zumba

Joann Hamilton is a certified Aerobics and Zumba instructor. She has taught at Pace for more than 10 years. Her Zumba class combines fun, sweat, and dancing. Her toning class combines weights, cardio floor work, balance, and a combination of barre exercises that will tone your body. For cardio kickboxing, get ready to punch and kick. This class brings lots of sweat, fun, and hard work to working out!

Zumba with Joann
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. | Mondays
For further details, please email JR Pouncey

Toning with Joann
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. | Wednesdays
For further details, please email JR Pouncey

Cardio Kickboxing with Joann
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. | Thursdays
For further details, please email JR Pouncey


Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi and Qigong are some of the most effective exercises for health, combining mind and body. Join us for a moment of tranquility in your day. Gently improve muscle strength, coordination, flexibility, balance, stiffness and overall wellness through coordinated body-postures and movement, breathing and meditation.

Classes are provided by Master Lynn X. Lin of Sitan Tai Chi. Master Lynn X. Lin is co-founder and Vice President of Tai Chi Qigong Association of America and Vice President of Sitan Tai Chi & Martial Arts.

Tai Chi and Qigong with Master Lynn X
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Thursdays 
NOTE: May 13 and 27, and June 10 and 24 will be focused on beginners. All levels are welcome! 
For further details, please email Inita Mix.


This boot camp circuit workout works your entire body with cardio, lower body, upper body and core exercises. You won't need any equipment, which makes this the perfect workout for small spaces, travel exercise or for anyone who wants a challenging workout using their own body weight. You will be walked through how to modify each exercise towards your fitness level so that you can have a fun and enjoyable workout!

Omar Torres is an active student, Army veteran of 12 years. He's competed in numerous fitness competitions such as mixed martial arts, powerlifting, marathons and Spartan races. His various certifications include kettlebells and TRX suspension training.

Bootcamp with Omar
12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Wednesdays and Fridays
For further details, please email JR Pouncey

.For more virtual opportunities, check out Pace's Remote Living website.