Power Circuit: This class starts off with an invigorating warm-up built off of full body movements and progresses into a heart-pounding strength workout! We incorporate compound muscle building/toning moves with cardio to have you pushing to your max and to keep your metabolism soaring. Don’t be fooled! This workout is for all fitness levels, beginner to advanced, we will have something for everyone!

Catch this class every Tuesday at 5am and Sundays at 11 am

Tabatas Express: This express class will get your heart pumping and your muscles burning! Dynamic movements are done at a fast pace to make sure you finish your week strong. Cardio, strength, balance and core work will all be packed into this 30-minute class. Join us and start your weekend with a calorie-torching workout!

Catch this class every Friday at 5pm


Still need convincing? Here’s some FAQ.

What is strength training?
Strength training- also known as weight training or resistant training- is an activity designed to improve muscular fitness by exercising specific muscles or muscle groups against an external resistance, including free weights, bands or even your own body-weight. The basic principle is to overload the muscle so it needs to adapt and get stronger! Every time you lift you break down muscle tissue ever so slightly so that your body will heal and rebuild the muscle back stronger. Your body is stubborn and it wants to succeed! When you push your muscles- they will push back!

Who can do these classes?
“I’m too old for that!”  “I’m not strong enough to do that!”  “That looks impossible!”  — (things we often hear)
Chances are if you think these thoughts then you are the exact person that should add some resistance exercises into their routine!  Strength training helps to build muscle, yes, but that’s not all it does! Do you have high cholesterol levels? You can improve them with dumbbells! Is your blood sugar all over the place? You can help control it but doing shoulder presses! Are you worried about your bone density levels? Not only will you increase your muscles but you can increase your bone density as well! These are just a few of the many benefits of adding in those weighted exercises. As you are doing those squats you are also building a stronger heart, improving your blood flow and increasing the endurance of your muscles! Not to mention studies have shown that your metabolism is elevated for up to 38 hours after your training session, so while you are sleeping that night your body is still working hard to burn fat and rebuild your muscle fibers.

I have an old injury that flares up with certain movements. Will I still be able to participate in the class?
Yes! We would recommend that you get in touch with your doctor and the instructor of the class prior to going over any limitations that you may have, but there are ways to work every single muscle safely and we want to make you get the most out of your workout!


What if I am not strong enough to do some of the exercises that the instructor has planned?
There will always be modifications offered in each class to make sure you work at your personal fitness level. You might not be strong enough today, but you will be tomorrow!

Who teaches these classes? Myka Mills!

Head shot for Strength Training class teacherThe Facts: Myka is certified as an ACE group fitness instructor and teaches our strength training classes at H2L.

Her History: Myka started lifting with her mother, who was a professional bodybuilder when she was 17 years old. She developed a passion for weight training and decided to take it to the next level. Myka started competing in strongman competitions and was 2009 PAs strongest woman. She worked as an ACSM certified personal trainer until she had her 3 youngest children. Myka has used her knowledge of strength training to connect with other moms and fell in love with group fitness. She came to us and has brought her love of lifting with her!

What to Expect: Mykas classes are focused on functional strength movements at a quick pace. You will work your entire body and push yourself to grow stronger every time you pick up a dumbbell! Music choices range from classic rock to hip-hop and will keep you motivated to move!

Favorite Quote: “Why fit in, when you were born to stand out?! – Dr. Seuss

Guilty Pleasure: Coffee Creamer. Peanut butter ANYTHING.