Fitness Basics

10am Mon/Tues/Sat. Instructor: Toshiko.
This class has a little bit of everything! Fitness Basics includes all 4 fitness components: cardiorespiratory exercise, resistance exercise, flexibility exercise, and neuromotor exercise (for balance). You will learn what to do, how to do it, and why these different exercises are so important to your overall health.

Monday, Tuesday, Saturday
10:00 am
Instructor: Toshiko Aramaki

Instructor: Toshiko Aramaki

Toshiko has been teaching fitness for 18 years. She loves to see people much younger than her really sweat in her classes. However, Toshiko’s focus has changed since she was diagnosed with cancer. Her experience made her realize that there should be more trainers who can understand their clients’ physical challenges and give them appropriate exercises to continue their activities safely and effectively. Toshiko is an NCSF Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer®, and ACSM “Exercise is Medicine” Certification Level 1. She has been leading the LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA for 11 years and Active Women Healthy Women classes for TSNW since 2014. Toshiko has given many lectures and presentations about how to regain strength after cancer treatment at various events and support group meetings. Toshiko understands your physical limitations as a survivor and provides you with interesting, fun, effective, and safe exercises.

Explanation of Graphics


flexibility icon of figure stretching

Flexibility: Ability to move joints well enough to prevent injury through a full range of motion.

cardio icon of figure running on treadmill

Aerobics: Increases breathing and heart rate; also known as “cardio.”

balance icon

Balance: Encourages functional movement to prevent falls. Important for safety, especially if experiencing neuropathy.

strength icon

Strength: Increases coordination and ability to move weight — bodyweight or other. Form is always more important than weight!


flexibility icon of figure stretching

Very Low: Focused on moving slowly and breathing deeply. An excellent starting point or a restorative activity to combine with other workouts.

flexibility icon of figure stretching
Low: Involves light activity that doesn’t feel hard; it may not change your breathing pattern or make you sweat.
flexibility icon of figure stretching

Moderate: Gets your heart pumping but will generally allow you to carry on a normal conversation.

flexibility icon of figure stretching

High: Requires endurance and may be intense enough that normal conversation may not be possible.

Pin It on Pinterest