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Benderson Family Building716-688-4033
2640 N. Forest RoadAmherst,NY14068
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787 Delaware AveBuffalo,NY14209
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2640 N. Forest RoadAmherst,NY14068
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Benderson Group Fitness Schedule

Contact: Hollis Mahaney Habermehl (716) 204-2070,

All schedules subject to change at any time without notice due to holidays and/or participation levels. Proper gym attire required to use gymnasium.

Class Descriptions

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20 minutes of hi/lo aerobics, 20 minutes of step, 20 minutes of strength training and abdominals.

Basic Training

Strength training, agility drills, and high-intensity intervals. Ignite your metabolism, strength and core control.

Beginner Yoga

Foundational postures (asana) and conscious breathing (pranayama) in a instructional way, allowing time to connect breath and feel the body in the pose while adjustments are made. Each class will provide the confidence needed to move to an intermediate class. Perfect for those new to yoga

Body Pump

The original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. Challenges your major muscle groups by using squats, presses, lifts and curls.


Hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper and lower body. Great for tightening your tummy and butt. Improve strength and assist in injury prevention.


Warm-up, steady up-tempo cadences, sprints, climbs and cool downs. You control the resistance to adjust difficulty.


Burn fat without losing muscle. Within each 25 minute workout participants experience short intervals of training that deliver a calorie drenching workout and post metabolic boost. Ongoing

Line Dancing

Gain confidence with many basic dance steps. Learn the process of linking steps together to form the dance, and have fun losing yourself in the music of Country, Jazz, R & B, Swing, Waltz and Latin. Get in line for this joy of a class.

Mat Pilates

A mind body discipline which uses breathing with exercises to develop core control and Pilates which develops mental power and control.

National Diabetes Prevention Program

This program is designed for those diagnosed with prediabetes or those at risk to help learn about healthy lifestyle changes to help reduce their odds of getting diabetes. The first half of the program focusses on diet, exercise, and behavior modification followed by bi-weekly and monthly meetings that help support you, offer strategies for staying on goal and maintenance tips. In order to qualify for this program, participants must be at high risk for developing diabetes.

Senior Yoga Fit

Yoga class geared to seniors and those with special conditions. Our primary focus is deep breathing and relaxation. Senior YogaFit may be performed in a chair or using props to facilitate poses. Beginner

Silversneakers Cardio

Safe, healthy and gentle on the joints. Includes easy low-impact movement and upper body strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises.

Silversneakers Classic

Increase strength and movement for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing, and a SilverSneakers ball are used for resistance. A chair is used for support.

Tai Chi - Intermediate

Challenge your balance in transition movement in Tai Chi principles thorough Yang 24 form. More advance Qigong will be practiced. The health benefits are amazing with the most effective balance conditioner in the world.

Tai Chi - Beginner

Practice movement without straining joints and muscles. Develop a coordination of mind and body, release stress, strengthen and stretch the body, improving flexibility and balance.

Vinyasa Yoga

Classes offer students a greater challenge. Once postures are mastered, students are taught to transition their postures in a breath synchronized motion. Intermediate-advanced


This fun dance fitness class is based on pop, rock and hip-hop songs and easy, high energy dance steps, for dancers and nondancers. Use dance steps and yoga-inspired static stretching.


Warm up, sun salutations, work phase, standing balances and then a cool down with seated and supine work as well as deep stretching. Poses are linked to create strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. Intermediate


Ditch the workout and join the party. Come work up a sweat in this blast of a class!

Zumba Gold

Designed for the active older adult or beginner. The same great music at a lower intensity.

Pool Rules
Copies of Pool and complete Lap Swim Rules are available on the pool deck.

  • Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a parent in the water, under the age of 10 parent must be in water unless they have passed a swim test, otherwise must have a parent on deck.
  • Aqua joggers are welcome to use the pool during LAP TIMES, but MUST follow all Lap Swim Rules & be in an assigned lane.
  • Pool noodles & water weights are for use during OPEN SWIM ONLY, NO FINS.
  • Lap Swim is reserved for member 14 years and older unless the member takes a swim test at the discretion of the guard. ALL Lap Swimmers must swim continuous laps and stay in lane. Circle swimming may be opened at any time based on number of swimmers and is at the lifeguard’s discretion.
  • The diving board will be closed during all Aerobics classes except for lessons.
  • Children who are not potty trained 100% must wear snug-fitting Swim Diapers & Vinyl Pants.
  • No swimming permitted without a lifeguard present.

*Private lessons can be scheduled during all times including LAP time and in any lane.

Lap Lane Rules
  • The double lap lane is used for medium/fast swimmers and the single lanes are for Slower/recreational swimmers.
  • No swimmer is granted exclusive use of a lap lane.
  • Lap lanes are for serious swimmers only (no horseplay).
  • Swimmers must “circle” swim in a single lap lane that has three or more swimmers present, staying on the right at all times and passing in the middle.
  • Swimmers must “circle” swim in the double lane when there are 4 or more swimmers present, staying on the right at all times and passing in the middle.
  • Swimmers entering an occupied lane must wait and notify the other swimmers in the lane.
  • Jumping in the lap lanes in a disruptive manner is not permitted and may result in ejection from the pool.
  • Children that are on our swim team, or have successfully passed the deep water test are permitted to use the lap lanes.
  • Any patron who is disruptive or unable to follow the lap lane rules will be asked to leave the lap lane area. Two or more violations may result in suspension or termination of privileges.
Diving Board Rules
  • Patrons must wait their turn at the bottom of the ladder, taking care to not interfere with the divers.
  • Only one person at a time is permitted on the diving board and ladder with the exception of an instructor who may be assisting a student.
  • Only one bounce is permitted on the diving board except during instructional/competitive activity and when under the supervision of an instructor.
  • The diving board is the only entrance to the diving area in the pool.
  • No running off the end of the board, handstands, sitting or back dives are permitted. Other dives may be permitted during instructional diving.
  • Cartwheels and handstands are prohibited.
  • Only jumping or diving straight off the end of the board is permitted. Running dives are not allowed
  • All divers must look before and wait until the area in the pool is clear before diving.
  • Immediately after diving, the diver must surface and swim clear of the diving area to shallow end of the pool or to swim instructor.
  • Diving board equipment including the fulcrum may be adjusted only by Aquatics personnel.
  • Any activities deemed unsafe by the Aquatics personnel are not permitted.
  • Diving board may be in operation at various times during facility hours and is at the discretion of the non-surveillance lifeguard or supervisors.
  • Swimmers must swim back to the edge of the pool, to the shallow end or to the wall to exit. Do NOT swim directly back underneath the diving board or swim into lap lanes.
  • During instructional swim and diving lessons please follow all rules given by the instructor, as these rules may vary for instructional activity.
  • Playing or swimming in the diving area is not permitted while the boards are open for diving.
  • Hanging off the end of the diving board is not permitted.
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