Mind & Body

A group of yoga participants taking part in class.


FPR’s Fitness Coordinator Denise Stewart Denise leads our Mind & Body classes and holds several certifications in yoga and pilates, and for 17 years has instructed a variety of mind and body programs for Faribault Parks & Rec. Email Denise at dstewart@ci.faribault.mn.us.

Fitness Room orientation 

Wednesdays from 4 - 5 p.m. or by special appointment. Plus, receive 10 percent off your next membership after the orientation!


We will sell an 8-punch card ($35) and a 4-punch card ($20), essentially equivalent to a one-day-a-week class, or a two-day-a-week class. If you want more punches, you can buy multiple punch cards and they’ll remain on the same card.



• 8:15 a.m. - Hatha Yoga

• 9:10 a.m. - Barre


• 8:15 a.m. - PilatesA picture of the Mind and Body logo that reads "Mind and Body"

• 9 a.m. - Hatha Yoga

• 10 a.m. - Use It Or Lose It

• 5:45 p.m. - Ashtanga Yoga (Continuing)

• 6:45 p.m. - Ashtanga Yoga (Beginning)


• 8:15 a.m. - Hatha Yoga

• 9:10 a.m. - Barre

Class descriptions 

Strength Circuit Class: This class will be held in the Fitness Room using different strength/cardio machines. Class size limited to 8 people.

Power Pilates Class: A combination of strength exercises and Pilates exercises. Receive the benefits of increasing overall body strength with the benefits of strengthening the core, improving balance and posture.

Hatha Yoga: A slower paced style of yoga, breathing and relaxation techniques. This style is great for people new to yoga.

Ashtanga Yoga: A continuous flow of movement to create heat in the body thereby increasing flexibility, strength and endurance. The Continuing class is for those who have had a previous experience with Ashtanga Yoga.

Barre: A combination of pilates, ballet and strength exercises with some cardio included. A full-body workout.

Over 50 Strength: Basic strength exercises are performed standing and/or sitting in a chair. All muscle groups will be worked. A short cardio segment, balancing exercises and stretches will also be performed. The class is designed to improve strength, bone density, mobility/flexibility and balance.

Use it or Lose it: In this class we will focus on the five key components of fitness for older adults who are currently exercising at a low to moderate fitness level. Individuals with varying abilities will experience exercises using different levels of intensity and duration, along with seated or other modifications of movement.