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Fitness Class Descriptions    

Advance Performance: This class is a combination of weight resistance and dynamic movements with emphasis on core strength, stability, balance, speed training, explosion and power training. A perfect way to get in shape quickly and prepare your body for athletics, intramurals or club sports


Beginning Mountain Biking: Learn the campus trails under the guidance of experienced mountain bikers. We will go over body position, braking, shifting, and techniques to overcome obstacles on the trail. Bikes are provided if you do not have one. Primary Instructor: Derek Blain

Crunch Time: A 30minute class will turn that gut into a washboard stomach! This class focuses on the core which includes the abdominal muscles, obliques, and lower back. Primary Instructor: Page Maly


Fitness Swim: Interval training using the four competitive swimming strokes: back stroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle. This class is taught in our heated swimming pool (Jim and Bonna Bess Vaughn Recreation and Therapy Pool). Drills, technique work, and lap swimming will help you become a better swimmer and be in better shape. Primary Instructor: Bob Hepler


Group Mountain Bike Ride: Come out and enjoy our campus trails with a group of likeminded individuals. This class is geared towards individuals that feel confident in their bike handling skills. Bikes are provided if you do not have one. Primary Instructor: Derek Blain


Living Well: Living well is a boot camp style class that meets 4 days a week in the PHE. The class is a combination of strength and cardio. Primary Instructor: Chelsea Graves

PiYo: If you want to get strong but don't want to sit still, this rhythmic, dynamic, total-body workout is for you! With constant flow of moves set to upbeat and empowering music, you'll burn some serious calories while your build stability, strength, and flexibility. The mantra is power. Moreover, this class is also great for those who have been dying for a program that's easy on your joints but delivers hard body results!! Primary Instructor: Reilly Pope


Power Yoga: If gentle stretching and peaceful thoughts are not your thing, then POWER Yoga may be for you. Join us for a vigorous combination of deep stretching, strength and even a little cardio. This is a tough complete workout! Primary Instructor: Bob Hepler


Spinning: Group cycling will challenge you as you get an amazing workout. The class is taught on state of the art stationary bikes with beat pumping music. This exciting class is what you need to get a good sweat going and to get into shape. No coordination required! Primary Instructor: Tonya Hazel


Strength, & Conditioning: This class is a combination of weight resistance and dynamic movements, with emphasis on core strength stability, balance, speed training, and explosion/power training. A perfect way to get in shape quickly, and to prepare your body for athletics, intramurals, or ultimate fitness. Primary Instructor: Chris Stonestreet


Tae-Kwon-Do: Tae-Kwon-Do is a Korean martial art that focuses on powerful strikes and kicks as a means to improve physical fitness and develop self-defense skills. The art of Tae-Kwon-Do is most evident in its prearranged patterns called hyungs. A hyung is a set of offensive and defensive movements performed in a sequence against multiple imaginary opponents. Hyungs help to develop balance, speed, focus, timing, endurance, and power. Primary Instructor: Amentahru Wahlrab

Trigger Point Recovery: Using intense foam rolling and therapy balls to address trigger points caused by overuse injuries muscle imbalances and deficiencies. Trigger Point Recovery can help your body recover from injuries as well as reduce the incidence of injury from activity, training, or just daily life. Primary Instructor: Chris Stonestreet 


Yoga: The daily stressors of life can leave you feeling sluggish and stressed. This class will help you have more energy so you will be able to take on anything. This class is a great way to increase flexibility, tone, and relax. This class is great for beginners on up to advanced. Primary Instructor: Lisa Cuvelier and Ryann Martin


Zumba: This upbeat, energetic, and fun course will get you dancing to the beat. Latin inspired dance fitness cardio based routines feature interval training sessions where fast & slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Primary Instructors: Manny Beddingfield and Veronica Viesca

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