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Fitness Class Descriptions    

Aerobics: Looking to have fun and get a great workout? Increase your cardio and burn some calories while dancing and stepping to some great music! We offer a warm up, 30 minutes of cardio training with a muscle toning segment using weights, resistance bands, and fitness balls which focus on arms, abs, glutes, and inner thighs. We end it all with a nice cool down. Hi/lo options shown so every fitness level can enjoy! Primary Instructor: Kelli Hannis


Ballet Body Sculpt: Come join us for a dance workout centered on the lean, muscle sculpting of classical ballet! This class is targeted at conditioning the whole body with isometric exercises used in ballet technique classes. We will focus on muscle definition through barre exercises, flexibility, and basic dance movement for a moderate cardio workout. Get in shape while learning the secrets of a dancer's body! Primary Instructor: Beth Bennett


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: Chauncey Deller


Cardio & Core: This class is a combination of our core crunch and spinning classes. Be prepared to get in a great cardio workout and core workout all in one class! Primary Instructor: Derek Blain


Core Crunch: 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: Ben Donnan


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


Impact Fitness: Are you looking to improve your overall health and fitness? Impact Fitness will help you develop, improve, and/or maintain muscular strength, endurance, balance, and coordination through a total body circuit. Primary Instructor: Kirsti Wallace


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: Dallas Darnell


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: Jen Cook


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


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


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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