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WHAM Community Walk/Bike & Picnic Lunch - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Join your colleagues to celebrate spring, restore your well-being and promote breast cancer screenings.  Choose to join our group of walkers or bikers.  We’ll depart from the front entrance of the Leonard Center and head out for a 45 min walk or 45 min bike ride.  Both groups will return to Shaw Field for a community picnic and have a chance to make a smoothie with the MacBike Blender Bike.  Lunch will be provided to those registered.

We invite you to wear pink, appropriate shoes, sun protection, and if you choose to bike, a helmet is recommended. The event will take place from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.  Register through Chautauqua.

SUmmer Classes: -   sign up ONLINE

Registration begins on June 1, 2016.  Session #1 begins the week of June 6, 2016

The 6-week series of classes have a registration fee of $20 for students and $25 for faculty and staff. If a class meets more than weekly, the registration fee may be higher and is noted by the class description.  Classes that do not have the required minimum of 10 participants (14 for mindfulness) will be cancelled.  You will be notified and refunded if we cancel the class.  Please note:  Refunds are only available up to the first day of class, with no exceptions.

Session #1 Classes:  Week of June 6 - week of July 11, 2016

Circuit Training - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, June 7 - July 14, 2016
Resistance training that provides a total body strength workout and elevates the heart rate.  Because this class meets twice per week, the fee is $40 for faculty and staff.
Instructor:  Steve Murray

Pilates - Tuesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, June 7 - July 12, 2016
Strengthen and lengthen with Pilates. This mat class will help you develop abdominal strength and control, while creating a connection between your core and the rest of your body. The exercises emphasize proper breathing, precise alignment, and efficient sequencing of movement. Mats are available or feel free to bring your own.   All levels welcome. 
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

Yoga - Mondays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, June 6 - July 11, 2016 (This is a 5 part class due to July 4th)
Join a CorePower trained yoga teacher for a power Vinyasa flow.  This invigorating class connects breath and movement through a dynamic and intelligently designed series of postures, emphasizing body awareness and mindfulness.  Set to music, this practice will leave you energized and refreshed.  Mats are available or feel free to bring your own.
Instructor: Emily Stuber

Yoga - Wednesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, June 8 - July 13, 2016.
Learn yoga basics in this beginner-friendly hatha yoga class.  Explore alignment principles of specific poses (asanas) and experience more flowing movement sequences (vinyasa).  Increase strength, flexibility, and body awareness, and leave feeling more calm and refreshed.  Mats are available or feel free to bring your own. 
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

Session #2 Classes:  Week of July 18 - week of August 22, 2016.

Boot Camp - Tuesday and Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, July 19 - August 25, 2016.
A fun, high energy class with ever changing routines aimed at incorporating cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and core strength.  This is an advanced class that involves low impact jumping, running, and interval training.  Because this class meets twice per week, the fee is $40 for faculty/staff.
Instructor:  Tony Morelli

Power Fusion - Mondays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, July 18 - August 22, 2016
This class is a combination of traditional Bikram yoga postures with vinyasa flow. Postures will help open the shoulders, hips and spine while strengthening the core and upper body. The sequence is blend of balance, strength,  flexibility, and mediation to help students deepen their physical and mental practice.
Instructor:  Amanda-Rae Barboza

Yoga - Wednesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, July 20 - August 24, 2016.
Learn yoga basics in this beginner-friendly hatha yoga class.  Explore alignment principles of specific poses (asanas) and experience more flowing movement sequences (vinyasa).  Increase strength, flexibility, and body awareness, and leave feeling more calm and refreshed.  Mats are available or feel free to bring your own. 
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

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