Ongoing Classes

Research has shown the undeniably positive effects of moving your body on mental health.  Resilience is built when physical activity is included in your day-to-day activities.

Open to students only.  Register for free physical activity classes focusing on the mind and body connection.  The six-week classes begin during the week of November 6, 2018.

Registration opens on October 22, 2018. Space is limited. You will receive a confirming email with class location if you are enrolled in the class.

Monday

8:00 am – 9:00 am, Weightlifting for Women of Color, Fitness Center
This course is designed for Women of Color who seek to defy the social norm of the weight room demographic with a supportive and open mentality. The sessions are open to all levels, and we encourage beginners who want to learn the proper techniques of weightlifting.
Instructor:  Yukeria Haywood

7:00 – 8:00 pm, Zumba, Studio 2
Join the Zumba party every Monday.  Enjoy easy-to-follow choreography and dance to popular and upbeat Latin/pop/international songs. The routines are designed to tone the body and provide a cardio workout. The 60 minutes will fly by and give you the opportunity for exciting, stress-free exercise.
Instructor: Lucia Marston-Lari

Tuesday

6:00 – 7:00 pm, Kickboxing, Studio 1
Cardio-kickboxing: the ultimate cross-training full body workout to meet your every need. This no contact workout helps you to lose fat and boost your metabolism while simultaneously building and toning muscle. Kickboxing targets your core with every punch by requiring balance and agility. Not only will you improve your stamina, but you’ll receive an opportunity to relieve stress and have fun… while making your friends think you are super hardcore! No boxing experience is required; just make sure to bring closed toe athletic shoes, water, and a great attitude.  Attending the first class is especially useful because we will be going over the correct positions for punches and kicks.
Instructor;  Hanna Crowe

7:00 – 8:00 pm, Circuit Training, Studio 1
Want to get in shape after the long break? Come join us for circuit training where we will be strengthening your whole body. This class will work your arms, legs, and core, while also increasing your cardiovascular endurance. Bring a water bottle and a good attitude!
Instructors:  Julia Laube and Madison Voigt

8:00 – 9:00 pm, Body Toning and Relaxation, Studio 1
This class is part high intensity circuit training and part stretching and relaxation. Get your heart rate up to feel fierce and healthy, then center yourself to be ready to tackle anything.  The class incorporates HIIT training, tabata training, barre workouts, traditional Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga asanas, meditation, and original  inventions from the instructor.
InstructorMargaret Straw

Wednesday

7:00 – 8:00 pm, Yoga, Studio 1
Join us on Wednesday evenings for a mid-week de-stress and relaxation yoga session. It’s easy to get swept away by the stress and scurry of the school year, so take some time to focus on yourself for just one hour. We will focus on breathing, meditation, and stretching to ground ourselves and focus on our mental and physical health. Students of all levels and abilities are welcome.
Instructor:  Ailsa Burke

Thursday

8:00 am – 9:00 am, Weightlifting for Women of Color, Fitness Center
Instructor:  Yukeria Haywood

6:00 – 7:00 pm, Yoga, Studio 2
Many students report study-related aches and pains throughout the semester and are often just “push past the pain”. This class will use the movements of yoga flow as a way of inviting the mind to navigate the sensations of stress in the body. The movements and intention of each practice will be based on a mindfulness check-in at the beginning of the class. We will work on strengthening legs, core, arms, and shoulders and releasing tension in the neck, back, and hips. Optional hands-on assists. Come and have fun getting on a sweat with us. Modifications will be provided and students of all levels and abilities are welcome.
Instructor:  Christy Kim

8:30 – 9:30 pm, Zumba, Studio 1
Come dance the night away every Thursday!  Join in on the easy-to-follow Zumba routines that get your heart pumping and your hips moving.  The choreography includes a mix of strength building and cardio to tone the body and increase stamina.  Dance to upbeat music in a positive environment and de-stress after a long week.  All are welcome!
Instructor: Katie Hunter

WHAM Classes (these classes have a registration fee):
There are also several classes that are offered during the noon hour through WHAM programs. These six-week classes have a $20 student registration fee. Registration begins August 27 where you can pay and register online.

Yoga – meets once per week
Monday – Thursday, 12:05 – 12:55 pm
Instructor:Devavani Chatterjea (Monday), Tanya Kula (Tuesday and Thursday), Ariel Linnerson (Wednesday)

Zumba – meets once per week
Friday, 12:05 – 12:55 pm