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Lunch and Learn – Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Be a Life Saver

Did you know that immediate CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival?  Did you know that 9 out of 10 cardiac arrest victims who receive a shock from an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in the first minute – live!  But, according to a 2017 survey commissioned by the American Heart Association, half of all U.S. workers cannot locate an AED at work.  Join us as we learn about Macalester’s medical emergency response plan.  We’ll provide a live demo of how to use an AED and review where they are located on campus.  You’ll get a refresher on how to spot the signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke, and also learn more about an upcoming CPR/AED training being offered on campus.  Because minutes matter!  Fast action can save lives – maybe your own.

Jill Wirth, Environmental Health & Safety Manager and Wellness Coach, Kelly Fang will present on Wednesday, March 28 from noon-12:50 pm in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom.  Lunch for those who have pre-registered will begin at 11:45 am.

Spring 2018 Classes – Sign Up Online

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.  Registration begins March 12, 2018.

Boot Camp Tuesday/Thursday, 12:05 – 12:50 pm, March 27 – May 3, 2018, Fieldhouse
A fun, high energy class with ever changing routines aimed at incorporating cardiovascular fitness along with total body muscular endurance and strength. This is an advanced class that involves low impact jumping, running, and interval training.  Workouts and exercises can be modified for different fitness levels.  Because this class meets twice per week, the fee is $40 for faculty/staff.  Instructor:  Jamie Ochsenwald

Circuit TrainingMonday/Wednesday, 12:05 – 12:50 pm, March 26 – May 2, 2018, Fitness Center
Resistance training that provides total body strength, endurance, core strength, and cardiovascular fitness.  Participants are able to work at their own pace and push themselves based on their goals and fitness level. Because this class meets twice per week, the fee is $40 for faculty and staff.
Instructor:  Jamie Ochsenwald

Mindfulness – Thursdays, 12:05 – 12:50 pm, April 5 – May 3, 2018, LC Classroom (please note this is a 5-week class that begins on April 5)
Come and learn how mindfulness can help us weather the storms of our lives with more calm, acceptance and compassion.  This class is open to everyone, whether you are new to mindfulness or you would like to revitalize or deepen your meditation practice. Participants will learn ways to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives, including silent and guided meditations, compassion practices, and breath awareness.
Instructors:  Jane Rauenhorst and Jean Haley

Gentle Yoga – Thursdays, 12:05 – 12:50 pm, April 5 – May 3, 2018,  Studio 1 (please note this is a 5-week class that begins on April 5)
Honor your body with a Gentle approach to yoga.  In this class you’ll explore seated, standing and supine yoga postures at a slower pace to strengthen, stretch and relieve tension.  Extra time and attention in poses will allow you to tune into your mind, body and breath.  Gentle yoga is for all ability levels and is a great option for anyone looking to slow down their practice.
Instructor:  Tanya Kula

Yoga – Mondays, 12:05 – 12:50 pm, March 26 – April 30, 2018, Studio 1
Join us for a reflective, energizing flow set to music linking breath to movement.  This class is beginner-friendly with sequences building to moderately advanced postures. The mid-day pause in your day will leave you energized and centered.  Mats, blocks and straps will be available for use.
Instructor:  Devavani Chatterjea

Yoga – Wednesdays, 12:05 – 12:50 pm, March 28 – May 2, 2018, Studio 1
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.
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

Yoga Sculpt – Tuesdays, 12:05 – 12:50 pm, April 3 – May 1, 2018, Studio 1 (please note this is a 5-week class that begins on April 3)
Yoga meets Strength Training in this low impact, energizing class!  Expect a full body workout set to upbeat music, light hand weights incorporated to intensify your practice and short cardio bursts to increase calorie burn.  You’ll flow, squat, lunge and curl your way to a stronger and leaner body.  While knowledge of basic yoga postures is helpful, this is an all levels class and options will be given to challenge everyone from the beginner to advanced student.  Bring a yoga mat, towel, water and get ready to Sculpt.
Instructor:  Tanya Kula

Zumba – Fridays, 12:05 – 12:50 pm, March 30 – May 4, 2018, Studio 1
This class mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.  Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.
Instructor:  Ariel Linnerson

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