News & Upcoming Events

January Break Classes – Sign up Online

The 3-week series of classes will meet meet twice a week and have a registration fee of $20 for students and $25 for faculty and staff. Classes that do not have the required minimum of 10 participants 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 December 18, 2017.

Circuit TrainingTuesday/Thursday, 12:05 – 12:55 pm, January 9 – January 25, 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.
Instructor:  Jamie Ochsenwald

Yoga – Wednesday/Friday, 12:05 – 12:55 pm, January 10 – January 26, 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 – Tuesday/Thursday, 12:05 – 12:55 pm, January 9 – January 25, 2018, Studio 1 (location change on 2 dates:  1/18 – Studio 2, 1/25 – Club Sports Room)
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

January Mindfulness Retreat

It’s the start of the New Year. You’ve survived the holidays and it’s time to take some good care of yourself and get energized for the year ahead.  Come join us in this ½ day retreat, a wonderful opportunity to take a break from the busyness of your life and explore practices that help you care for yourself and engage in your lives with ease.  The retreat costs only $25; it’s limited to the first 20 people and requires a minimum of 8.  Register today.  It will be held from 9:00 am to noon, on Saturday, January 20, 2018, in 4th Floor Old Main.

Lunch and Learn – Thursday, February 15, 2018

That sounds fishy! Clearing up misconceptions about fish consumption and mercury.
Many of us know that fish is a healthy source of lean protein and good-for-you fat. But do you know which species are the better choice when it comes to mercury levels? Pat McCann, manager of the Fish Advisory Program at the Minnesota Department of Health, and project team members at HealthPartners Institute will present at our lunch and learn on February 15, 2018 from 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom. Come for a crash course in fish consumption: why it’s important, how mercury plays a role, and where you can go for quick, easy, and delicious fish recipes for you and your family. (Hint: www.ChooseYourFish.org).  Lunch will be available beginning at 11:45 am for those who pre-register.

Spring 2018 Classes In Progress – 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 January 16, 2018.

New!  Smart Eating for Well-being with Chef Marshall O’Brien – Fridays, 12:00 – 1:00pm, February 2, 9, 16, 2018, Hall of Fame room.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to put that bottle of ibuprofen back in the medicine cabinet or avoid staying home with a box of tissues and a bottle of cough medicine?  And wouldn’t it be great to fuel your body and brain so that you can maintain energy throughout the day and support learning and memory? WHAM is excited to offer a new three-part series.  Topics include: Foods that Reduce Inflammation, Foods that Improve Your Immune System and Foods that Improve Mental Clarity (Cognition).  Lunch is not provided, but each presentation includes an entertaining and fun cooking demonstration with delicious food samples, and easy recipes to make at home. The cost of the series is subsidized by WHAM and offered at the low price of $30 for faculty and staff.  Requires a minimum of 15.
Instructor: Chef Marshall O’Brien

Boot Camp Tuesday/Thursday, 12:05 – 12:55 pm, January 30 – March 8, 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 – 12:55 pm, January 29 – March 7, 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 – 12:55 pm, February 8 – March 8, 2018, LC Classroom (note this is a 5-session series that begins on February 8)
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 – 12:55 pm, February 1 – March 8, 2018, Location: Club Sports Room for Feb 1, 8, 15 and Studio 1 for the final 3 sessions.
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 – 12:55 pm, January 29 – March 5, 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 – 12:55 pm, January 31 – March 7, 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 – 12:55 pm, January 30 – March 6, 2018, Studio 1
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 – 12:55 pm, February 2 – March 9, 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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