- Faculty Staff Fitness
Please note that not all class offerings are scheduled every term. Please view the current term's class schedule to plan your schedule.
AEROBIC MACHINES/CARDIO MACHINES - The Aerobic Machines (or Cardio Machines) Workout is an open time for you to get your cardiovascular exercise in on treadmills, bicycles, elliptical trainers and more. Our instructor is there if you need help or instruction for your programming. There is also open mat space for stretching and conditioning work.
CARDIO DANCE - A fun dance party atmosphere with a fusion of American, Latin, and International music dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting effective fitness system! The routines utilize the principles of fitness interval and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. It is a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy to follow dance steps, so no prior dance experience is needed.
CARDIO KICKBOXING - An aerobic workout that blends basic boxing and martial arts techniques. An ideal format for achieving an intense, fat-burning workout. No prior experience required, just an adventurous spirit.
MORNING BLAST - A high-intensity total body workout utilizing dumbbells, resistance bands, jump ropes, and stepping platforms. This class is focused on strength and endurance gains, plus overall cardiovascular health. The workouts are ever changing in order to keep your body guessing to ensure the best results. This course can be catered to all levels.
STEP/SCULPT - A step aerobics class that is always different, always moving, always a good workout, and ALWAYS fun! The format incorporates segments on total body conditioning, abdominal and core strengthening, as well as stretching.
AQUA AEROBICS - This class employs the properties of water for a total-body workout without the strain on muscles and joints associated with higher impact activities. Using the buoyancy of water for increased range of motion along with the density of water for added resistance this class will take you through a variety of routines to enhance cardiovascular fitness, tone and strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Enjoy energetic aerobic routines, deep water running intervals, water Pilates, and more. Supportive equipment is utilized in deep water.
THERAPEUTIC WATER EXERCISE - The Therapeutic Water Exercise class offers the similar exercise to Aqua Aerobics (above) but is shorter in length and somewhat lower in intensity. The supportive and buoyant properties of water offer an excellent mode of exercise for people who are uncomfortable with gravity-based land workouts. Instructors provide a welcoming and encouraging environment to support participation at any level. Aquatic exercise is shown to be effective for rehabilitation for injuries and surgeries and is a good mode of exercise to prepare for surgery. The class format includes an individual warm-up and instructor directed exercises encompassing all aspects of fitness including balance. Participants prefer deep water workouts, but some shallow work is included. We can also adapt to shallow water work for those who need it. Supportive equipment is utilized in deep water.
MASTERS SWIM WORKOUT - This activity is conducted much in the same format as a competitive swim team training program. The four racing strokes - freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly - are utilized. During the workouts, swimmers cover between 2600-3000 yards. Not all participants are interested in competitive swimming but find the workouts challenging and beneficial. If you are not sure about your ability or interest, drop in and view a class session to help you make an appropriate choice. RECOMMENDED: goggles, swim cap
SWIM I/II & OPEN SWIM - This is a swimming class for non-swimmers, beginning swimmers and advanced swimmers. Class works on stroke development, stroke technique, and aerobic conditioning. The typical class numbers allow for those who wish to use the time as an open swim time to do during Swim I/II class. RECOMMENDED: goggles, swim cap
SWIM SKILLS WORKOUT - Not as intense as the Swim I/II workout section. Swimmers are presented with both an opportunity to learn and refine stroke mechanics as well as get in a workout. Each session will combine drills and a swim training experience using the swim team interval style workout program. Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly are covered, bonus material may include turns, dives or individual requests. This class is for individuals of all ages with swim skills ranging beginner to intermediate. RECOMMENDED: goggles, swim cap
ADULT RECESS - Come PLAY for a half an hour of drills and laughs! No experience necessary. You will have drills that utilize your cardiovascular fitness, agility, muscular strength, balance and flexibility. Each class will be a different set of fun and games.
BACK & POSTURAL THERAPY - This back conditioning class features methods from postural-alignment therapy; a method that gets to the root of your chronic pain by restoring your body to proper alignment, function and balance. You'll strengthen and stretch the back as well as the opposing abdominal muscles. Mat and optional hand weight exercises are used to strengthen the back and other major body muscle groups. Stretching, relaxation, posture and balance are also covered. Back pain relief exercises are offered as needed, however, by attending regularly, back pain prevention is our goal.
FUNCTIONAL FITNESS - Improve your total body, core strength, range of motion, strength and lean muscle mass. This class utilizes foam rollers, suspension trainers, physioballs and body weight to focus on the development of postural stability and realignment. EMPHASIS: Monday: Total body strength and technique; Wednesday: Core, posture, balance; Friday: Aerobic strength
BARRE FUSION - Barre Fusion takes strengthening, stretching, yoga, Pilates and ballet aspects of fitness and leaves you with the benefits of a Barre/Fusion class. With only your own body weight and bare feet, you will reap the benefits of this class with more balance, core strength, and an overall fitness to keep your posture and joints happy and healthy. RECOMMENDED: Yoga Mat
CORE STABILITY BALL/YOGA - This class blends the all over benefits of yoga (flexibility, strength, balance, postural alignment and attention to breath) with the dynamics of stability balls for developing a stronger core and greater all over body strength and balance. A fun but challenging class. RECOMMENDED: Yoga Mat
GENTLE YOGA (BASIC) - Restorative Yoga is suitable for everyone and is designed to support and inspire the practice of yoga in a focused and relaxed way with the emphasis on the principles of "dynamic relaxation" and the restoration of bodily functions. Props such as bolsters, blocks, and straps will be used to facilitate, encourage, and ease the approach of releasing tension and stress. RECOMMENDED: Yoga Mat
PILATES I - Pilates is a abdominal and back-strengthening class that emphasizes strengthening of all the muscles, even the full body. Its roots are in dance, therapy, and yoga. Participants will quickly see an improvement in themselves and their bodies including more flexibility, more strength, better posture, a decrease in neck and back pain, and a less stressed feeling. Pilates 1 covers basic Pilates principles and basic mat work. RECOMMENDED: Yoga Mat
TAI CHI (CHEN STYLE) - Chen Style Tai Chi is the original and most rare form of Taijiquan. It includes both fast and slow movements. It is challenging for all ages and physical abilities but can be tailored to the needs or limitations of the individual. Instruction in an abbreviated form known as the Eighteen Movements is offered. This set contains the most essential postures of Chen Style and provides a convenient introduction into the practice of Taijiquan. Regular practice of Taijiquan has been found to improve bone density, muscle tone, flexibility, balance, blood circulation, and stress levels. All levels are welcome.
THERAPEUTIC STRETCH (GENTLE) - Designed for those who are less physically active, are recovering from injuries, have chronic health conditions, or simply want to enjoy a gentle class. The relaxed pace encourages awareness and ease in the experience of exploration, while allowing the release of tension and stress from the body and mind. The class will use therapeutic training modalities to improve your flexibility, decrease pain, and improve overall well-being. RECOMMENDED: Yoga Mat
VINYASA FLOW YOGA (INTERMEDIATE) - Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a fitness-based approach to yoga flow. Students will focus on linking conscious breath with a vigorous and mindful flow. Students will build strength, flexibility and concentration while cleansing the body and calming the mind. RECOMMENDED: Yoga Mat
YOGA/CORE (ALL LEVELS) – A mind/body exercise program that will deliver a full body workout with an emphasis on yoga poses and core strengthening. Benefits include increased strength, flexibility, balance, and mobility. Modifications are given for those who do not have previous experience. RECOMMENDED: Yoga Mat
CARDIO WEIGHTS - The class utilizes dumbbells, bars, exercise bands, and benches while keeping your heart pumping. The workouts will vary daily but each class will include a warm-up, full body muscle strengthening, aerobic activity, and a cool down stretch. Enjoy this strength training class with a kick of cardio!
WEIGHT TRAINING - The foundation of this class is a weight-training program, using machines, free weights and resistance equipment. Routines are changed daily. Workout sessions emphasize increasing muscular endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance.
GOLF: INTERMEDIATE - Review of fundamentals, intermediate skills and strategy at an intermediate level, review and instruction of rules and etiquette, game and skills challenges, on course play 5-7 times, competition formats, and exposure to the social environment of recreational golf. Course fee does not cover green fees. Although clubs can be provided, it is preferred that participants provide their own clubs. Prerequisites: prior golf instruction, practice and play on regulation courses, knowledge of etiquette and rules. Although the class is scheduled for 90 minutes, the time may be shorter during inclement weather, and may be longer when the class travels to play golf.
ONLINE PROGRAMMING – Faculty Staff Fitness offers ways you can keep mobile even if you missed your current on-campus class, want to add more, work at an extension, or are traveling with a variety of fitness classes you can follow through the ease of the internet. Check in with our office to find out what the current online classes offered entail.
SPECIALTY EVENTS – Check out our schedule each quarter to see what new event we are holding to promote well-being and fitness.