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Fitness

Class Descriptions

Certifications

Meet the Instructors


At Western Oregon University, we pride ourselves on offering safe, fun opportunities to explore fitness as a lifelong commitment. Our philosophy is to always reward with praise and positive reinforcement for a job well done. Participants are never forced to perform. Progression is at an individual´s pace.


Access Fitness class access is gained by checking in at the front desk of the Health and Wellness Center, up to 30 minutes prior to a class beginning. Upon completion a card will be handed to you, this is your entrance into that class. Classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Guests:

Class Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Muscle Pump

Required for class:
Water

 

 

6:30-7:20pm

 

Yoga

Required for class:
Water & Yoga Mat

5:30-6:20pm

 

5:30-6:20pm

 

Zumba®

Required for class:
Water

 

4:30-5:20pm

 

7:00-7:50am

Spinning

Required for class:
Water & Towel

12:05-12:55pm

 

6:30-7:20am

 

 

 

Class Descriptions

Aquatic Fitness Classes

Please visit Aquatic programs for information regarding these classes


All About Abs

Blending floor, standing and aerobic exercise, this class is dedicated entirely to toning and strengthening your abdominal muscles. If you crave a leaner midsection, but desire motivation and instruction, this is the class for you. This 50 minute class will rock your abs. All fitness levels welcome.


Body Sculpt

An amazing workout focused on strength, flexibility, stamina and balance! This all encompassing format is an effective method of exercise incorporating modern principles of exercise science using a variety of equipment. Light weight is integrated for maximum body sculpting results for arms, abs, glutes and thighs. You never get bored, the music and combination of moves are motivating and you see results. Options for each move are provided to modify the workout to your fitness level (from hardcore fitness enthusiasts to populations in need of rehab) anyone can participate in Body Sculpt


Bootcamp

Maximize your workout by combing intense intervals of cardio, strength training (both body and equipment will be used) and resistance training drills with little rest in between. This high energy class will provide you the results you´ve been looking for. There is no choreography to learn, just come prepared to move and sweat.


Cardio Hip Hop

Cardio Hip Hop will keep you jamming to upbeat music from R&B to Bollywood to Urban World Beats and from Old School to the latest Hip Hop hits. The resulting outcome is an energetic fun class that teaches you the basic Hip Hop movements and technique while getting you a great sweaty workout! The moves are broken down so they can easily be followed. All levels are welcome.


Muscle Pump

Cardio is great but put a little muscle into your workout by joining us for a class designed to build muscle endurance with low to medium weights and high repetitions. This is not a cardio class it is designed to build muscle endurance across all major muscle groups as well as tone, sculpt and strengthen your entire body without building bulk. Expect your muscles to burn as we use a variety of equipment including barbells, dumbbells, bosus and aerobic steps. (All equipment provided.) Some exercises will focus on isolated muscle groups while others will utilize the entire body simultaneously. You will become familiar with proper form, the fundamentals of weight training and the confidence to continue weight training on your own and throughout the HWC. This class is designed to introduce those new to weights as well as challenge those experienced lifters.


Spinning

A great way to get in a vigorous cardio workout with limited impact on joints. Cycling includes a nice easy warm up, sprints, hills and endurance riding. An energetic instructor will guide you through various workouts but you have to push yourself for maximum effect. Each individual controls their own resistance throughout the class. This exercise class is great for all ability levels and you don´t have to wear a helmet, just wear workout clothes, tennis shoes, bring a water bottle and sweat towel...you´re gonna need it!


Yoga

Yoga is a discipline where mind body and spirit intersect for a workout. The physical postures and poses challenge all muscles and improve flexibility while offering time to clear your mind. The vast variety of yoga formats allows each session, class and instructor to be unique. This benefits our participants by continuing to engage the body in new movements and challenge muscles in new activities for a more well balanced workout. Our yoga classes are a journey led by trained instructors who have valuable knowledge and experience to share. Namaste.


Zumba®

When participants see a Zumba class in action, they can´t wait to give it a try. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they´re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There´s no other fitness class like a Zumba fitness-party. It´s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning participants.


 

Class Policies

All fitness class participants must obtain a fitness card up to 30 minutes in advance at the front desk to participate. Participants may enter the classroom 10 minutes prior to the scheduled class time. Participants may not save bikes, equipment, or spots for others. Class size is determined by format.

 

Spinning class participants

 

Certifications

Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

July 17, 2015 1pm-9:30pm, July 18, 2015 8am-6pm and July 19, 2015 8am-6pm


This certification is designed to equip those seeking to become Personal Trainers with the competencies needed to design safe and effective exercise programming for the apparently healthy population.  Facilitated by an experienced and degreed fitness professional, the workshop will review and provide practical instruction in anatomy/kinesiology, fitness assessment, program design, nutrition and other critical areas prior to the proctored administration of the included written and practical exams. 1-3 months of pre-study is required (depending on experience).


Cost: The workshop fee is $499


This fee includes:

Prerequisites: Early registration and self-study before program. Weight training experience is strongly recommended.  Current CPR/AED certification required.


Study Materials are optional and available online.


Registration available online at afaa.com.

 

Primary Group Exercise Certification v4

September 26, 2015 9am-6pm and September 27, 2015 9am-6pm


For group exercise instructors whose training and educational background has prepared them to take the AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification exam, this course is a review of AFAA´s Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines, anatomy, exercise science, exercise evaluation and exam criteria. The program format includes practical application of group exercise, study guide overview and question and answer sessions. The day concludes with written and practical exams.


Cost: The workshop fee is $299

This fee includes:

Prerequisites: Early registration, self-study before program and group exercise teaching experience. The Practical Skills & Choreography workshop is a useful precursor. Current CPR/AED certification required before certification is issued.


Study Materials are optional and available online.


Registration available online at afaa.com.

 

Aqua Fitness Workshop

September 27, 2015 9am-5pm


For instructors who are currently teaching, or are interested in teaching aquatic group exercise.  This one-day workshop outlines the properties of water and exercise, and the latest research supporting the benefits of water resistance on muscle strengthening and cardiovascular endurance. Learn how to create and teach a safe, effective aquatic class.  This one-day program is based on AFAA's Standards and Guidelines for Aqua Fitness, and focuses on the application of land exercise principles to the unique environment of water.


Topics include:

Cost: The workshop fee is $129


This fee includes:

Prerequisites: No prerequisites.  AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification is encouraged for those who wish to teach group aquatic exercise classes.


Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

December 4, 2015 1pm-9:30pm, December 5, 2015 8am-6pm and December 6, 2015 8am-6pm


This certification is designed to equip those seeking to become Personal Trainers with the competencies needed to design safe and effective exercise programming for the apparently healthy population.  Facilitated by an experienced and degreed fitness professional, the workshop will review and provide practical instruction in anatomy/kinesiology, fitness assessment, program design, nutrition and other critical areas prior to the proctored administration of the included written and practical exams. 1-3 months of pre-study is required (depending on experience).

Cost: The workshop fee is $499


This fee includes:

Prerequisites: Early registration and self-study before program. Weight training experience is strongly recommended.  Current CPR/AED certification required.


Study Materials are optional and available online.


Registration available online at afaa.com.


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Meet the Instructors

Brittney

Teaching at the HWC since Spring 2014


Cassidy

Teaching at the HWC since Spring 2014


Chas

Teaching at the HWC since Winter 2015


Crystal

Teaching at the HWC since Fall 2011


Elke

Teaching at the HWC since Fall 2011


Erica

Teaching at the HWC since Fall 2011


Mike

Teaching at the HWC since Fall 2014


Nichole

Teaching at the HWC since Spring 2013


Nolan

Teaching at the HWC since Winter 2013


Robyn

Teaching at the HWC since Fall 2014


Tanie

Teaching at the HWC since Fall 2013


Tashawna

Teaching at the HWC since Spring 2014

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Contact

Campus Recreation 503-838-9530 | or e-mail: horseyr@wou.edu