Classes

All classes may be audited, tuition-free, for employees and spouses with a USU ID. Some classes may require a small fee.

Register for Employee Wellness Classes in the Employee Wellness Center (HPER 109)

Spring Class Schedule

FREE Arthritis & Exercise class

Feb 11 - Apr 8 | T 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Distance Education Building Room 211

USU ID $0

What: An exciting 8 week exercise class specifically designed to help relieve stiffness and pain that comes with arthritis and/or aging.

Who: Anyone!!! All ages and ability levels are welcome. If you are   feeling stiff, or want to learn some exercises and stretches…this class is for you! This class will provide a good workout to anyone who attends, whether you have arthritis or not.

More Information: wellness/files/uploads/arthritis_class_flyer2.doc

 

Stability Ball Class (12 - 1 pm)

April 28 - May 2 | M-F 12:00 - 1:00 pm | HPER 215

USU ID $10


Here is a week dedicated to those who want a great workout in a joint-stress free atmosphere. Anyone with bad knees, hurting hips, painful lower backs, etc. will learn a lifetime’s worth of challenging and fun exercises without the worry of an ominous visit to the physical therapist or surgeon’s table. Also, anyone simply interested in learning different exercises to add to his or her workout and repertoire should take advantage of this class. The stability ball helps promote a wider range of motion and a fuller use of each muscle group with every exercise movement. If you’re looking for better flexibility, healthier posture, stronger joints, and a fantastic workout then take this one week to find everything that will make the other fifty-one weeks of the year more enjoyable.

Noon Boot Camps

Session 1: Jan 6 - Feb 27 |  MW 12:30 - 1:30 pm or T Th 12:00 - 1:00 pm  |  Fieldhouse/Outside

Session 2: Mar 3—Apr 24 |  MW 12:30 - 1:30 pm or T Th 12:00 - 1:00 pm  |  Fieldhouse/Outside

USU ID: $20

How do we do Boot Camp justice with an explanation! Take high intensity cardiovascular exercises and throw in every muscle group of your body working out to exhaustion with sweat dripping off your eye lashes, chin, nose, ear lobes, elbows, knees and toes; That’s Boot Camp. Establish an intimate relationship with exercise mats, jump ropes, stop watches, the Field House track and courts, Old Main Hill and it’s stairs; That’s Boot Camp. Take your goals of fat loss, muscle strength, aerobic endurance, fun social activity and complete all of them in one hour or less; That’s Boot Camp.

>View pictures from previous boot camps!

 

Boot Camp for Beginners (12 - 1 pm)

Session 1: Jan 6 - Feb 26 |  MW 12:00 - 1:00 pm  |  Fieldhouse

Session 2: Mar 3—Apr 23 |  MW 12:00 - 1:00 pm  |  Fieldhouse

USU ID: $20

Are you ready to get off the couch and get moving?  Would you like to start an exercise program but don’t want to join a gym?  Are you unsure how to get started?

You already know that exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health and now it’s time to get started.  Boot Camp for Beginners is designed for anyone with little or no exercise experience, to get moving in a fun, supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere.

Each session will incorporate cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises and will be tailored to meet each participant’s needs and abilities.

Employee Fitness Club (5:15 - 6:15 pm)

Session 1: Jan 6 - Feb 28 |  M-F 5:15 - 6:15 pm |  Wellness Center HPER 109

Session 2: Mar 3—Apr 25 |  M-F 5:15 - 6:15 pm |  Wellness Center HPER 109

USU ID: $20

Maybe you muster up the courage to walk into a weight room and see a Tetris of cables, squares, and circles waiting to hurt you; you think to yourself, I wonder if something is on TV instead. Maybe you see a bunch of guys in cut apart shirts making sure you know exactly where and how big their obliques and biceps are, and you know how many reps they do by the number of grunts you hear. Maybe you have no idea what an oblique or rep is. Maybe you know weight rooms but want to turn your same old routine into a variety of new exercises. Whatever your case, welcome to Fit Club, where we laugh and have fun learning about and doing different exercises: Free Weights, Cable Weights, Pilates, Yoga, Calisthenics, Plyometrics, Isometrics, Concentric and Eccentric training, aerobics, Intervals and Circuits, etc. We sweat ourselves into good friendships, and we get stronger, healthier, happier, and more confident in our abilities with each workout.

Water Aerobics (12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Jan 13—Apr 25 |   MWF 12:00 - 1:00 pm   |   HPER Pool

USU ID: $35

So many advantages exist in exercising in the pool: the water allows us to do each exercise movement without stress or pain going to our joints; the water also provides a constant resistance so while we workout out aerobically, we are also strengthening our muscles; the water creates a refreshing, fun atmosphere for exercise and play; the water takes away any fears of sweating in front of other people. In water aerobics we give every muscle in our bodies a great workout three days a week. We burn a lot of calories to help promote weight loss, and we get stronger overall so we prevent ourselves from future health complications like diseases and injuries. Who thought playing in the water could be so good for us?

Lunchtime Yoga with Dennise (12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Jan 14—Apr 24 |   T Th 12 - 1 pm   |   HPER 201

USU ID: $120

In this class we explore the tradition of Hatha Yoga, focusing on breath, alignment, and inner awareness.  By combining mindful awareness techniques with traditional yoga postures, you will learn to develop your own practice.  Your physical strength and flexibility will increase as your peace of mind grows and deepens.  You will leave class energized and rejuvenated, carrying the benefits of yoga off your mat and into the world.

Scott's Indoor Cycling (SIC) (12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Session 1: Jan 7 - Feb 27 |  T Th 12:00 - 12:50 pm |  Fieldhouse Spinning Room

Session 2: Mar 4—Apr 24 |  T Th 12:00 - 12:50 pm  |  Fieldhouse Spinning Room

USU ID $60

This class is one of the most beneficial employee wellness exercise programs on campus. Designed for the beginning to intermediate cyclist, Scott will lead you through proper bike fitting, cycling technique, warm ups, cardio drills, cool downs, and stretching. The music (mostly) classic rock and roll will keep you motivated. Indoor cycling as a part of your wellness efforts will strengthen the heart and lungs, burn calories, lower cholesterol, decrease stress, and improve your quality of life. Please bring a water bottle and small towel to each class - you will need it!

Beginner Indoor Cycling (12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Session 1: Jan 6 - Feb 26 |  M W 12:00 - 12:50 pm |  Fieldhouse Spinning Room

Session 2: Mar 3—Apr 23  |  M W 12:00 - 12:50 pm |  Fieldhouse Spinning Room

USU ID $30

This class is one of the most beneficial employee wellness beginner exercise programs on campus.  We will work on proper cycling technique, warm ups, light to medium cardio drills, cool downs, and stretching.  The music (mostly) classic rock and roll will keep you motivated.  Classes will moderately increase in intensity throughout the semester.  Indoor cycling as a part of your wellness efforts will strengthen the heart and lungs, burn calories, lower cholesterol, decrease stress, and improve your quality of life.  Please bring a water bottle and small towel to each class - you will need it!

Drop In "Single Use" of Indoor Cycling Class Policy

1)      The 14 indoor cycling bikes are first reserved for Semester Paid (SP) employees.

2)      In the event there are open bikes during a class, Non Semester Paid (NSP) employees may join a class on a first come - first serve basis

3)      If a SP employee shows up after class starts and there are no open bikes, the instructor reserves the right to “bump” a NSP employee or give up his/her instructor bike for the class.  NSP employees understand this policy and agree that the instructor’s decision is final.

4)      The cost for drop in “single use” indoor cycling class is $2 and will be paid to the class instructor.  If a NSP employee gets “bumped” the $2 will be refunded.

5)    Class Instructors will keep track of NSP employees and turn money collected into the Employee Wellness Program.

Dennise's Healthy Backshop

To be announced   |   2-5 pm   |   To Be Announced

USU ID: $25

This workshop is designed to introduce a variety of techniques to improve back health, and prevent recurring injury. Fundamental back and spinal anatomy will be explained. A variety of yoga postures will be presented that can be adjusted to suit individual needs. We will combine awareness exercises, anatomical knowledge and yoga poses to strengthen, stretch and stabilize your back.

African Dance (PE 1910)

Times and places vary.

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