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Fall 2017 Offerings: Health & Fitness

Hi-Lo Aerobics
This is a combination Hi-Lo impact class designed with both men and women in mind. Each class adheres to the exercise guidelines set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine. The one-hour class includes a complete cardiovascular workout and a stretching and strength training component that will tone muscles and burn fat. Routines are set to contemporary music by the original artists. Energize and have fun. This class is designed for all levels - everyone will be successful!
50067
$70
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 9/11 - 12/4, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 10/9
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor


Zumba
Zumba is the hottest class to hit the fitness world! This hour-long dance-based fitness class is set to international rhythms. No experience in dance or aerobic classes is required and Zumba is open to all fitness levels. This class will help you sculpt a tight mid-section without getting on the floor. Wear sneakers and light clothes. Bring a water bottle!
50061
$70
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 9/11 - 12/4, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 10/9
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

50062
$70
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 9/13 - 12/6, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 11/22
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

50063
$70
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 9/14 - 12/7, 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
No class 11/23
Lori Hallenbeck of Abs In, Inc., Instructor


Cardio and Core with Stability Ball
Bring your stability ball and a mat to class and we'll supply the fun workout! A certified instructor will provide calorie burning cardio and a body-sculpting workout.
50887
$70
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 9/13 - 12/6, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 11/22
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs Inc., Instructor


Metabolic Blast Bootcamp
Shred fat, sculpt lean muscles, lose inches and gain metabolic power before your day begins! Those who get their workout done before the day kicks off experience increased metabolic burn through the rest of the day… resulting in a whole day's worth of success! This inspiring fitness journey will empower you with an atmosphere of camaraderie and support to achieve noticeable changes using the proven techniques of interval training. Course fee includes $25 materials fee.

What you receive:

  • 36 classes of high-intensity interval training
  • Expert coaching from a nationally-certified personal trainer
  • Nutritional support
  • Weekly food journal
  • Fitness assessment
  • 24-7 online support and individual attention
  • Injury prevention techniques
  • Supercharged motivation
  • Accountability
  • Powerful encouragement
  • An adrenaline kick to start your day that will fire up your metabolism
  • A Metabolic Class Achievement T-Shirt

What you give:

  • Three hours of your time a week
  • 100 percent effort
  • $225 course fee

50068
$225
36 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., Wed. & Fri., 9/11 - 12/8, 6 - 7 a.m.
No class 10/9, 11/22, 11/24
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor


Butts and Guts
Butts and Guts...need it say more? This 45-minute class is all about tightening and toning those troublesome tushies and tummies. The class will focus intensely on ab and glute work that also breaks a sweat and will give you results in inches lost, sculpted spots, and just plain confidence in how you fit in your clothes and carry yourself. Say goodbye to boring crunches and traditional butt lifts. This is a program that changes the way you see your core and backside forever!
50387
$85
10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Tues., 9/12 - 11/14, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Blythe Hurlburt, Instructor


Core Camp
Lose that weight around the midsection with this fast-track fitness class strategically designed to deliver results! Think Bootcamp meets Pilates. You will be inspired through high-intensity intervals of metabolically-altering cardio drills that are geared to fire up your metabolism. You will learn the best middle-whittling core moves out there. Melt the external fat and reveal the lean chiseled muscle that you will be developing. This program will begin and end with a thorough fitness and nutrition assessment so you will see the incredible results from investing in yourself. Join us in Core Camp and whittle your middle this year!
50069
$75
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 9/10 - 12/10, 6:45 - 7:30 a.m.
No class 11/12 & 11/26
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor


Cardio, Kick and Core
Come train with us and learn basic kickboxing moves while engaging your core! This hour-long cross-training workout begins with a warm up followed by cardio kickboxing combinations, cool down and body strengthening. It is set to energizing music from popular artists. Modifications are offered for all fitness levels and abilities. You will need a pair of 3- to 5-lb. weights, a Pilates/yoga style mat, water, towel and sneakers. Get ready to sweat and have fun!
50916
$35
6 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 10/24 - 11/28, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Caroline Wunsch of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor


Ballet Barre
Ballet Barre is a series of movements that strengthen the entire body. It combines the core conditioning associated with Pilates, flexibility improvements that occur with yoga, plus stability and strength exercises associated with ballet and fitness. This workout incorporates floor work, barre work and standing body weight exercises with the use of light weights, resistance bands and the barre. No previous experience is needed, just bring two 5-lb. hand weights, a yoga mat, a towel and wear comfortable fitness clothes. This workout is traditionally done barefoot but split sole sneakers or ballet shoes can be worn. Come and try this fun and popular workout!
50685
$64
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 9/11 - 12/4, 7 - 7:45 p.m.
No class 9/25 & 10/9
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

50925
$35
6 Sessions, AMZ 306
Thurs., 11/2 - 12/14, 7 - 7:45 p.m.
No class 11/23
Emma Farison of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor


Senior S.T.R.O.N.G.
With the inspiration and guidance from a certified personal trainer you will partake in a fun, encouraging and effective fitness class. Resistance bands, chairs, weights, nutritional guidance and an attitude of joy will help you achieve greater strength, tone and resilience. Please bring comfortable clothes, sneakers, a towel and a water bottle.
50506
$75
12 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon.,9/11 - 12/4, 10 - 11 a.m.
No class 10/9
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor


Pilates for Runners
Want to run effortlessly? Want to bulletproof your hips and knees against injury? Ready to become a force to be reckoned with? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this class if for you! If you just want to become a better runner, join us for Pilates for Runners. This training will help you overcome common problems to runners including: plantar fasciitis, runner's knee and shin splints. Although there will be no running in class, this program is no walk in the park. You will learn the 'golden' exercises that will unlock your inner runner, by targeting the common weak spots; gluteus medius, lower back, abdominals and spine, while lengthening the hamstrings, tightening the quads and conditioning the feet. If you are not a runner, you'll be "runner ready" when you are through! If you are a runner, this class will be transformational for you. Please bring a foam fitness roller with you. For more information, contact Hollan Bonjukian at (518) 496-0337 or trufitnessanswers@gmail.com.
50070
$75
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 9/10 - 12/10, 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
No class 11/12 & 11/26
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor


Barbarian Sandbag Blast
Break out of your fitness plateau and take it to the next level with the Barbarian Sandbag workout. Beginners and pros will achieve amazing feats with simple non-stop, multi-muscle moves that ramp up your cardio, build strength and blast your body into a fat burning machine that may experience an increase in metabolic activity 18-24 hours after a single session. Using an individualized sandbag "weight" to swing, push, pull and balance, you'll discover the missing secret of most strength training programs, "variable angular resistance," which comes from the flexible structure of the weight unlike the fixed grip of dumbbells. A special Barbarian sandbag will be provided for each student with an appropriate weight for the semester.
50505
$75
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 9/10 - 12/10, 9 - 9:45 a.m.
No class 11/12 & 11/26
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor


Pilates Mat - Beginner
Pilates is a precise method of exercise which focuses on movements designed to lengthen and strengthen the body. This class will focus on the "core" and you will practice the controlled movements designed to stretch and strengthen muscles without adding bulk. Just bring a mat (yoga style "sticky" mat works best) and experience what Pilates can do for your body and mind. This class is designed for the beginner Pilates student with little or no experience.
50107
$64
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 9/11 - 11/27, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
No class 10/9
Sarah Hoffman of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

50108
$64
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 9/13 - 12/6, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
No class 9/27 & 11/22
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor


Pilates Mat - Intermediate
This course is a continuation of the Pilates method. It will incorporate the basic and intermediate level exercises into a more intense style of class. This class level is appropriate for students who have had at least two semesters (one year) of experience practicing Pilates. Just bring a sticky mat and a 14-inch Pilates Magic Circle (ring).
50109
$64
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 9/11 - 12/4, 6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
No class 9/25 & 10/9
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

50110
$64
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 9/13 - 12/6, 6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
No class 9/27 & 11/22
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor


Nia
Nia is a cardiovascular wellness class that blends the power of kicks, punches and strikes with the fun of dance and the calming influence of yoga. Nia invigorates your body/ mind/spirit while providing a workout that burns calories, tones muscle and makes you feel great all over! Challenge and indulge yourself in a Nia workout and empower your body/mind/spirit. No previous dance experience is needed. This class will be barefoot or you may bring ballet shoes to wear. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat and water to class.
50098
$89
14 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 9/12 - 12/12, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Richele Corbo, Instructor


Cardio Kickboxing
Cardio Kickboxing is an hour-long, total body workout designed to improve your cardiovascular endurance with a core of continuous kickboxing combos to work your upper and lower body and your heart. The class begins with a warm up, followed by basic kickboxing moves that become more intense as the class progresses. Modifications will be offered to accommodate all ages and fitness levels. The class ends with a cool down, core strengthening and stretching. Please bring three 5-lb. hand weights, a mat, towel and water. Get ready to have fun and sweat!
50106
$64
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 9/13 - 11/29, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 11/22
Christine Sultan of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor


Kick I.T.
Back by popular demand! The Kick is for kickboxing. The I.T. is for interval training. This class is open to all participants who want to mix cardio combinations of punches and kicks with muscular endurance in alternating bouts that are fun and varied. Bring a set of 3-5 lb. hand-weights, a towel and a mat. Fitness attire and supportive sneakers are recommended.
50915
$35
6 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 9/12 - 10/17, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Christine Sultan of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor


Yoga I: Foundations of Practice
This course is of value to students of any age, with or without previous experience in yoga. We will focus patiently on classic postures and breathing exercise to bring balance and well-being to the body, mind and spirit. With the development of physical flexibility and calmness of mind, we also lay the foundations for a rewarding lifelong practice of yoga. Please bring a mat designed for yoga and wear loose, comfortable clothes.
50168
$80
12 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 9/11 - 12/4, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
No class 10/9

50169
$80
12 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 9/13 - 12/6, 4 - 5 p.m.
No class 11/22

50453
$80
12 Sessions, AMZ 306
Thurs., 9/14 - 12/7, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 11/23
Jeanne Wein, Instructor


Belly Dance is for Everybody
Explore the rich tapestries of the world through belly dancing, a centuries-old dance that teaches women how to move their muscles in a more holistic way to the sound of music, and helps them achieve a softly sculpted physique.

This fun alternative to other exercise programs leaves you feeling creative, confident, healthy and stress-free. The instructor will guide you through the fundamental dance moves, and incorporate the use of silky veils, finger cymbals, and hip scarves adorned with swishing beads, sequins and jingling coins.

You are never too old or too young to learn to belly dance. This course welcomes all students, beginner to advanced. The hippest way to stay fit!
50113
$65
8 Sessions, AMZ 306
Tues., 9/12 - 10/31, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tammy Stanzione of Ayperi-Alizarin
Bellydance, Instructor


Tabata: Burn Fat and Get Fit
You will see the difference this training can make in how you look and feel! This class focuses on your Core, Arms and Buttocks! So be prepared to look your best!

Tabata is a High Intensity Interval Training where you perform an exercise for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 and repeat for a total of 8 cycles. Tabata gives you a total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength-conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided.

Tabata is a great class for those of us who want to lose weight, shape and tone your entire body for the summer as well as for athletes (e.g. runners and cyclists) to build their cardiovascular capacity and increase athletic performance. Join us for this fun, new, and exciting workout! It is a great way to start your weekend! Bring a light set of hand weights (3 - 5 lbs.), a mat, and a water bottle.
50060
$60
6 Sessions, MCD 192
Sat., 9/30 - 11/4, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Liz Gross of Fitness Professionals On Demand, Instructor


Kettlebells
Ready to kick all your fitness goals into high gear? Kettlebells are a Russian strength and conditioning tool that are rapidly taking over the health and fitness world. Of all the different pieces of fitness equipment out there, nothing does the job more effectively and efficiently than kettlebells. The single biggest benefit of kettlebell training is how quickly you can get an effective workout. You can quite easily train every single muscle in your body in short periods of time, while simultaneously improving your strength, endurance and flexibility. Get your metabolism fired up and feel invincible! What you need: an exercise mat, a towel, water bottle and a 5-lb. kettlebell for beginners.
50059
$85
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 9/28 - 12/7, 6 - 7 p.m.
No class 11/23
Lisa Morin of Fitness Professionals On Demand, Instructor


Body Conditioning and Toning
Join us for beginner- to moderate-level conditioning class with Instructor Deb Nuttal. It is never too late to start an exercise program, and Deb will help you get on track to fitness. This is a fun class set to great music! You will strengthen your body, increase endurance, enhance your breathing and de-stress.

Body conditioning is aimed at those just getting back into exercise or new to exercise. You will exercise all muscle groups at a healthy pace and with appropriate tools. We will work to increase your flexibility by improving your range of motion and follow that with a full body workout to strengthen your arms and legs, tighten your core and improve cardiovascular endurance. Each class ends with a relaxation sequence that will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and refocused. Modifications will be given to participants who have physical challenges that prohibit them from performing certain exercises. What you need: an exercise mat, light weights, towel and water bottle.
50485
$85
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 9/25 - 12/4, 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
No class 10/9
Deb Nuttal of Fitness Professionals On Demand, Instructor


Got Back Pain? Learn the Facts Behind Treatments That Work Without Pills or Surgery
Are you aware there are many tests performed to diagnose back pain and many of them are inaccurate or just plain wrong? Did you know that analgesics are the #1 recommendation from the medical profession and the data shows this is useless? Are you aware that there are many things you can do to resolve your back pain and get your life back? Learn the facts from Eileen Kopsaftis, a physical therapist who has trained for over twenty years in multiple techniques that effectively resolve back pain. You will be surprised to discover one of the most common causes of back pain that is never tested in a doctor's office. Being an informed healthcare consumer means making better choices with improved outcomes. Course fee includes $5 materials fee.
50859
$34
1 Session, ADM 102
Thurs., 9/14, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor


Nourish Your Body for Lifelong Wellbeing
Discover the relationship between disease and food, science-based facts about nutrition (not fads), food basics, what promotes disease/ what fights disease, what really creates body fat, and much more. You will take practical steps, learning how to shop, prepare, order, and enjoy foods that nourish your body and bring you to an ideal weight while greatly reducing your risk of (or may reverse if present) degenerative disease. You can even eliminate the need for many medications with the right nourishment! You will receive nine hours of detailed information, a written manual with references, and three delicious four-course meals. This class is also recommended by multiple medical specialties. You will be well-fed, informed, and empowered for lifelong wellbeing! Course fee includes $34 materials fee.
50510
$135
3 Sessions, ADM 103
Wed., 10/11 - 10/25, 6 - 9 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor


MELT Away Your Back, Hip, Neck, or Shoulder Pain without Drugs
If you have pain it is most likely that your connective tissue is in need of repair. Are you uncomfortable laying on your back or finding a comfortable position in which to sleep? You may have imbalances in your masses (parts touching the floor) and spaces (parts off the floor). The MELT Method™ rebalances you to allow pain-free positioning. Diet and exercise are very important but they do not address injured fascial tissue!

The MELT Method™ is a unique hands-off bodywork approach that directly impacts your neurofascial system and simulates the results of manual therapy, bringing your body back to a more ideal state of balance. You will use a specialized MELT soft foam roller to perform specific techniques that create global, lasting changes in your body. You will see and feel a difference immediately! Taught by an experienced MELT instructor who has seen her patients benefit in profound ways. This three-class series will teach you how to decompress your neck and back, rehydrate and lengthen your fascial lines, and restore postural balance and symmetry. There are even techniques to address cellulite! You will feel a difference the very first time you MELT! Participants must have the physical ability to get on and off the floor. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring an exercise/yoga mat and a water bottle. Course fee includes $70 materials fee.
50507
$135
3 Sessions, AMZ 306
Thurs., 10/12 - 10/26, 7 - 8 p.m.
*Choose 50512 if you have MELT soft Soft Foam Roller
$65
Eileen of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor


Move Without Pain
This is NOT an exercise class. It is an education in movement taught by a certified and licensed physical therapist that will teach you to build a firm foundation for a strong future of pain-free mobility. You'll learn how to restore functional mobility and stability in all three planes of motion using simple movements that "turn off" your pain. Chain reaction is what happens in your body every time you move and it is based on something called applied functional science. If you have knee pain it is most likely being stressed due to your hip or ankle not functioning correctly. Your back pain could be happening because of your hip. Your shoulder or neck may be experiencing pain because of your back. Learn to address the true cause of your pain; don't just chase the symptoms. You will receive a written manual with pictures for independent success at home and a lifetime of pain-free living. Wear comfortable, loose clothing for ease of movement. All movements are done on your feet; no need to get on and off the floor. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
50914
$85
3 Sessions, AMZ 306
Thurs., 9/21 - 10/5, 7 - 8 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor


Wing Chun Kung Fu: A Practical System of Self-Defense
Learn the style that Bruce Lee started with! Wing Chun Kung Fu is a close-range combat system that favors speed and sensitivity over strength. Instructor Steve Grogan has been training in this system since 1995, and now he wants to share its beauty and simplicity with you!

This course has been split into three two-hour sessions, with Steve walking you through features of Wing Chun that progress from beginner level to the start of intermediate material. In session one, you'll learn about the principles that make the system work, like "centerline theory" and "economy of motion." For session two, Steve will walk through the first form and show you real-world, street-combat applications for each technique. In our final session, you will be introduced to Chi Sao (Wing Chun's version of sparring) and some advanced techniques.

By the end of this course, you will have a well-rounded understanding of how Wing Chun is structured, and you will be able to understand why it is called "a practical system of self-defense."
50878
$35
3 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 10/5 - 10/19, 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Steven Grogan, Instructor


Metabolic Makeover
If body fat has been a continual battle, you are probably part of the 80 percent who have metabolic inefficiency. It's not about having a slow metabolism (that's a myth and you will learn why). Instead of a "FAST" metabolism, this program will equip you to join the ranks of the 20 percent who have a "FAT" metabolism - one that is fine tuned to burn your own body's fat!

You will gain:

  • a noticeably leaner body
  • clarity on how the metabolism actually works
  • a Paleo-friendly meal plan
  • the discovery of the "Fabulous Five Fats" that every efficient metabolism needs and how to use them
  • empowerment to identify S.M.A.R.T carbs (specific metabolic and restorative treats)
  • practical tools and support to quit sugar forever
  • progressive weekly plan with homework that works
  • an online support group
  • your own copy of the class Metabolic Makeover Cookbook that we will make together

You will invest:

  • $225 (Includes $25 materials fee)
  • one hour a week plus homework time

50736
$225
4 Sessions, DCC 135
Fri., 10/6 - 10/27, 6 - 8 p.m.
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor