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Winter/Spring 2018 Offerings: Health and 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!
60236
$70
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 2/12 - 5/14, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 3/26 and 4/2
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., 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!
60238
$75
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 2/11 - 5/13, 6:45 - 7:30 a.m.
No class 3/25 and 4/1
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, 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

60242
$225
36 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., Wed. and Fri., 2/12 - 5/18, 6 - 7 a.m.
No class 2/28, 3/23 - 4/2
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!
60224
$85
10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Tues., 2/20 - 5/8, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
No class 3/27 and 4/3
Blythe Hurlburt, Instructor


ZUMBA

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!
60232
$70
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 2/12 - 5/14, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 3/26 and 4/2
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

60233
$70
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 2/14 - 5/16, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 2/28 and 3/28
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

60234
$70
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 2/15 - 5/10, 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
No class 3/29
Lori Hallenbeck of Abs In, Inc., Instructor


Zumba Gold
A fun exercise program for beginners and/or active older adults based on the original Zumba. This class offers modifications for people who want to try Zumba but are new to group exercise. This class offers easy-to-follow choreography focusing on balance, range of motion and fun. Wear nonrestrictive clothing and sneakers, and bring a water bottle and your sense of adventure!
60989
$70
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 2/14 - 5/16, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
No class 2/28 and 3/28
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor


Ballet Barre
Ballet Barre is a series of movements that strengthen the entire body. It combines the core conditioning associated with Pilates with the 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 a set of 2 - 5 lb. hand weights, a yoga mat and 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!
60651
$64
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 2/12 - 5/7, 7 - 7:45 p.m.
No class 3/26 and 4/2
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

60808
$64
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Tues., 2/13 - 5/8, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
No class 3/27 and 4/3
Emma Farison of Total Body Trifecta, 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.
60703
$75
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 2/11 - 5/13, 9 - 9:45 a.m.
No class 3/25 and 4/1
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, 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.
60704
$75
12 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 2/12 - 5/14, 10 - 11 a.m.
No class 3/26 & 4/2
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor


PILATES

Pilates for Runners
Want to run effortlessly? Want to bulletproof your hips and knees against injury? If you answered "yes" to 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.
60237
$75
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 2/11 - 5/13, 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
No class 3/25 and 4/1
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.
60219
$64
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 2/12 - 5/7, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
No class 3/26 & 4/2
Sarah Hoffman of Total Body Trifecta,
Instructor

60220
$64
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 2/14 - 5/16, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
No class 2/28, 3/28 and 4/4
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).
60221
$64
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 2/12 - 5/7, 6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
No class 3/26 & 4/2
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

60222
$64
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 2/14 - 5/16, 6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
No class 2/28, 3/28 & 4/4
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.
60240
$95
15 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 2/6 - 5/29, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
No class 3/27 & 4/3
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 a set of 3-5 lb. hand weights, a mat, towel and water. Get ready to have fun and sweat!
60223
$64
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 2/14 - 5/16, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 2/28, 3/28 and 4/4
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. handweights, a towel and a mat. Fitness attire and supportive sneakers are recommended.
60992
$35
6 Sessions, AMZ 306
Thurs., 2/15 - 3/22, 7 - 8 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.
60227
$85
12 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 2/12 - 5/14, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
No class 3/26 & 4/2

60228
$85
12 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 2/14 - 5/16, 4 - 5 p.m.
No class 2/28 & 3/28

60492
$85
12 Sessions, AMZ 306
Thurs., 2/15 - 5/10, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 3/29
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!
60270
$84
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 2/13 - 5/1, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
No class 3/27 & 4/3
Tammy Stanzione, 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 lb), a mat, and a water bottle.
60239
$64
8 Sessions, MCD 192
Sat., 2/24 - 4/21, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
No class 3/31
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.
60241
$64
8 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 3/1 - 4/26, 6 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 3/29
Lisa Morin of Fitness Professionals on Demand, Instructor


Body Conditioning and Toning
Join us for beginner- to moderate-level conditioning class with. It is never too late to start an exercise program. his 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.
60484
$49
6 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 2/12 - 3/19, 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.

60971
$49
6 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 4/9 - 5/14, 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Liz Gross of Fitness Professionals on Demand, Instructor


MELT Away Pain Improve Your Balance, Your Golf Swing, and How You Walk!
The MELT Method™ is a unique approach that directly addresses your neurofascial system, bringing your body back to a more ideal state of balance. You will use specialized small, non-toxic balls designed to create global, lasting changes in your body. You will learn how to decompress the joints in your feet and hands which can change how your knees, low back, and neck feel as well as improve your grip and your gait. You will also learn how to perform a MELT 50-second facelift! Learn this powerful self-treatment method from a qualified MELT instructor who has seen success with her patients regarding many issues (neuropathy, balance impairment, chronic pain, etc.). Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to remove your shoes. Also, bring a water bottle. Course fee includes $30 materials fee.
60514
$90
*Choose 60658 if you have MELT™ kit - $60
3 Sessions, ADM 102
Tues., 3/6 - 3/20, 7 - 8 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing


Chronic Pain Facts
Would you like to know what works for chronic pain and what doesn't and may even cause harm? Learn from an expert who sees people eliminate pain, regain health, and return to doing the things they love to do every day. You will learn:

  • Why does pain happen and why doesn't it go away?
  • Do pain meds work and are they safe?
  • How effective are injections, procedures, surgeries?
  • Why doesn't pain management work?
  • Why does physical therapy often fail to eliminate pain?
  • What works to decrease or eliminate pain?

Course fee includes a $5 materials fee.
60990
$35
1 Session, ADM 102
Tues., 5/1, 6 - 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."
60817
$35
3 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 3/8 - 3/22, 7 - 9 p.m.
Steven Grogan, Instructor


Eliminate Pain with Total Motion Release!
The Total Motion Release Technique takes a non-traditional but effective approach to address pain. It allows your body to naturally re-align and heal, which proves to be very successful. Total Motion uses a little known secret of treating pain free motions which causes a re-aligning of both shoulders (or entire right or left side) and alleviates your pain. This is NOT an exercise class and no equipment is necessary. Taught by a licensed physicaltherapist who has seen powerful results with her patients. Wear comfortable, loose clothing and bring a water bottle. Course fee includes $15 materials fee.
60822
$85
3 Sessions, AMZ 306
Thurs., 4/5 - 4/19, 7 - 8 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor


Nourish Your Body for Life Long 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, 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 recommended by multiple medical specialties. Course fee includes $45 materials fee.
60515
$135
3 Sessions, ADM 105
Wed., 4/4 - 4/18, 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.
60629
$135
3 Sessions, AMZ 306
Thurs., 4/26 - 5/10, 7 - 8 p.m.
*Choose 60659 if you have
MELT Soft Foam Roller $65
Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor