Fitness and Wellness
SIRA’s Fitness/Wellness offerings
beginning in January 2020 include the following…
American Lung Association’s - FREEDOM FROM SMOKING
Ready to quit smoking? Hundreds of thousands are smokefree through the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking ®, and a new Group Clinic is starting this January. Over the course of eight weeks, you will work with other people quitting smoking and a trained facilitator to set a quit date, build a quit plan and work through your first few months smokefree.
Class meets in the Merzbach Room of the McCombs Campus Center
on Thursday evenings from 6:45-8:15pm
Cardio Sculpt will use a variety of different class formats to provide both strength training and a cardiovascular workout each day. This class will regularly incorporate circuit training, interval work, walking/jogging and/or step workouts, as well as the use of weights and bands to keep things new and challenging for participants. This fun, fast-paced class does not require previous experience with group fitness workouts just a willingness to try something new in a friendly and supportive environment.
Class meets in the CJR Aerobics Room Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-12:50pm
Weight Room 101
Meet once each week for 5 weeks in this small class setting (2-3 participants). Develop your muscle base and increase your fitness knowledge. Improve body composition, overall strength, flexibility and body awareness. Participants will receive a 45 minute strength training program that includes warm-up and cool down exercises. Meets one time per week with trainer and allows participants to choose other days/times during the week to work out together or on their own.
Class meets in the CJR Weight Room on Tuesdays at 7:15am or on Thursdays at 5:15pm.
Nurture and energize the entire self through the fusion of dynamic poses, breath work and deep relaxation. The practice of yoga encourages greater flexibility, strength, balance, self-awareness and tranquility. Participants of all levels are welcome to attend. Feel free to bring your own mat, if you wish, or use a mat provided by SIRA. Here are descriptions of the two yoga that SIRA offers this semester:
Prana Yoga @ 12:10pm – A forty minute workout that is breath centered and fits during the lunch hour. Feel free to attend wearing comfortable street clothes. Yoga Asanas combined with breath control techniques to increase well-being by creating a focus that lessens distractions of the mind. In this visualization/physical training class, participants can expect to achieve the following benefits: expand the breath and improve quality of breathing, reduce stress and increase mental flow (creativity). Each class will end with meditation and savasana to achieve deep relaxation of the mind.
Hatha Slow Flow @ 5:15pm– This slow and meditative breath guided practice gives each individual time to explore and refine each pose. The pace of the class places emphasis on safe alignment. Everybody is unique therefore finding a variation of each pose that best fits your body is a way of customizing our own practice. This is yoga for all, including newer students who need time to learn and explore, as well as, for seasoned yoga practitioners looking to deepen their awareness by slowing down.
Classes meet in the CJR Aerobics Room on Mondays and Wednesdays
from 12:10-12:50pm and Wednesdays from 5:15-6:05pm
The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba® Fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life!
No prior Zumba® experience is necessary. Comfortable tennis/fitness shoes are recommended.
Class meets in the CJR Aerobics Room on Thursdays from 5:40-6:30pm.