Student Rec Center offers variety of classes for UTM
Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 15:09
For those looking to get in shape and stay healthy throughout the semester, UTM’s Student Recreational Center is offering group exercise classes this fall, beginning on Sept. 4 and ending on Dec. 6.
There are 11 group exercise classes that will be offered. These classes include Ab Lab, Calorie Attack, Cardio Boxing, Cycling, Hip Hop, Kickboxing, TGIF Calorie Blast, Tighten and Tone, Total Body Blast, Yoga and Zumba. These classes are free to all full-time UTM students, as well as UTM faculty and staff if they purchase a membership to the Student Rec Center.
With a wide variety of classes offered, there will be something there for everyone. All of these classes will be held in the Student Rec Center except for the 12:15 p.m. Tighten and Tone class, which will be held in the Skyhawk Fieldhouse in Room 2068 every day except on Tuesdays when it’s in the Blue Room.
All classes must have at least five participants on a regular basis, and classes with three consecutive weeks of four participants or less may be taken off of the schedule.
At the Student Rec Center, the faculty and staff strives to keep students healthy.
“Group Fitness strives to provide healthy, effective alternatives to standard workouts. We provide enjoyable classes that encourage participation and educate patrons on the benefits of exercise. We are committed to helping our students win the battle over a sedentary lifestyle,” says the group exercise mission.
Some benefits of taking these group exercise classes are being able to receive proper instructions, having extra motivation to get fit, making new friends and just having fun.
“Group Fitness classes can help you move past a plateau, if you want to push yourself and improve your fitness level. The classes are fun and energetic, and the music keeps you pumped up the entire time. Exercising side by side with others is great motivation for pushing personal boundaries; you are motivated to keep up with the rest of the class,” said Fitness Coordinator Kimberly Olive-Milligan.
“Here are some tips on making your group exercising classes great– Arrive on time so you don’t miss the warm-up; bring water and a towel; wear cross training shoes and appropriate work out clothing for [your] session and use instructor suggested modifications to make the session work for you,” said Olive-Milligan.
For more information on group exercise classes, contact Olive-Milligan at 731-881-7747. You can also stop by the Student Rec Center and pick up a group exercise schedule.