t week of school after winter break, some students are already feeling the heat from this semester. What better way to get rid of the stress than at the Campus Recreation Center.
Intramural teams, rock climbing, professional massages and 11 unique In-Motion classes are just a few of the many features at the eco-friendly building between Charles Darwin Hall and the new Student Center.
Classes range from boot camp to yoga, Zumba to indoor cycling and just about everything in between. With all of the choices set at different times it may seem difficult to some students to find the class that’s perfect for them.
The Rec offers an entire week at the beginning of each semester for students to participate in any In-Motion classes for free. This semester, Free Week will be Jan. 21 to Jan. 26.
“In-Motion offers a variety of different classes from the morning to night throughout the week. Students can try classes they have never taken and meet students they may not have had the opportunity to know before,” said Zumba instructor Bianca Zamora. “You see everyone motivated and excited to spring into fitness for the new year as a team.”
This gives students the chance to meet the instructors and test out which classes work best with their schedules, as well as their fitness levels, all at no cost to them.
The way the week-long event works is that the In-Motion class schedule will be set exactly how it will run during the rest of the semester. Students then attend classes that appeal to them and work with their personal schedules.
If the student likes the class and would like to attend regularly, they have the opportunity to purchase an In-Motion pass at affordable rates.
For $5 a student can purchase a “drop in pass” which is good for a one-time class use only. For a month long pass to any combination of classes during the month the price is $25.
For the ultimate package, $59 will get students a total class pass that is good for unlimited In-Motion classes all the way until the end of the semester.
All three passes can be paid for at the front desk of the Rec using cash or Wolfbucks.
“I think Free Week is an awesome idea because students are going to want to test out what they’re paying for especially if it’s coming out of their own money. It doesn’t make sense to buy something and not know what you’re going to get,” said student Audrey Hernando. “I’m looking forward to checking out the yoga classes the most this semester.”
Along with the classics like Abs, Buns and Thighs, Yoga and Indoor Cycling, some of the newer classes to the Rec will be Essentrics, Kickboxing, Strength and Conditioning, Insanity, PiYo and R.I.P.P.E.D.
Elizabeth Pessaran is the In-Motion fitness instructor for boot camp on Mondays and Wednesdays and R.I.P.P.E.D. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
“Boot camp and R.I.P.P.E.D. are both high intensity fitness classes but all levels are welcome. I always have different modifications for different level students,” said Pessaran. “I also like to meet my participants and get to know them and their bodies’ needs.”
The Rec prides itself on being a fun and safe place for everyone to practice fitness and healthy lifestyle habits.
Free Week is the place to kick-start all of those New Year resolutions and reach some fitness goals, especially with spring break and summer just around the corner.
Drop into the Rec today to find a complete calendar with all of the In-Motion classes available and start this semester off with a sweat.