Registration now open for eight-week fitness classes at St. Lawrence University

Posted 2/28/15

CANTON -- Registration is open for fitness classes at St. Lawrence University for eight-week classes that will run March 9 through May 3. There are new low rates of $4 per class if participants …

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Registration now open for eight-week fitness classes at St. Lawrence University


CANTON -- Registration is open for fitness classes at St. Lawrence University for eight-week classes that will run March 9 through May 3.

There are new low rates of $4 per class if participants sign-up during the registration period from March 2–8, fitness class representatives said. During this week anyone can try some classes for free. If registered after March 8 the cost is $5 per class.

All class fees twice per week $64, once per week $32 and the drop-in fee is $6 per class. Senior discounts are available for individuals 62 and older and financial assistance may be available to students. For discount information, contact Robin Durocher in the Fitness Center.

All classes last eight weeks and anyone going away for spring break will be pro-rated.

The schedule is as follows:

“Intervals” with instructor Becky Graham, Certified Personal Trainer, takes place on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the MPR. This class is about becoming aware of recovery for your body and your mind after periods of intense work intervals, officials said. There will be various full-body exercises that will challenge anaerobic heart rate zones and raise participants’ threshold. The class will mix up intervals: the duration, the repetitions, the speed, and intensity.

“Adding Life To Your Years” will be led by Robin Durocher, formerly Certified Personal Trainer & Registered Nurse, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in MPR. The class for people who want to strengthen and tone major muscle groups; improve flexibility as well as work on balance. The class will help to improve the ability to do daily activities, officials said. Come in comfortable clothes and bring separate workout shoes. The fee is $2 per class.

“Strengthening and Toning” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday from 8 to 9 a.m. in MPR with Teresa (Brownell) Stone. The class is described as being for all levels of fitness. This total body strength class will work the major muscle groups in both upper and lower body to both strengthen and tone your body, officials said. Participants will set their own level by choosing weights appropriate for them. The class focuses on core strength moves, abdominals and glutes.

No free classes offered.

“Cardio KO Boxing” is set for Mondays and Wednesdays in MPR from 4 to 5 p.m. with instructor Daniel Pinot, Certified Boxing Fitness Instructor.

Pinto will lead participants through a fun, energetic cardio workout with upbeat, modern music and easy to follow moves, officials said. Relieve built up aggression and stress while burning up to a 1,000 calories in a class.

“Turbo Kick” with instructor Felicia Neaher is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The class is described as a fat-blasting, ab-defining cardio workout that is a mix of cardio kickboxing and simple dance moves set to heart pounding dance music. Turbokick is for all fitness levels, as every move can be modified, officials said. Bring water and a towel.

“Beginners Gentle Yoga” will take place Fridays with Len Mackey, certified in Let Your Yoga Dance and Journey Dance, from 1:10 to 1:50 p.m. The class is geared for those in need of a gentle stretch, a deep relaxing breath and a soft but effective workout, officials said. Gentle Yoga is for those who have never done yoga or just need some active R&R. This is a SLU “Live Better Wellness Class.” SLU faculty and staff pay a $10 registration fee. Non-SLU fee same as other classes.

“Zumba with June” is set from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. on Wednesdays with instructor June Peoples, instructor of Zumba B1, B2, Zumba Gold, Zumbatomic, Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold Toning, Zumba Glutes and Zumba Core. The Zumba class is 50 jam-packed minutes of dance-fitness that will build cardio endurance, strength, coordination, flexibility, energy, and memory, officials said. It combines high and low-impact moves into an interval-style class.

“ZUMBA Low Impact” with June Peoples will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:05 11:55 a.m. in MPR. The class is a 50-minute dance-fitness class with low-impact moves and a slower pace. You’ll build coordination, strength, posture, memory, and get a nice cardio workout, officials said.

Class fee: non faculty/staff fee same as other classes. This is a SLU “Live Better Wellness Class.” SLU faculty and staff pay a $10 registration fee.

Learn about new fitness center equipment with Robin Durocher by appointment. There will be two days focusing on different machines each session. Admission is free. Class sizes are limited

“Salsa Dance for Fun and Fitness” with Jeanna Mathews is slated for Fridays from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. in MPR. The class is described as beginning salsa lessons with great music to get you moving. No dance experience or partner needed. Participants will learn the fundamentals of leading and following as well as a wide variety of moves you can incorporate into both partner and individual dance. We will touch on a variety of Latin styles including salsa, bachata, merengue and samba, officials said. There will be an optional field trip to dance at a salsa club in Montreal or Ottawa.

“Martial Arts, Self-defense and Mind-body Fitness” with Frank Palumbo, Master Black Belt 9th degree, American Kang Duk Won Karate Defensive Tactics and Family Safety Instructor, will take place on Mondays from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. in MPR. The course teaches self-defense, karate and taekwondo techniques such as strikes, kicks, blocks, escapes, throws, personal awareness concepts during each class. Appropriate methods of stretching, breathing, and meditation are practiced during all training sessions. Exercises are taught in a non-contact manner, officials said. No previous experience is required. SLU members may attend local classes. Visit www.americankangdukwon.org. The fee is $50 and includes additional workouts in Canton.

“No Sweat Yoga” with Len Mackey will take place Thursdays from noon until 1 p.m. Explore a blend of Hatha, Kundalini and Kripalu yoga postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. I can't guarantee that it will be easy or that you won't physically sweat but I can guarantee the benefits will clearly be felt after class is over, officials said.

“Sleek Phyisque” with instructor Lisa Francey Towle will take place on Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. in MPR. The class combines the best from step aerobics, pilates, ballet, yoga, and weight training to sculpt muscles and create a beautiful, lean body, officials said. The class features fast-paced intervals of muscle-defining arm exercises, intense thigh and seat sequences, waist-chiseling ab moves and fluid stretches. Bring a towel and water bottle to each class.

“Cross-training Bootcamp,” with Monica Borczuk, Crossfit Level 1 Certified Trainer, will take place on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. The class is described as a combination of strength and conditioning and includes interval training, weightlifting, plyometrics, gymnastics, calisthenics and more. Workouts are constantly varied. No class on April 11.

“Spin3-/PiYo30” with Lisa Francey Towle will be held on Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. in the MPR. This is a great motivational workout for anyone wanting to sweat while avoiding any jumping and jarring, officials said. The class will spend the first 30 minutes pedaling to inspirational music and PiYo for 30 minutes. Bring a towel and a water bottle.