Fitness

All fitness classes will be held in the Ohm Building, Room 109 unless otherwise noted.

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Loosen Up with Linda

Join Linda as she leads you through a gentle exercise program intended to loosen the muscles and improve your flexibility, posture, and range of motion. As an added bonus, learn to reduce stress and allow your body to move more naturally. You will leave feeling relaxed, while improving the efficiency of your heart and lungs. NOTE: Class is held in the Miller Physical Education Building on KCC’s main campus, and no class over Spring Break 4/6-4/10/20.

M/W/F *1/22/20-5/8/20 * 8:30-9:30 am * $99 (member) $115 (non-member) * Linda Ryan * Location: Miller Building, Rm: M-111

Senior Golf Fitness – NEW

Learn to stay flexible and strong in the key areas of the golf swing. In this class, you will be able to exercise 30 to 45 minutes per day using individualized, golf specific, flexibility and core strength activities to maintain the ability to play golf for years to come. You will be tested for key areas to concentrate on for your swing. The instructor trained at the Titleist Performance Institute and uses a variety of techniques, with easily obtained equipment, for home exercise. NOTE: Class is held in the Miller Physical Education Building on KCC’s main campus.

T/TH * 2/4/20-2/27/20 * 8:30-9:30 am * $59 (member) $75 (non-member) * Tom Lawrence * Location: Miller Building, Rm: M-111

Chair Yoga

Are you looking for a safe and effective yoga practice that doesn’t require getting up and down from the floor?  If so, in this course, your instructor, Kim, will take you through a variety of chair exercises, which will gently stretch your muscles while putting you in a relaxed state.    No yoga experience required. NOTE: Class is held in the Miller Physical Education Building on KCC’s main campus, and no class over Spring Break 4/6-4/10/20.

T/TH * 3/3/20-5/7/20 * TBD * $59 (member) $75 (non-member) *Kim VanHoose * Location: Miller Building, Rm: M-112

Yoga for Stress Management – NEW

We all know that sometimes life is not easy, fair or fun. It can be messy, confusing and upsetting. Yet most of us are yearning for more peace, happiness and freedom from stress in our everyday lives. Join us to discover how you can live a better life using restorative yoga practices. We’ll share supported poses and breathing exercises that will help you heal the effects of chronic stress and anxiety. In this class you will experience gentle movements, guided meditation for relaxation, and you’ll learn ways to manage stress using yoga as your guide. NOTE: No class 4/7/20.

Tuesdays * 3/10/20-4/21/20 * 6-7 pm * $35 (member) $45 (non-member) * Meghan Luchies * O-109

Explore Tai Chi

Are you still searching for the perfect exercise form? Come experience the graceful movements of this ancient practice combining exercise, concentration, and body awareness. Tai Chi is a form of moving meditation. The slow gentle form will move almost every joint in your body, with gentle or no impact. No special equipment or clothing is needed to do Tai Chi. This class is good for anyone looking to keep their joints moving, increase their balance or just learn something that is relaxing. This is a class for beginners and you’ll be able to practice the techniques you learn in class at home with a DVD that’s included in your class fee. NOTE: No class 4/9/20.

Thursdays * 3/26/20-5/7/20 * 6-7:30 pm * $79 (member) $99 (non-member) * Sue Deese * Rm: O-109

Nighty-Night: Yoga Moves to Help You Sleep

We “spring ahead” this year on March 8th, and you already know how it’s going to feel, you’re entire system is operating as if its jet lagged and your body just won’t adjust. If the time change affects you in this way or if you suffer from stress, insomnia, or lack of energy due to lost sleep, you can benefit from this class. We’ll practice simple breath awareness in supportive yoga poses to help release deep tension. As tension dissolves you’ll feel relaxed and ready for sleep.

Wednesday * 4/1/20 * 6-7 pm * $20 (member) $30 (non-member) * Rachel Roelof * Rm: O-109

Hatha Yoga: A Focus on the Spine & Shoulders – NEW

The practice of yoga brings together the mind/body/spirit connection in a way that no other discipline does. Hatha Yoga is translated as “HA” meaning Sun, Active, Hot, and “THA” meaning Moon, Receptive, Cool. Together, these opposites create a path toward balance, and unite opposites in body, mind and spirit. It will help you relax and focus, while gaining flexibility and strength. Join us to discover the power of the original yoga, Hatha Yoga.

Mondays * 4/13/20-5/18/20 * 6-7 pm * $29 (member) $49 (non-member) * Kathy Haulman * Rm: O-109

Yoga for Self-Care – POPULAR

Do you find yourself putting everybody else’s needs before your own? Our modern age can be very stressful with work, family, and social obligations. At times it can feel overwhelming. This gentle yoga class is designed to give you the opportunity to care deeply for yourself in the midst of your busy life. If you suffer from burnout, stress, anxiety, or mild depression you can benefit from this class. We’ll focus on deep breathing, dynamic movement, and systematic relaxation. As tension dissolves you’ll feel refreshed, renewed and balanced. Join us to nourish and nurture your body, mind and spirit. NOTE: This class will be held on KCC’s Main Campus, in the Miller Gym, Room 111.

Wednesdays * 4/15/20-5/20/20 * 6-7 pm * $29 (member) $39 (non-member) * Rachel Roelof * Rm: M-111

Yin Yoga: A Restorative Practice

You can regain and maintain your physical, mental, and emotional balance through yin yoga and its calming, healing approach. Take a break from the stress and the noise of life and enjoy a quiet yoga practice. This slower-paced class offers long holds in passive postures giving you the opportunity to relax in the posture and quiet your mind. The long holds also offer you deeper access to your body for a release of the deep connective tissue. This slow meditative practice can help to calm the mind and body, lower stress levels, and increase flexibility.

Tuesdays * 4/28/20-5/26/20 * 6-7 pm * $29 (member) $39 (non-member) * Meghan Luchies * Rm: O-109

Golf Fundamentals for Women

This new class is designed for the beginner or inexperienced golfer. We’ll introduce you to all aspects of the game including an overview of golf etiquette, rules of the game, the various clubs in your bag and when to use them, and the movements of putting, chipping, pitching and the positions needed for a full swing. You’ll have an opportunity to practice all these new skills, too. Also, there’s no need to buy a set of golf clubs: just bring a putter, a #6 or #7 iron, and a driver (#1 wood); we also recommend you use ladies’ clubs, or if you only have access to men’s clubs then we suggest they have graphite shafts. If you’ve always wondered if golf is a sport for you, then take this opportunity to see what you think. Who knows? You might be the star of your company’s next golf outing! NOTE: Class is held at Binder Park Golf Course, 7255 B Drive South, Battle Creek MI 49014. Meet in the Clubhouse.

Tues/Wed/Thurs * 5/19/20-5/21/20 * 4:30-6:30 pm * $59 (member) $79 (non-member) * Ron Davis * Location: Binder Park Golf Course

Yotox: Yoga for Your Face – NEW

Really! We saw it first in O Magazine, and now we’re ready to bring it to you. Yotox incorporates yoga poses, acupressure, and breathing exercises that will bring tone and lift to your facial and neck muscles. Like the muscles in other parts of your body, your face muscles absorb and store a lot of stress and tension. If you’re ready to have “vacation face” all the time, then you won’t want to miss this chance to discover easy ways to look more relaxed and younger; and it doesn’t involve needles, plastic or poison! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Thursday * 5/28/20 * 6-7 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member) * Kathy Haulman * Rm: O-109

Self Defense Basics for Women

The worst part of an attack situation for a victim is the feeling of total helplessness. Discover some powerful equalizers that will allow you to physically escape dangerous assaults, offering you empowerment in place of defenselessness. Learn to take advantage of an attacker’s visceral responses. Each technique is meant to inflict unexpected pain in order to escape, making the smallest person physically dominant. These techniques are simple and can be learned quickly while maintaining effectiveness in real situations. Best of all, they give you the confidence to know that you don’t have to be a victim. This is a great class for moms and daughters who want to learn a new and valuable skill together!

Tuesday * 6/2/20 * 6-8 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member) * Brett Weiss * Location: Miller Bldg. Rm. 111