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Learn the Basics Workshops

Get Into the Fitness Grind by Learning the Fundamentals

The SRC is offering a variety of Learn the Basics workshops during the first two weeks of the fall semester specifically designed to teach you the most common movements performed in a Group Exercise Class or in the Total Training Zone.

Whether you’re completely new to these workouts or a regular at the SRC, it’s always a good idea to jump in and Learn the Basics in order to get the most out of every workout.

There’s a special feeling that comes with fully getting into the grind by becoming trained in the fundamentals of fitness. SRC members can register online or in-person at the Total Training Zone desk as early as one week in advance of each class. Space is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Zumba: Cumbia & Reggaeton

Monday, Aug. 28
6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Location: Motivation Studio

In this workshop, you’ll learn two of the four basic rhythms of Zumba: Cumbia and Reggaeton. We’ll teach you their basic steps so you’ll know all the right moves, whether you’re attending one of our classes or impressing your friends on the dance floor. At the end, you’ll have an opportunity to put it all together in a 30-minute Zumba class.

Zumba: Salsa & Merengue

Friday, Sept. 8
6 – 7:15 p.m.
Location: Motivation Studio

In this workshop, you’ll learn two of the four basic rhythms of Zumba: Salsa and Merengue. We’ll teach you their basic steps so you’ll know all the right moves, whether you’re attending one of our classes or impressing your friends on the dance floor. At the end, you’ll have an opportunity to put it all together in a 30-minute Zumba class.

Yoga: Surya Namaskaras

Tuesday, Aug. 29
2 – 3:15 p.m.
Location: Motivation Studio

Sun salutations, or Surya Namaskaras, can be so intimidating and confusing that sometimes participants just follow along — but there’s more to them than just poses. Through lecture and physical practice, you’ll learn how to properly do Surya Namaskara A, B and C as well as learn the breathing, mechanics and spiritual component that makes moving meditation an entire practice unto itself. All necessary equipment will be provided.

Yoga: Chaturanga

Thursday, Aug. 31
1:30 – 2:20 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 5
10:30 – 11:40 a.m.

Location: Inspiration Studio

High-plank pose, low-plank pose, upward-facing dog, downward-facing dog — this sequence of postures, also known as Chaturanga Dandasana, is commonly found in Vinyasa flow classes, the most popular style of yoga in Southern California. Learn how to keep your body safe and properly aligned in this workshop all about these four strength-building postures! We'll start off with a warm up flow, break down each of these four postures to find the best Chaturanga for your body and briefly address proper alignment and safety for other common yoga poses. You will leave this class with a better knowledge of your anatomy and how to make your yoga practice your own!

Kettlebells

Friday, Sept. 1
1 – 2:15 p.m. 

Location: Motivation Studio

Have you ever wondered how to properly use kettlebells in your own exercise routine? This workshop will answer all of your questions while discussing the benefits and proper use of kettlebells. We’ll also show you the most common lifts such as the snatch, swing and Turkish get-up. All necessary equipment will be provided.

Resistance Training

Tuesday, Sept. 5
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: Motivation Room/SRC Conference Room 

This workshop will demonstrate proper exercises and common mistakes that are generally seen within a gym and recreation center. It will go into the purpose of why we do certain exercises, the benefits behind them and how it can translate into daily activities to enhance your way of living. 

Stress Reduction

Monday, Aug. 28
3 – 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 7
1 – 2:15 p.m.

Location: Inspiration Studio

Through our understanding of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system — key postures and the tools utilized in yoga, meditation and exercise — this workshop will journey into a discussion about practical methods of handling and reducing physical and emotional stress.

Exercise Nutrition

Thursday, Sept. 7 
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: SRC Conference Room

Whether your goal is weight loss, muscle gain or sustaining energy output, what you eat before, during and after exercise can make all the difference in achieving your exercise goals. Learn how to optimize exercise performance by fueling your body with the right nutrients at the right time in this 75-minute workshop.

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