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Learn the Basics Workshops at the SRC

Get Into the Grind and Learn the Fundamentals of Fitness

This semester, the SRC is offering a variety of workshops during the first two weeks of the spring 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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Cycling

Tuesday, Jan. 24
5:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 1
Noon – 1:15 p.m.

Location: Inspiration Studio

Cycling is great way to increase your cardiovascular health, no matter your current fitness level. This workshop will break down the fundamental positions and movements used in cycling and show you how to use cadence and resistance to modify the machine’s intensity level to suit your own goals. Once you’ve got the basics down, we'll take your new knowledge for a spin with a 20-minute introductory ride that is sure to win you over. Wear stiff-soled gym shoes and bring some water.

Zumba Basics: Cumbia & Reggaeton

Tuesday, Jan. 24
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 Basics: Salsa & Merengue

Friday, Feb. 3
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 Basics: Suryas

Monday, Jan. 23
5 – 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 28
Noon – 1:15 p.m.

Location: Inspiration 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 Basics: Inversions

Thursday, Feb. 2
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Location: Inspiration Studio

Going upside down can be challenging and a little scary — but it can also be fun and invigorating with a change of perspective. This workshop will encourage you to see the world from a different angle by breaking down how to do inversions safely - from the anatomical perspective to the biomechanical and emotional level. All necessary equipment will be provided.

Injury-Free Training

Monday, Jan. 30
6 – 7:15 p.m.

Location: Motivation Studio

There are several forgotten muscles we overlook when we try to get back in shape. Whether you’re lifting, running, playing sports or taking a group fitness class, this workshop will show you how to work your stabilizer muscles to minimize common athletic injuries. All necessary equipment will be provided.

Foam Rolling

Friday, Feb. 3
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Location: Motivation Studio

Too much driving? Sitting? Slouching? Running? Spinning? Come explore the world of self-massage and myofascial release using foam rollers and tennis balls. Learn basic techniques on how to properly use these tools to release muscle tension, decrease muscle soreness and improve range of motion for maximum exercise performance. All necessary equipment will be provided.

Ocean Yoga

Tuesday, Jan. 24
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Location: Inspiration Studio

Are you interested in taking your yoga practice to a whole new level? Come challenge your core like never before by exploring instability training. We’ll teach you how to work with control and grace while performing traditional yoga poses on a board that rests on adjustable balance pods, allowing it to mimic the instability of water and wave movements. You don't need previous yoga experience, just the board and an open mind. Hop on and enjoy the ride to a leaner, more focused you. All necessary equipment including the board will be provided.

TRX Yoga

Thursday, Jan. 26
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 2
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Location: Determination Studio

This workshop will introduce the principles and fundamental yoga exercises performed on the TRX suspension trainer. This is the perfect way to increase your own strength using a new machine while enhancing your yoga practice in a controlled and safe manner. Some yoga experience recommended. All necessary equipment will be provided.

Belly Dancing

Friday, Jan. 27 
1 – 2:15 p.m.

Location: Motivation Studio

Come learn the belly dancing rhythms of the world as well as chest isolations, hip circles, hip drops, figure eights, undulations and a variety of shoulder and hip shimmies performed by belly dancers. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to put your newfound skills to the test in a small choreographed routine. No dance experience required. Bare feet or soft-soled ballet or jazz shoes are recommended, though any fitness shoe is fine. Shimmy belts can be checked out at the Pro Shop at no cost.

Kettlebells

Friday, Feb. 3
1 – 2:15 p.m.

Location: Top Level Training Zone

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.

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