J-Term Fitness Classes Are Under Way

J-Term fitness classes are under way at the AARC, but it's not too late to sign up.

The AARC will offer four different fitness classes during January. Classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are open to all St. Thomas undergraduate students, graduate and professional students, faculty and staff who are AARC members.

Sculpt, Spinning, and Yoga will meet twice a week over four weeks for a total of eight class meetings. These three classes will cost $35 for all St. Thomas students, and $45 for all St. Thomas faculty and staff who are AARC members.

The AARC also will offer a high-intensity Boot Camp class that will meet 16 times during January. Boot Camp will cost $70 for all St. Thomas students and $90 for St. Thomas faculty and staff who are AARC members.

All classes will be held in one of the AARC’s aerobic studios, either Room 112 or 113. Register by visiting Tommie Central, located on the first floor of the Anderson Student Center.

J-Term 2013 schedule of classes:

Sculpt4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Sculpt classes provide a yoga-inspired workout that tones the whole body. Free weights used in the class allow individuals to personalize the intensity of the workout. During this four-week program, class members will build lean muscle, burn calories and boost their metabolisms.

Spinning Noon-12:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Spinning is a great way to get in a vigorous workout through burning calories and keeping your muscles in shape. Set to heart-pumping music and featuring changes in speed and intensity, spinning offers a calorie burn comparable to aerobics, without the high-level of joint impact. Spinning is for everyone from the beginner to the highly experienced exerciser. This class provides a fun and effective workout for all fitness levels. The instructor incorporates basic to intermediate techniques with a focus on proper form, and offers more challenging options for experienced participants.

Yoga4-5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

This class is ideal for anyone who is new or familiar with yoga and is interested in its benefits. This power yoga sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility and find focus. Power yoga is a challenging and dynamic Vinyasa series, meaning breath is linked to movement. This class is moderately paced so you will learn the fundamental power yoga postures and principles that create a successful and effective yoga practice. Set to music, this class will invigorate your entire body.

Boot Camp 6:15-7:15 a.m.

First two weeks – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Second two weeks – Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Do you want to start the new year off with a challenge? If so, Boot Camp will push your body to the next level. Throughout this four week program, participants will work hard and see fast results. During the first two weeks you will meet every day Monday through Friday. During the second two weeks you will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday, for a total of 16 meetings throughout the course. Boot Camp incorporates a variety of programs and exercises that will deepen your fitness base and sculpt your body.

For more information visit the AARC website or email arcfitnessclass@stthomas.edu.

Note: All classes are pending based on reaching the minimum requirement of class participants. In the event the minimum requirement number of participants is not reached, members will either receive a full refund or have the option to sign up for a different class.