The RFC likes to hold Fitness Frenzy events to highlight their great group fitness classes. This week we hosted the event for our Active Older Adult population. On Thursday, October 29th we offered shortened versions of our popular weekday morning fitness classes geared towards the active older adult. Community members participated in Zumba Gold, Seated Strength & Cardio, Seated Yoga and Senior Spin. Afterwards, we enjoyed some socialization and fellowship with a potluck. Keep your eye open for future RFC Fitness Frenzy events!
Bootcamp is a high intensity and high demand style training. Individuals will need to be 18 years old and pass a fitness test during pre-assessment in order to participate. This program is led by certified RFC personal trainers. No two sessions will be the same and will have a variety of training styles. Each night will begin with a warm up. Then we will engage in a training that will introduce you to new training styles and intensity. When you are done you will definitely know you were training to the max if you put your all into it. We will end with a cool down and stretch. People looking for a workout change. People wanting their workout taken to a whole new level. Bootcamp begins October 27th – Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:1506:00pm. Cost: $75 Members/$100 Non-Members Online Registration available! Pre-assessments will begin the week of October 19th. Call Leila and schedule your appoint at 320-589-6483
Always wanted to try a group fitness class? Join us for a Group Fitness Sampler! 25-30 minute sample classes from some of our newest and most popular group fitness formats! This is a FREE EVENT so feel free to invite your friends and neighbors. 1:00-1:30pm This workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get eh results you came for – and fast! 1:35-2:00pm Quit the workout, join the Party! Zumba Fitness is the Latin-inspired, easy to follow, dance-fitness party. Feel the music and let loose! 2:05-2:30pm Body Barre is suited for people of all ages and fitness levels. It is a low-impact workout, great for getting your hear rate up without putting a lot of stress on the body. It will improve your balance and stability as well as shape and sculpt muscles in your body. 2:35-3:05pm Insanity is a cardio class, based on max interval training. No equipment or weights needed, workout with just your won body weight. Time to dig deep! 3:10-3:40pm CXWORX really hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body. It’s ideal for tightening your tummy and butt, while also improving functional strength and assisting in injury prevention Questions? Contact Sara at 320-589-6864
Cize™ is professional dance for everyday people! Created by Shaun T, Cize breaks down professionally choreographed routines, step-by-step. Before you know it, you’ll be bustin’ out hip moves to the hottest music around. It’s so fun, you’ll forget you’re working out! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced dancer, Cize will have you and your new dance crew bustin’ out some really hot moves from your first class! But make no mistake, you’re gonna get a serious workout! In a Cize class you can expect to see 5 minutes of warm-up where the instructor will help you warm up your body and get you ready for the workout. During the warm-up you can also expect to be introduced you to some of the basic moves. Next, you will go through a breakdown of the routine and spend 30 minutes learning moves and dance combinations. Don’t worry! The instructor will start slow and show you step-by-step how to move to the music. Finally, you will Cize It Up! During this portion of the class the instructor will play a great song and all of the moves you just learned will come together and you can dance full out! We end all great workout with a cooldown and Cize is no different. Cooldown and CORE-eography at the end of class will leave you feeling energized and ready to take on the rest of your day. People who can’t dance Dancers Your grandma Cize is for everyone! It’s for dancers, because they can get a workout doing what they love to do. It’s also perfect for anyone who’s ever wanted to learn to dance. Join Sara for a Cize Live Demo Class on Saturday, October 24th at 9:15am. Weekly classes will be on the RFC Group Fitness Schedule after UMM Fall Break.
The RFC is hiring for a new position: Fitness, Personal Training and Seniors Coordinator (click description to enlarge)
Do you have an interest in yoga and have thought about becoming a certified yoga instructor? Do you enjoy yoga and want to learn more for your own private practice? YogaFit is brining their Level 1 training to Morris! Join us for a two-day training September 12 & 13 to earn a Certificate of Completion and the knowledge to teach yoga classes. This informative workshop gives instructors the tools to create inspiring vinyasa yoga classes that are founded on flow yet grounded in the safety of exercise science. The learning includes physical execution, transitions, and modifications to traditional yoga poses with an emphasis on effectiveness and safety. Dynamic vinyasa sequencing, flowing class formats, and transformative language for communicating the mind/body connection have made this the most popular vinyasa yoga style in the world today. While most attendees have experience as either yoga students, teachers, therapists, or as fitness professionals, there are no prerequisites, only the desire to learn and commitment to attend. YogaFit has trained thousands of people worldwide. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion which qualifies one to teach YogaFit style classes once Community Service is complete. Participants in the YogaFit Community Service program have taught to seniors, children, teens at risk, cancer survivors, HIV patients, handicapped persons, incarcerated individuals and stressed out corporate executives. In order to receive the Level 1 Teacher Training Certificate of Completion, YogaFit requires the Level 1 Trainee to donate 8 hours of practice teaching in a community service setting, bringing the gift of yoga to individuals who would not normally be exposed to yoga on a regular basis. Follow the link for registration details: http://www.yogafit.com/trainings/trainings/level-1—foundations-of-safety-for-personal-practice-amp-teaching-239/
Looking for the hottest new fitness trend to amp up your workout? Then, Ballet Barre inspired workouts are exactly what you need. This dynamic workout is hugely popular in urban areas such as New York, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles for good reason….these workouts with motivating, high energy music are a blast and you feel and look better within just a few workouts. Although Ballet Barre might be new to us, this type of programming has been around for over 50 years. Ballet Barre exercise was first created by Lotte Berk, a German Dancer who emigrated to England during World War II. She, along with a physical therapist, created her Lotte Berk Method as a way to stay fit, overcome injuries and earn income. In the 1970s, the method was brought to New York and primarily remained there for about 20 years. Most recently, many programs have been developed based on her method including the Bender Barre Method, on which the RFC’s Body Barre classes are based. Body Barre focuses on core stability and combines Dance-inspired positions and movements, Yoga or Pilates and functional strength training elements for a total body experience. Most importantly, Body Barre requires NO DANCE EXPERIENCE, offers many modifications and can be enjoyed by everyone. Ballet Barre training is a concept. The barre (or in our case, the back of a chair) in a Body Barre class is simply a prop to assist with balance; it can be used for all of the class, a small portion of the class or none of the class at all. Barre classes are widely accepted as they are time-efficient and extremely effective. Body Barre is done with little to no equipment, light to no weight, and utilizes mostly bodyweight exercises for the most intense muscular endurance training workout. Each workout emphasizes core and joint stability and posture and optimal positioning for a dancer’s alignment from the beginning to the end of the workout. In this low impact, strength-based workout, isometric muscular engagements hold a position for a significant amount of time while another major muscle group performs high repetitions of small, isolated eccentric and concentric engagements that concentrate on the areas most group fitness enthusiasts enjoy working – abdominals, hips, glutes and arms. Expect to feel muscle discomfort or “the burn” as each exercise is executed to total fatigue. Have no fear, stretching and short recoveries are taken throughout the workout that make the workout feel achievable. After a few workouts, the body is stronger and able to endure more intensity. Body Barre is 45 minutes and is set to current, upbeat music. Body Barre can be done with tennis shoes, socks or barefoot, depending on your comfort level. Class begins with a dynamic warm-up and quickly progresses into a sequences of work on the barre which is traditionally performed with bodyweight to target thighs, glutes and hips. Work at the barre is alternated with upper movements with light hand weights and bodyweight to train the core and muscles of the chest, back, biceps, triceps and shoulders. Classes usually have short segments of cardio work to increase the heart rate before returning to work at the barre. You finish the work portion of the class on the floor with abdominal-centric exercises like crunches and some Pilates-based exercises that use a small, inflatable ball. All classes end with a stretch to increase flexibility. When attending a Body Barre class at the RFC, wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:15-11:50am.
The RFC Training Clinics are perfect for your 5th-10th grader. New this year: Programs are designed by RFC personal trainers and delivered by MAHS and UMM athletes. Also, clinic participants are placed in two different grade levels (5th-7th grade and 8th-10th grade) to offer appropriate training programs. Registration Now Open!
The RFC is now offering a May Session of Tiger Sharks! Get your swimmers signed up for this four week session to help prepare them for early summer Swim meets. Semi-Private and Water Babies swimming lessons start in April. Semi-Private lessons take a maximum of four swimmers per level so your child will received more individualized attention. Water Babies is for children 6 months – 2 years with a caregiver. The Group Fitness schedule has added an additional aqua class on Friday evenings. HIIT Deep takes High Intensity Interval Training to the water to give you the kick of a high intensity workout in this low impact interval class in the pool. HIIT Deep takes place in the competition dive well for a great workout with zero impact.
The RFC is now offering Child Care on Monday-Thursday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm. Kids can enjoy games and coloring with UMM student staff members! Kids are welcome to bring games and toys from home. Cost is only $1 per family per day! This option is much more affordable than hiring a babysitter so you can workout. The RFC plans to continue to offer Child Care through the end of March because Court B is reserved in the evenings for UMM Baseball practice.
The Regional Fitness Center in Morris, Minnesota is a University of Minnesota, Morris Campus and Community Partnership. The center was formed in 1999 as a non-profit joint powers fitness center serving UMM, the City of Morris, Stevens County, and the Morris Area Schools. Our mission is to offer individuals and families, quality and affordable fitness and wellness opportunities.
Regional Fitness Center
626 East 2nd Street
Morris, MN 56267
Phone: (320) 589-6485
Fax: (320) 589-6477