Find Your Fit Summer 2016

Free activities for current faculty, staff and students.

We're here to help you achieve your fitness and wellness goals. If you're a first timer, don't worry. We will guide you through every class and workshop, providing easy-to-follow instructions, and showing modifications that match your experience level. We promise you'll come away feeling motivated, challenged and confident in your knowledge and skills — making 2016 the year for a healthy, happy you.

No membership required for these programs and activities. 


 Aqua Jogging

  • 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1
  • EG pool
  • with Jacob Rasmussen, program coordinator

Have you been looking for that high-cardio workout without the high impact? Aqua jogging is a great way to enjoy the benefits of a cardio workout without the strain. With this 50-minute introductory class we will go over basic technique as well as complete an interval based aqua jogging workout. This program is perfect for anyone interested in learning about alternative aquatic exercises. Swim suit is required.  

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


 Take a Deep Breath and Thrive, Introduction to Mindful Breath 

  • 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8
  • Recreation Center, EG-24
  • with Patti Dowd, program coordinator

We all know how to breathe — from our birth, it’s automatic. It allows us to survive, but conscious, mindful breathing enables us to thrive! Come explore various breathing techniques, break bad breathing habits and reduce stress. Discover new-found energy and vitality while deepening your awareness of your breath. You will begin class seated in a chair and conclude by either resting on a yoga mat (provided) or remaining in your chair.

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


 TRX Circuit

  • noon, Wednesday, June 15
  • Recreation Center, EG FitSpace
  • Jenna Moore, assistant director, fitness and wellness

You’ll see benefits from TRX suspension training no matter your fitness level (pro athletes to seniors). Because you’re utilizing your own bodyweight to perform the exercises, you can adjust your position to add or decrease your resistance and personalize your workout to your comfort level. TRX Circuit will deliver a fast, effective total-body workout that will help build a solid core, and increase muscular endurance in only 45-minutes. Join us is FitSpace to learn how to properly use the TRX Suspension Trainer, and get a workout unlike any you've tried before. Come prepared to exercise with workout clothes and sneakers. Class size is limited to eight.

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


 Freestyle Swim Strokes

  • noon, Wednesday, June 22
  • Recreation Center, EG Pool
  • Jacob Rasmussen, program coordinator

The fastest and most familiar of all four competitive swim strokes, freestyle is is also a great way to improve your fitness. This one-hour clinic is designed for novice-level swimmers looking to master basic stroke mechanics and learn a few new ways to enhance your pool workout. It will also help intermediate- to advanced-level swimmers who need to clean up their technique.

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


 Laughing Yoga

  • 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29
  • Recreation Center, EG-18
  • With Patti Dowd, program coordinator and certified Laughing Yoga instructor.

Although yoga can take many forms, it is most often associated with asanas, sun salutations and down dogs. Laughing Yoga though is a unique, light-hearted way to blow off some steam, lighten your emotional load and have some fun. As seen on the Oprah Winfrey show and CNN, Laughing Yoga is an exercise routine developed in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria in India and has since spread across 100 countries. 

The concept of Laughing Yoga is based on scientifically proven evidence that the body cannot differentiate between voluntary laughter and spontaneous laughter — you get the same physiological and psychological benefits. Clinical research has proven the Laughing Yoga lowers the level of stress hormones in the blood. Your deliberate laughter will soon turn into real and contagious laughter. 

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


 How to Battle

  • noon, Wednesday, July 6
  • Recreation Center, EG FitSpace
  • Jenna Moore, assistant director, fitness and wellness

Are you ready to make some serious waves and battle it out with your team to win! Battle ropes are the hottest trend in fitness equipment. We will show you how to properly utilize and incorporate this equipment into your fitness routine. Battle ropes combine strength and explosiveness to activate and integrate all the major muscle groups for a complete and total body workout, with an emphasis on core stability. Class size is limited to 10. 

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


 Unwind in the Woods

  • 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13
  • Meet in front of the Recreation Center, EG
  • Patti Dowd, program coordinator

Come step into the woods, unwind and let the stress disappear. The fresh air, nice views, the sounds and smells of nature all have a positive impact on combating the symptoms of stress and anxiety. “Being in nature in ingrained in our DNA and we sometimes forget that” states Gregory A. Miller, PhD and president of the American Hiking Society. Research shows that spending time in the outdoors also increases attention spans and gets those creative juices flowing far more than sitting. Hiking works our bodies as well, burning calories, improving balance, lowering risk of heart disease, boosting bone density and improving blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Plus the trails are softer on the joints than asphalt or concrete. Come join us for a healthy, happy hike. All levels welcome.

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


 Aqua Jogging

  • 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20
  • EG pool
  • with Jacob Rasmussen, program coordinator

Have you been looking for that high-cardio workout without the high impact? Aqua jogging is a great way to enjoy the benefits of a cardio workout without the strain. With this 50-minute introductory class we will go over basic technique as well as complete an interval based aqua jogging workout. This program is perfect for anyone interested in learning about alternative aquatic exercises. Swim suit is required.  

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


 Spin and Strength

  • 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27
  • Recreation Center, EG-22
  • Patti Dowd, program coordinator

Interested in a low impact, heart pumping, workout that is both fun and effective? Try an indoor cycling class. Set to rockin’ music, you are sure to break a sweat and strengthen your legs as you cross the finish line with the team. This 50-minute class will include different workout sections from warm up, to climbs (hills), sprints, and finally a well-deserved cool down stretch. Don’t worry if you’re not a spin pro — the instructor will encourage and guide you through every section. Everyone cycles at their own pace and sets their own resistance levels. Bring a water bottle and arrive a few minutes early so we can help you set up your bike.

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


 TRX Circuit

  • 4:30, Wednesday, August 3
  • Recreation Center, EG FitSpace
  • Jenna Moore, assistant director, fitness and wellness

You’ll see benefits from TRX suspension training no matter your fitness level (pro athletes to seniors). Because you’re utilizing your own bodyweight to perform the exercises, you can adjust your position to add or decrease your resistance and personalize your workout to your comfort level. TRX Circuit will deliver a fast, effective total-body workout that will help build a solid core, and increase muscular endurance in only 45-minutes. Join us is FitSpace to learn how to properly use the TRX Suspension Trainer, and get a workout unlike any you've tried before. Come prepared to exercise with workout clothes and sneakers. Class size is limited to eight.

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


 Assist and Accessorize your Swim 

  • noon, Wednesday, August 10
  • Recreation Center, EG-22
  • Jacob Rasmussen, program coordinator 

Pool accessories and equipment can be amazing aids in your swim workouts. This clinic is designed to introduce swimmers of all ability levels to the proper usage of pool equipment (i.e. boards, floats, pulls, etc.), and teach you a few trick of the trade that will make your workouts more enjoyable. This class is designed for intermediate swimmers. Come dressed and ready to swim. 

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


 

Last Updated: 6/1/16