Find Your Fit Summer 2017

Free activities for current students, faculty and staff.

It's never too late to get active and try something new. Our free Find Your Fit classes offer a variety of fitness and wellness activities to help you get moving. 

If you're a first timer, don't worry. We will guide you through every class or workshop, providing easy-to-follow instructions and showing modifications that match your experience level.

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

No membership required for these programs and activities. 


Take Your Turn in the Pool

  • noon, Wednesday, May 10
  • Recreation Center, EG Pool
  • with Jake Rasmussen, program coordinator, aquatics

Are you a lap swimmer? Save energy and time in your pool workouts by learning how to perform an open turn. An open turn can be used if you are doing a front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly. Come learn and practice with us! Some swimming experience is recommended. Please bring swimsuit, towel, and goggles.  


 

TRX HIIT It!

  • noon, Wednesday, May 24
  • FitSpace
  • with Jenna Moore, assistant director, fitness & wellness

TRX suspension training is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You're in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise — simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance. TRX HIIT It! will deliver a fast, effective total-body workout utilizing the principles of high-intensity interval training. You will get a total-body workout, build a solid core and increase muscular endurance in only 45 minutes. Join us in 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 (activewear and sneakers). 


 

Department Days Challenge Course

  • 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26
  • Register by Tuesday, May 23
  • Meet at the Challenge Course on Dickson Path
  • with Birdie High, assistant director, Outdoor Pursuits

Outdoor Pursuits offers an afternoon of challenge, comradery and "higher” education! Grab a friend or your colleagues to experience Binghamton's Challenge Course. You’ll have the opportunity to climb the cargo net, traverse the high ropes course, then zipline down. Groups of four will be started every half hour. Sign up as an individual or with others. 


 

Power Walk with Poles (Nordic Walking) 

  • 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 31
  • Meet in front of the Recreation Center, East Gym
  • with Patti Dowd, program coordinator, group fitness

Let us show you how you can burn up to 30% more calories when you power walk with poles. Nordic walking combines normal walking with the use of Nordic poles, similar to cross country ski poles, for a full-body workout. By recruiting the muscles that support the spine (i.e. the back and core muscles), combined with the utilization of the glutes and hamstrings and the lengthened stride, you'll love the power you feel with every step. Rain or shine!


Ring of Fire Disc Golf

  • noon, Wednesday, June 7
  • Meet in front of the Recreation Center, East Gym
  • with Jake Rasmussen, program coordinator, aquatics

Disc Golf is one of the fastest growing lifetime fitness sports out there. It is played much like traditional golf, except players use a flying disc with properties of a driver, iron or putter. Similar to traditional golf, the object is to complete each hole in the fewest throws. Ring of Fire is a common mini-game that is played at tournaments, where participants circle the basket and attempt to make it into the basket at the same time. Join us to discuss the basic rules of the game and practice the fundamentals of putting.

We will meet in front of the East Gym and walk to the lower East Gym fields for a great, wide-open practice space. No previous experience is required. Equipment will be provided. Please dress for outdoor physical activity and wear sturdy shoes.


Suspension Yoga

  • noon, Wednesday, June 14 
  • FitSpace
  • with Jenna Moore, assistant director, fitness & wellness

Enhance your yoga practice using the TRX Suspension Trainer with this TRX for Yoga flow workout.  In this 45-minute class, you will walk through several progressions of yoga poses performed with the Suspension Trainer that will assist and challenge traditional yoga poses. Develop control, balance, and complement your practice with this class designed for beginners to intermediate yoga practitioners. This class has limited space, register early to save your spot. Be dressed for physical activity. Meet in FitSpace.


Forest Therapy

  • 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 21
  • Meet in front of the Recreation Center, East Gym
  • with Patti Dowd, program coordinator, group fitness

Come enjoy the nourishment of nature on this slow moving meditation in the woods. Soothe the nervous system, quiet the mind, relax and experience how nature can reconnect us with our own healing rhythms as we activate our five senses and deepen our breath awareness. Discover your gentle path to wellness with this introduction to the Japanese science of “forest therapy”. This class is suitable for those who are looking for an introduction to meditation and deep breathing practices. 


Pickleball Basics

  • noon, Wednesday, June 28
  • East Gym
  • with Jake Rasmussen, program coordinator, aquatics

Pickleball is regaining popularity as a fun paddle sport for all ages and skill levels. Pickleball is played on an indoor court and combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. We will be discussing the basic rules and fundamental skills of the game. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. We will be meeting in the East Gym and equipment will be provided. Please dress for physical activity and wear sneakers.


Power Yoga for the Weekend Warrior

  • noon, Wednesday, July 5
  • Meet in front of the Recreation Center, East Gym or EG-24 if it rains
  • with Jenna Moore, assistant director, fitness & wellness

Unlike regular yoga (which has tremendous benefits), this class is specifically tailored to combat the tremendous stress professional and amateur athletes place on their bodies. This hybrid method of yoga aids in preventing injuries by focusing on greater flexibility, stronger joints, a symmetrical body and increased focus.


Tennis Time

  • 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 12
  • Meet at the tennis courts near the East Gym
  • with Patti Dowd, program coordinator, group fitness

Looking for a pick-up game of tennis? Come join us. Serve up a few sets, meet other players and have fun. Equipment is available for checkout at the East Gym front desk.


 

Shallow Water Workout

  • 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 19
  • Recreation Center, EG Pool
  • with Jake Rasmussen, program coordinator, aquatics

Have you been looking for a high energy, low impact workout? This shallow water workout combines aqua jogging, pool noodle work, and kick boards to deliver just that. In this 50-minute introductory class, we will go over basic techniques and unique exercises to do with different pool equipment. This program is for anyone who is interested in gaining knowledge about alternative aquatic exercises. Swim suit is required.


Epic Battle: Battle Ropes Circuit Workout

  • noon, Wednesday, July 26
  • FitSpace
  • with Jenna Moore, assistant director, fitness & wellness

Are you ready to make some serious waves? Get ready for battle with this circuit class that will have you and your team competing to win! Battle ropes are the hottest trend in fitness equipment. This class will show participants how to properly utilize and incorporate this equipment into their fitness routine. This Battle Ropes class combines 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. 


Spin & Yoga

  • 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 2
  • EG-22
  • with Patti Dowd, program coordinator, group fitness

An introduction to the best of both worlds! Get your cardio workout with 25 minutes of spin and end with 25 minutes of yoga stretch. You will love the fusion of this class. All levels welcome. 


Backstrokes 101

  • noon, Wednesday, August 9
  • Recreation Center, EG Pool
  • with Jake Rasmussen, program coordinator, aquatics

Have trouble with or dislike your face in the water? The backstroke is one of the only competitive strokes where your face is not consistently in the water. This clinic is designed for novice-level swimmers looking to learn basic stroke mechanics and new ways to enhance aquatic workouts. We will be performing basic drills to help focus on each facet of the stroke. Swim suit is required, goggles are recommended.


SYNRGY Circuit

  • noon, Wednesday, August 16
  • FitSpace
  • with Jenna Moore, assistant director, fitness & wellness

SYNRGY 360 is a comprehensive functional training zone located in the heart of FitSpace. Come experience all the bells and whistles of this area and learn how to utilize the newest equipment to maximize your workouts.


 

 

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


 

Last Updated: 4/25/17