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Weight Training and Cardiovascular Activities for People (Men & Women) of All Ages

Developing Physical Fitness and Maintaining or Losing Weight

The many benefits of physical activity have been well documented. Designed for adults of all ages, this safe and self-enhancing weight lifting (and walking as part of warming up and cooling down) program can help you increase your strength and balance, reduce your body fat and weight, and develop a more attractive appearance. It is very powerful in supporting cardiovascular work (such as walking, swimming, jogging, or running) and preventing injury. The overall goal of this program is to produce or enhance health-related physical fitness. This type of fitness includes cardiovascular endurance, acceptable body composition (the ratio of fat to total body weight), flexibility, muscular strength, and muscular endurance. Overwhelming results of recent research agrees that increased circulation and other aspects of active exercise greatly develop and improve brain fitness as well fitness of the body.

Those experienced in working with weights as well as newcomers will find this class useful and challenging. The instructor emphasizes ways of building muscular strength and endurance, which body parts are affected and how to choose the right amounts of weight and repetitions at each station. The amount of weight, sets, or repetitions will be added at each class meeting according to a reliable, well-tested protocol so that each class member increases total weight lifted every day he or she comes to class. Students develop an easy camaraderie as they move through working toward their goals while using weights suitable for them. Expect to develop improved stamina, energy, and balance and to leave class each day with an elevated mood.

Dates: Session I (16 sessions) –  TBA – Spring 2015

Fees:  $64.00


  • Section A: 4:30 to 5:30 PM
  • Section B: 5:00 to 6:00 PM

Location: Shaver Gymnasium Kinesiology Lab, Room 124

Instructors: Session I, Dr. Marie Zannis

For registration information call Continuing Education 985-448-4444.

For information about the course call Instructor Dr. Marie Zannis 985-448-1571.




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