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Weight Training and Cardiovascular Activities for People of All Ages

Spring 2014 Weight Training and Cardiovascular Activities for People of All Ages

Safe and self-enhancing for men and women of all ages, this class features individual attention for everyone. Those experienced in working with weights as well as beginners will find this class challenging and very useful. The instructor emphasizes ways of building muscular strength and endurance, teaches which body parts will be affected and how to choose the right amounts of weight and repetitions at each station. Number of sets, amounts of weights, or number of repetitions will be added at each class meeting according to a reliable, well-tested protocol. Injury-preventive activities include cardiovascular warm-up periods and stretching (flexibility work) at the beginning of each class and a similar cooling down and stretching period at the end. Cardiovascular workouts will be increased during the semester to increase heart strength, lung capacity, and blood circulation. It is important to note that the latest research cites “brain fitness” as a benefit of regular rigorous physical activity, including better balance, clearer thought processes, quicker decision-making and improved memory as a result of increased circulation. Those attending regularly will also experience improved strength, stamina, and energy, with little or no soreness. This course helps in an effective, injury-free progression of an existing walking, jogging, running or swimming program.

The many benefits of physical activity have been well documented. All components of health-related physical fitness are addressed, including cardiovascular endurance, acceptable body composition (the ratio of fat to total body weight), flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance. A scientifically based regular weight lifting program accompanied by increasing periods of aerobic activity not only increases strength but also reduces body fat, controls body weight and renders a more attractive appearance. Participants can expect to develop greater strength, endurance, confidence and even mood elevation at each meeting.
Two Sections on Mondays and Wednesdays; Section A: 4:30 to 5:30 PM; Section B: 5:00 to 6:00 PM
Dates, Session I: Jan. 22, 27, 29; Feb. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26. Eleven classes, $55.00.
Dates, Session II: Mar.10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31; Apr. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16. Twelve classes, $60.00.
Dates, Session III: April 23, 28, 30. May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28. Eleven classes, $55.00.
Shaver Gymnasium Kinesiology Lab, Room 124; Instructor, Dr. Marie Zannis.

For information about class, call 448-1571; for information about registration, call 448-4444.




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