Recreational Sports Update - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
The Recreation Center is closed until further notice in preparation to serve as an alternate care site for the Monadnock region, which is served by Cheshire Medical Center. Collaboration for the effort also includes the City of Keene, Monadnock Community Hospital, Greater Monadnock Health Network, and New Hampshire National Guard.
The rec gymnasium in Spaulding Recreation Center will provide capacity of up to 200 beds to be used in the case of a surge in cases of COVID-19. If needed, the space will be used by COVID-19 patients who can be cared for, and recover, outside of a hospital setting, and who need to remain in quarantine.
GROUP FITNESS PROGRAM
All matriculated students are eligible to attend any of the group fitness classes being offered once they have had their ID swiped at the front desk of the Recreation Center. All classes are on a first come, first serve basis except for Cycling, which requires sign ups no earlier than 24 hours in advance of the class time. KSC faculty/staff, spouses/partners and CE students may purchase a membership at the front desk of the Recreation Center to participate in the group fitness program as well. For more information about membership eligibility, please stop by the front desk of the Recreation Center or visit the Membership web page.
Group Fitness Schedule
Please note that all classes are appropriate for beginners to advanced participants; low to moderate impact options will be presented by each instructor. We ask that you work out at your own pace and/or level. All classes are 30 to 60 minutes unless otherwise noted and will be held in the Aerobics Studio (3rd Floor) unless otherwise noted. Instructor names have been provided; however they may change if necessary. It is advised that you inform your instructor of any health concerns prior to each class.
ALL participants must complete a Par-Q Health Questionnaire at the Recreation Center front desk PRIOR to participation. It is advised that you inform your instructor of any health concerns prior to each class. Class size is first come, first served and may be limited by the instructor for safety reasons. Also, for classes in the Aerobics Studio, please wear shoes that have not been worn outside so that the floor will remain clean and dry for the safety of participants.
*To reserve a bike for Cycling Class or a spot in Pound class, call 358-2826. Indoor Cycling and Pound participants must reserve a spot within 24 hours of class time by calling or stopping at the front desk of the Recreation Center (1st floor). Cycling class participants must check in and adjust bikes 5 minutes prior to the start of class. If your bike is not claimed 5 minutes before the start of class, it will be available for those on the waiting list.
For more information, contact the front desk of the Recreation Center at 358-2826.
Group Fitness Class Descriptions - academic year classes
Butts, Guts & More: This strength training class will target all major muscle groups utilizing a variety of equipment including TRX, weighted body bars, dumbbells, bands, balls and more. Have fun, boost your metabolism, and stretch your body safely!
CardioSport: The workout designed for the mind of an athlete. Get in the game with continuous movement, agility and strength for optimal results!
Core Express: This class is all about the core! Fire up your abs, lower back, and glutes to build a stable, stronger, and more powerful core.
* Cycling: Get hooked on this non-impact, heart-pumping “ride”. Let the music take you on “hills”, “jumps” and “sprints” as you boost your metabolism to the next level. Class size is limited to 11. See note above about reserving a bike and arriving early for class.
Hydrorobics: A low-impact, high-energy workout in the Pool. Class includes work in both shallow and deep ends of the pool and followed by strength work on the deck. Equipment use may include water belts, buoys, and kickboards. This class is great for non-swimmers and swimmers alike!
Into to Weight Room: Introduction to free weight and functional strength training. We will use a variety of equipment including TRX, Kettlebells, Sleds and more. Meets in the 1st floor weight room.
* Pound: Rock out! Work out! This total-body group cardio jam session is inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums! Space is limited, see note above about reserving a spot in class.
Reiki Focus: Relax & rejuvenate with guided stretching and focused breathing to improve your awareness and intention, while ridding yourself of unwanted stress.
Self-care & Flexibility: A class combining varying styles of training and stretching to increase flexibility using simple body weight movements.
STRONG: This class combines high intensity cardio and conditioning moves to create an optimal total body HIIT workout. Similar to cardio kickboxing, it is tempo driven, so the strength of the beat will challenge your muscles and cardiovascular system to find strength, speed and mobility. Every minute counts!
Yoga: This Eastern art encourages balance, strength and flexibility by connecting breath to movement. Consistent participation promotes relaxation and overall well-being. Classes are open to all levels from beginner to advanced. Mats are provided or bring your own.
Zumba: Fuse Latin rhythms and basic hip hop styles into one class! This easy to follow class uses energetic dance moves to work the whole body. Have fun and get a great workout through dance!
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