FIT Workshops and Special Events

Fitness Workshops

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We offer more than 80 different group fitness classes per week during the academic year including: Spinning®, Indo-Row®, Yoga, TRX Suspension Training, Zumba®, and more! Classes are first come first serve, with admittance beginning 10 minutes before start of class time.

Interested in becoming a Group Fitness Instructor or hosting a private group fitness class for your department or organization? We offer a variety of class formats for private groups in the Recreation Center or in a location of your choice at low cost. Contact Shannon Speed at (513) 529-2193 or speeds@miamioh.edu. for more information.

Group Fitness Workshops

Youth Ballet (Fall 2019)

Description

Ballet is a fun way for children to be active, improve their balance, and start to understand how their bodies relate to music. Youth Ballet will focus on the fundamentals of ballet by helping students develop strength, correct body alignment, and the beginning of musicality. With a strong emphasis on technique, students 5–10 years old will be introduced to foundational barre and floor exercises and the beginning of choreography. Instruction will be tailored to the experience and skill level of each dancer. No previous ballet experience is necessary.

Fall 2019

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Room B

Session 1: August 26–September 30
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Session 2: October 6–November 10
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Pricing: Members-$45 | Non-Members-$50
Both Sessions: Members-$80 | Non-Members-$90
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Point Extension

Mondays, 6:40-7:10 pm, Room B

Fall Session 1: August 26–September 30
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Fall Session 2: October 6–November 10
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$20 for each session

Ballet Barre (Fall 2019)

Description

In this workshop, you will learn the routines classical ballet dancers do every day to develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. Designed for those new to ballet for beginners, we will focus on the fundamentals of technique in a safe and supportive environment. Those with more dance experience are welcome to use the class to improve their technique.

Sundays 4:30–5:30 p.m.  Rec Room B

Session 1: September 8–October 6 

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Session 2: October 20–November 17

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Price for 1 Session
Members $40 Non-Members $50

Price for both
Members $55 Non-Members $65

Yoga That FITs Your Needs (Fall 2019)

Description

Intro To Yoga (September 8 and November 10)

This workshop is suitable for beginners, those seeking a refresher or slower paced class, or individuals who would like to understand yoga’s popularity. Learn what to expect in a yoga class, basics of safe body alignment, yogic breathing and some of the reasoning behind yoga. Participants will have the opportunity to try basic poses & breathing techniques and ask questions. Class will end with a guided relaxation. Instructor, Bernadette Unger has been introducing students to yoga since 2002. Please wear clothing that allows movement.

September 8 3:00−4:00 p.m.

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November 10 3:00−4:00 p.m.

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Price (per 1 hour session)
Member $10 Non-Member $15

Meditative Yoga 101 (October 6 and December 8)

Meditative Yoga Description: Meditation is easier than you think. Join this easy-going class and enjoy some quiet time. Inspired by yoga, this class will include mindful movement, breath observation, & guided meditation. Appropriate for new beginners and those seeking to meditate in a group. Participants are encouraged to wear layers to assure they will be comfortable. Completely disconnect during this time to allow for complete concentration and relaxation.

October 6 3:00−4:00 p.m.

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December 8 3:00−4:00 p.m.

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Restorative Yoga (Fall 2019)

Description

Allow yourself to relax and restore your body and mind. Join in this special class dedicated to restoring your body. An instructor will guide you through yoga poses supported by blankets and props to facilitate deep relaxation. If you have a yoga bolster, please bring it.

Sundays 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Session 1: October 20–November 17
Members $20 Non-Members $25

Fitness Events

MOVE Bootcamp

Description

MOVE stands for Miami & Oxford Value Exercise because we do! This community event is free to everyone in Oxford. The Crawford's are opening up their home, and we’re bootcamp on the MOVE. Bring a water bottle and a positive attitude to different locations on the designated dates and times for a free outdoor bootcamp workout. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes because we will be getting dirty!

Fall 2019

September 7 – Homecoming
October 19 – Family Weekend
November 16 – Heroes Move (Rec Center - Sports Forum)

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Lewis Place, unless otherwise specified
Age: All Ages Welcome
Cost: Free

No Registration Required

Light Up the Night

Description

Here we glow again! Straight into another semester we go. Start the year off on the bright foot and join Miami Rec Sports Group Fitness for a back to school event featuring glow in the dark Zumba and Kickboxing. Shine bright in your glowing gear to show off your Zumba and Kickboxing Skills.

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Time:
Check In at 7:30 pm
8:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Rec Room A & B

Registration: Rec Pro Shop or Online

Fee:
Free for Students
$5 for Non-Students

First 30 participants receive a free T-Shirt!!

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Spinning® Certification

Description



The comprehensive Spinning® Instructor Certification - live training day will give you all the hands-on tools required to become a certified Spinning® Instructor and lead classes. During the training you will gain an understanding of the following:

Cycling Biomechanics
Bike Set-Up and Safety Procedures
Coaching Skills
Crafting of Class Ride Profiles
Heart Rate Training and the Spinning® Energy Zones™
Visualization Techniques to Compliment the Mind/Body

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Registration: www.spinning.com

Fee:
$355
$55 Student/Faculty/Staff Discount Available

Email Shannon Speed for discount information at speeds@MiamiOH.edu.

HEROES MOVE Bootcamp

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Toy donations will be accepted for the Toys for Tots Marine based program. MOVE stands for Miami & Oxford Value Exercise because we do! This community event is free to everyone in Oxford and will feature all of our Heroes who do so much for the country and community!

Bring a water bottle and a positive attitude to different locations on the designated dates and times for a free outdoor bootcamp workout. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes because we will be getting dirty!

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Location: Rec Center Sports Forum

Fee: Free

Music, Movement, Motivation Spinning® CEC Workshop

Description

Learn to correlate music and rhythm to each movement and elicit an emotional response from the music and the ride. This CEC is 3 SPIN CECs, 2 AFAA CEUs, and 0.2 ACE CECs. Please call your provider if not listed, to determine the equivalent continuing education units.

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Registration: www.spinning.com 

Fee:
$60

Resistance Loading and Cadence Building Spinning® CEC Workshop

Description

Loading and unloading resistance and cadence are great ways to spice up your classes while providing a challenging, engaging workout that will help your students to increase strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness. Learn how to develop profiles that will keep your riders focused and excited by using different resistance loading and cadence building techniques. This CEC is 3 SPIN CECs, 2 AFAA CEUs, and 0.2 ACE CECs. Please call your provider if not listed, to determine the equivalent continuing education units.

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Registration: www.spinning.com

Fee:
$60

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Throwback Thursday

Description



From leg warmers to leotards, you won’t want to miss this totally rad throwback workout. Bringing back your favorite step and high-lo aerobic exercises with fresh finds from the most rockin’ music. Come with a spunky attitude and a world that’s ready to be rocked! You won’t want to miss this gnarly workout!

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Time:
Check In: 7:30 p.m.
Event Time: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Registration: www.spinning.com

Fee:
Free for Students
$5 for Non-Students

Contact:
Shannon Speed
speeds@MiamiOH.edu.
(513) 529-2193

Hallowspin

Description



Dress in your halloween best and be ready to sweat! Join us on October 31 for a spooky spinning ride featuring awesome halloween themed music and fun for all! This event is free, so bring your friends!


Date: Thursday, October 31, 2019

Event Time: 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

FREE for all! No registration required.


Contact:
Shannon Speed
speeds@MiamiOH.edu.
(513) 529-2193