Get Creative With Your Workout on Campus

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By Claudia Larsen

Tired of doing the same exact workout every day? In the mood to switch up your routine? Well look no further!

The Mount offers Bootcamp, Yoga and Zumba classes throughout the school week to help encourage students to get fit and provide ways to shake up their daily workout.

Each Monday the Mount has Bootcamp from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the training room in Kaplan. This class is run by the Women’s Lacrosse Coach Julia Murray.

Bootcamp is a hardcore aerobic workout that involves participants running through stations designed to target one or two points in the body. The stations change up each week, helping to increase strength in many different point of the body.

“I would recommend this class to people that want to challenge themselves,” said Murray. “I know it can be hard to push yourself in your own individual workout, that’s where this class comes in handy.”

On Tuesdays the Mount has Yoga from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the training room in Kaplan. Yoga instructor Barbara Boyer runs this class, and also teaches yoga classes for credit on campus each semester.

Yoga is a general ability class, meaning that it is open to people of all different skill levels of yoga. It is meant to not only help strengthen your body and improve balance/flexibility, but also to relieve stress and bodily tension.

Boyer said that “yoga is great for anyone, whether they are an athlete or someone less inclined to fitness. It has different benefits for each person, and there’s no harm in building strength and reducing stress.”

Thursdays is the Mount’s weekly Zumba class from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Hudson Auditorium. Student Activities organized this class and hired certified instructor Lili Fernandez to teach it throughout each semester.

Zumba is aerobic dance class featuring a repetition of a routine made out of Latin American dance styles mixed together with American dance styles. The class consists of many different songs with different levels of intensity in each routine.

“Zumba is designed to be a challenging workout,” said Fernandez, “but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun. Everyone in my classes is always cheering and smiling.”

You can request different types of classes by contacting the Director of Intramurals Michele Dreistadt at (845) 569-3583, or email her at michele.dreistadt@msmc.edu.

To learn more about classes and their times you can visit www.msmcknights.com.