Health & Fitness

Personal Trainer

Do you have a passion for exercise, health and fitness? This course will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a successful Personal Trainer. After successful completion of the course, students should be well-prepared to sit for the American Council on Exercise Personal Training exam. Newly revised course based on the 5th edition of the ACE Personal Trainer Manual.
Gary Rubin, ACE CPT & Functional Training Specialist

Newtown Campus/ $615 (plus approx. $95 for text*)/RFTNS 1009 C01
11 Tu & 11 Thu, 2/23-5/5, 6-9 pm
*ACE Personal Trainer Manual (2 book set), American Council on Exercise, 5th edition
(www.acefitness.org) Call to order & receive discount: 1-888-825-3636

Zumba Fitness

Dance your way into fitness with this Latin inspired dance style class which combines high energy moves and dance combinations. You will be guided through a series of dance steps such as salsa, meringue, and reggae while incorporating exercises such as squats, and knee lifts. You’ll have so much fun doing Zumba, you won’t even realize you’re working out! Tara McFillin

Newtown Campus/$39 /RFTNS 8012/C01-C03
C01/4 Mon, 2/22-3/14, 5-6 pm
C02/4 Mon, 3/21-4/11, 5-6 pm
C03/4 Mon, 4/18-5/9, 5-6 pm

Hatha Yoga and Meditation            

Align your mind and body with Hatha yoga and meditation. Each class will begin with Hatha yoga, a series of movements (asanas) and breathing techniques (pranayamas), and finish with meditation to allow your mind and body to be fully relaxed. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Additional materials are welcomed including blankets, towels, straps and blocks. Amy Marie Glasgow

Newtown Campus/ $79/ RFTNS 0131/ C01
6 Tu, 3/8-4/12, 4:30-6:00 pm

Real Bodies, Real Yoga            NEW

Do you want to try yoga but didn’t think you had the body for it? Nothing could be further from the truth! Yoga is practiced from the inside out. Movement, meditation, mantra, and breathing simply enhance your awareness. Learn yoga that can be practiced on a mat or on a chair. Discover yoga with a gentle Kundalini yoga practice. All levels wel-come. Priscilla Estes, RYT, IKYTA

Newtown Campus/$69/ RFTNS 0134 C01
4 Tu, 3/1-3/22, 5:30-7 pm

Yoga For Healing Addictive Behavior

Need help with conquering your addictive impulses? Change your patterns of behavior with Kundalini Yoga and Meditations that help release blocks, fears, and negative imprinting. Balance the brain to change the cycle of addictive impulses, conquer self-defeating mental attitudes and pave the way to self-love. Handouts include home practice sug-gestions and nutritional remedies to rebuild systems that have been compromised by addictions, such as drugs, alcohol, food, smoking, depression, codependency, gambling, electronics, work and so on. Techniques are from Yogic Science for Transformation through SuperHealth® Technology. 50% physical asanas; 50% chanting/meditation. (Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D.) Priscilla Estes, RYT, IKYTA

Newtown Campus/ $79/ RFTNS 0135 C01
6 Tu, 1/19-2/23, 5:30-7:00 pm

Tai-Chi Chuan

The study of Tai-Chi is a beautiful way to relieve stress, and has been proven to promote a healthy mind and body. Learn the first 20 movements of the Yang Short Form, along with warm-up exercises that can be practiced anytime, anywhere. David Briggs, A.A.

Newtown Campus/ $79/ RFTNS 0512 C01
8 Tu, 2/9-3/29, 7:15-8:15

Ba Gua Zhang

Ba Gua Zhang is a Chinese martial art of the internal school like Tai Chi. Unique postures are incorporated into rhythmic circle walking to induce meditative breathing and awaken the internal energy (Chi Kung). It draws inspiration from the eight gua of the I-Ching Ba gua is said to teach one how to walk like a tiger/soar like a hawk/and coil like a dragon. David Briggs, A.A.

Newtown Campus/ $79/ RFTNS 0149 C01
8 Tu, 4/5-5/24, 7:15-8:15pm

Tribal Style Bellydance, Level 1

Lower Bucks Campus
This is a fun and challenging dance form that is joyous, empowering and builds community & camaraderie. Culled from the folk dances of North Africa, the Middle East, India, and the Mediterranean; Tribal Style Bellydance is an unique fusion of ancient dance forms. Women of the ‘Tribe’ learn a set vocabulary of moves, and performance is presented in an improvised lead-and-follow format. Together they weave a beautiful tapestry of dance that mesmerizes audiences. This dance is for women and by women regardless of age, shape or size. We dance for ourselves and each other, celebrating our own uniqueness and beauty with every step. No dance experience is required. Please wear comfortable, form fitting clothing such as yoga pants and a tank top. Jennifer A. Parilo, BSN, RN

Lower Bucks Campus/$99 /RFTNS 6047 C50 & C51
C50/12 Thu, 1/7-3/24, 6:30-7:30 pm
C51/12 Thu, 4/7-6/23, 6:30-7:30 pm

Tribal Style Bellydance, Level II

Tribal Style Bellydance Level II will focus on refining the cues and transitions, expanding dance vocabulary, honing bellydance technique, and playing finger cymbals (zills). Tribal Bellydance Level I is a prerequisite. Finger Cymbals will be required for Level II. Jennifer A. Parilo, BSN, RN

Lower Bucks Campus/$99 /RFTNS 6049 C50 C50/12 Thu, 1/7-3/24, 7:45-8:45 pm
C51/12 Thu, 4/7-6/23, 7:45-8:45 pm

Wedding and Party Dance I East Coast Swing and Slow Dancing

LET’S HAVE A PARTY - JOIN US TO LEARN EAST COAST SWING. It is a fun easy place to start partner dancing. Gain a solid foundation in single-step SWING, by learning practical basics of partnering and footwork along with smooth moves.
SLOW DANCING is a simple style of partner dancing, popular at WEDDINGS and PARTIES, COUPLES dance slowly, swaying to the music, usually done to slow-beat songs. COUPLES and SINGLES are welcome. Margaret Menhardt

Newtown Campus/ $55 per person, $95 per couple/ RFTNS 6059 C01
4 Thu, 3/3-3/24, 7-8 pm

Wedding and Party Dance II East Coast Swing and Slow Dancing

LET’S HAVE A PARTY - JOIN US TO LEARN EAST COAST SWING. It is a fun easy place to start partner dancing. Gain a solid foundation in single-step SWING, by learning practical basics of partnering and footwork along with smooth moves.
SLOW DANCING is a simple style of partner dancing, popular at WEDDINGS and PARTIES, COUPLES dance slowly, swaying to the music, usually done to slow-beat songs. COUPLES and SINGLES are welcome. Margaret Menhardt

Newtown Campus/ $55 per person, $95 per couple/ RFTNS 6060 C01
5 Thu, 4/7-5/5, 7-8 pm

In-door Cycling

A beginner to intermediate in-door cycling class providing a group exercise environment allowing you to maintain and/or improve your road biking skills through the shorter, darker, colder days of winter in a highly motivated in-door environment with guidance from an experienced cyclist, and members of the Bucks County Triathlon Club. Individuals are required to bring their own road bike, along with a stationary trainer, ie. A cyclops, to mount the bike on. Bring water and a towel. Alex Ochman

Newtown Campus/$59/RFTNS 6058 C01 & C02
C01/8 Thu, 1/7-2/25, 7-9 pm
C02/8 Wed, 3/2-4/20, 7-9 pm

Women’s Self Defense Workshop             NEW

Students will learn techniques of self-defense, pertaining to armed and unarmed assaults. They will learn methodologies that are designed to improve their awareness and their understanding of an assault. They will learn psychological aspects of the relationship between a predator and a potential victim. In addition, they will learn strategies to improve their chances of surviving an attack by using their natural tools, as well as their environment. Moreover, participants will learn preventive measures. Please wear comfortable clothing. Jon Nichols is a certified instructor under Daniel Inosanto (teacher and student of Bruce Lee). Jon is also certified under Grandmaster Surachai Sirisute (founder of the Thai Boxing Association of the USA). Amy Nichols is a certified instructor in various martial arts disciplines.

Newtown Campus/ $39/RFTNS 6061/ C01 & C02
C01/Sat, 2/20, 9:30-11:30 am
C02/Sat, 4/30, 9:30-11:30 am

Blended Learning Lifeguard Course

Students will learn skills needed to attain American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification. This will include water skills, classroom skills, CPR and AED certifications. Students must successfully complete all course requirements and pass both written and practical exams for certification that is good for 2 years.
Emergency Care Health & Safety - Lori Sullivan
Students will be tested on the swimming skills on the first day of class.

You will have to complete:

  • 300 yard swim using front crawl or breast stoke
  • Tread Water for two minutes
  • retrieve a 10lb object from 7-10 foot of water

Please be advised, there is a $35 fee paid through the American Red Cross.

Newtown Campus/ $265/RFTNS 0053/ C01-C04
C01/Wed, 3/16, & Fri, 3/18, 5-9 pm, Sat, 3/19 & Sun, 3/20, 12-7 pm
C02/Thu, 4/21, & Fri, 4/22, 5-9 pm, Sat, 4/23 & Sun, 4/24, 12-7 pm
C03/Thu, 5/12, & Fri, 5/13, 5-9 pm, Sat, 5/14 & Sun, 5/15, 12-7 pm
C04/Fri, 5/20, & Mon, 5/23, 5-9 pm, Sat, 5/21 & Sun, 5/22, 12-7 pm

See Also

  • Healing Arts
  • Massage Modalities