Health & Fitness

Spring 2015

ARC Lifeguard Training

Learn the 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. Jamie Bintliff

Newtown Campus/ $255/ PHPAH 1000 C01
Fri, 5/1/15, 6-9pm,
Sa & Su, 5/2/15 & 5/3/15; 8am-4pm,
Sa & Su, 5/9/15 & 5/10/15; 8am-4pm

Living A Whole Foods Healthy Lifestyle

There are so many mixed messages about what’s healthy, and what’s not.  Join us for a three week series that goes back to the basics of nutrition.  You will explore not only the benefits a diet rich in whole foods can have on our health, but also the negative effects a diet high in processed foods can have on the body.  You will gather a multitude of practical tips and resources to transition to a more whole food based lifestyle without becoming overwhelmed! Learn the why and the how of whole foods.  Come see how easy and delicious eating healthy can be! Meghan Maguire, CTRS

Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor)RHEAL 1008 C01
3 Wed, 2/11-2/25, 6:30-7:30pm

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. 

Newtown Campus/ $615 (plus approx. $95 for text*)/ WFTNS 1008 C01/Please check back late January for the latest information.  
 
*ACE Personal Trainer Manual (2 book set),  American Council on Exercise, 5th edition
Sample Test for Personal Trainer Certification Exam (www.acefitness.org) Call to order & receive discount:
1-888-825-363

Tribal Style Bellydance, Level 1

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
12 Thu, 2/19-5/14 (no class 3/19) 6:30-7:30 pm

Tribal Style Bellydance, Level II  NEW CLASS

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
12 Thu, 2/19-5/14 (no class on 3/19) 7:45-8:45 pm

Zumba Fitness     NEW CLASS

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!

Newtown Campus/$89 /RFTNS 8008 C01 & C02
C01/8 Mon, 2/9-4/6, (no class 3/16) 6:15-7:15
Tara McFillin
C02/8 Wed, 2/18-4/15, (no class 3/18) 6:15-7:15
Greta Jars

Basic I: Latin Cha-Cha and Salsa   NEW CLASS

The BASIC CLASS you don’t want to miss! Great DANCES to learn, the two most popular club and wedding dances, the sensual CHA-CHA and the sizzling, energetic SALSA, are combined in this BASIC DANCE CLASS.  Even the BASIC PATTERNS are fun to perform. Couples and singles are welcome. Margaret Menhardt

Newtown Campus/$59 per person, $99 per couple/ RFTNS 6052 C01
3 Thu, 2/26-3/12 7-8 pm

Intermediate I: Latin Cha-Cha and Salsa    NEW CLASS

Now you are ready to embellish your BASIC LATIN CHA-CHA and SALSA patterns.  Easy to learn COMBINATIONS, that will definitely get your feet going, will be presented in this CLASS.  Couples and Singles welcomed.  Margaret Menhardt

Newtown Campus/$59 per person, $99 per couple/ RFTNS 6053 C01
3 Thu, 3/26-4/16 (no class on 4/2) 7-8 pm

Wedding Dances: Slow Dancing  and Bachata   NEW CLASS

This is a great CLASS for WEDDING COUPLES, parents and guests, to get you ready for your special day.  Bring your music selection and I will help you choreograph your first dance.  Patterns from BASIC to INTERMEDIATE are taught.  You will learn how to hold your partner, lead and follow steps and in no time at all, you’ll be dancing like the stars! Couples and Singles welcomed.  Margaret Menhardt

Newtown Campus/$59 per person, $99 per couple/ RFTNS 6054 C01
3 Thu, 4/23-5/7 7-8 pm

Popular Party Line Dancing 

LINE DANCING is very popular at WEDDINGS AND PARTIES, don’t be left behind. Even if you never danced before, you will find steps simple and fun to learn, a blast to perform with your friends, it’s also a good workout. Join us to learn the WOBBLE, SUMMER NIGHT CHA-CHA, SWAY ME NOW, BIKINI HOP, CARIBBEAN TWO STEP TANGO, CHILY CHA-CHA and more.  Couples and Singles welcomed.  Margaret Menhardt

Newtown Campus/ $69 per person, $129 per couple/ RFTNS 6045 C01/
4 Mon. 4/13-5/4 7-8 pm

Hatha Yoga and Meditation    NEW CLASS

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 Glascow

Newtown Campus/ $69/ RFTNS 0131/ C01
6 Tuesdays, 4/14-5/19 5:30-7:00

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/ $89/ RFTNS 0512 C01
8 Tu, 1/20-3/10, 7:15-8:15 pm

Ba Gua Zhang   NEW CLASS

Ba Gua Zhang is a Chinese martial art of the internal school like Tai Chi.  Unique posture 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/ $89/ RFTNS 0149 C01
8 Tu, 3/24-5/12, 7:15-8:15pm

Yoga for Renewal      NEW CLASS

Hibernation season is almost over and spring is coming. The vernal equinox is a balance of light and dark, a time to renew.  Leave winter behind and step into a new cycle of growth in awareness and consciousness through movement, breath (pranayama), mudra (hand positions), and meditation.  Kundalin Yoga strengthens, relaxes and renews.  Practice at your own pace.  Please bring a yoga mat and a firm blanket or cushion to sit on. Priscilla Estes, RYT, IKYTA

Newtown Campus/ $69/ RFTNS 0132 C01
6 Tu, 2/24-4/7 (no class 3/17) 5:30-7pm

SmartShield System (Of Personal Protection)

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! Learn how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in our unsettled world one day of training could save your life! We live in an increasingly dangerous world. It seems that law enforcement usually arrives after the fact and is therefore incapable of protecting us the vast majority of the time.  Virtually every victim of violent crime was caught unprepared and off guard.   We leave our homes for work or recreation; we send our children to school and off to college assuming that someone will be looking out for their safety. That attitude can and has often led to tragedy. In truth... no one is really looking out for you or your children. Personal responsibility and preparedness on each individual’s part is essential in our increasingly dangerous world. Under the direction of Philip Holder, Ph.D.

Newtown Campus/$125/ WFTNS 1200 C01
Sa, 3/21/15; 10am-6pm

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