Health & Fitness

Fall 2016

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.  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 Mondays & 11 Wednesdays, Sept. 19-Dec. 7 (no class 10/3 & 10/12), 6-9pm

*ACE Personal Trainer Manual (2 book set),          American Council on Exercise, 5th edition

Sample Test for Personal Trainer Certification Exam (

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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, 9/6-10/25, 7:15-8:15

Ba Gua Zhang

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/ $79/ RFTNS 0149 C01
8 Tu, 11/1-12/20, 7:15-8:15pm


Soul Writing: Answering Life's Questions                     NEW CLASS!

All the answers to Life’s questions lie within. But how do you get to them? Through meditation, mantra and gentle body openers, we will relax the mind, then reach into that invisible realm and extract the answers you need. Write through your soul! Priscilla Estes is a meditation/yoga teacher, book reviewer and award-winning journalist with more than 100 published feature articles. She leads meditation/yoga and writing workshops in North Carolina. Priscilla Estes, RYT, IKYTA

Newtown Campus/ $69/ RFTNS 0136 C01
4 Tu, 11/1-11/29 (no class 11/15), 6-7 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 0137 C01
6 Tu, 9/6-10/18 (no class 9/20), 4:00-5:15 pm


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
12 Wed, 9/1-11/17, 6:30-7:30 pm


Tribal Style Bellydance, Level II             Lower Bucks Campus

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 Wed, 9/1-11/17, 8-9 pm


Advanced East Coast Swing and Slow Dancing

Swing is a fun place to start partner dancing. Gain a solid foundation in single-step SWING, building on your basic knowledge of partnering and footwork learn more advanced patterns in this 5 week course. 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.  JOIN THE FUN!  Couples and singles are welcomed. Margaret Menhardt

Newtown Campus/ $65 per person, $115 per couple/ RFTNS 6048 C01
5 Thu, 9/8-10/6, 7-8 pm


Party Night – CHA-CHA and Bachata       

The Cuban origin CHA-CHA is an energetic partner dance, popular at parties, complimenting the Latin BACHATA, it is easy to learn and a blast to perform. It can’t be a PARTY without the romantic, sizzling BACHATA. It is danced to most latin and slow romantic tunes on a small dance floor, perfect for parties. ALL COUPLES and SINGLES are welcome!    Margaret Menhardt

Newtown Campus/ $65 per person, $115 per couple/RFTNS 6065 C01
5 Thu, 10/13-11/10, 7-8 pm


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.

They will be have to complete

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

**Please note that students who do not pass the initial swim test have the option of receiving a 75% refund or to take the course at another time when offered by Bucks County Community College.


Newtown Campus/ $265/RFTNS 0053/ C01 & C02

C01/Thu, 9/22, & Fri, 9/23, 5-9 pm; Sat, 9/24 & Sun, 9/25, 12-7 pm
C02/Thu, 10/20, & Fri, 10/21, 5-9 pm; Sat, 10/22 & Sun, 10/23, 12-7 pm

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