Health & Fitness

Spring 2015 & Summer 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

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 Glasgow

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

Summer 2015

Health & Fitness

Living A Whole Foods Healthy Lifestyle Part II                NEW CLASS!                       
In “A Whole Foods Lifestyle Part I, we dove into the dangers of processed foods and the steps to take in transitioning to eating more whole foods.  Now we’re taking it one step further and diving into creating a more balanced, wellness-centered lifestyle.  Join Health Coach and Recreation Therapist, Meghan Oberg, CTRS in 3 hour workshop to gain a better understanding of the role the six dimensions of wellness play in our lives, understand the implications a fast-paced lifestyle has on our health, and become empowered to reclaim that work/life balance!  Meghan Oberg CTRS

Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor) RHEAL 1010 C01
2 Wed, 7/8-7/15, 6-7:30 pm

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/
Next Offering: Fall 2015
*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

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/$69 /RFTNS 8010 C01
6 Mon. 6/22-7/27 7-8pm

Wedding and 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, CUPID SHUFFLE, TEMPATIONS CHA-CHA, E-Z BOOGIE, CHILLY CHA-CHA, WIFEY and more. Couples and Singles welcomed.  Margaret Menhardt

Newtown Campus/ $59 per person, $99 per couple/ RFTNS 6055 C01
3 Thu, 5/21-6/11,  (no classes on June 4) 7-8pm

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.  Ad-ditional materials are welcomed including blankets, towels, straps and blocks.  Amy Marie Glasgow

Newtown Campus/ $69/ RFTNS 0131/ C01 & C02
C01/6 Tu, 6/30-8/4,5:45-7:15 pm
C02/6 Wed, 6/24-7/29, 6-7:30 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/ $89/ RFTNS 0512 C01
8 Tu, 6/9-7/28, 7:30-8:30 pm

Yoga For Healing Addictive Behavior      NEW CLASS!    

Change habitual patterns of behavior with Kundalini Yoga and Meditations that help release blocks, fears, and generational 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 suggestions and nutritional remedies to rebuild systems that have been compromised by addictions, such as drugs, alcohol, food, smoking, depression, codependency, gam-bling, electronics, work and so on. Techniques are from Yogic Science for Transformation through SuperHealth® Technology. (Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D.) Priscilla Estes, RYT, IKYTA

Newtown Campus/ $69/ RFTNS 0065 C01
4 Tu, 6/2-6/23, 5:45-7:15 pm

Physical Conditioning Theory: Fact from Fiction     NEW CLASS!    

This class will focus on an in-depth analysis of the process of physical conditioning and the products of improved fitness and application to activities of daily living.  We will take a broad-based approach to analyzing these concepts and include information for all segments of society, and cover information that may be used in the conditioning of the average person or an elite athlete.  Our first step will be to take a brief look at where our society is in terms of fitness, health, and participation in physical activity.  We will then analyze the benefits (physically, emotionally, and economically) brought about by being regularly active.  This will be followed by an analysis of how the body responds and adapts to physical stress.  Paul J. Miniter

Newtown Campus/ $159 (plus $12 book fee) RFTNS 8009 C01
6 Wed, 6/17-7/22, 6-8:30pm

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/
Next Offering: Fall 2015

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