Fitness and Wellness

Instructional Programs

We are happy to announce our NEW Instructional Programming! These new programs are designed to have a trained professional teach you and guide you through the foundations and techniques of a specific activity. Most programs will be in a group setting led by one individual. Registration opens for all programs on MyRecSports Portal.

Registration for Fall 2019 Sessions begin August 1, 2019.

Olympic Weightlifting Clinics

If you’ve mastered the squat, press and deadlift, it’s time to add some power! These hour long clinics will teach you the fundamentals of Olympic Weightlifting. If you have previous experience, no worries, it's not just for beginners! We will teach you different corrective exercises and techniques to help improve your numbers! Small groups of six or less ensure individual attention.

Clinic:Clinic Date:Clinic Time: Register by: 
Clean and Jerk - September 9/11/19 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 9/6/19
Snatch - September 9/25/19 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 9/20/19
Clean and Jerk - October 10/9/19 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 10/4/19
Snatch - October 10/23/19 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 10/18/19
Clean and Jerk - November 11/6/19 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 11/1/19
Snatch - November 11/20/19 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 11/15/19

Self Defense

Almost daily the media report stories of violent physical attacks. Those who fight back are more likely to get away, yet without some form of training, it’s hard to know what to do. Join self-defense instructors Julie Morrill and Joe Grassia for a seminar on personal safety where you will learn how to fight back. The training will include safety tips, scenario discussions and some empowering self-defense techniques. Bring your sense of humor and sense of adventure.

Seminar:Clinic Date:Clinic Time: Register by: 
Self Defense - September 9/22/19 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. 9/20/19
Self Defense - October 10/6/19 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. 10/4/19
Self Defense - November 11/10/19 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. 11/8/19


Hip Hop

The class will incorporate beginner to intermediate techniques to help develop rhythm, coordination and musicality in a stress-free environment. Students will also be exposed to multiple styles of hip hop dance, in addition to learning how to pick up choreography. This class does not require any prior dancing experience and will allow students to explore their own creativity while relieving stress through dance! Over six-weeks, you’ll work towards finding and improving your personal dance style.

SessionSession DatesDaysTimeRegister
Hip Hop Session 1  9/5 - 10/10 Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 8/1 - 8/30
Hip Hop Session 2 10/17 - 11/21 Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 8/1 - 10/11


Intro to Powerlifting

Learn how to successfully perform the squat, deadlift and bench press with our NEW Intro to Powerlifting course. This technique based class will cover everything you need to know to perform the Powerlifting movements safely and efficiently. We will cover powerlifting specific warm ups, stretches, technique exercises and more to improve your knowledge and technique in powerlifting. After completing the course, we will be holding our very own Powerlifting Meet where you can put your new-found strength to the test. Registration for the meet is waived with purchase of this class.

This class will be held at the MCV Campus Recreation Center FIT ZONE.

SessionSession DatesDaysTimeRegister
Intro to Powerlifting  9/2 - 11/21 Tues/Thurs 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 8/1 - 8/30

Intro to Yoga

Are you interested in beginning or deepening your yoga practice? Join our Instructor Ashley for a 6-week Intro to Yoga course where you will take an in-depth look into the history and meaning of Yoga, the ancient teachings and philosophies behind the practice. You'll also work towards developing and progressing the foundational physical postures and creating a healthy and balanced lifestyle rooted in yoga philosophy.

Intro to Yoga will be taught at the Marshall Street Studio next to the Basketball Development Center at 1300 W. Marshall Street.

SessionSession DatesDaysTimeRegister
Intro to Yoga Session 2  7/8 - 8/16 Tues/Thurs 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 5/1 - 7/5

Fall 2019 Sessions

SessionSession DatesDaysTimeRegister
Intro to Yoga Session 1  9/3 - 10/10 Tues/Thurs 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 8/1 - 8/30
Intro to Yoga Session 2 10/15 - 11/21 Tues/Thurs 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 8/1 - 10/11

Military Fitness Training 

Ten-hut! Join us for this 7-week class taught by Certified Personal Trainers who are currently enlisted in the US Military. Training will be focused on improving performance in the newly released Army Combat Fitness Test, which features six key elements: the 3 repetition maximum deadlift, the standing power throw, the hand-release pushup, the spring-drag-carry, the leg tuck and the two mile run. Not in the Army? No problem. This class is sure to improve your performance in any of the other branch's fitness tests. Great for anyone interested in serving, currently serving or veterans in the armed forces.

SessionSession DatesDaysTimeRegister
Military Fitness Training  10/1 - 11/14 Mon/Wed 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. 8/1 - 9/27