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CMS Department of Physical Education

The Colleges requires all students to complete three semesters of physical education. Participation on a CMS intercollegiate athletic team will also count towards fulfilling the physical education requirement. All students are expected to complete this requirement during their freshman and sophomore years, except for those excused by the Chair of the Department of Physical Education for medical reasons or because of prior military service.


Registration procedures and deadlines for physical education courses or teams are identical to those of credit courses. Courses offered through other Claremont Colleges may also be elected.

 

For physical education questions, contact physical education director Randy Town at randy.town@cms.claremont.edu or the CMS athletic department at x72904.

Physical education activity courses are selected from a list of non-credit courses including:

 

Advanced Strength, Agility and Speed

Kristen Dowling
kristen.dowling@cms.claremont.edu
909-607-2251

Course Description

A strength and conditioning class that focuses on developing overall strength and fitness through circuit type training for the advanced student.  It is best to have a fitness base prior to class.

Course Credit:

In order to pass, the student must attend a minimum of 80% of class days.

 

Aerial Classes (Downtown Claremont inside the Packing House, mail floor)

Maria Bernhard
m@pilatesStudioM.com
909-625-3333

Aerial Silk

Course Description:

Run away with the circus in Claremont! Learn to climb the beautiful silks like Cirque de Soleil. You will get a full body workout, stretching, toning, and intensive abs in this thrilling 2 hour class taught by professional aerialists! Men and women will enjoy this exciting, unique activity climbing high, twisting, striking incredible poses, and even performing drops in the air

Course Credit:

Class meets Monday 3 - 5 pm or Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:30 pm for ten weeks beginning September 12.  10 total classes are required for credit.

 

Aerial Yoga/Fly Gym

Course Description:

Fly Gym is Aerial conditioning close to the ground while suspended from comfy slings, it includes intense stretching and spine release as well as a fully-body workout like nothing else.  You will swing, twist, and hang in this 3-D workout, against the wall and off the floor. Incredibly fun and different! This is an excellent introduction to the same muscle group, range of motion, and aerial poses performed in Aerial Silks as well as the other Aerial classes.  All ages and all levels.  Only 5 students max. ($300 fee)

Aerial Circus Workout

Course Description:

Work out like they do in the circus. Intensive full-body workout for a better, stronger more flexible body sampling all of our aerial equipment for a totally fun and different kind of training. A great class to take as an introduction to a full aerial class. We will practice handstands, tumbling, aerial rings, aerial hoop, aerial silks, still trapeze, as well as balancing and ab work.  Also great for the seasoned aerialist, challenge your aerial muscle group by performing these exercises in a high-energy circuit training environment, it will improve your performance!  10 students max. ($300 fee)

 

Aikido (Kokikai-ryu)

Winston Ou
wcwou@scrippscollege.edu
909-607-1794

Course description:

Course provides training in Kokikai-ryu aikido: rolls, falls, throws, locks, pins, footwork, tension release, body alignment, etc.

Course Credit:

Enrolled students must attend class regularly (maximum of three unexcused absences/discretion of the instructor): it usually takes about half a year of dedicated practice to get a taste.

 

Archery

Randy Town
randy.town@cms.claremont.edu
909-607-3796

Course Description:

Archery format includes form shooting and coach/pupil exercises. Patience plus persistence equals progress.

Course Credit:

Students must attend 80% of the classes offered. A make up day will be established at the end of the semester.

 

Aqua Fitness:

Greg Lonzo
greg.lonzo@cms.claremont.edu
909-607-4590

Course Description:

Fundamentals of Aqua Fitness including water aerobic techniques, multiple exercises, and basic water skills.

Course Credit:

Credit will be given if students miss no more than 3 class sessions, unless otherwise discussed with Professor

 

Ashtanga Yoga @ Claremont Yoga Studio in the Village

Nora Studholme
Nstudholme14@cmc.edu

540-255-2599

Course Description

Class is taught four days a week (Monday-Thursday) from 7:30am-8:30am.

Course Credit

Students must attend at least two classes a week (you may attend more but will need to speak with instructor)

 

BaGua - Chinese Martial Arts

Donald Crone
Donald_Crone@scrippscollege.edu
909 607-3154 (voice)

Course Description:

An introduction to a major internal Chinese art, with emphasis on beginning forms and energy work, proper body structure and connection, and applications to combat.

Course Credit:

A passing grade is earned through at least 80% attendance.

 

Basketball-Beginning to Advanced:

Chris Sundberg
csundberg@hmc.edu
909-607-1479

Course Description:

"Pick up" basketball for beginning to advanced players.  Players are split into skill levels and divided for game play.  Minimum required playing time: 1 hour.

Course Credit:

Students can miss three sessions throughout the semester and still receive credit. Those missing more than three sessions without an excuse will not receive credit.

 

Boxing:

Robert von Halberg

Course Description:

This course presumes no prior martial arts training.  We will begin at the beginning with stance, balance, and basic combinations and blocks.  Students will drill for weeks before they do any sparring.  The aim of the course is to establish sound basics for the later development of skills.  Students should expect to devote time to practice and drills.  A good boxing workout can be completed in one hour, but it should be repeated three or four times a week.

Each student should have a mouthpiece, a pair of wrestling-type shoes (flat soles), but these can be acquired after the course begins.  In time, students may wish to purchase a head-gear and bag-gloves, but this equipment will be supplied at the outset.

 

Capoeira:

Jared Goldberg
JGoldberg16@students.claremontmckenna.edu

Course Description

An afro-brazilian martial art and dance. This class strengthens improvisational motion, balance and music sense. Students meet twice weekly, practicing basic movements and ultimately perform around campus.

Course Credit:

In order to pass, the student must attend a minimum of 70% of class days.

 

CATZ - Beginning (co-ed):

Keri Sanchez
Keri.sanchez@cms.claremont.edu
909-607-9069

Course Description

A conditioning class that focuses on developing overall strength and fitness through circuit type training.  It is best to have some fitness base prior to class.

Course Credit:

In order to pass, the student must attend a minimum of 80% of class days.

 

Fencing Club

German Valderrama

Course Description:
The Claremont 5C Fencing Club is open to all members of the 5 colleges, no prior experience necessary. 

Attendance Policy:

At least 75% Class Attendance + One non-on campus Fencing activity

OR

At least 50% + 90% Non-on campus Fencing activity (Conference Tournaments, etc)

 

First Aid

Craig Harnetiaux
craig.harnetiaux@cms.claremont.edu

Course Description:

Students will learn and practice first aid techniques and CPR in accordance with American Red Cross standards.

Course Credit:

Physical education credit will be given if students miss no more than 2 classes. In order to be certified by the American Red Cross, students must pass each exam with at least an 80%.

 

Fitness Bootcamp

Morgan Cummins   
morgan.cummins@cms.claremont.edu
909-607-7198

Course Description:
Bootcamp is based on the principles of discipline, teamwork, and achieving total body physical fitness.  The class will consist of obstacle courses, calisthenics, running, resistance training, core work, circuit training, stairs, agility and power drills.

Course Credit:
Credit will be given if students miss no more than 2 class sessions, unless otherwise discussed with Professor.

 

Floor-Hockey-Beginning-Intermediate-Advanced

To be announced

Course Description

Floor hockey with emphasis on participation, team-work, effort and fun.

Course Credit

90% attendance and discretion of instructor.

 

Fly Fishing:

Damian Ross
damian940@yahoo.com

Course Description:    

Instruction in the various casting techniques for all types of Fly Fishing.  Arranged opportunities will be offered outside of class, fly tying, basic entomology, also fly fishing in mountain streams. (Extra meetings)

Course Credit: 

Students will be required to attend one extra meeting. Any more than three absences a make up will be necessary, to receive credit for the class.   

 

Half-Marathon Training Course

Chris Zurbuch
mazella2@yahoo.com

Course Description

This arranged class is a training course for novice runners who wish to extend their endurance to run a half-marathon. Participants should be able to run 2-3 miles comfortably to start this class. While running the culminating 1/2 marathon is not a requirement for credit, participants must show adequate progress made throughout the semester and are required to turn in bi-weekly progress reports. This class will meet periodically, but is based on a Sakai platform where the training calendar and other resources will be located.

 

Hatha Yoga

Elizabeth Morgan
909-621-8101

Course Description:

This hatha yoga course seeks to improve students' strength, flexibility and focus.  Emphasis on vinyasa practice.  Appropriate for students from beginner through advanced-intermediate.

Course Credit:

Students are allowed up to two unexcused absences during the semester.

 

Karate Kung Fu San Soo

Miguel Lopez-Master
MasterMiguelLopez@yahoo.com
909-627-4725

Nick Lopez

Course Description

Jimmy H. Woo is the founder of Kung Fu San Soo.  Through his teachings we derive the basics of fighting perfected over thousands of years.  It is to his lineage we owe our honor and respect.

In this introductory course, we will cover the basic principles of body movement in self-defense through an offensive perspective.  We will also cover techniques in a series of combative movements not bias size, shape, strength, or gender.

            Concepts include:

  • System of Fighting ( the Five Families)
  • Forms (the Eight Basics)
  • Balance
  • Awareness of Weight
  • Psychology of a Fighter        

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZodiDxCdHY

Through the understanding of the basics one can develop an arsenal of techniques that will provide the practitioner the discipline and confidence to know that they will be able to defend themselves and the ones they love.

Course Credit:

  • Must attend 5 classes a month
  • At the end of the semester, should display a basic understanding of fighting principles
  • Memorize and demonstrate the Eight Basics

 

Reformer Pilates

Contact person: Lauren Reyes
Lreyes@bodycenterpt.com

909-621-0477

The Body Center Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio
www.bodycenterpt.com
224 N Indian Hill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
The Claremont Village (within walking distances)

COURSE DESCRIPTION - 20 CLASSES FOR $225

Welcome to STOTT Reformer Pilates at THE BODY CENTER PHYSICAL THERAPY AND PILATES STUDIO!  This exercise is focused on targeting the core muscles of your body as well as strengthening and increasing flexibility.  Our small group classes are limited to 6 per class so you can benefit from personal instruction, ensuring proper FORM and pushing you to your highest workout potential. 

We also offer a BARRE class that isn’t offered in any other nearby studio.  All of our instructors are certified and able to provide you with the best workout care.  They have diverse training and experience to integrate functional core training exercises to provide variety to clients who desire complementary activities.  You can build up to taking other classes like JUMPBOARD and PILATES AND PROPS.  All classes provide you with a workout that encompasses strength, flexibility, building your stamina with breathing technique, and enhancing your overall posture.  The reformer pilates gives improved results in less time than your standard workout machine.  It helps tone the body in the hour, making it more efficient and less tiring. 

COURSE CREDIT:

The course is a PASS or FAIL class.  No letter grade will be issued.  In order for each student to pass the class, they will be required to attend at least 14 of the 20 allotted classes available to them.  There is a 24 hour cancellation policy in place.  No additional late fee will be assessed.

 

Running

Randy Town
randy.town@cms.claremont.edu
909-607-3796

Course Description:

Off campus running courses are established by the instructor ranging from one and half to three miles in length. Class meets twice a week but students are encouraged to exercise at least one other day per week on their own.

Course Credit:

Students must attend 80% of the class meetings.

 

Scuba

Rusty & Niki Berry
Scuba Schools of America
4420 Holt Blvd., Monclair, CA 91763
909-621-4171
rusty@scubaschoolsofamerica.com
www.scubaschoolsofamerica.com

Course Description:

Take scuba from the #1 Rated Diving Program in Southern California. Class course is $195 for tuition and educational tools needed for the classes. Class times are Tuesday nights at 7 pm or you can arrange specific times for yourself.  Students can expect to purchase personal equipment starting at $300.  6 dives at Catalina Island, video and pictures of your adventure are included. Once registered contact the instructor to schedule your first coaching session prior to class one.  Certification card and diploma included.

 

Self Defense

Al Babayan
alan.babayan@gmail.com

Course Description:

Learn to protect yourself and others.  Understand the difference between antisocial aggression and asocial assault--and why each requires a different response.  Practice self-defense strategies and techniques that do not require superior physical strength, conditioning, or athleticism.  Study legal concepts regarding the justifiable use of force.  Spend the vast majority of class time engaged in training, drills, and scenarios to deal with assault scenarios including single assailants, multiple attackers, edged weapons, and firearms.

Course Credit:

Many self-defense techniques cannot be perfected without training partners, poor attendance by one class participant compromises the future safety of other class participants.   Consequently, three or more unexcused absences will result in a failing grade.

 

Soccer - Intermediate/Advance (co-ed):

Keri Sanchez
Keri.sanchez@cms.claremont.edu
909-607-9069

Course Description

A class aimed at improving your soccer skills through mainly playing games.  It is best to have some soccer experience.

Course Credit:

In order to pass, the student must attend a minimum of 80% of class days.

 

Soccer (women only):

Keri Sanchez
Keri.sanchez@cms.claremont.edu
909-607-9069

Course Description

A class aimed at improving your soccer skills through mainly playing games.  This class is for female students only.

Course Credit:

In order to pass, the student must attend a minimum of 80% of class days.

 

Spinning (Indoor Cycling Classes)

Pedal Spin Studio
michelle@pedalspinstudio.com
201 N. Indian Hill Blvd. #101
Claremont, CA 91711
909-399-0555
www.pedalspinstudio.com

Course Description:

At PEDAL, we offer the original and most popular group cycling classes for beginners and advanced riders.  Spinning requires no complicated moves to learn and can be done by people of all fitness levels.  Top-notch instructors, invigorating music, synchronized dance floor lighting, and visualization come together to make PEDAL Spin classes both fun and effective.  Some benefits of our Spinning program is weight-loss, increased lower-body strength and endurance, body shaping, emotional benefits such as stress-relief, improved heart and joint health.

Course Credit:

Students are allowed to take 2 classes per week, with attendance at 80% to pass.  Check website for schedule, directions, tips for first time students.

 

Sports Event Management

Paul Settles
paul.settles@cms.claremont.edu
909-607-3563

Course Description

This class will prepare students for managing sporting events, with special emphasis on training students to manage CMS home contests, regional, and national level events. Featured speakers and leaders from the sports event management industry will also present as guest lecturers. Students will work in small groups to design and implement management solutions for hospitality (hotel, official dinners, and on-site), transportation, officiating, scoring, operations and field support, concessions, videotaping, media and web support, medical services, and emergency planning. Students will gain valuable practical work experience in sport event management while developing leadership skills and expertise in a specific area. For a final project, students will present their management models in small groups.

    * Days/Times: T / TR 11:00 - 11:50 AM
    * Meeting Room: Bizantz Family Tennis Center Classroom
    * Registration Limits: Up to 12 students
    
Textbook: The Ultimate Guide to Sports Marketing by Stedman Graham, Lisa Delpy Neirotti, Joe Jeff Goldblatt

Course Credit:

This is a PE class graded P/F. To add PE 91, please contact your registrar. For more information, please contact Coach Settles.

 

Surfing

Alex Nuffer
anuffer15@students.claremontmckenna.edu

Course Description:

Surfing is for those who already have previous knowledge of the sport and their own equipment.  Students must provide their own means of transportation.  Renting equipment is possible, but not advised.

Course Credit:

Students must complete seven surf sessions (of four hours each) over the course of the semester, two of which must be with the instructor.  The meeting dates and places with the instructor are to be determined.

 

Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan)--Beginning
Tim Jahns
timjahns@verizon.net

Course Description:

Learn the fundamental form & principles of Taijiquan—a Chinese martial art—also known for its unique holistic healing aspect. The practice of Taiji (Tai Chi) greatly enhances the balance of our physical, mental, emotion, & spirit. This class will focus on the overall health & wellness of Taiji practice.

In this introductory Taiji class, some Qigong (Chi Gung) & supplementary/auxiliary practices will be incorporated to reinforce a student’s Taiji practice; thus improving the benefits & results. Breathing, movement, meditation, stretching, & other techniques learned & applied will help balance out a student’s daily unnecessary tensions; hence increasing overall performance including school work.

Course credit:

Credit will be given if students attend regularly, show effort, and do simple demonstration of learned skill as final exam.

 

Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan)--Intermediate
Kin Lam (kinerqi@gmail.com)
909/948-1288

Site & Time: Linde Center Aerobics Room on Monday 7:00-8:30 pm

Registration Limit: 30

Prerequisite: Recommended to have taken the beginning Taiji class or with some experience in Taiji.

Course Description:

This is a continuation of the beginning Taiji Class. There will be a quick review of the previous movements from the introductory class. Additional movements & techniques will be taught & added to the routine. The 16-Form Taijiquan will be taught along with other related auxiliary training/practice.

The art of Taijiquan—a Chinese martial art—is also known for its unique holistic healing aspect. The practice of Taiji (Tai Chi) greatly enhances the balance of our physical, mental, emotion, & spirit. This class will focus on the overall health & wellness of Taiji practice.

This class will continue to explore the art of breathing, movement, meditation, stretching, & other techniques to deepen the skill level of the student, whereby naturally enhancing the student’s daily stress & unnecessary tensions; hence increasing overall performance & school work.  $50 fee.

Course credit:

Credit will be given if students attend regularly, show effort, and do simple demonstration of learned skill as final exam.

 

Team Sports

Kristen Dowling
kristen.dowling@cms.claremont.edu
909-607-2251

Course Description

An introductory activity class to a variety of team sports including basketball, dodgeball, kickball, and indoor soccer. 

Course Credit:

In order to pass, the student must attend a minimum of 80% of class days.

 

Traditional Shotokan Karate

Sensei Ty Aponte (6th degree Black Belt)
tyaponte@yahoo.com
951-204-0341

Course Description: More than ever, rising crime rates are creating a need for self-protection. This need, along with an increased awareness of health and fitness, has led to many people to study the martial arts. Traditional Shotokan Karate strives to promote a positive image of the martial arts and their many facets. My curriculum will include: basic/advanced blocks, strikes, kicks, and punches, Kata (forms), and a strong emphasis on practical and common sense self defense; that will include body movement and footwork, evading/escaping, joint locks/manipulations, partner drills and techniques.  I promise the class to be safe, engaging, challenging and fun.  Uniform Not Required

Karate’s Objectives: Karate-do is founded on a tradition which seeks to fulfill three primary objectives apart from self-defense. First is the promotion of good health and vitality. This is achieved through the training by improving one’s aerobic fitness, coordination, strength, flexibility, and reflexes. Second, a higher level of understanding of the art, both physically, and intellectually, which encompasses; culture, traditions, and philosophy. Third, karate strives to cultivate and nurture a healthy attitude among its practitioners, shaping one’s character by realizing the value of such traits as benevolence, courtesy, respect, humility, and recognizing the worth of all human beings. The student who perseveres will develop courage, self-control, and self-discipline. If these three objectives are kept in view and looked to for guidance, karate becomes a learning process and an extremely valuable link in a person’s general pattern of growth, development, and change. 

Learning Objective by semesters end:

  • To acquire a good foundation is Shotokan basics (blocks, kicks, strikes, kata, etc.) and have the confidence and ability to demonstrate to a reasonable degree those fundamental techniques. 
  • Have an appreciation for the Japanese Karate & budo Culture i.e. etiquette, philosophy, and a little vocabulary.
  • To develop an awareness of self defense and gain confidence in one’s martial abilities.
  • The training takes a holistic approach to improving one’s health; one will have gained strength, agility, and body overall conditioning. 

For returning students: or objective is to continue progressing through the three colored belt ranks (Green, Brown, Black) by increasing your confidence and understanding in the skills required for each rank as well as gain further insight into the subtleties of Shotokan Karate-Do.

 

Turbo Kick Boxing

Greta Gadbois / Angela Bi
ggasbois@g.hmc.edu / ab042012@MyMail.pomona.edu

Course Description:

Turbo-kickboxing is a high-energy aerobic workout that combines shadow boxing, kickboxing, sports drills, dancing, yoga, and simple dance moves in a fun atmosphere. It's an incredibly effective way to build strength and burn calories--up to 1000 per class!

Course Credit:

Students can miss up to 5 classes throughout the semester and still pass. Anything beyond that needs to be made up or will result in a fail.

 

Volleyball-Advanced

Kurt Vlasich
kurt.vlasich@cms.claremont.edu
909-607-3565 

Course Description

Designed for students who have played high school or club volleyball, this course will include review of basic rules and skills, including passing, setting, attacking, serving and blocking in the context of team oriented drills and scrimmage.

Course Credit:

Credit will be given for attendance and participation in 85% of the classes.

 

Weights-Free

Greg Lonzo
greg.lonzo@cms.claremont.edu
909-607-4590

Course Description:

Fundamentals of weight lifting including techniques, training regiments, and proper use of weight room equipment.

Course Credit:

Credit will be given if students miss no more than 3 class sessions, unless otherwise discussed with Professor

 

Yoga - Bikram

Joe Fuchs
joefuchsiii@netzero.net
909-447-5757
www.bikramyogaclaremont.com

Course Description

Hot Yoga method, for beginners and advanced students, 90 minutes. Unlimited yoga.  Classes are held at the Claremont Bikram Yoga Studio, 150 W. San Jose Ave.  Check website for schedule, directions, tips for first time students.

Course Credit:

Credit will be given if students attend 10 classes.

 

Yoga - Hatha:

Jennifer Stark
jenniferstark@gmail.com

Course Description:

Introduction to classical Hatha yoga, emphasizing proper breathing, balance, alignment in poses, stress reduction techniques, and meditation.

Course Credit:

Credit will be given if students attend 80% of the classes offered.

 

Yoga - Power:

Steve Hsu
stevefhsu@yahoo.com

Course Description:

A challenging, vigorous vinyasa flow practice that merges correct alignment and precise actions in the yoga poses with continuous movement from one pose to another.

Course Credit:

Credit (Passing Grade) will be earned if student does not miss more than 4 hours of the total instruction offered during the semester.

 

Zumba Fitness

Meghan Gallagher / Maggie Munts
mgallagh9521@scrippscollege.edu / mimunts107@gmail.com

Course Description: 

Founded in 2001, Zumba Fitness is a global lifestyle brand that fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an exhilarating dance-fitness sensation! Zumba® exercise classes are " fitness-parties " that blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration.

Course Credit: Must attain 75% attendance score to pass course. Please contact instructor for making up missed classes.