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 [email protected] or the CMS athletic department at x72904.

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

 

Introduction to Meditation  

Ana Maria Dorrance
[email protected]

415 260-1850

Course Description: Tuesdays 7:30 - Fee - $100

A course which introduces the student to a variety of meditation techniques from different traditions including Mindfulness and light yoga. It will provide an overview of the neuroscience supporting the benefits of meditation including reduced stress, improved focus and improved sense of well-being, as well as addressing common obstacles to meditation. The learning outcome is for the student to be able to identify which techniques are best suited for them in varying situations and to develop a sustainable personal meditation practice to achieve the benefits desired.

Enrollment - limit to 40

Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence 

Ana Maria Dorrance 
[email protected]

415 260-1850

Course Description: Tuesdays 5:45 pm - Fee- $100

What Google's Highest-Rated Training Program Can Teach You About Getting Ahead

The Search Inside Yourself program, developed by Google, adapted to a one semester format. This course develops mindfulness-based emotional intelligence, mental and emotional resilience, and leadership engagement. By the end of the course, the goal is to help students thrive and enjoy greater productivity, effectiveness and well-being in all aspects of their lives.

Enrollment - limit to 25 (as there is minimal activity.) 

 

Advanced Strength, Agility and Speed

Kristen Dowling
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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.

 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course

Deborah A. Gisvold

[email protected]

909-607-8810

  • Days/Times: Prerequisites: Friday, September 7, 11-12pm, 1pm-9pm Course: Saturday, September 8, 8am-5pm, Sunday, September 9, 8am-5pm
  • Course Description: The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical service s (EMS) personnel take over.
  • Course Prerequisites:
    • Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breast stroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
    • Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only.
    • Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Goggles not allowed. Surface dive, feet first or head first to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object. Return to the surface an swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

·        Text: American Red Cross (2016). American Red Cross Lifeguard Manual. 

·        Fees: $35 for Certification, $12 for Resuscitation Mask

 

American Council on Exercise Health Coach – Exam Preparatory Course

Deborah A. Gisvold

[email protected]

909-607-8810

  • Days/Times: Monday/Wednesday 2:45pm-4:00pm
  • Course Description: This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam to become a nationally certified health coach. This course presents content on nutritional and physiological sciences, screening and assessment, program design and implementation, legal professional and ethical responsibilities related to health coaching.
  • Text: American Council on Exercise (2013). ACE Health Coach Manual The Ultimate Guide to Wellness, Fitness & Lifestyle Change.  
  • Fees: If sitting for the ACE National certification (off-site) students must register for the exam and pay the exam fee (separate from this course): $249.02.

 

Archery

Randy Town
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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.

 

Breakdancing/Hip Hop

Don Sevilla

[email protected]

Course Description:

This course will introduce students to the basic techniques and fundamental principles of the Hip Hop dance known as “Breaking.” Movement is presented by means of demonstration, description and exploration. Emphasis will be on developing the core components of Breaking which are top rocking, footwork, spins and freezes. Proper body mechanics, development of coordination, muscle control, vocabulary, basic choreography and freestyle skills will be covered as part of this course. Although the course will focus primarily on breaking, other Hip Hop styles such as Popping, Locking and Hip Hop Choreography trends will be touched upon. The main goal is to “show up, try the dances, get a good workout and have fun!”

Course Credit:

Students will meet a minimum attendance requirement of 75-80% in order to receive a Credit/Pass for the class.

 

 

CATZ - Beginning (co-ed):

Jennifer Clark
[email protected]
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

Nick George

[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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%.

 

Floor-Hockey-Beginning-Intermediate-Advanced

Matt Ryan
[email protected] 

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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.

 

Horseback Riding

Candise Pipkin
Office: (626) 334-9480
Email: [email protected]

Course Description:

Arranged course for anyone wanting to learn how to ride Hunt Seat Equitation (English saddle) or wishing to tune-up their current position. At the end of the semester all riders should be able to groom and tack-up their “own” horse. Beginner riders should be able to demonstrate the correct position at the walk and posting trot and intermediate/advance riders at the walk, trot and at the canter. There is an opportunity to learn or continue your development over fences (jumping) based on an assessment of your position. Classes held at Rainbow Canyon Ranch in Azusa. You will need to provide your own transportation and riding attire which you can purchase from a local retailer if needed. Length of class (not including travel time) is approximately 1 ½ - 2 hours. Space is limited. Please direct all questions and correspondence to the email address and phone number listed above.
- Classes held once a week
- Must attend all 7 classes
- Riding attire is required (purchase at your own expense $100-$200)
- Weight limit 175#
- Fee $350

Tentative Schedule Options
TUESDAY 8:30 A.M. 12:30 P.M. 3:15 P.M.
WEDNESDAY 8:30 A.M. 12:30 P.M. 3:15 P.M.
THURSDAY 8:30 A.M. 12:30 P.M. 3:15 P.M.
FRIDAY 8:30 A.M. 12:30 P.M. 3:15 P.M.

 

Karate Kung Fu San Soo

Miguel Lopez-Master
[email protected]
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

 

Pure Barre

[email protected]

Utilizing the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements set to fantastic music, Pure Barre is a total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs, abs, and arms, and burns fat in record- breaking time. The Pure Barre course is very simple to pass. You just have to attend classes!

Below are the basic rules of the class and how to pass: 
1. You must attend class 2 times per week. (spring break is not included)
2. You can miss up to 5 of the required 2 per week. 
3. You can attend any class time through out the week so that it fits your school schedule. 
4. It does not always have to be the same class times each week. 
5. You are able to take more than your required 2 classes if you want to get in more workouts.

6. Please make sure to check in to the class with the receptionist to ensure all classes are counted properly at the end of the semester. 

7. The required attire is capri's or longer, no midriff baring tops, and socks must be worn at all times. 
8. if this is your first time attending this course, please arrive 15 minutes early to your first class so that you can fill out our waiver and we can introduce you to the technique and show you around the studio. 

 

Reformer Pilates

Contact person: Lauren Reyes
[email protected]

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.

 

Rhythmic Yoga

Instructor: Zoey Ryu

Email: Ji Young (Zoey) Ryu <[email protected]

Rhythmic Yoga is a sequence of poses coordinated to move with each breath and choreographed to sync with the rhythm of the music.

We will yoga it out to fun pop music and gentle EDM. Perfect for beginners. Mats are provided. 

 

Running

Kristen Dowling
[email protected]
909-607-2251

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
[email protected]
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.

http://scubaschoolsofamerica.com/instruction/claremont-college-classes/

 

 

Self Defense

Al Babayan
[email protected]

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.

 

Self Defense and Empowerment – PE 028

Mark Vinci

[email protected]

Model Mugging is the original Adrenaline Stress Training course, established from crime analysis, and organized upon Five Principles of Self-Defense©. The curriculum is founded on researching thousands of crimes against women, extensive review of academic literature, martial arts, and works from decades of experience conducting reality based self-defense scenarios.

Since 1971, this martial science self-defense system has developed into a short effective full force fighting and crime prevention course designed for the special needs of women. The Course name is based Role Model Mastery work by psychologist Albert Bandura’s mechanisms governing empowerment teaching people how to overcome fear of snakes, flying, etc. We applied these principles in helping women overcome the fear of assault. During classes, students called the padded assailant the “Mugger” during full force scenarios, which is how the program was named in 1973; thus the brand name Model Mugging®. Course content and instruction are modeled upon practical and proven methods for how women can successfully defend themselves against common assault scenarios,

Academic Credit is earned: Courses are taught over an empowerment weekend. Sometimes the course is split over two weekends (i.e. Sat/Sat or Fri/Fri). No advance martial arts training required and surprisingly easy and safe. Graduate report life changing outlooks on life. Register with admissions.

 

Soccer - Intermediate/Advance (co-ed):

Jennifer Clark
[email protected]aremont.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.

 

Spinning (Indoor Cycling Classes)

Pedal Spin Studio
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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.

Stress Management and Resiliency

Deborah A. Gisvold

[email protected]

909-607-8810

  • Days/Times: Thursdays 10am-11am
  • Course Description: Students will gain knowledge and understanding about the scientific foundations of stress, including perceptions, intra- and inter-personal situations, practice relaxation techniques, behavioral change and applications.
  • Text: TBD
  • Fees: N/A 

 

STRONG by Zumba

Jodi Day
[email protected]

Course Description

STRONG by Zumba is a high intensity interval training workout driven by the science of Synced Music Motivation. Unlike all other workouts, we don't just create moves to a playlist. Instead, we craft and reverse engineer the songs to match every move, driving the intensity in a challenging progression that provides a total body workout. The result is a group fitness experience unlike any other.  This class will push you past your limits to help you reach your fitness goals faster. Using your own body weight, you will gain muscular endurance, tone, and definition, and you will experience an increased after burn. In all other workouts, music is just an afterthought and chosen independently of the moves and structure of the class. In a STRONG by Zumba class, music is the key element. The result is a revolutionary, perfectly synced workout that increases your motivation and allows you to push farther to achieve better results. The quadrant base builder consists of squats, lunges, lifts, cardio neutral, cardio march, planks, abs/core, and core lift. The class is built into 4 quadrants that build in intensity for ultimate results. Quadrant 1 turns the body mechanics on, mind to muscle connection, neurosensory and neuro-receptor response. Quadrant 2 is full body training, using the body as a resistance to increase intensity. Quadrant 3 is cardio or muscle conditioning for intensity control. Quadrant 4 consists of floor variations used to regain balance, control, and focus as well as breathe naturally if needed. A workout designed to develop core strength and coordination. Please bring water and a towel to class. I look forward to meeting you!

Course Credit:

Credit will be given if students miss not more than 3 class sessions, unless otherwise discussed with Instructor

Cost: $40

 

Surfing

Jesse Jennings

[email protected]

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.

 

Taiji Class (Tai Chi Chuan)-Beginning A & B

Kin Lam
[email protected]
909-948-1288

Site: Roberts Pavilion, Studio A, CMC 

Class A Time: Tuesday 4:15 - 5:30 PM

Class B Time: Monday 5:30 - 6:45 PM

Fee: $80

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 and wellness of Taiji practice.

In this introductory Taiji class, some Qigong & 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.

 

Taiji Spear Class

Kin Lam

[email protected]

909-948-1288

Site: Roberts Pavilion, Studio A, CMC

Time: Tuesday 6:00 - 7:15 PM

Fee: $80

Course Description:

Learn the introductory/fundamental Taiji spear movements & techniques as well as the principles of Taijiquan: 太極拳—a Chinese martial art—also known for its unique holistic healing aspect. The practice of Taiji (Tai Chi) greatly enhances the balance of our body, mind, emotion, & spirit. This class will focus on the overall health & wellness of Taiji practice. This class will further improve our mind-body coordination by adding a spear to the Taiji routine. Besides training the extension of qi/energy beyond our body, it also trains the coordination of working with our 2 hands with the torso.

In this introductory Taiji spear class, as time allows, some Qigong & supplementary/auxiliary practices will be incorporated to reinforce a student’s overall Taiji practice; thus improving the benefits & results.

 

Taiji Sword Class

Kin Lam

[email protected]

909-948-1288

Site: Roberts Pavilion, Studio A, CMC

Time: Monday 4:15 - 5:30 pm

Fee: $80

Course Description:

Students will learn the basic Taiji sword movements & techniques as well as theprinciples of Taijiquan (太極拳, Tai Chi Chuan)—a Chinese martial art—also known for its unique holistic healing aspect. The practice of Taiji (Tai Chi) greatly enhances the balance of our body, emotion, mind, & spirit. This class will focus on the overall health & wellness of Taiji practice. This will further improve the mind-body coordination of the student by adding a prop/sword to the Taiji routine—which also trains the extension of qi/energy beyond our body.

In this introductory Taiji sword class, as time allows, some Qigong/supplementary/auxiliary practices will be incorporated to reinforce a student’s overall Taiji practice; thus improving the benefits & results.

 

Traditional Shotokan Karate

Sensei Ty Aponte (6th degree Black Belt)
[email protected]
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

Jodi M. Day
[email protected]

Course Description:

A fat-blasting, ab-defining cardio workout class that allows you to burn up to 1,000 calories an hour. A mix of kickboxing and simple dance grooves set to heart pounding dance music. Each workout starts with a sport specific warm-up, bouts of intense intervals, easy to follow combinations, kickboxing specific strength/endurance training and a cool down that work together to transform your body.

Course Credit:

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

 

Turbo Kick Boxing

Vicki Moran/Frances Hung

[email protected], [email protected]

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
[email protected]
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
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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 - Hot

Anne Ebele

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www. hotyogaclaremont.com

Course Description:

Transform your body in 30 days! Bikram yoga is a perfect sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises performed in a warm room. The class is beginning but will be challenging the rest of your life. Hot HIIT Pilates is an upbeat class with music that complements the yoga. Both classes create long lean mus­cle mass while burning fat, with rapid results. We also offer non heated Yin yoga and Aligned Slow Flow in our new Loft.

Classes are held at Hot Yoga Claremont, 859 West Foothill Blvd., Claremont 91711.

Students can take as many classes as they like.

We are open M-F 6:30 am to 10:00, Sat and Sun 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

 

Course Credit:

Credit will be given if students attend 10 classes.

 

Yoga - Hatha:

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.

 

Yoga - Power:

Steve Hsu
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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

Jodi M. Day
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Course Description:

Each Zumba class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on. I take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

Course Credit:

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

 

Zumba Step

Jodi M. Day
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Course Description:

Perfect for those who are looking to feel the burn, baby! Looking to strengthen and tone your legs and glutes? Step right up. How it works, I combine the awesome toning and strengthening power of Step aerobics, with the fun fitness-party that only Zumba brings to the dance-floor. Zumba Step increases cardio and calorie burning, while adding moves that define and sculpt your core and legs. Equipment: Step Risers. 

Course Credit:

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