The fitness class portion of the IWU Wellness program provides group fitness class opportunities to faculty, staff, retirees, and their immediate family members free of charge and at convenient times before work, over the lunch hour and immediately following the workday.
|Strength and Stretch||
Strength and Stretch
Employees may view Release Time Program information here.
Monday/Wednesday: 4:30 - 5:30
Tuesday/Thursday: 12:15 - 12:50 p.m.
The journey that is yoga begins with this class as you learn (or review) basic asanas (postures). You will practice breath work and meditation in a relaxing environment while building strength, increasing flexibility and improving balance. This gentle class will be tailored to meet the needs of the individual yogis.
Instructor: Cindy Leiseberg
Monday: 4:30 - 5:30p.m.
CNS Dance Studio A
Wednesday : 4:30 - 5:30p.m.
CNS Dance Studio B
ZUMBA is a fun, Latin inspired dance fitness class that is taking the world by storm! The class incorporates exciting and unique Latin moves and rhythms into an effective fitness system. ZUMBA allows you to dance your way to a fitter you in a friendly party-like atmosphere!
Instructor: Olegra Lewis, Teri Hanson
Wednesday 12:15 - 12:50 p.m.
Shirk South East Classroom
This class will introduce the concept of functional training and teach exercises that will not only increase muscular strength and endurance, but also improve balance, agility and stamina by mimicking everyday movement patterns. Various training systems and modalities will be explored including resistance bands and free weights, with an emphasis on safety through proper execution.
Instructor: Migdalia Kearney
Tuesday/Thursday 4:30 - 5:15 p.m
Shirk South East Classroom
This strength circuit class incorporates single and multi-joint resistance exercises for all the major muscle groups using body weight, dumbbells and much more. The class will finish with progressive stretching for improved flexibility.
Instructor: Migadalia Kearney, Kyli Overfelt
Saturday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Shirk Activity Center or Quad
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese blend of exercise, meditation and self-defense. Take the opportunity to explore the gentle flowing movement of Tai Chi to improve balance, increase strength and range of motion and enhance the immune system.
Instructor: Dr. Robert Hermann
Monday 12:15- 12:50 p.m.
Shirk S.E. Classroom
This class is a blend of yoga, Pilates, and strength training, designed to strengthen and tone the body through low-impact movements. It is a full body workout that will build long and lean muscles as well as improve range of motion, balance, and flexibility. This class is suitable for all fitness levels.
Instructor: Kyli Overfelt