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FitChicago Class Offerings and Schedule: Spring 2020

March 30 to June 12, 2020
No classes on May 25

NOTE: FitChicago classes are free of charge for UChicago students, except for private swim lessons.

 

Barre
This low-impact, high-energy workout is designed to strengthen and lengthen muscles while improving balance, flexibility and coordination. Includes warm-up, free weight exercises, ballet barre for lower body moves, & core and flexibility work.

Days/Times: Mon, Wed / 6 – 6:50 PM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 30
Instructor: Elizabeth Huppert

Days/Times: Fri / 9:30 – 10:20 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 30
Instructor: Elizabeth Huppert

 
Boot Camp
Push your body to its limits in this invigorating 50-minute class. Boot Camp is a great way to challenge your body, learn new exercises and reach your fitness goals with core work and flexibiity work included.
Days/Times: Tues, Thurs / 11 – 11:50 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 30
Instructor: Antione Jackson
 
Cardio HIT
Cardio HIT is a full-body workout. The class is a rigorous interval training sequence with high-intensity exercises. It builds cardiovascular fitness while improving muscular strength and endurance. This class is designed to provide total body conditioning that involves both strength and cardio exercise.
Days/Times: Tues, Thurs / 5 – 5:50 PM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Instructor: Paul Ludwig
 
Cardio Kickboxing
This fat-burning class combines intense shadow kickboxing moves with fast-paced conditioning and ends with ab work.
Days/Times: Wed / 7 – 7:50 AM
Days/Times: Sat / 8:05 – 9 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 60
Instructor: Earnestine Davis
 
FitFusion
Get moving and enjoy the health benefits of interval training designed to improve cardiovascular health, muscular endurance, balance and coordination through multi-joint and compound exercises.

Days/Times: Mon / 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Place: Ratner Center Auxiliary Gym
Instructor: Earnestine Davis

Days/Times: Fri / 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Instructor: Earnestine Davis

 
Mat Pilates
Pilates includes exercises and poses that emphasize strength, flexibility, stabilization, and posture, with a focus on proper movement mechanics. Appropriate for all levels of fitness.

Days/Times: Mon, Wed / 8 – 9 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 30
Instructor: Sarah McGinn

Days/Times: Tues, Thurs / Noon – 12:50 PM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 30
Instructor: Olivia Bioni

 
POUND
POUND®: SWEAT. SCULPT. ROCK! POUND® is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Suitable for all fitness levels.
Days/Times: Sat / 12:15 – 1:15 PM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Instructor: Carol Walker
 
Private Swim Lessons
Private swim lessons are available to all ability levels for $35 per 30-minute session. Lessons are taught by Mary Flynn who has been a swim instructor in the Chicago area for 35+ years.
Day/Time: Mon, Tues / 6 – 9 PM
Day/Time: Sun / 8 – 10 AM
Place: Myers-McLoraine Swimming Pool
Instructor: Mary Flynn, Learn to Swim with Mary, LLC
Procedure:

1) Contact Mary Flynn at dmhflynn@sbcglobal.net or 708-271-7394 to schedule a lesson(s).
2) Print your confirmation email and bring it to the Ratner Center front desk.
3) Show your confirmation email and purchase your lesson(s).
4) Obtain a private swim lesson card and bring it to your lesson(s) to turn in to the instructor.

No refunds are given for no-shows or lost cards.

 
Step Aerobics
Step Aerobics is a choreographed routine of stepping up and down on a rectangular, square or circular platform. This class combines step aerobics with body sculpting, jumping rope and funk aerobics. Suitable for all fitness levels.
Days/Times: Mon, Fri / 7 – 7:50 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Instructor: Paul Ludwig
 
Strong By Zumba
This is a high-intensity interval workout driven by the science of Synced Music Motivation. We craft and reverse engineer the songs to match every move, driving the intensity in a challenging progression that provides a total body workout.

Days/Times: Wed / 7:30 – 8:20 AM
Place: Ratner Center Auxiliary Gym
Capacity: 60
Instructor: Mary Firth

Days/Times: Sun / 11 AM – 12 PM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 60
Instructor: Mary Firth

 
Yoga, Beginning
This class is for those who have never done Yoga who wish to review the fundamentals. It emphasizes proper alignment in the asanas (poses), breathing practices, and beginning yoga philosophy.

Days/Times: Mon, Wed, Fri / Noon – 1 PM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 30
Instructor: Patricia Schulman (Mon), Latipha Rivers (Wed, Fri)

Days/Times: Tues, Thurs / 7 – 8 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 30
Instructor: Bertha Luecke

Days/Times: Sat / 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Place: Ratner Center Auxiliary Gym
Capacity: 30
Instructor: Latipha Rivers

 
Yoga, Intermediate
Though appropriate for all levels, this class is primarily intended for advanced beginners. It builds strength, flexibility, and concentration with a moderate pace. Vinyasa flow sequencing is included with emphasis on the breath. This class will explore the benefits of various asana (poses) including hip-openers, backbends, twists, and core-strengtheners. Come as you are!
Days/Times: Tues, Thurs / 6 – 7 PM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 30
Instructor: Dennis Dixon
 
Yoga, Restorative
Restorative Yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. During the long holds of restorative yoga, your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It's a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support you.
Days/Times: Sun / 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 30
Instructor: Latipha Rivers
 
Zumba
Zumba focuses on hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow movements to create a unique fitness program that will blow you away. The class will feature calorie-burning activities, body-energizing routines, and interval training sessions with fast and slow rhythms combining with resistance training to tone and sculpt your body. Add Latin flavor and international zest into this mix and you've got Zumba. It's not just a workout, it's a party! Zumba requires no specific level of fitness and no dance background.

Days/Times: Mon, Wed, Fri / 6:15 – 7:05 PM
Place: Henry Crown Field House Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Tamara Perez / Mary Firth

Days/Times: Tues, Thurs / 8:15 – 9:05 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 60
Instructor: Tamara Perez / Agustina Pandiani

Days/Times: Sun / 10 – 10:50 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 60
Instructor: Agustina Pandiani