FitChicago Class Offerings and Schedule: Winter 2019

January 7 to March 23, 2019
No classes on January 21

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

 

Abs 15
15 minutes of jam packed core work! Free for all members. This is a fun class to stop in to after your own or FitChicago workout.
Days/Times: Mon, Wed, Fri / 8 – 8:15 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 60
Instructor: Sidra Newman
 
Aqua Zumba
Aqua Zumba® blends the Zumba® philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party you shouldn't miss! There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba® class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles.
Days/Times: Mon, Fri / 8 – 8:50 AM
Place: Ratner Center Myers-McLoraine Pool
Instructor: Maria Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel
 
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: Tues, Thurs / 4 – 4:50 PM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 30
Instructor: Melissa McCarron
 
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 Kickboxing
This fat-burning class combines intense shadow kickboxing moves with fast-paced conditioning and ends with ab work.
Days/Times: Mon, Wed, Fri / 7 – 8 AM
Days/Times: Sat / 8:15 – 9:15 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 60
Instructor: Sidra Newman
 
Fit Fusion
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, Fri / 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Instructor: Earnestine Davis
 
Group Resistance Training
A resistance training workout focused on upper body, lower body, and midsection. This class will improve strength, power, balance, and muscular endurance. Appropriate for all levels of fitness.
Days/Times: Tues, Thurs / 5 – 5:50 PM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 30
Instructor: Melissa McCarron
 
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: Tues, Thurs / Noon – 12:50 PM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 30
Instructor: Olivia Bioni / Marylee Bussard
 
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 Young
 
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.

 
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 / 8:30 – 9:20 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 60
Instructor: Maria Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel
 
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: Sidra Newman

Days/Times: Sun / 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
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: Cecelia Pompeii / Sidra Newman
 
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 / 5 – 5:50 PM
Place: Ratner Center Aux Gym
Instructor: Maria Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel

Days/Times: Tues, Thurs / 8:15 – 9:05 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 60
Instructor: Maria Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel

Days/Times: Sun / 10 – 10:50 AM
Place: Ratner Center Dance Studio
Capacity: 60
Instructor: Maria Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel