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Fall 2019 Specialized Classes 

Tuesday, September 3rd - Friday, December 13th (unless otherwise noted).
(No classes November 2nd - 5th, November 27th - December 1st)


These classes are NOT part of the Group Fitness nor Functional Fitness Passes, nor the free trial.  You must be registered to attend.

Lap Swim                                                                                     MTWR  9:00 – 9:55am                        Uris Pool            $220        Latanya W
Lap Swim (will not meet Nov. 8, Nov. 22)                                    TRF 11 – 11:55am                               Uris Pool            $160        Latanya W
Lap Swim                                                                                     MW 11 – 11:55am                               Uris Pool            $108        Latanya W 
Adult Learn to Swim  (Oct. 9 – Nov. 13)                                      MW 11 – 11:55am                               Uris Pool            $175        Latanya W
RACQUET SPORTS - Half price on selected squash classes starting October 21st.
Beginning Squash                                                                       M 7:00 – 8:00pm                                  Squash Ct         $72         Jui V
Intermediate Squash                                                                   M 6:00 – 7:00pm                                  Squash Ct         $72  $36       Darya M

Advanced  Squash                                                                      T 7:00 – 8:00pm                                   Squash Ct         $72   $36      Darya M



Anti Gravity Yoga (Oct. 21 - Dec. 2. No Class Nov. 4)              M 7:15 - 8:00pm                                   FF Studio            $85         Brian Y
Anti Gravity Yoga  (Oct. 17 – Nov. 21)                                      R 4:15 - 5:00pm                                    FF Studio            $85         Jessica H
Postural Therapy (Oct. 30 – Nov. 20)                                      W 3:45 - 4:30pm                                   FF Studio            $55         Joey Z
Fencing*                                                                                  W 4:10 - 5:40pm                                    Fencing Room      $150      Julian M
*Students must supply their own fencing shoes, or indoor-only athletic shoes. No black soles.


Beginning Kayaking (Sep. 12 - Dec. 5)                                R 9:00 – 11:30pm                                     Uris Pool              $200         Andrew L


Scuba (Oct. 23 - Nov. 20)                                                     W 6:00 – 10:00pm                                   Uris Pool                $400*      Peter M
Scuba (Oct. 24 - Nov. 21)                                                    R 7:30 – 11:30pm                                     Uris Pool               $400*       Peter M
*The price of scuba includes equipment


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  • REGISTER ONLINE HERE. Fall 2019 registration opens August 14.
  • You may also register by visiting Physical Education 336, Dodge Fitness Center, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Current Dodge Fitness Center Membership or student access is required to register.

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Class Descriptions
Lap Swim: Swim for fitness.  Grouped in lanes based on swimming technique.  Must be able to swim several laps continuously.  An aquatics staff member will be available for training techniques or stroke analysis.
Adult Learn to Swim: Five week course to learn the basics for aquatic safety and fun. Perfect for any adult with no swimming experience.  An introduction to proper breathing and swimming techniques, floating and life safety skills.  Bathing suit and towel are required.
Beginning Squash: Learn rules, basic strokes, strategy, basic movement patterns and safety. Participants are paired by the instructor. Equipment (racquet, balls, eyewear) not provided.

Intermediate Squash: Develop consistency with a variety of basic shots and serves, depth and positioning. Participants should be able to return from behind the short line, and hit at least 10 Straight Drives and 5 Straight volleys in a rowEquipment (racquet, balls, eyewear) not provided.

Advanced Squash: Players will hone their ability to control their movement, sprints, hit with power and strength, and expand their stroke arsenal. Participants should already be able to execute the 2- and 3-person drills, and consistently keep the ball in play.  Equipment (racquet, balls, eyewear) not provided.
Anti-Gravity Yoga: A 45-min yoga based workout using silk hammocks to progress, modify, enhance, and break down yoga poses and flows. This class focuses on using the functional equipment to improve flexibility, strength, and overall practice of yoga. This class is open to any fitness level. 
Fencing: A class for the Epee to learn the stance, movement, methods of attack and defense. The tactics of combat are practiced and applied. Equipment provided. 
*Students must supply their own fencing shoes, or indoor-only athletic shoes.
Kayaking (Beginner): Students will learn the basics of whitewater kayaking and river safety in pool and classroom sessions. Equipment provided, but students must know how to swim.
Postural Therapy:  A therapeutic exercise approach that relies on the stretching and strengthening of specific postural muscles to help you fix the root cause of any pain you may have. You will address variables that are unique to your own posture and learn sequences of exercises and stretches which re-establish your body’s postural balance. You’ll not only feel immediate results but learn how to alleviate and prevent pain and increase performance in the long term. 
Scuba: Short course including classroom and pool training. Optional dive experiences offered for those seeking certification. Participants must be able to swim 200 yards and float for 10 minutes to register.  Scuba courses have a ZERO ABSENCE policy. Equipment and study materials are included. 

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Program Policies
  • You may also register by visiting Physical Education 336, Dodge Fitness Center, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Current Dodge Fitness Center Membership required to register. To confirm your membership status, please contact the Membership Office 212-854-2546.
  • Payment must be provided at the time of registration.
  • Classes are NOT PRO-RATED or sold individually, unless otherwise noted. We do not allow make-ups for missed classes.
  • Registration will continue throughout the semester, space permitting.
  • Payment is by credit card, exact cash or check payable to Columbia University. 
  • DFC members may register another DFC member for courses by presenting the other member's valid membership I.D.
  • Members may only attend a class if they have officially registered and paid for the entire session, with the exception of during free trial periods. Attendance may be taken at the start of each class.
  • Participants must bring their CU or DFC ID card to class in order to gain entrance to classes.
  • "Trying" a class for free or watching a class from inside the room is not permitted. If you'd like to try a class, you must first purchase the class, unless otherwise noted. 
  • You may not be admitted if the room has already reached capacity.
Late Policy:
  • All classes have a 10 minute late policy.
Refund/Transfer Policy: 
  • Refund Deadline: Monday, September 9th. Deadline for late start classes: within 7 days of start date. NO REFUNDS after this deadline or on half price initiatives.
  • Refund not issued due to cancellation of gym membership or graduation when the refund deadline has passed. 
  • There is a $10 fee for all refunds and drops.
Class Requirements:
  • Please come dressed appropriately. Most classes require athletic shoes or specialized clothing (i.e. swimsuit).
  • The instructor reserves the right to turn you away from class if you are not properly dressed to participate.
  • If you have questions about the proper attire, please contact the PHED office.
Policies and schedules are subject to change without notice.

Spring 2019 Evaluation. We appreciate your feedback!

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Contact Us
Columbia University, Morningside Campus
3030 Broadway Dodge Fitness Center
Physical Education Room 336
New York, NY 10027
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Phone:(212) 854-3439
Fax: (212) 854-7397 

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