Specialized Classes

In compliance with the University's health precautions concerning COVID-19, the Dodge Fitness Center is now CLOSED. 

Please stay tuned for future programming...

Class Offerings

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.

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.

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. Price includes equipment. Scuba has a ZERO absence policy. 

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.

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. 

Fencing: A class for the Sabre 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.

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 row. Equipment (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.

You may register online at any time, or in person Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm in the Physical Education Office (room 336 of the Dodge Fitness Center)

Please review our policy page prior to purchasing.

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