Fitness

 


Students enrolling in courses taught at UM's Fitness and Recreation Center must present a Griz Card validating that the Campus Recreation Fee has been paid for that semester.

NOTE: For all HHP ACTivity Classes: 

  1. There are additional Montana Board of Regents approved fees with courses that are noted with that course.  Please visit the detailed course information within Cyberbear for more information.  
  2. Grading Policy strictly enforced- classes missed prior to and after late registration count towards total absences allowed.
  3. Auditing of HHP ACTivity Classes is not allowed
  4. For more information on Student Tuition and Fees, please visit:  http://www.umt.edu/business-services/Students/Tuition%20and%20Fees/default.php .

 

5/10 K Race Training

This class is for the recreational runner looking to race a 5k and/or 10k race. We will focus on a mixture of training techniques including light jogging and interval type workouts. This class will also include supplemental exercises such as core strengthening, plyometrics, speed and strength exercises, and stretching. Runners are encouraged to run or walk at an easy pace outside of class to increase aerobic capacity. 

Beginning Conditioning and Fitness
For those who have little experience in physical fitness but want to begin. Designed for the non-exerciser, leotards not required. Instruction on the benefits of different types of exercise and a light workout to demonstrate. Topics include aerobic exercises, stretching, body toning, weight training, and recreational activity. Development of a personal fitness program and the strategies for motivation to continue. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Appropriate dress.

Strength & Flexibility
Students do a mixture of yoga, circuit workouts, Pilates, body weight as well as weighted exercises. Students might also do breathing exercises, some gentle movement and some mediation or quiet time each class, with a focus on conscious breathing and connecting breath to movement. Some instructors may start out with a basic fitness test, progress through the semester, and then test again at the end so that students can see how they improved. A variety of equipment will be used. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Appropriate Dress, mats provided.

Stretch & Relax
This class is 50 minutes of stretches to increase flexibility, relax, and tone your body. Set to music, you will feel more limber, taller, and ready to face the next assignment. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Appropriate dress, mats provided.

Jump Rope Fitness and Skill
Jump Rope Fitness is an indoor, intensive cardiovascular class which will strengthen the body while simultaneously working to improve your balance and stamina.  Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Appropriate Dress.

Beginning Tai Qi
This class is an introductory on emphasis on basic stance, breathing, and relaxation techniques through the practice of the first section of the long form Yang Style Tai Qi Chuan. Its methodic movements offer excellent isometric exercise with meditation. Potential benefits are stress-relief, increased stamina, balance, focus, and self-confidence in physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Loose fitting comfortable clothing, light-weight sport shoes or barefoot.

Physical Fitness
Full body conditioning for the sports enthusiast. Workouts may include running, circuit training, strength training, sport specific exercises, and more. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Appropriate dress.

Pilates
A pilates-based mat class combining core alignment, posture, and flexibility exercises to build strength and to improve flexibility, agility, body awareness and posture. Please bring a mat and towel. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Appropriate Dress, mats provided

Martial Arts and Self Defense Conditioning

An intensive conditioning class for serious athletes and serious amateur athletes, designed around a Taekwondo sport training curriculum. No prior martial arts experience necessary. Course meets first half of semester, 4 hours/week. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Appropriate dress.

Beginning and Intermediate Weight Training - Women
Women only. Instruction/review of weight training principles, safety considerations, etiquette, exercise selection, and techniques. Free weights and machines will be used. Emphasis on personalizing weight training programs for women. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Appropriate dress.

Beginning and Intermediate Weight Training
Instruction/review of weight training principles, safety considerations, etiquette, exercise selection, and techniques using free weights and machines. Emphasis on developing a personal weight training program. Advanced classes develop programs based on advanced principles of body building, power lifting, and endurance training. Nutritional considerations of chosen program will be evaluated.  Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Appropriate dress.

Beginning Yoga
A beginning yoga class focusing on postures, breath and meditation. Classic yoga poses and work with the breath to form the foundation for meditation. Principles of seated meditation are introduced and practiced. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Equipment Needs: Mats are provided, loose clothes, bare feet.

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