Exercise Classes

 Mind, Body, and Spirit are all positively impacted by exercise.


 Physical movement can help you control your weight, improve brain functioning as you age, manage depression and anxiety, increase energy levels, maintain balance and flexibility, slow or prevent chronic diseases.

 TIPS FOR EXERCISING

  1. Schedule your workout time and make it non-negotiable.
  2. Decide when you like exercising and when you are most likely to go. 
  3. Set yourself up to succeed. Have your gym bag ready, clothes inside, water bottle filled etc.
  4. Make working out something you look forward to.  Have great music on your iPod. 
  5. Wear gym outfits that you LOVE, are excited to wear and make you feel good when you're exercising.  Your body is what you will  live in for years and years - enjoy it, love it, celebrate it :
  6. Get an exercise buddy.  Research shows that we are more likely to exercise with a friend - it keeps us accountable, is more fun and builds friendships.
  7. Set little goals and rewards (non food) for going to the gym (or exercising) 5 times per week...(or whatever your goal is).
  8. Don't let more than 2 days go by without exercising.

* If you are a man and over age 40 or a woman and over age 50, or have a chronic health problem, talk to us before starting a vigorous physical activity program.  

During the year Wellness offers a variety of faculty/staff movement classes.  You may visit the Student Campus Rec site for information about their programming too.

Exercise Classes and Instructors          *See calendar for date/time/location

Liz Bailey
Lifting with Liz Instructor

Lifting with Liz

Tuesday-5:30-6:30pm Holt Chapel

Friday -12:30-1:15pm Campus Rec Studio 6

 

 No special equipment or clothing is required for this class and you begin with weights you are comfortable using. You can stay for 35 mins or an hour to get the full body workout that is right for you.  Exercises learned in class are easy to do, and can even be done at home with minimal equipment. If done regularly with weights that are challenging for you, these exercises can increase your strength, bone density, and muscle mass. Close supervision in class insures that any risks from using weights are minimized and the program is right for you!.

 

 

PWU (Personal Well You)
A Trainer will work with you to establish your own personalized training plan.

  • Purchase a 6 session individual package for $120.00 OR a 6 session tag team package for $180.00 and once all sessions are complete you’ll receive half back from Elon Wellness
  • Receive a One Month Post Session Assessment for FREE!
  • Available for Faculty and Staff only
  • All personal trainers are certified through a National Governing Body (ACE, AAFAA, ACSM etc.).

 

 

Gentle Yoga

Monday 12:30-1:15pm Campus Rec Studio 6

Gentle yoga and stretching focuses on proper alignment and safe execution of the postures.  Classes are light-hearted and welcoming, and the goal is for you to feel stronger, more relaxed, and more alive when you leave class than you did when you arrived.
Each person's yoga practice if very personal. The goal of yoga is not to be able to put your foot behind your head or to balance your entire body on one hand. Yoga is about releasing goals and releasing preconceived ideas of what your body can and cannot do. We breath, we move, we listen to our bodies, we work to be more calm, more centered, more energized. Every person does not have the same abilities, but every person does have the same fundamental needs to move, breath, and increase (or maintain) mobility.

   
   
   
   

*If you only want to participate in the Faculty/Staff sponsored Wellness classes, then you will need to visit the Wellness Office for a Wellness class sticker. It will be placed on your Phoenix Card that indicates you attend the free classes. There will be no charge for your participation.

*If you want full access to all Group Exercise classes offered by Campus Recreation, including the Campus Recreation faculty/staff classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the fee is $20.00 and must be paid to Campus Recreation.