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Updated 7/25/14

Workshops & Events

INSANITY® LAUNCH PARTY

Tuesday, September 9, 5:30pm-6:20pm, Feature Gym

Get a taste of INSANITY, our latest addition to the Group X schedule.  You won't need equipment or weights—just the desire to dig deep and push past your limits.  This event is open to the community and will take place in the Feature Gym. You do not need a Group X Pass or Rec Sports membership to participate.

ZUMBATHON® FOR THE UNITED WAY

Thursday, September 25, 5:30pm-6:20pm, Feature Gym

Grab your friends, sisters or the girl down the hall and head to the party! Get your fitness on, have fun and snag some free goodies. And just when you thought it couldn’t get much better, all the proceeds from this event will benefit the Purdue Campaign for the United Way! This event is open to community.  A Group X Pass or Rec Sports membership is not required to participate.

*This is a donation-funded class for charity. Donations will be collected by United Way representatives upon entry.

WERQ® TO HAMMER DOWN CANCER

Wednesday, October 8, 8:30-9:20pm, Feature Gym

WERQ® to Hammer Down Cancer in this fiercely fun dance fitness class featuring pop, rock and hip hop music taught by your very own Purdue Rec Sports - Group X instructors.  100% of proceeds from this event will benefit Purdue’s Hammer Down Cancer campaign, a partnership with Purdue University’s Center for Cancer Research, which is focused on discovering how cancers develop, progress and respond to treatment. This event is open to the community.  A Group X Pass or Rec Sports membership is not required to participate.

*This is a donation-funded class for charity.  Donations will be collected by the Center for Cancer Research upon entry.

Wellness Workshops

Wednesdays, 7-8pm, Wellness Conference Room

Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing; socks or bare feet are acceptable.  All required equipment will be provided.  No registration required.

September 24: MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

Mindfulness is the awareness that arises by paying attention on purpose, in the present moment. It is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental and emotional experiences, without judgment. Research suggests that mindfulness meditation may reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.

October 8: REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology focuses on the pressure points of your feet, hands and ears. This type of massage is believed to be beneficial for overall health and is generally used for relaxation and balance.

October 22: YOGA FOR A HEALTHY BACK

Build a healthy relationship with your spine! In this class, we will move through a series of postures designed to help you find and feel proper alignment in your low back, sacrum, hips, upper back, neck and shoulders. We will practice yoga breathing and meditation techniques intended to help you recognize and release tension. You will leave feeling refreshed and equipped with the tools to help you stand up to poor posture. Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing — socks or bare feet are acceptable. Yoga mats and other equipment will be provided.

November 5: MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

By using your own body weight and a cylindrical foam roller, you will perform a self-massage or myofascial release, break up trigger points, and soothe tight muscle fascia while increasing blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues. Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing – socks or bare feet are acceptable. Mats, Foam Rollers and other equipment will be provided.

November 19: RESTORATIVE YOGA

Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well. Restorative Yoga is a gentle, nurturing, therapeutic style of yoga using props for comfort, stability and balance to ease into various yoga poses. The poses, held comfortably for a prolonged period of time, help you unwind, relax and renew the mind and body.

December 10: A TASTE OF RELAXATION

Escape your daily routine, restore your mind and revitalize your body.  Sample various stress reduction techniques including meditation, progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery. Learn to control breathing and calm the mind through a gentle practice of yoga and deep stretching. Adequate floor space and proper attire is required.