Campus Recreation Center to host fitness classes

Lauren Dielman

The Campus Recreation Center will host a number of group fitness classes throughout the week.

In order to take classes, one has to purchase a fitness pass at $64 a semester or $103 for the entire year.

Classes offered include belly dancing, body combat, cycling, pilates, salsa, total body conditioning, yoga and zumba.

Body combat, ballet and yoga are the most popular classes, said Eric Appiah, assisstant director of Fitness and Wellness Recreation Services. People with beginner, intermediate and advanced skills are welcome in all classes.

“[We] teach instructors to have alternatives to advanced [levels],” Appiah said. “It is a progression type of class; we have all different levels, but you can still take the class and have fun.”

Senior English major Crystal Sturgeon said she enjoys her belly dancing class Monday nights.

“I love it,” Sturgeon said. “It’s my first time back since I hurt my knee and I have missed it.”

Simone Slad, senior hospitality administrations major, said she would recommend her belly dancing class to others.

“I like it,” Slad said. “It’s fun and a good workout.”

The Rec offers classes throughout the academic year. The center will also host free group fitness classes Oct. 17 to 21.