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╩╗IMUA Fitness Classes

    ╩╗IMUA Fitness

    Campus Recreation Department provides numerous opportunities for patrons to meet their fitness goals. Qualified staff and resources are available for group and personal instruction in a wide variety of classes such as Zumba, Yoga, Boot Camp, Total Body Conditioning and Spin. Non-credit activities are also available to provide educational experiences for a wide variety of interests. The activities offered include Dance, Martial Arts, and Self-Defense. All Imua classes are free to members!

    Valerie Yamaki is our Fitness Coordinator for the Campus Recreation Department. (See bio)

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    Seminars and Workshops Information

    Fitness classes

    (Schedule is subject to change at anytime!)

    Class Descriptions:

    Boot Camp
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:00pm- 5:55pm
    This class is designed to give you a total body workout where you will be performing a variety of exercises that will work and sculpt your arms, legs, abs and buttocks. You will be sure to "feel the burn" while having fun too!
    Butts and Guts
    Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00pm- 6:55pm
    This class focuses on toning your abs and glutes while utilizing targeted movements such as lundges, squats, leg lifts, planks and much more! You will also work your hamstrings, quads and some upper body work as well.
    Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays at 6:00pm - 6:55pm
    Ideal for anyone looking into getting in shape and supplement their martial arts training. This class incorporates training skills in boxing and kickboxing. You will build your strength, speed, stamina, resistance, and balance from this class. There are also drill and boxing training so be sure to bring your MMA gloves, if you have a pair.
    Jujitsu (RISO)
    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:00pm to 8:55pm
    Danzan Ryu is one of the most comprehensive and perfected styles of martial arts in the United States. It includes all the elements of a superior self-defense system as well as a complete system of resuscitation and healing arts.
    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:45am -7:45am & Tuesdays and Thursdays (Jan. 29th) at 7:00p.m.-7:55p.m.
    This high-intensity class is sure to give you a great cardio workout while spinning on our easy to use world-class Kaiser spin bikes. It will help you to burn calories while toning your lower body using your quadriceps and outer thigh muscles. You will ride with the instructor through various hills, sprints, and drills. This is great for anyone who is looking at getting a really great cardio workout without having to learn and memorize tricky dance or aerobic moves.
    Sunrise Yoga
    Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:45am -7:45am
    Come and awaken your body and "refresh" your mind and soul with this early bird class. You will learn principles from both Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga which will help you to work on your breathing, posture, alignment, and flexibility. You will also learn a series of various yoga poses that may help to improve your circulation and bring a sense of calmness to your body.
    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:00pm - 7:55pm
    This class integrates various yoga teachings such as Hatha, Iyengar, and Ashtanga yoga. It will help you to strengthen your body while also being able to calm your mind, body and spirit through various breathing techniques.
    Yoga Sculpt
    Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm - 7:55pm
    This class focuses on improving one's strength and intensity. It also combines cardio and weights, making it a unique experience. Every class is designed to offer you something different and you will be sure to get a total body workout while improving your cardio workout too.
    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at noon-1:00pm
    Fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. You will love this exhilarating hour of caloric-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements combined with core strengthening exercises.

    Please note: All participants must sign the risk and release form located at the weight room desk, before attending any of the above Imua fitness classes. Cancelled classes will be posted outside of the studio.

    Classes are free with membership, so come and try a class!

    For questions, comments and concerns please contact:

    Valerie Yamaki; email:

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