Fitness

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Meramec | Off-Site

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Aquatics

ATTENTION Water Students

Due to circumstances related to inclement weather, building and/or equipment malfunctioning or maintenance, the pool facilities used by Continuing Education may have to be closed with little or no advance notice. In these cases, no refunds will be offered, nor will make-ups be available because of tight scheduling of swimming, water exercise and other physical education classes.

For additional information regarding the various college pools, please call:
Meramec Pool: 314-984-7399
• Forest Park Pool: 314-644-9717
• Florissant Valley Pool: 314-513-4275

Family Swim

Have fun as a family as you swim, dive or lounge in our pool. One parent/guardian per non-swimming child. One parent/guardian per three children if they can swim. All participants must register.
PEDU:720 | 12 sessions | $79 AGE 60+ | $79 REG

Lap Swim

Get a great workout before you start your day! Pool will be set up for students to swim laps during this time. Lockers are available; however, you must provide your own towel and lock for your valuables.
PEDU:721 | 22 sessions | $89 AGE 60+ | $89 REG
PEDU:721
| 33 sessions | $99 AGE 60+ | $99 REG

Open Lap Swim

Pool will be open for credit and non-credit students to swim laps during this time. Lockers are available; however, you must provide your own towel and lock for your valuables.
PEDU:721 | 60 sessions | $51 AGE 60+ | $95 REG

Swimming Skills: Beginning/Intermediate

Not the strongest swimmer? It’s time to change that! Acquire basic to intermediate swimming skills, and feel confident in the water and around water activities. Emphasis on the primary strokes, buoyancy techniques, breath control and acquiring endurance.
PEDU:722 | 8 sessions | $50 AGE 60+ | $65 REG

Gentle Aqua Dance

Splash and dance your way to fitness in this fun, easy to follow, low-impact, water-based workout! Gentle Aqua Dance integrates dance-fitness moves with water-based exercises, just at a slower pace.
PEDU:729 | 14 sessions | $54.50 AGE 60+ | $89 REG

Water Exercise

Get a total body workout! Tone, strengthen and achieve flexibility and circulatory endurance while exercising in the water. No more stiff and sore muscles! All skill levels are welcome as you will work at your own pace.
PEDU:729 | 12 sessions | $49.50 AGE 60+ | $79 REG
PEDU:729
| 15 sessions | $54.50 AGE 60+ | $89 REG
PEDU:729
| 16 sessions | $72.50 AGE 60+ | $95 REG

Water Aerobics

Experience a low impact shallow water workout with exercise movements and fun music where you can choose your own intensity level. Swimming ability is not required for this class.
PEDU:729 | 10 sessions | $50 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
PEDU:729
| 14 sessions | $72.50 AGE 60+ | $95 REG

Aquafusion

Use various resistance equipment like dumbbells and noodles in this high energy class to build cardio capacity and strengthen main muscle groups. Great exercise to increase your strength and endurance, leaving you feeling great and looking good!
PEDU:729 | 14 sessions | $54.50 AGE 60+ | $89 REG

Aquafusion/FABS

Enjoy the best of both worlds! Join this high energy combo class for tighter abs and better balance while building muscle. Incorporate various resistance equipment like dumbbells and noodles to build cardio capacity and increase your strength and endurance.
PEDU:729 | 14 sessions | $54.50 AGE 60+ | $89 REG

FABS: For Over Forty, Abs, Balance and Strength

Are you over forty? Do you want tighter abs to help with balance? Do you loathe the thought of pumping iron in a gym but would still like to build muscle and increase strength? Then this FABSulous class is for you! As we age, our bellies tend to get bigger, our balance becomes a bit off kilter and our muscles start to sag (especially the back of those arms). Using various water equipment, FABS class will tighten your tummy, improve your balance and build major muscle groups.
PEDU:729 | 14 sessions | $54.50 AGE 60+ | $89 REG

Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Introduction

Stand-up paddleboarding is a rapidly growing sport that is suitable for almost anyone! Have fun and soak up the benefits of a great exercise while learning how to SUP! Learn proper paddling instruction and get a brief introduction before hitting the water. Once on the water, receive continuous instruction as you practice and get comfortable on your board. Dress appropriately for outdoor water activity. Fee includes all equipment.
PEDU:770 | 2 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Aerobic and Strength Exercise

Dance Aerobics

Enjoy a fun, full body workout including cardio and toning set to contemporary music. Bring light weights (one to three pounds) and a mat. No dance experience required.
PEDU:750 | 12 sessions | $58 AGE 60+ | $75 REG

NEW! Fit Hop

This a full body cardio workout class is guaranteed to make you sweat. Learn basic hip hop moves integrated with workout moves to complete a mini dance by the end of each class.
PEDU:754 | 6 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Zumba Gold®

Come join in the fun and get fit with the upbeat tempo of Latin and international music! Zumba Gold® takes a lower intensity approach to Zumba® dance, making this class perfect for older active adults or individuals with limited physical ability. Exercises will include proper breathing and gentle stretching and are modified to help work on your posture, strength, and balance. Zumba Gold® is a trademark of Zumba Fitness, LLC. used under license (ADIVA Dance Center).
PEDU:747 | 8 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Soul Dance: A Combination of Cardio and Strength Training

Enjoy this fun, rocking fitness program that blends the movements of dance, martial arts and healing arts (such as yoga). Learn how to work out without pain and enjoy getting fit with movement set to soul-stirring music. Soul Dance is rooted in sensory awareness, joy, pleasure and love for your body. Join a Soul Dance class and free your spirit! All levels and abilities welcome. No shoes on mats.
PEDU:755 | 6 sessions | $42 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Cardio and Abs

Challenge yourself with this 60-minute calorie burner that will leave you invigorated and stronger! Get your heart pumping and fat burning with exercises focused on cardio and abs with a concentration on upper/lower abdominals, sides/obliques and back core strength. Core and posture are targeted throughout the class to let you leave standing taller and stronger.
PEDU:754 | 8 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Cardio Kickboxing

Begin class with a warm-up and stretching followed by an aerobic workout; including floor work and self-defense moves.
PEDU:744 | 10 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Kickboxing with Trampoline Fit

This total body high-intensity workout consists of cardio drills using gloves, hit pads and kick pads. Perform jabs, punches, hooks, upper cuts and kicks to burn fat and tone muscles. In the second half of class be ready to jump like a kid again, but this time, to lose inches, build strength and increase endurance. Personal 36” trampolines used to work lower body with low-impact bounce moves that are fun, exhilarating and aerobically effective. Upper body trampoline moves are worked with the safety bar.
PEDU:744 | 8 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

STRONG by Zumba®

Come join this group fitness class that will use High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) moves in sync with music to get your body working hard! This class incorporates basic fitness moves, martial arts, plyometrics and primal movement. STRONG by Zumba® is geared for all levels of fitness. Note: This is not a standard Zumba® dance class! STRONG by Zumba® is a trademark of Zumba Fitness, LLC. used under license (Flex Studio). Please bring water bottle and towel.
PEDU:747 | 10 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

HIIT After 40

This total-body, moderately-high intensity interval workout uses a variety of bodyweight/light weight exercises to tone and tighten for that fit, strong and healthy version of you! Designed to help overall health and toning and to inform/motivate in a fun supportive way. Please bring mat to class.
PEDU:747 | 8 sessions | $40 AGE 60+ | $65 REG

Fit and Fabulous Over 60

Functional fitness trains muscles for safer, more efficient every-day movement, which is increasingly important as we age. In this class, enjoy a variety of chair exercises; stretches for flexibility; balance work; and strength building with light weights, bands, pilate rings and balls. Work on balance with security of a chair or barre. Fun hour of socializing, singing, talking and laughing while working the mind and body all through fitness moves for all levels.
PEDU:754 | 8 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Senior Chair Exercise

Seated exercise can improve flexibility, strength and relaxation. Simply adding a little physical activity to your weekly routine can help you feel better, look better and enjoy life more. Chair exercise is a great way to improve flexibility and posture as well as reduce stress.
SENR:704 | 6 sessions | $23 AGE 60+ | $35 REG 

Senior Fitness

Come get fit and increase your stability and flexibility. The class involves standing and sitting in a chair while using light weights (one pound), small balls, and stretch bands to enhance fitness with music to add to the fun. Includes light stretching and relaxation. Wear sturdy athletic shoes and bring towel and water to class.
SENR:704 | 8 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Boot Camp

Boot Camp With Shark Fitness

Challenge yourself with resistance training, calisthenics, short runs, and drills designed to work every major muscle group in this 60-minute class. Learn the correct way to train in terms of form, tempo and exercise selection. Despite the group setting, this class will challenge you individually to give your best and expect optimal results. Bring a towel or mat and water. Weather permitting, class will be held outside; dress appropriately. Meet at the entrance to the PE building on O parking lot.
PEDU:755 | 9 sessions | $129 AGE 60+ | $129 REG
PEDU:755
| 11 sessions | $149 AGE 60+ | $149 REG
PEDU:755
| 12 sessions | $159 AGE 60+ | $159 REG
PEDU:755
| 15 sessions | $195 AGE 60+ | $195 REG

Barre, Yoga and Pilates

Barre Cardio and Tone

Join us for a series of ballet barre and floor exercises that focus on the thighs, core and booty. Core and posture are worked throughout the workout.
PEDU:754 | 8 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Dynamic Stretch

Increase the range of motion in your muscles and joints through specialized lengthening and stretching techniques designed to help release muscle tension, decrease stress and enhance coordination. Bring a towel and mat.
PEDU:755 | 12 sessions | $45 AGE 60+ | $75 REG

Yoga Basics

New to yoga or desire a slow, gentle pace? Learn standard yoga postures, flexibility and correct breathing techniques. Bring a towel and mat.
PEDU:761 | 10 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Yoga

Relax, calm your mind and experience vibrant healing energy. Learn to use breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques to bring a total sense of well-being and integration of mind and body. Bring a towel, mat, yoga belt and resistance band.
PEDU:761 | 10 sessions | $58.50 AGE 60+ | $95 REG
PEDU:761
| 13 sessions | $75 AGE 60+ | $95 REG

Yoga for Seniors

Open your mind to a new understanding of your body with this gentle, slow-paced combination of stretch and strength work. Breath work and meditation are great for calming and relieving stress. Bring a mat, towel and water.
SENR:704 | 8 sessions | $79 AGE 60+ | $79 REG

NEW! Chair Yoga

Yoga designed specifically for students who want or need a gentler class. Postures can be done in a chair, standing with using the chair for balance, or at the wall, making it a yoga class for all physical abilities.  Chair yoga is appropriate for those with chronic health issues, those with limited range of motion or those who have difficulty getting up and down from the floor.  No yoga experience necessary.
PEDU:761 | 7 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Gentle Yoga

Enjoy a gentle combination of yoga exercises to help improve flexibility and core balance. Great for stress relief and relaxation. Individual yoga practice will be encouraged. Bring a mat, towel and water.
PEDU:761 | 5 sessions | $32.50 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
PEDU:761
| 8 sessions | $79 AGE 60+ | $79 REG
PEDU:761
| 11 sessions | $47.50 AGE 60+ | $75 REG

NEW! Gentle Yoga with Sound Healing

Enjoy gentle movement that can include floor work, standing postures, balance postures and some longer held restorative poses. Relax in a supported and restorative position while the instructor plays crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, chimes and HAPI® drums. The various sound patterns allow for deep relaxation and often help with stress, anxiety and sleep issues. Some yoga experience recommended. HAPI is a registered trademark of Rhythm Earth Corp.
PEDU:761 | 7 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

NEW! Slow Flow Vinyasa with Sound Healing

Enjoy building strength and increasing flexibility through a slow and steady flow of yoga poses. The focus is on smoothly linking breath with movement and building stamina through mindfully holding postures for several breaths.  Relax in a supported and restorative position while the instructor plays crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, chimes and HAPI® drums. The various sound patterns allow for deep relaxation and often help with stress, anxiety and sleep issues. Some yoga experience recommended. HAPI is a registered trademark of Rhythm Earth Corp.
PEDU:761 | 7 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Yoga: Continuing

Continue to build your yoga skills while learning to relax, calm your mind and experience vibrant healing energy. Learn to use breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques to bring a total sense of well-being and integration of mind and body. Bring a towel and mat. Prerequisite: Prior yoga experience.
PEDU:761 | 10 sessions | $58.50 AGE 60+ | $95 REG
PEDU:761
| 10 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Iyengar Yoga: Beginning and Continuing

Well known for its highly developed teaching methodology and rigorous teacher training program, Iyengar yoga’s complete integration of postures and yoga philosophy brings physical health and vigor, mental clarity, emotional serenity and poise. Postures are taught by certified teachers in a safe, orderly progression with emphasis on body alignment, intelligent actions in each posture, observation and correction of the students. Lowest level of Iyengar yoga certification takes 7-10 years. Taught by one of the few Iyengar certified teachers in the St. Louis area. Bring a yoga mat.
PEDU:761 | 7 sessions | $41.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

BUTI Yoga®

Are you ready to be empowered and get a great workout? The BUTI style fuses yoga and tribal-inspired dance with hip spiraling and plyometrics into an exciting, high-intensity workout that transforms your body from the inside out. Bring a towel and water; mats provided. BUTI Yoga® is a trademark of Buti Fitness, Inc.
PEDU:761 | 10 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

NEW! Deep Stretch and Restorative Yoga

Focus on unwinding chronic tension and pain through gentle movement and work with therapy balls and foam rollers. We all carry chronic tension in various areas of our bodies, and we all have habitual ways we sit, walk and carry ourselves. Poor postural habits and chronic tension can lead to discomfort, pain and anxiety. Learn simple techniques for daily use to help with stress and increase a sense of calmness. No yoga experience is necessary; however, many techniques used in this class are done on the floor. Must be able to get on and off the floor. 
PEDU:761 | 7 sessions | $65 AGE 60+ | $65 REG

Yogalates

Enjoy the benefits of yoga, pilates and core strengthening as you exercise and stretch with a challenging and relaxing workout! Bring water, towel and yoga mat.
PEDU:756 | 6 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
PEDU:756
| 8 sessions | $89 AGE 60+ | $89 REG

Pilates

Strengthen, lengthen and tone muscle while increasing your flexibility. Learn how to execute pilates movements while focusing on breathing, allowing your mind and body to unite. Bring a towel and mat.
PEDU:756 | 13 sessions | $49.50 AGE 60+ | $89 REG

NEW! Pilates with Props

You will explore every fitness prop possible to create good posture, increase core strength, flexibility and agility. Every muscle will be stretched by the end of class.
PEDU:756 | 8 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Fitness Flex for Women

Achieve your fitness goals through low-impact movement using a variety of music and hand weights, concluding with stretching for posture and flexibility. All levels of experience welcome; floor mat and 1-2 lb weights recommended.
PEDU:755 | 12 sessions | $45 AGE 60+ | $75 REG

Stretch and Strength

This class focuses on developing and increasing the flexibility and strength required to execute various dance moves. In addition, areas of flexibility training, core stability and muscular strength are covered in the class and beneficial for the non dancer as well. Using restorative and de-stressing elements, this class incorporates intense and deep stretches using every part of the body and will include exercises that strengthen core with breathing and meditation techniques.
PEDU:755 | 6 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

NEW! Yin + Meditation

Yin yoga aims to restore the deeper connective tissues and ligaments in the joints.  You will hold long, passive, and often restorative postures, allowing the fascial tissue in joints build and maintain strength, mobility, and stability. This class is perfect for those looking for a quiet respite from the everyday bustle.
PEDU:761 | 7 sessions | $34.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Keep Your Bones Strong

Practice and learn how to enhance your bone strength from an internationally certified yoga therapist. Gain insight into the science of bone and pertinent research, and receive a personal anatomical assessment. You will discover how to foster balance and tensile strength while enhancing muscle stability and joint alignment with targeted movement. Must not have osteoporosis. Must be able to get up and down from the floor. Bring a yoga mat, towel, blanket and water.
PEDU:761 | 5 sessions | $29.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Ta’i Chi

Lotus T’ai Chi Qigong

Do you have limited mobility or weak knees and legs? No problem! You can still benefit from learning Qigong and T’ai Chi movements while you are sitting. This form of exercise can help reduce muscle stiffness, improve breathing, calm stress and increase your mobility. All levels of ability welcome.
PEDU:766 | 8 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Chen T’ai Chi for Beginners

Strengthen your body through slow, smooth movements; increase energy with mindful breathing; and improve balance through the constant shift of body weight. T’ai Chi is a traditional form of martial arts that helps boost self-healing power, stimulates the brain and promotes coordination. All levels of ability can harvest the health benefits of T’ai Chi.
PEDU:766 | 8 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

T’ai Chi Chih: Beginning

T’ai Chi Chih is a moving meditation consisting of 19 movements and one pose. Its purpose is to circulate and balance one’s chi or vital force life energy. Health benefits include better balance, blood pressure control and reduction in symptoms associated with stress, shingles and arthritis. No shoes are allowed inside the yoga studio.
PEDU:766 | 10 sessions | $44.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
PEDU:767
| 10 sessions | $44.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

T’ai Chi Chih: Beginning/Continuing

T’ai Chi Chih is a moving meditation consisting of 19 movements and one pose. Its purpose is to circulate and balance one’s chi or vital force life energy. Health benefits include better balance, blood pressure control and reduction in symptoms associated with stress, shingles and arthritis.
PEDU:766 | 10 sessions | $39.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

T'ai Chi Chih: Continuing

Ready to enhance your T’ai Chi Chih practice? Complete a practice of all 19 movements and the final pose each week, explore key principles of the form and refine individual movements. Prerequisite: T’ai Chi Chih: Beginning. No shoes are allowed inside the yoga studio.
PEDU:766 | 5 sessions | $34.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
PEDU:767
| 10 sessions | $44.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Introduction to T’ai Chi for Health

Experience a moving meditation of safe, low-impact exercise while improving strength, balance and flexibility in this introduction to T’ai Chi. This class introduces basic T’ai Chi principles and practices like focused breathing, coordinated mindful movement and focused weight shifting. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and flat soled shoes.
PEDU:766 | 8 sessions | $36 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

T’ai Chi for Health: Intermediate

For those who have completed Introduction to T’ai Chi for Health and are currently practicing T’ai Chi principles and open to progressing in their practice, this class builds on the beginners class with more integrated whole body movements. T’ai Chi remains a safe low-impact exercise for improving strength, balance, flexibility, mental acuity and mindfulness. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and flat soled shoes.
PEDU:766 | 8 sessions | $36 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Self Defense

NEW! Self Defense

Establish a lifestyle that promotes fitness and well-being while learning how to defend yourself. It is never too late to learn how your life can be improved through practice of the ancient martial arts tradition. Utilizes kickboxing techniques with kicks and punches.
PEDU:743 | 10 sessions | $95 AGE 60+ | $95 REG

Practical Self-Defense for Women I

Maximize your own power and gain confidence in your ability to defend against personal attacks with easy to learn, highly effective techniques. A great intro for novices and refresher for students with previous training. This course is led by a female instructor with over 25 years experience in martial arts. Class covers situational awareness, stand up defense (striking and kicking), defense against grab attacks and grappling techniques to escape from ground attacks. Hands-on basic physical fitness required to practice techniques with partners. Minors must be accompanied by parent/guardian. Registration and signed waiver required for each participant. All gear is provided. No shoes on mats. Athletic wear required.
PEDU:743 | 1 session | $15 or $25 AGE 60+ | $25 REG

Pro-Active Personal Security and Self-Defense Against Weapons II

Easy-to-learn concepts make this a great seminar for novice students who are interested in practical application of self-defense without countless, complicated techniques. Be proactive and prepare yourself to face stronger, more skilled, armed and unarmed opponents through a unique combination of demonstrations and hands-on tactics. Covers hand-to-hand attacks and defense against weapons (guns, clubs, knives). Minors must be accompanied with parent/guardian. All gear provided. No shoes on mats. Athletic wear required.
PEDU:743 | 1 session | $15 AGE 60+ | $25 REG

Krav Maga

Are you prepared to defend yourself in an attack? Krav Maga, the preferred system for U.S. military units and law enforcement agencies, is an exciting, aggressive and fast-paced class designed to prepare both the body and mind for violent attacks. Utilizing stress drills designed to mimic real life situations, new students and repeat beginners will practice self-defense and hand-to-hand combat techniques to quickly and effectively finish a fight or attack situation. Class is hands-on and fully interactive. No shoes on mats; athletic wear required.
PEDU:743 | 10 sessions | $95 AGE 60+ | $95 REG

Krav Maga: Women Only

Are you prepared to defend yourself in an attack? Krav Maga, the preferred system for U.S. military units and law enforcement agencies, is an exciting, aggressive and fast-paced class designed to prepare both the body and mind for violent attacks. Utilizing stress drills designed to mimic real life situations, new students and repeat beginners will practice self-defense and hand-to-hand combat techniques to quickly and effectively finish a fight or attack situation. Class is hands-on and fully interactive. No shoes on mats; athletic wear required.
PEDU:743 | 10 sessions | $95 AGE 60+ | $95 REG

Nikita: Covert Self-Defense for Women

Arm yourself with the skills necessary to handle any violent or confrontational situation with this highly individualized and practical training. Learn hand-to-hand self-defense, situational awareness, armed/unarmed tactical training, child protection, improvised weapons, weapon recognition/concealment, vehicle and home defense, defense against multiple attackers, and psychological manipulation of attackers.
PEDU:743 | 10 sessions | $95 AGE 60+ | $95 REG

Systema: Russian Self-Defense

Learn the innovative and versatile self-defense tactics of Systema, the Russian martial art. Systema tactics are quick, realistic and effective against any type of opponent under any circumstance. Systema is based on instinctive reactions, individual strengths and characteristics specifically designed for fast learning. In Systema, the synergy of three components creates a true warrior—combat skill, strong spirit and healthy body. Class will push your body and test your spirit.
PEDU:743 | 10 sessions | $95 AGE 60+ | $95 REG

  

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