Fitness

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Meramec | Wildwood | South County Education & University Center | Off-Site

Move your body and activate your health. We offer a variety of fitness courses... something for everyone!

Register and pay online now for fitness classes

Call 314-984-7777 to register for fall classes by phone, or click the button above to register and pay online.

Click on the heading below to view our available courses:

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: 314-984-7172
  • Forest Park Pool: 314-644-9717
  • Florissant Valley Pool: 314-513-4275

Family Swim

You and your family can have fun as you swim, dive, or lounge in our pool. One parent/guardian per non-swimming child. One parent/guardian per 3 children if they can swim. All participants MUST register.
PEDU:720 | $25 | Age 60+: $16
F05 | Su 5-6:50 p.m. | Sept. 9-Dec. 2 | FV - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Nov.  25.

We have more! We also offer Beginning Youth Swimming classes! Be sure to check out Youth Classes.

Lap Swim

Come and 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 | $69 | Age 60+: $38
F03 | TuTh 7-7:50 a.m. | Sept. 11-Nov. 27 | FV - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Nov. 22.
33 sessions | $96 | Age 60+: $51
F02 | MWF 7-7:50 a.m. | Sept. 10-Nov. 30 | FV - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Oct. 31, Nov. 21 and Nov. 23.

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 | $95 | Age 60+: $51
F01 | MTuWTh 8-8:50 a.m. | Aug. 20-Nov. 29 | MC - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Sept. 3, Nov. 22.

Swimming Skills: Beginning/Intermediate

Not the strongest swimmer? It's time to change that! Acquire basic through 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 | $59 | Age 60+: $33
F02 | Sa 11-11:50 a.m .| Jeanne Hudgens | Sept. 8-Oct. 27 | FV - PE, Pool
12 sessions | $79 | Age 60+: $43
F01 | Sa 9-9:50 a.m. | Daniel Vogt | Sept. 8-Dec. 1 | FV - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Nov. 24.

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
6 sessions | $30 | Age 60+: $18.50
F25 | F 9-9:50 a.m. | Daniel Vogt | Oct. 26-Dec. 7 | FV - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Nov. 23.
F26 | F 10-10:50 a.m. | Daniel Vogt | Oct. 26-Dec. 7 | FV - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Nov. 23.
12 sessions | $79 | Age 60+: $43
F20 | Sa 10-10:50 a.m. | Daniel Vogt | Sept. 8-Dec. 1 | FV - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Nov. 24.
F10 | TuTh 9-9:50 a.m. | Gary Ketcherside | Oct. 23-Dec. 4 | MC - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Nov. 22.
15 sessions | $89 | Age 60+: $48
F09 | TuTh 9-9:50 a.m. | Gary Ketcherside | Aug. 21-Oct. 9 | MC - PE, Pool
16 sessions | $95 | Age 60+: $51
F21 | MWF 8-8:50 a.m. | Daniel Vogt | Sept. 10-Oct. 15 | FV - PE, Pool
F22 | WF 9-9:50 a.m. | Daniel Vogt | Sept. 10-Nov. 14 | FV - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9. Due to lifeguard availability, this course will meet on WF rather than MWF. Course ending date has been adjusted accordingly. 
F23 | WF 10-10:50 a.m. | Daniel Vogt | Sept. 10-Nov. 14 | FV - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9. Due to lifeguard availability, this course will meet on WF rather than MWF. Course ending date has been adjusted accordingly.
F24 | MWF 8-8:50 a.m. | Daniel Vogt | Oct. 22-Dec. 3 | FV - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Oct. 31, Nov. 21, Nov. 23.

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
12 sessions | $79 | Age 60+: $43
F11 | Th 6-6:50 p.m. | Neil Skid | Sept. 6-Nov. 29 | FV - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Nov. 22.
14 sessions | $89 | Age 60+: $48
F03 | MW 9-9:50 a.m. | Neil Skid | Aug. 20-Oct. 8 | MC - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Sept. 3.
F04 | MW 9-9:50 a.m. | Neil Skid | Oct. 15-Dec. 5 | MC - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Oct. 31, Nov. 21.

NEW! Water Aerobics

This course is designed to promote cardiovascular fitness, improve muscle strength, muscle endurance, and flexibility. A variety of water exercises are introduced to meet the needs of the student. Non-swimmers can participate in this course. 
PEDU:729 | $109.50 | Age 60+: $109.50 
F50 | TuTh 9-10:35 a.m. | Oct. 16-Dec. 13 | FV - PE, Pool
NOTE: This course has been newly added and was not published in the fall catalog.

Aqua Zumba

Splash and dance your way to fitness in this fun, low-impact, water-based workout! Aqua Zumba integrates the Latin-inspired, dance-fitness moves of the traditional Zumba class with water-based exercises.
PEDU:729 | $79 | Age 60+: $43
F18 | MW 6-6:50 p.m. | Neil Skid | Sept. 5-Oct. 17 | FV - PE, Pool
NOTE: Class extended due to missed class on Sept. 5. Instructor changed to Neil Skid.
F19 | MW 6-6:50 p.m. | Neil Skid | Oct. 22-Dec. 5 | FV - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Oct. 31, Nov. 21. Instructor changed to Neil Skid.

Aquafusion

Use various resistance equipment (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 | $89 | Age 60+: $48
F05 | MW 6-6:50 p.m. | Terri Williams | Aug. 20-Oct. 8 | MC - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Sept. 3.
F27 | Tu 10-10:50 a.m. | Terri Williams | Aug. 21-Nov. 27 | MC - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Oct. 16. Class extended to Nov. 27.
F28 | Th 11-11:50 a.m. | Terri Williams | Aug. 23-Nov. 29 | MC - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Nov. 22.
F30 | F 1-1:50 p.m. | Terri Williams | Aug. 24-Nov. 30 | MC - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Nov. 23.
F07 | MW 6-6:50 p.m. | Terri Williams | Oct. 15-Dec. 5 | MC - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Oct. 31, Nov. 21.

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 you hit the water. Once on the water, you will receive continuous instruction as you practice and get comfortable on your board. Dress appropriately for outdoor water activity. Fee includes all equipment.
PEDU:770 | $59 | Age 60+: $59
F01 | Sa 10-11:55 a.m. | Aug. 18-25 | Simpson Lake

Stand Up Paddleboarding: Yoga

Leave the yoga mat behind and enjoy a challenging, core-strengthening exercise on the water! Learn to use breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques as you balance mind and body on a paddleboard. All levels welcome; must know how to swim. Dress appropriately for outdoor water activity. Fee includes all equipment.
PEDU:770 | $39 | Age 60+: $39
F02 | Sa Noon-12:50 p.m. | Aug. 18-25 | Simpson Lake

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 | $89 | Age 60+: $48
F06 | MW 7-7:50 p.m. | Terri Williams | Aug. 20-Oct. 8 | MC - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Sept. 3.
F32 | Tu 11-11:50 a.m. | Terri Williams | Aug. 21-Nov. 20 | MC - PE, Pool
F29 | Th 10-10:50 a.m. | Terri Williams | Aug. 23-Nov. 29 | MC - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Nov. 22.  Course time moved to 10 a.m. (originally published in catalog as noon-12:50 p.m.).
F31 | F 2-2:50 p.m. | Terri Williams | Aug. 24-Nov. 30 | MC - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Nov. 23.
F08 | MW 7-7:50 p.m. | Terri Williams | Oct. 15-Dec. 5 | MC - PE, Pool
NOTE: No class Oct. 31, Nov. 21.

Aerobic Exercise

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, so it's 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.
PEDU:747 | $59 | Age 60+: $59
F01 | W 11-11:50 a.m. | Sept. 5-Oct. 24 | Adiva Dance Ctr

Dance Aerobics

Enjoy a fun, full body workout including cardio and toning set to contemporary music. Bring light weights (1-3lbs) and a mat. No dance experience required.
PEDU:754 | $75 | Age 60+: $58
F01 | W 6-6:50 p.m. | Susan Pellegrino | Aug. 29-Dec 05 | St. Paul's UCC
NOTE: Class has been moved back one week from dates printed in the catalog. No class Oct. 17, Oct. 31, Nov. 21.

We have more! Our dance courses are another fun way to exercise... and we offer a broad selection for all fitness levels! See Dance.

Cardio Kickboxing

A great workout with an experienced instructor from the Martial Arts Center! Begin class with a warm-up and stretching followed by an aerobic workout; including floor work and self-defense moves.
PEDU:744 | $69 | Age 60+: $69
F01 | M 7-8 p.m. | Timothy Toeniskoetter | Sept. 17-Nov. 19 | Sperreng, Cafeteria
F02 | W 7-8 p.m. | Timothy Toeniskoetter | Sept. 19-Nov. 28 | Martial Arts Ctr, Mehlville
NOTE: No class Oct. 31.

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 | $75 | Age 60+: $45
F15 | M 7-7:55 p.m. | Marsha Fey | Sept. 10-Nov. 26 | Sperreng, Small Gym
F07 | Tu 7-7:55 p.m. | Marsha Fey | Sept. 4-Dec. 4 | Sperreng, Small Gym
NOTE: No class Oct. 23, Nov. 6.
F16 | W 7-7:55 p.m. | Marsha Fey | Sept. 5-Nov. 28 | Sperreng, Small Gym
NOTE: No class Oct. 31.

Nia: 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. Nia is rooted in sensory awareness, joy, pleasure and love for your body. Join a Nia class and free your spirit! All levels and abilities welcome. No shoes on mats.
PEDU:755 | $59 | Age 60+: $42
F01 | Sa 8:30-9:20 a.m. | Karol McNutt | Sept. 8-Oct. 13 | MC - PE, 105
F02 | Sa 8:30-9:20 a.m. | Karol McNutt | Oct. 20-Dec. 1 | MC - PE, 105
NOTE: No class Nov. 24.

Boot Camp

Boot Camp with Shark Fitness

Challenge yourself! Classes consist of resistance training, calisthenics, short runs, and drills designed to work every major muscle group in the 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. Must be able to jog 300 yards without rest. 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
8 sessions | $129 | Age 60+: $129
F17 | MWF 5:45-6:45 a.m. | Dec. 5-Dec. 21 | MC - PE
10 sessions | $139 | Age 60+: $139
F09 | TuTh 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Aug. 14-Sept. 13 | MC - PE
F08 | TuTh 5:45-6:45 a.m. | Aug. 14-Sept. 13 | MC - PE
F13 | TuTh 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Nov. 15-Dec. 20 | MC - PE
NOTE: No class Nov. 22.
F12 | TuTh 5:45-6:45 a.m. | Nov. 15-Dec. 20 | MC - PE
NOTE: No class Nov. 22.
15 sessions | $195 | Age 60+: $195
F04 | MWF 5:45-6:45 a.m. | Aug. 13-Sept. 17 | MC - PE
NOTE: No class Sept. 3.
F05 | MWF 5:45-6:45 a.m. | Sept. 24-Oct. 26 | MC - PE
F10 | TuTh 5:45-6:45 a.m. | Sept. 25-Nov. 13 | MC - PE
F11 | TuTh 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Sept. 25-Nov. 13 | MC - PE
F14 | MW 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Oct. 22-Dec. 17 | MC - PE
NOTE: No class Oct. 31.
F06 | MWF 5:45-6:45 a.m. | Oct. 29-Dec. 3 | MC - PE
NOTE: No class Nov. 23.

Yoga and Pilates

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 | $75 | Age 60+: $45
F03 | Tu 8:10-8:55 a.m. | Gary Ketcherside | Sept. 4-Nov. 27 | MC - PE, 201
NOTE: Updated end date (originally Nov. 20) with no class Oct. 16. Course moved from Gym to 201.

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 | $69 | Age 60+: $49
F16 | M 12:15-1:15 p.m. | Kelly Kauffmann | Sept. 17-Nov. 26 | Affton White-Rodgers, Gym
NOTE: No class Sept. 24. Course extended one week to end Nov. 26.

Gentle Yoga

Enjoy a gentle combination of yoga exercises, helping to 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
4 sessions | $39 | Age 60+: $29.50
F22 | M 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Nicole Thompson | Aug. 20-Sept. 17 | Queeny Rec Complex
NOTE: No class Sept. 3.
F23 | W 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Nicole Thompson | Aug. 22-Sept. 12 | Queeny Rec Complex
8 sessions | $79 | Age 60+: $79
F15Th 7-8 p.m. | Aug. 23-Oct. 11 | Masterpeace Studios
NOTE: This class has been moved from Wednesday to Thursday evenings.
F14Th 7-8 p.m. | Oct. 18-Dec. 13 | Masterpeace Studios
NOTE: This class has been moved from Wednesday to Thursday evenings.
9 sessions | $65 | Age 60+: $50
F09 | M 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Nicole Thompson | Oct. 1-Dec. 3 | Queeny Rec Complex
NOTE: No class Nov. 26.
F08 | W 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Nicole Thompson | Oct. 3-Dec. 12 | Queeny Rec Complex
NOTE: No class Oct. 17, Nov. 28.

Yoga for Seniors

Open your mind to a new understanding of your body. 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 | $79 | Age 60+: $79
F02 | Th 10-11 a.m. | Aug. 23-Oct. 11 | Masterpeace Studios
F03 | Th 10-11 a.m. | Oct. 18-Dec. 13 | Masterpeace Studios
NOTE: No class Nov. 22.

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 an towel, mat, yoga belt and resistance band.
PEDU:761
10 sessions | $69 | Age 60+: $44.50
F10 | M 6:30-7:25 p.m. | Rena Potsos | Sept. 17-Nov. 19 | Sperreng, Fitness Rm 54
13 sessions | $89 | Age 60+: $65
F06 | M 6-7 p.m. | Sharon Danyluck | Sept. 17-Dec. 17 | Sunset Hills Comm Ctr
NOTE: No class Oct. 8. Class extended one week to end Dec. 17.
F07 | M 7:15-8:15 p.m. | Sharon Danyluck | Sept. 17-Dec. 17 | Sunset Hills Comm Ctr
NOTE: No class Oct. 8. Class extended one week to end Dec. 17.
15 sessions | $95 | Age 60+: $58.50
F11 | Tu 1-2:30 p.m. | Christine Hayes | Sept. 4-Nov. 6 | Big Bend Yoga Ctr

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. Prerequisite: Prior yoga experience. Equipment and mats available for use or you may bring your own.
PEDU:761
1-hr. sessions | $69 | Age 60+: $49
F17 | M 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Kelly Kauffmann | Sept. 17-Nov. 26 | Affton White-Rodgers, Gym
NOTE: No class Sept. 24. Course extended one week to end Nov. 26.
1.5-hr. sessions | $95 | Age 60+: $58.50
F02 | Th 9-10:30 a.m. | Karen Martinez | Sept. 6-Nov. 8 | Big Bend Yoga Ctr

Iyengar Yoga

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
Beginning | $69 | Age 60+: $41.50
F18 | W 7:45-9 p.m. | Robert Gadon | Aug. 22-Oct. 3 | WW, 102B
F13 | Th 6:30-7:45 p.m. | Robert Gadon | Aug. 23-Oct. 4 | FP - PE, 25 (East Rm)
F20 | W 7:45-9 p.m. | Robert Gadon | Oct. 17-Dec. 5 | WW, 102B/220
NOTE: No class Nov. 21. On Oct. 17 and Dec. 5, class will be held in WW, 220. On all other dates, the course will be held in WW 102B as originally scheduled.
F12 | Th 6:30-7:45 p.m. | Robert Gadon | Oct. 18-Dec. 6 | FP - SC, 25
NOTE: No class Nov. 22.
Continuing | $69 | Age 60+: $41.50
F19 | W 6:15-7:30 p.m. | Robert Gadon | Aug. 22-Oct. 10 | WW, 102B
NOTE: No class Sept. 19.
F21 | W 6:15-7:30 p.m. | Robert Gadon | Oct. 17-Dec. 5 | WW, 102B/220 
NOTE: No class Nov. 21. On Oct. 17 and Dec. 5, class will be held in WW, 220. On all other dates, the course will be held in WW 102B as originally scheduled.

BUTI Yoga

Are you ready to be empowered and get a great workout? The BUTI style fuses yoga, tribal-inspired dance with hip spiraling and plyometrics into an exciting, high-intensity workout that transforms your body from the inside out. Bring a mat, towel and water.
PEDU:761 | $69 | Age 60+: $40.50
F01 | Th 6:30-7:25 p.m. | Alexandra Culberson | Sept. 13-Nov. 15 | MC - PE, 105
F03 | Tu 5:30-6:15 p.m. | Holly Wilson | Sept. 18-Nov. 20 | Flex Fitness

Yogalates

Get the benefits of yoga, pilates and core strengthening as you exercise and stretch. A challenging and relaxing workout in just one class! Bring water, towel and yoga mat.
PEDU:756 | $59 | Age 60+: $59
F03 | Th 5:30-7 p.m. | Denise Motta | Aug. 9-Oct. 18 | Affton White-Rodgers, A
NOTE: No class Aug. 16, Aug. 30, Sept. 20.
F04 | Th 5:30-7 p.m. | Denise Motta | Oct. 25-Dec. 13 | Affton White-Rodgers, A
NOTE: No class Nov. 22.

Pilates

Strengthen, lengthen and tone muscle as well as increase your flexibility. You'll learn how to execute the movements while focusing on breathing, allowing the mind and body to unite. Bring a towel and mat.
PEDU:756 | $89 | Age 60+: $51
F01 | M 6:15-7:10 p.m. | Katherine McMeans | Aug. 27-Nov. 26 | MC - PE, 105
NOTE: No class Sept. 3.
F02 | W 6:15-7:10 p.m. | Katherine McMeans | Aug. 29-Dec. 5 | MC - PE, 105
NOTE: No class Oct. 31, Nov. 21.

T'ai Chi

T'ai Chi for Beginners

Strengthen your body through slow, smooth movements; increase energy through 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 ages and levels of ability can harvest the health benefits of T'ai Chi.
PEDU:766 | $59 | Age 60+: $59
F04 | W 11-11:50 a.m. | Alex Chen | Sept. 19-Nov. 14 | FV - PE, 233
NOTE: No class Oct. 31.
F05 | W 1-1:50 p.m. | Alex Chen | Sept. 19-Nov. 14 | MC - PE, 201
NOTE: No class Oct. 31.
F03 | Th 6-6:50 p.m. | Alex Chen | Sept. 20-Nov. 8 | MC - PE, 201

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.
PEDU:766 | $69 | Age 60+: $44.50
F02 | Tu 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Jeanette Miller | Aug. 21-Oct. 23 | Solar Yoga Ctr
F01 | Th 4:30-5:25 p.m. | Jeanette Miller | Sept. 13-Nov. 15 | FV - PE, 233

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 class or equivalent experience.
PEDU:767
5 sessions | $39 | Age 60+: $28.50
F02 | Tu 1:15-2:15 p.m. | Jeanette Miller | Nov. 13-Dec. 11 | Solar Yoga Ctr
10 sessions | $69 | Age 60+: $44.50
F01 | Tu 1:15-2:15 p.m. | Jeanette Miller | Aug. 21-Oct. 23 | Solar Yoga Ctr

T'ai Chi for Health

Enjoy the many benefits of this low impact, gentle exercise that integrates breath and movement, mind and body. Learn the essential principles of T'ai Chi and improve your strength, balance and flexibility. Class is guided by safe practices and "listening" to one's own body.
PEDU:766 | $59 | Age 60+: $36
F06 | M 5-5:55 p.m. | Dennis Winschel | Aug. 20-Oct. 15 | STLCC-SC, 125
NOTE: No class Sept. 3.
F07 | Tu 10-10:55 a.m. | Dennis Winschel | Aug. 21-Oct. 9 | STLCC-SC, 125

Self Defense

Register and pay online now for self defense classes

Practical Self-Defense for Women: Intro I

Maximize your own power and gain confidence in your ability to defend against personal attacks. Easy to learn and highly effective techniques. Great intro for novices and refresher for students with previous training. Female instructor with over 25 years in martial arts. Class will cover situational awareness, standup defense (striking and kicking), defense against grab attacks, grappling techniques to escape from ground attacks! Hands-on basic physical fitness required to practice techniques with partners. Ages 13 and up; minors 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 | $25 | Age 60+: $25
F07 | F 6-9 p.m. | Gina Breadon | Sept. 14 | CODA Martial Arts
F04 | F 6-9 p.m. | Gina Breadon | Nov. 2 | CODA Martial Arts

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

Easy-to-learn concepts make this a great seminar for novice students that are interested in practical application of self-defense without countless, complicated techniques. Be pro-active 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). Ages 13 and up. Minors accompanied with parent/guardian. All gear provided. No shoes on mats. Athletic wear required.
PEDU:743 | $25 | Age 60+: $16
F05 | F 6-9 p.m. | Gina Breadon | Oct. 19 | MC - PE, 105
F06 | Sa 9 a.m.-noon | Gina Breadon | Dec. 8 | MC - PE, 105

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 | $95 | Age 60+: $95
F01 | M 6-7 p.m. | Sept. 10-Nov. 12 | Xtreme Krav Maga
F03 | Sa 10-11 a.m. | Sept. 29-Dec. 8 | Xtreme Krav Maga
NOTE: No class Nov. 24.
Women Only | $95 | Age 60+: $95
F02 | Tu 6-7 p.m. | Sept. 11-Nov. 13 | Xtreme Krav Maga

Class 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 | $95 | Age 60+: $95
F08 | Th 5:45-6:45 p.m. | Oct. 4-Dec. 20 | Systema St. Louis
NOTE: No class Nov. 22. Due to unanticipated class cancellation on Oct. 11, course has been extended to end on Dec. 20.

Systema: Russian Self-Defense

Learn the innovative and versatile self-defense tactics of Systema, the Russian Martial Art. Systema tactics are time practical, realistic and effective against any type of opponent under any circumstance. 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 | $95 | Age 60+: $95
F09 | Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Oct. 2-Dec. 4 | Systema St. Louis

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