Dancers, Little 5 participants and yoga enthusiasts are going to be happy with the latest changes to this year’s spring fitness class schedule. Full body pump and beginner hip hop dance are just two of many fitness classes that have been added to the schedule this semester.
Lauren Wigton, a senior and fitness instructor of two years, said the new additions are part of an attempt to allow as many student as possible to attend fitness classes, since they fill up so quickly.
"Evening classes are very popular and regularly tend to be full,” Wigton said. "To participate in fitness classes it is encouraged to sign up beforehand online on the DePauw athletics website."
DePauw’s extensive list of workout classes provides a safe haven for athletes and workout fanatics to pursue an active lifestyle in a group setting. Classes range from yoga to abs and sculpt to weightlifting to zumba. Yoga and indoor cycling continue to be the most popular classes.
Junior Hayden Debruler has been attending yoga for three years now.
“It is definitely nice to come and relax and get a break from academics,” she said.
Marla Hilton, a trained yoga instructor, has been teaching yoga at DePauw for over three years. She welcomes all participants regardless of age or ability. Hilton teaches a multilevel yoga class on Mondays and hot yoga on Fridays.
Classes are free and offered Monday through Friday with morning, lunch and evening classes available. Power yoga takes place on Sundays from 7-8 p.m. at the Reflection Center. A typical class runs anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. Fitness classes are open to students, faculty, staff and Greencastle residents. If you are a certified instructor and would like to bring a new fitness class to DePauw, contact Mimi Mahon for more information.
The spring fitness schedule is available at: http://depauwtigers.com/im_rec/fitness/fitnessclassesschedule.