• Group Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training
  • Functional Training
  • Olympic Lifting
  • Group Fitness Classes
    SUMMER GROUP FITNESS CLASSES BEGIN MAY 15, 2017

    Group fitness classes are free for students and Campus Center members. Currently, no registration required., but future registration options coming soon. Drop in on a first-come, first-served basis.  Class will remain open until maximum capacity is met or the class starts.

    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Yoga - Studio 2 Yoga - Studio 2 Yoga - Studio 2 Yoga - Studio 2 Yoga - Studio 2
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.     Cycle & Tone - Studio 1    
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Zumba - Studio 2 Yoga - Studio 2    Zumba - Studio 2   
    6:35 - 6:55 p.m. Ultimate Abs - Studio 2 Ultimate Abs - Studio 2   Ultimate Abs - Studio 2  
    7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Yoga - Studio 2 Zumba - Studio 2 Zumba - Studio 2 Yoga - Studio 2  

    Register for classes HERE

    Classes: (Towel and water bottles are highly recommended)

     
    Cycle & Tone: An indoor cycling class that incorporates both a cardio and upper body strength workout. The instructor will utilize half of the class to take you through a high-intensity cycle class and use the remainder of the class time to do a hybrid group fitness class. 

    Ultimate Abs: This is a 20-minute class of hardcore abdominal work. It focuses on toning and defining the abs and strengthening the back to improve posture and core strength. 

    Yoga: This class will establish a mind-body connection through different yoga poses aimed at relaxing your mind while increasing strength, flexibility and stamina. 

    Zumba: This class utilizes a fusion of Latin, International music and dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, workout that is easy and fun to do. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

  • Personal Training

    Personal training includes:

    • The first consultation and assessment for free
    • A nationally certified personal trainer
    Number of Sessions Students Faculty/Staff
    1 $20.00 $25.00
    3 $60.00 $75.00
    5 $95.00 $120.00
    10 $180.00 $230.00
    15 $255.00 $330.00

    Sign up at the Administration Desk in the Campus Center

  • Functional Training
    Summer Hours of Operation

    •  Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    •  Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

    Located on the third floor of the Campus Center

    Functional Training Area 

  • Olympic Lifting

     University Recreation (UREC) is pleased to announce the addition of an Olympic weightlifting platform as part of its 2016-2017 fitness center renovation. The Olympic platform is a highly-regulated space where West Georgia students, faculty, and staff may perform Olympic lifts after demonstrating proper safety comprehension of each lift. Individuals must be approved by UREC prior to performing Olympic lifts.

    Olympic platform regulations:

    • Olympic lifting on the platform is restricted to patrons who are approved by University Recreation staff.
    • Patrons must visibly display the designated Olympic lifting tag when performing Olympic lifts. Tags are non-transferable and must be checked out individually at the fitness desk.
    • Only one person is allowed on the platform at a time.
    • No spotting should be performed outside of the rack.
    • Bumper plates must be used at all times.
    • Weightlifting specific footwear is encouraged.
    • Patrons are expected to clean up after themselves.

    To begin approval process, sign up here or see a staff member at the admin desk to register for testing out. Arrive to the platform at least 5 minutes prior to your test out time. Each appointment will last approximately 15 minutes. Individuals wishing to perform Olympic lifts will be required to demonstrate each of the following lifts during the appointment.

    Lifters must demonstrate all lifts to the satisfactory level listed in the checklists below to be considered approved to Olympic lift.

    Clean & Jerk lift:

     video credit: weighttraining.com

     Clean

    1. Hands are between hip and shoulder-width apart
    2. Shoulders are directly over bar
    3. Head is up
    4. Spine is neutral
    5. Bar stays close to body
    6. Arms are extended during first pull
    7. Heels come off the floor during second pull
    8. Maintain control through the catch
    9. Maintain neutral spine through entire lift
    10. Elbows are high, humerus' are parallel in the rack position
    11. Knees and hips are fully extended before the bar is dropped

    Jerk

    1. Bar rests on shoulders in the rack position
    2. Elbows are pointing forward, humerus' are parallel to the ground
    3. Spine is neutral, head is up
    4. Dip and dive are evident and forceful
    5. Head comes through arms after the drive
    6. Arms are fully extended overhead
    7. Feet return parallel to each other if the split is performed
    8. Bar remains fixed overhead
    9. A controlled release happens from the overhead position to directly in front of the lifter

    Snatch:

    video credit: weighttraining.com

    1. Hands are wider than shoulder-width
    2. Shoulders are over bar
    3. Head is up
    4. Spine in neutral
    5. Bar stays close to the body
    6. Arms remain extended during the first pull
    7. Heels come off the ground during the second pull
    8. Hips extend through the second pull
    9. Head comes through the arms after the catch
    10. Knees, hips, and elbows are fully extended
    11. Bar remains fixed overhead
    12. A controlled release happens from the overhead position to directly in front of the lifter

    Overhead Squat:

    1. Bar remains rixed overhead
    2. Head comes through arms
    3. Spine is neutral - lumbar curve; shoulder blades retracted
    4. Knees remain in line with toes
    5. Heels remain on the floor
    6. Both femurs are parallel to the floor

    For more information on technique and form, contact Drew Powell at 678-839-5382 or wpowell@westga.edu