By Jocelyn Claudette Colbert |Staff Writer|
Many Yotes know about the Student Recreation and Fitness Center on campus, but few know about the fabulous classes being offered there. There are so many awesome Group X exercise classes, I had to check out a few.
From Hip Hop to Zumba, Butts and Gutts and even Jiu Jitsu, there’s something for everybody this fall. Two new classes have been added to the fall line up: The Cycle Fit and Yogilates classes. I stopped by the two classes to see what they’re all about.
Looking through the window of the Cycle Fit class, I can see everyone sweating and powering through the session. As the class ended I had a chance to chat with instructor Matt Haney to get the scoop on his class.
“Cycle Fit is a 45 minute high intensity cardio class where one can improve their cardiovascular health as well as many other benefits. I love the upbeat music that keeps you going so everyone can ‘bike to the beat’,” said Haney.
Haney is very passionate about his class and has been spinning and cycling recreationally for the past two years.
Teaching the class is something Haney said he has always wanted to do. “When my boss told me we were getting the bikes, I jumped at the opportunity to teach the class.”
Shanieka Perrier, attendee of the Cycle Fit class said, “I love that I’m sweating a lot. When I sweat I know that I’m losing weight. Being in this class motivates me to get into shape.”
The Rec Sports Center has recently acquired 14 brand new spin bikes guaranteed to make you sweat!
Next up was the Yogilates class. Yogilates, what is that? It’s a combination of Yoga and Pilates aimed at focusing on bettering one’s alignment and core, while increasing strength, stability and flexibility. Instructor Beth Gass is a Yoga enthusiast who has been actively practicing Yoga for 10 years.
“In addition to helping people, I love seeing people progress. Getting to know my students and being apart of something bigger than myself is really important to me,” said Gass.
The fall Group X class schedule is available on the CSUSB website. Classes started Sep. 24 and a new schedule will appear Nov. 30. They are free for all students and SRFC members.
Hanging around the SRFC for the day was such a positive experience. All staff members were friendly and helpful in guiding me around the place.
The instructors are there for their students to place them on the path to a healthier lifestyle. Improve your spiritual and physical wellness today by taking a class or two at the SRFC, where everyone is welcome.