By Emmanuel Valadez |Staff Writer|
The CSUSB Student Recreation and Fitness Center (Rec Center) offers free group fitness classes for all CSUSB students and SRFC Members.
This quarter there are a large variety of workout classes offered from Monday through Friday, starting Jan. 12, and ending March 27.
Some of these classes include Yoga, Zumba, even Mixed Martial Arts.
The very popular Boot Camp class is designed to be an intensive full body workout, where you can burn up to 550 calories.
The workout routine used in this class was developed by a Navy seal, and it has a great mix of cardiovascular conditioning and strength training.
The Boot Camp class is offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
I decided to participate in the Boot Camp class to get a better idea of what the Rec Center has to offer.
When I first walked in, I heard music from J. Cole’s album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which was very motivating and upbeat.
A lot of people wore appropriate workout clothes, such as shorts, sweatpants, even some extravagant apparel by Nike.
As soon as it turned 5:30, the class was introduced to the trainer.
The trainer started the class by having everyone jog around the room.
We then started with some simple exercises like jumping jacks and squats.
After each exercise, the next became more and more intense.
One of the more intense exercises was the bear crawls, where the body is dragged across the floor using only the hands.
Since there were about 30 people who attended Tuesday night’s class, everyone was split into three groups.
All three groups did different workouts and after one minute, each group switched exercises.
Many of the exercises that we did included movement of the entire body, which is great to strengthen the core.
There were plenty of ab arm workouts as well.
Needless to say, there was constant movement, with very little breaks; however, every five second break in between drills felt amazing.
The trainers were very helpful and they helped push everyone to their physical limits.
After the last workout, we ended the class with some stretching, and I left feeling a rush of endorphins.
Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Sophomore Nicole Ruiz said “This class was a lot harder than I expected. I’m definitely going to be sore in the morning.”
Senior Jess Arreola thought that the class was very fun and she said that, “The trainers are very motivating. I definitely want to come back!”
Everyone should definitely take advantage of these complimentary group exercise classes at the Rec Center.
They are offered all day Monday through Friday to fit everyone’s schedule.
It is a great way to get a free workout after school and meet new people.
If you want more information on these group classes, ask one of the faculty members of the Rec Center.
You can also find the information online at csusbrecsports.com.
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