Fitness

  • PDP FT 112: Basic Weight Training Principles
    A course in the principles and methods of strength training using machine and free-weight exercises. Improve muscle strength, tone, endurance and body composition with sensible safe weight training.
  • PDP FT 114: Fitness Fundamentals
    A course in fitness training principles and methods that will enable you to design your own fitness routine. The five components of fitness, cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility will be reviewed in depth.
  • PDP FT 115: Basic Conditioning
    Exercise form and function will be reviewed in depth to allow participants to develop balanced total body fitness programs. Weekly workouts will include a warm-up, strength training, flexibility and cardiovascular components.
  • PDP FT 125: Principles of High Intensity Interval Training
    This class is a mix of interval training, weightlifting, gymnastics and mobility exercises to increase participants overall fitness capacity. You will learn the principles and benefits of HIIT training.
  • PDP FT 130: Boxing
    Learn boxing basics starting with stance and hand placement and proceeding to the jab, the straight right, hooks, and uppercuts. Learn how to slip, duck, and parry a jab; practice counter-punches and footwork. Get a great aerobic workout and walk away with improved self-confidence.
  • PDP FT 131: Boot Camp
    A comprehensive course in real deal fitness. Work on cardio-respiratory muscular strength and endurance and flexibility. This is a tried and true workout consisting of running drills, abdominal work, upper body strength, and endurance exercises and walking with weight. Basic self-defense skills from boxing, wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu and American Combat Karate will also be covered. Get a solid base of physical and mental training to get in superior condition that will help in all sports and outdoor activities. This will be a high level class working with all ability levels.
  • PDP FT 132: Kickboxing
    This combination of American and traditional Thai kickboxing is a full-body, high-intensity workout that challenges muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility. Traditional Muay Thai uses fists, elbows, knees, and feet as tools of self-defense. Focus pads and kicking shields are used to teach correct punching and kicking techniques.
  • PDP FT 140: Marathon Training
    This course will provide the knowledge and physical foundation needed for students to prepare for completion of a 5K, 10K, marathon or marathon. Content will cover topics such as nutrition guidelines for distance running, injury prevention, creating and evaluating a training plan, maintaining and monitoring a training log, and planning of group runs. Information on obtaining an official entry into the Boston Marathon through fundraising efforts will be provided. The course will meet once a week.
  • PDP FT 212: Advanced Weight Lifting
    The objective of this class is to educate and assist in creating an individual resistance training program. Class combines learn-by-doing workshops with classroom presentations on strength training principles, periodization, mental strategies, injury prevention, and assistance exercises. The advanced class incorporates basic exercise techniques learned from the basic weight training class.
  • PDP FT 230: Boxing Technique
    This class focuses on refining a student's current Boxing skills while utilizing a more technique-based conditioning component. The class will include offensive and defensive drills and will improve upon the 14 punches taught in Boxing (PDP GS 122). Students will have the ability to work on bag skills with heavy bags and manikins on occasion.
  • PDP FT 304: Fitness Instructor Certification Prep Class
    This class is designed to help you prepare to take the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA) Group Exercise Examination. You will learn how to create innovative fitness classes to inspire and motivate people in a group based fitness class. The course includes practical and theoretical seminars in anatomy and physiology, body alignment, sports nutrition, and exercise physiology. Workshops on warming-up, resistance training methods, athletic conditioning drills, Bosu and stability ball training, and flexibility techniques will be presented throughout the semester. It is required that to successfully pass the AFFA Group Fitness Examination you must purchase the AFAA Principles of Group Fitness Instruction 2nd Edition by the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM). The textbook fee is $100 which must be paid on the FitRec website by the first class. There may be an opportunity for individuals who successfully complete this course and pass the AFFA Group Exercise Certification to teach FitRec PDP fitness classes or FitPass classes. 2 cr. Either sem.
  • PDP FT 306: Personal Trainer Certification Prep
    This class is designed to prepare you to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT) Certified Personal Trainer Examination. You will learn how to design safe and effective exercise programs and provide the guidance to help clients achieve their personal health and fitness goals. The course includes practical and theoretical seminars in basic anatomy and exercise physiology, fitness evaluation, exercise program design, nutrition, teaching methods, and safety issues. It is required that to successfully pass the NSCA Personal Trainer exam you must purchase the Essentials of Personal Training 2nd Edition by NSCA - National Strength & Conditioning Association, Roger W. Earle (Editor). The textbook fee is $100 which must be paid on the FitRec website by the first class. Individuals who successfully complete this course and pass the NSCA Personal Training Certification may be given an opportunity to personal train FitRec members or teach PDP fitness classes. 2 cr. Either sem.