Try Acroyoga, Krav Maga, and TRX Free During the First Week of Spring Quarter

By: Chloe Barney on Mar 29, 2019 in ASI Recreational Sports


The Cal Poly Recreation Center offers a wide variety of specialized, fee-based fitness classes. Specialized classes provide the opportunity for participants to master a skill, try something new, or explore a new hobby.

The Recreation Center is offering eight specialized classes this spring that incorporate a progressive framework to build on skills learned throughout the quarter. A National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) personal-training prep course will also be offered for those interested in becoming certified personal trainers.

Classes are designed for all levels and abilities and require registration and a fee; however, classes are free to try during first week of every quarter!

Spring quarter classes include:

Acroyoga: Practice traditional yoga poses with a partner as you lift, stretch, and strengthen both your body and your personal connections with others. From the Greek akro “high” and Sanskrit yoga “union,” this class seeks to elevate and expand your mental and physical horizons.

Krav Maga: This simple, reality-based self-defense class emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques, and training scenarios to build confidence, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and core strength.

Capoerira: This is a martial art emphasizing fast kick, subtle takedown, flips, aerial attack and acrobatic movements. Evasive maneuvers create a continuous, improvised dialogue of attacks and escapes enhanced by musical instruments.

Muay Thai Kickboxing: This traditional form of Thai kickboxing teaches hand and foot techniques, striking, and defensive skills while providing an intense cardiovascular and abdominal workout. Muay Thai is both a physical and mental discipline, using martial arts movements to train effective fighters.

Shorin Ryu Karate: Develop power, speed, and self-confidence as you practice traditional self-defense, fighting, and stretching movements using real-life situations in a formal and disciplined environment.

TRX (total resistance exercise): In this TRX circuit-training system, you’ll leverage gravity and your own body-resistance with additional equipment, such as jump ropes and medicine balls, to experience a comprehensive full-body workout.

NSCA Personal Training Prep Course: This course will prepare participants for the personal-training exam. Participants are encouraged to purchase their own copy of the NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training. For more information and to register for the certification exam, visit the NSCA website. Non-students must register for the course in person at the Recreation Center Membership Services desk. For more information, email asifitness@calpoly.edu.

For class times and registration information, visit ASI Access

One student holds another student by his feet while she lays on her back in an Acroyoga class


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