As a student/staff member of GPRC, or someone from the community, you get access to a large variety of challenging and engaging fitness classes!! So take a load off from your work, your studies, grab a friend and rock your body into shape with Campus Wellness.
Whatever your goals may be, experience many benefits with Campus Wellness Fitness Classes:
Participate in the physical activity of your choice
Enjoy a friendly and welcoming environment
Get in touch with fellow GPRC staff, students & people from the community
Enhance the overall mental, physical and emotional well-being
Increase your self-confidence, self-esteem and reduce stress levels
Increase your energy levels
Feel better knowing you're maintaining an organized active lifestyle
BellyFit LIVE - Friday, February 10th
7pm - 8:30pm located in the M121 Fitness Studio
An exciting twist on the BellyFit class! Have a great time exercising to live music provided by a talented DJ. So let's celebrate the new year together with some awesome DJ Sunshynemixing beats! Instructor Michelle Renee will be bringing over an hour of Bellyfit moves to bring on January with some shimmy, shaking and smiles :) Two events are happening this winter so sign up today!!
Register at the GPRC Fitness Centre desk or over the phone 780-539-2436
Wake Up and the feel the power that is within you! Join this morning Yoga class and let the first thing you do be focusing your body and mind and preparing it for the rest of your day. Gentle flowing stretches will give you the balance you need in this class.
REFIT DANCE FITNESS:
Good times, good tunes and good FUN! Refit Dance Fitness is an upbeat dance fitness class with simple, repetitive, fitness focused dance moves in a hip hop style. No previous experience required.
CLICK HERE for a glimpse of a typical REFIT Dance Class
Sculpting your body with high repetition muscle conditioning, you’ll be sure to receive a positive and challenging workout that will build and tone your muscles. Activate your muscles, relieve stress and Chisel your way to a healthier you!
Flow yoga is a dynamic practice that links fluid movement with every breath. You will learn to focus your mind and calm your body through this moving meditation of sun salutations and poses such as warrior and tree. Strength and flexibility will be key elements of each class and you will leave feeling peaceful and refreshed. All levels are welcome!
SPIN TO THE BEAT:
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
Ride to the beat of the music as your instructor will take you on an amazing bike ride like you've never experienced, and did you know that you can burn up to 800 calories in one spin! Each class will include digs, pace rides, fast hammers, hills and of course recoveries. Spin classes are for all fitness levels, no experience necessary.
Gentle stretching and relaxation will help rest and heal your mind, body, and spirit. Modifications, adjustments, and massage will be offered throughout the class. You will learn to focus your mind and calm your body through these flowing meditative yoga classes. Strength and flexibility will be key elements of each session and you will leave feeling peaceful and refreshed.
CYCLE 40 SPIN:
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
This class features approximately 40 minutes of cycling for your cardio system followed by 20 minutes of core exercises and stretching. You’re sure to leave feeling stretched and accomplished.
This is a non-impact full body workout that simultaneously lengthens and strengthens every muscle in the body, resulting in greater joint mobility and lean, strong muscles. With roots in Tai Chi and Physiotherapy, Essentrics™ will help improve your posture, flexibility, and strength and leave you feeling completely rebalanced! So if you are a beginner new to fitness or an athlete looking to improve your performance and agility, this class is for you. The focus of the class is the simultaneously strengthening while lengthening. Come and experience the Essentrics difference!
MORNING STRENGTH BOOTCAMP:
A fun, fast-paced fitness class featuring a variety of exercises and equipment used to give you a phenomenal workout first thing in the morning. All fitness levels are welcome, as this is class is easily modified or intensified, it’s up to you. All components of fitness are met in this class, cardio, strength, core/balance, flexibility, fun and of course safety.
Tabata will give you an efficient, effective, energizing total body workout. Each exercise is repeated for eight intervals with 20 seconds of intense work followed by 10 seconds of rest. Class will focus on strength, core, cardio, power and agility. This class is easily adaptable for all fitness levels.
CLICK HERE for a glimpse of a typical TABATA Class
BELLIES, BUTTS & BICEPS:
Exercises guaranteed to fire up and tone all of your favorite body parts. This muscle conditioning class targets your core, bum and arm muscles leaving you feeling confident and toned.
YOGA STRESS RELEASE WITH MASSAGE:
Relax and Detox with gentle yoga poses, introduction to meditation, and healing massage with the focus being on reducing stress. Great for experienced yogis or new comers looking to begin a practice; everyone is welcome.
Bellyfit is a holistic fitness experience that blends powerful movements and exercises with the spirit of it's participants.The first portion of the class you'' burn mega calories, relieve stress and have tons of fun executing the fundamentals of belly dance. During the second, enjoy plenty of work on your core and mindful stretching. You're guranteed to feel strong and heathy by taking this class. www.bellyfit.com
This class focuses on muscle conditioning for a leaner, stronger body. It includes a variety of class designs incorporating strength, core and flexibility. This is a multi-level class, welcoming those new to exercise, with options for those seeking a more intense workout.
A fun, fast-paced fitness class featuring a variety of exercises and equipment used to give you a phenomenal workout. All fitness levels are welcome, as this class is easily modified or intensified, it’s up to you. All components of fitness are met in this class, cardio, strength, core/balance, flexibility, fun and of course safety. Don't forget you water bottle!
Price for Registration to the class can be found by clicking on the specific fitness class you wish to attend. Utilize the Fitness Calendar above to view said information. **Download the REC*IT Fitness App to obtain the info even faster!**
GPRC students have the option of registering and paying a subsidized rate for the classes or pay a regular drop in Fee. Drop ins are on a first come, first served basis and require a Punch Pass or PROOF OF PURCHASE. If students wish to commit to an entire class over several weeks, they are encouraged to register for that class and pay the subsidized rate.
**PUNCH PASS INFORMATION FOR STAFF/COMMUNITY/STUDENTS
Punch Passes Options
GPRC Staff & General Public Rates (Cost includes GST)
(Cost includes GST)
1 Drop In Pass
5 Punch Pass
10 Punch Pass
15 Punch Pass
Punch Passes can be used for any of the Campus Wellness Fitness Classes as a drop in format. No refunds will be issued for unused punches by the appointed expiry date. You must have your punch pass with you for every class in order to participate. Please show your punch pass to the instructor so that it can be initialed before each class.
Punch Passes for WINTER Fitness Classes expire May 5, 2017
All classes are held in the M121 Fitness Studio, unless otherwise stated, and are open to all GPRC Students, Staff & Community Members
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Fitness Instructors Biography
I have always been passionate about being fit and then I discovered I was even more passionate about teaching and helping others get fit. I have been teaching fitness for over 25 years and it's still my very favorite job. Many people have asked, “What motivates me to keep teaching?” My motivation comes from all the beautiful, wonderful people that attend my classes. I become very attached to my people. I love to see them see results. My goal for every person who attends my classes is that they feel successful at the end of each one. Come have fun and get fit.
I've always enjoyed attending fitness classes, and about 6 years ago I decided to become an instructor! Certified by the AFLCA, my specialty is the Sculpt class format. I've enjoyed instructing classes with the Be Fit for Life Centre at Grande Prairie Regional College ever since! I like to make fitness FUN but also encourage my students to challenge themselves to the best of their ability. We have a lot of fun, come check out a class today!
As someone who has suffered from scoliosis, chronic pain, and anxiety my whole life; yoga for me has been a journey to healing. I started practicing yoga after exhausting every other avenue to live a pain free life. Being told numerous times I would never be healed drove my desire to stay consistent with my yoga practice. Five years later I am mentally and physically stronger than I have ever been. After completing my yoga training I believe the journey continues by helping to empower and motivate others on their own journey.
As a fitness instructor and CSEP-Certified Personal Trainer for over 5 years, I am excited to share a completely new original workout that simultaneously lengthens and strengthens every muscle in the body. Whether you are a novice or a conditioned athlete, come out for some fun, a challenge, and experience the Essentrics™ difference. “My passion lies in helping people and to enable them to discover the wonders of positive lifestyle changes with physical activity and celebrating in their success.”
Michelle Renee is a community Occupational Therapist and certified Bellyfit instructor. Her dance training started in 2011 and she has not looked back as she realized how important it was to incorporate women's health through movement. Michelle Renee's classes are not only about fitness but more important is to learn how to love your body while you sweat, shimmy, and shake!
I engage in yoga because I grow, I teach yoga because I grow with others. This growth is into a physically leaner, faster, and healthier body. It is growing into an awakened state, a relaxed awareness of my present being, yoga is a tool I use that anchors me to a point of view that is not attached to my surrounding environment. It is accessible to everyone who takes on a practice of their own.
I’ve been a yoga instructor for several years and within each one of my classes, I want to encourage people to be the best version of themselves possible. There is no doubt that physical activity is great for your body, and one of the main factors that I believe yoga brings to the table is challenging your mind. Growth is inevitable, I teach 'yoga' because I want to help others learn to be aware of who they are growing into and becoming.
My background in kinesiology, education and love of being active, especially in the outdoors,made becoming a fitness instructor a natural next step for me. What I love about fitness is that it gives people tools to take into the rest of their lives by building resilience and helping redefine what we believe we are capable of. When people come to my class, my goal is that they leave with a smile on their face feeling more confident and ready to take on the challenges life throws at them.
My name is Jennifer Buller and I love to dance!! It’s even better when it’s mixed with fitness and getting stronger! Dancing has been a part of my life for over 20 years with both children and adults. I love watching the joy on peoples faces as they rock out to tunes while their bodies are becoming more physically fit!
Courses & Events
Visit the COURSES & EVENTS webpage for information about special recreation and fitness related activities on campus. Courses feature several organizations from the community with the goal of edcuating their participants on the ways of their style of activity outlet.