Sets and Reps a fun class set to music

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For OCCC students seeking a quick, intense workout, fitness instruc-tor Jayme Butler said Campus Recreation’s Sets and Reps class is fast-paced and fun.

“It’s like choreographed weightlifting,” Butler said.

“It’s usually upbeat music — and sometimes it’s songs that you know.”

Butler instructs Sets and Reps from noon to 12:55 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Butler said her class on Jan. 29 had 13 participants. She said Sets and Reps is popular because of its style of isolating each aspect of the body.

The class is a healthy combination of cardio and strength training as it incorporates higher reps to increase heart rate, Butler said.

“It’s not so much about using heavy weights … you’re just doing more reps,” she said. “We [mainly] use hand weights and barbells.”

Sets and Reps implements weightlifting and cardio techniques to ensure participants are getting the most of their workout, Butler said. She said each exercise is specific to the part of the body being used.

“It’s a full-body workout. You’re going through the scientifically proper way of how to lift weights — starting with bigger muscles [and moving] to smaller muscles … .”

Butler said the class exercises leg muscles for the duration of a song and then progresses to other parts of the body during other songs.

“You’re working through each body part … and moving the intensity to a different part of your body,” she said.“It’s intense but fun.”

Butler said newcomers to the Sets and Reps class might not understand the movements at first but that it’s easy to catch on.

She said the class is a lot of fun and that she hopes to get more participants as the semester progresses.

Students can purchase a fitness pass for $35 at the Campus Recreation desk to attend Butler’s class for the rest of the semester or students can pay $5 per class.

For more information about classes and other fitness events, call 405-682-1611, ext. 7310.

To contact Siali Siaosi, email seniorwriter@occc.edu.

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