Spring fitness classes at OCCC

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82 year old Otto Kling follows instructor Lisa Vaughan’s lead along with others while she teaches Combo Aerobics at OCCC’s Wellness Center. OCCC offers many classes not only for students but also for community residents. Class schedules are available at the Wellness Center desk.

This spring, OCCC is offering a wide variety of fitness classes for those age 3 and up, according to the Fitness and Recreation manual.

All spring fitness classes are open to the public. The only events limited to students are the intramural sports programs, said Jenny Kellbach, Recreation and Fitness assistant.

Every fitness class this spring is located in the Wellness Center.

Kellbach said current OCCC students receive discounts toward all fitness classes. There are no cancellation fees for individuals after signing up.


Those interested in learning about a class before enrolling can participate by paying a $4 fee per class.

One class that may appeal to some individuals is Spin Aerobics with Instructor Marlene Shugart. Spin Aerobics is a group-training program with inspirational music used in aiding the conditioning process for the mind and body, according to the Fitness and Recreation manual available in front of the Fitness and Recreation Office in room 1C6. Spin is available from 5:30 to 6:25 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

Other fitness classes are already under way, but will accept latecomers.

Those who enjoy martial arts might consider signing up for Cardio Kickboxing.

Cardio Kickboxing, with Instructor Mark Whitaker is from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Cardio Kickboxing teaches participants to use their hands and feet to defend themselves while improving conditioning and stamina according to the Fitness and Recreation manual.

Whitaker said he wants people to be ready to work hard and have fun in the class.

Whitaker also is the Boot Camp class instructor on Mondays and Wednesdays, the Abs Express class on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the Bosu Blast class offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

“If you want to have fun, this is the place to be because we are getting in shape at the same time,” he said.

The popular exercise Zumba also is offered.

Zumba runs from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 3 through Jan. 31; from noon to 12:55 p.m. and again from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 4 through Jan. 27.

Zumba fuses Latin music with easy-to-follow dance steps, Whitaker said.

For more information, stop by the Wellness Center on the first floor of the Main Building and speak with Kellbach, or Watson; call 405-682-1611, ext. 7786, or visit www.occc.edu/RF/wellness.

Questions also can be e-mailed to Watson at ewatson@occc.edu.

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