Fitness classes offered for all ages

June 1, 2012 Sports Print Print
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Conie Vazquez works out to Latin-inspired music in a Zumba class instructed by Sandi Price on May 31 in the OCCC Wellness Center. Zumba classes are $20 per month or a Summer Group Fitness Pass is $35 to current students. For more information on all fitness classes, visit www.occc.edu/rf/wellness-classes.html.

With the summer session here, the OCCC Recreation and Fitness Center is ready to begin its summer programs.

The center offers several programs such as camps and fitness classes for adults and children alike.

“The main thing we have going on during the summer is our youth camps,” said Eric Watson, Sports and Recreation specialist at the Fitness Center.

Watson said beginning in June and going through July, OCCC will host multiple week-long youth sports camps.

Flag football, soccer and cheerleading are just some of the sports being offered to children ages 6 through 14, he said.

Camps are $65 per week per child, Watson said.

OCCC also has a world class indoor swimming and diving complex that offers an array of swimming and diving lessons, including lessons for toddlers beginning at 18 months old, and adult intramural sports, Watson said.

The majority of student activities won’t start up again until the fall, he said.

In the past, the college has offered many sports including basketball, soccer, laser tag, swimming and mini-golf as intramural activities, Watson said.

For the athlete who needs to be challenged a little more, Watson said OCCC also has a Triathlon Club that offers training plans, group workouts and team camaraderie.

Members pay an annual fee that covers the cost of swimming, biking and running clinics, and training and nutrition seminars, he said.

As always, OCCC students are able to use the Aquatic and Wellness Centers as well as the gymnasium free of charge with a current student ID.

The hours of operation for each area vary day-to-day during the summer, and a detailed list of hours is posted on www.occc.edu/rf.

For a complete list of camps and classes offered as well as pricing details, the Recreation and Fitness office has booklets available just outside their offices, call 405-682-7860 or visit the website at www.occc.edu/rf.

Wellness class listings are at www.occc.edu/rf/wellness-classes.html.

To contact Mitchell Richards, email sportswriter@occc.edu.

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