For some individuals, making workouts fun can be a challenge. Some just want the time to pass and for it to go by fast rather than enjoy what is happening and the challenge of getting fit with a positive attitude and having fun. Warhawk fitness offers a variety of group fitness classes and other fun fitness opportunities for students and community members to participate in. There are multiple group fitness classes with multiple ways to attend. If you are only interested in getting a day pass and trying it out, you have that possibility for $5, weekly $20 and monthly $45. If you want just a group fitness pass, that is an option too for $45 a semester as well as just a cycling option for $30 a semester. If you are a Whitewater community member, there are different memberships statuses with different prices (all this information will be in the link below). With each of these purchases, they can be paid by cash, check, purple points or student billing in the Recreation Sports Office in the William’s Center. There are multiple group fitness classes to participate in. They go from a total body workout to a total body fun workout. Below is the link for the following group fitness classes Warhawk fitness offers.
Group classes are just one way to enhance your workout to more than just getting it done. Love some of these group fitness classes so much you want to teach them? Now is your chance too! We are hiring for group fitness instructors. The link is below for those interested. Besides group fitness classes, there are other ways Warhawk Fitness offers to keep pushing yourself and to have a fun workout. This year’s Indoor Ironman is happening soon. This is another opportunity to individuals to stay motivated with their workout goals and to have fun with it. It gives individuals the opportunity to be competitive and compete with themselves. You MUST register on 10/22 online and it will close on 11/22 at 9pm. There are log sheets in the different facilities for individuals to keep track of their progress. All the of the distance you complete for this must be done in the Whitewater gyms/facilities. With this fun opportunity, there is biking, running and swimming. Individuals must bike 112 miles, run, walk or elliptical 26 miles as well as swim 2 miles (132 laps) of the pool. The information for all of these classes and Indoor Ironman can be found in the links below and the digital media slides below. Good luck to all the participants and to everyone looking to spice up their workouts and remember to have fun!
Going to the gym has always been the “standard” place to get your workout in. Besides recently new at home workout remedies along with programmed bikes/treadmills, working out and lifting weights at a workout facility was the place to be and the norm for “getting fit.” However, yoga workouts have skyrocketed in popularity within the last few years. More and more athletes, celebrities and everyday people are appreciating the true benefits, mentally and physically, about yoga. In today’s blog, I’ll be listing the differences and benefits between a yoga workout and a gym workout in hopes it will inspire you to try something new and learn some valuable information.
1) Yoga benefits the mind, body, and soul
Yoga not only helps you tone your muscles but also focuses on bringing awareness to your whole body and inject positive energy into yourself. A gym workout really only focuses on improving your body’s physical condition.
2) Yoga will make you lean
Yoga stretches and strengthens your muscles simultaneously which causes you to appear more lean. When lifting weights, that causes your muscles to bulk up and look larger.
3) Yoga is more efficient
Yoga relies on your whole entire body for strengthening. Gym workouts use weights and equipment (with only a few exceptions). In yoga, you use your entire body weight as“weights.” Unlike at the gym, your muscles are isolated by being worked individually which can take more time to build.
4) Yoga is calming/reduces stress/improves concentration
Yoga focuses on connecting your mind, body and spirit into one workout.(And if you haven’t tried it, it’s harder than you think.) You have to focus on performing everything with intention while following and paying attention to your breathing. Feeling each movement and muscles of your body being worked.
1) Wide variety of
workouts you can do
While at the gym, you
have a large selection of equipment and space to use to create your own
workout. With yoga, it normally
follows a standard format.
2) Builds muscle/makes you bulk
At the gym, you normally
use weights or equipment to break down your muscles so they can build back up
bigger and stronger. With yoga, the practice strengthens and stretches your
3) Can be too rigorous or harmful to your body
Going to the gym and
doing intense weight lifting or cardio can be harmful to your body. Yoga helps all aspects of your body by
engaging your muscles, brain, and breathing.
4) Going to the gym allows you to potentially burn calories and sweat more
When working out at a
high intensity, your body burns more calories and makes you sweat more. The can help with weight loss, circulation,
and purging toxins in your body.
Unlike yoga where you are purposely trying to lower your heart rate
and calm your mind/body.
Some people may still not
be a fan of taking a yoga class or consider it a real workout. However, if you haven’t already, check out
Warhawk Group Fitness Yoga classes hosted everyday in the dance studio at the
Williams Center! Obviously there is
always more to learn about completing workouts in the gym or by doing yoga so
if you’re interested, learn more about the topics here:
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