Yoga & Pilates Choices!

Aztec Recreation offers both Yoga and Pilates in two formats: Group Fitness, which is included in Aztec Recreation membership and ENS Credit Classes. Read more to learn the difference and how to join in this Spring.

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What’s the difference between a Group Fitness class and an ENS credit class?
Why would I want to pay 90$ for a class I can take for free?

These are common questions students may ask as both Yoga Inversions (focusing on the up-side down poses of headstand and shoulder stand) and Pilates are now offered in the ARC as ENS credit pilates ens bannerclasses for the first time in Spring 2015. If you just want to drop-in on occasion, check the Group Fitness schedule to find our weekly Yoga and Pilates classes. Group Fitness classes are a member benefit and are structured for all levels. Students with no previous experience in Yoga or Pilates attend. For members to participate, arrive prior to the class start time. For classes after 4pm on weekdays, you can get a number at the Group Fitness Studio door 15 minutes prior to the class start time.

If, on the other hand, you want to progress in your Yoga or Pilates skills, Aztec Recreation now offers Yoga Inversions and Pilates for credit. These are the benefits:

If you are registered for an ENS Credit Class your spot is secured and you don’t need to arrive 15 minutes early.

Taking a class for credit allows the class to progress. With the same people attending the class each week, the instructor doesn’t have to start over or cover the same material each class. It’s more than a workout where you build on the form and skills. By the end of the course you will be covering material far beyond what any group fitness class could achieve.

Secondly, if you are anything like me, that Monday morning yoga session sounds great until it actually comes down to getting out of my warm bed and walking to the gym. Taking the class for a grade is a total butt kicker to get you there, ready to go!

So, you always wanted to do a headstand? That’s exactly one of the poses that Yoga Inversions aims to teach you. Always seeking new abdominal and core exercises? Pilates is the perfect class for you.

Don’t want to take the class for a grade? Great, both Yoga Inversions and Pilates will also be offered non-credit. That way you can still reap all of the benefits of the progress and learning. To take the courses for non-credit you pay the $90 lab fee at the ARC front desk. And paying that lab fee acts just as good as a grade to get you up and ready to work out.

To join an ENS Credit Class during the add/drop time, check its status on WebPortal for seat availability. Then, contacy the instructor to see if you can get an add code. You will pay the lab fee either online or in person at the ARC. Remember, in order to take these classes, which are held inside the ARC, you must have a current ARC membership.

Article by: Jessica Lewis

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