Reach Your Goals With Group Fitness

Group fitness classes are included in the Aztec Recreation membership and are a great way to help you with your 2015 fitness goals! We offer cardio, strength, mind/body, and dance formats so you can enjoy a huge variety of classes that make exercise fun. Beginners are welcome; previous experience is not required! If it’s your first class, feel free to introduce yourself to the instructor prior to class. That way he/she will be better able to cater to your experience and fitness level. Check out the current schedule.

Looking to achieve internal balance and reduce tension and stress? This class uses breath-synchronized movement to create internal heat that purifies muscles and organs by expelling unwanted toxins from the body in the form of sweat. Dynamic, flowing posture sequences will build strength and flexibility. You will learn to set an intention for your personal yoga practice and take the necessary steps toward reaching that goal.

Heard of the at-home Insanity® program? Now it’s in your group fitness studio! This class utilizes the concept of max interval training, where longer high intensity cardio intervals are interspersed with short rest periods so that you can get the most out of your workout. All levels are welcome in this body weight workout that can increase your cardiovascular endurance, as well as muscular strength. Just one question: are you ready to dig deep?

Article by: Liana Tsirklin

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Yoga Study Break

The Yoga Study Break is a way to relieve stress before finals week:SeatedYoga
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
ENS 200 Dance Studio
First Session 7:00pm – 7:45pm
Second Session 8:00pm – 8:45 pm

Each class is 45 minutes and both new and experienced yoga participants are welcome. Taught by Gina Sorensen, expect a great workout in addition to practicing pranayama breathing and meditation. This class will be a great way to focus your mind for finals success!

Open to all SDSU Students
Bring your Red I.D.
Mats are limited, so please bring your own mat if you have one.
Arrive early; a liability waiver will be required.

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Aztecs, show us your healthy study break on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram: #LiveWellAztecs. The three best postings from Dec 1 – 15 will win an Aztec Recreation swag bag!

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Synrgy 360 Video

The Synergy 360 is the standout piece of equipment at the ARC Express. Whether you are trying toSynrgy 360 Video Screenshot add some variety to your workout or create a fun circuit the Synergy 360 has a diverse set of multipurpose attachments which will revive your routine.

 

I highlighted a few of my favorite attachments on the Synergy 360 in this video, but I would also like to point out that there are many more stations in which you could use. For example, there are alternating monkey bars in the center of the station, rock climber grips for pull-ups, and adjustable cables.

The Synergy 360 is a great way to add resistance training to your circuit, and with its many attachments its great for friends of all fitness levels to workout together. Be creative and challenge your workout!

 

Written by: Anthony Sawh

 

Welcome Home to Your New Recreation Benefits at the Union

Aztec Student Union
ARC Express, located on the third floor, south side of the Aztec Student Union

It’s almost here: January 22, 2014 Associated Students opens the new Aztec Student Union! The Union is your living room at SDSU, complete with two new recreation facilities.

“The new ARC Express at the Union will have the latest and greatest fitness equipment. Members are going to be so happy with the new space and options,” said Amy Schiller, Aztec Recreation’s marketing coordinator. “The expanded and modernized Aztec Lanes has been greatly anticipated by students and members. Everyone is eager and excited to check it out.”

ARC Express Events and Equipment

The 6,000-square-foot ARC Express is located on the south side of the 3rd floor of the Union.  The new ARC satellite location has spectacular views of the surrounding area to enjoy while squeezing in a work out and it will feature a wide variety of the industry’s finest fitness equipment.  Learn about all of the highlights of the new fitness location here.

Beginning January 22, ARC Express hours of operation will be:

Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 10:00PM and Saturday and Sunday: 12:00PM – 6:00PM

Free Small Group Fitness Classes at ARC Express

During the first week of operation, January 22 – 31, 2014, Aztec Recreation fitness instructors will be presenting numerous free small group training sessions at ARC Express.  These training opportunities include instruction on the Synrgy 360 and TRX functional training systems as well as circuit training and foam rolling. Details are available on this A.S. webpage. Regular drop-in access for ARC Express is available for Aztec Recreation members, but for a first-week-of-school promotion the small group classes are open to all members of the SDSU community. Advance registration is required and will be available at the ARC Express front desk.

Aztec Lanes

Bowling is back on campus! Aztec Lanes is SDSU’s new bowling and games center located on the first floor of the Aztec Student Union. At Aztec Lanes participants will enjoy a gaming lounge, five professional-grade billiard tables, two professional-grade table tennis tables and eight big-screen TVs.  Anyone can relax at the lounge and anyone can bowl. Aztec Recreation members bowl free and shoe rental is only $1 for members. The 12 bowling lanes, as well as the scoring and comfortable seating areas, are outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment by Brunswick.  At the Lanes, students will be able to take Exercise and Nutritional Sciences one-credit bowling classes and, starting February, participate in intramural bowling leagues.

Starting January 22, 2014 Aztec Lanes Hours of Operation will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9am – 10pm

Thursday, Friday: 9am – Midnight

Saturday: Noon – Midnight

Sunday: Noon – 10pm

Fun Events at the Union During Opening Week

The first week of school will be packed with fun events beyond Aztec Recreation hosted by the Aztec Student Union Programming Board. Check out the schedule and join in the excitement of this momentous time at SDSU. All events are open to members of the SDSU community and range from foam rolling to concerts to Aztec Nights events to brunches to board meetings.

See you @ the Union!

by Kayla Heaviside

ARC Express Will Have the Latest in Functional Training Equipment

The ARC Express is the new on-campus fitness facility and will be opening on January 22nd, 2014. Located on the East side of campus, it’s one of the many exciting spaces in the new Aztec Student Union and entry to the ARC Express will be available to Aztec Recreation members. This new workout facility will be located on the 3rd floor of the Union on the south side, offering participants spectacular views of the surrounding area!

The ARC Express will feature state-of-the-art functional training equipment as well as cardio machines, small group training, and a “workout-of-the-day” for ARC members.

Synrgy 360MainImageWe are especially excited about the Synrgy 360 that will be unveiled in the ARC Express. This revolutionary piece of functional training equipment provides limitless opportunities to train smarter, better, and more effectively. It is a full-service training nerve center that will allow members to perform a variety of exercises in order to help them excel in their commitment to moving fitness forward.

The video above shows the amazing functionality of this piece of training equipment. The components available in the ARC Express may vary slightly from those seen in the video.

XL_combo_421x352The Synrgy 360 equipment that will be available for use in the ARC Express will include:

  • Dumbbells
  • Barbells
  • Flat Bench
  • Back Extension Bench
  • Utility Bench
  • Multi-adjustable Bench
  • Cable Motion Chest Press
  • Cable Motion Shoulder Press
  • Cable Motion Pull-down
  • Cable Motion Row
  • Glute Machine
  • Leg Curl Machine
  • Leg Extension Machine
  • Seated Leg Press
  • Pec Fly/Rear Deltoid Machine
  • Cable Motion Space
  • Suspension Zone
  • Versa Space
  • Chin-Up Bar

Along with the Life Fitness Synrgy 360, the ARC Express will feature the following fitness equipment:

• Treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, AMT Trainers & rowing machines

• Battle Ropes, Medicine Balls, TRX

• Weight Training: Free weights up to 50 lbs

• Circuit Training

• Stretching Mats

The ARC Express hours of operation will be:

Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 10:00PM

Saturday and Sunday: 12:00PM – 6:00PM

 

By: Kayla Heaviside

ARC Express Video Tour

ARC Express is a 6,000 square foot auxiliary fitness center located on the third floor of the Aztec Student Union. Access to the ARC Express will be an ARC membership benefit! On our hard hat video tour, you can get an idea of the stunning high ceilings, fresh air and features of the new facility, including:
• A cardio zone and TVs with Cardio Theatre, a system that allows you to listen to the TVs using your personal headset
• An open floor plan with plenty of space for stretching, core training and body weight movement
• Free weights, functional training equipment and a selection of weight machines
• A balcony where members can stretch, cool down and enjoy fresh air with views of College Avenue

The hours of operation for the ARC Express will be as follows:

Monday – Friday:  8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: Noon – 6:00 PM

To learn more about Aztec Student Union, visit AztecStudentUnion.com
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