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Get involved and have fun!

Welcome back to another fun semester of recreation! Are you looking to get started on your fitness goals? Or are you looking to stay in shape? Our fitness classes are designed for all fitness levels and with no prior experience necessary. Eastern offers recreational programming ranging from Zumba to interval training. Our goal is to create a fun and encouraging environment through fitness for our Eastern community.

This semester we are offering a hybrid model of both in person and virtual opportunities. All in person fitness classes will be held at the Mansfield Athletic Complex Turf, and all virtual fitness classes will be held through WebEx.

Recreation Programs Spring 2021

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    Welcome Back Week Virtual Yoga

    A great way to start your semester by doing yoga with other Eastern students virtually alongside our amazing Coach Kelly.

    Instructor: Coach Kelly is currently an adjunct professor at Eastern for the Kinesiology and Physical Education Department. In addition, Kelly is a Social Ballroom Dance, Fitness and Yoga instructor. She is 7-time USA Dance National Ballroom Rhythm and American Nine Dance Champion. She has designed and teaches Salsa Fit, a cardio dance workout class and Dance Your Yoga Flow, a vinyasa power flow to music infused with classical dance training techniques. Kelly also does community adult and children’s theater as an actress, choreographer and director.

    Virtual Yoga class: Wednesday, January 27 - 6 p.m.
    Virtual fitness class login information has been emailed out to all Eastern students, faculty & staff.

    Go to bit.ly/RSVPCAB to sign up for any of the Welcome Week Activities

    If you have any questions, please contact Coordinator of Intramural & Recreation, Matt DeMarco at demarcoma@easternct.edu

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    It's Zumba Time!

    Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval and resistance training — alternating fast and slow rhythms.

    Have a blast while moving around with friends virtually as Coach Liz returns to help teach you the ways of Zumba! One of our more popular classes from last semester, Coach Liz creates a fun environment and brings plenty of great music to help you get moving!

    Instructor: Coach Liz is a music teacher by day, and Zumba instructor by night. Liz has been teaching Zumba classes since 2011. She is a certified group exercise instructor through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America and holds many Zumba specialty licenses, including Zumba Toning; Zumba Gold; Zumba; Zumba Sentao; and Zumba Step. Liz is also been trained in BOSU, as well as TRX Suspension Training and TRX Rip Training.

    Virtual Zumba class: Thursday, February 4 - 6 p.m.
    Virtual fitness class login information has been emailed out to all Eastern students, faculty & staff.

    RSVP today by following the link to our google form! Involvement Week Zumba Forms

    In Person Zumba dates: Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Nevers Field
    April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    Masks will be required for any on campus activities

    Sponsored by the Department of Athletics, Division of Student Affairs
    Free of Charge for Eastern Students, Faculty and Staff.
    *** Please bring your valid Eastern ID to all fitness classes ***
    If you have any questions, please contact Coordinator of Intramural & Recreation, Matt DeMarco at demarcoma@easternct.edu

     

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    Coach Erica returns to teach a fun and exciting dance class that will help get your heart rate up, explore movement patterns, rhythms, and much more.

    All levels of fitness are welcomed and encouraged. No prior experience is required. Handheld weights and a yoga mat are recommended but not required. Fitness classes are free for all Eastern students, faculty, and staff. 

    Instructor: Coach Erica is originally from South Windsor, CT where she graduated from the University of Connecticut. Erica is a certified Barre instructor, professional dancer, and the founder/creative director of Higher Ground Core a fitness studio located in South Windsor, CT. Teaching fitness classes is easy for Coach Erica and her goal is to make sure you feel comfortable while achieving your fitness goals.

    Virtual Cardio Dance classes: Mondays & Wednesdays 3 p.m.
    February 1, 3, 8, 10
    https://easternct.webex.com/webappng/sites/easternct/meeting/download/b6df8e2d887e4cb493ce6a1a651ae381?siteurl=easternct&MTID=mf256a8323157d1adb76109080c51e967

    Meeting number: 120 782 4166
    Password: Dance

    If you have any questions, please contact Coordinator of Intramural & Recreation, Matt DeMarco at demarcoma@easternct.edu

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    Yoga is the Path To a Wellness Living Program - Presented by Student Activities and Intramurals & Recreation

    Instructor: Tamsy is a Bachelor of Arts Graduate of Skidmore College with a Major in Philosophy and Asian Studies. She is an internationally certified 500-hour Yoga Alliance Educator, 500-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher, 500-hour Baptiste Power Yoga Institute instructor. She founded High Street Yoga in 2009.

    A four-part virtual class:

    Session 1: Awakening; February 16 - 3-4 p.m.

    Session 2: Vitality (Twisting); March 2 - 3-4 p.m.

    Session 3: Stability and Grounding (Balance); March 9 - 3-4 p.m.

    Session 4: Triumph! (Hips and Backbend); March 16 - 3-4 p.m.

    RSVP today by following the link to our google form! Yoga is a Path to Wellness Program

    Webex Virtual Yoga Wellness Program login information is listed below

    Meeting number: 120 012 6019
    Password:  Wellness

    If you have any questions, please contact Coordinator of Intramural & Recreation, Matt DeMarco at demarcoma@easternct.edu

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    Join certified yoga instructor Kelly Madenjian for a mindful moving vinyasa yoga flow with classical moves to practice balance, flexibility and strength.

    All fitness levels are welcome and encouraged. Bring a yoga mat, a water bottle and wear workout clothes. A valid Eastern ID is required upon entrance.

    Instructor: Coach Kelly is currently an adjunct professor at Eastern for the Kinesiology and Physical Education Department. In addition, Kelly is a Social Ballroom Dance, Fitness and Yoga instructor. She is 7-time USA Dance National Ballroom Rhythm and American Nine Dance Champion. She has designed and teaches Salsa Fit, a cardio dance workout class and Dance Your Yoga Flow, a vinyasa power flow to music infused with classical dance training techniques. Kelly also does community adult and children’s theater as an actress, choreographer and director.

    Scheduled Meeting dates: Wednesdays 1-2 p.m.
    Nevers Field
    April 7, 14, 21, 28

    Masks will be required for any on campus activities

    Sponsored by the Department of Athletics, Division of Student Affairs
    Free of Charge for Eastern Students, Faculty and Staff.
    *** Please bring your valid Eastern ID to all fitness classes ***
    If you have any questions, please contact Coordinator of Intramural & Recreation, Matt DeMarco at demarcoma@easternct.edu

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    Barre class is a rigorous workout that blends elements from different exercise styles including ballet basic movements, Pilates, yoga and resistance training. Focusing on posture, alignment, agility, and core strengthening. It focuses on low-impact, high-intensity movements, high reps of small range movements designed to strengthen your body in ways that few other workouts can. Class is designed for all fitness levels, from beginners to advanced, something for everyone.

    All levels of fitness are welcomed and encouraged. No prior experience is required. Fitness classes are free for all Eastern students, faculty and staff. A valid Eastern ID is required upon entrance.

    Instructor
    : Coach Linda is a professor on campus who has a passion for movement. She has a variety of certifications and will be also hosting a cardio kickboxing class as well. You will no doubt be feeling the burn while having plenty of fun during her classes..

    In Person Barre classes: Thursdays 7 p.m.
    Sports Center Dance Studio
    February 7, 11, 25
    March 4, 11, 18

    Masks will be required for any on campus activities

    Sponsored by the Department of Athletics, Division of Student Affairs
    Free of Charge for Eastern Students, Faculty and Staff.
    *** Please bring your valid Eastern ID to all fitness classes ***
    If you have any questions, please contact Coordinator of Intramural & Recreation, Matt DeMarco at demarcoma@easternct.edu

     

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    As a change of tempo from some of our other classes, have fun while working out with our Cardio kickboxing class! An in-person class, you can destress by attending this class. Use plenty of explosive movements to work up a sweat and put some excitement in your workout!

    All levels of fitness are welcomed and encouraged. No prior experience is required. Fitness classes are free for all Eastern students, faculty and staff. A valid Eastern ID is required upon entrance.

    Instructor
    : Coach Linda is a professor on campus who has a passion for movement. She has a variety of certifications and will be also hosting a Barre class as well. You will no doubt be feeling the burn while having plenty of fun during her classes.

    In Person Cardio Kickboxing classes: Wednesdays 7 p.m.
    Sports Center Dance Studio
    March 3, 10, 17, 24

    Masks will be required for any on campus activities

    Sponsored by the Department of Athletics, Division of Student Affairs
    Free of Charge for Eastern Students, Faculty and Staff.
    *** Please bring your valid Eastern ID to all fitness classes ***
    If you have any questions, please contact Coordinator of Intramural & Recreation, Matt DeMarco at demarcoma@easternct.edu

     

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    Join Coach Erica for Virtual Core Workout

    All levels of fitness are welcomed and encouraged. No prior experience is required. Handheld weights and a yoga mat are recommended but not required. Fitness classes are free for all Eastern students, faculty, and staff. 

    Instructor: Coach Erica is originally from South Windsor, CT where she graduated from the University of Connecticut. Erica is a certified Barre instructor, professional dancer, and the founder/creative director of Higher Ground Core a fitness studio located in South Windsor, CT. Teaching fitness classes is easy for Coach Erica and her goal is to make sure you feel comfortable while achieving your fitness goals.

    Virtual Cardio Dance classes: Mondays 3-4 p.m.
    March 22, 29
    April 5, 12, 19, 26

    Webex Virtual cardio dance fitness class login information is listed below

    Meeting link: Virtual Core Workout Class
    Meeting 
    number: 120 155 8686
    Password: TotalCore

    If you have any questions, please contact Coordinator of Intramural & Recreation, Matt DeMarco at demarcoma@easternct.edu

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    Details for Spring Classes Coming Soon!

    Join Coach Rankin for a 45-minute bodyweight workout that will help you regain strength and mobility, all while training with an awesome group of (socially distanced) people!

    All levels of fitness are welcomed and encouraged. No prior experience is required. Bring a towel and water bottle. A valid Eastern ID is required upon entrance.

    Instructor: Coach Rankin is a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. Currently, she serves as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Eastern. Rankin came to Eastern from the University of Kentucky, where she served as assistant strength & conditioning coach. Rankin has also worked at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Arkansas and Oklahoma State University. Rankin earned her M.S. Degree in Health and Human Performance from Oklahoma State in 2008.

    Virtual Boot Camp classes:
     
    Virtual fitness class login information has been emailed out to all Eastern students, faculty & staff.

    Sponsored by the Department of Athletics, Division of Student Affairs
    Free of Charge for Eastern Students, Faculty and Staff.
    *** Please bring your valid Eastern ID to all fitness classes ***
    If you have any questions, please contact Coordinator of Intramural & Recreation, Matt DeMarco at demarcoma@easternct.edu

     

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    Details for Spring Classes Coming Soon!

    Walk/Run club is a program designed to assist our Eastern community in training for Connecticut’s Colligate Virtual 5k in October. Coach Danielle will guide you in your approach to running and assist you in achieving your personal goal. This is a fun environment that will be geared towards walkers, joggers, runners or sprinters. Those who would like to walk/run and wish to not participate in our virtual 5k are also welcomed!

    All levels of fitness are welcomed and encouraged. No prior experience is required. Bring a towel and water bottle. Fitness classes are free for all Eastern students, faculty and staff. A valid Eastern ID is required upon entrance.

    Instructor: Coach Danielle is currently the volunteer cross country coach for Eastern. Her passion for running began when she joined her middle school cross country team. Danielle continued her passion while running as a collegiate student-athlete at Berry College. During her time at Berry College she was a competitive athlete placing in the top 3 for three consecutive years in the SAA Conference Championship. In addition, she was a record holder for the program and qualified for the NCAA Championship in 2016. After graduating college, she worked as an assistant cross-country coach at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School. Currently, Coach Danielle is working towards her Masters in Coaching from Adams State University.

    Scheduled Meeting dates:
    Mansfield Athletic Complex Track

    Sponsored by the Department of Athletics, Division of Student Affairs
    Free of Charge for Eastern Students, Faculty and Staff.
    *** Please bring your valid Eastern ID to all fitness classes ***
    If you have any questions, please contact Coordinator of Intramural & Recreation, Matt DeMarco at demarcoma@easternct.edu

     

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    Details for Spring Classes Coming Soon!

    Join Coach Casey for a full body, metabolic blasting, high energy hour that is both fun and effective. It will be creative and progressive class over 6 weeks!

    All levels of fitness are welcomed and encouraged. No prior experience is required. Fitness classes are free for all Eastern students, faculty and staff. A valid Eastern ID number is required upon entrance.

    Instructor: Coach Casey graduated from Eastern with his B.S. in Sport and Leisure Management specializing in Exercise Science. Currently, Casey is a personal trainer and manager at a gym in Connecticut. He is certified in NASM CPT, ISSA CPT, FMS Level 1, Precision Nutrition Level 1, Kettlebell Athletics Level 1, Kettlebell Athletics Level 2, and TRX Qualified.

    Scheduled Meeting dates:
    Virtual Fitness on WebEX

    All virtual fitness information has been emailed to all Eastern students, faculty and staff. Login information may be found on the Microsoft Teams App under, “Athletics – Intramurals and Recreation."

    Sponsored by the Department of Athletics, Division of Student Affairs
    Free of Charge for Eastern Students, Faculty and Staff.
    *** Please bring your valid Eastern ID to all fitness classes ***
    If you have any questions, please contact Coordinator of Intramural & Recreation, Matt DeMarco at demarcoma@easternct.edu