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Welcome to the GBC Fitness Center!

The Fitness Center on GBC's Elko Campus (#17 on the campus map) is the site of many PEX courses including body conditioning, core fitness, karate, rock climbing, yoga, zumba, and open workout. Included in the facility is a workout room equipped with:

  • top-of-the-line treadmills
  • elliptical machine
  • exercycles
  • a variety of weight machines
  • free weights
  • lockers ($10 per locker per semester)
  • showers

The larger gymnasium portion of the Fitness Center is available when classes are not being held for basketball, ping pong, and darts. The room is equipped with always-clean mats and equipment: basketballs, exercise balls, jump-ropes, punching bag, kettle and bosu balls, and more. You can also enjoy a walk around GBC's beautiful Elko campus by using the Walk the Walk: Mileage guide to walking the GBC Elko Campus!

Fitness Center Membership:

Students enrolled in three or more credits can sign up for fitness center membership through the Continuing Education Department. The cost of gym membership is $60/semester. It is a great deal! This is non-credit. (If you want credit, see “Open Workout” course listed below). Membership students may utilize the workout room any time during regular Fitness Center hours, taking advantage of the cardio equipment, universal machine and free weights. Fitness Center Staff can assist with correct use of equipment. Members may also utilize the gym when there are no scheduled fitness classes; the gym may not be utilized by membership students during scheduled classes, and membership students may not take part in classes unless registered for the fitness class(es), in addition to membership.

New for Spring 2014 Semester:

Weight Lifting (PEX 199):
This course is designed to introduce or review basic fundamental and scientific principles of weight training and conditioning, as well as to improve overall fitness level and skill.  The student will learn to weight lift independently, while improving at his/her own pace in order to reach individual fitness goals.

Hip Hop (PEX 199):
Intended to increase physical activity through Hip-Hip dancing, students will travel through various styles of Hip-Hop. From Old School Hip-Hop to B-Boy to Krump, students will learn a different combination each month. Using music from early 90’s Rap/Hip-Hop era to today’s Top Hits, students will be able to demonstrate basic Hip-Hop dance skills and apply them in social dancing, club dancing situations or basic group fitness exercises. The student will experience dynamic routines that feature isolations, body rolls, floor work and stunting, along with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that will help tone and sculpt the body. This class is structured to be fun and friendly for the “first timer”, as well as challenging for the more advanced individual.

Open Rock Climbing (PEX 199):
This course offers the opportunity for experienced rock climbers to practice their skills in a group setting. In order to register for this course, students must have successfully completed the PEX134 Rock Climbing course in the last two years, or demonstrate safe technique/skills to the instructor.

GBC Fitness Center -- Fall 2013 PEX Schedule:

Student/Community Open Workout:
Members of Open Workout earn one credit by logging at least 17 hours of Fitness Center usage during the semester. During this self- paced course, students may utilize the workout room any time during regular Fitness Center hours, taking advantage of the cardio equipment, universal machine and free weights. Fitness Center Staff can assist with correct use of equipment. Members may also utilize the gym when there are no scheduled fitness classes; the gym may not be utilized by Open Workout students during scheduled classes, and Open Workout students may not take part in regular fitness classes unless registered for the fitness class(es) in addition to Open Workout.

Beginning Rock Climbing and Rock Climbing (PEX 134):
Students will learn safe and proper technique for bouldering, top-rope climbing, and belaying, including knots and basic anchor set up. Intermediate class: students are expected to have knowledge of basic skills so that they will be able to demonstrate safe, proper multi-pitch commands, rappelling skills, and proper anchor set up for partner-climbing.

Karate (PEX 143):
This class is an introduction to martial arts for beginners and a continuation of training for more advanced students. Students will learn martial art skills through the practice of basics, forms, and sparring. Together, with the self-defense aspect, the student will develop a sense of well-being through the self-confidence produced by disciplined training.

Tai Chi (PEX 148):
Tai Chi is an internal martial art and a set of self-practicing exercises. It is comprised of four parts: meditation, warm-up exercises, Tai Chi Ch'uan movements, and cool-down exercises. By integrating these four parts, the student learns to combine each part of the body into a whole unit, exercising every muscle, joint, tendon, ligament, and especially the mind. Tai Chi can be used as a wellness program, an exercise program, and a relaxation program, all rolled into one. No special equipment required except for flat-bottomed shoes. Can be performed anywhere. Tai Chi teaches the student to live in harmony with oneself and nature. It is an art and is often called "poetry in motion."

Yoga Basics and Intermediate Yoga (PEX 169):
Participation in the various class offerings will increase the student's overall flexibility, enhance physical strength and stamina, increase heart and lung function, and nurture the health and well-being of beginning and experienced yoga practitioners. Correct structural alignment will be emphasized as well as linking movement with breath; effort with relaxation; and the mind, body, and spirit.

Zumba and Zumba Toning (PEX 170):
This course involves participating in physical activities in which each individual can achieve the benefits of realistic fitness goals through activities such as hi/low impact sessions, kickboxing, and interval and circuit training. Class can be modified for most fitness levels and conditions and is a great fat burner.

Kickboxing (PEX 170):
Kickboxing can be considered a hybrid martial arts, developed using a combination of elements from Karate, Muay Thai, and Western boxing. It is based on kicking and punching, and, for our purposes, it is practiced for general fitness; it can also be practiced for self-defense, and as a contact sport. Class can be modified for most fitness levels and is great for toning, and flexibility.

Total Fitness Workout (PEX 172):
This course is intended to enhance physical activity to improve overall health and quality of life. Students will learn knowledge of muscle groups, target heart rate and the potential benefits of regular exercise which includes improved cardiovascular endurance, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and improved body contour. Students will participate in aerobic activities, calisthenics and sculpting-isometric exercise, sports conditioning and flexibility training. Class can be modified for most fitness levels and conditions and is a great fat burner.

Pilates (PEX 180):
Pilates provides safe and effective conditioning of the body through muscular fitness training and development of core strength. This is often done with weight lifting, but can be accomplished through a variety of exercises using resistance bands, pilates balls, bosu balls, etc. Class can be modified for most fitness levels and conditions and is a great fat burner.

Basic Body Conditioning and Contouring In Spring Creek (PEX 199):
Selection will depend on current interests and needs. This course is offered at Spring Creek Elementary School after school hours. Students learn a variety of workout techniques to maximize results. Class can be modified for most fitness levels and conditions and is a great fat burner.

Body Strengthening (30 min):
Workout selection will depend on current interests and needs of class participants. The class offers a variety of workout techniques to maximize results in a short period of time. Class can be modified for most fitness levels and conditions and is great for burning fat, and toning muscle /firming up.

Regular Semester Hours
Monday: 7am to 8pm
Tuesday: 7am to 8pm
Wednesday: 7am to 8pm
Thursday: 7am to 8pm
Friday: 8am to 6pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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Ta Chi at GBC!


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Open Workout Room


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Rock Wall


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Kickboxing class


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Pilates Class


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Yoga at GBC


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Karate class


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Body Conditioning


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Total Fitness Workout


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