GBC Fitness Center Courses
Total Fitness and Weight Control (PEX 207) - 2 credits
This class will provide the information and tools to help the student make evidence-based decisions concerning fitness, nutrition, and weight control. The class begins with a 30-minute, non-stop Core Fit workout of all of your major muscles, using body weight, free weights,and resistance bands. Following the workout there will be a lecture/activity component where students will learn important nutrition concepts and how to apply those concepts in real world meal planning, food shopping, and preparation, for long-term weight control.
Core Fit (PEX 180) - 1 credit
Get stronger, leaner, healthier! In this class, students will execute weight and strength training moves with correct form, resulting in reduced body fat, increased lean muscle, improved muscle sculpting, and more efficient calorie burning. The 1 credit course is perfect for your busy schedule, providing a twice/week intense, 30-minute, non-stop workout of all major muscle groups.
Strength Training (PEX 180) - 2 credit
Get stronger, leaner, healthier! In this class, students will execute weight and strength training moves with correct form, resulting in reduced body fat, increased lean muscle, improved muscle sculpting, and more efficient calorie burning. The 2 credit course is perfect for your busy schedule, providing an intense, 45-minute, non-stop workout of major muscle groups. This class can be modified for any fitness level.
Total Fitness Workout (PEX 172) - 2 credits
This is a popular interval class that pushes students harderthan they'd push themselves! Itmixesbody weight exercises and calisthenics with cardio and strength training. This class is designed to be different all the time; it will keep you guessing - and challenge you differently every class. The instructor may push you like a drill sergeant, but will offer encouragement rather than intimidation. You will have tons of fun – but please be prepared for some high intensity training! This class can be modified for any fitness level.
PiYo [Pilates + Yoga] (PEX 199) - 2 credits
A great cross training that integrates core strengthening plus yoga breathing techniques and yoga movement fundamentals. Students will experience principles that are common to both disciplines: breathing, relaxation, concentration, centering, control, precision, whole-body movement, and balanced muscle development.
Yoga Basics (PEX 169) - 1 credit
Yoga is a way of balancing life by uniting body, mind and spirit through the use of postures, movement, breath and breath meditation. Yoga exercises and breathing techniques performed correctly and consistently will promote firm muscles, healthy skin, good posture, flexibility, and coordination. Yoga will relax the body as well as the mind and create vitality, well being, and a positive nature. It is geared to one’s own pace, health and activity - whether you weight train daily, or haven't exercised in years, Yoga is for EVERY body!
Yoga Advanced (PEX 169) - 2 credits
This class is intended for yoga students who have attended Yoga Basics class or its equivalent. Students will continue studying both the movements and poses of yoga. Attention will be paid to alignment, the physiological and psychological benefits of a yoga practice. The class will incorporate breathing and energy transfer techniques with the physical aspects of yoga.
Tai Chi (PEX 148) - 2 credits
Tai Chi is an internal martial art, often called “poetry in motion.” 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 in to one. Tai Chi teaches the student to live in harmony with oneself and nature.
Karate (PEX 143) - 2 credits
An introduction to martial arts for beginners and a continuation of training for more advanced students. Student will learn martial arts skills through the practice of the 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.
Co-Ed Basketball - 1 credit
This course is designed for students interested in playing recreational basketball. Drill work to improve passing, dribbling, shooting, defense, and rebounding will be the focus. Participants will also learn game strategies and basic offensive plays and defensive sets. Each hour and a half class will consist of warm-up, fundamental drills, and scrimmage.
Rock Climbing (PEX 134) - 1 or 2 credits
An introduction to the fundamentals of how to safely rock climb, including basic belay technique, climbing technique, climbing knots and basic climbing anchors. Equipment is provided. Classes will culminate with outdoor climbing inspectacular Lamoille canyon! The two-credit class advances skills with several outdoor climbing experiences.
Open Workout - Rock Climbing (PEX 199)
Experienced Climbers: if you have completed “Beginning Rock climbing” and/or can demonstrate safe technique/skills to an instructor, this class provides the opportunity to find belaying partners and practice your skills with other climbers. ***NOT FOR BEGINNERS***
Zumba (PEX 149) - 2 credits
Zumba exercise classes are “fitness-parties " that blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration. Zumba Toning- keeps Zumba's essence while focusing on strength training the arms, abs and thighs.
If you like to “do your own thing” when it comes to exercise, and you have a good workout ethic, try either Fitness Center Membership or Student Open Workout: 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 in use of equipment. Members may also utilize the gym to shoot hoops or use additional cardio and other workout equipment, when there are no scheduled fitness classes; the gym may not be utilized by Membership or Open Workout students during scheduled classes, nor may they take part in other fitness classes. The rock wall may only be used by those who have passed the Rock Climbing course or had a skill check-off by Rock Climbing instructor.
Open Workout (PEX 199) - 1 credit
Members of Open Workout can use the fitness center during non-class times to earn one GBC credit. Students must log at least 16 hours to pass this self-paced course, but students may log many more hours… a great $ deal!
Fitness Center Membership – 0 credits
Fitness Center Membership -
Students enrolled in three or more GBC credits can sign up for fitness center memberships through the Continuing Education Department. The cost of a membership is $60 per semester…a great $ deal! This is non-credit. (If you want credit, see “Open Workout” course listed above).