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Last updated March 04, 2020

Fitness Classes for Staff/Faculty/Students

Yoga at Lunchtime (Beginner Class):This is an energizing class focusing on yogic breathing and gentle to moderate postures. Relaxation and meditation with the intention of stretching shoulders, lower back and mobility in ankles as well as balance. Expect to feel energized when you leave this class as well as develop techniques to use when you are feeling stress. You will learn to find your breath and bring calm to your mind. This class is a free- Please do bring a mat if you have one!  This class will begin Wed, March 18, 2020 and will run until Fri, April 24,2020.  Mon-Wed-Fri  12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.  HPER Dance Room

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Yoga Nidra:Yoga Nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. It has been said that 15 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to almost 2 hours of sleep. The class starts with a slow, relaxing yoga flow before transitioning into a 15 minute guided Yoga Nidra. Bring a pillow and blanket for the ultimate experience.  Emails will be sent out to announce this class - it is held close to finals week 1st week May 2020. This class is free and held in the HPER center Dance Room.

Circuit Training: This class is for fitness at all levels. Several stations are set up in the weight room. The instructor will show you each station at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level. These stations focus on core strengthening. You can workout individually or break out in groups of two and you will move between the stations working out for 30 seconds while one partner rests and then the instructor will let you know when to switch stations. The stations are push ups, planks, lunges, good mornings, press machine, row machine, squats and bench press. You can also learn the routine and workout at your own pace at your own time. This class is free. This class will begin Tues, March 17, 2020 and will run until Thurs, April 23,2020.  Tues-Thurs  12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. HPER Weight Room

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Evening 'Group Fit' Class: This class is all about fun and bumping up our fitness while we are at it. It will change up and involve a combination of strengthning the core, cardio, flexibility and MOTIVATION! This class will begin Tues, March 17, 2020 and will run until Thurs, April 23,2020.  Tues-Thurs from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm HPER Dance Room

Summer Walking (Fitness) Program: This program is about individual fitness when the weather gets warmer. You set a walking (fitness -such as biking or swimming) goal. Ideally we would like you to get outside but all fitness counts. An email will be sent out in May with the details of the program. It will run for 5-6 weeks. Once you set your goal, you will track your progress each week and turn in a log showing you met your goal. You will want to develop a plan for your workout to increase over the 5-6 week period to attain your goal. The details of program will be emailed out in May 2020.

Campus .5 and 1 mile Walking Map


Bob Nelson-Yoga Instructor (pictured below)

My name is Bob Nelson. I have been interested in yoga ever since I went to college in Iowa City many years ago. It wasn’t until I began doing yoga at Be Studio here in Sioux City that I became a dedicated student of the ancient practice. I was the first graduate of the teacher training program at Be Studio, led by the inspirational Jacki Paulson. She found me a time to teach in her studio and I taught there for three years. Currently I teach at the Sioux City County Club, The Yoga College, and the Core Health Studio. I teach a variety of practices and mediations in these classes and look forward to the opportunity to meet some new students. Namaste.

Katie Roskie-Yoga (pictured below)  Katie is a back up Yoga Instructor and we are so lucky to have her right on campus as an employee.

Katie has been practicing yoga for 4 years and recently completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with {be}Yoga in Sioux City. My goal is to create a safe space for individuals to explore the mental and physical benefits that yoga can bring to their lives. 

Jennifer Carnahan and Amy Moores- Circuit Training (pictured below)

Jennifer and Amy are both Fitness Instructors at Four Seasons Health Club and have partnered with Morningside College to bring their talents and instruction to on campus fitness classes.


Jennfier Carnahan- Circuit Training (pictured below)

Amy Moores - Circuit Training (pictured below)