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Last updated February 14, 2019

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 20, 2019 and will run until Wed, April 24,2019.  Mon-Wed-Fri  12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.

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Nighttime Yoga: This is a medium vinyasa style flow designed for beginners and intermediate class, focusing on building a strong and safe foundation. The goal is to create a safe space for individuals to explore the mental and physical benefits that yoga can bring to their lives. This class is free - Please bring a mat if you have one! This class is currently running - feel free to come to any class that fits your schedule. You do not need to sign up for the class, you can just show up. Classes run Monday and Thursday Evenings from 2/4/2019 to 5/2/2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. HPER center Dance Room (no class on March 11th and March 14th which is spring break and no class on April 22nd-monday after good friday)

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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. 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. The time and dates of this program have not been set yet for 2019. Class times and dates will be announced at a later date. If you are interested in this class, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If we get enough interest we will take that into consideration.

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 2019.

Campus .5 and 1 mile Walking Map



Jianna Hoss-Yoga (pictured below)

Jianna has completed 200hr vinyasa training at Heartwork yoga Studio in Northfield, MN in 2014 and a 60 hr aerial training in 2016 through Unnata Aerial Yoga in Minneapolis, MN. Jianna is a believer in the yoga mat as a laboratory: a place to explore, combine different movements and observe the alchemical reaction.

Katie Roskie-Yoga (pictured below)

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. 

Tom Maxon- Circuit Training (pictured below)

Tom is entering his 30th year of coaching college soccer, 18 of those at Morningside. He has a Master’s Degree in Sports Science, and his goal with this class is to show new or novice exercisers that fitness can be attained and maintained with far less stress than portrayed by fitness ‘experts’ on late-night infomercials.

Brandon Wylie - Circuit Training (pictured below)

Brandon is both the Assistant Soccer coach and Fall Circuit Training Instructor. He is a 2008 Morningside graduate. Class participants have often referred to Tom and Brandon as their personal trainers because they are so knowledgeable and approachable.