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Health and Fitness

Adult Beginning Swim - Tues/Thurs Evening
MIT Recreation Instructor
Tue, Thu, Jan 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, 2, 05:15-06:15pm, Building W35 Pool

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 03-Jan-2012
Limited to 10 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: Comfortable getting face wet, floating on front and being in
Fee: for Members $55; NonMembers $122 for Instructor fee

This course offers instruction in basic swimming skills for beginners. Learn or improve on your crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, backstroke, sidestroke, and breaststroke.
Pre-requisite: Comfortable getting face wet, floating on front and being in shallow water.

Register online or at the Alumni Wang (57) or Zesiger Center (W35) main customer service desks after December 12th!
Web: http://mitrecsports.com
Contact: Sarah Dorman, W35-164, x4-2100, sdorman@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

Adult CPR for the Prof. Rescuer with AED - American Red Cross
MIT Recreational Sports Instructor Staff
Tue Jan 10, 05-10:30pm, W59

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 10-Jan-2012
Limited to 10 participants.
Single session event
Fee: 90.00 for registration and course materials

This American Red Cross course trains individuals in knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for breathing emergencies and perform CPR for victims of sudden cardiac arrest until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Includes automated external defibrillator (AED).
Web: http://mitrecsports.com
Contact: Sarah Dorman, W35-164, x4-2100, sdorman@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

Adult Efficient Freestyle- Tue/Thu Evening
MIT Recreation Staff
Tue, Thu, Jan 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, 2, 06:30-07:15pm, Alumni Pool

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 11-Jan-2012
Limited to 10 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: Able to swim 100 yards continuously.
Fee: for Members $50; NonMembers $115 for Instructor fee

This course will break down the coordination, flexibility, timing, and power of the freestyle stroke to help swimmers learn good form and increase overall efficiency. Drills that teach proper posture, line, and balance will be used to create the desired fluid motion when moving through the water. Pre-requisite: Needs to be able to swim 100 yards of freestyle continuously.

Sign up online or at the main desk of the Zesiger Center or Alumni/Wang Center beginning December 13th.
Web: http://www.mitrecsports.com/aquatics/classes-and-lessons/adult-instructional-classes.aspx
Contact: Sarah Dorman, W35-164, x4-2100, sdorman@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

Adult Intermediate Swim- Tues-Thurs Evening
MIT Staff
Tue, Thu, Jan 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, 2, 06:15-07:15pm

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 10-Jan-2012
Limited to 10 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: Comfortable in front and back crawl.
Fee: for Members $55; NonMembers $122 for Instructor fee

Do you understand swimming basics but need help putting it all together? Improve your front crawl, back crawl and learn breathing techniques, breaststroke, and sidestroke.
Pre-requisite: Comfortable with front crawl and back crawl.
Web: http://mitrecsports.com
Contact: Sarah Dorman, W35-164, x4-2100, sdorman@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

Adult Intro to Swimming Basics - Mon/Wed evening
MIT Recreation Staff
Mon, Wed, Jan 9, 11, 18, 23, 25, 30, 1, 05:30-06:15pm, Alumni Pool

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 09-Jan-2012
Limited to 5 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: Non-students and non-members must buy day pass
Fee: for Members $50; NonMembers $115 for Instructor fee

This course is designed for the individual who is hesitant and uncomfortable in water. It will provide support, guidance, and patience to help you to overcome your fear and truly enjoy the water. We will work on how to move safely through the water, how to submerge our heads under the water, how to gently drift into a floating position, and how to move from a horizontal float to a standing position. The class will have a maximum of 5 participants to ensure safety and comfort. Pre-requisite: Needs to be willing to stand in 4 feet of water and get face wet.

Sign up online or at the main desk of the Zesiger Center or Alumni/Wang Center beginning December 13th.
Web: http://www.mitrecsports.com/aquatics/classes-and-lessons/adult-instructional-classes.aspx
Contact: Sarah Dorman, W35-164, x4-2100, sdorman@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

Adult Stroke Technique- Tue/Thu Evening
MIT Recreation Staff
Tue, Thu, Jan 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, 2, 07:15-08:15pm, Zesiger Pool

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 11-Jan-2012
Limited to 10 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: Able to swim 100 yards continuously. Comfortable in the wate
Fee: for Members $55; NonMembers $122 for Instructor fee

This program is designed for the more advanced adult swimmer who wants to learn the fundamentals of lap swimming and improve stroke technique. Pre-requisite: Students should know the front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke prior to taking this class, be able to swim 100 yards continuously, and be comfortable swimming in the 50 meter pool.

Register online or at Alumni Wang (57) or Zesgier Center (W35) main customer service desk after December 13th!
Web: http://mitrecsports.com
Contact: Sarah Dorman, W35-164, x4-2100, sdorman@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

Bollywood Bhangra
MIT Recreation Sports Instructor
Tue Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, 04-05:00pm, Bld 57 fit center

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 10-Jan-2012
Limited to 20 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Fee: 32.00 for Instruction

A high energy, fun class combining moves from Bollywood movies and Indian folk dances including the Bhangra. Engaging the body and the mind, it will put a smile on your face and give you a cardiovascular and muscle strengthening workout without you even knowing it.

Register at either the Zesiger Center or Alumni/Wang Center after December 13th!
Web: http://www.mitrecsports.com/fitness/instructional-classes/default.aspx
Contact: Lauren Hanley, 57-127, x3-2022, lhanley@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

Capoeira Angola
MIT Recreational Sports Staff
Tue, Thu, Jan 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, 2, 07:45-09:00pm, bldg. 57, group exercise room

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 10-Jan-2012
Limited to 25 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Fee: 48.00 for Instructor and space fee

This art developed in Brazil from a variety of African sources N'golo from Angola, rhythms from Congo, and acrobats from Guinea combined to form a martial art disguised as a dance and played like a game. All of these elements together with a deliberate sense of fun result in a vigorous workout for the body and mind.

Register at either the Zesiger Center or Alumni/Wang Center after December 13th!
Web: http://www.mitrecsports.com/
Contact: Lauren Hanley, 57-127, x3-2022, lhanley@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

Computer Workstation Ergonomics
Suzanne Adams
Tue Jan 10, 11:30am-12:30pm, 4-145

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

This presentation is for anyone at MIT that uses a computer! Come learn how to set up and use your computer properly to prevent related Repetitive Strain Injury.
Contact: Suzanne Adams, N52-496, x2-3477, sma@mit.edu
Sponsor: Environment, Health and Safety Office

Effective Heart Rate Monitor Training
Fitness Instructor
Wed, Fri, Jan 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 1, 3, 07:30-08:30am, W35- MAC (3rd floor)

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 11-Jan-2012
Limited to 13 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Fee: 48.00 for instruction

Heart monitors are one of the most effective aids for tracking and developing your progress on the path to increased aerobic endurance and earning better race results. While many athletes own heart monitors, they may not be using the devices to their full potential. In "Effective Heart Rate Training," you'll discover how to track and improve your cardiovascular fitness, prevent over-training, prevent under-training, and accurately measure your heart's work rate. Over the course of eight classes, you'll work up from base heart rate training to a hypothetical "Race Day".
Web: http://www.mitrecsports.com
Contact: Lauren Hanley, 57-127, x3-2022, lhanley@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

First Aid
MIT Recreation Instructor
Sat Jan 21, 12-04:00pm, Building w59

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 20-Jan-2012
Limited to 10 participants.
Single session event
Prereq: http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=64159
Fee: 50.00 for registration and course materials

Learn the skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses. This course does NOT include information on breathing or cardiac emergencies. After successful completion, students will receive the American Red Cross First Aid certification which is valid for 2 years.
Web: http://mitrecsports.com
Contact: Sarah Dorman, w35-164, x4-2100, sdorman@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

Head of the Zesiger
Jody Mello, Franz Hover, Ari Epstein, Wesley Harris
Sun Jan 29, 02-05:00pm, Zesiger 50M pool

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 25-Jan-2012
Single session event
Prereq: Go to mitrecsports.com for all event rules.
Fee: 15.00 for entry and materials

MIT's annual cardboard boat regatta race! Sign up in groups of three and start building your boats to race at our Zesiger Center Pool on January 29th. Winners will receive a cash prize! See all details for the event at mitrecsports.com
Web: http://mitrecsports.com
Contact: Jody Mello, w35-164, x2-2284, jmello@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)
Cosponsor: Mechanical Engineering

Hip Hop Dance
Recreation Instructor
Fri Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 06-07:00pm, bldg. 57 fit center, group exercise room

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 13-Jan-2012
Limited to 30 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Fee: 32.00 for $32- students and fitness center members- $48- non-members

This workout combines great music with fun hip-hop moves in a cardio/dance format, taught with easy progressions and options for all levels. After warm-up, students will learn recent and funky dance combinations to pop and hip-hop music.
Web: http://mitrecsports.com
Contact: Lauren Hanley, 57-127, x3-2022, lhanley@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

Intermediate Squash
MIT Recreation Staff, Lauren Hanley
Tue, Thu, Jan 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, 2, 07-08:00pm, W35- Zesiger Center, squash courts- 3rd floor

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 10-Jan-2012
Limited to 9 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Fee: 48.00 for $48 for students and members, $72 for non-students

Participants learn with a group of the appropriate skill level. Intermediate and advanced players study strategy, fitness and participate in advanced drilling. Match play will be incorporated at the end of each 1 hour session.
Web: http://www.mitrecsports.com
Contact: Lauren Hanley, 57-127, x3-2022, lhanley@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

Intro to Group Exercise
Recreation Instructor
Tue, Thu, Jan 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, 2, 01:15-02:00pm, Bldg. 57 fit center, group exercise room

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 10-Jan-2012
Limited to 20 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Fee: 40.00 for $40 for students and fitness center members, $72 for non-mem

Ever wanted to try group exercise but didnít know where to start? Then this is the class for you. This course will introduce you to the 8 most popular forms of group exercise including; cycling, kickboxing, yoga, Zumba, Pilates, step, body sculpt and water aerobics. Not only will every workout be different, but youíll learn so many new ways to exercise. As for that first group exercise class, youíll know exactly what to do!
Web: http://www.mitrecsports.com
Contact: Lauren Hanley, 57-127, x3-2022, lhanley@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

Learn Massage
MIT Recreational Sports Instructor
Mon Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, 03-05:00pm, W59, conference room

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 09-Jan-2012
Limited to 30 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Fee: 48.00 for $48 for students and fitness center membrs, $72 for non-memb

This course combines various massage techniques, with a cursory view of anatomy & physiology, theory and application of therapeutic massage. As is the nature of massage, this course is experiential and the material will be presented in lecture-demonstration, discussion, and hands-on participation. It provides guidelines for your exploration of the body-mind connection. Learning how to give and receive a good massage is an art and a science. It develops the art of trusting oneís intuition and deepening oneís knowledge from concept to wisdom. It is the practical application of internalizing the sciences of anatomy and physiology. Have fun and feel great learning something very useful for you and for others.
Web: http://www.mitrecsports.com
Contact: Lauren Hanley, 57-127, x3-2022, lhanley@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

Pre-Natal Swim Course - Monday Evening
MIT Recreation
Mon Jan 9, Mon Jan 23, 30, 05:30-06:15pm, Zesiger Pool, Last class February 6th

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 10-Jan-2012
Limited to 10 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Fee: for Members $25; NonMembers $58 for Instructor fee

This course supports women interested in participating in regular low-intensity exercise during their pregnancy. The class will provide a comfortable social and low impact environment for the mother-to-be. Water resistance will be used for arm and leg movements in chest-deep water and deep water. Medical clearance from your physician will be required to participant. A health form will be provided.

Register online or in person at Zesiger Center or Alumni Pool as of December 13th.
Web: http://www.mitrecsports.com/aquatics/classes-and-lessons/adult-instructional-classes.aspx
Contact: Jamie Drahos, W35, x4-2100, jdrahos@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

Sufi Perspectives in Meditation
Stuart Brown
Thu Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 07-08:30pm, 4-253

Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

This class is a practical introduction to meditation for relaxation, concentration, and enhanced insight. We will place attention on our inner life as a balance to the demands of our outer life. We will enrich these basic practices with readings that draw from the poetry and other writings of the Sufis, among whom one may count the well known poets Rumi and Hafiz. There will also be opportunities for discussion.

You may be wondering at this point, what is a "Sufi" ? Some have said it is "one who breathes well", or, "the son or daughter of the moment." It could be said that it applies to persons on a path of compassion and wisdom, a path whose steps are learned through direct experience, a path whose travelers are linked in a certain chain of transmission of teaching. What is transmitted is not a dogma, an ideology or an intellectual "ism", but rather it is the being present to the inner dimension that is our essence. Amongst the Sufis, certain meditation practices and perspectives are used to foster conditions conducive to this mode of experience, and we will be exploring some of these in this class.
Contact: Stuart Brown, sabrown@mit.edu
Sponsor: Stuart W Brown, W92-204, 617 324-9168, sabrown@mit.edu

Women's Only Rec Swim (Alumni Pool)
MIT staff
Tue Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, 09:30-10:30pm

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Repeating event. Participants welcome at any session
Fee: for members: FREE. Non-members must purchase a day pass.

Open swim that will run in January 2012. Throughout the IAP period, Tuesday evenings will be specifically for Women Only swim at Alumni Pool.

Free to members and students, non-members will purchase a day pass.
Web: http://mitrecsports.com
Contact: Physical Education Program Coodinator, W35-297X, x3-4291, mitpe@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)

Yoga Workshop Series
Recreation Instructor
Sun Jan 15, 22, 29, 02-03:30pm, W32- T-Club Lounge, first class on 1/8

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 08-Jan-2012
Limited to 30 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Fee: 36.00 for $36 for students and fitness center members, $54 for non-mem

Join experienced Yoga Instructor Checka Antifonario for 4, 90 minute workshops designed to help you expand your practice in a focused manner. All levels are welcome; some basic experience with yoga is recommended for the greatest benefit. Each week will include a full-body yoga flow designed to lead to specific depth and focus on one area of your yoga practice. Week one will focus on finding ease and fluidity in backbending postures. Week two will be an exploration and demystification of practicing arm balances in yoga. We will break down the steps towards experiencing the freedom and flight of these challenging but rewarding postures. Week three will focus on the practice of inversions in yoga - there will be plenty of time to work at your own pace and comfort level. Feel the full mind-body therapeutic benefits of turning your world upside down! Week four will address four equally important limbs of yoga, using breathwork (pranayama) and physical postures (asana) as preparation for yogic focus (dharana) and meditation (dhyana).
Web: http://mitrecsports.com
Contact: Lauren Hanley, 57-127, x3-2002, lhanley@mit.edu
Sponsor: Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation (DAPER)


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