MICA Fitness

Group Fitness Classes

MICA Group Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes for the Spring 2024 semester. Classes are available to all MICA students and employees.  

NOT ACTIVE DURING THE SUMMER PERIOD

Tai Chi–Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

Tai Chi - Starting January 16

Tai Chi (literally “supreme ultimate palm”) and Qigong (an energy cultivation exercise pronounced “cheegung”) help participants cultivate physical and mental balance and circulate and restore their chi, or “life force energy.” Tai Chi dates back 450 years to the Chen Village in China. The original Yang style “long form” (108 movements) emerged in the late 19th century but was shortened to 24 moves and made more uniform in 1960s China. We will be focused on the 24 Movement form. Over the duration of the course, we will study basic principles as well as moving Qigong exercises that will help to strengthen internal organs and the immune system.

Zumba–Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Zumba

Zumba is an effective, fun and downright addictive workout. Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating.

Yoga–Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Yoga

Vinyasa-based flow that creates a safe, inspiring, engaging space for all levels to explore their practice. This class will strengthen the body with the use of traditional poses, balancing sequences, core engagement, and breathwork. For all levels. No experience necessary. Mat and yoga blocks provided.

Kung Fu–Thursdays 7:30 p.m.

Kung Fu - 6 week class Starting August 31st

This is a six week intensive course designed to promote cardio-vascular health, muscular strength, and agility through a series of exercises and movement routines. The movements come from the traditional Chinese Kung Fu (Wushu) systems of Tien Shan Pai (Celestial Mountain Boxing) and the Liu He Quan (Six Harmonies Fist).

Weightlifting 101 - Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Weightlifting 101

This class is an introduction to weight training. Learn how to use the weight in the Fitness Center. Each week focuses on a different area of the body. Also get tips on how to build a workout routine. This class is student run. If you are new to using the gym this class is a great place to start!