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Adventure Sports

SPT&REC 294 Fall Sep-Oct Morning, Afternoon Click for more info

Participate in hands on activities such as kayaking, canoeing, rock-climbing, biking, and rappelling. Experience various recreational activities available in the Metro Milwaukee & surrounding areas. This class includes four class trips that meet on Saturdays.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Kosmitis
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Aikido

SPT&REC 293 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Evening Click for more info

Uncover not only the physical aspects of Aikido but its theory, philosophy and background found in Japanese culture. Aikido is “meditation in motion” and focuses on smooth balanced movement in a non-competitive atmosphere. This physical exercise incorporates practical self-defense, develops harmony and a calm mind.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Takahashi
Beautiful traditional female belly dancer.

American Tribal Style Belly Dance

SPT&REC 292 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Evening Click for more info

Learn an improvisational dance that fuses traditional and folkloric dances from the Middle East, Africa, Western Europe, and Asia. Increase your strength and pick up a variety of movements including standing exercises & basic floor work. Gain an introduction to the zils (finger cymbals) and history of this type of dance.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Fish
Archery students lined up shooting bow and arrows.

Archery

SPT&REC 289 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Afternoon Click for more info

Master all aspects of safety and the basic fundamentals of recreational archery including stance, draw and release. Fine-tune your shooting skills so you can teach archery. Discover how to build and maintain archery equipment. Test your newly acquired skills at the end of the course with a friendly in-class competition.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Smikowski
Close up of arrows in a colorful target.

Archery II

SPT&REC 289 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Evening Click for more info

Enhance your skills through this weekly class and several field trips. Archery II runs like an archery league, keeping score each week. The final score will determine 20% of your grade.

Prerequisites: Basic Archery class offered at UWM or another university (or instructor approval). Instructor: Smikowski
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Art of Being Still

SPT&REC 298 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Morning Click for more info

Guide your awareness of breath to move into resting in stillness. Journey through many postural seats to help find your most comfortable meditation seat. Explore the landscape of moving into the art of being still while using Delta Waves and guided meditation. Review research from ancient texts on meditation practices as well as current research (Harvard studies), and traditions from many different cultures.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Maris
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Backpacking

SPT&REC 294 Fall, Spring, Summer Sep-Oct, Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

Understand and practice the basics of backpacking including: equipment, clothing, shelter, food, fires and personal safety. This adventure course incorporates outdoor knowledge culminating in an overnight required backpacking experience. Practical applications and demonstrations will show you how to pack and carry equipment/supplies over a predetermined route.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Gordon
A man hikes in the Sierra Nevada.

Backpacking, Advanced

SPT&REC 294 Spring Mar-May Evening Click for more info

This high adventure course incorporates advanced outdoor knowledge culminating in a week long required wilderness-backpacking experience. Build on your knowledge & skills from Backpacking with various topics: proper campsites and shelters, food and stoves, maps and compasses, knot tying and safety.

Prerequisites: Backpacking class at UWM or consent of instructor. Instructor: Gordon
Hand holding the shuttlecock above the racket.

Badminton

SPT&REC 295 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Morning Click for more info

Play the second most popular sport in the world! Badminton can be played by all age groups and enjoyed at various skill levels. Develop quick reflexes & stamina while trying to keep the shuttle from touching the ground. In this class you will practice how to: serve, drive, net shot, and smash. Learn strategies for playing singles and doubles.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Blandino
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Ballet Barre Fitness I

SPT&REC 296 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Ballet barre workout allows you to tone and strengthen muscles through isolation and repetitive slow & quick movements leading to a stronger body while cultivating dance experience! No dance experience required for this fitness class.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Maris
Woman and man legs in active ballroom dance.

Ballroom Dance I

SPT&REC 130 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Jan-Mar Afternoon Click for more info

Develop a functional understanding and practice of the Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Cha Cha, and Swing! A brief history of each style will be given. Two weeks/4 class periods will be spent on each style, with a review period during midterms and again during the last week of classes. This class does not meet during finals week. No dance experience required.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Blahnik
People playing basketball in a gym.

Basketball

SPT&REC 176 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Improve your skills through drills and basketball games. The course includes instruction on how to warm up and stretch correctly, practice drills, and in-class basketball games.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Harmon
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Basketball, Coaching Philosophies

SPT&REC 295 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Cover the following areas in this class: offensive strategies, types of defenses, motivational techniques, developing practice plans and schedules, current coaches visiting for lecture and Q&A sessions, how to breakdown film study, how to critique different statistics in coaching, and the importance of conditioning and weight training.

Prerequisites: None Instructor:
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Basketball, Sports Officiating

SPT&REC 100 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

In this cognitive motor skills course, you will learn the basic principles of officiating basketball including rules and mechanics of both two and three person coaching at the high school/college level. Outside participation to practice and develop this skill as well as state certification will be offered and are recommended but not required.

Prerequisites: None Instructor:
Woman does push-ups on the beach.

Beach Body Boot Camp, Outdoor

SPT&REC 296 Fall, Spring, Summer Sep-Oct, Mar-May Morning Click for more info

Challenge your muscles and your mind as you experience drills, circuits and obstacle courses. Cardio exercises and muscle conditioning without equipment will be included to give you a unique full-body workout. Increase muscle endurance, strength, and flexibility. Whether you are new to exercise or experienced, this class is for you!

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Potratz
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Beach Volleyball

SPT&REC 295 Summer Afternoon Click for more info

Get outside this summer and earn credit in Beach Volleyball at Bradford Beach! Obtain a working knowledge of the rules and regulations of beach volleyball. Learn and improve fundamental skills such as: serving, passing, setting, hitting, blocking, and defense.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Thompson
Mechanic repairing bicycle in his workshop.

Bicycle Maintenance

SPT&REC 289 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar Afternoon Click for more info

Become proficient in bicycle maintenance through hands-on instruction. This class will go over: fundamentals and tools, bottom brackets and headsets, wheel systems, brakes, drive train, derailleur (front and rear), maintenance scheduling and more! This class meets Saturdays for 4 weeks.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Noll
Man and woman on mountain bikes on trail.

Bicycling, Off Road

SPT&REC 289 Spring Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

Explore various WI trails while learning riding technique, rider positioning and on the trail repairs. Trail etiquette, safety, and basic off road fundamentals will be covered on site on three different WI trails. You will also gain an overview of trail conservation and trail use. This class meets Sundays for 4 weeks.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Noll
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Bicycling, Road

SPT&REC 289 Spring Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

Go over the basics of bicycling equipment, riding technique, rider positioning, and on the road repairs. Learn how to handle and carry bikes. Explore the history of bicycling and review various frames and components. Class includes about 35-52 miles of road riding. This class meets Saturdays for 4 weeks.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Noll
Billiard balls, cue on green table!

Billiards & Pool

SPT&REC 289 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Morning, Afternoon Click for more info

Develop basic pool shooting skills and have fun while earning one credit. Become competent in various shooting techniques and strategies. Topics covered include equipment bridges, stroke, sighting, target, banking, and 8-ball and 9-ball rules.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Noll
Billiard player ready to strike the ball.

Billiards & Pool, Advanced

SPT&REC 289 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

Review fundamental and advanced techniques with concentrated individual practice. Discuss extreme advanced techniques/skills and pro billiard tournaments. Participate in billiard 8 and 9 ball tournaments.

Prerequisites: No prerequisite is required, but taking “Billiards & Pool” and “Intermediate Billiards & Pool” at UWM is recommended. Instructor: Noll
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Billiards & Pool, Intermediate

SPT&REC 289 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar Afternoon Click for more info

Review fundamental and advanced Billiards techniques. Hone in on your skills and explore the rules & games of straight pool, 10 Ball, 7 ball, one pocket, bank pool and more! Participate in 1-2 class tournaments.

Prerequisites: No prerequisite is required, but taking “Billiards & Pool” at UWM or previous experience is recommended. Instructor: Noll
Hunter with a compound bow.

Bowhunting Basics

SPT&REC 289 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Afternoon Click for more info

Develop basic skills needed to bowhunt, including archery skills, tree stand placement and safety, use of scents and scent control, where to hunt and hunting methods, and tracking large game. Go on several field trips to outdoor ranges and wooded areas.

Prerequisites: No prerequisite is required, but basic archery skills are preferred. Instructor: Smikowski
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Bowling I

SPT&REC 161 Fall, Spring, Summer Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Morning, Afternoon, Evening Click for more info

Learn basic bowling skills, etiquette, basis form, manual scoring and equipment. Go over athletic pose and parts of the lane, bowling history and how to qualify for a tournament. The final will include an in class tournament.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Sorce
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Bowling II

SPT&REC 162 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Morning, Afternoon Click for more info

Hone in on your bowling skills from Bowing I. Improve your game with different releases and grips. Adapt to changing lane conditions and to using different bowling balls. Play different games & use various advanced techniques to improve your overall skills.

Prerequisites: Bowling I class offered at UWM or another university (or instructor approval). Instructor: Sorce
Bowling ball hitting pins scoring a strike.

Bowling III

SPT&REC 289 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Work with the instructor 1:1 and utilize tools such as Hudl Technique and Coaches Eye for Video Analysis. Use tools such as a ball spinner and sweat box to learn the fundamentals of surface management on bowling balls.

Prerequisites: Bowling I (SPT&REC 161) and Bowling II (SPT&REC 162) or instructor approval. Instructor: Sorce
Female punching in aerobics fitness class.

Boxing Conditioning

SPT&REC 296 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Afternoon Click for more info

Use a similar workout as boxers in this exercise class. Learn strategies and form for basic punches, blocks and light sparring. There will not be any actual fighting in this course.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Smikowski
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu I

SPT&REC 293 Fall, Spring, Summer Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Take Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Pura Vida owners (black and brown belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA fighters). Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo in the early 20th century. Explore seven different positions and become comfortable with transitioning from position to position. Study various techniques and focus on maintaining physical control of your opponent while achieving mental clarity during high intensity situations.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Klipp and Otto
Jiu Jitsu takedown with leg over opponent neck.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu II

SPT&REC 293 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Expand your knowledge and skills from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 1, while emphasizing the mental strategies needed in implementing various attacks and defenses. As Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an ever-evolving art form, this course will begin to explore your ability to create your own unique style. The instructor will demonstrate techniques and then have each student perform them in a slow and controlled fashion while he or she stands by to assist and direct.

Prerequisites: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu I class offered at UWM or instructor approval. Instructor: Klipp and Otto
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Camp Administration and Programming

SPT&REC 294 Spring Morning, Afternoon Click for more info

Become acquainted with basic camp management skills necessary in operating a camp such as: exploration of various types and audiences for organized camping, the camp program planning process, exposure to resources for program development and more! This class includes two Saturdays and two Sundays.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: McBride
Campsite and canoe on rocky shore of lake.

Canoe Camping

SPT&REC 294 Spring, Summer Mar-May, July-Aug Evening Click for more info

Discover how to plan and pack everything to camp using canoes as a primary form of transportation. Everything from personal clothing, gear, shelters, setting up a campsite, preparing food and proper canoeing techniques will be reviewed. This class ends with an overnight trip to a campsite in northern Wisconsin.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Gordon or McBride
Low angle view of a young man canoeing.

Canoeing

SPT&REC 294 Spring, Summer Mar-May, June-July Afternoon Click for more info

Through demonstrations and practical application learn how to canoe solo and in tandem. Become proficient in various techniques and understand whitewater technology; capsizing and recovery; dangers, rafting as a whitewater alternative and water safety practices. This class ends with a weekend of canoeing, camping and rafting.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: McBride
Two young people doing partnership capoeira.

Capoeira

SPT&REC 293 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Capoeira Angola is an art of the African Diaspora that originated in Angola where it was designed to teach its practitioners philosophy, self-protection, music, and meditation. This course will introduce you to the basic movements, rhythms and philosophy of Capoeria Angola.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Bartylla
Capoeira dancer on the beach.

Capoeira, Intermediate

SPT&REC 293 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

This intermediate course will further your skills in movements, philosophy and rhythms of the art. Explore the importance of ritual aspects in Capoeira, the roda as a metaphor for life, the art of using malicia, the martial disguise of the game, the ladainha and corridos of the game, and Capoeira as a collective creation as it relates to the socio-cultural and socio-economic point of view.

Prerequisites: Capoeira class offered at UWM or instructor approval. Instructor: Bartylla
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Cardio Hip Hop

SPT&REC 296 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Morning Click for more info

This fun, fast-paced cardio/aerobic full-body workout class utilizes hip hop dance steps and moves in brief movement sequences. No previous dance experience necessary! Improve flexibility, toning, cardio/aerobic capacity, and learn basic hip-hop steps within a supportive friendly environment!

Prerequisites: None Instructor: McQuide
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Cardio Kickboxing

SPT&REC 296 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-May, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Morning, Afternoon, Evening Click for more info

Learn proper technique and improve your cardiovascular and muscular systems through repetition and intensity. This course will offer a variety of cardiovascular training activities combining punches and kicks to take your physical fitness to the next level.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Konkol or Klipp & Otto
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Cardio Kickboxing, Advanced

SPT&REC 296 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Advanced Cardio Kickboxing is a high paced, intense cardio workout with resistance training. Combine American and Thai kickboxing style techniques in an interval workout and circuit training.Continue to develop cardiovascular conditioning learned from Cardio Kickboxing at UWM.

Prerequisites: Cardio Kickboxing class offered at UWM or instructor approval. Instructor: Klipp & Otto
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Ceramics: Surface Design

SPT&REC 291 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Morning Click for more info

Create tiles, trays and sculpture with 3-D and 2-D components. Stamp, draw and paint on clay using various design principles. Watercolor, acrylic paint and underglaze applications will lead to the completion of decorative work in class.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Eiden
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Chess: Focus on Tactics

SPT&REC 289 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

Cover a basic understanding of chess including the three primary phases: Opening, the Middle game, and the End game. An overview chess history and nomenclature will be given. Further develop your critical thinking and problem solving skills while improving your chess playing ability!

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Penkalski
Chef finishing food in his restaurant kitchen.

Contemporary American Cuisine

SPT&REC 291 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Explore Contemporary American Cuisine and the chefs who influence it! Learn basic knife skills and how to create: soups/stews, proteins and sauces, one pot dishes and desserts. This 7 week class includes a possible field trip to Milwaukee Public Market.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Owsiany
Chef's hand slicing vegetables.

Cooking Healthy Foods

SPT&REC 291 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Afternoon, Evening Click for more info

Gain a basic knowledge of healthy food choices, and preparation techniques. Recipes are based on classical techniques with attention to low fat cooking principles and some vegetarian cooking.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Borgardt
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Digital Photography: Fundamentals

SPT&REC 291 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Learn the basics of digital photography fundamentals to provide consistent and pre-visualized image results (composing). Understand f-stop, shutter speed, ISO, focal length, and auto setting so that photography results are predictable and expected. This course is designed for those with very little or no knowledge of photography.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Siegel
Diver preparing to dive into the ocean.

Dive Theory, Advanced (PADI specialty class)

SPT&REC 289 Spring Jan-Mar Evening Click for more info

The Advanced Dive Theory Distinctive Specialty is a non-diving, knowledge development program for divers or non-divers interested in expanding their understanding of dive theory. The course is designed to run in conjunction with the PADI Advanced Open Water course, though the advanced open water dives are not required for the Advanced Dive Theory certification. This class covers the following topics: dive physics, diving and human physiology, equipment, decompression theory and the RDP, general dive skills and environments.

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver certification (UWM Skin & Scuba, SPT&REC 126, plus open water dives) or equivalent. Instructor: Otte
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Diver – Open Water, Advanced (2nd Class)

SPT&REC 289 Fall, Summer Sep-Oct Evening Click for more info

The PADI Advanced Open Water course is designed for those who have completed their PADI Open Water Dive course (or UWM Skin & Scuba) and wish to get professionally supervised experience in areas such as deep navigation, wreck, boat, night, search and recovery, buoyancy, and multilevel diving.
[The first class to take is Skin & Scuba. This is the 2nd Scuba/Diving Class]

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent from another scuba training agency. Recent diving experience. Instructor: Otte
Diver checks casualty for breathing during a rescue practice.

Diver, Rescue (3rd Class)

SPT&REC 289 Spring Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Designed for divers who wish to develop accident prevention & management skills and learn how to assist other divers. By the end, you will recognize & correct problems in the water before they become emergency situations. The course consists of approx. 8 hrs in the classroom, a written exam, open water training, & two practical application exercises where students lead a simulated rescue.

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver cert. (UWM Skin & Scuba plus open water dives) or equivalent. PADI Adv. Open Water completed before doing open water dives. Current CPR & First AID training (Emergency First Response preferred) Instructor: Otte
Underwater shot of a young couple diving with scuba in a tropical sea and showing ok signal.

Diving-Enriched Air (Nitrox) (PADI specialty class)

SPT&REC 289 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar Evening Click for more info

Learn Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx) dive theory and techniques. EANx is quickly becoming the breathing gas of choice for recreational divers who want to increase allowable bottom time, shorten surface intervals, and increase the number of repetitive dives permitted. View the PADI Enriched Air Diver video, attend classroom sessions on enriched air diving theory and techniques, pass the EANx Specialty Exam, and perform simulated EANx dives in a pool.

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver certification (UWM Skin & Scuba, SPT&REC 126, plus open water dives) or equivalent. Instructor: Otte
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East Indian Vegetarian Cooking

SPT&REC 291 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Jan-Mar Evening Click for more info

Explore East Indian Vegetarian cooking while learning about Indian culture and it’s roots in Ayurveda (using Food as Medicine). Topics include: Indian spices, vegetables, rice beans Paneer (Indian Cheese), Ayurvedic Cooking, and making a vegetarian meal.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Pack
Variety of fresh herbs and a dropper.

Essential Oils, Herbs & Spices

SPT&REC 298 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Afternoon, Evening Click for more info

Essential oils are pure, natural; substances created by the secretory cells in plants. Learn to use essential oils in your daily life for your health and well-being along with making great essential oil blends. You’ll make items such as creams, lip balm, bath salts, and even make your own herbal tea. Gain an overview of the benefits of spices and herbs in everyday life for enhancing foods, healing, and soothing the mind. You’ll also practice breathing techniques, meditation, and gentle stretches during class.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Edwards Fikes
Hand tying a ribbon on a bouquet of flowers.

Floral Design, Introduction

SPT&REC 291 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Jan-Mar Evening Click for more info

Gain hands on experience in the proper care of fresh flowers, and comprehend the value of colors and use of depth with fresh and silk flowers. Learn the names and origin of various flowers and how they are obtained. Experiment with various styles and appropriate flowers. Possibly includes a trip to the florists’ wholesale house.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Wurster
Florist at work.

Floral Design, Special Occasion

SPT&REC 291 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Create and work with different styles of bouquets, using color and textures to meet the needs of the occasion. Create bride, maid of honor bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres with fresh and silk materials. Learn how to care for flowers along with proper handling techniques. Develop your bow making skills. Possibly includes a trip to the florist’s wholesale house.

Prerequisites: Previous floral experience highly recommended. Instructor: Wurster
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Get Intuition

SPT&REC 298 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Jan-Mar Evening Click for more info

It is essential to pay attention to one’s right-brain intuitive and creative impulses as well as left-brain logic. Explore various techniques to become a confident decision maker, problem solver and creative thinker. Meditation will be used to help quiet your mind and tune into the intuitive side of your brain.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Shala Kilmer
Golfer stands at the ready with a wedge at the golf ball.

Golf

SPT&REC 166 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

Learn the fundamentals and basic knowledge of the game of golf; combining instruction and practice times. This class includes: putting, shipping, pitching and wedge shot, full swings and Golf rules and etiquette. You will come away with a better swing and golf game!

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Walecki
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Handball I

SPT&REC 179 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Afternoon Click for more info

Gain a good physical workout playing Handball! Class starts with basic strategies and how to properly stroke the ball with either hand. Official rules and regulations are reviewed and the class ends with a tournament run for and by the students in the class.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Collopy, Deutsch, Keane, and Sorrin
Close up of handball with a United States Handball Association glove.

Handball II

SPT&REC 295 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Afternoon Click for more info

Advance your Handball skills and knowledge of the game, rules and regulations. Pre-requisite: Handball I at UWM or handball experience. The class assumes basic skills of proper stroking of the ball with either hand. The class ends in a tournament run for and by students.

Prerequisites: Handball I class offered at UWM or instructor approval. Instructor: Collopy, Deutsch, Keane, and Sorrin
Close up of adventure woman feet walk on a wooded path.

Hiking Wisconsin State Trails

SPT&REC 294 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Morning, Afternoon Click for more info

Discover Wisconsin’s southeastern trails. Experience numerous trails varying in difficulty and solitude. Explore pine forests, crystal clear lakes, rolling farm fields, sandbars, islands and river bluffs. The quiet trails serve as a training ground for beginning hikers and backpackers. An overview of map instruction and history, wildlife on the trail will be covered. First class at Plymouth Church then other classes on various trails. The class runs for two months (Oct-Nov or April-May).

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Kosmitis
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Hip Hop Dance

SPT&REC 292 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Morning Click for more info

Cover over 40 basic hip hop steps and moves, utilize them in beginning-level choreographed dances. Class includes warm-ups, hip-hop steps and moves, combinations, and cool-down. Dance to various tempos from current popular songs. Enjoy a good workout in a friendly, supportive, and non-judgmental environment! Dances and steps are manageable but also challenging. No previous dance experience is necessary.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: McQuide
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Hoola Hoop Dance, Beginning

SPT&REC 292 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Morning Click for more info

Gain an introduction to hoop dance, a creative movement with a hula hoop that requires both physical and mental engagement. Learn movements with the hoop both on-body and in hand and how to transition from movement to movement.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Strahler
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International Cuisines

SPT&REC 291 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Come to a basic understanding of world cuisines and cultural food choices through various preparation techniques. Learn recipes that are based on classical techniques with a focus on global dishes ranging from: French, Italian, Moroccan, Thai, Japanese, South American and Scandinavian. This is an introduction course so no prerequisites are required.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Borgardt
Karate fighter tying his belt.

Karate I

SPT&REC 185 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Explore the three elements of Karate– kihon (techniques), kata (forms), and kumite (sparring). Practice basic blocking, kicking, and punching skills and apply them to self-defense. Gain a rudimentary understanding of the philosophy of Karate-do. This class will improve your flexibility, overall fitness, and self-control.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Sauer
Couple training in martial arts on the beach.

Karate II

SPT&REC 186 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Build on skills learned in Karate I by practicing additional and more advanced blocking, kicking, and punching skills. Your flexibility and overall fitness and self-control will continue to improve.

Prerequisites: Karate I (SPT&REC 185) at UWM or instructor consent. Instructor: Sauer
Black belt fighters sparring.

Karate III

SPT&REC 187 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Take your knowledge and skills from Karate I and II to a more advanced level. Increase your knowledge and body control. This course will introduce you to a deeper study in martial arts.

Prerequisites: Karate II (SPT&REC 186) at UWM or instructor consent. Instructor: Sauer
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Kayaking

SPT&REC 294 Fall Sep-Oct Morning, Afternoon Click for more info

Experience paddling water-ways that offer solitude and outstanding scenery including: pine forests, crystal clear lakes, fields, sandbars, islands and river bluffs. There are over a million acres of wilderness set aside to enjoy solely by way of kayak. The lakes explored are excellent for beginning kayakers. You will receive basic kayak instruction as well as learn history and about wildlife. This class is made up of Sunday class trips.

Prerequisites: You must be comfortable in water & able to pass a swim test of 100 yards using any stroke. Instructor: Kosmitis
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Lakefront HITT Workout

SPT&REC 296 Summer Afternoon Click for more info

Workouts in class will consist of cardio and strength intervals, utilizing the hill/stairs, bodyweight resistance exercises, and HELIOS exercise equipment. The instructor will modify the workout depending on your fitness level & goals, so students of ANY fitness level are welcome. You will learn a working knowledge of exercise and conditioning principles, and cardiovascular and resistance exercise techniques and guidelines. You will apply the information toward the development of your own exercise plan.

Prerequisites: None Instructor:
Lifeguard at lifeguard station looking out on ocean.

Lifeguard Training

SPT&REC 289 Spring Jan-May Morning Click for more info

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. After this course you will have the opportunity to become certified by the American Red Cross.

Prerequisites: Review Syllabus for Details. Instructor:
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Meditation

SPT&REC 298 Fall, Spring, Summer Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning, Afternoon, Evening Click for more info

Quiet your mind while focusing on self-awareness developing peace and inherent calmness. Techniques include breathing, sound, posture and movement. Instructors may go through psychological and physical benefits of meditation based on current scientific research. Explore how the practice can be relaxing and help with creativity and overall focus.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Garstecki or Vian or Rycher or Zarate
Young fitness woman lying on a yoga mat and exercising.

Meditation & Relaxation, Intermediate

SPT&REC 298 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Reduce your stress level and improve your state of inner tranquility in Intermediate Meditation & Relaxation. Study ancient psychology, and the research and science behind it. Go over the essential steps in practicing meditation, including instruction in posture (including some yoga), proper breathing, and concentration.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Garstecki
Group of young sporty people practicing yoga during a lesson.

Meditation & Relaxation, Introduction

SPT&REC 298 Fall, Spring, Summer Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

Reduce stress with an Introduction to Meditation and Relaxation. An overview of basic mindfulness meditation practices will be explored with various techniques and skills to improve breathing and overall relaxation. Discussion and practice will be included.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Garstecki or Vian
Businessman doing yoga in lotus pose

Meditation in the 21st Century

SPT&REC 298 Fall, Spring, Summer Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Online Click for more info

Excel in the face of stress within the 21st century with this online meditation class. Each session provides experiential relaxation and/or meditation. Release stress from your day and learn skills to develop your own meditation practice.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Sommers
Group of people sitting on mats meditating.

Meditation with a Touch of Yoga

SPT&REC 298 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Afternoon Click for more info

Study the ancient psychology, research and science of Astanga Yoga (Himalayan tradition). Review step-by-step instructions in the practice of meditation. In this intermediate class you will learn stress reduction exercises, importance of diet, and intermediate breathing techniques with the goal of clearing your habitual tendencies and enhancing your awareness of body and mind.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Garstecki
Close up of person meditating on a deck.

Meditation, Mindfulness, & Stress Reduction

SPT&REC 298 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

A growing body of scientific research proves that mindfulness practice can reduce stress and improve physical and mental health. Train your mind and body to work at optimal performance. Discover how to be proactive with your intellectual, emotional and physical well-being. For the student who lives, eats and breathes deadlines, papers and exams, this training is helpful in order to live a sane and balanced life. Utilize the disciplines of meditation, yoga, chi-kung, contemplation and philosophical injury. Discussion will be integral to this course.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Van Linda
Woman holding a bowl of fruit and vegetables.

Meditation: Mindfulness and Eating

SPT&REC 298 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

This class is based on the Mindfulness Meditation practices described in John Kabat Zinn’s 8 week “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction” course. Mindful eating is a practice that slows down thoughtless habits of eating and invites you to become more aware of what you are putting into your body, while impacting your physical and emotional health. This class will help you enjoy eating both physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Vian
Woman in silhouette practicing yoga on a meadow at sunset.

Mind Body Awareness

SPT&REC 298 Fall, Spring, Summer Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Online Click for more info

How do your thoughts – positive or negative – affect your physical body? Learn skills and techniques to become better aware of your thoughts and how to use them to increase control. Multiple approaches will be utilized throughout this online class. Concepts in mediation and yoga will be discussed.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Sommers
Woman sitting on bed using laptop.

Mindfulness Meditation

SPT&REC 298 Spring Jan-May Online Click for more info

This 14-week online course you will be introduced to mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment and how you do this & how to relate to what is happening. Mindfulness refines our attention, so we can connect with whatever life brings with friendliness and appreciation. Explore the practice, benefits, applications and science of mindfulness. Develop techniques that help you live “in the moment,” and free you temporarily, from negative thinking, self-judgement, self-doubt, worries and stress.

Prerequisites: None Instructor:
People in a gym punching.

Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning

SPT&REC 293 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing sport in the US. It combines martial art disciplines into a fast paced and exciting combative sport. Become familiar with the fundamental techniques preformed in mixed martial arts competition. Increase your confidence and learn techniques for thinking fast in dangerous situations. Learn basic principles of wrestling (takedowns & escapes), judo (throws), and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (submissions) & train in kickboxing. This class involves partner work with dummies using focus mitts, boxing gloves & close supervision to ensure proper technique & safety.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Klipp and Otto
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Mugs, Jugs & Crocks: Pottery on the Wheel

SPT&REC 291 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

Become familiar with material and techniques to work with clay on a potter’s wheel. An overview of ceramic objects made by other cultures will be explored. Studio activities will include throwing functional cylinders.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Flick or Miller
Compass and map for orienteering.

Orienteering

SPT&REC 156 Spring Mar-May Morning, Afternoon Click for more info

Orienteering is a competitive sport where participants find their way across various checkpoints in rough country with the aid of a map and compass with speed and accuracy. Receive an overview of orienteering fundamentals and concepts. Learn how to read terrain while hiking and become familiar with navigational skills including compass and map reading. This class involves two to three hikes and completing two orienteering sport courses. This class takes place on Saturdays and/or Sundays.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Teschendorf
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Physical Conditioning

SPT&REC 110 Fall, Spring, Summer Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Perform physical exercise while learning the proper and most productive way to participate in various physical activities including a regular cardiovascular workout. Become skilled in fitness and design your own personal program that increases endurance, strength and flexibility.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Myga
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Pilates I

SPT&REC 296 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-May, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

The Pilates method is an exercise system focused on increasing flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk. People of all fitness levels can improve their core stability while promoting physical harmony and balance. Pilates will provide you with a refreshing and energizing workout.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Edwards Fikes
Aerobics pilates women with yoga balls

Pilates II

SPT&REC 296 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

Continuing from Pilates 1, new exercises will challenge your strength, flexibility, and endurance. This class moves at a faster pace and requires more core control, coordination and stamina.

Prerequisites: Pilates I at UWM or instructor consent. Instructor: Fonteneau
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Poi and Hoop

SPT&REC 292 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

Explore a variety of basic Poi and Hoop movements while increasing physical dexterity, stamina, and mental acuity. Improve flexibility while relieving stress. Poi is an art form that uses a set of two hand-held tethered balls that you twirl around your body in beautiful patterns. Simple poi movements will improve your coordination, balance your bi-lateral motor skills, sharpen analytical skills, boost endurance, and enhance self-awareness. Hooping and Poi allow non-dancers to have an opportunity to express themselves with movement in a non-intimidating atmosphere.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Besasie and Stone
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POUND ®

SPT&REC 296 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Evening Click for more info

POUND® is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, strength movements, plyometrics, and isometric poses. Through continual upper body motion using our lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, called Ripstix®, you’ll turn into a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off pounds as each song flies by.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Maris
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Racquetball I

SPT&REC 180 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Racquetball is a worldwide sport played in over 120 countries with a pro-tour in the USA. Obtain a working knowledge of the rules and regulations of Racquetball. Learn basic Racquetball fundamentals including: passing shots, serves, kill shots, defensive shots, cut-throat game, and how to play doubles.

Prerequisites: None Instructor:
Man's hand ready to serve racquetball.

Racquetball II

SPT&REC 181 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

In Racquetball II, you will learn game strategies of racquetball, refine your game and become more proficient. Classes include singles play, cut throat games, doubles games and a round robin tournament.

Prerequisites: Racquetball I class offered at UWM or instructor approval. Instructor:
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Rock Climbing, Basic

SPT&REC 294 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Afternoon, Evening Click for more info

Firmly grasp the basics of top-rope rock climbing. A strong emphasis on climbing safety will be maintained throughout the course. Regular opportunities will be given to practice important skills such as knot tying, belay, setting up anchors, and how to prep for a trip. Required trips include climbing at Devil’s Lake State Park and Boulders Climbing Gym. No previous experience is required.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Kosmitis
Young couple running.

Running for Fun and Fitness

SPT&REC 295 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Mar-May Online Click for more info

You will learn the fundamentals of running as a lifelong form of exercise, recreation, and/or competition. Designed for the novice or recreational runner at any level. The instructor will act as your ‘virtual running coach’ and will recommend a weekly training plan for each runner based on goals, physical condition, time availability, and other relevant criteria. The class includes video lectures, weekly discussion activities, a personal running journal. You will complete ‘homework’ of running on your own time in accordance with the personalized plan.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Thompson
Female jogger tying her shoes preparing for a run.

Running, Introduction to

SPT&REC 295 Spring Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

Participate in running activities and learn about different training techniques. Develop the proper form and safety for running, learn the basic muscle groups involved in running and become familiar with running terminology, and gain exposure into the health and lifestyle benefits of running.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Bartz
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Sailing

SPT&REC 289 Summer July-Aug Afternoon, Evening Click for more info

During on-the-water dryland classes you will learn: rigging, how to steer the boat, come-about (turn the boat when heading toward the wind), jibe (turn the boat when heading away from the wind and then make full circles), perform person-over-board rescue maneuvers and approach and leave docks/moorings under various wind conditions/orientations. Lessons are arranged on an individual basis. After the first class, all instruction will take place at the Sailing Club at UWM dock location on the MKE Community Sailing Center.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Dagelen and Jesinski
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Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata

SPT&REC 292 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

Learn basic, functional understanding of Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata dance styles; all originating from the island of Puerto Rico. At the end of the course, you will be able to recognize different musical rhythms and styles of all dances, and dance accordingly. A brief history of each will also be given. About 3 weeks will be spent on each dance style, depending on the speed and flow of the class. All three will be covered, with a review period at the end of the 8 week class.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Blahnik
Screen printing t-shirts.

Screen Printing: Intro

SPT&REC 291 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Evening Click for more info

Create 3 editions of screen prints while executing at least 2 of the 3 methods of screen printing demonstrated: photo stencils, hand stencils, and watercolor mono-prints. This class offers the opportunity to print on paper and fabric. We will discuss the history of screen printing as well as contemporary screen printing. For the final project, students will choose the method that best suits their artistic goal.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Kastner
SCUBA compressed air tanks on boat.

SCUBA: Equipment Maintenance Specialty (PADI specialty class)

SPT&REC 289 Fall Oct-Dec Evening Click for more info

Familiarizing divers with operation and maintenance of equipment (this is not an equipment-repair course). The PADI Equipment Specialist course addresses: Theory, principles and operation of diving equipment. Routine care and maintenance procedures, and storage. Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures (including a demonstration of repair procedures). Simple suggestions for equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment (optional trying of new or unfamiliar equipment in confined water).

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent from another scuba training agency. Instructor: Otte
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Self-Defense

SPT&REC 174 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-May, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Morning, Evening Click for more info

In this assault prevention course you will gain a broader perspective than typical self-defense instruction. Incorporating physical and psychological training, it is a comprehensive program that develops practical street-smart skills and self-confidence through awareness and knowledge as preventative techniques. Emphasis on training techniques for women.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Smikowski or Konkol or Sauer
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Skin & Scuba (1st Class)

SPT&REC 126 Fall, Spring, Summer Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Gain an introduction to scuba through academic, confined water, and open water training. During training sessions, you will learn how to assemble, operate, and break down scuba systems. Develop basic scuba skills such as: mask and regulator cleaning, emergency air management, and dive planning. This is the first class to take for Scuba and Diving Classes. This class is prerequisite for all other UWM scuba or dive classes (if you don’t take this class you must already have a PADI Open Water Diver or qualifying certification to take other scuba or dive classes).

Prerequisites: Students must be able to swim 200 yards without stopping and tread water for 10 minutes. Instructor: Otte
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Small Group Personal Strength Training

SPT&REC 296 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Jan-Mar Afternoon Click for more info

Learn proper weight lifting techniques and routines to create a balanced body, and how incorporating cardio into weightlifting builds muscles and promotes weight loss. Find inner and outer strength through fitness in a safe environment. This course is for those who want to work with a personal trainer and reach individual goals. In this small group environment, everyone will motivate each other. Class incorporates fun cardio blasts with strength training using more than just weights for a varied, efficient, and fun workout.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Maris
Snowboarder jumping.

Snowboarding, Intermediate

SPT&REC 294 Spring Jan-Mar Evening Click for more info

The class begins with basic skills assessment including critiques for turning, stopping, use of edges and board control. Incorporation of games, activities and contests to increase skills and develop better technique and skills will be a part of every class period. This class meets five times Jan-Feb.

Prerequisites: None Instructor:
Players' legs preparing to run drills.

Soccer, Indoor I

SPT&REC 295 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Gain an introduction to the sport preparing you for higher levels of competition. This course will cover the historical background of soccer, rules and terminology. Develop competency level of various skills: passing, dribbling, shooting, trapping, etc. Learn strategies and basic offensive activities utilized in the sport of indoor soccer and Futsal.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Valentyn
Opposing players legs during a match.

Soccer, Indoor II

SPT&REC 295 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Develop tracking and shielding skills and gain an advanced passing, dribbling, shooting and trapping skills. You will also learn correct positioning on defense and offense in various game scenarios.

Prerequisites: Indoor Soccer I at UWM or have previous soccer experience. Instructor: Valentyn
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Soccer, Outdoor I

SPT&REC 295 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Become familiar with the rules of outdoor soccer, and develop basic soccer skills, through conditioning and successfully competing in games or scrimmages. Class covers: ball handling, heading, passing, goal keeping, goal kicks, corner kicks, throw-ins, direct kicks, indirect kicks, and penalty kicks. Class takes place in Gordon Park.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Czyzewski
Opposing soccer players.

Soccer, Outdoor II

SPT&REC 295 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Expand on skills learned in Outdoor Soccer I while emphasizing technical and tactical play. Gain and develop more advanced conditioning and skills. Compete in drills, games and scrimmages. Class takes place in Gordon Park.

Prerequisites: Outdoor Soccer I at UWM or high school varsity level playing experience. Instructor: Czyzewski
Underwater view of swimming lanes.

Swim I

SPT&REC 120 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Designed for those who have never learned to swim or have little experience in swimming. Focus on improving swimming skills, stroke techniques, forms of entry, aerobic/anaerobic conditioning, and metabolic training related to heart rate and nutritional factors.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Agostini or Kuska
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Swim II

SPT&REC 121 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Swim II builds on what was learned in Swim I, improving stroke techniques, forms of entry, aerobic/anaerobic conditioning, and metabolic training relating to heart rate and nutritional factors.

Prerequisites: Designed for those who are experienced in swimming but no prerequisite is required. Instructor: Agostini
A couple swing dancing.

Swing & Salsa

SPT&REC 292 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Morning Click for more info

Swing and Salsa through a basic, functional understanding of both dance styles. At the end of the course you will be able to recognize the different musical rhythms and styles of both dances, and be able to dance accordingly. A brief history of each will be given. About 4 weeks will be spent on each dance style, with a review period at the end of the 8 week class.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Blahnik
Young gentleman practicing tai chi.

T’ai Chi Ch’uan I

SPT&REC 293 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

T’ai Chi Ch’uan is a Chinese martial art that is practiced throughout the world for health. Become familiar with the Yang style of Tai Chi created by Yang, Ban Huo in the early 19th century. Tai Chi practice improves balance, coordination, posture, builds musculoskeletal strength and stamina, relieves stress and improves concentration and memory. Classes consist of warm up, Qigong breathing exercises, Classic Yang style Tai Chi sequence Part 1, lectures and discussion of Tai Chi principles. Explore 7 energy patterns, 5 steps of Tai Chi, and 21 forms of Tai Chi.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Meyers
Senior gentleman practicing tai chi.

T’ai Chi Ch’uan II

SPT&REC 293 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

Develop a deeper understanding of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, refine your movements and increase your strength. All sessions will provide instruction in Professor Ch’eng Man Ching’s Yang Style Short Form, Chan Si Gong and Qigong exercises. Classes will include discussion of the underlying philosophy, principles and application.

Prerequisites: T’ai Chi Ch’uan I at UWM or instructor consent. Instructor: Meyers
Female player with racket and ball.

Table Tennis

SPT&REC 289 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Morning, Afternoon Click for more info

Have fun and obtain basic techniques & skills for table tennis including: forehand and backhand strokes; underspin push; serves with top, under, and/or sidespin; smashing. Establish the proper footwork and grip. An overview of different tournament formats will be given (double elimination, round robin, etc.) Learn rules of the game (singles and doubles) and practice with a robot.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Leaf
Tae Kwon-Do class punching.

Tae Kwon-Do I

SPT&REC 172 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Morning Click for more info

Discover the introductory philosophies and techniques of Tae Kwon Do, including basic Korean terminology, stances, punching, kicking, and self-defense. Proper breathing and balance will also be covered.

Prerequisites: None Instructor:
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Tae Kwon-Do II

SPT&REC 173 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Morning Click for more info

Expand on the techniques learned in Tae Kwon-Do I (SPT&REC 172). Basics will be reviewed and improving on skills learned in previous classes. Forms, blocks, kicks, punches, self-defense against punches and grabs, and sparring combinations will culminate into a final performance test the last day.

Prerequisites: Tae Kwon-Do I at UWM or instructor consent. Instructor:
Men sport athletes players playing tennis match together. Two professional tennis players hitting ball on hard outdoor court during game.

Tennis I

SPT&REC 182 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Obtain the basic skills necessary to play tennis. The class will cover terminology and tennis etiquette, the rules of tennis (singles and doubles), basic stroke mechanics and footwork, basic singles and doubles strategy, proper warm-up/cool-down exercises and stretches. The final exam will cover tennis rules and fundamental concepts (only one exam).

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Schultz
Asian man doing sit-ups at gym.

Tighten Up Abs, Glutes & Thighs Part 1

SPT&REC 296 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Jan-Mar Morning Click for more info

Firm up and tone areas of the abs, thighs and glutes while reducing belly fat. Participate in various exercises and learn about fitness activities to maintain health and fitness in core areas.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Edwards Fikes
A woman holds a pushup.

Tighten Up Abs, Glutes & Thighs Part 2

SPT&REC 296 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Morning Click for more info

Part II is an intermediate course designed to build upon previous fitness results in regular exercise and wish to maintain and/or progress to new fitness challenges towards improving lean muscle mass and reshaping the body. You will tone arms and chest muscular areas. This class takes into consideration your personal goals and fitness levels in one or more of the following: frequency, duration and/or intensity. Postural alignment and proper breathing and relaxation techniques will also be instructed and practiced.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Edwards Fikes
A runner stretches while listening to headphones.

Total Body Conditioning

SPT&REC 296 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Challenge your muscles and your mind as you experience drills, circuits and obstacle courses. Cardio exercises and muscle conditioning with and without equipment will be included to give you a unique full-body workout every class. Increase muscle endurance, strength, flexibility and enjoyment of exercise. Whether you are new to exercise or not, this class is for you!

Prerequisites: None Instructor:
Diver with camera in deep water with bubbles.

Underwater Photography (PADI specialty class)

SPT&REC 289 Fall, Spring, Summer Sep-Oct, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

In this hands-on course you will be introduced to camera assembly and maintenance as well as basic underwater photography techniques, including resolution, exposure, composition, underwater lighting and more. Complete a total of two video dives. [This is a PADI scuba specialty class] Prerequisites: Ability to snorkel. Instructor: Otte

Volleyball match in gymnasium

Volleyball I

SPT&REC 191 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Obtain a working knowledge of rules and regulations in volleyball. Learn basic volleyball fundamentals such as serving, blocking, hitting, setting, passing and digging. Volleyball is played in the Olympics as a medal sport and there are both a sand and traditional court pro tours in the USA.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Jungbauer
Women playing volleyball indoor game.

Volleyball II

SPT&REC 192 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Expand on skills from Volleyball I with a focus on serving, passing, setting, hitting and blocking. Gain an overview of offensive and defensive strategy.

Prerequisites: Volleyball I at UWM or instructor consent. Instructor: Jungbauer
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Weight Training I

SPT&REC 114 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Become familiar with weight training terminology and re-evaluate your present program. Examine eating habits, get to know basic safety factors in the weight room, learn correct technique of selected weight training exercises, and become familiar with the basic muscle groups involved in weight training.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Bartz
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Weight Training II

SPT&REC 115 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Further develop what was learned in Weight Training I while recording workouts consistently. Opportunity to learn about various advanced topics relating to weight training and fitness.

Prerequisites: Weight Training I (SPT&REC 114) or equivalent experience. Instructor: Bartz
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Weight Training with Cardio Workout

SPT&REC 296 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Afternoon Click for more info

Explore various types of resistance training and aerobic workouts aimed to strengthen and tone muscles and increase cardio stamina. Learn up to date general knowledge of cardio/muscle conditioning, proper weight lifting and injury prevention techniques. You will set fitness goals to maintain and/or improve your fitness levels.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Klipp and Otto or Edwards Fikes
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Wellness: The Art of Conscious Living

SPT&REC 298 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Wellness combines mind, body, emotion and spirit. Increase our consciousness while comfortably experiencing self-exploration and self-discovery. Tools such as journal usage, yoga, nutrition, relaxation, mediation, breath work, and group discussions will be used.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Zarate
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Wilderness Survival

SPT&REC 294 Fall, Spring, Summer Sep-Oct, Mar-May Evening Click for more info

Increase backwoods knowledge while learning to live in the wilderness with bare essentials. Create personal survival kits, discover the five most important considerations for survival, overcome difficult situations, discover how to find food in the wilderness, start fires and more. Class includes an overnight trip in the wilderness.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Gordon
A tent in the snow.

Winter Camping

SPT&REC 294 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar Afternoon Click for more info

Through demonstrations, lectures and practical application learn how to be comfortable and enjoy camping with tents in Wisconsin winters. Become prepared for winter camping by: learning about proper gear, food and fires, winter activities, and safety in cold weather hazards. Class includes a weekend camp-out.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Gordon
Camp by the lake with campfire at dusk in winter.

Winter Camping, Advanced

SPT&REC 294 Fall, Spring Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar Evening Click for more info

Prepare and execute a successful camping experience in deep snow country. Gain knowledge in cold weather clothing, proper diet, extreme cold safety, using snow as an asset, fire building, and proper backpacking for snow country. Enjoy a three day camping experience with the use of snow shoes and cross country skis in Northeastern Wisconsin.

Prerequisites: Winter Camping class at UWM or instructor consent. Instructor: Gordon
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Yoga for Stress Management

SPT&REC 298 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Morning Click for more info

Learn ancient yoga/health practices for managing daily stressors. You will learn to identify signs and symptoms of stress, how anxiety manifests in the body and mind, and yoga techniques for relief. Focusing on gentle yoga, meditation, and breathing to calm the nervous system. Explore the ancient system of Raja Yoga, a precursor to all other types of yoga dating back to 4000BC, and how yoga practices have evolved in Western Culture. Yoga is geared toward each person’s capacity, all ages and body types are invited.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Rychner
Women exercising in fitness studio yoga classes.

Yoga I

SPT&REC 112 Fall, Spring, Summer Sep-Dec, Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-May, Jan-Mar, Mar-May, July-Aug Morning, Afternoon, Evening Click for more info

Yoga is a practice that has been used for thousands of years as an aid in transforming the mind and body. Experience the physical practice that will stretch and tone the body, while finding calm within the mind. Study basic yoga philosophy, postures (asana), and breathing techniques (pranayama) with a focus on alignment and how the postures relate to the human anatomy.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: Edwards Fikes or Fonteneau or Garstecki or Herum or Kelley or McGrath or Olson
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Yoga II

SPT&REC 113 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-May, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Morning, Afternoon Click for more info

Reduce stress and achieve flexibility, strength, and balance while listening to the body. Expand on the basics of Yoga including asanas (physical poses), meditation, and pranayama (breathing techniques). Including discussions of Yogic paths and philosophy. Explore how yoga relates to human anatomy for a deeper understanding of alignment. All body types and skill levels are encouraged to participate, but those who have experience or taken Yoga I at UWM are preferred in this intermediate class.

Prerequisites: Yoga I at UWM, or previous yoga experience including knowledge of basic yoga asana. Instructor: Edwards Fikes or Kelley or McGrath or Olson
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Yoga, Energy Vinyasa

SPT&REC 296 Fall, Spring Sep-Dec, Jan-May Evening Click for more info

Explore energetic, fluid movements of Vinyasa Yoga postures, yogic breathing, structural balance, muscle flexibility, core strength, warm-up poses, sun salutations, standing poses, modified back bends, inversions, and finishing poses leading to the yoga flow. Experience beginning to intermediate yoga exercises to accommodate a mixed level of abilities. The purpose behind poses, and the benefits of Vinyasa yoga will be reviewed.

Prerequisites: No exercise pre-requisites are required. A willingness to unite the mind-body-and spirit of yoga is required. Instructor: Edwards Fikes or Maris or Fonteneau
Men and ladies dancing zumba at a lesson.

Zumba Fitness

SPT&REC 292 Fall, Spring Sep-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Mar-May Afternoon Click for more info

Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique combinations that allow you to dance away your worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be “FUN AND EASY TO DO.” Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music—dance themes that create a dynamic and effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body while increasing metabolism. Utilizing the principles of fitness and resistance training to maximize caloric output.

Prerequisites: None Instructor: McQuide