Spring Fitness Classes 2020

Fitness Classes

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Spring Fitness Classes 2020
Round 2

The second round of Spring Fitness Classes have been canceled.

Tuesday Yoga

Instructor: Alejandra Peralta-Werns

Time: 12:30 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.

Location: Greene Hall, Room 131

Sessions

March 24, 31

April 7, 14, 21, 28

May 5, 12

Please bring a mat to class.

Tuesday PiYo

Instructor: Alejandra Peralta-Werns

Time: 4:30 P.M. – 5:15 P.M.

Location: Greene Hall, Room 131

Sessions

March 24, 31

April 7, 14, 21, 28

May 5, 12

Please bring a mat to class.

Wednesday Yoga

Sarah Filzen

Time: 12:00 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.

Location: Greene Hall, Room 131

Sessions

March 25

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

May 6, 13

Please bring a mat to class.

Wednesday Zumba

Instructor: Karen Beres

Time: 5:00 P.M. – 5:45 P.M.

Location: Greene Hall, Room 131

Sessions

March 25

April 1, 8, 15, 29

May 6, 13, 20*

* The session on May, 20, will be held in Zelazo Center, Room 171, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Thursday Yoga

Instructor: Kim Christenson

Time: 12:30 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.

Location: Greene Hall, Room 131

Sessions

March 26

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

May 7, 14

Please bring a mat to class.

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12:00 P.M.

Yoga

Sarah Filzen

 

12:15 P.M.
12:30 P.M.

Yoga

Alejandra Peralta-Werns

Yoga

Kim Christenson

 

12:45 P.M.
1:00 P.M.
1:15 P.M.
1:30 P.M.
1:45 P.M.

 

4:00 P.M.
4:15 P.M.
4:30 P.M.

PiYo

Alejandra Peralta-Werns

4:45 P.M.
5:00 P.M.

Zumba

Karen Beres

 

5:15 P.M.
5:30 P.M.
5:45 P.M.

Fitness class session dates are also found on the HR events calendar.

HR Events CalendarHR Events Calendar


Two Options for Paying for the Fall Fitness Classes:

  1. Registration Fee per Fitness Class

    One Class: $30

    Two Classes: $55

    (Each fitness class is a series of eight sessions.)

    Pay by bringing cash or check, in the exact amount, to Human Resources (Engelmann Hall, Room 125), by March 24, 2020. Checks should be made out to UW-Milwaukee.

  2. Buy an Unlimited Fitness Class Pass

    $75 – Unlimited

    If you want to take more than two fitness classes, or sample a variety of class sessions, then the unlimited fitness class pass is for you! An unlimited fitness class pass gives you access to any and all class sessions. Pay by bringing cash or check, in the exact amount, to Human Resources (Engelmann Hall, Room 125), by March 24, 2020. Checks should be made out to UW-Milwaukee. You will receive your unlimited fitness class pass when you bring in your payment, or at the first class session.

 

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Fitness Class Descriptions

Yoga

Yoga practice is an excellent way to build strength, stamina, flexibility, and balance while at the same time bringing our attention to what we’re doing in the body, quieting the mind and reducing stress. All ability levels welcome. Please bring a mat to class.

PiYo

PiYo is a total-body fitness system designed to whip you into shape from head to toe. It combines the muscle sculpting features of Pilates and the flexibility of Yoga to help you develop lean muscles, build strength and balance in a fluid low-impact sequence packed into a 45-minute class. Enjoy the music, the workout, and yourself at PiYo. Please bring a mat to class.

Zumba

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That is exactly what the Zumba class is all about. It is an exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latin-inspired calorie-burning dance fitness party that is moving people toward joy and health. All ability levels welcome.

Please Note

For the Yoga and PiYo classes please bring a mat. Exercise mats can be purchased at stores such as: Whole Foods, Fresh Thyme, TJ Maxx, R.E.I., Lululemon, or Walmart.

For holders of the Unlimited Fitness Class Pass, please bring your pass to each session you attend.

 


Fitness Class Instructors

Kim Christenson

Kim Christenson ERYT-500

Kim has been teaching since 2014 after receiving accreditation in yoga at both the 200 and 300 hour levels. She is a member of Yoga Alliance. Kim works for YogaOne, Fox Point and Cedarburg, and Tosa Yoga Center. Her corporate clients include UWM and Milwaukee Country Club. And she has several private clients as well. After almost 20 years of personal practice Kim knows that yoga builds strength, peace of mind and body awareness—exactly what is needed to live a long healthy life.

Karen Beres

Karen Beres

Karen Beres has been a licensed Zumba instructor since 2013 and is an Alumni Employee at UWM since 2013. Since she was little, she enjoys dancing many styles including ballroom, tap, ballet, and jazz. You can also find her teaching Zumba at geeky conventions and Gold’s Gym downtown. She would love to have you join her class—encouraging everyone to get up and move to some wonderful music!

Alejandra Peralta-Werns

As a Yoga and Pilates certified instructor, Alejandra started working on Restorative Yoga where she was able to help people slow down, connect mind and body, and improve flexibility while holding poses. She moved into other group exercise areas such as boot camps, barbell classes, etc. where she decided to return and attain my Pilates certification. Then, Alejandra started teaching flow Yoga and Pilates separately and found that by combining the two forms she was able to incorporate more strength aspects while keeping the flexibility portion as well. Currently, she is interested in going into Physical Therapy where she finds that PiYo has many benefits even with classes once per week. Some other interests lie in sports and personal training, and the medical-fitness combination.

Sarah Filzen

Sarah Filzen

Sarah has been practicing and studying yoga for over 25 years and teaching since 2000. Certified through the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago, she is influenced by the precise alignment of Iyengar Yoga, the breath and strength of Patabi Jois’ Ashtanga Yoga, and the flow and grace of vinyasa yoga. In 2004 she received her Certified Ayurveda Educator certificate and incorporates the ancient healing techniques of Ayurveda into her yoga practice and teachings. Sarah developed and led the Registered Yoga Teacher Training Program at Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 2004 until the Center closed in 2016. She has been teaching yoga to UWM students since 2002.


Disclaimers

  1. If you have any health issues or if you do not regularly engage in physical activity we recommend that you consult with your physician before beginning an exercise program. There will be no refunds issued after the start of the classes listed above. Also be mindful of others that may be on the waiting list for these classes. If after registration you cannot attend, please cancel your registration by contacting the Wellness Team at hr-registration@uwm.edu.
  2. Class participation for individuals with an unlimited fitness class pass will be on a first come first serve basis. The instructor has the authority to deny participation if the room has met capacity.
  3. By attending fitness classes you authorize the Wellness Team to take your photograph and use it to promote UWM wellness initiatives.
  4. Classes are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather and/or fitness instructor unexpected absence. If a class needs to be cancelled, participants will be notified as soon as possible and will be provided the opportunity to attend a different class or be provided a makeup class.

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