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Op-Ed: Free workout courses offer students accessible exercise

As the fall semester breezes past the half-way mark, some students may still be unaware of the multitude of different recreational classes that Rollins College provides for its students. Such classes are included in students’ tuition prices, making them a convenient and effective activity for those who do not want wish to go to the gym but still want to remain physically active.  

Workout classes are offered every day at Rollins, and there is no limit to the number of classes students can take. These recreational classes are offered at Alfond Dance Center, located on the first floor of the Alfond Gym next to the fitness center. Unfortunately, many students have not heard of these classes that Rollins provides these students; possibly because an error appears when you click to see the schedule.  

I took it upon myself to take a Pilates class with Sheree as the instructor, and it was an amazing experience. She closed the blinds for privacy and made it beginner friendly. It was, however, not an “easy” course. Overall, it was a great experience, and I recommend people try these out if they want to fit but feel intimidated by going to the gym.  

With the gym at Alfond Sports Center being closed to students and reserved only for student athletes, these classes are also a great alternative for those who may not want to utilize the Lakeside Neighborhood gym because of crowding.  

All students are welcome and encouraged to join these classes:  

Self Defense— Mondays, Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. 

Yoga — Tuesdays, Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. 

Zumba — Tuesdays, Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. 

Pilates — Mondays, Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. 

Body Works — Tuesdays, Thursdays 6:00 p.m. 

Barre — Mondays, Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. 

Group Training — Mondays, Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. 

For additional information, students are encouraged to visit the Rollins Sports website or email for questions.  

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