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RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Class Begins March 25

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Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques through a comprehensive course designed specifically for women ages twelve and up. It begins with a focus on awareness, prevention, and risk reduction/avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training.

R.A.D. is offered by Michigan Tech’s Department of Public Safety and Police Services through Community Programs, and the course is taught by Public Safety officers. The class combines both classroom instruction and hands on physical training.

Dates: March 25 to April 17
Days/Times: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: SDC Racquetball Court #5
Cost: $30 for Michigan Tech students, $50 for non-students

Women only please. Minimum age of 12.

Registration and payment may be completed online at, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office.

Don’t Stop, You’re Almost There!

Don’t Stop Now, You’re Almost There!

Get in that last workout (or two) before we take a SPRING BREAK! Whether it be Zumba or another fitness class, we are here for you.

Next week Community Programs will go on Spring Break (many classes will not be offered – check website for complete schedule), and we hope you take time to give yourself a break – in the sun, sauna, pool or around the house, you’ve earned it!

Thanks for counting down to SPRING BREAK with Community Programs and we look forward to counting down to SUMMER with you too!

Kick It Up a Notch with Spin Class

It’s the last week of February

and it’s time to kick your workout up a notch! Spring Break is not that far away even though the snow is still piling up outside. Join us inside the Studio for a Spin class – a great energetic workout performed on a stationary bike.

Did you know?

Michigan Tech employees who are TechFit benefit eligible can use some of their $150 (and $100 total for dependents) for this awesome class! Instructors guide you through warm-ups, sprints, climbs, cool-downs, and more, with plenty of encouragement and upbeat music. Are you a beginner? No worries, check-out the Learn to Spin class here.

Classes are scheduled through the end of April. Join us anytime by committing with an 8-punch class card OR try us out for a single session for only $6.

For awesome deals, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook.

Stay Motivated

How are your 2014 goals coming?

Maybe it’s time to tune up and motivate with a personal training session to help keep you on track! We’re deep (with snow, too!) into February and we want to help you reconnect with your New Year’s resolution.

Working with a trainer is one of the fastest & most successful ways to improve your health.

Michigan Tech’s personal training services, with Ann Hoover, focus on customized health and exercise programs to help you achieve your lifestyle and fitness goals.

In other Community Program news

Looking for a fun workshop this weekend? Try out the specialZumba session geared towards beginners. Want to hit the ice for adult skating lessons for the last time this season  – the final 5 week program starts on Feb. 27.

For more announcements and awesome deals, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook and visit us online at

Final Session of Michigan Tech Learn to Skate Program for the Season

Final Session of Learn to Skate Program for the Season

Our Learn to Skate program offers fun, challenging, and rewarding beginning skating classes for boys and girls of all ages and abilities. Students learn at their own level with others in their age group; classes are available for preschool (3­–5 years old) and basic levels 1–8 (6 years and up). Weekly program time includes a 25-minute lesson and a 55-minute practice session.

Spring Session (4 weeks), March 1-30

No class March 22 & 23

Class Day Options: Saturdays, 9:30-10:50am or Sundays, 5:00-6:20pm
4-Week Session Fees: Class & Practice $50 or Practice only (guardians) $8
Location: John MacInnes Student Ice Arena
Registration Options: Online, Over the Phone 487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office

Come and join the fun!

Last Chance to Register – Weekend Workshops!

Last Chance to Register for this weekend’s Workshops!

Valentine’s Partner Yoga

Connect and relax through this specifically designed couples yoga flow. All levels welcome.
Saturday, February 15, 12:00-12:50pm
$15/participant (register here)
Held in the SDC Studio w/ Anna

High Intensity Spin

Take your spin workout to a whole new level and the challenge you’ve been waiting for.
Sunday, February 16, 12:30-2:00pm
$15/participant (register here)
Held in the SDC Studio w/ Bonnie

Prenatal Yoga

This prenatal workshop is an excellent prep for birthing through breath, body and mind awareness.
Sunday, February 16, 5:30-7:00pm
$10/couple (register here)
Held in the SDC Studio w/ Joan

New to Community Programs? Want to change up your workout? Try out a class anytime – view our entire Spring Semester brochure here for class types, schedules and locations.

For awesome deals, the most up-to-date information, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook.

Fuel your body with Aqua Zumba!

Its time to fuel your body, mix up your workout and hit the water

With fun music and traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a workout that’s mixed with cardio, body toning, and is most of all exhilarating. Join us in the SDC pool for a great addition to your fitness routine.

Did you know…

Michigan Tech employees who are TechFit benefit eligible can use some of their $150 (and $100 total for dependents) for this awesome new class! Fuel your body this winter and keep counting down to Spring with Community Programs. Classes are scheduled through the end of April – join anytime and either commit with a low-rate 8-punch class card or choose the $6 daily rate option.

For awesome deals, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook and Twitter.

Celebrate Winter & Fuel Your Spirit with YOGA

Photo: Celebrate winter & fuel your spirit with YOGA!

Community Programs Yoga Classes

Celebrate winter & fuel your spirit with YOGA. Compliment your outdoor activities with some indoor conditioning –  Yoga is a great low-impact, indoor cross-training option!

Whether you’re just learning how to tap into your inner yogi or have been reaping the benefits of Yoga for years, Michigan Tech Community Programs offers several Yoga classes to fit your needs.

Yoga classes offered 5 days a week through the end of April include beginner, all levels, advanced, gentle, power and men’s-only. Join anytime – punch cards and daily passes are available to fit your schedule.

Upcoming 1-day Yoga Workshops include Getting Fit Yoga on 2/9, Valentine’s Partner Yoga on 2/15 and Prenatal Yoga on 2/16.

Visit us online at for full details and online registration. For awesome deals, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook.