CMS Department of Physical Education

The Colleges require all students to complete three semesters of physical education. Participation on a CMS intercollegiate athletic team will also count towards fulfilling the physical education requirement. All students are expected to complete this requirement during their freshman and sophomore years, except for those excused by the Chair of the Department of Physical Education for medical reasons or because of prior military service.

Registration procedures and deadlines for physical education courses or teams are identical to those of credit courses. Courses offered through other Claremont Colleges may also be elected.

For physical education questions, contact physical education director Randy Town at randy.town@cms.claremont.edu 

Physical education courses include the following:

 

Archery

Randy Town
rtown@cmc.edu
909-607-3561

Class Description
Work on improving your archery skills in a supportive environment. The students will learn about the stance, proper shooting form and archery safety. 

Class Goals
Improve your Archery skills by shooting daily by gaining body awareness.

Grading
You need to attend and participate in 80% of the classes. 

 

Badminton

Bill Walkenbach
Bill.Walkenbach@cms.claremont.edu

Course Description
This class is open to badminton players of all levels.  Beginners will receive basic instruction that will allow them to understand the fundamentals and rules of the game.  They will be provided with a comfortable, low-pressure environment to grow as players, get some exercise, and learn to enjoy the game.

For intermediate and advanced players, the class will provide an opportunity to play in any desired format with players of their level.

If students have their own racquet, they should bring it to class.  If not, racquets will be provided.

 

Basketball Skills and Conditioning

Ken Scalmanini
Ken.Scalmanini@cms.claremont.edu

Class Description
Work on improving your basketball skills in a supportive environment.  There will be some conditioning as full court drills or games are utilized.

Class Goals
Better your Basketball skills in a supportive inclusive environment.  There will be skills taught and worked on at beginning of each class.  Scrimmage games after 10-15 minutes of skill work each class. Improve your physical fitness and working in supportive team environment. 

Grading
There will be two classes per week for 12 weeks.  You need to attend and participate in 80% of the courses or 19 total classes. 

 

Basketball Skills and Drills

Chanel Murchison
cmurchison@cmc.edu

Class Description
This class will allow students to play the game of basketball in a fun and collaborative way through group and individual drills, games, and competitions. The coach will cater skill work to individuals and teach drill work based on level of experience.

Class Goal(s)
The goal of this course to allow students to break down the game of basketball through skill work, and small focus drills. Students will be challenged in their ability to continual growth of each new skill gained.

Grading
Students will be graded on attendance, preparation, and participation.

* Given there are no exams, attendance/participation are key. Lack of either could result in a failing grade* 

 

Body Ritual Fitness Class

Bernadette LeGrant
bern@onyourgrind.com

  • Indoor cycling is a form of exercise with classes focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity, and recovery, and involves using a special stationary exercise bicycle.  Classes are 45 minutes long.
  • Yoga physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation
  • Barre Pilates is a rigorous workout that blends elements from different exercise styles including ballet, pilates, and yoga. It focuses on low-impact, high-intensity movements designed to strengthen your body.
Registered students can combine classes (spinning, barre, or yoga).  In order to receive a pass/credit for the course, 80% attendance is required.  


Boxing Fitness

Carlos Garcia (Coach Carlos)
Fitness and Leadership
3 Sessions per Week
Fitness Only, not for competition 
Phone: (909) 279 7956
Class Description
You will learn proper body mechanics from a former professional with 20 years of experience, although non-competitive we emphasize the physics of movement and the mental attitude to make the most out of your training.

Class Goals
You are given 3 in gym sessions Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10 am, 5 pm, or 6 pm. You are taught progressively so that you can expect your technique and endurance to go up gradually
 
Grading
In order to pass you are expected to complete at least 16 sessions (which takes less than 2 months if you show up 3 times per week). When we have trained other Claremont Colleges students in the past they had a great time and it was common that some of them would continue to train after they achieved a passing grade. What they enjoyed the most besides the awesome training was our welcoming community, check out our website for pictures and videos, and see you soon! 
 
 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Instructor: Jaso Sanchez
Email: claremontbjj@gmail.com
Website: www.claremontbjj.com
Phone: (909) 493-5276

Course Description
Our school provides a challenging yet safe environment that will allow each student to experience and understand core values of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu including: focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect.  We offer Gi and No-gi classes and welcome everyone and anyone who is looking to get in shape, learn self-defense, and improve the overall quality of their lives.

 

Breakdancing/Hip Hop

Instructor: Don Sevilla (B-Boy Don)
Email: ddsa2017@pomona.edu,  bboydon0080@hotmail.com
Phone: (562)569-8800   
Office Hours: Immediately before or after class or email to request appointment as needed 

Course Description
This course will introduce students to the basic techniques and movements of Breakdancing and various forms of Hip Hop Dance. Proper body mechanics, development of coordination, muscle control, and vocabulary/terminology will also be covered in class. Although the course will focus primarily on breaking, other styles such as basic Popping, Locking and hip hop choreography trends will also be incorporated. The main goal is to try the dances, get a good workout and have fun!

 

Student Learning Outcomes
1. Students will be able to demonstrate basic Breakdance/Hip Hop techniques and develop a sense of confidence to execute their dance skills in an informal setting (Dance Cypher).   
2. Understand some of the history, vocabulary and context in which Breaking was developed.
3.  Students will also reap the physical, emotional and mental benefits of dancing,  such as showing increased ability in areas of flexibility, musicality, coordination and cardio endurance.

Attendance and Grading
Grading will be based on participation and attendance. In order to receive a pass/credit for the course, a minimum  requirement of 70% of classes must be attended (Maximum of 3 absences). Make up classes are available if needed. Please contact the instructor in case you need make-up classes.

  

CrossFit

Coach Jazmin Pottorff
951-212-6137
jazmin@crossfitreverb.net

Please contact Coach Jazmin to reserve your first class. The class schedule can be found at https://crossfitreverb.net/schedule/

Class Description
Improve your strength and conditioning while having FUN in our high intensity workouts. We combine the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more to help you achieve your fitness goals. All classes are run by a certified CrossFit coach, trained to help you master proper form, modify when necessary, and push yourself to achieve results. Workouts of the day (WODs) are designed to be accessible by all ability levels and can be scaled up or down as needed.

Grading
Pass/No Pass Class based on attendance of a minimum of 80% (16 of 20 classes) throughout the semester.

 

FitBoxing

Instructor: TBA

FitBoxing is a course designed for all levels of athletes, from having zero experience boxing to being junior world champions. 
FitBoxing is meant to teach the basic techniques of boxing (punches, footwork, defense) which are then applied to a partnered HIIT workout. 

Using gloves and mitts, the students will be given a hands-on experience both learning how to box as well as learning how to coach and push their desired partner.

There is absolutely no sparring involved and all of our work. The last 10 minutes of class are dedicated to a group bodyweight cool down, separated into three muscle groups: upper body, lower body, and abs/core. 

Lastly, FitBoxing is a team, and at the end of every session, we join together and answer all questions and concerns any student may have, followed by a unified clap to end the day. 

 

Fitness Walking

Kyle Sweeney
kyle.sweeney@cms.claremont.edu
 

Course Description
This course will be an intermediate level of fitness walking and conditioning.  Each week we will set goals on distance, time, and monitor progress using one of several apps that can be downloaded to your smart phone.  Students will work out on their own time each week, and supply screenshots of their workouts to the instructor by the end of the week.  Each week there will be a mileage minimum to accomplish.  Throughout the semester, several goals will be set for performance.  Goals such as average mile time, incline distance, and total number of miles walked.  All walking will be done on routes that the students feel comfortable with near their home. 

 

Floor Hockey

Phillip Cardona
Phillip.Cardona@cms.claremont.edu

Course Description 
Floor Hockey will be a fun outdoor class on Thursday evenings hosted on Harvey Mudds campus next to the LAC on the outdoor basketball court. There will no skates or other equipment needed. Please have some type of tennis shoes during classes athletic wear is suggested.

The instructor will go over rules and class requirements.

 

Fly Fishing 

Damian Ross
drossclaynfishn@gmail.com

Class Description: Students will be taught the Art of Fly Casting, The use of the fly rod, the basics and beyond.
The student that can already cast will become more proficient using a variety of equipment provided.
1 meeting per week

Class Goals:
To prepare a person to fish anywhere, in a variety of water types.  
A student will be able to go way beyond the basic cast, and understand when to use what, as far as lines and rods.
Improve at distance casting and pinpointing a presentation.

Grading: 
Pass / No Pass, or P/F
Obligatory, one outside meeting.  Either Fly Tying, or onstream.  
Learning requires attending, " practice makes perfect ''.
3 absences, and the grade will be in jeopardy. 


Free Weights

Greg Lonzo
greg.lonzo@cms.claremont.edu 

Course Description
The course will consist of two workouts a week focusing on a full body training plan.  Each workout will take you through a series of strength exercises that will be mostly body weight training with the ability to add weights as available and desired.  In the first few weeks of the semester there will be video demonstrations for the exercises with the workouts.  The goal for the class is to introduce various workout styles throughout the semester and hopefully allow students to develop their own training plan. 

Grading
Two Workouts will be sent out to students at the beginning of each week and students will be expected to email instructor with confirmation when each workout is completed.  There will be 24 total workouts (2x/week for 12 weeks) and students will need to complete at least 19 workouts (80%) to receive a pass in the class.   

 

Golf

Bill Walkenbach
Bill.Walkenbach@cms.claremont.edu

Course Description
This class is open to golfers of all levels.  Golfers will receive instruction suited to their level of experience and skill in the game.

The course will cover putting, chipping, pitch shots, full-swing mechanical instruction, golf etiquette, and rules instruction.  It will utilize the golf practice center immediately to the north of the Axelrood Swimming Pool at Claremont McKenna.

If students have their own clubs, they should bring them to class.  If not, clubs will be provided.

 

High-Intesity Interval Training (HIIT) 

Instructor: Vanessa Gomez Hauck
Vanessa.gomez@cmc.edu
909-851-7617 

Course Schedule:
Tuesday/Thursday 11:10-12:05pm
First HIIT class- Aug 29th
Last HIIT class November 30, 2023
Location: Roberts Pavilion, 2nd Floor

Course Description
High Intensity Interval Training classes will consist of mostly body weight movements, also known as calisthenics. 

We will do a high amount of reps in short bursts to get the heart rate up and cardiovascular endurance going. Your instructor will use a timer with specific work and built in rest periods throughout the workout.

You will perspire and feel amazing once you conclude each workout. Please be sure to hydrate efficiently, with the general rule of water consumption being half your body weight in ounces a day, plus 20 oz for every hour of rigorous exercise. (ex. Body weight @150 pound= 75 oz of water + 20 oz for 1 hr of exercise= 95 oz).

Please meet upstairs (level 2) of Roberts Pavilion with your workout appropriate shoes and apparel. Classes will begin ON TIME, late comers risk being injured if their body is not warmed up and stretched for such intense work. 

Course Goals and Objectives
To build our cardiovascular endurance, increase our fitness level throughout the semester, and have fun doing it.

The goal is to provide you with a solid base of physical movements that can be done anywhere at any time. HIIT training keeps your heart rate up and burns more calories in less time. 

Commons goals of HIIT classes would be: Weight Loss/Fat Loss, Increase Endurance, Cross Training, Gain Muscle, and Better Mobility. 

 

 

Half-Marathon Training

Chris Zurbuch 
czurbuch@ymail.com
Cell 909-282-8067 

Course Description

This PE course is a SAKAI based arranged class. You will be responsible for completing the suggested training regimen in preparation for running a half-marathon race OC Half Marathon on Sunday, May 1st, 2022 in Irvine. 

While completion of a half-marathon is not requisite for passing this course, you are encouraged to register for the event, or to work with me in determining a similar race more suited to your availability/location. Participants in the course are required to submit weekly progress reports. The progress reports are located in the resource tool of the course SAKAI site and can be submitted either by email, or by using the drop box tool on the site. 

Also located on SAKAI is a class roster, training calendar, and a chat room to help facilitate discussion among your classmates (encouragement to train, invitations for group runs, etc). Periodically, articles and running tips will be provided as well, so please check your SAKAI site no less than once a week. 

Running a half-marathon is an ambitious, rewarding endeavor and one that cannot be accomplished without disciplined training. If you find yourself falling behind, contact me so I can work with you to manage your training and keep you on track! 

 

Hiking

Mitchell Fedorka
mfedorka@cmc.edu 

Course Description
Develop cardiovascular fitness while exploring trails and utilizing hiking equipment and safety precautions.

Required Materials
Proper/comfortable hiking attire and shoes. Water bottles and snacks. Fitness tracking and sharing via the free Under Armor Map My Walk App.

Course Guide
Students must submit tracking information for 10 hikes of at least 2 miles each along with journal entries to track cardiovascular fitness and hiking experience for each hike. A Zoom meeting will be held the first and last week of classes. The first week will cover course expectations and information on submitting workout information to instructor. The last week will entail a short final presentation from each student on what their experience with the class has been, as well as providing information about their favorite hike that they have completed during the course.

Class Grading
50% Hike Participation/Journal Submissions (10 Hikes at 10 Points Each)
25% Zoom Participation (2 Zoom Meetings at 25 Points Each)
25% Final Presentation (50 Points) 

 

Hot MPower Yoga Fusion

Johannah Bradley
909-450-5517
MPower Yoga Studio
175 N. Indian Hill Blvd. in the Claremont Village

2 Sessions per week - Flexible schedule


Class Description: Hot MPower Yoga Fusion
combines the best aspects of Hot Yoga with the best aspects of Power Vinyasa Flow.  Come practice in a more humid room heated to 100 degrees where your body can reach maximum detoxification and release.  We practice a beautifully sequenced series of spine strengthening, balance poses and core work to reach new levels of integration, strength and meditative flow.  With the same series of asanas in each class students can track progress and drop deep into the meditative flow of hot fusion.

Each class includes strengthening postures, balance, core work and savasana or finishing meditation.  Classes are one hour long and held in our beautiful heated studio in the heart of the Claremont Village.  Bring a Yoga Mat, Water and a Towel for class.

Class Goals: Students will gain body awareness, improve core strength and overall muscle tone.  Through learning flowing yoga movements students will experience the calming effects of Yoga and the strengthening effects of power work.

Grading: Pass/No Pass Class based on attendance of a minimum of 80% or 16 of 20 classes throughout the semester.

 

How to Improve Your Running

Marina Muncan
Marina.Muncan@cms.claremont.edu
Location: Zinda Field and Burns Track Complex
Office hours: Tuesday- Friday 10-4 pm – by appointment


Course Description
The class is tailored to each individuals fitness and abilities.Throughout this course students will participate in a weekly fitness program involving running and flexibility. Students will run on the track or assigned running routes around the campuses. A warm up/cool down routine will also be provided for you to complete before and after your runs.

Class Goals
The main goal of this course is to improve your endurance and flexibility, while also improving overall health and wellness. We will slowly build fitness through easy, consistent training runs and incorporate interval sessions gradually needed. 

Course Expectations/Grading
In order to earn a passing grade, students must attend a minimum of 80% of classes.

 

Jogging

Jodie Burton
jodie.burton@cmc.edu 

This jogging class allows you to jog independently at a time/day most convenient for you. You are required to log your work outs and send them via email to the instructor every two weeks.

This class has a jogging test at the end of the class.  It is a 2-mile jog at your own pace without walking.

Email Jodie.burton@cmc.edu with any questions you may have. 

 

Judo

Instructor:
Sensei Gary Goltz (8th Degree. Black Belt – Kodokan Judo) 
Phone: 909-702-3250
Email: Gary@GoltzJudo.com
Website: http://GoltzJudo.com

7-8 pm Mon. & Wed.
11:30 am-12:30 pm Sat.

Alexander Hughes Community Center
11700 Danbury Rd.
Claremont, CA 97111
909-399-5490 

Class Description: 
Goltz Judo is one the most popular programs offered by Claremont Human Services with many black belt members to provide highly personalized instruction. Judo helps improve self-confidence while building lifelong skills for the prevention of bullying and victimization. The Head Sensei, Gary Goltz, MBA, a successful business consultant, has been practicing judo for over 55 years and is an 8th Degree Black Belt. Sensei Goltz served as President of the US Judo Association, Nanka (the Southern California Judo Black Belt Federation) and as a Defensive Tactics Advisor to the Los Angeles Police Department.  He is regularly featured in Black Belt Magazine.

Judo is a popular Olympic Sport that combines throwing and grappling techniques used in mixed martial arts, which empower a student to subdue a stronger opponent.  It teaches the importance of cooperating with your partners in order to achieve mutual benefits.  Judo builds one’s self-confidence through class participation and entry into scrimmages. Ronda Rousey was a participant at many of these events when she was growing up! 

A regulation judo gi (uniform) is required to participate in this class which can be purchased at the class and cost $70 to $90.  

 

Karate - Shokotan Intro

Instructor:
Sensei Ty Aponte (6th Deg. BB - Shotokan karate) 
Phone: 951 204-0341
Email: TyAponte@yahoo.com
Website: http://Defense-Arts-Center.com

Course #: Fall-2023 PE 025 Karate - Shotokan
6:00 – 6:55 pm Tu/Th
Roberts Pavilion / Studio A

Class Description: (Uniform NOT required)
Traditional Shotokan Karate curriculum includes basic/advanced blocks, strikes, kicks, kata (forms), an emphasis on practical and common-sense self-defense; that will include evading/escaping, joint locks and manipulations, kicking & striking drills. The class will be safe, engaging, challenging, and fun.  Training will be enhanced with twice-monthly homework assignments. Students have repeated this class continuing their journey through the ranks to attain Black belt by the time they graduate

Sensei Ty Aponte has been part of the consortium of Claremont Colleges.

Class Goals:
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To acquire a good foundation in Shotokan karate fundamentals and have the confidence and ability to demonstrate and/or apply to a reasonable degree. By semester's end, an examination will determine what (belt) rank one will receive. 

>To develop an awareness of one’s environment and practice skills to gain confidence with one’s martial abilities. 

>The training takes on a holistic approach to improving one’s health, fitness & skills; if one follows & practices the routines by the semester's end one will have gained strength, agility, and an edge of self-confidence. 

>Have an appreciation for the Art of Traditional Karate & the Budo (Martial Art) Culture (etiquette and philosophy) that is taught with the training will result in self-improvement and personal growth.  

Grading
Class (2 x per wk.) based on enthusiastic attendance of a minimum of 80% or 16 of 20 classes throughout the semester.  

 

Kung-Fu San Soo

Jarrad Arbuckle
Jarradarbuckle@yahoo.com


Kung-fu San Soo is a very effective approach to self-defense. it is considered a devastating self-defense system taught to law enforcement and executive protection agencies across the country. The techniques can be learned by anyone, no matter your age or physical condition. Techniques in San Soo are made up of leverages, throws, submissions, strikes, and takedowns.

Students taking this course will benefit by developing coordination, balance, mental agility and the principles regarding self-defense and respect for life.

the course’s instructor, Jarrad Arbuckle, has over 22 years of training and teaching in martial arts and combatives. Jarrad is the founder and Chief instructor of Advanced Self-Defense Concepts (ASD Concepts), an academy located in Upland, CA. aimed as a forum to give students the most effective and efficient methods possible in self-defense and protection.

 

Lifeguarding (American Red Cross)

The American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification program is the first step to get hired as a certified Red Cross lifeguard. Classes are designed to teach you not only the basics in water safety but also the proper protocol when dealing with any emergencies around water. The Red Cross blends both traditional lecture style along with crucial hands-on training in order to teach you effective techniques to deliver prompt care to those in need. Learn how to respond safely and efficiently to water emergencies with lifeguard classes from the American Red Cross.

  • This course will be offered in a blended learning format: Course length: 19 hours & 55 minutes in-person/7 hours and 30 minutes online Total - 27 hours, 25 minutes.
  • Location: The course will be conducted at the Scripps Pool..
  • Date and Times: Friday, September 22, Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24, exact times are TBD. Please plan to be available the majority of the day on these dates.

Prerequisites for the course to be performed on Friday, September 22:

  • Age: Students must be at least 15 years old by the last day of class.
  • Qualifications: Students must pass a pre-course swimming skills test prior to taking lifeguarding courses. This includes a 300-yard swim using front crawl or breaststroke, a 2-minute tread using legs only and the ability to retrieve a 10-lb dive weight from 7 ft deep, surface and swim 20 yds with the weight, using legs only and exit the pool without using a ladder within 100 seconds.

Our detailed training includes both testing of hands-on skills as well as a written test. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, you will receive a Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification, which is valid for two years and is accepted nationwide.

  • Fees: The fee for the course is $235.

 

Mat Flow Pilates Heated

Stephanie Parmental
909-450-5517
MPower Yoga Studio
175 N. Indian Hill Blvd. in the Claremont Village

2 Sessions per week - Flexible schedule


Class Description: Mat Pilates combines traditional pilates strength movements with prpops including bands, resistance balls and magic circles to tone, tighten and strengthen core and connective muscles.  Pilates will positively impact body awareness, physical form and the ability to move through the world with ease.  Each class includes strengthening movements, core work and cool down or stretching.  Classes are one hour long and held in our beautiful heated studio in the heart of the Claremont Village.  Bring a Yoga Mat, Water and a Towel for class.

Class Goals: Students will gain body awareness, improve core strength and overall muscle tone. 

Grading: Pass/No Pass Class based on attendance of a minimum of 80% or 16 of 20 classes throughout the semester.

           

Meditation

Ana Dorrance
amdorrance@yahoo.com
Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.

Course Description
This course introduces the student to a variety of meditation techniques from different traditions, including Mindfulness and light yoga. It will provide an overview of the neuroscience supporting the benefits of individual meditation techniques including reduced stress, better sleep, improved focus, and a sense of well-being. The course will also address common obstacles to meditation as well as approaches to overcoming these obstacles. This class is informed world-class Mindfulness and Meditation courses including the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course.

Learning Outcome
The learning outcome is for the students to attain a toolkit of meditation techniques and to be able to identify which techniques are best suited for them in varying situations (anxiety, focus, lack of sleep, etc.)  An additional outcome is for the student to develop a sustainable personal meditation practice so that they may achieve the benefits desired.

Grading 
This class is offered on a credit/ no credit basis.  Students must attend 80% of the classes to receive credit for the course. 

 

Medicine Ball Cross-Training

Dave Schwarz
David.Schwarz@cms.claremont.edu

This class will use medicine balls to focus on a total body workout emphasizing functional strength and movement.
Grading will be based on attendance requirement of 80% or more of the classes.   

 

Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence

Ana Dorrance
amdorrance@yahoo.com
Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m.

Course Description
This class is the Search Inside Yourself program, developed by Google, adapted to a one-semester format.  The course facilitates the development of emotional intelligence and mental and emotional resilience. It includes instruction and practice of mindfulness techniques including micro-practices which can be utilized throughout the course of one’s day, as well as supporting neuroscience. This course also includes dyads with other students and journaling.  Emotional intelligence (EI) is now a top-ten skill required in the workplace; core EI skills such as self-awareness, self-management, and empathy are facilitated by mindfulness techniques and practice. 

Learning Outcome
By the end of the course, the goal is to help students thrive and enjoy greater productivity, effectiveness, and well-being in all aspects of their lives.  

Grading 
This class is offered on a credit/ no credit basis.  Students must attend 80% of the classes to receive credit for the course.

 

Pickleball

Paul Settles
909-241-6162
Paul.Settles@cms.claremont.edu

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the U.S. in terms of participants, equipment sales, and new court construction.

This course is designed to introduce students to an emerging sport with a low barrier to entry that allows players of all levels to participate with one another. Students of all skill and experience levels will participate in a learning environment designed to encourage fun and build community.

Students will learn and practice the fundamentals of Pickleball, including: 

  • Singles and doubles skill development
  • Singles and doubles tactics
  • Scoring and rules of competition

 Paddles and balls will be provided. Students are expected to bring a water bottle and non-marking shoes.

 

Power Yoga

Steve Hsu
stevehsuyoga@yahoo.com

Course Description
This is an invigorating vinyasa flow class that will develop and improve your strength and stamina through a variety of standing and balancing poses. The vinyasa flow practice will also include Sun Salutations A and B along with poses such as arm balances, backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions, and restoratives. Emphasis will be placed on effective breathing and correct alignment during the practice. Students will be taught correct alignment in each yoga pose to empower them with a deeper understanding of proper form and technique. This course is appropriate for beginner and intermediate practitioners, and students are encouraged to practice according to their fitness and skill level. However, students should consider any injuries or medical conditions when determining the appropriateness of practicing Power Yoga. 

Course Objectives:

  • Enable students to practice yoga safely and mindfully
  • Empower students to practice yoga poses with correct alignment and to modify their practice according to their fitness level and ability
  • Improve students’ posture, strength, stamina, flexibility, breathing, and concentration
  • Help students reduce and manage stress through yoga, deep breathing, guided relaxation, restorative yoga, and mindfulness practice
  • Enhance students’ overall health, fitness, and wellbeing

Equipment
Although yoga mats, blocks, and straps are provided, students are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats for better personal hygiene and health.

Grading
Pass/No Pass based on active participation and attendance of a minimum of 80% (maximum of 3 class absences during the 15 week semester in order to pass the course).


Power Yoga Heated

Johannah Bradley
909-450-5517
MPower Yoga Studio
175 N. Indian Hill Blvd. in the Claremont Village

2 Sessions per week - Flexible schedule

Class Description: Power Yoga integrates strength, flexibility and mindfulness.  Through thoughtfully sequenced movements students will gain an understanding of the physical, mental and integrative aspects of Yoga while detoxifying their bodies, increasing flexibility and balance and building strength.  Each class includes strengthening postures, balance, core work and savasana or finishing meditation.  Classes are one hour long and held in our beautiful heated studio in the heart of the Claremont Village.  Bring a Yoga Mat, Water and a Towel for class.

Class Goals: Students will gain body awareness, improve core strength and overall muscle tone.  Through learning flowing yoga movements students will experience the calming effects of Yoga and the strengthening effects of power work.

Grading: Pass/No Pass Class based on attendance of a minimum of 80% or 16 of 20 classes throughout the semester.

 

Reformer Pilates at The Body Center

Michele Cazares
909-621-0447
mcazares@bodycenterpt.com or frontdeskteam@bodycenterpt.com

Class Times
Please view Schedule online, stop by the facility to pick up class schedule, view attachment

Course Description
Pilates reformer work focuses on core strength and proper muscle engagement which improves strength and flexibility. It is a full-body workout, that is good for all fitness levels. 

Requirements 
The requirements of the course are as follows:

· This course is a PASS/ FAIL only.

· You are required to attend an INTRO classes during the times that they are offered prior to taking any of the classes. (The only exception to this is if you are a returning student from previous semesters.)

· You will need to ATTEND at least 14 of the 20 classes allotted to you in order to pass and the INTRO class will be included towards that. (classes are 55 minutes long)

· If you late cancel or no show more than 3 classes you will not be allowed to schedule in advance and will need to schedule the day of the class to participate. · Cancellations for any class require a 24-hour notice otherwise they will be deducted from your 20 classes credit. Notes will not be accepted to credit classes back to your account.

Class Goals 
To gain strength and flexibility improving core control, proper posture alignment, and connecting the mind/body to perform the exercise in a new and beneficial way. 

 

Running

Chanel Murchison
cmurchison@cmc.edu

Course Overview
Students will be participating in beginner to intermediate running. The distances for each run will vary between 1.5miles – 3.0mile. Each meeting will consist of a group warm-up and then students will run the provided route at their own pace.

Class Goal(s)
The goal of the course is for students to build on their individual cardiovascular fitness. We will keep track of the completion times of each run, so students can see progress throughout the course, from start to finish.

Grading
Grading will be based on attendance, preparation, and. Participation.

* Given there are no exams, attendance/participation are key. Lack of either could result in a failing grade*  

 

Run, Walk, Jog

Instructor TBA

Asynchronous

Class Goals
To improve walking/jogging/running stamina and cardio in a safe and beginner-friendly space.

Equipment Needed
Safe place to run (treadmill, track, on campus). A watch or timer you can run with. Access to Email.

Expectations
Students are expected to give their best effort towards improving their walking/jogging/running and should always try to have a good attitude and have fun with the process of development. Students may be asked to perform runs that push them to their limits. The expectation is each student will attempt each exercise to the best of their ability. A weekly email to the instructor will be required in order to receive a passing credit.

Attendance
Students are required to perform 80% of the exercises

Class Function
The class will receive an email with the assigned exercises each week. Students are expected to perform the exercises on two separate days during the week. The exercises will start at a beginner level and build to an intermediate level as the semester goes on.

After performing each exercise, write down three (3) positives and one area for improvement within the student’s control. Students can send one email per a week with responses from both exercises, or send emails after each exercise.

 

Sailing 

John Faranda 
john.faranda@claremontmckenna.edu

Class Description
The sailing class is designed as an introductory course teaching basic terminology, sailing theory, small boat handling and rigging, safety at sea, and navigation rules. It is not appropriate for those who already know basic sailing techniques. The course meets five times during September and October: a two-hour introductory class followed by four eight-hour on-the-water sessions in Newport Beach. The boats used are a Lido 14 and a Catalina 30.

Textbook
Invitation to Sailing by Alan Brown.

Supplies
A 4-foot piece of line for knot-tying; sunglasses; deck shoes; windbreaker, etc.

Prerequisites
The ability to swim and tread water.

Class Goals
The successful participant will have learned enough basics to feel comfortable chartering a small daysailer or crewing on a larger vessel.

Grading
Grading is based on enthusiastic participation in all five class sessions. Missing more than one session will result in a no-credit grade. 

 

Self-Defense: Positive Mindset, Effective Strategies and Immediate Threat Mitigation

Instructor
Brian Weir
Phone: 951 473-7447

Course#:  Self-Defense (PE 018 JP-01) Fall Term - 2023
Tues/Thurs 4:30-5:25 pm
Claremont McKenna Campus, Roberts Pavilion, 122 Studio B

Class Description
This class is designed to strengthen mind, body and spirit.  The end result expectation is a more confident student, who is able to quickly recognize and articulate harmful situations, and utilize defensive tools to effectively address them.

Classmates will be provided the opportunity, through hands-on instruction and active learning practice sessions, to develop their innate abilities, identifying potential hazards/threats and navigating around them or through them if necessary.

We will raise the heartrate slightly with some fun and camaraderie building cardio, while also training via muscle memory strategies, covering basics ranging from various stances and strikes, to more advanced, multiple defense from attack techniques.

Class Goals
- Understanding self-awareness and how it applies to self-defense.
- Quickly gaining confidence in successfully applying self-defense techniques, regardless of size, strength or experience.
- Developing muscle memory to immediately address any/all potential threats.

Grading
- This is not a drop-in type class.  It is developed around a foundational model, where we will continue to learn, grow and improve upon each prior session. Attendance is taken daily and is required to receive credit-no more than (4) absences.
- Communication is key; students will be given opportunity to make-up excused absence sessions, prior to or after class.
- A Part I/II final assessment will be conducted, where students can expect a fun, highly rewarding culmination of everything learned, and a platform for continued confidence and life success.

 

Self-Defense Intro 

Instructor
Sensei Ty Aponte (6th Deg. BB) 
Phone: 951 204-0341
Course #: Fall PE 018A Self-Defense
7:00 – 8:00 pm, Mon/Wed
(LAC), Aerobics Room 

Class Description: 
As the foundation for training, students will learn fundamentals of self-defense which includes blocks, strikes, kicks, with an emphasis on practical and common-sense self-defense applications including evading/escaping, joint locks/manipulations, kicking & striking drills, and techniques.  We will also incorporate elements from various martial art styles. Training will be enhanced with twice-monthly homework assignments. 
 
Class Goals:
•     To acquire a foundation in Martial Arts basics (blocks, kicks, strikes, etc.) and have the confidence and ability to demonstrate and/or apply to a reasonable degree those fundamental techniques.  

•     To develop an awareness of one’s environment (Situational Awareness: Spotting threat indicators) and practice skills to gain confidence with one’s martial abilities. 

•     Students will gain an appreciation for the Budo (Martial Art) Culture (etiquette and philosophy) and will be exposed to the different styles so that you have a broader understanding to make an intelligent choice when it comes to learning a martial method of self-defense. 

Grading:

Class (2 x per wk.) based on enthusiastic attendance of a minimum of 80% or 16 of 20 classes throughout the semester. No test/examination. 

 

SCUBA

scubaschoolsofamerica@gmail.com 

Open Water Level One Program
Complete 5 lectures and pool sessions and 6 open water dive to be an SSI Level 1 Diver. We will be able to do their pool sessions at our facility or at CMC if the pool is warm.. SSA can provide transportation to our facility just south of the colleges.  Please download our free app MYSSI on your app store to get started. 

Class Sessions
All academic sessions are webinars. The classes are scheduled throughout the month and they are able to choose from a multitude of dates and times to take their academics. The texts and videos are on their custom application, which they have received free. The app is available from the Apple Store or Google Playstore.

Pool Sessions
Pool sessions are scheduled ideally as the class schedule is, however, as we have our own pool, we can work around the student's schedules.  We will determine your pool session schedules during your lectures.

Advanced Open Water Program
Complete 5 lectures and two pool sessions and then required dives for at least 4 of the advanced specialties. SSI Navigation, SSI Deep Diver, SSI Perfect Buoyancy, SSI Night Diving. A minimum of 24 logged dives is required to attain the coveted SSI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification.

Free Diving Program
Complete 3 lectures and 3 pools with our Free Diving Instructor and you are off into the Pacific training to do your free dives safely up to 30 feet, 10 meters. 

 

Soccer

Instructor: Edward Cartee
edward.cartee@cms.claremont.edu

Class Description
Work on improving soccer skills in a supportive environment. While playing 11v11 or small-sided games, there will be a fitness and conditioning component. Please bring a positive attitude and a willingness to learn, improve, have fun, and discover a greater love for the game of soccer.

Class Goals
The primary goal of this class is to enjoy the game of soccer. Through practice games, students will work on their soccer skills, understanding of teamwork, physical fitness, balance and coordination while playing in a supportive team environment. Scrimmage games will be the majority of the class.

Grading
Two classes per week. Attendance and participation in 80% of the course is required to receive a passing credit. Wearing cleats and shin guards is recommended.
 

  

Speed & Agility Training

Glenn Stewart
gstewart@cmc.edu
Monday/Wednesday: 4-5 p.m.

Course Description
PE017 teaches the beginning concepts of speed and agility training as a way to be faster and most explosively agile. Instruction includes practice in fundamental techniques, of running and mobility, dynamic agility, and power plyometrics. Students learn fundamental warm-up and cool-down techniques, running fundamentals, and basic philosophy of how to get faster and more dynamically agile.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the required course work, the student will be able to:

1) Complete a dynamic warmup
2) Achieve a higher level of physical fitness
    a. leg and arm strength
    b. cardiorespiratory fitness
3) Show improved running form

Student Success
To maintain a positive learning environment for all students, please adhere to the following classroom expectations:

* Follow the course syllabus. It is the responsibility of each student to understand class expectations and read the syllabus prior to each class session.
* Courteously and respectfully listen to other students' opinions and questions.
* Be prepared for each class session. Bring shorts/sweats, shirt/sweatshirt, shoes. (Athletic Gear)
* Participation

 

Stationary Bike

Lauren Uhr
Lauren.Uhr@cms.claremont.edu

Course Description
Depending on the type of stationary bike you have access to, the class will either ride together via an online platform and support each other virtually on the ride, or participant can record their individual workout on a fitness app platform and log their workout.  The class can be adjusted to riding outside as well.  The class will look to develop healthy and sustainable habits and will keep students accountable throughout the semester.  Class times and days will be arranged in a synchronous/asynchronous schedule.

Equipment needed
Peloton bike or similar. MTB or road bike can also be used.

 

SweatLogic (Variety of Classes Offered)

Vanessa Gomez
Vanessa.gomez@cmc.edu
Off-campus at 1721 W. 11th Street, Upland, CA 91786
909-851-7617
Location- Easy 1 Mile Walk/Bike Ride to beautiful and clean state of the art fitness studio

Courses Offered (PDF)

 

Swim Conditioning

Charles Griffiths
charles.griffiths@cms.claremont.edu

Course Description
The goal of the Arranged Swim Conditioning class is for you to improve your swimming skills and conditioning. In order to complete the class you will need access to a lap pool in your area. The course expectation is to complete 27 swimming sessions of 45 minutes each over the course of the semester, ideally swimming 2 to 3 times per week on your own schedule. Class goals will be individualized based on your aquatic background and fitness level.

 

Tennis Advanced

Dave Schwarz
David.Schwarz@cms.claremont.edu

This is a class for experienced players interested in singles and doubles match play and competitive games. 

This is not a class for drilling or technical instruction, but there will be some discussion of strategy. 

Participants should bring their own tennis racquet.

Participants should bring their own non-marking tennis shoes. 

Grading will be based on the attendance requirements of 80% or more of the classes.  

 

Walking for Wellness (M, W – 11 am-11:55)

Marina Muncan 
Marina.Muncan@cms.claremont.edu 

Course Description
Regular walking is a healthy habit that comes with a multitude of benefits. Walking can – reduce your risk of heart disease, improve your blood pressure, enhance your mental well-being, strengthen your bones, assist in lessening feelings of overwhelm and help to calm negative emotions, improve sleep.

Walking for Wellness is appropriate for students of all fitness levels and is a great way to maintain a moderately active lifestyle.  

Throughout this course, students participate in a weekly fitness program involving walking and flexibility.

Class Goals
Students will be introduced to walking as a simple fitness with the aim of improving overall health and wellness. We will slowly build fitness through easy consistent walking workouts. We will also learn how to properly warm-up before and cool down after engaging in any type of physical activity. 

Grading
In order to earn a passing grade, students must attend a minimum of 80% of classes. 

 

Weights (Advanced)

Ken Scalmanini
ken.scalmanini@cms.claremont.edu

Course Description
An individually paced workout program for your physical fitness

Requirements

  • 9 workout weeks with 3 workouts each week. Total of 27 workouts. Workouts need to be at least 30 minutes in duration but can be longer.
  • You need to send me an email every two weeks.  If there is no communication every two weeks, I will presume you have dropped the course. In your email I need days and times of each workout and a brief description on what you did that workout. (Honor Code)
  • Since having access to weights may be difficult, you simply need to stay active for 30 minutes. It’s preferred to use weights, but you may walk/jog in place, sit-ups, push-ups, jump on 1 leg, jump on 2 legs, lunges, squats, or any exercise where you are active will count. 
  • Please be safe and let me know if there are any questions/concerns. During these challenging times staying active is important and also very good for you.   

 

WTS/Fitness

Jodie Burton
jodie.burton@cmc.edu 

This class is a unique in that it allows you to select the activity/activities in which you would exercise. One option would be to work out with weights/aerobic equipment in Roberts or another facility of your choice. Other options can be rock climbing, walking, hiking, swimming, surfing, video workouts, dance, volleyball, etc. You need to clear the chosen method(s) with the instructor.  You log and give a brief description and send via email.  The purpose of this class is to encourage you to find some sort of exercise activity that you enjoy. It is an exercise at the time/day most convenient for you.

Email Jodie.burton@cmc.edu if you have any questions. 

 

Yoga - Iyengar/Vinyasa Flow/Gentle Yoga/Restorative and Meditation/Foam Rolling

Tracy Brennan
yogatracyb@gmail.com

Course Descriptions:

INTERMEDIATE FLOW

Classes build on the foundations learned in Beginning Flow. Classes will include Sun Salutations A, introduction to Sun Salutation B, variations on other Sun Salutations, and standing poses strung together to create a dance-like flow. Introduction to and exploration of Level 2 poses will be woven in throughout the class. These poses may include arm balances, backbends, forward bends, twists, and inversions. Expect to move with your breath mindfully throughout the class, as this is a faster-paced class. Not appropriate for those individuals with wrist or shoulder injuries. Experience with Vinyasa Flow (Beginning Flow as a prerequisite) is recommended.

MIXED LEVEL IYENGAR

A system of yoga was named after the yoga instructor, B.K.S Iyengar, who was practicing and teaching yoga until his death at age 95. This style emphasizes precision, sequence, and subtlety. Postures may be held for more extended periods of time, allowing an intensive investigation of the deeper layers of practice.

GENTLE YOGA/FOAM ROLLER

This is a moderate-paced vinyasa flow-style class with an emphasis on core work, including abdominal strengthening, hip opening, low back strengthening or stretching, and pelvic floor awareness. Preparation for inversions also includes strong core awareness and work. Expect a full spectrum class at a moderate pace. Will will also use foam rollers to help release tight muscles and release tension.

RESTORATIVE YOGA AND MEDITATION

Restorative Yoga is appropriate for all levels. Poses are supported with props such as blankets, blocks, chairs and held for a longer period of time (5-10 minutes) to encourage the body & mind to rest & restore. A perfect class for those looking to slow down, release stress, and gently open the body. Introduction to pranayama (breathwork) may be taught, as well as inversions such as legs up the wall.

YOGA CORE

This is a vinyasa flow-style class with an emphasis on core work, including abdominal strengthening, hip opening, low back strengthening or stretching, and pelvic floor awareness. Preparation for inversions also includes strong core awareness and work. Expect a full spectrum class at a moderate pace.

Grading
In order to pass this PE class, you need to be in ‘attendance’ for at least 80% of the classes. You can attend online classes 2x/week for the 12 week period. So, in order to pass, you will need to attend 19 of the classes and participate in class.

Community Expectations
Participate positively in the class. Have fun. Support other people in the class. Everything posted needs to be private, anything shared in our group should be supportive and positive.

Class Meetings
You will be able to participate online with zoom and practice in your own space while encouraging others to show up

PE: Yoga Class Goals
This class is intended to teach physical poses that build strength, awareness of breath and when practiced regularly can help improve mental and physical health.  At the end of the semester, each student will have worked through a variety of poses and breathing techniques planned out with the instructor weekly.  You will be able to create your own plan for health and wellness. 

 

Yoga Sculpt Heated

MPower Yoga Staff
909-450-5517
MPower Yoga Studio
175 N. Indian Hill Blvd. in the Claremont Village

2 Sessions per week

Class Description: Yoga Sculpt integrates weight training and plyometrics with a Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class.  Fun upbeat music and a beautiful mirrored, heated studio in the Claremont Village add to the flowing fun time that works on lengthening, strengthening and cardio. Classes are one hour long and held in our beautiful heated studio in the heart of the Claremont Village.  Bring a Yoga Mat, Water and a Towel for class

Class Goals: Students will gain body awareness, improve core strength and overall muscle tone.  Through learning flowing yoga movements and free-weight conditioning students will experience the calming effects of Yoga and the strengthening effects of weight work.


Grading: Pass/No Pass Class based on attendance of a minimum of 80% or 16 of 20 classes throughout the semester.

 

Zumba/Zumba Step

Jodi Day
909-450-5517

Class Goals
Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and International music with dance moves. Routines incorporate interval training, alternating fast and slow rhythms, and, resistance training. Zumba will reduce health risks, keep excess pounds a bay, strengthen your heart, and boosts your mood. Every class feels like a party. I guarantee you will have a blast. I look forward to meeting you.

Zumba Step is a perfect for those who are looking to feel the burn, baby! Looking to strengthen and tone your legs and glutes? Step right up. How it works, I combine the awesome toning and strengthening power of Step aerobics, with the fun fitness-party that only Zumba brings to the dance-floor. Zumba Step increases cardio and calorie burning, while adding moves that define and sculpt your core and legs. Equipment: Step Risers. 

Grading
This course is a PASS or FAIL class. No letter grade will be issued. Students are allowed to take two classes per week, with attendance at 80% to pass.