Fitness & Sports

Insiders Look at Cardinal Football (110)

Join SVSU football coach Jim Collins for an insider’s look at how the University’s football program operates.  Each week he will preview the upcoming opponent and discuss what SVSU’s strategy will be for beating them.  He will also go over the previous week’s game and talk about what worked and what didn’t work.  Attending this class will make watching SVSU games more interesting, and it will also increase your general knowledge and enjoyment of the sport.  Coach Collins has been SVSU’s head football coach since the 2008 season, posting a 44-23 overall record while leading the Cardinals to three NCAA Division II playoff appearances and three-straight GLIAC North Division Championships.

Thursdays: September 11, 18, 25 & October 2, 2 - 3 p.m.
Price: $18 Members; $36 Non-Members  
Room: C140


 

Discover the Benefits of Yoga (111/112)

Yoga is a calm, yet exhilarating, total-body conditioning exercise.  It is gentle enough to be practiced by those over 50, so you’ll be able to work within any limitations you may have.  In this introductory course, we’ll do strengthening and stretching, along with breathing and meditation.  Cindy Pope, a Certified Yoga Instructor, will lead the class, specially designed for our OLLI group.  Bring a yoga mat or towel to class.  Each session is limited to 20.

Session One (111) Thursdays:  September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9 & 16 • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Session Two (112) Thursdays: October 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4 & 11 • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Price Per Session: $48 Members; $78 Non-Members  
Room: R244


 

Continuing Yoga (113/114)

If you have already taken an introductory yoga class, or would like to learn more challenging positions and techniques, this class is for you.  Cindy Pope, a Certified Yoga Instructor, will lead the class.  Bring a yoga mat or towel to class.  Each session is limited to 20.

Session One (113) Thursdays: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9 & 16 • 11 a.m. - Noon
Session Two (114) Thursdays: October 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4 & 11 •11 a.m. - Noon
Price Per Session: $48 Members;$78 Non-Members   
Room: R244


 

Beginning Archery (115)

Here’s your chance to try a new sport!  This course is designed to teach the beginning archer the safe handling of archery equipment and range safety.  You will learn different shooting styles and techniques and should become proficient enough to enjoy archery as a recreational sport by the end of class.  Your instructor is Chris Landeryou, an adjunct instructor at SVSU.  Bows and arrows will be provided and the class will meet at the archery range near the intersection of Pierce & Davis.   The class maximum is 20.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: September 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, October 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30, 11 a.m. - Noon
Price: $79 Members; $109 Non-Members  
Room: SVSU Archery Range


 

50+ Zumba (116/117)

Get ready to burn some calories and have fun!  Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements which create a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system.  It integrates some of the basic principles of aerobic, interval, and resistance training to maximize calories burned, cardio benefits, and total body toning.  It’s easy to learn and this class is specially designed for those over 50.  Our new instructor is Ava Gonzales, a certified Zumba instructor.

Session One (116) Tuesdays: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14 & 21 • 10 - 10:45 a.m.
Session Two (117) Tuesdays: November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2 & 9  • 10 - 10:45 a.m.
Price Per Session: $48 Members; $78 Non-Members   
Room: R244


 

Ageless Grace: 21 Simple Exercises for Lifelong Comfort and Ease (118/119)

The twenty-one tools, or exercises, of Ageless Grace focus on healthy longevity of body, mind, emotions and spirit.  They can be done by almost anyone of any age or ability.  The movements are designed to be practiced in a chair for ten minutes per day to music you love.  Each of the tools focuses on a different anti-aging strategy based on the results of research in neuroplasticity and gerontology.  This includes joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, cognitive function, balance, etc.  Please note that class will have a “playful” atmosphere.  It will be led by Nichole Bartel, a certified Ageless Grace and Feldenkrais Method educator. The class maximum is 15.

Session One (118) Fridays:  September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10 & 17 • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Session Two (119) Fridays: October 31, November 7, 14, 21, December 5 & 12 • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Price Per Session: $48 Members; $78 Non-Members   
Room: R244


 

Introduction to Strength Training (120/121)

Don’t put it off any longer.  Here is your chance to begin a strength training program with the support of a trainer in a fun, group atmosphere.  Regular strength training can reduce your percentage of body fat, increase your amount of muscle, and increase body density.  Each session will meet twice a week for five weeks to help you make weight training a regular part of your routine.  You will use light weights and receive a program using a variety of machines.  Your trainer is Maxwell Petit, a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who holds a degree in exercise science from SVSU.  No class will be held on October 8 and November 12 due to OLLI monthly meetings. 

Session One (120) Monday & Wednesday: September 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, October 1, 6, 13, 15 & 20 • 9 - 10 a.m.
Session Two (121) Monday & Wednesday: October 27, 29, November 3, 5, 10, 17, 19, 24, December 1 & 3 • 9 - 10 a.m.
Price Per Session: $49 Members; $79 Non-Members   
Room: Ryder Fitness Center


 

Beginning Qigong & Tai Chi  (122/123)

Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong are beneficial for good health, energy development and enjoyment.  Transform your quality of life as millions of Chinese have.  You will get a satisfying workout emphasizing balance, joint mobility, blood circulation, endurance and a sense of energy (Chi).   The class will be led by Jim Bush, who has been learning for 35 years and teaching for 30 years in the Saginaw area. Wear comfortable clothing.

Session One (122) Mondays: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13 & 20 • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Session Two (123): Mondays: November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1 & 8 • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Price per Session: $48 Members;$78 Non-Members  
Room: R244


 

Continuing Qigong & Tai Chi  (124/125)

If you participated in a past OLLI Qigong & Tai Chi class, or have taken Tai Chi elsewhere, this class is for you.  We will assume that you are familiar with some basic warm-up exercises and the beginning sequences of the classic Yang style form.  It will be led by Jim Bush, who has been learning for 35 years and teaching for 30 years in the Saginaw area.  Wear comfortable clothing.

Session One (124) Mondays: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13 & 20 • 11 a.m. - Noon
Session Two (125) Mondays: November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1 & 8 • 11 a.m.- Noon
Price Per Session: $48 Members; $78 Non-Members  
Room: R244

Health & Self Improvement

Manifest What You Desire: Creating Vision Boards (107)

Have you ever wondered how some people seem to be able to manifest whatever they want in a relatively short time?  Join Linda Thomas, RN CBT QNRT, in an interactive and creative class where we will explore how to manifest what we want in our lives.  In the first class, Linda will present information regarding how our thoughts and inner beliefs affect our external world and our ability to manifest our goals and desires.  We will explore how a vision board can be used as a tool to assist us in creating a future that we consciously and intentionally choose.  In the second and third class, we will be creating our own individual vision boards and discussing other methods to attract what we desire in our lives.  During the first class, you will be provided a list of supplies you will need to bring to create your vision board.

Mondays: September 15, 22 & 29 • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Price: $22 Members; $44 Non-Members  
Room: C129

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Healthy Eating Tips (108)

Join Dixie Salogar-Gielarowski, a holistic health practitioner, certified fitness consultant and vegan foodie, for insight into how healthy eating choices can improve your health.  She will provide information on a variety of eating styles; discussing such topics as fad diets, global cuisine, common myths relating to a vegan lifestyle, and more over the course of the three sessions.  Dixie holds certifications in clinical nutrition and lifelong weight management.  She encourages an active lifestyle for people of all ages.  It’s never too late to begin a path of improved health!

Thursdays: September 18, 25 & October 2 • 4 - 6 p.m.
Price: $22 Members; $44 Non-Members  
Room: C129

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Win-Win Solutions to Resolving Conflict in Today’s World (109)

From playgrounds to elder care to global situations, people are being trained to mediate conflicts for a win-win outcome.  Given that conflict is an inevitable part of life, we will discuss pros and cons of nonviolent conflict resolution, see mediation in action, and learn basic skills that can be effective in dealing with real-life situations.  Peer Mediation and related skills have been effectively practiced in schools.  Courts order some cases to be mediated to save time and expenses as well as to create opportunities for adversaries to craft mutual agreements.  Awareness about and practice of these skills can lead to less stressful lives for individuals, families, neighborhoods and beyond.  In one class, members of the Flint Community Resolution Center and Midland County Senior Services will discuss issues that can be mediated.  The class will be led by Jeanne Schaller and Marlene Glinski, certified mediators with the Community Resolution Center.

Wednesdays: September 17, 24 & October 1,  9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Price: $22 Members; $44 Non-Members
Room: C129

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