Aquatic and Fitness Center Offers Variety of Exercise Programs, Classes

Posted: January 28, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Erick Soricelli

The Aquatic and Fitness Center, with its wide array of exercise programs and training courses, is a frequent stop for many members of the George Mason community and neighborhood. This semester is no different.

Already in progress this week and running through early March, swimming lessons with separate classes for different age groups are being offered. Numerous aerobics classes, which run through late April, are also under way.

In addition to the standard fare, the center has options for its adventurous patrons or those looking for an unconventional workout. Two types of yoga classes–authentic and Kundalini, an intensive form–begin tomorrow.

The center also offers four separate programs for those inclined towards martial arts. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Thai Boxing started Tuesday, but there is still time to sign up. Today brings Capoeira classes, a mixed dance and martial art from Angola, and Monday, Feb. 2, is the start of Combat Knock Down (CKD), a mix of self-defense and standard martial arts. The martial arts classes are open to the public for semester passes and will end in late April.

Members of the center receive discounted prices for these classes. For those who cannot make semester commitments, there are one-time walk-in fees and a five-punch pass for Kundalini yoga. For more information, contact the Aquatic and Fitness Center at 703-993-3939 or see the web site.

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