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Athletics and Recreation Courses

Fall 2019 Schedule

General Courses

Course # Course Name Meeting Time Location & Notes
AR 101 Aqua Energizer Monday 9:15-10:15 a.m.


AR 101A Aqua Energizer Tuesday 9:15-10:15 a.m.


AR 101B Aqua Energizer Wednesday 9:15-10:15 a.m.


AR 101C Aqua Energizer Thursday 9:15-10:15 a.m.


AR 101D Aqua Energizer Friday 9:15-10:15 a.m.


AR 120 Hatha Yoga Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m. Aerobics Studio
AR 121A Alignment-Based Yoga Monday 9:00-10:00 a.m. Aerobics Studio
AR 121B Alignment-Based Yoga Wednesday 9:00-10:00 a.m. Aerobics Studio
AR 124A Slow Vinyasa Flow Thursday 10:00-11:00 a.m. Aerobics Studio
AR 124B Slow Vinyasa Flow Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m. Aerobics Studio
AR 130 Pilates/Yoga Combo Monday 5:30-6:30 p.m. Aerobics Studio
AR 131 Pilates with Props Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. Aerobics Studio
AR 140 Yoga Strength and Conditioning Tuesday 7:15-8:15 a.m. Aerobics Studio
AR 140A Yoga Strength and Conditioning Thursday 7:15-8:15 a.m. Aerobics Studio
AR 141 Cardio Interval & Sculpt Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. Aerobics Studio
AR 142 Zumba Tuesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aerobics Studio
AR 143A Cardio Fusion Wednesday 7:30-8:30 a.m. Aerobics Studio
AR 143B Cardio Fusion Friday 7:30-8:30 a.m. Aerobics Studio
AR 150  Dodgeball  Thursday 9:00-10:00 p.m.  Gymnasium
AR 153  Volleyball  Thursday 8:00-9:00 p.m.  Gymnasium
AR 155  Soccer  Friday 3:30-6:00 p.m.  Gymnasium


Instructional Courses 

Course # Course Name Meeting Time Location & Notes
AR 200 Swim America Instructor Training

Saturday  ? 1:00-5:00 p.m.

AR 201 Student Swim Lessons Thursdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. 
Begins ?; Ends ?
AR 202 American Red Cross
Lifeguard Training
Sundays 9/15-9/22
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
AR 250 Beginner Rock Climbing

Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Begins 2/12; Ends 5/7

Climbing Wall
AR 251 Intermediate Rock Climbing

Thursdays 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Begins 2/14; Ends 5/2

Climbing Wall


Competitive Athletics

Course # Course Name Meeting Time Location & Notes
AR 300 Swim Team

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Begins 9/7

AR 340 Rock Climbing Team Mondays 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Begins 2/4

Climbing Wall
AR 350 Volleyball Team Saturdays 3:00-5:00 p.m. Gymnasium

Course Descriptions

Aqua Energizer

AR 101 | Instructor Aquatics Staff

Let the water's natural resistance help you become stronger and more balanced.  Classes use a variety of equipment to focus on specific muscle groups.  This vigorous class will use the benefits of the shallow and deep end of the pool.

Hatha Yoga

AR 120 | Instructor Scott Smith

This is a more traditional yoga class that involves holding poses for a span of several breaths. This practice helps to develop greater awareness and focus, strength, stamina, and flexibility. All levels welcome.

Alignment-Based Yoga

AR 121 | Instructor Lindsey Siegal

In this class, we will use asana not only to stretch and strengthen the body safely, but to practice core habits of self-care—full breathing, healthy posture, and mindfulness. Students can expect to hold poses for at least several breaths and to develop body awareness through precision alignment instructions.  Adjustments to the class will be made for injuries and varying levels of student experience.

Chair Yoga

AR 123 | Instructor Meera Gall

Not everyone can get up and down off the floor easily making traditional yoga classes difficult. With the help of a chair, anyone can practice yoga with the same benefits of increased circulation, balance, flexibility, mobility, and strength. Chair yoga is recommended for those with arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer recovery, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, post-op rehabilitation, and others with limited mobility. Chair yoga is also a wonderful way to slow down your existing Yoga practice and reconnect to your mind, body, and spirit with the ease of the great space-maker, the chair. We will use some easy functional yoga therapy techniques to increase awareness of areas of resistance and also practice some simple breath work and meditation in this full 60 minute class. No prior yoga experience needed. Everyone is welcome!

Slow Vinyasa Flow

AR 124 | Instructor Scott Smith

A breath-oriented flowing sequence of yoga poses. Enjoy the many benefits of flow yoga, including increased strength and flexibility. Leave feeling relaxed and refreshed! Beginner to Intermediate level.

Pilates/Yoga Combo

AR 130 | Instructor Lynn Archambeault

This is a beginner/intermediate level class combining the continuous flow of stretching and yoga with the core strengthening and toning of Pilates exercises.

Pilates with Props

AR 131 | Instructor Sharon True

Using a variety of equipment such as large and small exercise balls, the Magic Circle, and flexbands, this beginner/intermediate level Pilates mat class helps you connect with your core. At the end of the class you will feel stretched and strong, from the inside-out.

Yoga Strength and Conditioning

AR 140 | Instructor Janet Lee

This yoga class will focus on postures and poses that help to build strength and increase flexibility for all athletes. Using a mixture of vinyasa flow, breath work, dynamic movement, and hand weights, this one hour class will help to build muscle, create heat, burn calories, and lengthen the body through a mindful practice. A great way to start your morning!

Cardio Interval and Sculpt

AR 141 | Instructor Donna Roots

A fun, high-energy class that combines cardio interval training and weight training to provide an effective workout for the entire body and a calorie-incinerating burn that will last even after you leave the gym!


AR 142 | Instructor Donna Roots

Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning Dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health.

Cardio Fusion

AR 143 | Instructor Denise Dufault

Be prepared to get your heart rate up and work hard as we sweat our way through exercises targeted to burn fat, increase strength, and improve your balance and stability. This class includes many styles of cardiovascular exercise such as low impact aerobics, step aerobics, dance, circuits, and interval training.


AR 150 | Instructor Brandon Pare

Players try to hit other players with balls and avoid being hit. Good times!


AR 153 | Instructor Brandon Pare

Join with others to engage in this fun, internationally popular sport!  Whether learning the fundamentals of the game or improving experienced skills that you already have, enjoy a game of volleyball with your friends and peers!


AR 155 | Instructor Terry Trushel

Water Polo

AR 270 | Instructor Aquatics Staff

An introductory program that will focus on safe play and skill development

Instructional Courses

Swim America Instructor Training

AR 200 | Instructor Bill Meier

Do you love to work with children? Do you love to swim? What if you could combine the two and share your love of the water with children who are new to the pool? No previous experience needed! Successful candidates are eligible for work in the swim program in the Kilpatrick. Registration fee.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

AR 202 | Instructor Jim Hennessey

The standard for lifesaving courses. We have taught hundreds of people how to successfully manage emergencies in the aquatic environment. We are using the newly developed blended learning program to cut down on the overall time commitment. Age 15 and up. Registration fee.

Beginner Rock Climbing

AR 250 | Instructor Sean Hobin

Class size:  Min. 2             Max. 6

Prerequisite:  None

No climbing experience necessary.  Beginners welcome.  

An opportunity for those unacquainted with rock climbing to get exposed to the fundamentals of this challenging and engaging sport. Students will learn skills such as how to rope climb safely, how to belay, and how to tie a figure 8 follow-through knot. Most importantly, students will learn how fun rock climbing can be and why it is one of the fastest growing sports in the world! This is a great way to conquer a fear of heights.

By the end of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate an ability to climb beginner’s bouldering problems and top rope routes.

Intermediate Rock Climbing

AR 251 | Instructor Sean Hobin

Class size:  Min. 2             Max. 6


Must have prior climbing experience and ability to climb a V2/5.7 without assistance. 

When one already knows the basics, we’re able to dive into some of the more complicated facets of rock climbing; such as how to read beta from the ground and to perform more difficult moves like flags, backflags, plies, dynos, backsteps, etc….  This class involves both bouldering and top rope.

By the end of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate an ability to climb bouldering problems with a difficulty of at least V3 and top rope routes with a difficulty of at least 5.9

Competitive Athletics

Swim Team

AR 300 | Coach Bill Meier

Rock Climbing Team

AR 340 | Coach Sean Hobin

Volleyball Team

AR 350 | Coach Brandon Pare