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OtterFit Program

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The OtterFit Health and Fitness Program is an opportunity for the faculty and staff of Otterbein University to use the services of a Health Promotion and Fitness major as their personal trainer, participate in group training classes and enhance wellness through educational programming and events.

Registration for personal training and group fitness classes is open until January 16, 2018. Register here.  Group fitness classes may be joined at any time but registration is appreciated.  Class size minimum is 5 and maximum is 40. Contact Erica Van Dop with questions or for more information.

Programs Offered

OtterFit Lunch and Learn Presentations, March 29, April 10 and April 19
OtterFit Lunch and Learn Presentations are back. Join us for an engaging discussion of various wellness topics.

Nutrition: Nothing To It, 12-1 p.m. Thursday 3/29, HSS 115
De-Stress to Impress, 12-1 p.m., Tuesday April 10, HSS 115
Counting Sheep: How Sleep Affects Your Health, 12-1 p.m. Thursday April 19, HSS 115
Register today online. A lite lunch is provided for those that pre-register. 

Group Fitness Classes Spring 2018.  
All fitness levels welcome!

Total Body Training, Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm, Tyler Wharton, Strength training designed to increase muscular strength and endurance, mixed with intervals of cardiovascular and functional exercises.  Class format will change weekly to meet the needs of participants. Beginners encouraged to attend.

Yoga, Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 pm, Michelle Riegler Yoga designed for all fitness levels will move through a flow of endurance exercises designed to engage the mind and body. No yoga experience required.

Strength-Based Circuit Training, Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm with Emily Matisko (NEW CLASS!) Functional core and strength based exercises combine in this fusion class to deliver a fast paced workout.  Every muscle group is targeted with a focus on strength and balance training. All fitness levels are welcome. 

Yoga, Fridays 11:15-11:45 am, with Abby Kiley (NEW TIME!) Vinyasa style yoga is a free flowing practice. The practice focuses on improvement of balance, strength, and mind-body awareness. Ultimately resulting in peacefulness and a decrease in stress. No experience required.

Classes are open to all faculty, staff, and significant others.  Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.  All classes take place in the Rike Center Fitness Studio (across from the weight room).  Classes run week 2 (January 16) - week 14 (April 13). No classes are held on University holidays or breaks. There are showers available in the locker rooms within the Rike Fitness Center.

Personal Training

• Partner or Small Group Personal Training
Train with an Exercise Science and Health Promotion student trainer, twice weekly, for one hour.  Pre- & post-fitness assessments as well as training sessions are included in the 10 week program, weeks 3-13.  Please note, during the spring semester individual training is preferred for student learning but pairs will be accommodated as requested. Training is provided free of charge. 

• Experienced Individual or Partner Training
Students who have passed the American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer exam and successfully completed the OtterFit mentorship program are eligible to work as paid trainers.  Rates are $15/hour for individual training or $25/hour for partner training.  

/ OtterFit

Erica Van Dop
e/ evandop@otterbein.edu 

/ Department of Health and Sport Sciences

Center of Health & Sport Sciences 
New Location:
140 Center Street 

Annette Boose

p/ 614.823.3528
e/ aharting@otterbein.edu

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