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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 August 25, 2017.  Register for OtterFit via Google Forms. Group fitness classes may be joined at anytime 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

Group Fitness Classes Fall 2017.  

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.

  • WOW! (Workout Whenever) Fitness Challenge, Virtual Class Published Tuesdays, Erica Van Dop Do you want to join a class and have a weekly workout waiting for you but cannot make it to the gym?  This class is for you!  You will be emailed a workout each Tuesday that you can repeat throughout the week and given support of others doing it with you. 

  • Cardy Circuit and Core, Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 am, with Emily Matisko  An energizing circuit of strength training and cardio with a special emphasis on core.  This class is the perfect boost for the middle of the week! Modifications given for all fitness levels and beginners are 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.

  • Core and More Training, Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm with Emily Quill  Functional core and cardio combine in this fusion class to deliver a fast paced workout.  Every muscle group is targeted with a focus on core training. All fitness levels are welcome. 

  • Yoga, Fridays 7-8 am, Abby Kiley  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.

  • Barre Workout, 12:15-12:45 pm, Kelly Dishun A total body workout with a combination of ballet and dance technique, yoga postures, functional strength training, and cardio bursts. Emphasis will be on improving posture, flexibility, balance, cardio conditioning, and muscle endurance.

  • 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 (Aug 28) - week 12 (Nov 10). No classes are held on University holidays or during Fall Break. There are showers available in the locker rooms within the Rike Fitness studio as well.  

Personal Training

  • Partner or Small Group Personal Training
    Train with a 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 Fall semester partner or small group training is preferred for student learning participants.  Partner requests will be honored if you have someone you wish to train with or you can be matched with another participant. 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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