Choosing a Course: The following descriptions can help you choose a class combining your interests with the type of fitness activity you need. The group fitness classes offered at Moorpark College focus on one or more of the basic fitness components, such as cardiovascular conditioning, muscular endurance, strength, flexibility, balance, and proprioception. Generally, each class will emphasize either the cardiovascular component, or a muscular conditioning component, and some classes include a skill specific focus as well. Nearly everybody can benefit from regular vigorous activity, how much and what type of activity needed depends on current physical condition and lifestyle. All of our classes are adaptable to varied levels of fitness and experience, and everyone is welcome. When you join one of our classes, you will have an opportunity to learn more about yourself and your potential to develop a more conditioned mind and body.
Courses Focusing on Cardiovascular Conditioning:
KIN M42 Aerobic Dance Fitness Fitness: Introduces cardiovascular conditioning with dance-like rhythmic movements blending a variety of contemporary and global dance styles with traditional fitness practices. Specific styles introduced may vary and will reflect modern trends and themes from the fitness industry. Develops cardiovascular and muscular endurance, coordination, expressiveness, and flexibility: also reduces stress.
KIN M43 Cardio Kickboxing: Introduces cardiovascular conditioning combining elements of martial arts, boxing, and aerobics to provide overall physical conditioning and toning. Improves cardiovascular and muscular endurance, coordination, and strength. Cardio kickboxing does not involve physical contact between competitors, and may implement use of equipment such as punching bags, jump ropes, and weights.
KIN M52 Core Fitness With Cardio: Introduces a variety of concepts and practices for cardiovascular and muscular conditioning, focusing on the core of the body. Presents movement skills using dance aerobics, body weight, stability balls, free weights, medicine balls, and other appropriate techniques to enhance core and cardiovascular fitness, and weight management.
Courses Focusing on Muscular Conditioning:
KIN M34 Body Conditioning Bootcamp:
Introduces bootcamp-style cardiovascular and muscle endurance, muscle strength, agility, and flexibility. Provides a wide range of fitness activities with interval training. Includes both indoor and outdoor fast-paced activities over a variety of terrain, and emphasizes functionality that can enhance performance in everyday activities or sports. Activities are adaptable to varied levels of ability and fitness.
KIN M50 Pilates Mat: An introduction Pilates, a conditioning program based on the teachings of Joseph H. Pilates, designed to correct muscular imbalances and improve body alignment by incorporating strength, flexibility, and relaxation techniques. Exercises focus on postural symmetry, core conditioning, breath control, precision, and mind-body connection.
KIN M51 Core Stability and Stretch: Introduces a wide variety of Concepts and physical conditioning techniques focusing on core musculature, balance, coordination, and flexibility. Includes movement skills using stability balls, functional integrated resistance exercises, basic yoga, Pilates, and other movement forms that elicit intrinsic and extrinsic core muscle conditioning, improved balance, and flexibility. Enhances posture, back comfort, body awareness, and muscular condition.