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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 group fitness classes are ongoing with classes beginning January 14.  Personal training registration is open until January 10, with training beginning on January 21. Register here
Class/Group size minimum is 3 and maximum is 40. Contact Erica Van Dop with questions or for more information.


Programs Offered

Group Training and Fitness Classes Spring 2019
Our goal is to create an inclusive, engaging, and dynamic wellness opportunity for all faculty and staff on campus.  All fitness levels are welcome at every training session and class.  We hope you will join us!

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 14) - week 13 (April 5). No classes are held on University holidays or breaks. There are showers available in the locker rooms within the Rike Fitness Center.

Total Body Training, Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm, Willy Plaisir,
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.

TRX and Core Training, Tuesdays 3-3:45 pm, Erica Van Dop
Functional movements and core stabilization exercises combine to form a dynamic total body workout.  The focus of this group training session is muscular endurance and conditioning through your full range of motion. 
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.

Resistance Training, Thursdays 8:30-9:15 am, Drew Kasper
Muscular strength and endurance exercises will be combined for a total body workout.  Every muscle group will be challenged!   

Yoga, Fridays 8-8:45 am, with Jordan Stoll
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.

Personal Training
• Novice Individual or Partner Training, Free of Charge
Personal training with a novice student trainer is available free of charge.  Training sessions are twice per week for 60 minutes on non-consecutive days.  Training programs will expose clients to a variety of training methods following the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for Quantity and Quality of Exercise (Garber et al., 2011).  Sessions will be individualized but will include modes of training the students are learning in class.  Each session will include resistance, cardiovascular, and flexibility training.  Faculty and staff are invited to participate as learning partners with the students while they complete their Exercise Science practicum hours.  

• Experienced Individual or Partner Training, $15 per session 
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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