Ohio University

Specialty Classes and Workshops

NOTICE: All Specialty Classes have been POSTPONED until at least March 30, 2020 in observance of Ohio University's decision to suspend in-person instruction

Training for a special event? Looking to hone your yoga practice? Need support feeling comfortable in the fitness center? WellWorks has a class for that! 

In an effort to provide niche programming to clients seeking individualized attention from group fitness instructors, WellWorks offers specialty classes. Due to the limited class sizes and the training required of our instructors, all classes are fee based, which means participation in the class is not included in the cost of a membership. Though, members do receive a discount on all specialty classes. 

All upcoming specialty classes are provided below. New offerings are constantly forming, so check back often!

Women on Weights (W.o.W.)

The Women on Weights (W.o.W.) program is aimed at teaching women how to properly utilize free weights to help improve balance, posture and strength while addressing participants' unique body mass goals.

 

One Session remains for the Spring 2020 semester:

  • March 2020 Session POSTPONED! Rescheduled dates TBA.

Note: the class runs for five weeks. Though, you must be registered in advance of the first class of each session. 

Payment and Program Details: 

  • Each class will run with a minimum of 5 participants 
  • It is suggested that participants complement the class with a minimum of one additional solo strength-training session each week.
  • Sessions will meet weekly for five weeks. Each session will last 60 minutes. 
  • Participants should meet in front of the Group Fitness classroom (E194) at the start of the class. 
  • Participants can only register for a single class time per session.
  • $55 for members $70 for non-members 
  • This program cost includes a t-shirt! You will be given a variety of options to choose from at the conclusion of the program. 

Register: 

  • Call 740.593.2093 or stop by Grover E124 
  • We accept checks (made to WellWorks) and credit cards. We are a cash-free facility.
  • Payment must be received to confirm registration. 
  • Payment can be made over the phone via credit card.
  • Class sizes are limited. Call or stop in today!
The Great Yoga Wall

This 60 minute class will meet once per week for 4 weeks. This class series is focused around building knowledge of alignment and how yoga can be used as a restoration method. The class will include slow flow yoga movement to build heat, gentle & restorative postures, breath & guided meditation. The course participants will utilize the yoga wall and other props to achieve relaxation of body & mind. A small class size guarantees personalized assistance on pose and body alignment.

Upcoming Class Options: 

  • March/April Session: POSTPONED! Rescheduled dates TBA.


Difficulty Level:

Beginner to Advanced. This yoga series applies to anyone who has tension, stress, or body pain. We’ll explore ways that yoga can help provide relief from pain - head to toe! Each week, this yoga series will focus on a different body part/area to learn ways to help relieve pain, to stretch, strengthen & lengthen muscles and how to use active relaxation to relieve tension.

Register: 

  • Call 740.593.2093 or stop by Grover E124 
  • We accept checks (made to WellWorks) and credit cards. We are a cash-free facility.
  • Payment must be received to confirm registration. 
  • Payment can be made over the phone via credit card.
  • Class sizes are limited. Call or stop in today!
Triathlon Training

Join Ohio University WellWorks, Valor, and instructor Bill Hauschild as we join together to prepare our bodies and minds for Triathlon season. 

This 14-week class will provide short lectures on how to properly prepare for and navigate a triathlon and offer progressive physical training to help you get into top shape. This program is timed to complete the week prior to the Race for a Reason - Ohio University, though participation in Race for a Reason is not required to attend the class. 

Each class must receive a minimum of 14 registrants. If minimum registrations are not reached in advance of the class beginning, participants will be given the option to transition to an alternate class time or to receive a refund. 

Cost: 

  • $45 for WellWorks members
  • $95 for non-members

Class Details:

You got this! We know you have it in you to complete a Triathlon (Swim 500m, Bike 25k, Run 5k) and we want to support you as you train. Join us for our 2020 Triathlon Training class. Registration is now open!

 

What:  Triathlon Training

Who:   The class is open to anyone! Each class section can accommodate up to 25 participants.

When: January 21st– April 25th, 2020 - NO CLASSES MARCH 7-30 as of 3/11/2020. 

  Tue  6:00 – 7:00 am (Beginner)

  Tue  7:15 – 8:15 am (Beginner/Intermediate)

   Thur   7:00 – 8:00 pm (Beginner/Intermediate)

Where: WellWorks, Aquatics Center, on campus

Why:  Get in shape, gain exposure to an exciting life-time sport, jump-start your New Year’s resolution, and prepare for the OhioHealth Race for a Reason - College of Health Sciences and Professions Sprint Triathlon scheduled for April 25, 2020 (Registration in Race for a Reason not required for participation in Triathlon Training)

Cost:   $45 for WellWorks members, $95 for non members. 

Price Includes:

  •  Instruction by a USA Triathlon & Masters Swimming  certified coach
  •  Fitness Assessments
  •  15 week training plan
  •  14 one-hour fitness sessions (1 per week)
  •  training and accountability with a fun group

Note: Each class must fill to at least 15 participants or the class may not be offered.  Class days and times are subject to change based on pool availability. 

Registration: Register at the WellWorks front desk (Grover Center E124) or by calling 740-593-2093. Looking to gift a registration? We have gift cards available! To arrange a gifted registration, please stop by the WellWorks front desk.

Class Options (select one):

- Tuesdays, 6:00am-7:00am. Beginner Class

- Tuesdays, 7:15am-8:15am. Beginner/Intermediate Class

- Thursdays, 7:00pm. Beginner/Intermediate Class

 

Weekly Schedule:

Week 1, January 21/23: Swim – 100 yard swim assessment, introduction to stroke technique, drills, and conditioning

Week 2, January 28/30:  Bike - Course Overview, Bike – Bike fitting, introduction to spinning, conditioning

Week 3, February 4/6: Run – Interval workout 400 meter assessments

Week 4, February 11/13: Swim – Drills (cont) + Conditioning workout

Week 5, February 18/20: Bike – Conditioning / Hill Workout + (15 minute race simulation)

Week 6, February 25/27: Run – Stair workout Convocation Center or hill workout outside

Week 7, March 3/5: Swim - Conditioning workout (275 yard assessment)

Week 8, March 10/12:    Ohio University Spring Break (WellWorks closed – no classes)

Week 9, March 17/19: Bike / Run – Spinning conditioning workout (30 minute race simulation) + Run

Week 10, March 24/26: Run – Two mile run assessment

Week 11, March 31/April 2: Swim (550 yard swim assessment)

Week 12, April 7/9: Bike – Spinning conditioning workout (45 minute race simulation) – Athens Spring Break

Week 13, April 14/16: Run – 5K run assessment on the actual triathlon course

Week 14, April 21/23: Swim-Bike-Run: Mini Triathlon (focused on transitions)

Week 15, April 25: “RACE FOR A REASON” – College of Health Sciences and Professions Triathlon

 

Wellness Workshops

OurSpring 2020 Wellness Workshops have been postponed. Dates TBD. 

Glove Boxing

Class Description: This is a 60-minute specialty class that meets one day per week for four weeks to teach the fundamentals of boxing with equipment. Class participants will work in pairs (two participants share a sparring pad and set of gloves) The class series will build on these fundamentals by offering workouts that challenge the aerobic capacity, control, and strength of participants. Participants are invited to bring their own equipment or to rent WellWorks' equipment (at an additional cost).

 

Each class will begin with a 10-minute dynamic whole body warm-up. The first class in the series will focus on introducing the proper form of the six types of boxing punches: the jab, the cross, front and back hooks, and front and back uppercuts. Correct stance and body positioning will also be covered. Remaining classes will offer more advanced movements.

 

One Session of Glove Boxing remains for the Spring 2020 semester:

- Session Three, Intermediate Glove Boxing: POSTPONED! Rescheduled Dates TBA.

*Advance registration is required. Call (740-593-2093) or stop in (Grover Center E124) to register!

 

Interested in registering someone else? We offer gift registrations, too!

 

Cost per session:

- Cost for Members who will bring their own gloves/wraps: $30

- Cost for Non Members who will bring their own gloves/wraps: $40

- Cost for Members need to rent gloves/wraps: $40

- Cost for Non Members who need to rent gloves/wraps: $50

Out and Strong

The Out and Strong program is an inclusive program designed to provide a supportive, judgement-free space where LGBTQ+ members of our OHIO community can focus on fitness goals including how to properly utilize free weights and improve balance, posture and strength, while addressing participants' other unique fitness and wellness goals. 

 

We recognize that exercise spaces can induce anxiety and carry unpleasant memories for many in the LGBTQ+ community. No matter your body type or level of fitness, this program has only one goal: To help you feel confident and increase your sense of well-being as part of a supportive group.

 

Let's get #StrongerTogether!

 

Upcoming Class Options: 

  • POSTPONED: Rescheduled date TBA.

Note: the class runs for five weeks. Though, you must be registered in advance of the first class.

 

Payment and Program Details: 

  • Each class will run with a minimum of 5 participants and a maximum of 10 participants.
  • It is suggested that participants complement the class with a minimum of one additional solo strength-training session each week.
  • Sessions will meet weekly for five weeks. Each session will last 60 minutes. 
  • Participants should meet in the WellWorks lobby (Grover Center E124) at the start of the class. 
  • Program cost: $55 for WellWorks members/$70 for non-members 
  • The program cost includes a shirt! Participants will be given a variety of options to choose from at the conclusion of the program. 

Register: 

  • Call 740.593.2093 or stop by Grover E124 
  • We accept checks (made to WellWorks) and credit cards. We are a cash-free facility.
  • Payment must be received to confirm registration. 
  • Payment can be made over the phone via credit card.
  • Class sizes are limited to be able to provide individualized attention and support. Call or stop in today!