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Outdoor Recreation Classes

Get outside and free yourself from your routine! Whether you enjoy hiking, kayaking, improving your golf game, or taking on a new challenge, we offer activities for all skill levels. Everyone can find something they enjoy.

Our instructors specialize in their sport and will work with you on how to train and avoid injury. Get right to the fun by learning the ropes under friendly, expert guidance. Our Outdoor Recreation classes will get you moving and having fun in no time.

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Outdoor Recreation - Upcoming Classes

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Learn the fundamentals of Crossfit including correct form, movement standards, and various workout styles. CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. NOTE: Class times are flexible with start times at 6:00am, 7:00am or 7:30am. You may do 6 session once a week at any of these times.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness

Section SPA‐HF

10630
$165
1/7/2019 - 2/18/2019
Mon 7:00 AM ‐ 8:00 AM
Jessica Stallings Smith MS, CSCS, USAW
Big Barn Crossfit

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Learn the fundamentals of Crossfit including correct form, movement standards, and various workout styles. CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. NOTE: Class times are flexible with start times at 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm or 3:30pm. You may do 6 session once a week at any of these times.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness

Section SPB‐HF

10630
$165
1/9/2019 - 2/13/2019
Wed 7:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Jessica Stallings Smith MS, CSCS, USAW
Big Barn Crossfit

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This Bicycle Mechanics Course is designed to teach basic skills for the novice and advanced cyclists that wants to learn some basic bicycle care. This is a great class to help you become more self‐sufficient with your bike. Students will learn to properly clean the bike, clean and lube the chain, learn to make minor adjustments, and to change, repair and make tire thorn resistant. Note: A materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the ?rst class. Basic tools, lubes, cleaners, etc

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment. This course is the first part of a certificate course #10653.

Section SPA‐PE

10654
$55
1/23/2019 - 1/30/2019
Wed 5:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM and Wed 5:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Eugene Paul Walton
CE North Building

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Learn to execute the forehand, backhand, serve, volley, overhead and lob. Sound techniques of these shots will be emphasized. Time will be devoted to players having a great understanding of tennis rules and method of scoring. Match play will also be instituted to develop these skills in a real setting. Students need to bring two cans of pressurized new balls. Players need to bring their own racquets and comfortable tennis shoes.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Health and Fitness.

Section SPA‐HF

10688
$105
1/27/2019 - 3/17/2019
Sun 8:00 AM ‐ 10:00 AM
Nick Romero
UNM ‐ Tennis Courts

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Learn the foundational principles of running and meditation from physical to mental preparedness. In the Lion phase, we focus on being mindful ‐ with panoramic awareness, dealing with pain, refresh mind and body, and finding happiness. Sakyong Mipham, author of Running with the Mind of Meditation to shares this, "Meditate with delight and run with joy. " You get an intimate look at your own mind ‐ its strengths and weaknesses. NOTE: This course is third in The Runner's Mind courses. Recommended Book: Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind by Sakyong Mipham [ISBN‐13: 978‐0307888174]

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Health and Fitness

Section SPA‐HF

10650
$145
2/2/2019 - 3/9/2019
Sat 11:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Jessica Stallings Smith MS, CSCS, USAW
Institute of Community Wellness and Athletics

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This Bicycle Mechanics Course is designed to teach basic skills for the novice and advanced cyclists that wants to learn some basic bicycle care. This is a great class to help you become more self‐sufficient with your bike. Students will learn to properly clean the bike, clean and lube the chain, learn to make minor adjustments, and to change, repair and make tire thorn resistant. Note: A materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the ?rst class. Basic tools, lubes, cleaners, etc

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment. This course is the first part of a certificate course #10653.

Section SPB‐PE

10654
$55
2/6/2019 - 2/27/2019
Wed 5:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM and Wed 5:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Eugene Paul Walton
CE North Building

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This class is designed for folks who are new to, or have little experience with the sport. Although offering complete coverage, we will stress practical, hands‐on aspects such as a full session of fly casting, reading the water, tackle and overview of regional fisheries. NOTE: Recommended text book available from instructor for $10.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

10667
$75
2/16/2019 - 3/9/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
James Black
CE South Building

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Learn the fundamentals of Crossfit including correct form, movement standards, and various workout styles. CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. NOTE: Class times are flexible with start times at 6:00am, 7:00am or 7:30am. You may do 6 session once a week at any of these times.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness

Section SPC‐HF

10630
$165
2/25/2019 - 4/1/2019
Mon 7:00 AM ‐ 8:00 AM
Jessica Stallings Smith MS, CSCS, USAW
Big Barn Crossfit

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Learn the fundamentals of Crossfit including correct form, movement standards, and various workout styles. CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. NOTE: Class times are flexible with start times at 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm or 3:30pm. You may do 6 session once a week at any of these times.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness

Section SPD‐HF

10630
$165
2/27/2019 - 4/3/2019
Wed 7:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Jessica Stallings Smith MS, CSCS, USAW
Big Barn Crossfit

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This Bicycle Mechanics Course is designed to teach advanced skills for the novice and advanced cyclists that wants to learn advanced bicycle care. This is a great class to help you become more self‐sufficient with your bike and do advanced bike repair and diagnostics. Students will learn to adjust gears and brakes, headset, clean and lube, replace cables and housing, bleed brakes, and true wheels. • This is an advanced class. Students should have some basic knowledge of bicycle cleaning, tire changing, and how the bike works to do this class. Note: A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at the ?rst class. Basic tools, lubes, cleaners, etc

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

10652
$89
3/6/2019 - 3/20/2019
Wed 5:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM and Wed 5:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM and Wed 5:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Eugene Paul Walton
CE North Building

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In this two part clinic you will learn the basic skills needed to paddle any type of kayak on flat or moving water. This includes sit on tops, recreational, touring, whitewater and inflatable kayaks. Kayaking can be fun and easy if you learn the right techniques. We'll discuss concepts that keep our body in a safe and ergonomic position to harness the most power, with minimal effort. We'll learn the basic strokes needed to move forward, basics of "body, boat and blade " At the end of the class students will be prepared for easy outings to Cochiti lake or the Rio Grande. The price includes all kayaks, gear and pool rental fees.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness.

Section SPA‐PE

10663
$240
3/10/2019
Sun 9:00 AM ‐ 7:00 PM
Kelly Gossett
TBA (To Be Announced)

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Learn the foundational principles of running and meditation from physical to mental preparedness. In the Garuda and Dragon phase, we focus on being mindful – going beyond fear with hope, hitting the trails and hills, the Dragon's Breath and the power of intention. You get an intimate look at your own mind ‐ its strengths and weaknesses. NOTE: This course is fourth in The Runner's Mind courses. Recommended Book: Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind by Sakyong Mipham [ISBN‐13: 978‐0307888174]

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Health and Fitness

Section SPB‐HF

10650
$145
3/23/2019 - 4/27/2019
Sat 11:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Jessica Stallings Smith MS, CSCS, USAW
Institute of Community Wellness and Athletics

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Golf is a sport you can play for a lifetime. Start learning now so you can join in the fun for years to come. As a beginning golfer, you'll learn the theory, mechanics, and fundamentals of golf. The course also covers rules, etiquette, and the use of irons and woods. Bring your own clubs or we'll provide equipment for you. Note: Tuition includes ball fee and use of golf clubs. Enroll

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

10668
$160
3/23/2019 - 4/27/2019
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Jason Montoya
Santa Ana Golf Club

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Improve your game. This course is for those who already have a grasp of the basic fundamentals of golf, have completed Level I, or have equivalent experience. Equipment will be furnished if needed. Tuition includes ball fee and use of golf clubs, but personal golf clubs would be preferred.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

10669
$130
3/23/2019 - 4/27/2019
Sat 11:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM
Jason Montoya
Santa Ana Golf Club

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Build confidence on the mountain bike! Students will practice and progress on obstacles and skill courses. Students will also learn basic items to carry with them on a trail ride and basic bike set‐up. Learn the fundamental mountain bike skills needed to become a better rider. •Essential bike positions to ride various trail conditions •Bike/body separation skills •Braking/speed control •Slow and fast speed steering/cornering skills •How to maneuver up and down obstacles •Proper gear selection for the trail conditions NOTE: Please make sure you have snacks, water, sunscreen, helmet, and a safe‐working bike. NO helmet, NO ride! Please arrive a few minutes early for a bike safety check. If your bike is found unsafe to ride during the bike safety check, you will have to attend another class when your bike is ready. Bring whatever seat bag, hydration pack, repair kit, tools, and spare tube you have and would normally carry on a ride. Wear appropriate clothing for cycling and the weather that day.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section SPA‐PE

10683
$105
3/24/2019
Sun 10:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM
Eugene Paul Walton
TBA (To Be Announced)

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Golf is a sport you can play for a lifetime. Start learning now so you can join in the fun for years to come. As a beginning golfer, you'll learn the theory, mechanics, and fundamentals of golf. The course also covers rules, etiquette, and the use of irons and woods. Bring your own clubs or we'll provide equipment for you. Note: Tuition includes ball fee and use of golf clubs. Enroll

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPB‐PE

10668
$160
4/4/2019 - 5/9/2019
Thu 4:30 PM ‐ 6:30 PM
Bob May
Golf Center at Balloon Fiesta Park

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Go beyond the basic stroke development. We will review ground strokes and then proceed to develop shots such as the lob, volley, overhead, serves, and return of serves. It is important to learn and practice these strokes, so the course will also include match play. Note: Bring two cans of NEW tennis balls, racquet, tennis shoes, and a container of water.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness.

Section SPA‐HF

10689
$115
4/6/2019 - 5/25/2019
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Robert Ziock
UNM ‐ Tennis Courts

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Golf is a sport you can play for a lifetime. Start learning now so you can join in the fun for years to come. As a beginning golfer, you'll learn the theory, mechanics, and fundamentals of golf. The course also covers rules, etiquette, and the use of irons and woods. Bring your own clubs or we'll provide equipment for you. Note: Tuition includes ball fee and use of golf clubs. Enroll

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPC‐PE

10668
$160
4/6/2019 - 5/11/2019
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Bob May
Golf Center at Balloon Fiesta Park

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Is your body holding back its ability to perform at its highest level on the golf course? Would you like to gain 20 yards off the tee? Are you unable to finish your round of golf striking the ball as well as you started? If you answered yes to any of these questions this is the class for you. The 5 week class will include a Titleist Performance Institute full body assessment, an exercise strategy based on those results and drills to increase your club head speed to hit the ball longer.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

10670
$160
4/23/2019 - 5/21/2019
Tue 5:30 PM ‐ 7:00 PM
Bob May
Golf Center at Balloon Fiesta Park

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UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Personal Enrichment Tuition Remission for Outdoor Recreation Classes.

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