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Fitness Classes

Fitness classes at UNM Continuing Education help you open the door to better health. Our well-trained instructors have experience working with people of all ages and physical ability. We offer classes in a variety of exercise and fitness topics including dance, weight lifting, cardio & more. Whether you are looking to drop pounds, or work on strength training, we offer classes that will fit your needs. Like all of our classes, the schedules are convenient and the classes are affordable; and you can try something new without a long-term contract.


Strength and Cardio Classes

Strength and Cardio - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

This class will assess how functional your body is moving and show you exercise strategies to fix your problem areas. You will learn how strength training with correct joint function can be great for you physically. Training in this class will use basic body weight, resistance bands and some free weights.

Section FAA‐HF

06502
$80
08/20/2019 - 09/03/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Bob May
PT First Physical Therapy

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Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art created by Morihei Ueshiba (1883~1969). He is also known to aikidokas (Aikido practitioners) as O Sensei or Great Teacher. The physical side of Aikido consisting of throws and joint techniques similar to jiujutsu and other movements akin to kenjutsu. However, O Sensei felt that his system was unique in that it united mind, body, and spirit of the practitioner in such a way to overcome an opponent without resorting to a clash of arms. Aikido blends the motion of the attacker and redirects the force of the attack rather than opposing it head?on. O Sensei's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury. Aikido requires very little physical strength, as the aikidoka ''leads'' the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks. Most styles of Aikido have no competition. Indeed during practice the attacker called ''uke '' strikes or grabs the defender called ''nage '' two or four times at which point the two persons change rolls, i.e., uke becomes nage and vice versa. Aikido training is intended to promote physical and mental training, according to the proficiency level of each skill and repeatedly practice so anyone can practice. Aikido training is not only good for health, but also develops self?confidence naturally for daily life. The dojo is a ideal place to deepen the understanding of the human eye, to meet people regardless of age, sex and occupation. This class will allow students to participate in all aikido classes at Albuquerque Iwama Aikido, including weapons practice with bokken (wooden sword) and jo (short staff).

Section FAA‐PE

06390
$325
09/03/2019 - 12/20/2019
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 6:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM
Paul Barrett
Duke City Dojo

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RelaXercise is a class that improves total fitness through progressive stretching and strengthening exercises along with full‐body breathing techniques. Each class ends in a relaxation period that allows the body to de‐stress and process what it has experienced. These movements are designed to increase stability and strength around the joints and increase flexibility and range of motion throughout the body while decreasing stress. Learn to use your natural breathing patterns to facilitate movement without pain and extra effort. Positive outcomes include total body conditioning, improved balance and mobility, body mind integration and injury prevention. Students can work at their own pace. Become strong and stretched and renew your energy. Men and women of all ages will benefit from this class.

Section FAA‐HF

06485
$75
09/05/2019 - 09/26/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM
Joan Gonwa, M.A, CMA, BFA ‐ Dance
CE South Building

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Get a great workout that's different each time, exercising with a small group of like‐minded friends! If you don't love the gym but you want to be stronger, fitter and healthier then this is the class for you. Using weights, bands, balls and more, you'll get strength, cardio and stretching all in one. Classes are small and held in a cozy, well equipped studio. Your instructor, Ingrid Wentzel, will coach and challenge you, but always provide options to accommodate a range of skills and abilities. Ingrid has been a personal trainer for over 20 years and specializes in adult fitness for real bodies.

Section FAA‐HF

06484
$110
09/09/2019 - 10/21/2019
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM
Ingrid Wentzel
Body Positive Personal Training

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A strong core goes beyond having a 6‐pack! In this class we'll focus on abdominal strength and endurance, as well as strength and flexibility in back and hips. These areas form a stable base for our bodies to perform fitness and daily life activities safely and effectively. In each class we will integrate core exercises with stretches for an optimal, balanced workout, and may use a mix of body weight, balls and tubing.

Section FAA‐HF

06441
$76
09/09/2019 - 10/21/2019
Mon 5:20 PM ‐ 5:50 PM
Ingrid Wentzel
Body Positive Personal Training

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Get a great workout that's different each time, exercising with a small group of like‐minded friends! If you don't love the gym but you want to be stronger, fitter and healthier then this is the class for you. Using weights, bands, balls and more, you'll get strength, cardio and stretching all in one. Classes are small and held in a cozy, well equipped studio. Your instructor, Ingrid Wentzel, will coach and challenge you, but always provide options to accommodate a range of skills and abilities. Ingrid has been a personal trainer for over 20 years and specializes in adult fitness for real bodies.

Section FAB‐HF

06484
$110
09/11/2019 - 10/23/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM
Ingrid Wentzel
Body Positive Personal Training

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This High Intensity Interval Training class uses moderate to vigorous strength, aerobic, or combination intervals to give you the best bang for your workout buck. Short format includes warm up and stretch/cool down. Although the pace is brisk, students are always able to move and rest according to their needs.

Section FAA‐HF

06486
$110
09/13/2019 - 10/25/2019
Fri 12:00 PM ‐ 12:45 PM
Ingrid Wentzel
Body Positive Personal Training

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Get a great workout that's different each time, exercising with a small group of like‐minded friends! If you don't love the gym but you want to be stronger, fitter and healthier then this is the class for you. Using weights, bands, balls and more, you'll get strength, cardio and stretching all in one. Classes are small and held in a cozy, well equipped studio. Your instructor, Ingrid Wentzel, will coach and challenge you, but always provide options to accommodate a range of skills and abilities. Ingrid has been a personal trainer for over 20 years and specializes in adult fitness for real bodies.

Section FAC‐HF

06484
$110
09/14/2019 - 10/26/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 10:00 AM
Ingrid Wentzel
Body Positive Personal Training

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Body conditioning using a theraband, an elastic rope, is a safe and effective way to strengthen and stretch the muscles to tone the body. Along with the theraband, flamenco dance movements will be incorporated for hand/arm coordination and fluidity inspired by the rhythmic music of flamenco!

Section FAA‐PE

06531
$125
09/17/2019 - 10/24/2019
Tue, Thu 4:45 PM ‐ 5:30 PM
Adriana Maresma Fois
Gitana's Garage Studio

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This is an 8‐week class designed to introduce students to the basics of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Aikido is a Japanese martial art created by Morihei Ueshiba (1883?1969). Aikido blends the motion of the attacker and redirects the force of the attack rather than opposing it head?on. O Sensei's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury. Aikido requires very little physical strength, as the aikidoka 'leads' the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks. This introductory class will meet for eight one hour sessions. NOTE: No special equipment is required. Students should wear loose clothes in which they can move freely such as sweatpants and shirts. Note: No special equipment is required. Students should wear loose clothes in which they can move freely such as sweatpants and shirts.

Section FAA‐HF

06481
$125
09/18/2019 - 11/06/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM
Paul Barrett
Duke City Dojo

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Get a great workout that's different each time, exercising with a small group of like‐minded friends! If you don't love the gym but you want to be stronger, fitter and healthier then this is the class for you. Using weights, bands, balls and more, you'll get strength, cardio and stretching all in one. Classes are small and held in a cozy, well equipped studio. Your instructor, Ingrid Wentzel, will coach and challenge you, but always provide options to accommodate a range of skills and abilities. Ingrid has been a personal trainer for over 20 years and specializes in adult fitness for real bodies.

Section FAD‐HF

06484
$110
10/28/2019 - 12/09/2019
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM
Ingrid Wentzel
Body Positive Personal Training

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A strong core goes beyond having a 6‐pack! In this class we'll focus on abdominal strength and endurance, as well as strength and flexibility in back and hips. These areas form a stable base for our bodies to perform fitness and daily life activities safely and effectively. In each class we will integrate core exercises with stretches for an optimal, balanced workout, and may use a mix of body weight, balls and tubing.

Section FAB‐HF

06441
$76
10/28/2019 - 12/09/2019
Mon 5:20 PM ‐ 5:50 PM
Ingrid Wentzel
Body Positive Personal Training

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Pilates Mat focuses on your "powerhouse," for essential the core stretching and strengthening. A strong core is essential for athletes, as it increases stamina and power. Joseph Pilates developed this exercise methodology which in Mat Pilates is performed equipment‐free. The moves are adapted to work with just your body and a floor mat for cushioning and support.

Section FAB‐PE

15903
$85
10/29/2019 - 12/03/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM
Leslie Venzuela
CE South Building

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Get a great workout that's different each time, exercising with a small group of like‐minded friends! If you don't love the gym but you want to be stronger, fitter and healthier then this is the class for you. Using weights, bands, balls and more, you'll get strength, cardio and stretching all in one. Classes are small and held in a cozy, well equipped studio. Your instructor, Ingrid Wentzel, will coach and challenge you, but always provide options to accommodate a range of skills and abilities. Ingrid has been a personal trainer for over 20 years and specializes in adult fitness for real bodies.

Section FAE‐HF

06484
$110
10/30/2019 - 12/11/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM
Ingrid Wentzel
Body Positive Personal Training

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RelaXercise is a class that improves total fitness through progressive stretching and strengthening exercises along with full‐body breathing techniques. Each class ends in a relaxation period that allows the body to de‐stress and process what it has experienced. These movements are designed to increase stability and strength around the joints and increase flexibility and range of motion throughout the body while decreasing stress. Learn to use your natural breathing patterns to facilitate movement without pain and extra effort. Positive outcomes include total body conditioning, improved balance and mobility, body mind integration and injury prevention. Students can work at their own pace. Become strong and stretched and renew your energy. Men and women of all ages will benefit from this class.

Section FAB‐PE

06485
$75
10/31/2019 - 11/21/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM
Joan Gonwa, M.A, CMA, BFA ‐ Dance
CE North Building

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This High Intensity Interval Training class uses moderate to vigorous strength, aerobic, or combination intervals to give you the best bang for your workout buck. Short format includes warm up and stretch/cool down. Although the pace is brisk, students are always able to move and rest according to their needs.

Section FAB‐HF

06486
$110
11/01/2019 - 12/13/2019
Fri 12:00 PM ‐ 12:45 PM
Ingrid Wentzel
Body Positive Personal Training

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Get a great workout that's different each time, exercising with a small group of like‐minded friends! If you don't love the gym but you want to be stronger, fitter and healthier then this is the class for you. Using weights, bands, balls and more, you'll get strength, cardio and stretching all in one. Classes are small and held in a cozy, well equipped studio. Your instructor, Ingrid Wentzel, will coach and challenge you, but always provide options to accommodate a range of skills and abilities. Ingrid has been a personal trainer for over 20 years and specializes in adult fitness for real bodies.

Section FAF‐HF

06484
$110
11/02/2019 - 12/14/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 10:00 AM
Ingrid Wentzel
Body Positive Personal Training

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Dance Fitness Classes

Dance Fitness - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

Come and enjoy aerobics ‐ Latin style! In salsaerobics, you'll lose weight and get in shape as you exercise to the Latin beat. Learn basic Latin dance steps including: salsa, cumbia, cha cha, mambo, merengue, and more. This class starts at a beginning level and gradually increases to higher fitness levels. NOTE: Wear comfortable clothing and good aerobic shoes.

Section FAA‐HF

10684
$95
09/04/2019 - 10/23/2019
Mon, Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 6:30 PM
Israela Garcia
Baila! Baila! Dance Studio

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Come and enjoy aerobics ‐ Latin style! In salsaerobics, you'll lose weight and get in shape as you exercise to the Latin beat. Learn basic Latin dance steps including: salsa, cumbia, cha cha, mambo, merengue, and more. This class starts at a beginning level and gradually increases to higher fitness levels. NOTE: Wear comfortable clothing and good aerobic shoes.

Section FAB‐HF

10684
$95
09/07/2019 - 12/21/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 10:00 AM
Israela Garcia
Baila! Baila! Dance Studio

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The Nia Technique is a blend of martial arts, dance, and body integration therapies and is adaptable to any fitness level. Done in bare feet, our dance relaxes the body and increases strength, stamina, and flexibility. Simple choreography and beautiful music encourage new, expressive ways of moving while visualizations create grace and greater self‐awareness.

Section FAA‐PE

06483
$105
09/09/2019 - 10/28/2019
Mon 5:30 PM ‐ 6:30 PM
Melissa Sandoval
Healing Gate

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Come and enjoy aerobics ‐ Latin style! In salsaerobics, you'll lose weight and get in shape as you exercise to the Latin beat. Learn basic Latin dance steps including: salsa, cumbia, cha cha, mambo, merengue, and more. This class starts at a beginning level and gradually increases to higher fitness levels. NOTE: Wear comfortable clothing and good aerobic shoes.

Section FAC‐HF

10684
$95
10/28/2019 - 12/18/2019
Mon, Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 6:30 PM
Israela Garcia
Baila! Baila! Dance Studio

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UNMUNM Tuition Remission

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

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