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Upcoming Events

Academic Advising Days

Upcoming Certifications

TRX Suspension Training Course - October 21, 2017  
 

We are hosting a TRX Suspension Training Course on Saturday, October 21st.  Registration is open now! There are limited spots available.

Location: Grand Rapids Community College Ford Field House Room 212

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Register and Pay at TRX Training: go to www.trxtraining.com  Need help call TRX directly at 1-888-878-5348 (US).  Here’s the direct registration link: http://store.trxtraining.com/products/STC?sku=GRR-171021

With the versatility of TRX Suspension Training® you’ll have a portable fitness solution to train clients and yourself in any setting. You'll learn how to properly perform and cue foundational Suspension Training exercises as well as the benefits and target muscles of the exercises. Learn modifications and progressions to adapt the exercises to every fitness level.


Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

 

  • Properly perform a variety of Suspension Training exercises
  • Progress and regress exercises for all fitness levels
  • Adjust resistance and stability for all exercises
  • Cue and correct common faults
  • Correctly set up and use the TRX Suspension Trainer


PREREQUISITES: There are no Prerequisites to take this TRX Professional Education Course.

Click on the flyer on the right for details!

 

Fit For Life:  Exercise is Medicine Education Days on Health, Fitness and Wellness:  Fall 2017

 

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017: Step It Up! The Benefits of Walking and Call to Action

Presenter: Melanie Schiele-Gady - Exercise Science Professor

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Calkins Science Center Room 122

The United States Surgeon General has put a “Call to Action” to promote walking and walkable communities.  Let’s take this call to action on as college and community! In this session we will talk about the benefits of walking in regards to health, wellness and quality of life, and the United States Surgeon Generals “Call to Action” Step it Up Plan.  We will then enjoy a 2+ mile walk together outside (Inclement Weather Location: Ford Fieldhouse Gym).

 

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017: Nutrition Nuggets 2.0

Presenter: Leigh Kleinert - Biological Science Professor

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location:  Calkins Science Center Room 123

How well are you nourishing your organs? Whether you love to cook or eat fast food, how do these nutrients help or hinder the functioning of your organs? And which nutrients are the most important and how much do you need? Learn to make some simple, inexpensive meals at home - or some smarter choices when eating out - that your organs will thank you for.

 

Friday, Oct. 24, 2017: Circuit Training Can Save You Time

Presenter: Laura Kennett - Exercise Science Professor

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM

Location:  Ford Fieldhouse Balcony (Room 304)

This session will explain what circuit training is and how it can be used to improve fitness and provide variety to your workout.  This 15 minute lecture will be followed by a 20 minute workout session. 

 

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017: Healthier Kids Grow Into Healthier Adults

Presenter: Sherry Knoppers - Nursing Professor

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:  Calkins Science Center Room 123

This session will emphasize the importance of proper nutrition, adequate sleep, and physical activity for overall health in kids and adults.  Understanding the importance of maintaining good habits is a great way to promote health through all years of life. 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017: All You Need To Know About Intervals

Presenter: Laura Kennett - Exercise Science Professor

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM

Location:  Ford Fieldhouse Balcony (Room 304)

This session will explain what interval training is and how it can be used to improve fitness and provide variety to your workout.  This 15 minute lecture will be followed by a 20 minute workout session.