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Beacon Sports: New fitness classes added at Greene Complex

By Jocelyn Martinez
Contributing Writer

Looking for an alternative to your boring workout? Palm Beach Atlantic University has added several exciting options to the group fitness class schedule.

New classes include Yoga, Total Body Force and Zumba. All programs are free to students.

Fall 2009 Schedule
Level Up! — Featuring a fusion of body conditioning principles and boot camp intensity. This class provides a full body workout.  Participants will train using cardiovascular, strength, agility and various other techniques.
Availability: Mondays  and Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Room: Meet in lobby

Core Crunch — Designed to target the midsection. This class focuses on the abdominals, obliques and lower back.
Availability: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Room: Meet in lobby

Yoga — Known to relieve stress, yoga strengthens, stretches, aligns the body and increases flexibility using continuous non-stop flowing movements.
Availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Room: Group Conditioning Room

— A full mind and body experience program focusing on muscle strength and toning, balance, body alignment, stabilization and flexibility.
Availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Room: Meet in lobby

Zumba — Combining high energy Latin and international music with easy-to-follow dance steps, participants dance away their worries.
Availability: Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:20 p.m.
Room: Group Conditioning Room

Total Body Force — This class is designed to tone, define and condition muscles while increasing muscle endurance and raising your metabolic rate for rapid fat burning. It’s a fast way to get into shape.
Availability: Fridays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Room: Group Conditioning Room

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Pump up the Volume: Music ban lifted in campus fitness center

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By Stephanie Wilson

Music ban is lifted, Mar. 1, after nearly a month of silence in the Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Greene Complex. Complaints about the audio selection came once a week or once every few weeks, leading Greene officials to the decision to halt the privilege indefinitely.

“I hated it,” said senior Chance Sumner. “I just like sound, whether that’s rock, rap or polka; I don’t like the quietness of the gym.

The recent music hiatus has been causing a stir throughout the student body, since some depend on it to help boost their work out.  For many students who frequently use the facilities, the ban made their time in the gym a less than appealing experience. The silence was filled with uncomfortable grunts, noisy machines and loud conversations that dominated the airspace.

“It just wasn’t the same” says sophomore Brandon Knight, who usually brings his i-pod to work out but also enjoys the music provided. During the month of silence students made their voices heard by filling the comments box to capacity requesting that the music be turned back on.

“I’m glad they just put something on,” Sumner said. “I just want some kind of noise”,

Greene officials grew weary of hearing complaints about the music selection.

“It was mostly the Christian rap that talked about ‘getting crunk for Jesus’ that turned a student off,” says Nick Rasek, a PBA gym employee and grad student.   Continue reading

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