Fitness

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Meramec | Off-Site

Move your body and activate your health. We offer a variety of fitness courses... something for everyone!

Program Coordinator

Continuing Education

Phone

314-984-7777

Learn more and register online for fitness classes

Call 314-984-7777 to register for classes by phone, or click the button above to register and pay online.

Aquatics

ATTENTION Water Students

Due to circumstances related to inclement weather, building and/or equipment malfunctioning or maintenance, the pool facilities used by Continuing Education may have to be closed with little or no advance notice. In these cases, no refunds will be offered, nor will make-ups be available because of tight scheduling of swimming, water exercise and other physical education classes.

For additional information regarding the various college pools, please call:
Meramec Pool: 314-984-7399
• Forest Park Pool: 314-644-9717
• Florissant Valley Pool: 314-513-4275


Family Swim

You and your family can have fun as you swim, dive or lounge in our pool. One parent/guardian per non-swimming child. One parent/guardian per three children if they can swim. All participants must register.
PEDU:720 | 6 sessions | $26 AGE 60+ | $39 REG

Lap Swim

Come get a great workout before you start your day! Pool will be set up for students to swim laps during this time. Lockers are available; however, you must provide your own towel and a lock for your valuables.
PEDU:721 | 16 sessions | $36 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Open Lap Swim

Pool will be open for credit and non-credit students to swim laps during this time. Lockers are available; however, you must provide your own towel and a lock for your valuables.
PEDU:721 | 30 sessions | $28 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Swimming Skills: Beginning/Intermediate

Not the strongest swimmer? It’s time to change that! Acquire basic to intermediate swimming skills, and feel confident in the water and around water activities. Emphasis on the primary strokes, buoyancy techniques, breath control and acquiring endurance.
PEDU:722 | 8 sessions | $33 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Water Exercise

Get a total body workout! Tone, strengthen and achieve flexibility and circulatory endurance while exercising in the water. No more stiff and sore muscles! All skill levels are welcome as you will work at your own pace.
PEDU:729 | 15 sessions | $48 AGE 60+ | $89 REG

Water Aerobics

Experience a low impact shallow water workout with exercise movements and fun music where you can choose your own intensity level. Swimming ability is not required for this class.
PEDU:729 | 7 sessions | $31.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Aquafusion

Use various resistance equipment like dumbbells and noodles in this high energy class to build cardio capacity and strengthen main muscle groups. Great exercise to increase your strength and endurance, leaving you feeling great and looking good!
PEDU:729 | 14 sessions | $48 AGE 60+ | $89 REG

Aquafusion/FABS

Enjoy the best of both worlds! Come join this high energy combo class for tighter abs and better balance while building muscle. Incorporate various resistance equipment like dumbbells and noodles to build cardio capacity and increase your strength and endurance.
PEDU:729 | 14 sessions | $48 AGE 60+ | $89 REG

FABS: For Over Forty, Abs, Balance and Strength

Are you over forty? Do you want tighter abs to help with balance? Do you loathe the thought of pumping iron in a gym but would still like to build muscle and increase strength? Then this FABSulous class is for you! As we age, our bellies tend to get bigger, our balance becomes a bit off kilter and our muscles start to sag (especially the back of those arms). Using various water equipment, FABS class will tighten your tummy, improve your balance and build major muscle groups.
PEDU:729 | 14 sessions | $48 AGE 60+ | $89 REG

Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Introduction

Stand-up paddleboarding is a rapidly growing sport that is suitable for almost anyone! Have fun and soak up the benefits of a great exercise while learning how to SUP! Learn proper paddling instruction and get a brief introduction before hitting the water. Once on the water, receive continuous instruction as you practice and get comfortable on your board. Dress appropriately for outdoor water activity. Fee includes all equipment.
PEDU:770 | 2 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Aerobic and Strength Exercise

Boot Camp with Shark Fitness

Challenge yourself with resistance training, calisthenics, short runs, and drills designed to work every major muscle group in the 60-minute class. Learn the correct way to train in terms of form, tempo and exercise selection. Despite the group setting, this class will challenge you individually to give your best and expect optimal results. Must be able to jog 300 yards without rest. Bring a towel or mat and water. Weather permitting, class will be held outside; dress appropriately. Meet at the entrance to the PE building on O parking lot.
PEDU:755 | 15 sessions | $195 AGE 60+ | $195 REG
PEDU:755 | 12 sessions | $159 AGE 60+ | $159 REG
PEDU:755 | 10 sessions | $139 AGE 60+ | $139 REG

Cardio and Abs

Challenge yourself with this 60-minute calorie burner that will leave you invigorated and stronger! Get your heart pumping and fat burning with exercises focused on cardio and abs with a concentration on upper/lower abdominals, sides/obliques and back core strength. Core and posture are targeted throughout the class to let you leave standing taller and stronger.
PEDU:754 | 8 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Circuit Challenge

Push yourself to the limit with a body challenging circuit of exercises like TRX, battle ropes, bosu, sled push, agility ladder, big ball throws, rope climbing, gymnastic rings and so much more. Each circuit station is timed with cardio spurts to leave you with a full body, heart pumping workout! Never the same and never a dull moment!
PEDU:754 | 8 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Dance Aerobics

Enjoy a fun, full body workout including cardio and toning set to contemporary music. Bring light weights (one to three pounds) and a mat. No dance experience required.
PEDU:750 | 12 sessions | $58 AGE 60+ | $75 REG

Power Flex and Strength

Join us for dynamic stretching, core strengthening, balance work with flexibility moves to leave you feeling leaner and longer. Class incorporates body weight, yoga straps and pilates rings.
PEDU:754 | 16 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

HIIT After 40

This total-body moderately-high intensity interval workout uses a variety of bodyweight/light weight exercises to tone and tighten for that fit, strong and healthy version of you! Designed to help overall health and toning and to inform/motivate in a fun supportive way. Please bring mat to class.
PEDU:747 | 8 sessions | $40 AGE 60+ | $65 REG

Fit and Fabulous Over 60

Functional fitness trains muscles for safer, more efficient every-day movement, which is increasingly important as we age. In this class, enjoy a variety of chair exercises; stretches for flexibility; balance work; and strength building with light weights, bands, pilate rings and balls. Work on balance with security of a chair or barre. Fun hour of socializing, singing, talking and laughing while working the mind and body all through fitness moves for all levels.
PEDU:754 | 8 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Senior Fitness

Come get fit and increase your stability and flexibility. The class involves standing and sitting in a chair while using light weights (one or two lbs.), small balls, and stretch bands to enhance fitness with music to add to the fun. There will be light stretching and relaxation. Wear sturdy athletic shoes and bring towel and water to class.
SENR:704 | 6 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Zumba Gold®

Come join in the fun and get fit with the upbeat tempo of Latin and international music! Zumba Gold® takes a lower intensity approach to Zumba® dance, making this class perfect for older active adults or individuals with limited physical ability. Exercises will include proper breathing and gentle stretching and are modified to help work on your posture, strength, and balance.
PEDU:747 | 6 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

NEW! STRONG by Zumba®

Come join this group fitness class that will use High Intensity Tempo Training (HIIT) moves in sync with music to get your body working hard! This class incorporates basic fitness moves, martial arts, plyometrics and primal movement. STRONG by Zumba® is geared for all levels of fitness. Note: This is not a standard Zumba® dance class! Please bring water bottle and towel.
PEDU:747 | 10 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Kickboxing with Trampoline Fit

This total body high-intensity workout consists of cardio drills using kick bags, gloves, hit pads and kick pads. Perform jabs, punches, hooks, upper cuts and kicks to burn fat and tone muscles. In the second half of class be ready to jump like a kid again, but this time, to lose inches, build strength and increase endurance. Personal 36” trampolines used to work lower body with low-impact bounce moves that are fun, exhilarating and aerobically effective. Upper body trampoline moves are worked with the safety bar.
PEDU:744 | 8 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

NEW! Kickboxing Bootcamp

Accelerate your heart rate and build your cardio capacity through a combination of cardio circuits, interval training and Krav Maga punch and kick combative moves using heavy bags.
PEDU:744 | 10 sessions | $95 AGE 60+ | $95 REG

Kickin’ Fitness

Get away from your boring exercise routine and engage every muscle in your body with this fun, high-energy cardio exercise. This total body workout will help you burn calories, relieve stress and get into shape fast—all while learning some self-defense moves along the way! All levels are welcome.
PEDU:744 | 10 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Barre

Barre Cardio and Tone

Join us for a series of ballet barre and floor exercises that focus on the thighs, core and booty. Core and posture are worked throughout the workout.
PEDU:754 | 8 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Fencing

Fencing: Beginning I and II

Learn the basics of swordplay in beginning fencing. Class emphasizes basics of footwork, bladework and bouting, accommodating new and returning students with instruction to develop and expand technique. Equipment provided.
PEDU:745 | 8 sessions | $44 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Yoga and Pilates

Keep Your Bones Strong

Practice and learn how to enhance your bone strength from an internationally certified yoga therapist. Gain insight into the science of bone and pertinent research, and receive a personal anatomical assessment. You will discover how to foster balance and tensile strength while enhancing muscle stability and joint alignment with targeted movement. Must not have osteoporosis. Must be able to get up and down from the floor. Bring a yoga mat, towel, blanket and water.
PEDU:761 | 6 sessions | $34 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Dynamic Stretch

Increase the range of motion in your muscles and joints through specialized lengthening and stretching techniques designed to help release muscle tension, decrease stress and enhance coordination. Bring a towel and mat.
PEDU:755 | 7 sessions | $28 AGE 60+ | $45 REG

Gentle Yoga

Enjoy a gentle combination of yoga exercises to help improve flexibility and core balance. Great for stress relief and relaxation. Individual yoga practice will be encouraged. Bring a mat, towel and water.
PEDU:761 | 8 sessions | $79 AGE 60+ | $79 REG

Yoga

Relax, calm your mind and experience vibrant healing energy. Learn to use breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques to bring a total sense of well-being and integration of mind and body. Bring a towel, mat, yoga belt and resistance band.
PEDU:761 | 10 sessions | $58.50 AGE 60+ | $95 REG
PEDU:761 | 8 sessions | $44.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Yoga Basics

New to yoga or desire a slow, gentle pace? Learn standard yoga postures, flexibility and correct breathing techniques. Bring a towel and mat.
PEDU:761 | 10 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Yoga for Seniors

Open your mind to a new understanding of your body with this gentle, slow-paced combination of stretch and strength work. Breath work and meditation are great for calming and relieving stress. Bring a mat, towel and water.
SENR:704 | 8 sessions | $79 AGE 60+ | $79 REG

Yoga: Continuing

Continue to build your yoga skills while learning to relax, calm your mind and experience vibrant healing energy. Learn to use breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques to bring a total sense of well-being and integration of mind and body. Bring a towel and mat. Prerequisite: Prior yoga experience.
PEDU:761 | 10 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
PEDU:761 | 10 sessions | $56.50 AGE 60+ | $95 REG

BUTI Yoga®

Are you ready to be empowered and get a great workout? The BUTI style fuses yoga, tribal-inspired dance with hip spiraling and plyometrics into an exciting, high-intensity workout that transforms your body from the inside out. Bring a towel and water; mats provided. BUTI Yoga® is a trademark of Buti Fitness, Inc.
PEDU:761 | 10 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Yogalates

Enjoy the benefits of yoga, pilates and core strengthening as you exercise and stretch with a challenging and relaxing workout! Bring water, towel and yoga mat.
PEDU:756 | 5 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Pilates

Strengthen, lengthen and tone muscle while increasing your flexibility. Learn how to execute pilates movements while focusing on breathing, allowing your mind and body to unite. Bring a towel and mat.
PEDU:756 | 8 session(s) | $40 AGE 60+ | $65 REG

T’ai Chi

Chen T’ai Chi: Level I

Strengthen your body through slow, smooth movements; increase energy with mindful breathing; and improve balance through the constant shift of body weight. T’ai Chi is a traditional form of martial arts that helps boost self-healing power, stimulates the brain and promotes coordination. All ages and levels of ability can harvest the health benefits of T’ai Chi.
PEDU:766 | 8 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

NEW! Lotus T’ai Chi Qigong

Do you have limited mobility or weak knees and legs? No problem! You can still benefit from learning Qigong and T’ai Chi movements while you are sitting. This form of exercise can help reduce muscle stiffness, improve breathing, calm stress and increase your mobility. All levels of ability welcome.
PEDU:766 | 8 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

T’ai Chi Chih: Beginning

T’ai Chi Chih is a moving meditation consisting of 19 movements and one pose. Its purpose is to circulate and balance one’s chi or vital force life energy. Health benefits include better balance, blood pressure control and reduction in symptoms associated with stress, shingles and arthritis. No shoes are allowed inside the yoga studio.
PEDU:766 | 10 sessions | $44.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

T’ai Chi Chih: Beginning/Continuing

T’ai Chi Chih is a moving meditation consisting of 19 movements and one pose. Its purpose is to circulate and balance one’s chi or vital force life energy. Health benefits include better balance, blood pressure control and reduction in symptoms associated with stress, shingles and arthritis.
PEDU:766 | 10 sessions | $39.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

T’ai Chi Chih: Continuing

Ready to enhance your T’ai Chi Chih practice? Complete a practice of all 19 movements and the final pose each week, explore key principles of the form and refine individual movements. Prerequisite: T’ai Chi Chih Beginning. No shoes are allowed inside the yoga studio.
PEDU:767 | 10 sessions | $44.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

T’ai Chi for Health I: Beginners

Experience a moving meditation of safe, low-impact exercise while improving strength, balance and flexibility in this introduction to t’ai chi. This class introduces basic t’ai chi principles and practices like focused breathing, coordinated mindful movement and focused weight shifting.
PEDU:766 | 8 sessions | $36 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

T’ai Chi for Health II

Build upon concepts developed in the beginners class, incorporating new meditations of integrated whole body movements. This safe, low-impact exercise helps improve strength, balance, flexibility, mental acuity and mindfulness.
PEDU:766 | 8 sessions | $36 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Krav Maga

Are you prepared to defend yourself in an attack? Krav Maga, the preferred system for U.S. military units and law enforcement agencies, is an exciting, aggressive and fast-paced class designed to prepare both the body and mind for violent attacks. Utilizing stress drills designed to mimic real life situations, new students and repeat beginners will practice self-defense and hand-to-hand combat techniques to quickly and effectively finish a fight or attack situation. Class is hands-on and fully interactive. No shoes on mats; athletic wear required.
PEDU:743 | 10 sessions | $95 AGE 60+ | $95 REG

Krav Maga: Women Only

Are you prepared to defend yourself in an attack? Krav Maga, the preferred system for U.S. military units and law enforcement agencies, is an exciting, aggressive and fast-paced class designed to prepare both the body and mind for violent attacks. Utilizing stress drills designed to mimic real life situations, new students and repeat beginners will practice self-defense and hand-to-hand combat techniques to quickly and effectively finish a fight or attack situation. Class is hands-on and fully interactive. No shoes on mats; athletic wear required.
PEDU:743 | 10 sessions | $95 AGE 60+ | $95 REG

Practical Self-Defense for Women

Maximize your own power and gain confidence in your ability to defend against personal attacks with easy to learn and highly effective techniques. A great intro for novices and refresher for students with previous training. This course is led by a female instructor with over 25 years in martial arts. Class covers situational awareness, standup defense (striking and kicking), defense against grab attacks and grappling techniques to escape from ground attacks. Hands-on basic physical fitness required to practice techniques with partners. Minors accompanied by parent/guardian. Registration and signed waiver required for each participant. All gear is provided. No shoes on mats. Athletic wear required.
PEDU:743 | 1 session | $16 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
PEDU:743 | 1 session | $25 AGE 60+ | $25 REG

Systema: Russian Self-Defense

Learn the innovative and versatile self-defense tactics of Systema, the Russian martial art. Systema tactics are quick, realistic and effective against any type of opponent under any circumstance. Systema is based on instinctive reactions, individual strengths and characteristics specifically designed for fast learning. In Systema, the synergy of three components creates a true warrior—combat skill, strong spirit and healthy body. Class will push your body and test your spirit.
PEDU:743 | 10 sessions | $95 AGE 60+ | $95 REG

Zumba GOLD® and STRONG by Zumba® are trademarks of Zumba Fitness, LLC. Used under license (Adiva Dance Center and Flex Studio).

 

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