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Free exercise classes help WSU faculty, staff stay fit

Posted by struscott | July 18, 2018

Faculty, staff and students at Washington State University are invited to stay fit year-round through free CAHNRS Faculty/Staff Evening Exercise classes, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at Ensminger Pavilion on the Pullman campus.

Led by Robert Yarbrough, a certified group fitness and Tai Chi instructor and a researcher in the Institute of Biological Chemistry, the classes offer low-impact fitness routines that can improve balance and mobility, at your own pace.

A low-impact/low-cardio dance exercise, Zumba Gold, is held every Tuesday and Thursday. Routines, including swing, salsa, cha-cha, tango and folk movements, are easy to follow and designed for older populations.

A meditative movement class, Tai Chi for beginner and intermediate level, is held on Wednesdays. This class is aimed at those who wish to maintain and regain energy and balance, lower their blood pressure, or just feel better.

Classes are open to all WSU faculty, staff, and students with a valid Cougar Card. They are approved by the WSU Registrar’s Office, the WSU Office of Risk Management and the Attorney General’s Office.

All staff, faculty, and students are welcome, and drop-ins are encouraged.