GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES
Youth Fitness Classes
Lil Dragons (4 - 7 yrs)
This class introduces young children to the martial arts with a focus on ‘karate manners’, courtesy and respect, flexibility, balance and directing energy in positive ways. Students will develop a sense of self-esteem as the progress from white belt to black belt starting with this class. Class uniforms and safety equipment are available for purchase from the instructor.
Youth Martial Arts (8 - 12 yrs)
Participants will lean Isshin-ryu Karate and Chi Chuan Fa Kung-Fu in a structured goal-oriented environment. Students develop self-confidence, personal discipline, pride respect for themselves and others and strategies for self-improvement. Students will also improve their strength, flexability, physical conditioning, concentration coordination, speed, balance, timing and reflexes. The techniques taught will have direct application in self-defense situations. Students will learn to be peaceful warriors and to solve their problems with logic and reason. Classes will be taught by Herman Kussro, Tom Eller, Barb Kaufmann, and black belt staff.
Hula Hoop (family friendly)
PreGym for Toddlers & Twos (with parents)
(ages 12 months (walking) & to 35 mos.)
Toddler’s and 2 yr olds, grab a favorite grown-up and join us for music, games, and activities that will help develop physical and social skills. Taught by Vickie Books, NIU KNPE Instructor.
Paren/Child Gym for 3-5 year olds
Gym Class for preschoolers! Children develop key motor skills through music, games, obstacle courses, and fun! A great self-confidence builder and introduction to physical movement to help children grow and thrive throughout their life. Must Be toilet-trained. Taught by Vickie Books, NIU KNPE Instructor.
Fit Kids (7 - 10 yrs)
For children ages 7-10 who want to start a healthier lifestyle and have a great time as well! This class will include non-competitive, active games such as basketball, soccer, kickball, and circuits. Not only will kids get healthy, but they’ll feel more comfortable on the playground and in gym class with their new skills and confidence! Nutritional information will also be included. Get moving and have fun!
Kid Strength Training (9-12 yrs)
For kids 9-12 who are committed to losing weight or getting in condition for a sport. New studies show weight training will help unconditioned kids get fit by increasing muscle- which in turn will increase metabolism. Increased metabolism will help them lose weight and is initially easier to perform than aerobic activities. Nutritional information will also be included.
Teen Strength Training (13 - 16 yrs)
For 13-16 year olds who want help with a weight training program to get in condition for a sport, lose weight or just get more fit. They will learn the proper techniques and programs to make weight training safe and effective and have fun with other teens. Good socialization as well as training!
Beth Fowler School Of Dance -Creative Dance (3 - 5 yrs) - Taught by Beth Fowler
An imaginative class that leads children through fun, creative movements that encourage stage expression and use of pre-ballet fundamentals. Children will feel secure in their abilities as they go through life.