Workout with YUSA
The following fitness classes are open to all YUSA members on a drop-in basis. Please come and drop in any time!
Location: Rm. 202 Vanier College – York University
Class schedule is as follows:
Mondays from 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm and 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm – Strength & Tone with Alicia
Encompassing body weight and minimal equipment exercises, Strength & Tone will work on all aspects of fitness by involving small bursts of cardio and general mobility and flexibility to round off the session. It is suggested to bring your own floor mat, water, and wearing good running shoes.
Alicia Koebel has been teaching for over 8 years with individuals and groups on all aspects of health and fitness to encompass individual injuries and needs. She focuses on a form first mentality, because proper form is the key to all aspects of health and adapts to the needs of every group. She welcomes open feedback and will adjust each class based on requests from participants. No two classes will be the same. Alicia is also a YUSA 1 member under Athletics & Recreation! Feel free to come to the studio from 12:50 pm to 1:10 pm to chat about the programs A&R offers and to provide class suggestions for next terms classes.
Tuesdays from 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm and 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm – Power Yoga with Lambert
Power yoga is a more intense form of yoga that incorporates power movements into a sequence of flowing postures. It is an energizing class with traditional yoga poses that encourages alignment, flexibility, balance, strength, and cardiovascular endurance. No matter your experience with yoga or exercising, this class is a great addition to your wellness routine. It is suggested to bring your own floor mat, water. Running shoes are not necessary.
Lambert Sanchez Jr. has been mindfulness and wellness instructor with Athletics & Recreation instructor for over 10 years! He incorporates various styles into his classes as well as guided meditations for when participants need something a bit more relaxing and calming. His approach to both yoga and meditation is a strong focus on breath work with is the foundation to mindfulness.
Wednesday from 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm and 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm – Afro-Dance with Sharon
Afro dance classes will be safe and non-discriminatory sessions that offer a blend of various west African dances and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Each class focuses on learning/developing pace, rhythm, balance, speed, timing, and music as a whole. These class sessions are designed to introduce its students to west African dance moves with fixed periods of complete rest and water breaks.
Sharon Obioma is a newer addition to the Athletics & Recreation instructor team but has been dancing since she started in 2019 teaching at Green River College in the USA. She created the first Afro-Dance program there and has brought her skills to York University to provide a more diverse schedule to show the diversity of individuals we have at York University. Sharon teaches in a unique style that allows for individuals to learn as a group and individually to be able to progress through movements but highlights that moving how your body wants to is the best way to enjoy her classes.
Thursdays from 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm and 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm – All Levels Yoga with Hayley
Accessible for all levels. This class will guide you through a rhythmic vinyasa flow with a strong focus on breathing techniques to energize your practice. This is followed by a meditative yin yoga practice allowing for longer-held postures to promote recovery both in mind and body.
Hayley Carr is a long standing member of the Athletics & Recreation team, teaching mindfulness and wellness, bringing in a lens of body positivity with all of her classes. Hayley incorporates many styles into her classes, providing modifications where needed, and encourages participants to try and modify if necessary. Her approach to mindfulness, yoga, and meditation allows for all to take something new away each class and excited to come back for more.