Did you know you can sign up for an exercise class anytime during the semester? 

 

Check out the Fall schedule of Virtual Exercise Classes below and join us for a class! 

Click HERE to view/access these online classes.   Click HERE to add the shared Wellness Calendar to your Google Calendar.

(No need to pre-register, please feel free to try any class you’d like.  Just be sure you’re logged in with your ACC G-mail account and click on the class in the link above to join during class time)

We hope to see you in a class soon, but if you don’t have time for a full class, we’ve included some links below to work exercise and stretching into your daily routine.  Perhaps you can do these during your 15-minute breaks each day!

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“I cannot thank you enough for the classes you have organized to help improve our mental and physical health. I truly would not be able to cope with the stress of caring for my beautiful father who has Alzheimer’s Disease while juggling classes, etc. were it not for the classes offered at the South Austin Campus. They are so convenient and so helpful.”

Release Time Information

ACC administration supports employees efforts to be physically active. To that end, employees may be permitted to take their 15 minute morning and afternoon breaks in conjunction with a lunch hour to participate in wellness activities. Employees are expected to seek supervisory approval in advance. Supervisors are encouraged to work with employees to schedule their participation. Read Dr. Rhodes memo.

Attendance Policy

ACC employees can attend classes at NO CHARGE unless you miss over 30% of classes. In that case, a $50 fee will be assessed and of course, vacation, illness & work conflicts do not count against your attendance. There are special circumstanced that may exempt an employee. Use this Wellness Tracking Form to log your absences.  This does not apply to Virtual Classes.

 

Class Descriptions

Barre Above – a low impact workout that fuses elements of ballet, pilates, yoga and strength training. It incorporates specific sequencing patterns and isometric movements that target specific muscle groups. All fitness levels with modifications.

Boot Camp – These classes are full-body workouts that target all the major muscle groups. Workouts range from resistance training with dumbbells to circuit-style workouts using your own body weight and equipment like jump ropes and handweights. Participants will increase strength and mobility, improve cardiovascular stamina and flexibility, all while burning plenty of calories. Participants should bring their own hand weights (3, 5 or 8 lbs) and mats.

Conditioning – Condition your body by utilizing cardio, stretches, and overall fitness training. We use medicine balls, dumbbells, and weight bars mostly.

Circuits- This workout is relatively low impact and suitable for all fitness levels. We will use a variety of strengthening, conditioning and toning exercises. Participants will improve coordination and balance while developing getting stronger.  Participants should bring their own hand weights (3, 5 or 8 lbs) and mats.

PiYo – This class combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga.

Tai Chi – Tai Chi is a noncompetitive system of gentle physical exercise and stretching.

Toning – This is a full body workout using light dumbbells and body weight.  Every muscle group will be challenged in this class from head to toe. You will feel GREAT at the end! Easy for beginners and advanced exercisers to adapt to their fitness level.

Stretch and Strength– Stretch and Strength is a mixture of strength, flexibility and pilates core work. This class utilizes stretches to increase mobility and flexibility, helping to relieve tension from tight overworked muscles. Pilates mat work is added to strengthen the abdominals, back, glutes, and legs. Stretch and Strength is a low impact class designed for all fitness levels. A great class for participants who want a break from a high intensity workout, but also want a little added core work to their flexibility training.

Yoga Beginner – Focus is on stretching muscles to maintain joint mobility. Most poses and stretches are done while sitting or lying on the floor, but the class also includes some easy standing poses and sun salutations. Please bring your own mat.

Yoga Flow Using yoga postures and conscious breathing in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength, flexibility, and relaxation. Flow yoga synchronizes breath with movement, linking postures that glide naturally from one to the next. Expect to move continuously through about a third of the class. Please bring your own mat.

Zumba – This is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and International music and dance movements.