Feel The Burn

Get in shape this spring with Fit To Be Kean

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Feel The Burn

Come try out some Fit To Be Kean exercise classes

Germain Palacios

Everyday college students flex their mental muscles while working towards earning a degree, but often it comes with a hectic schedule that leaves little time for other activities such as exercising.

Luckily for students looking to squeeze a fitness regimen into their busy schedules, Kean University Health Services offers Fit To Be Kean (FTBK) fitness programs throughout the spring semester. FTBK classes scheduled for the spring semester will be held at Whiteman Lounge.

FTBK classes are free to all Kean University students; a student ID card is all that is required to participate in FTBK.

FTBK's classes for the spring are scheduled as followed:

Cardio Kickboxing with Zara*

Students can improve their strength, speed and flexibility through this cardio and kickboxing regimen. This workout is a great way to get in shape, one kick and jab at a time.

  • Approximate calories burned: 400 to 650
  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • *Classes begin in early February

30-Minute Scorch with James

All it takes is 30 minutes with James to get fit, as this intense half-hour class focuses on metabolism-boosting activities including aerobics and running intervals.

  • Approximate calories burned: 550 to 750
  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Zumba with Rachel

Did not think having fun while working out was possible? Well, Zumba with Rachel allows students to dance their way to physical fitness through a unique combination of cardio and dance.

  • Approximate calories burned: 600 too 1,000
  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sundays: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Pound with Rachel

This class is a rhythm-based workout designed to improve timing and coordination. Participants will burn calories and strengthen muscles as they use Ripstix to drum along with their favorite music.

  • Approxiamte calories burned: 900 to 1,000
  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • Sundays: 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Body Sculpt with Zara*

This class is perfect for those who want to shed a few pounds while toning their physique. Participants will burn off calories as they target the core and other major muscle groups.

  • Approximate calories burned: 600 to 1,000
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • *Classes begin in early February

Step Aerobics with Alexandra

This fast-paced class is designed for burning fat, as Alexandra utilizes step aerobics to help participants improve their endurance and agility.

  • Approximate calories burned: 520 to 800
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Yoga with Alexandra

Participants can develop strength and flexibility while improving their breathing by attending this class. Yogis of all experience levels are welcome to join, so do not pass on this opportunity to do some yoga with Alexandra.

  • Approximate calories burned: 152 to 360
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

For more information on FTBK classes, e-mail fitkean@kean.edu.

To sign up for classes or to receive reminders, follow @FitToBeKean on Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram. Reminders can also be received by texting @FTBK to (908) 698-4253.

about the author

Germain Palacios is an Editor for The Cougar's Byte who studies English-Writing and is finishing his senior year. Following graduation, he will set out to write for a magazine that has a focus on music or sports. After some time in the magazine world, he hopes to accomplish a long-term goal of his, which is to start his own magazine. He would also like to add the title of professional speech writer to his list of experience. In his free time, he enjoys physical activity, such as working out and playing baseball and basketball with friends. He also can be found listening to music and watching the Mets, Jets and Knicks.