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Sports and Fitness

Beginning Yoga (HPER170)

This course will focus on the practice of Hatha Yoga. General philosophy, history, and benefits toward wellness will be included. The primary emphasis will be on the performance of asanas (postures) and pranayamas (breathing exercises), along with emphasis on yamas (ethical principles), niyamas (personal conduct), and dhyana (meditation) in order to improve overall wellness. 

Learner Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Describe terminology, history, general philosophy, and benefits of Hatha Yoga.

Demonstrate the correct form of yoga poses, and know both English and Sanskrit terms for the poses.

Participate in a personal yoga practice outside of class. 

Demonstrate a flow of yoga poses with a chosen poem, sutra, or Bible verse.

Understand the principles of yoga by integrating them into daily lives.


Section - FIT4013-003

FIT4015 Hiking (HPER 148)

This is an introductory hiking course designed to impart skills such as fitness preparation, navigation, and the logistics of planning a hiking trip on Kaua'i. This class will also examine certain aspects of group dynamics such as problem solving, communication, stress management, and leadership. Hawaiian folklore will be explored on some of the hikes. There will be class meetings for lecture and fitness to prep for the hikes, as well as day hiking trips.

Prequisites

Medical clearance if you've been inactive. Able to walk at least 3 miles at one time.

Learner Outcomes

This is an introductory hiking course designed to impart skills such as fitness preparation, navigation, and the logistics of planning a hiking trip on Kaua'i. This class will also examine certain aspects of group dynamics such as problem solving, communication, stress management, and leadership. Hawaiian folklore will be explored on some of the hikes. There will be class meetings for lecture and fitness to prep for the hikes, as well as day hiking trips.


Section - FIT4016-001

Junior Tennis

9:00-10:00am  Beginners (generally 5-10yrs):  Start with some easy games and exercises to begin to learn the basics

10:15-11:15am    Intermediate (generally 11-15yrs middle school ages): Learn all the rules of the game including scoring. You will actually play games and perfect your technique.

11:30-1:30pm  Advanced (generally high school age): Great for students who want to perfect their game strategy for tournaments. Prepare for the State High School matches and get ready for the Championship

INSTRUCTORErnie Blachowiak has held various offices in the Kauai Tennis Association since 1985.  He has coached high school tennis since 1986.  In addition, he is the currently teaching beginning and intermediate tennis at Kauai Community College to the credit students. 

Prequisites

Parents must register in person and complete waiver forms prior to class starting. Call us at 245-8318 for current Schedule.


Section - FIT4010-017

PIYO

 PIYO combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. A total-body fitness system, Piyo links together dynamic, constantly flowing exercises to increase your heart rate, burn calories and make you sweat. The class is considered high energy, low-impact, challenging, and moves at a quick pace, with some standing to floor movements. Piyo engages every muscle during a true fat-burning workout.  


Section - FIT4011-027

Pickleball (HPER 133)

This course is a beginning pickleball class, which is a court game that combines skills from tennis, ping pong, and badminton. Throughout this class we will focus on developing basic skills and implementing them into game situations. We will cover skills such as ball control, forehand/backhand drive, drive/lob serve, forehand/backhand lob, smash, and strategy.

Prequisites

With social distancing the class is limited to 8 students. You must supply your own paddle.  Be prepared to do some online work if face-to-face is not allowed. 

Learner Outcomes

  1. Identify the rules, strategies, history, safety, and etiquette of pickleball.

  2. Demonstrate correct technique for the skills used in pickleball.

  3. Demonstrate good sportsmanlike conduct during games.

  4. Demonstrate knowledge of how to keep score and use different strategies during competitive pickleball games.


Section - FIT4014-004

Tennis Drills &Strategies for Adults

This class is for the adult tennis player who wants to fine-tune their skills. There will be new techniques and strategies used in making a decent player, a better player.


Section - FIT4001-015

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