Penn State Hershey University Fitness Center

Seasonal Workshops & Special Class Options

Seasonal WorkshopsLearn new techniques and skills in these special focus workshops or special classes that may include yoga, Pilates, resistance training, or more without the long term commitment of a multi-week program.

Dance for Parkinson’s

  • March 14 – April 25
  • Fridays
  • 10:30 – 11:30 AM

This class empowers people with Parkinson’s disease to explore movement in ways that are stimulating and creative by focusing on key principles related to dance from instilling confidence to breaking isolation, stimulating mental activity, to increasing spatial awareness.  Classes are open to persons with Parkinson’s disease, their families, friends, and care partners.

For more information about the program or to register please contact Shari Vegso-Wilson, Director of Susquehanna Dance Center and Artistic Director for COBALT Dance Company, at (717)676-9039 or visit their website.

Hula Hooping for Fun & Fitness

  • Saturday April 12: 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
  • Wednesday April 30: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
  • Take both workshops for one fee: $25
  • Online Registration

Join Kathy Weber, long-time UFC instructor and Hoopnotica Fit Certified Instructor, as she takes you through the basics of hula hooping for fun and fitness!  Using adult sized hula hoops, this “beginner friendly” workshop will teach you basic hooping skills both on the body and off the body incorporating muscle groups from head to toe.  Waist hooping alone can burn 300-600 calories an hour, as a super cardio workout that tones the core, and generates joy in a way no other workout will.  No experience required.  Body type and level of grace or coordination will not affect your ability to hoop.  Everyone can hoop given proper equipment and instruction.  If you are already a hooper this class will fuel you with additional moves to keep your workout fun and interesting.

T-Tapp Total Transformation Clinic

Join Deb Etter for the T-Tapp Total Transformation Clinic.  In the T-Tapp fitness program each movement works five to seven major muscles, builds cardiac conditioning, and improves muscle strength and bone density.  This non-impact exercise requires no equipment.  Clinic fee includes Teresa Tapp’s book  “Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes”, the reference book for the T-Tapp total workout, which explains every exercise in detail and includes a DVD.