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.

Nordic Walking Clinics

  • Saturday June 14: 8:30 – 9:45 AM
  • Saturday July 12: 8:30 – 9:45 AM
  • $25 Per Person/Workshop (*Includes Pole Rental)
  • Clinics will be held outside weather permitting.  Participants will meet at the UFC Front Desk.
  • Online Registration

Why walk this way?  Nordic Walking activates all the joints in the body while promoting postural strength, body alignment, and muscle balance for a healthy spine and back.  The Nordic Walking poles make it easier for participants to walk longer and farther at a moderate pace while also reducing stress on the knees, hips, and other joints.  These clinics are appropriate for any fitness level.

Hooping for Fun & Fitness Workshops

  • Wednesday July 30: 5:30 – 6:45 PM
  • Saturday August 9: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
  • Take both workshops for $25
  • Online Registration

Join Kathy Weber, Hoopnotica Certified Instructor, for the Hooping for Fun & Fitness Workshops.  Using adult sized hula hoops participants will learn hooping skills both on and off the body for a full body workout.  Beginners are welcome and level of coordination will not affect your ability to hoop!