Fitness Courses

Try one of our highly affordable and convenient fitness courses to keep looking and feeling great!

Yoga

Yoga

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Yoga can help you develop strength, endurance, and balance in addition to flexibility and relaxation with friendly and practical instruction. The class is suitable for all ages, body types, and levels of fitness.

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Yoga-Flow

Yoga-Flow is a fitness-based approach to Vinyasa style flow. Students will focus on linking conscious breath with a vigorous and mindful flow. In a power yoga class, students will build strength, flexibility and concentration while cleansing the body and calming the mind.

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi Basics

The practice of Tai Chi consists of slow, circular movements coordinating the entire body. Students will learn the rudiments of Tai Chi form to improve concentration, relaxation abilities, and body awareness. The class starts with gentle warm up with a short period of standing to increase stamina followed by Tai Chi formwork.

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T'ai Chi Chih Intro

This form of Tai Chi is a moving meditation consisting of 19 simple movements, that can be practiced at any age to reduce stress, promote serenity, and improve balance. Each move is done in a series of slow, sustained repetitions. It is not a martial art. Rather, it is a moving meditation for gathering, circulating, and balancing one's intrinsic energy, or Chi. This 8-week course is taught in a progression with the introduction of new moves each week, building upon the principles covered the week before. Regular attendance is encouraged.

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Continuing T'ai Chi Chih

This course involves further study of each of the 19 T'ai Chi Chih moves. Concentration is on employing the "6 Principles of How to Move" in one's practice of the form.

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Dance

Dance Fitness for Life

Do you enjoy dancing for fitness?  Then this class is for you!  Learn fun and easy to follow dance movements to Latin, Pop and other international rhythms developed to keep you physically and mentally fit.  Our instructor has been teaching all styles of aerobics and dance exercise for over 30 years, and she would love to take this mid-week opportunity to shake things up with you!

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Zumba

Join us for an exciting dance fitness class with great music and high-energy rhythms that make it fun to get fit!

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Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is a fun, 60-minute dance fitness class geared for the active older adult. The class also prepares students to enter a Zumba class by starting with simplified dance routines.

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Wellness

Got a Minute for your Core?

Are you lacking strength and stability? Get ready to condition your core with a variety of 1 minute exercises that will help build strength, improve stability/balance, and align your posture.  Whether you are a beginner or advanced, this class is designed for everyone to go at their own pace. Our instructor has been teaching all styles of core conditioning, including Pilates, yoga and strength training exercise for over 30 years, and she believes a healthy way to stay fit through the years is with a strong core.

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Meditation: Getting Started

“The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful.” Meditation has many powerful benefits - but how exactly do you do it? Not to worry, this class will explore some of the techniques that you can use to make your meditations effective and enjoyable. Through explanations and guided meditations, you will quickly learn the basics. This class does not involve physical exercise, and is perfect for beginners or those looking to refresh their practice.

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Scuba

Over 70% of the earth is covered in water; explore it by becoming a lifelong PADI/SSI Certified SCUBA Diver. Learn the material necessary to pass the exam as your first step and master your necessary diving skills and knowledge in the Truax pool.  In addition to these two courses, open water dives from a certified source (not offered by Madison College) are necessary to complete your Open Water Certification.

SCUBA Classroom Portion

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SCUBA Confined Water Portion

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Registration

To register, use the course links above to locate an upcoming section and login to add to cart, or note the 5-digit class number and phone (608) 258-2301, ext 2, for registration assistance.

No application is needed. If you have never taken a class here before, you can facilitate enrollment by creating a student account.