Recreational Classes

Announcements 

  • Registration for Summer Recreation Classes will begin

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 9am!

Overview

Recreation Class offerings are non-credit classes provided by Stanford Recreation. The goal of the Recreation Class Program is to provide participants with professional instruction in a safe and fun workout and learning environment.

Looking for TRX, Jungle Gym, Yoga, Cycling, etc.? Click here for our Group Fitness Program.

Golf

Beginning
Learn the fundamentals of grip, stance, alignment & posture. We will cover all basic aspects the student will need to play nine holes. We will introduce putting, chipping full & partial swing. The basic rules and etiquette will be covered also.

Advanced Beginning
Previous experience required either beginning golf or some basic knowledge. Refine the golf swing with our focus on learning how the ball flight laws effect where the ball goes. Work on developing a more consistent and repeatable golf swing with an emphasis on the impact position. Discuss swing plane and path and how these effect where the golf ball goes.

Intermediate
Take your game to the next level an emphasis will be placed on learning how to improve your ability to score. The short game will be a major focus in this class. Students will be encouraged to play on the golf course and bring scorecards to their instructor. We will discuss how to hit different shots high, low, right to left and left to right.

Fees

Students/Post-docs: $205/twice per week, $155/once per week
Staff and faculty: $260/twice per week, $200/once per week
Alumni, hospital employees, partners, spouses, retirees, dependents over 18: $315/twice per week, $245/once per week
*Please note that there is no BeWell rate for golf classes.*

Dates/Times

July 2 - August 31, 2018
Instructors will have practice clubs and balls available for use during classes. They can help guide you to select the proper items if you wish to make purchases for your own use but it is not required that you have your own clubs and balls for class.

Monday/Wednesday 5:15 PM-6:15 PM Intermediate Kurt Uchiyama Driving Range
Monday/Wednesday 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Beginning Kurt Uchiyama Driving Range
Tuesday/Thursday 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Beginning Jake Hutt Driving Range
Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Intermediate Jake Hutt Driving Range
Tuesday/Thursday 5:15 PM-6:15 PM Beginning Kurt Uchiyama Driving Range
Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Intermediate Kurt Uchiyama Driving Range
Thursday 7:30 PM-9:00 PM Intermediate Kurt Uchiyama Driving Range
Friday 12:30 PM-2:00 PM Advanced Beginning Phil Marone Driving Range
Friday 3:30 PM-5:00 PM Intermediate Phil Marone Driving Range
Friday 5:15 PM-6:45 PM Beginning Phil Marone Driving Range

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Tennis

Tennis classes will cover rules, technique, and general play. Learn and develop skills by playing with other participants of similar skill level.

Beginning: This course will focus on teaching the following skills: Forehand, backhand, serve, and net play; rules and scoring

Intermediate: This course is designed to review the fundamental strokes and their use in a game situation along with singles and doubles tactics. Prerequisite: average ability in fundamental strokes, and regular playing experience; NTRP rating of 3.0 or equivalent.

Advanced: This course focuses on drills that emphasize footwork, serve and return, approach shots, volleys, lobs, and overheads. Student will also learn strategies for competition in singles and doubles. Prerequisite: above average strokes and game playing ability; NTRP equivalent rating of 4.0 or above.

Note: Non-marking tennis shoes are required for class.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own racquets. There will be a few available to borrow.

Fees

Students/Post-docs: $60
Staff and faculty: $110
Alumni, hospital employees, partners, spouses, retirees, dependents over 18: $120
BeWell: $60
(eligible Stanford staff and faculty who have completed their SHALA in the current year)

Dates/Time

July 2 – August 31, 2018
Instructor: Corinne Mansourian and Thor Holt
Location: West Campus Courts
Max enrollment: 24 per class

Monday/Wednesday 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Beginning Corinne Mansourian West Courts
Monday/Wednesday 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Intermediate Corinne Mansourian West Courts
Monday/Wednesday 12:00 PM -12:50 PM Intermediate Corinne Mansourian West Courts
Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM -12:50 PM Beginning Thor Holt West Courts
Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Intermediate Thor Holt West Courts
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Advanced Intermediate Thor Holt West Courts

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Running

No matter where you are in your running career we will work on goal setting and improving running efficiency and overall performance. One day a week will be speed work at the track. The other day will be to hone in on pacing and to get a feel for the road/trail. Special attention to running form, working smarter not harder and how to best prevent injury is integrated into each workout. The focus is on fun and overall wellness.

Fees

Students/Post-docs: $60
Staff and faculty: $110
Alumni, hospital employees, partners, spouses, retirees, dependents over 18: $120
BeWell: $60
(eligible Stanford staff and faculty who have completed their SHALA in the current year)

Dates/Time

July 2 – August 31, 2018

Tuesday/Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM All Levels Rachel Aumann Cobb Track

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Pre & Post-Natal Fitness Program

Motherhood is a huge life transition! Our experienced instructors create a safe, supportive, nurturing environment to empower women through this transformative experience while also providing the opportunity to connect with other mothers. The pace of our classes accommodate the needs of all pre and post-natal mothers. Quarterly program fee allows access to both classes.

Fees

Students/Post-docs: $60
Staff and faculty: $110
Alumni, hospital employees, partners, spouses, retirees, dependents over 18: $120
BeWell: $60
(eligible Stanford staff and faculty who have completed their SHALA in the current year)

Dates/Time

July 2 – August 31, 2018

 

Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Wed: Pre/Post-Natal Yoga

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Thurs: Pre/Post-Natal Cardio/Strength

AOERC Studio 111
Olympic Weightlifting (Beginning/Intermediate)

This class will help develop the skills and strength necessary to perform the Olympic Lift (snatch & clean and jerk). Appropriate for beginners looking for first-time instruction, as well intermediate lifters looking to improve their foundations with hands-on coaching and progressions of the Olympic Lifts. The class will also include progressive programming to improve strength specific to the Olympic Lifts and will span 8 weeks.

Fees

Students/Post-docs: $150
Staff and faculty: $195
Fellow/Visiting Scholar/Post-Doc: $150
Alumni, hospital employees, partners, spouses, retirees, dependents over 18: $225

Dates/Time

July 2 – August 31, 2018 / 1 section, 8-week class, capped at 10 lifters.

Monday/Wednesday 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM Beginning Irina Vitman AO Training Studio
Tuesday/Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Beginning Irina Vitman AO Training Studio
Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Intermediate Irina Vitman AO Training Studio

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Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga will be taught in the Mysore style jointly with Anne Finstad, Robbie Cavallero, and Beata Skrzypacz (authorized Instructors by the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore India).

Mysore is a guided self-practice. The teacher works individually with each student. All skill levels are welcome and this is an open studio and available for participants to drop in at their convenience between 11am- 1pm, with the exception of Friday. Friday class is a led practice that starts exactly at 11am. New students without an established Mysore practice are recommended to attend Monday through Thursday.

Fees

Students/Post-docs: $50
Staff and faculty: $60
Alumni, hospital employees, partners, spouses, retirees, dependents over 18: $70
*Please note that there is no BeWell rate for Ashtanga Yoga.*

Dates/Time

July 2 – August 31, 2018
Instructor: Anne Finstad, Robbie Cavallero, Beata Skrzypacz
Location: Ford Racquetball Courts

Mon- Friday 11 AM- 1 PM All levels Russell Case Ford Racquetball Courts

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BeWell Registration Instructions

Verifying the SHALA to receive the BeWell rate doesn’t happen automatically. When you go through the registration process, you will get to the payment page (5th and final step of the registration process). At the top of the payment page, there is a section where it will verify that you have taken your SHALA with your SUID and SUNet ID.

You need to press the green button to verify your eligibility.

If you have taken your SHALA this calendar year, the discount will show the class price for the BeWell rate. Your SUID and SUNetID will automatically populate- you just need to press the green button.

How do I get my BeWell berry (for eligible staff and faculty)?

BeWell berries will be applied at the end of each quarter (please allow 2-3 weeks for it to show up in your BeWell account). If you have questions about berries, please contact bewell@stanford.edu.

Eligibility

Stanford students, Faculty/Staff and Stanford Community are eligible to participate in the Group Fitness Program. Stanford Community members are Dependents 18 and older, Spouses, Hospital Employees who have purchased an Athletic Access Card, Alums who have purchased an Alumni Membership, Retirees, or Partners of a Student, Faculty or Staff.

Questions

Please contact recprograms@stanford.edu or call 650-736-9157.