Short Courses

SEMESTER 1 2017

UC Fit! Short Courses are implemented to provide UC Students, Staff or General Public an opportunity to acquire or progress sporting or recreational skills. Under the tutelage of some of the best-qualified instructors in the region.
All courses will commence in March & are capped in terms of participants. 
Don’t wait, please express your interest or reserve a spot by calling 6201 2542.


YOGA
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This popular course begins with the basics and is designed to develop strength and confidence to build up to an intermediate level. Working with basic postures we help you become aware of how to move your body safely, preparing yourself to take the next step forward. As we move on, each class will offer more postures and variations but the basics will still be available if more time is needed. Working every muscle and joint in every direction, even more advanced students will still leave each class feeling refreshed.


FLOOR PILATES
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Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on core stability and strength, posture, balance, control, flexibility and breathing.  It can assist in preventing a number of injuries, particularly those in the back, neck and shoulders. Pilates targets the deep stabilising muscles to reduce low back pain and retain and recruit very important muscles that no longer work due to injuries or compensatory posture or movement.  The 45 minute mat work class is designed for beginners and those who need to improve core stability, posture and strength as well as reduce back pain. Our classes are run by an experienced Exercise Physiologist.


KICK BOXING
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This introductory course is run by one of the mosty reputable instructors in Canberra, Gaz Rees. The course caters to those who want to learn and develop the correct techniques to punch, kick, knee and grapple in a safe and enjoyable environment. In addition to skill development, there will be fitness and fun elements to the course. All equipment provided.


GOLF
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Michael Cole, a local PGA Member, will conduct the short course on the golf range at Gold Creek Country Club. Michael’s approach to teaching is simple and fun while helping you to learn and get better at this great game. Whether you are considering golf for the first time or are a long-time player, these 4 classes will benefit you. There will also be an opportunity to play a few holes with Michael providing his expertise on how to get around the course in as few shots as possible. Get in early as this popular course is limited to only 8 spots!


TAI CHI
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The reason Tai Chi has endured and been admired for thousands of years is that the practice contains hidden depths of meaning that go well beyond the slow physical movements that people initially observe.

Tai Chi is both a martial art and the embodiment of certain philosophical principles. Thus not only increasing physical health, but also improving psychological and philosophical functioning and insights into a profound worldview. In fact, the practice of Tai Chi is one of the most comprehensive and holistic activities you can engage in.

We live in a world of rapid advancements in science and technological development, increases in material affluence, and an ever increase in the pace of life. In this environment, the practice of Tai Chi can act as an important counterbalance and an effective way to maintain your health and equanimity. If you have ever wanted to give Tai Chi a go, here’s your chance to learn by one of the best teachers in the region.


SURF TRIP
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This one-day surf trip to the beautiful Shellharbour is on Friday 17th March 2017. It includes a 2 hour surf lesson with Pines Surf Academy. They will teach you the basic fundamentals of surfing & surf safety (i.e. rips), whilst catering to all levels to help you develop your skills, from people who have never surfed before, to the most experienced. Pines Surf Academy will get you up & surfing before you leave.
The trip covers your transport, equipment and lesson. All you have to worry about is getting up early enough to not miss the bus!
*Must be able to swim to participate.


MANDARIN
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This course teaches both the practical aspects of learning to speak Mandarin as well as an introduction to the underlying cultural ideas embodied in the language.
While the course will provide you with key Chinese vocabulary and practical phrases for everyday conversation, it will also focus on the various cultural norms and practices that you need to be aware of in your interactions with Chinese people.
With China being an international powerhouse and world economic leader, this is a great opportunity to learn a very prominent and influential language for business relations.


RUNNING
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This once-a-week running group around the UC campus, is a great opportunity to improve your fitness and meet new people at the same time.

This course caters for all fitness levels and running experience, so if you don’t feel comfortable committing by yourself, recruit your friends or colleagues, making it a social workout. For those wanting additional guidance, a personalised program can be written, to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance.

Upon completing the course, there will be an opportunity to arrange a group to partake in the Mothers’ Day Classic (5km run) on the 14th of May.


BASKETBALL

Do you want to be the next Marianna Tolo or Patty Mills?

To get started, take this short course run by the UC Capitals that is exclusively offered only to current UC Students and Staff. This is an opportunity to learn from Australia’s best and develop your basketball skills on campus in the UCFit Sports hall. The course caters to all levels and will take you through various Basketball skills, drills and game play.


SELF DEFENCE
self-defence
This practical short course will provide tips for self-defence and explore important concepts in confidence, awareness, relaxation and fitness. Through a series of drills and scenarios, the course will present skills for resolving conflicts both with and without the use of force, and demonstrate techniques for striking, kicking, posture/body language, hand-to-hand escape tactics and more. Come along and be prepared to have fun and learn some useful tips!