Happy 2019, Lancer parents!
If your student has mentioned wanting to step up their physical activity in the coming year, here’s some information you can pass along about how they can make that happen at Longwood.
Included are individual workouts, group fitness classes, sessions with personal trainers and intramural sports. Many of these offerings are free, while others are offered for a small fee.
Longwood’s Health and Fitness Center on the main campus offers state-of-the-art facilities and workout equipment available to all enrolled students at no charge. Basketball and racketball courts, an indoor track, weight and cardio equipment, and free weights are accessible throughout the day and evening.
Group Fitness Classes
Free group fitness classes are held in the Health and Fitness Center Monday through Friday. Your student can participate in Zumba, yoga, Pilates, spin and more.
Free classes are also held at Longwood’s Midtown Fitness Performance Center, which is just a short walk from the main campus. Classes include circuit training, hardcore abdominal work and Bootcamp (a workout involving tires, sandbags and sleds).
Workshops such as Women on Weights, which focuses on strength training, are offered at the Midtown location. Held on weekly from Jan. 21-March 1, workshops cost $20 for students.
Personal Training Sessions
Individual or “buddy” sessions with a personal trainer also are available in a variety of packages. For example, an individual “starter pack” includes an assessment appointment where the trainer and the student decide on goals and three workout sessions for $54. A “buddy pack” includes an assessment and five workout sessions for two students at a cost of $39 per student.
Intramural sports, where teams of students compete against each other, are offered throughout the spring semester. Sports begin at different points throughout the semester, beginning with 5v5 basketball, then going to indoor soccer and softball and ending with team handball. Costs range from $15-$30 per team. Students can sign up and get more information at imleagues.com/longwood.
If your student is interested in finding out more about these fitness options, direct them to www.longwood.edu/recreation.
Best, Sabrina Brown