Sports and Fitness

Hatha Yoga: Strength & Stretch

Helen Robinson, MA, RYT (certified Yoga instructor registered with Yoga Alliance)

Yoga is an ancient holistic science that unites the body, mind, and spirit.  Hatha Yoga is a series of exercises (asanas – done barefoot) designed specifically to fortify the mind and body. Learn postures for increased strength, stamina, flexibility and bio-mechanical alignment. Improve endurance and quiet the mind through breath control and meditation. Wear loose-fitting clothing. Bring a towel, yoga sticky mat, bottle of water.

PEX-276 8 sessions (16 hours)/ $145

R             Thurs ., 6:30-8pm, Oct. 3-Nov. 21

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Tai Chi: Basic

Wenmey Ting, Queensborough staff

Treasure your life and do some proper exercise to keep you healthier and happier. Please bring a towel and wear flat shoes.

PEX-273                9 sessions (13.5 hours) / $115

T              Tues., 6:30-8pm, Oct. 15-Dec. 10

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QIGONG: Mindful Movement

Meri Harmon Halem, LCSW, LMFT, Holistic Integrative Psychotherapist, QiGong certified

QIGONG (pronounced "chee gung") is an energy cultivation Mind Body Wellness practice. The Meditative Movement incorporates focus on breath, tranquil mind and attunement of the body, for a deep state of relaxation to activate inherent self-healing processes. Create a personalized practice to promote vitality, health, balance, and harmony in life. Note: You may participate standing or sitting down to accommodate any challenges you may be experiencing.

PEX-377                7 sessions (10.5 hours) / $135

RP           Thurs., 2-3:30pm, Oct. 3-Nov. 14

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Meditation: Peace & Harmony

Michele Mason, BA, holistic stress management

Use meditation to help manage stress, assist self-healing, personal growth. Experience relaxation, mindfulness, the breath, focusing, sound and visualizations to integrate body, mind & spirit.

PSX-200                5 sessions (10 hours) / $145

M            Mon., 6:15-8:15pm, Oct. 21-Nov. 18

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Dance: Ballroom

Siobhan Gonzalez, DVIDA certified through Dance Vision

The ideal course in the art of Ballroom, Latin, and Nightclub (Salsa, Hustle, Bachata) Dancing! Learn to dance for a lifetime with the proper techniques to become a good social dancer. Partner not required.

PEX-261     8 sessions (16 hours) / $185  

T              Tues., 7-9pm, Oct. 15-Dec. 3

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Dance, Dance, Dance, and then Dance some more!

Ly Nguyen-Nacajus, M.S., professional dance teacher-Ballroom Boutique Dance Company

Introductory course to learn a new dance every week: Salsa, Rumba, Fox Trot, Swing, Tango... get a preview of myriad dancing styles. No partner required. Enrollment limited.

W                            Wed., 6-8pm, Sept. 25-Dec. 11 (skip 10/9, 16; 11/27)

F                              Fri., 6-8pm, Sept. 27-Nov. 22

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Tennis for Beginners / Intermediate

Ronald A. Fusco, EdD, QCC Prof, HPE&D

Basic strokes, court strategy during matchplay, televised student play for visual imagery, etiquette, rules and scoring. Only tennis shoes with white soles permitted. Students must supply rackets & balls. In case of rain, instruction takes place indoors.

PEX-278                6 sessions (12 hours) / $195

SP           Sat., 10:30am-12:30pm, Sept. 7-0ct. 12

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Golf for Beginners

Bill Milgrim, MA, Certified Member, U. S. Golf Teachers Federation, PGA (Professional Golfers Association)

Attain the fundamentals of the swing, grip, alignment, stance, posture, body rotation, weight transfer, and balance-and the proper techniques for pitching, chipping and putting. First class meets at   Queensborough,   2nd-5th   session at a local driving range, and the 6th at an18-hole pitch and putt golf course. Enrollment limited. Please Note: There is an approximate separate $30 additional fee to be paid at driving range ($10/bucket of golf balls) and a $15 admission fee at golf course.

PEX-409                6 sessions (10 hours) / $375 TZA               

Tues., 6-7:30pm, Oct. 22-Nov. 19, and; Sun., 10am-12:30pm, Nov. 24

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Certified Personal Trainer

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Get all the important information needed to start an exciting successful fitness career & become a Certified Personal Trainer. Our Personal Trainer course is a great way to prepare and become a success in the field you love. W.I.T.S. has the option to complete an employer internship that can walk you directly into jobs! This challenging course is for candidates wanting LIVE instruction with In-depth, hands-on practical labs to master career skills and knowledge.

The course consists of 15 hours of lecture on key topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment use and health assessments to develop a game plan a solid program for your client. The best part is the 15 hours of hands-on practical training labs with role playing drills on assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills and more. This CPT course has a Hybrid CPT option to register for at the same tuition.

In the Hybrid version the lectures are online and the labs are still offered LIVE so you can master the skills. If there are low numbers, the course may only be run as Hybrid CPT. Please ask us for details.

Included in this course is a complete 200-page color student workbook, access to online student study tools and FREE test vouchers to take the Certified Personal Trainer exams. You will be able to work right after passing the exams with proof of CPR/AED to obtain your Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer. As a special bonus, you can take advantage of our 30-hour employer internship to get our advanced Level 2 Certified Personal Trainer credential at no additional cost!!

Pre- or Co-Requisite: CPR (AHX-100) - see page 14 to register before/during this program!

Required Textbook: Read the first 3 chapters before the class start date (October 26)

7th edition of the Fitness Professional's Handbook with web resources (ISBN-13: 9781492523376) available in e-book format also.

Order directly from W.I.T.S. at http://www.witseducatlon.com/store/Store.htm#Textbooks or call 1-888-330-9487.

PEX-258                6 sessions (36 hours) / $735 payable directly to W.I.T.S. includes $20 QCC Registration Fee

S         Sat., 9am-4pm (with 1 hour lunch break), Oct. 26-Dec. 7 (skip 11/30)

Practicum @ 9am-noon + Lecture @ 1-4pm; Certification Exam Dec. 7

NOTE: A 3-part payment plan available through PayPal®financing @ WITS website.

NO REFUNDS ONCE COURSE STARTS.

Students register directly through the Continuing Education website at www.qcc.cuny.edu/ContEd

and go to the W.I.T.S. portal for PAYPAL® processing @ http://www.witseducation.com/certifications/ptcert-qbcc.htm

DISCOUNTS NOT APPLICABLE: FOR THIS PROGRAM.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.