Recreation Classes

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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.

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Golf // Gymnastics // Squash // Tennis //  Ashtanga Yoga //  Rock Climbing
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Golf

Note: Due to construction on the driving range, we are unable to hold classes after 5pm due to the lack of lights. Evening classes will be added in future quarters as soon as construction is completed. Thank you for your understanding.

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.

Dates

September 26 – December 9
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.

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
Beginning
M/W 9:30AM – 10:30AM Kurt Uchiyama
M/W 11:30AM – 12:30PM Andrew Ho
Tu/Th 10:30AM – 11:30AM Jake Hutt

Advanced Beginning
M/W 12:30PM – 1:30PM Andrew Ho
Tu/Th 9:30AM – 10:30AM Jake Hutt

Intermediate
M/W 10:30AM – 11:30AM Kurt Uchiyama
M/W 1:30PM – 2:30PM Andrew Ho
Tu/Th 11:30AM – 12:30PM Jake Hutt

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.

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Gymnastics

Learn the basic fundamentals of Gymnastics. This class will introduce participants to all gymnastics apparatus; Floor Exercise, Vault, High Bar, Uneven Bars, Trampoline, Rings, Tumble Track, Pommel Horse, Balance Beam and Parallel Bars. Instruction will include flexibility, strength, tumbling basics, fundamental on all apparatus and basic spotting. Prerequisites: Willingness to work hard at things that may be scary or difficult and that require some strength and flexibility. No prior gymnastics experience is required.

Dates

September 26 – December 9
Instructor: Nathanael Barton
Location: Ford Center

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/Times
Beginning
Tu/Th 10:00AM – 10:50AM
Tu/Th 11:00AM – 11:50AM
Tu/Th 12:00PM – 12:50PM

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.

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Squash

Learn how to play squash safely and effectively by learning the tactics, technique and rules of this fast-paced, exciting game! Racquets, balls, and eye protection are provided, non-marking shoes are requested.

Dates

September 26 – December 9
Instructor: Mark Wieland
Location: ACSR Squash Courts

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/Times
Tu/Th 10:30AM – 11:20AM

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.

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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.

Dates

September 26 – December 9
Instructor: Thor Holt or Corinne Mansourian
Location: West Campus Courts
Max enrollment: 24 per class

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/Times
Beginning
M/W 11:00AM – 11:50AM Corinne Mansourian
Tu/Th 12:00PM – 12:50PM Thor Holt

Intermediate
M/W 12:00PM – 12:50PM Corinne Mansourian
Tu/Th 1:00PM – 1:50PM Thor Holt

Advanced
M/W 1:00PM – 1:50PM Corinne Mansourian
M/W 2:00PM – 2:50PM Thor Holt

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.

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Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga will be taught in the Mysore style by Russell Case, authorized Level II Instructor by Pattabhi Jois and the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore India. Mysore is a guided self practice. This is a personal teaching style designed for your background in yoga. All skill levels are welcome and this is an open studio and available for participants to drop in at their convenience between 11am- 1pm.

Dates

September 26 – December 9
Instructor: Russell Case
Location: Ford Racquetball Courts

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/Times
Mon – Fri 11:00AM – 1:00PM

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 Assistant Director of Fitness Programs, Daralisa Kelley at daralisa@stanford.edu or call (650) 498-0762.