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CCOG for PE 187Z Spring 2023

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Course Number:
PE 187Z
Course Title:
Barre Fitness
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Course Description

Introduces a fusion of ballet, Pilates, yoga and Barre to enhance health and wellness in muscular endurance, flexibility, cardiorespiratory, and body composition components of physical fitness. No experience necessary. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

By the end of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the basic movements of Barre, ballet, Pilates, and/or yoga.
  2. Continue to improve balance, coordination, core strength, and body awareness through participation in Barre Fitness.
  3. Design a personal workout that reflects an understanding of the basic principles and movements of Barre Fitness. 

Course Activities and Design

Warm Up

Upper Body Work

Barre Work

Abdominal Work

Lower Body Work

Cool Down

Balance and Stretching Work (throughout the entire class)

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. Participation

2. Practical Exam

3. Written Fitness Plan or Project

4. Group Work

5. Class Discussion

6. Pre & Post Fitness Testing

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Principles of Ballet

Principles of Pilates

Principles of Yoga

Basic ballet steps and positions

Importance of stretching

How to progress exercise intensity levels with continued experience

Correct and safe technique