Photo Courtesy of Pepperdine Campus Recreation
“How on earth did I end up here?” I remember thinking as I watched the 6’0” Pepperdine athlete effortlessly turn a 200 pound tire over beside me. Meanwhile my “tire flipping” partner (a Pepperdine Biology professor – yes I was partnered with a professor) and I stood unmoved. While “Caveman training,” a popular outdoor Pepperdine fitness class, is only one type of class provided by Campus Recreation, here are five great reasons you should give all Pepperdine fitness classes a try.
No. 5 Community
If you don’t want to descend into Pepperdine’s dungeon gym or spend money on an exclusive Malibu gym membership, not to worry! Pepperdine group fitness classes are a great way to stay in shape and exercise with friends.
“There is a great community in the fitness studio, and it is a great place to meet new people and make friends,” Associate Director of Campus Recreation Denton Jones said. “You may be working out with your professors, classmates, fraternity members, etc.”
No. 4 Flexible Schedule
With over 15 different classes to choose from, there is a workout solution for everyone. Classes are offered Monday through Friday and though individual class times vary each day, there are usually classes running from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“We offer 27 different classes per week in two different locations,” Jones said. “The Harilela Fitness Studio and The Cage, a brand new area on the opposite end of the tennis courts from the Harilela Fitness Studio.”
No. 3 Price
If you’re on a tight budget, even better! You can purchase unlimited classes for the semester for $60 or one month of classes for $25. If this sounds like too large of a commitment you always have the option to purchase one class for $5. You can bill the classes to your student account or pay with Waves cash.
No. 2 There is a class for everyone
Some of Pepperdine’s most popular classes include Cardio Kickboxing, Power Sculpt and Pilates. If you feel the need to relax be sure to try Vinyasa Yoga. Want to break a sweat? Then stop by for an early morning sunrise shed or better yet “Caveman Training.”
No. 1 Calling all Waves!
The number one reason Jones says you should give it a try?
“Unlike at a gym that is open to anyone, all the fitness class attendees have something in common … we’re all Waves!”
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