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Wellness Breakout Sessions

How to Register for the Fitness Center

1.  REGISTER at Admissions & Records (KSC Bldg.) (M-R 8am – 5:30pm & Friday 8am–3pm)

·    Select the proper class section

·    If you are new to the Fitness Center, you will need to complete an orientation.

·    Orientations take up to an hour. You may also complete the orientation on Canvas.

2.  Obtain a Picture ID & Parking Decal at the KSC Bldg. Welcome Center.

(M-R 8am – 5:30pm, Fr 8am - 3pm)

     3.  What to Bring to the Orientation:

*Proof of Registration for Fitness Center

*Student (Picture) ID

4.  Do I Need a Medical Release from my Doctor?

*Yes, IF you have had any of the following:

  -Coronary Heart Disease


  -Heart Attack

  -Peripheral Vascular Disease

  -Recent Surgery

  -Angina (chest pain)

     -High Blood Pressure


     -Pregnancy/Post-Partum if less than 6 wks

      5.  IF a Medical Release is needed, the instructor will help you fill out the appropriate paperwork at orientation.  You will not be able to work out in the Fitness Center until your doctor releases you to do so.

     6.  At the END of orientation, you may sign up for an appointment with an instructor to set goals and create your program.



2015 Health and Exercise Science Breakout Sessions

Free and Open to the Public!

WillPower and Grace Workout                                            Wed Sept. 16     4:20-5:20 pm     F109

Charlene Tate, AFAA GF, CPT. Certified WillPower and Grace Instructor. WillPower and Grace is an easy to follow, linear, strong and focused program for students of all levels.  It’s equipment free, practiced barefoot and infused with a positive, strengthening philosophy.  Through cardiovascular barefoot training we develop ankle, knee and hip stabilization to facilitate good movement and prevent injury.  The workout is structured for students of all levels, challenging to athletes as well as welcoming to newcomers.  Please dress for physical activity.


Metabolism Boosters                                                            Fri. Oct. 2              2-3 pm                    F130      

Jacky Cherney, M.S., NASM CPT, CSCS CPT, ATC, CISSN.  Make a significant impact on your metabolism with a few small changes!  We will discuss lifestyle, exercise, macronutrient, and micronutrient impacts on your cellular activity – ones that will make your metabolism increase and ones that will slow it down.  Learn how to make the best changes for your health, and get your metabolism revved up, regardless of your age!


Sweet as Sugar...or not                                                         Thurs. Oct. 15     3-4 pm                    F131

Sherri Veach, M.S., NASM CPT, AEA.  We will be focusing on the invasion of sugar in our daily nutrition. The average American consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar a day!   Can sugar really be as addictive as cocaine? How did sugar get in hamburgers ?  Isn't all the health fuss over fats, not sugar?  Maybe you are not eating much sugar, but you use artificial sweeteners.  Are they any better?  Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic illness today.  We will discuss the relationship of insulin, carbohydrates, and specifically sugar. 


Eating Right Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated                        Tues. Oct. 27       4-5 pm                    F130

Jessica Shaw, MS, RD. Nutrition instructor for PVCC and RSC.  This is a fun and interactive session that focuses on the characteristics of a healthy diet and tools you can use to take charge of your daily dietary intake. We will answer questions such as “is there such a thing as ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods? How do you know if a food is nutrient dense or just full of empty calories?” You will be provided with tips for reading food labels and estimating portion sizes, as well as grocery store tidbits and meal and snack ideas.


Creative Core Workouts                                                           Fri. Nov.  13         4-5pm                     F109

Ray Saigh.  B.S, ACE CPT, ISSA CPT.   This is a great way to learn about how to implement core workouts into your training.  You will walk away with some fun and creative core exercises that should help you get into better shape!   Please dress for physical activity.


Jump Around (Plyometrics)                                                     Tues.Dec. 8          12:30 – 1:30pm        Fit  Center

Fred Vergnetti, B.S., NASM CPT, FMS.  Plyometric Exercise is excellent for both recreational and elite athletes.  The exercises can be used to improve quickness, speed, and jumping ability while also helping to develop better coordination, body control and balance.  Come learn how to implement plyometrics into your everyday training routine. Please dress for physical activity.


Phone: 602-787-7000      Fax: 602-787-7025


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·  Cash, Check or Credit Card

·  KSC Cashier’s Office: 602-787-7350

Contact Us

Monday - Thursday 5:30am - 8:00pm
Friday 5:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday 7:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 2:00pm

18401 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032


Fitness Center
Front Desk - 602-787-7270

Karen Fehr
Exercise Science Faculty/Fitness Center Director 602-787-7286

Donna Layshock
Fitness Center Manager/Senior Coordinator/Employee Wellness 602-787-6548

Terri Warner
Office Coordinator 602-787-7272

Jacqueline Fierro
Division Secretary 602-787-7271

Lori Anonsen
Health and Exercise Science Division Chair 602-787-7295

Lisa Cvach
Fitness Center Tech/Fitness Center Adjunct Faculty

Bobbi Fisher
Fitness Center Tech

Tatum Voeller
PED Faculty 602-787-7261

Sonia Valle
Dance Program Director 602-787-6808

Dale Heuser
Strength and Personal Training Program Director, Group Exercise Program Director