Fall 2015 Orientation Dates & Times
FITNS 371 Life Fitness Center Training
Description: This course is an open-entry/open-exit course designed to increase cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility through the use of circuit training. A required orientation includes performing an individualized fitness assessment, learning guidelines on accessing fitness, training and wellness information on-line, and discussing how to train safely and efficiently using state-of-the-art equipment. Grades are Pass/No Pass
1) Purchase the Life Fitness Center Manual and lanyard at the college bookstore.
2) Complete a mandatory orientation before utilizing the Fitness Center. Students must have the Life Fitness Center Manual and Student Identification Card for the orientation.
3) Must have a valid Sacramento City College Student identification card before using the Life Fitness Center for exercise.
4) Have a towel (either personal or purchased at the campus bookstore) before being allowed entrance into the Life Fitness Center.
FITNS 372 Life Fitness Center Strength Training
Prerequisite: FITNS 371 with a Pass grade.
Description: This course is an open-entry/open-exit course designed to provide instruction in proper training techniques for increasing muscular strength and endurance, utilizing plate-loaded apparatus, free weights, selectorized weight machines, and Olympic lifting techniques. A required orientation includes an individualized fitness assessment, learning guidelines on accessing fitness, training, and wellness information on-line, and discussing how to train safely and efficiently using state-of-the-art equipment. This course is graded Pass/No Pass. Students may enroll in the class up to the fourth week of the semester.
You must complete FITNS 371 with a passing grade in order to enroll in FITNS 372.
1) Complete the FITNS 372 Fitness Workout/Checklist & Body Measurements/Fitness Test Packet before starting class. This packet is available at the counter in the Fitness Center. You will need to be prepared to workout in order to complete the packet. All FITNS 372 students must complete the packet by the end of the first week of the semester or they will be dropped.
2) Must have a valid Sacramento City College Student identification card before using the Life Fitness Center for exercise.
3) Have a towel (either personal or purchased at the campus bookstore) before being allowed entrance into the Life Fitness Center.
FITNS 373 Life Fitness Center Functional Fitness Training
Prerequisite: FITNS 371 (Life Fitness Center Training and FITNS 372 (Life Fitness Strength Training) with Pass grades.
Description: This course is an open-entry/open-exit course designed to provide instruction in functional fitness exercises. Functional fitness exercises are designed to provide instruction in functional fitness exercises. Functional fitness exercises are designed to train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating movements that individuals might do at home, work, or in sports. FITNS 371 and FITNS 372 with a Pass grade are prerequisites for this class. This course is graded Pass/No Pass. Students may enroll in the class up to the fourth week of the semester.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Monday through Thursday from 9:00am-12:00pm the LFC is not open to self-paced students. During these hours traditional format classes are taking place and the LFC is only open to students enrolled in FITNS 380 and FITNS 381.
Q: What equipment is in the Life Fitness Center?
A: The LFC has three major areas of focus. 1) Cardiovascular, which includes recumbent bikes, treadmills, elliptical trainers, and stationary bikes. 2) The strength training area features both plate loaded and selectorized equipment for every muscle group. In addition, power racks, dumbbells, and other free weights are available for more specialized training. Power lifting and Olympic lifting equipment are also available. 3) This are features “Aerobic Super Circuit” considered by many fitness experts to be one of the most effective ways to train and improve physical health. The Super Circuit combines selectorized weight training equipment and stationary bikes that students use in an alternating fashion to generate a full body workout.
Q: How can I use the Life Fitness Center?
A: To use the LFC, you must be enrolled in a class that is taught in the LFC. The Kinesiology, Health, and Athletics Division has two different types of physical education courses that are taught in the LFC: self-paced, open entry/open-exit courses, and traditionally structured courses. You can choose FITNS 371/372 which are self paced, open-entry/open exit class that have a more flexible class schedule or choose on the traditional instructional form classes, FITNS 380 or FITNS 381 (To enroll in FITNS 372, you must have already completed FITNS 371 with a passing grade). Please see the schedule of classes or the college catalog for course descriptions.
Q: How can I use the Life Fitness Center if I am a Staff (certificated or classified) or community member and not a student?
A: The credit division of Sacramento City College is open to all people who are interested in taking advantage of the college curriculum and earning college credit. Staff and community members are strongly encouraged to participate in the Life Fitness center but must be registered inj a Fitness Center class to utilize the facility.
Q: Can I use the Life Fitness Center if I enroll in any Physical Education class?
A: No, the only students allowed to use the Life Fitness Center are those who are enrolled in a Life Fitness Center program class or one of the FITNS 380 or FITNS 381 classes.
Q: Why do I have to take a class to use the Life Fitness Center?
A: The LFC is a physical education classroom located on the Sacramento City College campus. The Life Fitness Program and other physical education classes offered in the LFC are part of the Kinesiology, Health, & Athletics Division and the credit division of Sacramento City College. Students receive academic credit for the successful completion of any course offered by the division.
Q: What class do I take?
A: The LFC offers Fitness 371 & Fitness 372 which are a self-paced, open entry/open-exit courses and allows each enrolled student to use the LFC during the open hours to complete the course curriculum. The goal of the LFC is to teach students basic fitness concepts and skills related to the improvement of health and wellness through entry level courses. After the successful completion of a basic or entry level course, students are encouraged to take other courses in the Life Fitness Program to develop additional fitness skills to meet the individual student needs. With each class, students learn more skills and strategies, building their personal “fitness toolbox.” You must complete FITNS 371 before enrolling in FITNS 372.
Q: The courses in the Life Fitness Program are self-paced classes…what does that mean?
A: Self-paced means you work through the course curriculum at your own pace during the open lab hours of the LFC. While the class is self-paced, there are minimum attendance requirements in order to maintain your course enrollment. Self-paced does not mean that you can enroll fro the class and then leave all your work for the end of the semester. Once you enroll, you must begin to work on the course curriculum.
Q: What is the attendance policy for the Life Fitness Program self-paced classes?
A: Like any physical education activity class, consistent attendance is required. If you are in a one unit class you should plan on spending 2-4 hours per week engaged in course activity. All FITNS 371/372 students must complete a minimum of 1.5 hours per week in the fitness center.
Q: Once I’m enrolled in a Life Fitness Program self-paced class, could I ever be dropped from the class and lose my opportunity to use the Life Fitness Center?
A: Yes, students are dropped for non-attendance. If you do not complete the required class attendance hours, you will be dropped from the course. Also, students who do not comply with the facility rules can be suspended or dropped from the course.
Q: What do I need to do to get started with my self-paced Life Fitness Program?
Q: Why do I need to purchase a textbook and do an orientation. I already know how to exercise.
A: The Life Fitness Program is a fitness education program consisting of a variety of courses designed to improve your knowledge of physical fitness. It is our hope that you will be exposed to and learn, not only how to exercise properly, but why exercise is so important to the quality and longevity of your life. We hope that through the Life Fitness Program and its instructors, you can add new tools and knowledge to your fitness “toolbox.”
The Life Fitness Program requires you to complete an orientation to the program, so that you can be aware of three things: 1) Why the Life Fitness Program exists and the goals of the Life Fitness Program, 2) the rules and regulations of the Life Fitness Center, and 3) to review your health/medical history so that your exercise programming can be done safely and effectively. The orientation allows students to understand what is expected of them as participants in the program.
Q: Can I just use someone else’s textbook for any Life Fitness Program self-paced class?
A: No, there are mandatory forms located in the textbook (i.e. Par-Q, Waiver, etc.) that can only be completed with the new book. Each student is required to submit these forms, so you will need your own book.
Q: Is the orientation mandatory for the Life Fitness Center?
A: If you enroll in the open-entry/open-exit FITNS 371 Life Fitness Center Training course, you MUST ATTEND A MANDATORY ORIENTATION SESSION. Students must have the Life Fitness Center Manual when completing the orientation. The LFC Manual and required lanyard are available for purchase in the campus bookstore.