IN THIS NEWSLETTER: Fall GX Class Schedule, Free "Try Before You Buy" Week, & OPERS Fall Festival! FITLIFE GX FALL CLASS SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE Our

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IN THIS NEWSLETTER: Fall GX Class Schedule, Free "Try Before You Buy" Week, & OPERS Fall Festival!

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Fall '15 GX Schedule


Our new Fall'15 schedule of weekly drop-in group exercise class has been finalized and is now posted on our website,

Some additions/changes to note:

1) We've added several new early-morning classes on most weekdays from 7:30a-8:30a. This is in direct response from the large response we received to the survey we sent out earlier this summer. The majority of the responses indicated this time as the most popular/desired among students and employees alike. The majority of the responses also indicated Strength & Conditioning classes as the most desired for the early-morning.

2) We've been able to add a few more after-work and evening classes to the schedule, which have both been frequent requests. We've also been able to move all of our evening cardio-dance classes into the OPERS Dance Studio, which will provide a great deal more space for additional participants and greater freedom of movement.

3) Due to changes in the availability of some of our instructors we've had to change our schedule of classes at 2300 Delaware Ave. We'll fortunately still be able to offer one class each weekday at this location but the days and times of some classes have changed. Our all-levels Pilates class will now be offered on Tuesday AND Thursday afternoons, with the 2nd offering replacing our Qi Gong class. There will also now be one early-morning class, with all-levels Yoga being offered on Mondays from 7:30a-8:30a. Our Sunset Yoga and 2nd all-levels Yoga class will still be held on Wed evenings and Fri afternoons, respectively. Our Total Body Conditioning class has been relocated to the OPERS Multipurpose Room and will return to the Thursdays evening, 5:30p, schedule it had prior to last year.

Our weekly class schedules are always subject to change, so please refer to our class schedule on Google Calendars for the most up-to-date listing of class offerings, including occasional class cancellations and classroom relocations.



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Monday-Sunday, September 21-27, will be our FitLife GX program's "Try Before You Buy" week, when all of our classes, as well as admission to OPERS facilities, are offered for FREE. This makes it a perfect time to invite your friends, co-workers, family members, and/or anyone else to join you in the classes that you enjoy so much or have been anxious to try. They won't be able to use cost as an excuse for turning you down because there is none this week. No need to pre-register or buy any passes, just show up to class, ready to workout (we recommend arriving on-time or early, as some classes may reach their capacity this week).

And remember, our OPERS facilities are now joining in on this promotion by offering FREE facility admission during "Try Before You Buy" week.

Now you REALLY don't have an excuse for not giving FitLife GX a try! We look forward to seeing you in class!


Annual OPERS Fall Festival

Mark you calendars for Tuesday, 9/22, from 3:00p-6:00p, for the annual OPERS Fall Festival. Held annually on the Tuesday of Welcome Week, the OPERS Fall Festival is a resource fair for new undergrad and graduate students to learn about the activities and services offered at UCSC. There are tables with over 200 student groups, clubs, organizations and campus offices including SOMeCA organizations, Ethnic Resource Centers, Women's Center, Cantu GLBTI Center, Career Center, Dean of Students Office, Sustainability Office, Transportation & Parking Services, Student Health Center, Student Transfer and Re-entry Services (STARS) and much more.

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OPERS program highlights include the Recreation Department which offers:
* Outdoor Adventures
* Custom Trips
* Experiential Leadership Program
* Holistic Health Program
* Outdoor Equipment Rental
* Classes in Surfing, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Hip Hop Dance, Bellydance, Guitar, Cooking, and Wilderness Medicine, to name a few!

There is also information about Physical Education Classes, Intramural Sports, FitLife Drop-In Group Exercise Classes, and the Athletics Department. In addition, individual student-organized OPERS Sports Clubs have their own tables and there is a wide variety of activities that students can get involved in such as Rugby, Water Polo, Ultimate Frisbee, Disc Golf, Lacrosse, Track, Badminton, Aikido, Muay Thai, and Fishing .... there is something for everyone!

* UCSC Dining Services provides dinner at the Fall Festival for meal card holders. Dinners may also be purchased on site for non-meal card holders.
* The Portable Rock Climbing Wall is set up and students are encouraged to give it a try!
* Check out the Performance Stage where students groups demonstrate the activities of their club such as Ballroom Dance, Acapella singing, Juggling, and Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas.
* Get a free chair massage from the OPERS Recreation Dept. Holistic Health Program
* Try the Slackline on the sand volleyball courts
* Visit the tables for Sororities and Fraternities
* Check out the Martial Arts Studio and see some demos