The Office of Lifelong Learning at Monroe County Community College is offering a wide array of non-credit fitness- and wellness-focused Lifelong Learning classes this Fall Semester. New classes and sessions are offered throughout the fall and the complete schedule of classes can be found at www.monroeccc.edu/LL. In light of COVID-19, MCCC has increased its online offerings and is also offering plenty of classes on campus – just in small, socially distanced groups to maintain a safe environment for our students and instructors. All staff and students are required to wear masks when in classrooms and labs.
The first session of the very popular Tae Kwon Do classes for the fall will begin on August 31 through September 21. The classes are open to students age five and older and are held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. in the Welch Health Education Building on the college's main campus, 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe. Students can take group instruction for $60 cost (senior fee $31.50) for group class training only or $95 (senior fee $59), which includes one private lesson. Additional private lessons can also be scheduled through the MCCC Lifelong Learning Office. Tae kwon do is a Korean martial art that translates into "the way of kicking and punching" with proper attitude and concentration. It is an excellent way to learn mind and body control through unarmed self-defense techniques, discipline and concentration. The classes are s is taught by Instructor Master Mark Bergmooser, a certified fifth-degree black belt and Instructor Frank Stasa. Additional sessions of Tae kown do are scheduled for September 23 - October 14, October 19 - November 9 and November 11 - December 9.
In conjunction with Light the Fire Crossfit in Monroe, MCCC is offering Crossfit and Women's Health Fitness classes. CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program that delivers a fitness that is broad, general and inclusive by design. Women’s Health Fitness class is taught by Katie Bacarella, a physical therapist who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum. The class is specifically designed for women in this demographic. More information about dates, times and costs can be provided by calling the Lifelong Learning Office at 734-384-4127 or on the Light the Fire Crossfit website at www.lightthefirecrossfit.com.
Beginning Saturday, October 16 - December 4, the college is offering a hybrid (virtual lectures and in-person practical skills labs) Certified Personal Trainer course through the World Instructor Training School. The course includes the national test vouchers ($450 value) and extra access to W.I.T.S. online video enhanced CPT course to review lectures and labs at no extra cost. Virtual lectures will be held from 9 a.m. - noon with practical, hands-on, in-person labs in the Welch Education Building on the college's main campus. The cost for this training is $800 ($700 senior fee). Participants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.
Katie Valley, BSc, RHNP, is a Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitioner and Licensed Body Positive Facilitator with a bachelor of science degree in public health education. She will be teaching several virtual wellness classes throughout the Fall Semester.
- Mindful Eating - Creating a Healthy Relationship with Food and Body will be held Wednesday, September 22 from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. for $30 (senior fee $15).
- The Body Confidence Project is a discussion-based body image support group series. It is a closed group, meaning once it begins, it will be closed to new participants. The group will meet virtually on Thursdays from 4 - 5:30 p.m. from September 23 - November 4. The cost for the series is $199 (senior fee $99.50).
- Participants in the Gentle Nutrition class will learn to make food choices that honor their health. The class will be held Wednesday, October 27 from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. for $30 (senior fee $15).
- Intuitive Eating for Optimal Health will be held Wednesday, October 6 from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. for $30 (senior fee $15).
To register for these classes or for more information about these and other Lifelong Learning offerings this Fall Semester, including foreign languages, cooking, dance, culture, crafting, retirement planning, photography and many areas of professional development, visit www.monroeccc.edu/LL or call 734-384-4127.
Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition. The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education. Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.