Author Archives: Amy Collier

Have you tried Jazzercise yet?

Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program that gets you results…fast. It’s a calorie-torching, hip swiveling dance party with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn. Are you ready to try Jazzercise? 

Middlebury’s Jazzercise class is taught by Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning at Middlebury, who has taught Jazzercise for 4 years. Jazzercise instructors train every year to master the Jazzercise method, which fuses cardio, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and, of course, the demanding forms of dance. Expect to feel results after 3 classes, and expect to keep going. No two classes are the same, so you get the variety you need to stay motivated and break through plateaus. The average person sticks with Jazzercise for 7 years. Why? Because it works.

What will you need to join?

Jazzercise Dance Mixx and Fusion classes will be offered every Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 – 5:30pm, in the 3rd floor studio/gym in the Nelson Recreation Center. Each class costs $5 and drop-ins are welcome. Participants pay Amy directly at the time of the class. This class is for faculty and staff at Middlebury.  

Funding from The Wellness Committee makes it possible to offer these classes at a reduced rate.  Click here to learn more about the Wellness Committee and the programs it sponsors.

 You will wear comfortable workout wear and sneakers/tennis shoes. Please bring a mat and weights to class (3-lb., 5-lb., & 8lb. are most commonly used). If you don’t have weights, come anyway, and use your body weight as resistance. Also bring water and a towel because you will sweat!

Want to keep in touch with Jazzercise happenings, including class reminders/cancellations and updates? Sign up for Amy’s Jazzercise mailing list here.

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Intellectual Property Open Meeting

The Intellectual Property Working Group (IPWG) will host an open meeting on Wednesday, April 6, at 4pm in Bicentennial Hall 220. During this meeting, members of the IPWG will be sharing guiding principles for the development of an IP policy for Middlebury and will invite attendees to share their experiences or their questions about IP.

Middlebury faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend this meeting. 

The IPWG will be offering additional open meetings in Vermont and in Monterey during the month of April to share and collect feedback on a draft of an Intellectual Property policy. The April 6 meeting will not offer a draft of the policy, but will be more generally focused on Intellectual Property questions and issues.

To learn more about the IPWG and about Intellectual Property more generally, visit: http://ipwg.middcreate.net/

Jazzercise Dance Mixx classes begin Tuesday, September 29

Jazzercise Dance Mixx class with Amy Collier

September 29 – November 12, 2015 (no class October 15 and 29)

3rd floor Gym, Athletics Complex

Torch fat, sculpt lean muscle and crush calories with this high-intensity workout that mixes dance-based cardio with strength training. Fresh pulse-pounding music and body-blasting moves bring the intensity to transform your body, boost your mood and ignite your energy. 

Instructors train every year to master the Jazzercise method, which fuses cardio, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and, of course, the demanding forms of dance. Expect to feel results after 3 classes, and expect to keep going. No two classes are the same, so you get the variety you need to stay motivated and break through plateaus. The average person sticks with Jazzercise for 7 years. Why? Because it works.

About the instructor

Amy Collier is the Associate Provost for Digital Learning at Middlebury and a certified Jazzercise instructor. For more than three years, Amy has taught fun and effective Jazzercise classes for people of all ages and fitness levels. 

What will you need to join?

Dance Mixx classes will be offered every Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 – 5:30pm, in the 3rd floor gym of the Athletics Complex. Each class costs $5. Participants will pay Amy directly at the time of the class. Drop-ins are welcome.  

This class is for faculty and staff at Middlebury. Funding from The Wellness Committee makes it possible to offer these classes at a reduced rate.  Click here to learn more about the Wellness Committee and the programs it sponsors.

You will wear comfortable workout wear and sneakers/tennis shoes. Please bring a mat and weights to class (3-lb., 5-lb., & 8lb. are most commonly used). If you don’t have weights, come anyway, and use your body weight as resistance. Also bring water and a towel because you will sweat!

Ready to join? Sign up here!