October 2

New Brock fitness membership available for spring and summer

A new all-inclusive fitness membership available during Brock University’s Spring and Summer Terms will offer members flexible options and better value.Specialty fitness programs, such as yoga, yogalates, Zumba and fitness kickboxing, that have traditionally been offered as weekly registered classes, will now be included in an open access fitness class membership. The new membership also includes access to ExpressFit classes such as spin, aquatic fitness, low impact full body workouts, core work and high-intensity interval training (HIIT).Unlike the Fall and Winter Terms, where Walker Sports Complex members must commit to a certain date and time to participate in specialty fitness classes, the new spring and summer fitness class membership allows members to attend any class on offer at a variety of times throughout the week.“Members aren’t locked into a set schedule,” said Eric Walter, Fitness Manager, Brock Sports.“Between super courses, shorter semesters and vacation schedules, it can be difficult to dedicate time to exercise during the spring and summer months. The new programming allows more options for those who want to get active.”The new fitness class membership is available from May 1 to Aug. 31. For non-students, including faculty, staff and alumni, the cost is $47 per month. Existing Walker Sports Complex members and current students can upgrade their membership to include the all-inclusive fitness classes for $20 per month.For students who are enrolled in at least one class between May to August, the Walker Sports Complex all-access membership is already included through ancillary fees. This $20 per month add-on gives access to yoga, yogalates, Zumba and fitness kickboxing, which are not included in their Walker Sports Complex membership.Individual fitness class registration will not be available for the Spring and Summer Terms.To register for the fitness class membership or to upgrade a current membership, visit the Walker Sports Complex Welcome Desk.All-inclusive fitness class membership schedule for the Spring and Summer Terms:Access to all ExpressFit classes are included, plus the following specialty fitness classes, beginning Saturday, May 4:Mondays at 5 p.m. — Vinyasa flow yogaTuesdays at noon — ZumbaWednesdays at 5 p.m. — Fitness kickboxingThursdays at noon — Hatha flow yogaThursdays at 5 p.m. — YogalatesSaturdays at 10:30 a.m. — Hatha flow yoga read more

September 22

IHF Super Globe 2014 Six of eight teams are already known

IHF Super Globe ← Previous Story Brazilian Patrianova signs for Villa de Aranda Next Story → VIDEO: World Champions are in Plock! The field of participants for the 2014 edition of the IHF Super Globe 2014 in Doha (7 to 12 8 to 14 September) is close to completion after four of five continental qualification events have taken place. So six of eight club teams have already clinched their berth to the major test event for the 2015 Men’s World Championship in Qatar.Besides host Al-Sadd (Qatar) and defending champion FC Barcelona the following teams have booked their tickets by now: Asian club champion El-Jaish (Qatar), African club champion Esperance (Tunisia), SG Flensburg-Handewitt (EHF Champions League winner) and Taubate Handball (Brazil) as the winner of the Pan-American qualification.The European and Pan-American representatives were confirmed last weekend, with Flensburg beating THW Kiel in the final of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 in Cologne by 30:28 and Taubate winning the continental club championship on home ground.Taubate, defending Pan-American champion and 2013 IHF Super Globe participant, had a real final against their Brazilian colleagues of Pinheiros, 2012 Pan-American champions and IHF Super Globe participant. Both sides ended equal by seven points each after four matches, and the direct duel ended in a draw (23:23) – so the goal difference needed to decide, and Taubate were ahead of their domestic rivals by 44 goals. Colegio Ward (Argentina) finished third ahead of Villa Ballester (Argentina) and Luterano de Valparaiso (Chile).Before, the Super Cup Babacar Fall was the African qualification event. In the final of the continental club championship in Oyo (Congo) Tunisian club side Esperance narrowly won the thrilling final by 21:20 (13:12) against Al-Ahly Haly (Egypt) to secure their spot for the IHF Super Globe for the first time ever. In 2013, Africa had also been represented by a Tunisian club, Etoile Sportive du Sahel.The two remaining spots for the event are a wild card for a Qatari team and the Oceania participant, which will be decided in Sydney.The IHF Super Globe will be played in two groups with four teams each. After three group match days, the two best ranked clubs face in the semi-final. Since 2010 the world championship for club teams has been carried out in Doha on an annual basis. Atletico Madrid (Spain, 2010, 2012), THW Kiel (Germany, 2011) and FC Barcelona (Spain, 2013) have been the winners so far. read more