Get Active Short Courses

Check out the Short Courses we have on offer: below you will find details regarding pricing and timelines for a number of courses, from Judo to Powerlifting!

Women's Intro to the Gym

Introduction to Strength Training

Intermediate Strength Training and Powerlifting 

Women's Self Defence

Dancing Through the Ages

Swing Dancing

Introduction to Judo

Introduction to Kendo

Introduction to Taekwon-Do

Introduction to Fencing 


Women's Intro to the Gym

This 5-week Women’s Introduction to the Gym course is open to any self-identifying female wanting to grow their confidence in using the Gym facilities while improving their fitness.

With no prior gym experience or membership required, each week you’ll be exploring a new part of our gym or type of training to build your confidence and knowledge on how to train effectively.

During the course our fantastic female trainer will take you through the basics of training your core, cardio and muscular strength using both machine and free weights, the Functional training space and cardio equipment.

Each class will be a mix of practical information such as how to use the equipment available, followed by a short, moderate intensity workout in the area you’re exploring.

You will be encouraged to set up a group chat online with the other participants to assist in motivating each other and creating your own supportive community.

You will also be provided with an outline of each session that includes any instructions for using the gym equipment and the workout you did to give you the tools to replicate the session in your own time.

Need something more challenging? Check out our Introduction to Strength Training course here.

Outline:

  • Week 1 - General introduction, focus on the importance of core strength and stability
  • Week 2 - Introduction to using the Cardio Equipment
  • Week 3 - Introduction to Machine Weights
  • Week 4 - Introduction to Free Weights
  • Week 5 - Introduction to the FTS and body weight exercises

Who: Female-identifying participants of any age or experience level.

Where: Meet at the ANU Sport foyer and check in with reception. 

Cost: ANU Student: $50, Fitness Centre Member: $60, General Public: $80.

When: Tuesdays, 4:00pm - 5:15pm, starting 30th July (5 weeks)

Trainer: Essex

Register: https://womensintrotogym2019b.eventbrite.com.au

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Introduction to Strength Training

This 5-week Introduction to Strength Training course is open to anyone wanting to improve their strength in a structured training environment.

The course designed to teach complete beginners the fundamentals of strength training and is suitable for complete novices, even those who have never stepped inside a gym or touched a barbell before!

During this 5-week program you will learn how to squat, press, deadlift, and weighted row with correct technique. The goal for you at the end of this course is that you will be comfortable and confident performing your own strength training in the gym with the correct technique.

Need something more challenging? Check out our Intermediate Strength Training and Powerlifting course here.

Or need a more general introduction to training? Check out our Women’s Introduction to the Gym course here

Outline:

  • Week 1 - Focus on Front Squats and Strict Press
  • Week 2 - Focus on Bench Press and Weighted Row
  • Week 3 - Focus on Deadlift and Strict Press
  • Week 4 - Focus on Back Squat and Weighted Row
  • Week 5 - Focus on Deadlift and Bench Press

Who: All are welcome!

Where: Meet at the ANU Sport foyer and check in with reception. 

Cost: ANU Student: $60, Fitness Centre Member: $70, General Public: $90.

When: Thursdays, 4:00pm - 5:15pm, starting 1st August (5 weeks)

Trainer: Emily and Alex

Register: https://introtostrengthtraining2019.eventbrite.com.au

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Intermediate Strength Training and Powerlifting

This 10-week Intermediate Strength Training course is designed to build off the Introduction to Powerlifting course run last semester, offering technique correction, as well as a structured strength program.

This program is suitable for individuals who have engaged in some form of strength training (e.g. powerlifting, weightlifting etc.) with some prior knowledge and practice in basic lifts. This program will be divided into two 5-week blocks, either side of the Teaching break. The course will cover the 3 powerlifting movements (Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift) alongside other accessory strength movements to provide a well-rounded strength development program.

The goal of this course is to improve your strength and technique in Powerlifting and other strength movements, through both the main lifts and accessory exercises. It will use a variety of equipment including barbells, kettlebells, and dumbbells.

You will be also provided with an optional generic strength training program to use independently over the teaching break, should you choose to do it.

Need a more of an introduction to strength training? Check out our Introduction to Strength Training course here

 

Who: Participants with some prior knowledge in strength training and/or powerlifting, or those who have previously completed Introduction to Powerlifting.

Where: Meet at the ANU Sport foyer and check in with reception. 

Cost: ANU Student: $110, Fitness Centre Member: $130, General Public: $170.

When: Thursdays, 4:00pm - 5:15pm, starting 1st of August, ending 17th of October, no classes held on 5th and 12th of September (10 weeks) 

Trainer: Emily and Alex

Registerhttps://intermediatestrengthtrainingpowerlifting2019.eventbrite.com.au

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Women's Self Defence

Jasiri Australia’s Women’s Self Defence 6-week program is specially designed to support and engage female students. Through the foundations of self-defence, participants engage equally in a leadership development program focused on preventative mental health, emotional intelligence, leadership and support and Physical Self Defence training. By providing a safe space, students will be challenged both physically and mentally to encourage lifelong breakthroughs.

You do not need to have a foundation in martial arts or sport to participate. This program is open to everyone and taught by experienced mixed martial artists and an experienced youth worker specialising in trauma support and personal development.

This course will provide you with the foundations of empowerment self-defence, as well as fitness and community support. In every Jasiri class, the program will be equally split: 1-hour leadership and personal development and the 2nd hour physical self-defence. Both elements complement each other and create the best results for participants.

Outline:

  • Week 1 - Privilege and Intersectionality and the importance of self defence;
  • Week 2 - Healthy Relationships;
  • Week 3 - Self-Care;
  • Week 4 - Active Bystander;
  • Week 5 - De-escalation and Assertion; and
  • Week 6 - Final week and Grading.

The second-semester course is perfect for Beginners and continuing students - this is a mixed level program which will encompass both Jasiri’s Brave Level [Beginner] and Fierce Level [Intermediate].

Brave Level [Beginner]: Basic self-defence skills

  • Basic kicking and punching
  • Basic groundwork
  • Basic sparring and group activities
  • Introduction to lifestyle fitness
  • Meditation
  • Increased physical strength and stamina

Fierce [Intermediate Level]: The self-defence trainers will assess which students are ready to participate in Fierce level training.

  • Intermediate ground attacks and falls
  • High speed kicks
  • Boxing combos
  • Basic to intermediate fight training
  • Development of good physical strength and stamina
  • Meditation
  • Grading

Who: Female-identifying participants of any age or experience level.

Where: ANU Sport Dojo

Cost: Student: $90, Fitness Centre Member: $100, General Public: $110.

When: Saturdays, 3:30pm - 5:30pm, starting 27th July (6 weeks) 

Trainer: Jasiri Australia

Registerhttps://womensselfdefence2019.eventbrite.com.au

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Dancing Through the Ages

During this 10-week course, participants will enjoy learning dances from the Renaissance and Baroque eras through to time of Jane Austen, Dickens and beyond.

We welcome novices and experienced dancers alike, and simultaneously cater for all levels.

Your confidence and skills will be built up from week to week, and later in the course you will be invited to some near-to-campus live-music dance parties to have extra fun meeting and dancing with participants of past courses. 

The weekly course breakdown is indicative only, as the instructor will tailor repertoire and progress to the numbers and needs of participants in attendance. During the course you will grow as a social dancer and have a fantastic time.

The lead instructor, John, is an internationally recognised expert on historical dance, has 20 years dance teaching experience, has published over 30 books on dance and regularly teaches overseas (e.g. this July is running beginner, intermediate and master classes in Europe) and makes participating and learning easy and fun.

Outline:

  • Week 1 - Introduce foundational principles for social dance and a 19th century Quadrille
  • Week 2 - Etiquette tips and the 19th century Waltz and Galop
  • Week 3 - Build on previous week, revise the waltz and galop, and introduce the 19th century Polka and Mazurka
  • Week 4 - Revise and build on all techniques and dances introduced to date, and a special focus on late 19th century Australian dances
  • Week 5 - Broaden the repertoire to cover from the 15th to the 21st century, applying learnt technique to some of the earliest social dances
  • Week 6 - Revise, and introduce a beautiful late Renaissance (16th century) Italian court dance and explore late 19th century Parisienne couples dance variants
  • Week 7 - Build on previous week and introduce some fancy 17th century English dances and explore 19th century European couples dance variants
  • Week 8 - Build on previous week, and introduce a beautiful Baroque (late 17th early 18th century) French court dance while exploring some late 19th century American couples dance variants
  • Week 9 - Revise, and revisit dances in new formations and rhythms, with fancier patterns and new features
  • Week 10 - Revision of the dances participants most want to revisit.

Who: All are welcome!

Where: ANU Sport Studio 1

Cost: Student: $120, General: $160.

When: Saturdays, 3:00pm - 5:30pm, starting 3rd August, finishing 25th October (no classes 31st August, or 12th & 19th October) (10 weeks) 

Registerhttps://dancingthroughtheages2019.eventbrite.com.au

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Swing Dancing

Over the 4-week course, you will be introduced to a variety of dances and rhythms of swing, always teaching the basics from scratch in the first 10 mins to ensure everyone is on the same page. You will learn a variety of Lindy Hop and Charlston steps. 

Our teaching style will allow you to progress comfortably and consistently while trying different styles and shapes. Jump on in and get dancing within the first hour! Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes! 

Outline:

  • Week 1 - Introduction to Lindy Hop (6 beat);
  • Week 2 - Introduction to Lindy Hop (8 beat);
  • Week 3 - Introduction to Charlston; and
  • Week 4 - Putting it all together.

Who: All are welcome!

Where: ANU Sport Studio 1 

Cost: Student: $50, Fitness Centre Member: $50, General Public: $60.

When: Thursdays, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, starting 1st August (4 weeks) 

Registerhttps://swingdancing2019.eventbrite.com.au

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Introduction to Judo

This 5-week beginner’s course will teach the basic principles of Judo and enable you to practice various techniques with confidence. You will learn how to fall without injury, improve your balance and co-ordination and be able to utilize an opponent's strengths and aggression to your advantage.

The basic techniques of Judo are divided into throwing and grappling techniques. The aim is to throw your opponent to the mat with a throwing technique and when not in a standing position to apply grappling techniques which include immobilisations, strangles and arm locks.

In classes, you’ll see how effective Judo techniques are, as you develop skills during freestyle practice. Participants are taught how to safeguard themselves from injury and techniques are practiced in a controlled and friendly environment.

Both our instructors are qualified Judo Coaches under the new Coach Accreditation Framework, each with over 10 years of experience.  You can read more about the course here

Outline:

  • Week 1 - Introduction to Judo and Dojo etiquette, introduction to break falls to the rear and side, learning how to do a hip throw and simple immobilization.
  • Week 2 - Revision of break falls with forward rolls, practice hip throw and learning the shoulder throw, practicing grappling techniques.
  • Week 3 - Revision of previous skills, learning grappling techniques with defences & escapes, practice drills for throwing techniques and freestyle practice.
  • Week 4 - Revision of skills, freestyle practice.
  • Week 5 - Revision of Skills, combinations & counters for throws, grappling practice, freestyle practice.

Who: all participants welcome, regardless of age, gender, or experience!

Where: ANU Sport Dojo

Cost: ANU Student: $60, Fitness Centre Member: $75, General Public: $90

When: Thursdays, 8:00pm - 9:00pm, starting 1st August with a free 'come & try' session on the 25th July (5 weeks)

Registrationhttps://introtojudo2019.eventbrite.com.au

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Introduction to Kendo

This 6-week course aims to introduce beginners to the basic principles and techniques of Kendo, including the equipment that is used and dojo etiquette.

Both our instructors are experienced practitioners, who have achieved the grade of 5th dan in Kendo and are accredited by the Australian Kendo Renmei.

Outline:

  • Week 1 - Dojo etiquette and procedures, history and philosophy of kendo, kendo stance and basic cutting movements
  • Week 2 - Kendo stance, footwork, target areas and cutting actions; cutting against a person
  • Week 3 - Revision of previous skills
  • Week 4 - Revision of previous skills, more complex cuts, combination cuts, introduction to kirikaeshi
  • Week 5 - Kirikaeshi and basic kendo techniques
  • Week 6 - Basic cutting and kirikaeshi competition, how to continue kendo training, and (optional) pizza night

Who: all participants welcome, regardless of age, gender, or experience!

Where: ANU Sport Studio 1

Cost: ANU Student: $100, Fitness Centre Member: $150, General Public: $150

When: Tuesday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm, starting 6th August (6 weeks)

Registration: http://www.anukendo.org/beginners-course/

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Introduction to Taekwon-Do

This 5-week course introduces you to basic Taekwon-do techniques (punches, kicks and blocks), mitt and bag work, patterns, partner training, sparring and practical self-defence.

It is designed for students with little to no martial arts experience and it is the perfect opportunity for you to try out Taekwon-do without locking yourself in to any membership fees.

The course is taught by Charlene, a 4th Degree International Instructor and World Champion, and David who is a 2nd Degree Black Belt with extensive experience in a range of martial arts!

Who: all participants welcome, regardless of age, gender, or experience!

Where: ANU Sport Dojo 

Cost: ANU Student: $50, Fitness Centre Member: $65, General Public: $80

When: Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, starting 6th August (5 weeks)

Registration: https://precisiontkd.com.au/beginners-courses/

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Introduction to Fencing 

This 8-week ANU Fencing Beginner Course will introduce participants to the world of fencing. The course covers a variety of basic skills such as how to walk and hold a weapon, to bouting experience with the three different weapons.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be encouraged to join the club and will be offered a discounted rate for membership.

Outline:

  • Week 1 - Basic skills: How to step en guard, how to hold a weapon etc.
  • Week 2 - Basic skills: Practicing footwork, attacking and defending with a foil.
  • Week 3 - Bouting: Practicing footwork, blade work and fencing.
  • Week 4 - Bouting: More advanced movements and learning to be a referee.
  • Week 5 - Bouting: Even more advanced movements with the foil.
  • Week 6 - Epee: Learning to use another weapon.
  • Week 7 - Sabre: Learning to use another weapon.
  • Week 8 - Electric fencing and wrap up.

Who: all participants welcome, regardless of age, gender, or experience!

Where: ANU Sport Sports Halls  

Cost: Student: $90, Fitness Centre Member: $90, General Public: $90

When: Tuesdays, 7:15pm - 8:15pm or 8:30pm - 9:30pm, starting 30th July finishing 1st of October with no classes on the 3rd and 10th of September (8 weeks)

Registration: https://anufencing.club/beginners

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