Healthy Pursuits

Healthy Pursuits

OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 8:00am to 5:00pm Friday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
AFTER-HOURS CRISIS SUPPORT & VICTIM ASSISTANCE: 303-615-9911

Healthy Pursuits

As part of the Healthy Pursuits program, Mind Body Fitness classes including Pilates, Yoga and Zumba, aim to support your health through a connection from the inside out. The goal of the classes is to enable students, faculty and staff of the Auraria Campus to lead a healthier and less stressful lifestyle. There is no charge to attend the Mind Body Fitness classes and no prior registration is required.

Spring Schedule

If you would like to sign up to add these classes to your calendar, you can do so at Outreach Programs.  

Mondays & Wednesdays
3:30-4:30pm
PE Building 116

Mondays & Wednesdays
1:00-2:00pm
PE Building 111G

Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:15-5:15pm
PE Building 116

Wednesdays
5:00-6:30pm
PE Building 116

Additional Information

There is no charge for all Mind Body Fitness classes for all Auraria Campus Members, including AHEC, CCD, MSU Denver and CU Denver students, faculty and staff.

For in-person classes, equipment is provided and, with the exception of Zumba, no shoes are required for the classes. It’s ideal to wear clothing that you can move and stretch in.

You do not need to sign up in advance to attend the classes. When you arrive, you will sign in before taking the class.

If campus is closed for any reason, there will be no Healthy Pursuits Mind Body Fitness classes.

For additional fitness offerings you can visit the MSU Denver Campus Recreation or the CU Denver Wellness Center websites.

Zumba is amazing!! It’s such a fun way to exercise and I enjoy it a lot!
Healthy Pursuits Zumba Participant

Mind Body Fitness Class Descriptions

Flow Yoga

Calm the mind and tone the body with this active style of yoga. Build internal heat as you link yoga poses together with deep breathing and creative movement sequences that will leave you feeling restored for the week.

Mat Pilates

Strengthen your core while you tone and stretch the muscles in your entire body. Turn your focus inward with concentration on linking a rhythmic breathing pattern to each exercise while you flow through a total body Pilates workout on a mat.

Power Yoga

Build heat in the body by warming up with basic stretching and strengthening, and a breath-to-movement flow. Progress to a flowing class interspersed with yoga pose holds to keep up the intensity while you work towards a final flow or posture.

Tai Chi

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai chi is a self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.

Zumba®

This class will relieve stress while you sweat and dance the class away. Zumba® is a combination of international dance rhythms combined with dance and fitness exercises for a dynamic, fun and engaging workout.

Mind Body Fitness Instructors

Robyn Burrows
Yoga Instructor

Robyn has been a dedicated yogini for over thirteen years. She was initially attracted to the athletic component of yoga, but over time, has found yoga far more beneficial in helping her reduce anxiety and empathize with others. She has a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification through Floating Yoga School in Bend, OR and Reiki Level 2 certification through Communitas Movement in Denver, CO. Robyn hopes she can inspire others to establish a mind-body connection in order to lower stress, regulate emotions, and be more kind.

Greg DeMichele
Tai Chi Instructor

Greg’s first experiences in traditional martial arts began with Kung Fu in his late teen age years.   Chen style Taijiquan was later introduced which provided the perfect balance between more aggressive martial arts and yoga. Deeper understanding of Chen style Taijiquan has brought him all around the United States to learn with great lineage masters such as Chen Xiaoxing and Chen Ziquang.  As a disciple, dedication is placed on furthering study of Chen style Taijiquan to bring the highest quality of the art for others to learn and prosper.

Cathy Phelps
Zumba Instructor

Cathy is a licensed Zumba® Instructor and a student of African dance. She is a former member of Joda & Friends, African Dance and Drumming – South of the Sahara. She is enchanted by all forms of international dance and has been dancing for 20 years. Cathy enjoys teaching on Auraria Campus and encourages people to find their own expression of dance in her class.

Eileen Umbaugh
Zumba Instructor

Eileen is a AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) certified, licensed Zumba Instructor (2013). She is a former ballerina and competitive weightlifter.  Being heart healthy and staying in shape is an important lifestyle choice for Eileen, and Zumba® Fitness is a part of that.  Eileen uses world music and loves incorporating the different rhythms in her classes. Some of Eileen’s favorite rhythms are Afrobeat, Brazilian Funk, Latin Urban, Bachata, and Flamenco.

Schedule an appointment

Call 303-615-9999 to schedule an appointment in advance.
Please note there is a failed appointment fee of up to $50.00 for missed appointments or short notice cancellations (less than 24 hours).