Health and Fitness

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Exercise your mind and body with classes at Trident Technical College.

For all classes except those in the Personal Health category, dress code is tennis shoes and athletic wear (midriff must be covered); also helpful to have water and a towel.

 

Location Key: BC=Berkeley Campus; MC=Thornley Campus (formerly Main Campus); MP=Mount Pleasant Campus; OS=Offsite; PC=Palmer Campus

Days of the Week Key: M=Monday; Tu=Tuesday; W=Wednesday; Th=Thursday; F=Friday; Sa=Saturday; Su=Sunday

Fitness Professionals

Group Fitness Instructor Certification NEW!
Learn how to evaluate and screen individuals for exercise, formulate and implement fitness programs and routines, and evaluate fitness components. This seven-week course includes lectures and hands-on training offered by an industry professional to prepare you for a successful career in the world of physical fitness. Certification: Students take the IFTA (Interactive Fitness Trainers of America) Group Fitness Certification at the end of the course; $100 exam fee is included in course fee

XSFT-506 8482 Group Fitness Instructor Certification Aug. 28-Oct. 11 TuTh 6:30-9:30 p.m. $449 MC

 


Nutrition Coaching
This course teaches fitness professionals nutritional guidelines for macro and micronutrients; how to determine body fat percentages, lean body mass and body fat weight; how to calculate protein needs based on lean body mass and read nutrition labels properly; and nutrition timing based on training times. Supplementation and hydration also are covered.

XSFT-522 7439 Nutrition Coaching Aug. 16 Th 6-9 p.m. $99 MC
XSFT-522 8712 Nutrition Coaching Sept. 20 Th 6-9 p.m. $99 MC
XSFT-522 8713 Nutrition Coaching Nov. 8 Th 6-9 p.m. $99 MC

 


Personal Trainer Certification
The World Instructor Training School (W.I.T.S.) certified personal trainer program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Get all the important information needed to start an exciting, successful fitness career and become a certified personal trainer. This course prepares you to take the W.I.T.S. exam and earn your certification. Books not included

XSFT-501 8343 Personal Trainer Certification Oct. 6-Nov. 17 Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $749 MC

 

 

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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Personal Fitness

 

Aikido – Soft Martial Arts
This Japanese self-defense training emphasizes relaxation of the mind and body, even under the stress. Because training is mental as well as physical, practicing Aikido leads to enhanced self-confidence in a variety of situations.

XSFT-532 7937 Aikido – Soft Martial Arts Aug. 14-Sept. 20 TuTh 6:30-8 p.m. $40 MP
XSFT-532 8492 Aikido – Soft Martial Arts Sept. 24-Oct. 31 MW 6:30-8 p.m. $40 MP
XSFT-532 8497 Aikido – Soft Martial Arts Nov. 5-Dec. 12 MW 6:30-8 p.m. $40 MP

 


HIIT
Join us for high intensity interval training drills designed to improve strength, power, endurance, core and flexibility. This is total body conditioning at its best!

XSFT-530 8440 HIIT Aug. 28-Oct. 11 TuTh 5-6 p.m. $130 MC
XSFT-530 8441 HIIT Oct. 23-Dec. 6 TuTh 5-6 p.m. $130 MC

 


NC Fit
This is your chance to work out with Charleston’s Best Personal Trainer voted two years in a row by Charleston City Paper readers, Nelson Carroll from Nelson Carroll Fitness. This class is a total body workout incorporating weight training, cardio and strength movements to give you an awesome sweat session.

XSFT-507 8811 NC Fit Aug. 28-Dec. 4 Tu noon-1 p.m. $65 MC
XSFT-507 8810 NC Fit – Part-time (meets every other Friday) Aug. 31-Dec. 7 F noon-1 p.m. $65 MC

 


Resistance Training
Tone and strengthen your muscles using a variety of resistance training equipment such as exercise bands, dumbbells, body bars and much more.

XSFT-526 8476 Resistance Training Aug. 29-Oct. 10 W 7:15-8 a.m. $65 MC
XSFT-526 8477 Resistance Training Oct. 24-Dec. 5 W 7:15-8 a.m. $65 MC

 

 

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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Personal Health

Essential Oils
Explore the different ways you can use essential oils: cooking, beauty and personal care, medicinal, aromatherapy and green cleaning alternatives.

XHTH-501 7351 Essential Oils Aug. 1 W 1:30-4:30 p.m. $59 MP

 


Essential Oils for Restful Sleep
Explore a natural alternative to over-the-counter sleep aids. Understand which oils are best and why they work as well as they do to promote a restful night’s sleep. Create several custom-blend rollerballs.

XHTH-501 8317 Essential Oils for Restful Sleep Oct. 24 W 6-9 p.m. $59 BC
XHTH-501 8710 Essential Oils for Restful Sleep Oct. 20 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $59 MC

 


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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Programs for Kids

Note: Registration is good for one adult and one child. SAVE! Register for the entire series and get a $25 discount.

 


Yoga Kids Series: Constructing a Castle (Ages 4-11)
Take your yoga journey through an imaginary castle to meet the royal family and royal animals. Listen to a story and create your own enchanted castle to continue the playtime adventure at home.

XDKC-651 8470 Yoga Kids Series: Constructing a Castle (Ages 4-11) Dec. 8 Sa 10 a.m.-noon $25 MC

 


Yoga Kids Series: Magical Unicorns (Ages 4-11)
Come and explore the magic of unicorns! Use uplifting yoga postures to imagine yourself as a flying unicorn. Listen to a story to inspire the creation of your very own unicorn puppet.

XDKC-651 8471 Yoga Kids Series: Magical Unicorns (Ages 4-11) Nov. 10 Sa 10 a.m.-noon $25 MC

 


Yoga Kids Series: Masquerade (Ages 4-11)
Have you ever wanted to create a new character for yourself? Learn how to use body poses to create the shapes of birds, animals and reptiles. Learn some silly, mixed-up poses, too! Listen to a story and create a mask of a character from your own imagination.

XDKC-651 8472 Yoga Kids Series: Masquerade (Ages 4-11) Oct. 13 Sa 10 a.m.-noon $25 MC

 


Yoga Kids Series: The Jeweled Crowns (Ages 4-11)
Bring your imagination and get ready to move and create with friends. Explore yoga postures and create an adventure story with the class through movement. Listen to a read-aloud story to further inspire your creation. Then paint, glue and dazzle up a royal crown to take home!

XDKC-651 8473 Yoga Kids Series: The Jeweled Crowns (Ages 4-11) Sept. 22 Sa 10 a.m.-noon $25 MC

 

 

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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Programs for Teens

 

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