UM Campus Recreation Offers New Fitness Programs

September 18, 2018

MISSOULA – Campus Recreation at the University of Montana will offer two new fitness programs this semester.

Kettlebells 101 will take place from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. on Thursdays, Oct.4-25, in the Fitness & Recreation Center.

Taught by Fitness Programs personal trainer Brennan Mickelson, each class in the series starts with a dynamic warm-up that transitions into an effective, challenging, full-body kettlebell workout. It will focus on technique, safety and movement quality.

“Kettlebell training is a great way to spice up strength workouts, but it can be intimidating without direction,” said Emily Simpson, Campus Recreation’s senior assistant director of fitness programs. “Kettlebells 101 will give participants the skills they need to do the workouts on their own safely and effectively.”

This class is suitable for individuals with a beginner-to-intermediate understanding of strength training. Cost is $15, and Campus Recreation members can register at the Fitness & Recreation Center front desk or online at

The other new class, Griz Tracks, is a small-group, healthy-lifestyle program for students interested in learning nutrition and physical activity – intrinsic components of physical wellness.

Campus Recreation personal trainer Lacy Fiore will lead group workouts from 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays and 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays in the Fitness & Recreation Center.

In addition, UM Dining Registered Dietitian Laura Granlund will host four nutrition sessions from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and 18 and Nov. 1 and 8 as part of the program.

The six-week program, with 12 classes, costs $50. Students should register by Oct. 1 at the Fitness & Recreation Center front desk or online at


Contact: Emily Simpson, senior assistant director of fitness programs, UM Campus Recreation, 406-243-2833,