SFCC Hosts Two Free Lectures by Len Kravitz April 28

Santa Fe Community College School of Fitness Education, with support from SFCC’s Professional Development Fund at Santa Fe Community College Foundation, will present two free lectures Friday, April 28 presented by Len Kravitz, Ph.D.

2 p.m., Women, Hormones and Metabolism: Solutions to a Complex Conundrum

This lecture summarizes recently published research on the physiological effects of hormones, metabolism and energy expenditure in women. A comprehensive review of fat metabolism, muscle fiber characteristics, body composition, endocrinology, caloric expenditure and female physiology related to exercise is presented. Resistance and aerobic training program designs, specifically for women, all based on scientific studies, are presented. This lecture is especially useful for any personal trainer who trains female clients.

3:30 p.m., The Physiology of High Intensity Interval Exercise: New Research & New Programs The emerging research examining high-intensity intermittent exercise indicates numerous benefits for cardiovascular health, fat loss, prevention of obesity, insulin resistance and cardiovascular performance. The physiological, metabolic, skeletal and biological mechanisms underlying all of these responses and adaptations will be discussed and explained. Eight fabulous high-intensity interval training programs will be presented. A must attend session for all champions of HIIT training.                 

Who: Len Kravitz, Ph.D., CSCS is the program coordinator of exercise science program and a researcher at the University of New Mexico where he received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. In addition to being a 2016 inductee into the National Fitness Hall of Fame, Dr. Kravitz was awarded the 2006 Fitness Educator of the Year by the American Council on Exercise, and has received the prestigious “Global Award” from the Aquatic Exercise Association and the Canadian Fitness Professional Lifetime Achievement Award.

When: Friday, April 28, 2017, 2 p.m. Women, Hormones and Metabolism and at 3:30 p.m. The Physiology of High Intensity Interval Exercise: New Research & New Programs

Where: Santa Fe Community College, Main Campus Lecture Hall Room 216, 6401 Richards Ave.

Cost: Free and open to the public. 

Registration: Reserve a seat for one or both of the lectures with Herman Garcia, SFCC Fitness Facility Director, at herman.garcia@sfcc.edu by April 26.

The Santa Fe Community College Foundation supports the mission of SFCC to empower students and strengthen community through advocacy and fundraising. For more information, contact Deborah Boldt, Executive Director, at 505-428-1855.


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Irrigation Repair

Santa Fe Community College will be repairing irrigation lines at the central roundabout (the drop-off area by the flag poles) Monday, April 23 through Monday, April 30. During repairs, the roundabout will not be accessible. Please use other entrances into the main and West Wing parking lots. No parking areas will be affected. Please use caution when walking or driving in the vicinity. Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to campus.