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Continuing Education
Great Basin College
Elko Campus
Phone: 775-327-5300
E-mail: continuing-ed@




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Elko Campus Fitness Center and Gym

Welcome to the GBC Fitness Center and Gym!

The Fitness Center and Gym on GBC's Elko Campus (#17 on the campus map) is the site of many physical education and exercise classes including strength training, core fitness, karate, rock climbing, yoga, zumba, tai chi, and open workout. Included in the facility is a full-sized gym and a workout room. Amenities include:

  • rower
  • elliptical machines
  • treadmills
  • bench press and power rack
  • a variety of weight machines
  • free weights and barbells
  • exercycle
  • punching bag
  • lockers ($10 per locker per semester)
  • showers

The workout room is available during all open hours. The gym portion of the Fitness Center is available for basketball, volleyball, or general workouts when classes are not being held.

The fitness center is equipped with always-clean mats and basketballs, exercise balls, jump-ropes, bosu balls, resistance bands, kettle bells, and more.

Fitness Center and Gym Courses

Strength Training
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Get stronger, leaner, healthier! In this class, students will execute weight and strength training moves with correct form, resulting in reduced body fat, increased lean muscle, improved muscle sculpting, and more efficient calorie burning. The 1 or 2 credit course is perfect for your busy schedule, providing an intense, 45-minute, non-stop workout of major muscle groups. This class can be modified for any fitness level.

Boot Camp
Boot Camp

This is a popular class that pushes students harder than they'd push themselves! It mixes body weight exercises and calisthenics with cardio and strength training. This class is designed to be different all the time; it will keep you guessing - and challenge you differently every class. The instructor may push you like a drill sergeant, but will offer encouragement rather than intimidation.

Tai Chi - Tai Chi Ch'uan is offered for non-credit through the Continuing Education department.
Learn more about Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is an internal martial art, often called “poetry in motion.” It is comprised of four parts: meditation, warm-up exercises, Tai Chi Ch’uan movements, and cool down exercises. By integrating these four parts, the student learns to combine each part of the body into a whole unit, exercising every muscle, joint, tendon, ligament, and especially the mind. Tai Chi can be used as a wellness program, an exercise program, and a relaxation program, all rolled in to one. Tai Chi teaches the student to live in harmony with oneself and nature.

Youth Karate - Youth Karate is offered for non-credit through the Continuing Education department.
Learn more about Youth Karate.

Students will learn and understand the three main components of Kyokushin, which is a stand-up, full-contact karate: basics (kihon), forms (kata), and sparring (kumite). In this class, students will practice various hand strikes and kicks with their classmates. Physical fitness is a large component of the class, and students will engage in exercises designed to improve strength, endurance, and flexibility. Discipline and respect for others are also recurring lessons taught throughout the course. Kyokushin is a Japanese martial art, and students can expect to learn correct Japanese terminology for various techniques. Together, Jennifer and Julius have more than twenty years of experience practicing and teaching martial arts. Youth Karate is for ages 10 and up.

For More Information Contact

Continuing Education
Great Basin College
Elko Campus
Phone: 775-327-5300

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 4,000 students are enrolled annually online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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