Fitness and Health


Ballet Group

The Ballet Interest Group is committed to offering access to the performing arts, specifically classical and contemporary ballet. The primary goal of this group is to offer opportunities for WCMC students to attend ballet performances around New York at affordable subsidized rates, as well as offering lectures and group discussions that enrich the audience experience In coordination with the Office of Student Affairs, groups of up to 50 students have attended world–renown companies such a New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Juilliard performances among others. A secondary goal of this group is to offer beginner ballet classes to introduce basic techniques and terminology to students at WCMC. Not only is this intended to help enrich the experience of students who attend dance performances, but it can also serve as an alternative approach to studying functional anatomy. In addition to providing a means for students to appreciate the rich cultural offerings of the city, exposure to ballet has the potential to improve future doctor–patient interactions with performing artists by introducing students to the language, perspective, and potential health concerns of the dancer.


Cornell Runners

For people who enjoy jogging and running for exercise.


Cornell Iron / Weightlifting

Organization dedicated to fitness, providing group workout classes and teaching sessions on the core powerlifting movements. (Technique, Applicability etc). Annual competitions are also held with prizes.


WCMC Dodgeball

Each year, students from all classes form teams and work off the stress of medical school by participating in a dodgeball tournament. Matches take place weekly and every team has a chance to show its skills in dodging, ducking, dipping, diving, and dodging. Only one lucky team will claim the school’s most coveted prize: Dodgeball Champions after winning an intense playoff round. Friendships will be forged and rivalries cut deep. Can you handle the heat?


Yoga

Yoga is taught on campus once per week by a certified yoga instructor to alleviate anxiety and stress that medical school often induces. The instructor brings awareness to students’ mind, body, spirit connection while teaching asanas and breathing techniques. The goal is to help students to become flexible in their minds and in their spines


 
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