New Plyometrics: Challenge Fitness Lifelong Learning class starts June 3

A woman jumps on a box while doing plyometric exercises.

Athletes interested in improving their performance or testing themselves physically can do so in a new fitness class offered in June and led by Kellogg Community College’s award-winning head baseball coach and Physical Education professor Eric Laskovy.

Laskovy will lead KCC’s new Plyometrics: Challenge Fitness Lifelong Learning class from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 3 through 26, in the Miller Physical Education Building on campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek. The costs just $59.

The term “plyometrics” was coined by Fred Wilt, a former Olympic distance runner, after he watched Soviet athletes prepare for track and field events in the 1970s. Plyometrics is a core element in the strength training programs of elite sports athletes worldwide and includes explosive, powerful training exercises designed to activate the quick response and elastic properties of the major muscles of the body.

Class participants will learn and experience plyometric exercises designed to challenge them and take them to the next level in their physical fitness journeys. This is an excellent class for athletes who want to learn moves that will improve their performance in their favorite sport and for those looking for a new way to test their physical abilities.


Click here to register for the class online. Registration can also be completed:

  • By phone by calling KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department at 269-965-4134 and registering with a credit or debit card
  • In person at the Lifelong Learning office in room 305 of the Lane Thomas Building on KCC’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek

For more information about this or other KCC Lifelong Learning classes and events, email or call 269-965-4134.