PULLMAN, Wash. – Faculty and staff at WSU Pullman are invited to stay fit year round through free CAHNRS evening exercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at Ensminger Pavilion on the Pullman campus.

Led by Robert Yarbrough, a certified group fitness and Tai Chi instructor, and a researcher in the Institute of Biological Chemistry, the classes offer low-impact fitness routines that can improve balance and mobility, at your own pace.

A low-impact/low-cardio dance exercise, Zumba Gold, is held every Tuesday and Thursday. Routines, including swing, salsa, cha-cha, tango and folk movements, are easy to follow and designed for older populations.

A meditative movement class, Tai Chi for beginner and intermediate level, is held on Wednesdays. This class is aimed at those who wish to maintain and regain energy and balance, lower their blood pressure, or just feel better.

Classes are approved by the WSU Registrar’s Office, the WSU Office of Risk Management and the Attorney General’s Office. All staff, faculty and students with a valid Cougar Card are welcome, and drop-ins are encouraged.



  • Robert Yarbrough, research technologist, Institute of Biological Chemistry, 509-335-8987, yarbrord@wsu.edu