Campus Recreation > Fitness/Wellness > Group Fitness > Class Descriptions
Classes are limited to 50 participants in rooms 210 & 215, 75 participants in room 118 and 39 participants for Spinning® classes. Some classes are limited due to available equipment.
These numbers are specified in the class description.
30-Minute Abs is a half hour of intense core work. Set to upbeat music, you’ll work your entire core and learn new exercises to help sculpt the body! This class is for all fitness levels, and is a great way to fit a quick but challenging workout into your busy day.
This class is a high-energy, total-body workout that focuses on every muscle group at an intensity that will simultaneously improve your cardiovascular strength and endurance. Performed to motivating music and inspired by any and every sport, incorporates a variety of exercises and equipment to always keep you on your toes and eager to see what is next.
Buns, Guns & Guts
This strength-based class targets your glamour muscles: the booty, the arms and the abs. With fun music and high-energy, you can condition, strengthen and tone some of the biggest muscle groups. All levels of participants are welcome.
This circuit style class incorporates strength and cardio into one high-impact workout. You will target all muscle groups for a full body training session while jamming to fun music. Be ready to break a sweat!
Belly Dancing - Beginners
Need a fun and new workout for this semester? Try Belly Dance! This class will cover all the basics of the ancient art of belly dance in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. We will work on strength, isolations and conditioning within belly dance technique. Come learn a variation of moves and choreography that will all be broken down at the beginner level -- no experience is necessary and hip scarfs will be provided.
Belly Dancing - Fitness
Need a challenge this semester? Try Belly Dance Fitness! Come tone your core and turn some heads as you learn to pop, undulate and shimmy muscles you never even knew you had. Stretch and tone your body while you learn this ancient and beautiful art form. The movements of belly dance will sculpt and firm your body while increasing your stamina and grace. No experience is necessary and hip scarfs will be provided.
Belly Dancing - Fusion
Do you want to take belly dance to the next level? Join us in exploring more intricate belly dance moves and challenging choreography while getting in a great workout at the same time. This class will give belly dance students the opportunity to work with various props, improvisation, different genres of belly dance, and fusions of belly dance routines with other forms of dance. Add something fun and challenging to your schedule this semester and try Belly Dance Fusion.
Cardio Hip Hop
Cardio Hip Hop is a dance-based cardio class designed to get you moving to a variety of hip hop songs. In this class you will sweat out your stress with fun hip hop moves. You’ll use dance to strengthen and sculpt your body all while having lots of fun! No dance experience necessary!
Inspired by traditional cumbia, salsa, samba and merengue music with a little hip-hop thrown in, Zumba® is a combination of Latin rhythms and red-hot international dance steps. You’ll learn to love working out through dance with this upbeat and exciting class! “Ditch the workout... join the party!!” Benefits of Zumba®
HIGH IMPACT CARDIO CLASSES
An action-packed workout that combines a series of punching and kicking combinations, this class improves strength, muscle tone and endurance. It's an intense workout for the participant who wants a challenge. Video Preview (with Eliza) | Video Preview (with Erika) ** Benefits of Cardio Kickboxing
Cardio Sport is a comprehensive group fitness adventure that uniquely integrates interval training techniques with compound sports-related movements in an unparalleled inspiring exercise environment. Whether you are just beginning your fitness journey or a seasoned athlete, Cardio Sport delivers an exercise experience that will elevate every participant’s overall health and fitness, and provide a motivational atmosphere that drives you to consistency and success.
Insane Body Challenge (IBC)
Are you ready for a new way to a new you?! Try exercises you have never seen and be amazed at the power to transform your body with this fun and challenging fitness class!
High intensity interval training at is very best! Build muscle while stripping away fat, increase cardiovascular endurance and improve stamina all in one class. You will see crazy good results!
Metabolic conditioning is a high-impact, plyometric class. The only equipment required: your body. The workout is broken up into a variety of circuits, including a warm-up, cardio sessions and a cool-down. You’ll leave this class feeling full of energy and dripping in sweat.
P90X® is a total-body program that incorporates strength training, cardio, core work and flexibility. It uses the science of "muscle confusion" to challenge your body with new moves and routines. P90X® also uses some plyometric training that helps people beat their plateau by training their bodies with different workouts. P90X® originated as a home workout program and has been successful for people since 2004.
This class blends the wisdom of yoga with the dynamic power of acrobatics. This class explores the practices of yoga that will help participants achieve advanced poses like arm balances and headstands. This class incorporates partner work, so bring a friend. No experience with acro is necessary, but experience with yoga is highly recommended.
Strength-Based Yoga (SBY)
ATTENTION: Can't touch your toes? Never heard of Down Dog? Always wanted to try yoga, but don't know where to start? If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, then this is the class for you! Strength-Based Yoga is for those looking to really improve their ability to run, lift and stretch effectively. By focusing primarily on strength, we can work together to gradually increase your balance, flexibility and range of movement. With fun music and a judgment-free atmosphere, SBY is the place to be.
Body Matrix Flow Yoga
This class is an intelligent fusion of mind-body fitness utilizing cutting edge anatomy with creative sequencing that activates the core from the inside out. Each class incorporates a mix of PNF stretching (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching), yin yoga and myo-fascial release via ball rolling to create optimal strength, balance, flexibility and deep healing
Hatha yoga is focused on using the poses to create changes in our lives off the mat. Poses are held for a long time, and many cues to improve one's pose or enhance one's experience within a pose will be given as the poses are held. Therapeutic uses of yoga are a focus, and all levels, beginners as well as "advanced" students, can challenge themselves in this class.
This moderate level Kripalu class emphasizes integrating movement with breath and mindfulness. Classes include standing postures, balancing, forward and back bending, spinal twists, lateral bends and inversions. There is also time set aside each class for a guided relaxation/meditation.
Pilates is a system of movement and exercise created and developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates. Using specially designed moves, Pilates educates, realigns, re-patterns and balances your body. It increases muscle strength while promoting coordination, stamina and flexibility.
Power Vinyasa Yoga
Power Vinyasa Yoga is a unique sequence of postures aimed at strengthening the mind-body connection. Its hallmark is the emphasis on intuition over tradition. With roots deep in classical yoga and a Baptiste flair, this class will allow you to stretch and strengthen every part of your body and mind. This method encourages vitality, strength, and healing as we work with the body as a whole. You don't need any previous experience or knowledge of yoga. Remember, the prize is in the process!
Linking movement to breath, this class focuses on alignment and strength building in the body. Featuring "flow" sequencing with a soundtrack to match, Vinyasa is open to all levels, with modifications available for both new and returning students.
This energizing and rejuvenating class welcomes all levels of “yogis.” Focus on breathing with movement and creating strength and flexibility through vinyasa flow. You will leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.
A Spinning® class is more than just a workout; it provides detailed information on bike set-up, pace, cadence and tension, and other key concepts to help participants get the best from a Spin® class. ** Benefits of Spinning
Challenge your body with this intense fusion workout! By using the Spinning® bike and plyometrics, you’ll practice intense cardio, as well as strength training using body weight. No experience necessary.
Spin and Core (39)
Spin and Core is a 60-minute class broken into two parts. We begin with 30 minutes of cardiovascular training on the Spinning® bike. We end the class with 20 minutes of core training. The abdominal exercises can range from slower paced exercises to high intensity moves. This class is great for all levels, especially beginners who may not be ready for a full Spinning® class.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (fee and registration required)
UFit is an exercise program designed to help participants who may be new to fitness learn safe and effective ways to work out. Participants will learn proper technique for a variety of exercises, gain experience performing new exercises, and set fitness goals that they will strive to reach by the end of the semester. This program includes two workout sessions per week and one discussion. The second meeting day of the week involves a group discussion on topics such as stretching, exercise boredom, pre and post workout meals, etc. Your UFit coaches will be by your side not only to guide you through your workouts, but to motivate you and help you achieve your fitness goals. This is a great opportunity for both individuals who may be new to working out as well as individuals who may be looking to learn new ways to exercise and challenge themselves in a group setting.
ULose is a weight loss and continuous lifestyle management program, designed for anyone wanting to learn how to manage their eating habits. We offer a motivating and educational experience that encourages participants to make better choices and practice a healthy lifestyle in a group environment. With the support of your ULose coaches, you will set realistic and customized goals, learn about mindful eating, track your daily nutrition and physical activity and improve your personal health and wellness.
TRX Suspension Training is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises that build power and increase strength, flexibility, balance and mobility. You're in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise - because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.