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 Arms, 30-Minute Abs and 30-Minute Legs are powerful, targeted strengthening classes to work your body into shape using cardio, body weight, creative exercises and exercise equipment. These classes are perfect for toning and building muscle endurance.
Hard body 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. This class, 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.
Focus on your core strength and stability. This class is total core work with exercises, drills and balance drills to train your inner core. Don't be afraid to sweat!
Strength & Sculpt
A high-intensity class designed to increase your overall muscle endurance and strength, Strength & Sculpt combines a perfect learning environment for beginners, as well as a challenging workout for other fitness levels. This 60-minute class will have you sweating, no cardio needed
Advanced Ballet for Dancers
Advanced Ballet for Dancers is a structured ballet class that will follow the traditional format of barre work, center work (such as adagio/allegro/grand allegro) followed by across the floor work/jumps. This class is for people who currently dance or have previous dance experience who are looking to keep up with their training. The class will be set to classical music and will focus on improving turnout, flexibility/extension, range of movement, strengthening, grace, and other benefits of ballet. Previous experience required; ballet shoes/toe thong/form of dance shoe is recommended; leotard optional; workout clothing is acceptable.
Ballet for Beginners
Ballet for Beginners/Non Dancers is a class that focuses on the fundamentals of classical ballet. If you have always wanted to dance but never actually pursued it, this is the class for you. Basic positions/terminology, barre work, center strengthening combinations, and across-the-floor movement will be taught and set to soothing music. Ballet is the foundation of dance and has many physical benefits, not only for dancers, but for other people such as athletes who want to improve their performance. This class will work on increasing flexibility, agility, strengthening, posture, heightening of jumping ability, and tightening of the body overall. Previous dance experience is not required.
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. Come learn basic moves, technique and choreography -- no experience necessary.
Dance Conditioning is a class that focuses on full body conditioning not only for dancers, but for anyone looking to strengthen and tone up! This workout incorporates some intense cardio and will include routines that focus on whipping arms, abs, legs, and glutes into shape, resulting in a tightened and toned dancer physique. This class is set to upbeat and highly motivating music and will leave you feeling toned all over.
Similar to Zumba®, this class includes both dancing and toning with a Latin flavor. By dancing to Reggaeton and Spanish hip-hop music, you'll work your arms, legs and core with creative and exciting toning moves.
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!!"
HIGH IMPACT CARDIO CLASSES
Take your fitness to the next level with Boot Camp! This hour-long class combines traditional calisthenics, strength training and weighted exercises, all in the form of high-intensity interval training. This class will make you push yourself harder than you ever have before.
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)
Insane Body Challenge
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!
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.
A Tabata interval, also called a Tabata sequence, is an interval training cycle of 20 seconds of maximum intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated without a pause 8 times for a total of four minutes. An intense and challenging form of interval training, you’ll get your heart rate going and complete a hardcore workout with this fun and exhilarating class!
Moderate Kripalu Yoga (40)
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.
Soothe & Sculpt (40)
Treat yourself to a one-hour flow of movement to soothe your mind and sculpt your body. Challenge your muscles through intense poses and allow yourself to relieve any unwanted stress. Designed to make you work hard, this class leaves you feeling relaxed and powerful.
Slow Flow Yoga (40)
Come and enjoy the delicious synthesis of movement, breath and energy that is the hallmark of slow flow yoga classes. By taking it slow, our nervous relaxes, our minds slow down, our muscles become supple, our breath deepens, and our inner chemistry shifts toward a biological balance. Slow Flow Yoga is a great way to detox after your weekend.
Vinyasa Yoga (40)
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. Video Preview
A 60-minute blended vinyasa yoga class set to a hip-hop playlist intended to get your body and mind in rhythm. From old school to reggae to current hits, get ready to sweat and move your way through an uplifting practice that will leave you energized and relaxed. All levels, including stiff bodies, welcome.
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. Video Preview
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® & Sculpt (39)
Unlike any Spin® class you've ever taken, this class combines Spinning® moves with a twist! Incorporate your upper body and core with targeted moves -- all on the bike!
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (fee and registration required)
UFIT is a 10-week class designed to help you lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This class is recommended for overweight individuals who may or may not already be participating in an exercise program. If you want guidance to lose weight and make healthy choices, this class is for you.
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.