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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.

CORE/STRENGTH CLASSES

30-Minute Abs
30-Minute Abs involves 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.

30-Minute Body
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, this class incorporates a variety of exercises and equipment to keep you on your toes and eager to see what's next.

30-Minute Insanity
High intensity interval training at its very best, 30-Minute Insanity builds muscle while stripping away fat, increases cardiovascular endurance and improves stamina.

Dance Conditioning
Dance Conditioning 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.

Ultimate WERKout
Are you looking to get a toned body? Do you want to work multiple muscle groups together and have fun doing it? Then Ultimate WERKout is the class for you! Warm-up with some high intensity cardio and then focus on a variety of muscle groups to strengthen and tone, and finally let loose with some hip-hop songs as a reward for your hard WERK!

DANCE CLASSES

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 this semester while getting in a great workout all 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.

Zumba®
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®

Zumba® Core
Zumba Core is a combination of the cardio from traditional Zumba (focusing on Latin rhythms and dance steps) with an additional portion of the class focusing on strengthening and sculpting your body's core, targeting to build muscle and burn fat all at the same time. Benefits of Zumba®

FUSION CLASSES

Piloxing®
Are you interested in high intensity cardio, pilates, dance and kickboxing but don’t have time to take 3 separate classes? Designed to focus equally on every muscle group while improving balance, flexibility and stamina, Piloxing is the perfect class for you.

Piloxing® Tone
If you need that extra push to tone your legs, arms, butt and abs, come take Piloxing Tone! You will learn a variety of muscle-sculpting exercises using your own body weight and literally toning your entire physique!

HIGH IMPACT CARDIO CLASSES

Cardio Kickboxing
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

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.

Insanity®
High intensity interval training at is very best, Insanity® builds muscle while stripping away fat, increases cardiovascular endurance and improves stamina all in one class. You will see crazy good results!

P90X®
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.

MIND/BODY CLASSES

BROga
ATTENTION BOYS: 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! BROga is yoga designed specifically for boys. It 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, BROga is the place to be.

Gentle Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga links movement to breathe. This "all-levels" class focuses on safe alignment and sequences to strengthen the mind-body connection. Perfect for beginners or those craving a space to unwind, gentle vinyasa offers sequences meant to soothe mind and body.

Gentle Kripalu Yoga
Begin gently with an emphasis on breath, relaxation and self-acceptance. Then deepen as each person chooses the level of physical intensity that is right for him or her. Kripalu encourages learning to love and nurture your body, not whip it into shape.

Hatha Yoga
Hatha Yoga uses the poses to create changes in our lives off the mat. Poses are held for a long time, and 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. All levels, beginners as well as "advanced" students, can challenge themselves in this class.

Kripalu Yoga
Kripalu Yoga is a form of Hatha yoga using inner focus, meditation, standard yoga poses, breathwork, development of a quiet mind, and relaxation. Kripalu emphasizes following the flow of prana, or life-force energy, compassionate self-acceptance, observing the activity of the mind without judgment, and taking what is learned into daily life.

Moderate Kripalu Yoga
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
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, Stunt & Acro Yoga
This class blends the wisdom of yoga and 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 also incorporates partner work, so bring a friend. No experience with acro is necessary, but experience with yoga is highly recommended.

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!

Soul Flow Yoga
End your week with a vinyasa yoga class set to a soundtrack with a strong heartbeat. From Beyoncé to Bob Marley, this practice spans musical and movement genres to find the perfect balance you need to start the weekend right.

Vinyasa Yoga
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.

Yoga
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

SPINNING®/CYCLING CLASSES

Spinning® (39)
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 ** Benefits of Spinning

Spinsanity (38)
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.

Spinsanity (39)
Spin and Core is a 60-minute class broken into two parts. We begin with 30 minutes of cardiovascular training on the bike and 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
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 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 and pre and post workout meals. 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
ULose is a weight loss and continuous lifestyle management program designed for anyone who wants to learn how to manage 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® (18)
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.