Class Descriptions

Check out this comprehensive list of Group Fitness Class descriptions to help you choose the class that's right for you! Pick any two fitness classes and receive a FREE t-shirt plus $10 off your registration. Or purchase a punch pass and join classes on your schedule.

Aerobics and Conditioning:

20/20/20: Three workouts in one! The 20/20/20 class is designed to give you the ultimate challenge and total body workout. First enjoy 20 minutes of cycling, followed by 20 minutes of rowing, and end with 20 minutes of core work and stretching. Are you ready for the challenge?

Barre: Barre infuses ballet-inspired movements, Pilates, and elements of dance into classes ranging from 40-50 minutes.  Barre focuses on precise movements that emphasize core strength and balance, making for a fun, no impact and challenging workout!

Barre @ 90: Barre @ 90 takes the temperature to 90 degrees for 45 minutes of ballet-inspired movements, Pilates, and elements of dance infused together in one class. Barre focuses on precise movements that emphasize core strength, balance, making for a fun and challenging workout!

BodyPump: Interested in building strength and having a blast? Try BodyPump! Work through eight (express format) or ten (full format) tracks to build strength in every major muscle group using time under tension training. This Les Mills format will challenge you every class with compound and isolation movements using a barbell, free weights and an aerobic step.

Boot Camp: If you are looking to take your fitness to the next level then Boot Camp is the class for you! This military inspired workout will incorporate bodyweight exercises and variety of equipment for a fun, yet challenging workout!

Climbing Conditioning: If you want to improve your climbing abilities and get ready for the outdoor season, or just get started on the right track, then climbing conditioning is the course for you! Climbing Conditioning will meet once a week for a 90-minute session. The course will include introductory and intermediate level coaching on climbing movement. Climbing Conditioning has four primary objectives: 1. Improve climbing movement and technique 2. Improve climbing strength. 3. Improve climbing endurance. 4. Meet other climbers who are also interested in improving their climbing ability.

Core Blast: Everything but crunches! A quick, sweaty workout that will challenge you by functionally strengthening your core and postural muscles. From circuits to floor work, you'll leave each class feeling stronger and motivated!

CrossFit: UREC CrossFit classes are designed for those who are seeking to get fit, have a great time, or even compete in the sport of CrossFit. Our workouts are highly scalable and challenging for all. Daily classes will involve a warm up, a skill or strength portion, and a daily WOD.

Fit for Life:  Fit for Life will be a small group fitness class with a focus on strength training and how to properly avoid injury while maintaining strength for all the issues life throws your way. Build a solid foundation of flexibility, mobility and functional fitness in a group fitness setting with this class.

INSANITY: If you’re looking to take it to the next level - this workout is for you! INSANITY is a high intensity interval training and total-body conditioning workout that will push you to your limits. Be prepared to work through intervals that challenge your endurance by incorporating elements of plyometrics , strength, balance, agility, and coordination. All levels of participants are welcome as the certified instructor will offer modifications and advancements for all participants’ needs. Are you ready to advance to the next level?

Kettlebells: This class will incorporate functional movements using a kettlebell to develop muscular strength and endurance while learning proper form and technique. Build your confidence by performing exercises with this functional piece of training equipment.

Kickboxing: Punch, kick and jab your way to increased cardiovascular fitness and improved muscular endurance with this high energy, fast paced aerobic workout! With the use of mits, heavy bags, and other implements, this non-contact kickboxing class will take your strength and cardiovascular fitness to a new level. This class is designed for ALL levels of fitness and combat experience – no experience necessary!

Pink Gloves Boxing: Work to reveal the champion within yourself in this circuit-style class for women. We’ll focus on goal setting and getting stronger through punching and conditioning drills. With class purchase participants will receive hand wraps and the PGB Manual. Gloves are required and will be available for use.

Step and CoreNo experience necessary for this choreographed step class that uses adjustable steps to increase intensity and provide a challenging cardiovascular workout for all fitness levels. The building choreography will keep you engaged and energized while improving your fitness!

Zumba: This class features high-energy Latin based rhythms and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be increasing your cardiovascular fitness and energy levels will be soaring! Classes are structured to build dance foundations for novice participants while challenging and further developing seasoned dancers.

Aqua Fitness:

Aqua Zumba: Aqua Zumba is one pool party you won’t want to miss! Using the resistance of the water and fun dance moves from Zumba, Aqua Zumba focuses on promoting strength, cardiovascular endurance, and mobility. This class provides a high intensity, low impact workout that is inclusive to all fitness levels and goals.

Dance:

Hip Hop: This class format is a fresh fusion of hip hop and dance fitness choreography specifically designed to provide a fun cardiovascular workout that is fun! Get a great workout while learning to move like an experienced dancer! Classes are structured to build dance foundations for novice participants, while also challenging and further developing seasoned dancers.

Latin Dance: Learn club-style Latin dances and music in this class! This class starts with footwork and basic dance moves for Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue, then progresses with more advanced movements and styles. We will also explore Latin dance techniques and  styling to add extra flair. Classes are structured to build dance foundations for novice participants while also challenging and further developing seasoned dancers.

Modern Dance: Experience the philosophy, choreography, techniques, and skills of modern dance. This class is similar to ballet with a modern, active twist. This workout will include strength, flexibility, and balance, while focusing on choreography. Classes are structured to build dance foundations for novice participants, while also challenging and further developing seasoned dancers.

Gravity:

Gravity: A total body workout that focuses on functional movements to increase strength, flexibility, and endurance using the gravity machine. The machine uses bodyweight to move with or against the force of gravity during each exercise. This class is designed to create a low impact, yet challenging workout for all levels of fitness.

Indoor Cycling:

Cycle n' Flow: Beginning in SRC 252 for the cycling portion of the workout, the instructor will lead participants through a fun filled spin class that combines cardiovascular endurance, interval training, and strength. After a five-minute transition, the instructor will lead participants through 45 minutes of yoga that stretches the lower body muscles worked in cycling, while challenging the muscles of the core and upper body.

Spin: Group indoor cycling offers a challenging yet safe workout for participants of all levels. Participants control their intensity individually while the instructor leads the class through simulated terrain accompanied with great tunes and energy pumping drills. Spin will build your cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance as you pedal your way to increased fitness.

Spin HIIT: This 30 minute high intensity interval training (HIIT) cycling class will consist of a five minute warm up, 20 minutes of heart pumping intervals, and a five minute cool down with stretching. Participants can control their intensity individually while the instructor leads the class through simulated terrain accompanied with great tunes and energy pumping drills.

Martial Arts:

Aikido: This course presents the Japanese self-defense martial art, Aikido to newcomers and practiced individuals alike. Build strength, confidence and discipline with this unique workout.

Capoeira, Beginning: This Brazilian Martial Art is an athletic fight-dance with a 400 year cultural heritage. Capoeiristas train to evade kicks rather than block, contact is minimized, which contributes to the beautiful and poetic flow of a good game. Come play with us! Heighten body awareness, improve balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, & agility. All ability levels welcome, focus will be on developing a solid foundation of Capoeira basics. 

Taekwondo: Taekwondo is a superior art of self-defense and a popular Olympic sport. Taught by a certified black belt instructor, Taekwondo integrates all aspects of this dynamic martial art including self-defense, full-body conditioning, and mental development. UREC currently offers both beginner and advanced Taekwondo classes. 

Mind/Body:

Pilates: Pilates strives to help participants enhance the connection between their mind and body while increasing energy This class promotes building core strength, flexibility, and balance.  

YogaThis class is an excellent addition to any exercise regime. Yoga will help you to build strength, increase flexibility and find focus. UREC offers five styles of yoga, including the option to practice in a studio heated to 90 degrees for individuals looking for additional challenge. 

  • Endurance Yoga
  • Flow Yoga
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Indo Board Yoga
  • Paddleboard Yoga
  • Peaceful Yoga
  • Power Yoga

TRX:

TRX:Improve your strength and balance while also targeting flexibility and core stability in this fun, yet challenging class. TRX is a form of body weight suspension training that is completely customizable for all fitness levels and individual goals.