Group Fitness Classes

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The group fitness program provides a variety of fitness classes for the UMW community, including yoga, cycle, zumba, pilates, strength, and more. Our instructors guide you through safe and enjoyable workouts and all equipment is provided. All classes are modifiable for beginner exercisers, but some classes are more designed to challenge a frequent exerciser. Each class serves as an opportunity to improve your flexibility, strength, or endurance and tend to your emotional wellness.

Faculty & Staff: Early Bird Fitness

This summer, Campus Recreation is offering an exciting fitness program for UMW employees: “Early Bird Fitness”. These coach-led workouts will be in the Fitness Center on Wednesdays from 6:30am – 7:15am, July 11 – August 22. The first and last weeks of the program will comprise of fitness assessments to measure progress after completing the program. Don’t forget – there are locker rooms with showers in Goolrick Hall, so you can shower and get to work on time!

Each workout will be beginner-friendly and consist of full-body cardio and strength exercises. If you don’t know much about exercise, that’s okay! Your coaches will teach you all that you need to know. If you are a seasoned exerciser, this is still for you because all workouts can be modified.

Here is the schedule:

July 11 – Pre-program measurements (resting heart rate, flexibility, push up max, etc.)
July 18 – Group Workout #1
July 25 – Group Workout #2
August 1 – Group Workout #3
August 8 – Group Workout #4
August 15 – Group Workout #5
August 22 – Post-program fitness measurements to measure progress

The cost of this summer program is $15 and you can purchase the Early Bird Fitness Membership online now. Registration closes on July 2, so claim your spot soon!

Fitness Classes

Schedule
There are currently no fitness class offerings for summer 2018. The fall 2018 schedule will be posted here by mid-August.

Class Descriptions
Going to a fitness class when you have no idea what to expect can be intimidating. That’s why we’ve provided these descriptions for each of our fitness classes, to help you feel more prepared.

Cost

Annual Fitness Pass: $10
Drop-In Class: $5 per class

There are two “Free Weeks of Fitness” each semester: the first week of classes and final exam week. Take advantage of them!

Payments can be made online using the instructions under “How To Purchase Your Pass” or in person at the Fitness Center using cash, credit card, EagleONE card, or check.

How To Purchase Your Pass

1. Go to campusrec.umw.edu
2. Click “Log In” in the top right corner of the webpage.
3. Click the BLUE button that says “Sign in with UMW Net ID and Password”
4. Enter your UMW username and current UMW password.
5. Once you’re logged in, on the home page, click the “Memberships and Passes” icon.
6. Select “2018-19 Group Fitness Pass”
7. Follow the steps to make your payment. Please note that you WILL be taken to an external site to make your payment. You must submit your payment and continue moving through the steps until you see a Successful Payment Confirmation page.

How To Pre-Register For Or Cancel A Class

If you wish to save your spot in a fitness class, you can! Here’s the catch – you MUST show up as space is limited, especially in our cycle classes. If you realize you can no longer come to a class you registered online for, please CANCEL your online registration. Instructions for cancelling your registration are below.

**Please note: Your spot is only reserved until the time the class starts. If you are not checked in by the class start time, your spot is released and may be filled by a patron on the wait list.

HOW TO REGISTER
24 hours in advance, you can claim your spot in a fitness class.
1. Go to campusrec.umw.edu
2. Click “Log In” in the top right corner of the webpage.
3. Click the BLUE button that says “Sign in with UMW Net ID and Password”
4. Enter your UMW username and current UMW password.
5. Once you’re logged in, on the home page, click the “Group Fitness” icon.
6. Select the name of the class you’d like to register for.
7. Follow the prompts.

TO CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION
If you know you can no longer make a class, we ask that you surrender your spot in the class as soon as possible.
1. Go to campusrec.umw.edu
2. Click “Log In” in the top right corner of the webpage.
3. Click the BLUE button that says “Sign in with UMW Net ID and Password”
4. Enter your UMW username and current UMW password.
5. Once you’re logged in, in the top right corner, click your username.
6. Click on “Profile”
7. Along the left menu, click “Programs”. here you will see your current and past class registrations.
8. Next to the upcoming class you are registered for, click the button that says “Cancel.”
You are all done! Thank you for opening up a spot for another patron!

Meet Your Fitness Instructors

We have a diverse group of fitness instructors who want their class to become a normal part of your weekly routine! Learn more about them here!

If you’re a UMW student interested in joining the Campus Recreation team, please visit careers.umw.edu to view our open positions.

Fitness Program Policies

As a UMW fitness class participant, we ask that you read and understand the following policies:

– Participants must check in at the front desk of the Fitness Center prior to attending any fitness class.
– Participants must tell the front desk staff what class they are attending to obtain the physical Fitness Class card which is to be handed to a staff member or instructor in the room where the fitness class is being held.
– Participants must be a “Fitness Pass” holder to attend fitness classes at UMW, besides during “Free Weeks” at the beginning and end of every semester.
– Participants must wear appropriate attire, complete with closed-toe athletic shoes, athletic bottoms, and a shirt.
– Participant must be present for the warm up in order to attend the class. Participants arriving to a class more than 5 minutes late, after the warm up has ended, will not be admitted into the class as it is unsafe to exercise without properly warmed muscles, gradual heart rate increase, and proper pre-class instructions from the instructor.
– Participants are advised not to enter a group fitness room if the door is closed as the class has begun and opening the door can be distracting (especially for yoga classes) .
– Participants who pre-register for a class online and do not show up to more than two classes without canceling their online registration will be contacted by a Campus Recreation professional staff member.
– Your spot is only reserved in a fitness class until the time the class starts. If you are not checked in by the class start time, your spot is released and will be filled by a patron on the wait list.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are there fitness classes during academic breaks?
A. There are no group fitness classes on days that the Fitness Center has adjusted hours. See the Fitness Center web page for those dates.
Q. Are there any chances to take free fitness classes?
A. Yes! During the first week of classes and final exam week, fitness classes are free. At all other times, an active Group Fitness Pass is required to attend, or you may pay a $5 drop-in fee per class.
Q. Can I pre-register for classes to save my spot?
A. Yes! Once you have purchased a fitness pass, you can save your spot in a group fitness class online 24 hours in advance of that class beginning! To do that, see “How To Pre-Register For A Class”.
Q. What do I need to know for my first fitness class?
A. Follow this checklist and you’ll be golden: – Purchase your $10 Fitness Pass.
– Pick the class you want to attend by viewing the Group Fitness schedule online.
– Grab your closed-toe athletic shoes, athletic clothes (shirt required), water bottle, and EagleONE ID.
– Head to the Fitness Center about 20 minutes before the class starts.
– Hand your EagleONE ID to the front desk staff. Tell them what class you’re checking in for. They will hand you a physical pass for your class.
– Walk to your class location and give the staff member at the door the pass you received from the front desk staff.
– Be proud of yourself for making it to class and prepare to enjoy yourself!

Contact Us!

If you’d like to speak with someone in Campus Recreation, please email campusrec@umw.edu or call 540-654-1732 during business hours.