Group Fitness Classes

Group fitness classes are an exercise experience you want to be a part of! The workout routine, equipment, and music are all provided – all you need to do is show up and feel the power of exercising with others around you. Fall 2017 group fitness classes begin on August 28, the first day of academic classes. If you would like to teach fitness classes at UMW, visit our employment page! Questions? Email Campus Rec at campusrec@umw.edu.

Cost *NEW*

Everyone must purchase a $10 group fitness pass to attend fitness classes at UMW. By purchasing this $10 pass, you have access to unlimited group fitness classes for the entire academic school year. There are two “Free Weeks of Fitness” during each semester in which no group fitness pass is required to take classes: the first week of classes and final exam week. The link to purchase your $10 group fitness pass will be posted on this web page soon.

Fall 2017 Schedule

Click here for the Fall 2017 group fitness schedule PDF.

Class Descriptions

Abs & Glutes
A brief core- and glute-focused workout to pop, rock, and throwback hits using a variety of equipment. Light up your core in this modifiable, muscle-strengthening class.

Barre
An upbeat workout inspired by ballet, yoga, and pilates that uses bodyweight exercises, the ballet barre, and light dumbbells to tone muscles and improve flexibility. Not only is this class a great workout, but it includes really great music, too!

Cardio Kickboxing
A full-body workout that focuses on kicking, punching, and moving to the music. You will improve on your cardiovascular endurance and muscle strength after attending a few of these upbeat, 45-minute classes.

Core & More
A core-strengthening workout that progresses in difficulty as the semester goes on. This class utilizes body weight movements and dumbbells to give you a great workout while jamming to hip hop and pop music.

Cycle
An upbeat and challenging cardiovascular workout on a stationary bicycle. Many of our instructors incorporate high intensity interval training into their classes. Depending on the instructor, you will hear music from all genres. We have 9 bikes in our Cycle Studio, so arrive to class early!

Cycle & Stretch
A 30-minute upbeat cardiovascular workout on a stationary bicycle followed by 15 minutes of stretching and myofascial release using a foam roller.

HIIT & Core
A full-body interval workout to strengthen your muscles and get your heart rate up! Expect to do a variety of exercises for short amounts of time, getting ample rest time between circuits. Our instructors choose energizing music to help you push through the movements. The exercises in this class change often so you (and your muscles) will never be bored! You may use a variety of equipment from aerobic steps, jump ropes, resistance bands, dumbbells, and your own body weight to challenge your muscles and endurance. The 20 minute HIIT workout will be followed by a 20 minute core-focused workout. You’ll feel sweaty, satisfied, and sore after taking this class!

PITAIYO
A calming and challenging class that blends Pilates, Tai Chi, and Yoga to create a very modifiable full-body workout that helps participants relax, tone muscles, and improve flexibility.

POUND
Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.
Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. Don’t worry, the drumsticks are provided by our wonderful instructor!

Power Pilates
A quick paced, core-focused workout that helps participants tone muscles and improve flexibility to throwback hits.

Strength
A low impact workout that uses dumbbells to work each muscle group. The sets and repetitions are based to upbeat music so that you can stay motivated and energized. Expect to do a wide variety of exercises that work each of the major muscle groups in the body – squats, lunges, bicep curls, triceps exercises, core moves, and more! This class is GREAT for beginners and can be adapted for experienced exercisers by simply increasing the weight of your dumbbells.

Yoga
A rewarding class that works on strength and flexibility through a series of poses. Our general Yoga classes are designed for those who feel stiff and inflexible – a relaxing blend of flexibility training and muscle strengthening. Flow and Vinyasa Yoga classes are full-body workouts that move at a quicker pace and are generally designed for those who have done yoga before, but beginners are welcome! Yin/Stretching Yoga classes are structured for stretching and holding poses for longer periods of time. All yoga classes at UMW include both simple and advanced modifications for the various poses. Relaxation yoga is just that – a time to unwind before the weekend.

Zumba
A beginner-friendly pre-choreographed cardio dance class. In Zumba, you’re encouraged to forget what you look like and just MOVE! You will be moving and grooving to hip hop, Latin, pop, and electronic dance music.

About the Instructors

Click here to read about our wonderful group fitness instructors!

Taking Your First Group Fitness Class?

1. Make sure you’ve purchased your $10 group fitness pass to attend unlimited group fitness classes all year long!
2. Pick the class you want to attend by viewing the Group Fitness schedule.
3. Grab your athletic shoes, clothes, water bottle, and EagleONE ID.
4. Head to the Fitness Center about 20 minutes before the class starts.
5. Hand your EagleONE ID to the front desk staff to check in.
6. Walk to your class location and give the staff member at the door your Eagle ONE ID so they can verify you have a group fitness pass and can check you into the class.
7. Get ready to have fun!