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 To learn more, click on the buttons below!

Fall 2017 Schedule

Click HERE for the Fall 2017 group fitness schedule PDF. *Updated 11/10/2017*

There are no group fitness classes on days that the Fitness Center has adjusted hours. See the Fitness Center web page for those dates. This group fitness schedule is valid through 12/8/2017.

Only during the first week of classes and final exam week (“Stress Free Zone” fitness classes) are group fitness classes free and no pass is required to attend during those times. Other than those 2 weeks each semester, you must have purchased your $10 group fitness pass to attend.

Once you have a group fitness pass, you can save your spot in a group fitness class online 24 hours in advance of that class beginning! To do that, click here, select the class format you want to reserve your spot in, and then show up to that class on time to get checked in!

Instructions for Attending a Group Fitness class

1. Make sure you’ve purchased your $10 group fitness pass at to attend unlimited group fitness classes all year long! The first week of classes and final exam week, classes are free and no group fitness pass is needed for these weeks.
2. Pick the class you want to attend by viewing the Group Fitness schedule on our website:
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 and tell them what class you’re checking in for. That staff member will hand you a pass for your class as long as you indeed have purchased your group fitness pass.
6. Walk to your class location and give the staff member at the door the pass you received from the front desk staff.
7. Get ready to have fun!

Cost *NEW*

Everyone (students, faculty, staff, alumni, secondary cardholders) 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.

PLEASE NOTE! 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.

Class Descriptions (A-O)

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.

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.

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!

Class Descriptions (P-Z)

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.

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.

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.

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. “High energy Yoga” is a Kundalini inspired yoga series that helps you find flexibility and strength. Featuring the Tibetan 5 series with transitional poses and a pace to accommodate every level practitioner. A great work out will be had along with a well earned meditation at the end. Students will learn how to use breath to increase their mobility and flow efficiency.

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!


Introducing: Group Fitness Free Format of the Week!

A $10 group fitness pass is required to attend group fitness classes, however Campus Rec will begin offering one free format each week. The free format will be announced on our Instagram @UMWCampusRec. Go follow! Keep an eye on our Instagram to know what classes you can try each week! You never know what class is going to rock your world.