Fitness Classes

The group fitness program provides a variety of fitness classes for the UMW community, including yoga, cycle, core, dance fitness, 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.


Fitness Class Schedule

A HYBRID fitness schedule is in effect from October 19-November 20. Some classes are online via Zoom, and others are offered outdoors on campus. Please see our Outdoor Fitness Class Guidelines to fully understand what to expect, where the classes take place, what your responsibilities are as a participant, etc.

For all fitness classes, pre-registration on the Member Portal campusrec.umw.edu is required. Registering is how you get the Zoom class link each week (video on how to access the Zoom link). Instructors will only admit those on the pre-registration list for each class. Registration for each class opens 7 days in advance. If you can no longer attend a fitness class, please cancel your registration (instructions below).
For free, on-demand fitness, visit our IGTV feed @UMWCampusRec on Instagram for over 60 videos ranging from yoga and meditation to cardio and barre.

How do UMW Fitness Classes Work?

In a traditional semester, an annual ‘Group Fitness Pass’ is required to attend our fitness classes, except for during Free Weeks of Fitness (the first week of classes, mid-semester (normally after the semester break), and final exam week). The Group Fitness Pass is $10 and lasts all academic year. Another option is to pay per class at a $5 drop-in fee per class, paid at the front desk. We provide the instructor, music, space, and equipment. All you need to do is arrive early, check-in with your EagleONE ID, and bring water! Our classes are fun and vary in format. Read our class descriptions and instructor bios to help you decide which classes you want to try!

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

  • 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”.
  • 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, or 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 as opening the door can be distracting.
  • 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.
  • Participant reservations are only saved in a fitness class until the time the class starts. If participants are not checked-in by the class start time, the spot is released and will be filled by a patron on the wait list.

Class Descriptions

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


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


How to Purchase Your Fitness Pass

Please note: Online transactions incur a 2.75% processing fee. You may also purchase in person at the Fitness Center when the facility is open.

1. Go to campusrec.umw.edu
2. Click “Log In” in the top right corner of the webpage.
3. Click the top button that says “UMW Net ID and Password” if you are a student, employee, or recent alumni, or “Community Members” if you don’t have a UMW log-in.
4. Enter your UMW username and password. (UMW students: You automatically have a Campus Rec account once your UMW email is set up.)
5. Once you’re logged in, on the home page, click the “Memberships and Passes” icon.
6. Select the fitness pass for the year you intend to use it.
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 or Cancel a Registration for 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.

TO PRE-REGISTER FOR A CLASS (Video)
7 days in advance, you can claim your spot in a fitness class. If you do not have the fitness pass, and it is not free week, you will not be able to register for a class. Purchase your pass on the “Memberships” button.
1. Go to the Member Portal campusrec.umw.edu
2. Click “Log In” in the top right corner of the webpage.
3. Click the top button that says “UMW Net ID and Password” if you are a student, employee, or recent alumni, or “Community Members” if you don’t have a UMW log-in.
4. Enter your UMW username and password. (UMW students: You automatically have a Campus Rec account once your UMW email is set up.)
5. Once you’re logged in, on the home page, click the “Fitness Classes” icon.
6. Select the name of the class you’d like to register for.
7. Follow the prompts and make sure you “Checkout” at the end.

TO CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION (Video)
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 the Member Portal campusrec.umw.edu
2. Click “Log In” in the top right corner of the webpage.
3. Click the top button that says “UMW Net ID and Password” if you are a student, employee, or recent alumni, or “Community Members” if you don’t have a UMW log-in.
4. Enter your UMW username and password. (UMW students: You automatically have a Campus Rec account once your UMW email is set up.)
5. Once you’re logged in, in the top right corner, click your username.
6. Click “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!

 


Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)

Being more active is very safe for most people. However, some people should check with their doctor before they start becoming much more physically active. Ask yourself the seven questions in the box below to specify if you need medical clearance from your physician before starting exercise. Informed Use of the PAR-Q: UMW Campus Recreation and their agents assume no liability for persons who undertake physical activity, and if in doubt after reviewing this questionnaire, consult your doctor prior to physical activity.

  1. Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?
  2. Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity?
  3. In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?
  4. Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?
  5. Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?
  6. Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs (for example, water pills) for your blood pressure or heart condition?
  7. Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?

If you answer YES to one or more questions: Talk with your doctor by phone or in person BEFORE you start becoming much more physically active. Tell your doctor about the PAR-Q and which questions you answered YES to. Have your physician fill out a Medical Release Form providing as much information about contradictions, restrictions, and advice for your exercise program.

If you answer NO honestly to ALL questions: Become more physically active. Begin slowly & build up gradually. This is the safest & easiest way to go.


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