Group Fitness Class Descriptions

This shallow water exercise class provides a cardiovascular workout and increases muscle tone, strength, and endurance. Water provides extra resistance to the muscles and reduces the impact of movements on the joints. No swimming skills are required. This class can accommodate beginners and advanced participants.

Barre is a ballet-inspired, full-body workout. Practice choreography based on ballet exercises incorporating ballet barres and small tools such as bands and light weights. Each class is driven by regularly changing playlists, including pop, dance, R&B, TikTok, and global music. Barre is designed for every fitness level.

Barre Above® blends the latest exercise science with the principles of the Lotte Burke method (the genesis of the Barre movement) to deliver a fusion of ballet, Pilates, yoga, and strength training in each workout. Barre Above® is designed for a wide range of fitness levels, ages, and bodies, complete with progressions so those new to fitness feel successful their first time and seasoned Barre enthusiasts will always feel challenged.

​​BEAT (Barbell Exercises At Tempo) is a full-body, rhythmic weightlifting workout. Each track works a muscular group through the use of a barbell, paired with free-weights and bodyweight. BEAT exercises are set to world music rhythms to increase functional strength, power, control, and endurance. BEAT is designed for every fitness level.

This class is designed for those who suffer from lower back pain or want to enhance their deep core muscles to support their posture. The goal of this class is to meet participants where they are with their back health and guide them to total back wellness utilizing a variety of yoga tools. Breath work, gentle movement, and meditation. No prior yoga experience necessary.

​​Led by a Certified Personal Trainer – get ready for this high-intensity workout that focuses on the techniques and skills of boxing. We will complete a series of exercises and drills designed to improve strength, endurance, agility, and coordination. Suited for all fitness levels, this class is the perfect introduction to boxing.

Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, get ready to strengthen and sculpt your core with our invigorating core circuit workout class! In this class, you’ll engage in a series of exercises that focus on core strength and stability. We will guide you through a circuit-style workout incorporating a variety of exercises that target different areas of your core, ensuring an effective workout. Join us for a core circuit workout class and experience the benefits of having a strong and stable core.

An all-terrain ride that will burn calories, build strength, and improve fitness. This electronic dance music-themed class motivates each rider through a variety of speed and resistance challenges. Each class will take you on a creatively designed ride to maximize your fitness potential. All Fitness levels welcome!

High-Intensity Interval Training is a circuit-style training class where participants will be doing various exercises that consist of body weight calisthenics, and light to intermediate resistance exercises. This class is a great fit for all fitness levels because exercises can be modified to accommodate each participant’s fitness needs.

Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, get ready to groove and sweat with our high-energy step aerobics class. This dynamic class combines the intensity of step aerobics with some of the most memorable dance moves of Hip Hop, creating a unique fitness experience. Step aerobics will help strengthen and tone your muscles, while also improving balance and overall body coordination. This class is suitable for all fitness levels, no dance experience is required! Bring your energy and join us for the ultimate fusion of fitness and fun!

Pilates is a low-impact exercise designed to lengthen, strengthen, and tone all the muscles in your body. This mat-based Pilates class utilizes mostly floor work and focuses on strengthening the core to develop strength, flexibility, and long, lean muscles. This class is suitable for all levels. No experience necessary.

Pop Yoga is an athletic and faster-paced tradition of yoga to help you build heat, strength, and flexibility at whatever level you’re at. Expect to sweat! This pop-music-themed class will flow through a series of postures, starting slow and building heat, linking breath to movement. As the class mirrors typical Vinyasa flow structure, you’ll enjoy a nourishing cool down to soak in the effects of practice. All levels welcome.

Power Yoga is an athletic and faster-paced yoga tradition to help you build heat, strength, and flexibility at whatever level you’re at. Expect to sweat! You’ll flow through a series of postures, starting slow and building heat, linking breath to movement. Classes might vary in focus—from balance to strengthening/opening certain muscle groups to healing to fun peak poses. But, as the class mirrors the typical Vinyasa flow structure, you’ll enjoy a nourishing cool down to soak in the effects of the practice. All levels are welcome.

This slow and gentle class will allow you to rest and reduce stress levels with long holds in relaxing and supported postures. As your body relaxes more, we will utilize various meditation techniques including breathwork and visualization for further relaxation.

An all-terrain ride that will burn calories, build strength, and improve fitness. The energetic music motivates each rider through various speed and resistance challenges. Each class will take you on a creatively designed ride to maximize your fitness potential. All Fitness levels are welcome!

Immerse yourself in the dynamic energy of our Spinning®️Fusion class, a unique fitness experience that efficiently blends indoor cycling with targeted stretching off the bike. Feel the adrenaline as you ride through various Spinning®️ Energy Zones™️, pushing your limits in a motivating group setting. Transition seamlessly into a carefully crafted stretching session, designed to enhance flexibility, improve recovery, and promote overall well-being. This 60-minute class offers the perfect combination of cardiovascular intensity and mindful stretching, creating a holistic workout that leaves you energized and rejuvenated. All fitness levels welcome!

Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this strength training circuit combines a series of full-body exercises that target all major muscle groups. From compound movements to isolated muscle exercises, this class will challenge you to push your limit and maximize your gains. All fitness levels welcome!

Power Yoga is an athletic and faster-paced tradition of yoga to help you build heat, strength, and flexibility at whatever level you’re at. Expect to sweat! Perfect for Swifties, this themed class will flow through series of postures, starting slow and building heat, linking breath to movement. As the class mirrors typical Vinyasa flow structure, you’ll enjoy a nourishing cool down to soak in the effects of practice. All Fitness levels are welcome!

TRX, also known as Total Resistance Exercises, is a suspension training system that uses body weight for a variety of exercises. This is a great class for strength building and cross training. All fitness levels welcome!

This vinyasa-style class is ideal for the future (or current) yogi, who is looking to gain a foundational understanding of yoga poses at a beginner/moderate pace. Together we will lean into the importance of linking breath to movement, stretching our muscles, and having some play time on our mats.

An energetic form of Yoga where you will flow from pose to pose while connecting your breath to movement. This class will help you build strength, flexibility, blance and mental stamina. Beginner experience is suggested, but not necessary.

Inspired by Latin dance and music, Zumba uses a variety of styles in its routines, including cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, afrobeats, hip-hop, pop, mambo, rumba, flamenco, and calypso. No dance experience is required.

Contact the Campus Recreation Fitness & Wellness Program at GUFitness@georgetown.edu if you have questions.