Class Descriptions

Fall 2019 Group Fitness Class Descriptions

The Group Fitness program offers a variety of classes for all ages, fitness levels and skill. Please refer to our list of class descriptions below for more information on our scheduled programs.

Pressed for time? Yates is happy to offer a class that combines an intense 20-minute arm workout paired with a 10-minute abdominal workout. We will utilize different equipment each week, guaranteeing there will be fun, new exercises each class!

This class combines attributes of Pilates, Yoga, dance, and functional fitness training. Effectively strengthen, tone, and balance the entire body integrating the use of the ballet barre, light weights, and various props. You will focus on small isolated movements as the instructor will emphasize alignment, form, and specific muscle actions. All levels are welcome!

Open to all skill levels from beginner and intermediate to advanced. We’ll teach you all the pugilistic skills: punches, footwork, offense & defense. Coursework also includes technical drills and instruction on proper use of equipment. Once you’ve mastered the basics, step into the ring and try it out!

Maximize your workout with this interval class! Exercises are designed to get your energy – and your heart rate – up safely and efficiently. Improve your cardiorespiratory fitness as you challenge your body and get moving!

A fun, MMA-inspired total-body workout. You will go through 9 HIIT rounds of conditioning combinations, bodyweight moves, and cardio spikes to harness the power of your trunk and have you feeling like a champ. No equipment is necessary and all levels are welcome. Now let’s find your inner fighter!

Challenge yourself to a full body workout that incorporates building strength and improving cardiorespiratory endurance through upper body, lower body, core circuits, and HIIT-style cardio intervals. All are welcome!

A strength and conditioning class that emphasizes constantly varied, high-intensity functional movement. Work cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy, maximizing your performance and fitness for any physical challenge or activity! No experience required.

This high energy martial-arts inspired workout is non-contact and there are no complex moves to master. This class will challenge you to increase the intensity and motivate you to make the most of every workout. You’ll relieve stress, have a blast, and leave excited to come back!

MO(bility) & FLEX(ibility)
Looking for a way to step up your athletic performance? Hoping to reduce muscle strains and risk of injury? Feeling a bit stressed or tense from school or work? Check out this 30-minute mindful flexibility class. With a focus on functional flexibility and intentional use of breath to enhance the exercises, this class will definitely improve your overall well-being!

A gentle mix of strength training and stretching exercises designed for the “mature” adult. Move at a comfortable pace with a focus on correct form and technique. All ages welcome, but geared towards the older adult.

Thirty minutes of step aerobics followed by thirty minutes of toning, using the BOSU and stability ball, at a pace preferred by “mature” adults.

A total-body, cardio, and strength training class that uses body weight as well as dumbbells, barbells, weight plates, and resistance tubing. Each workout can be modified to accommodate a wide range of fitness levels and abilities.

Whether you are winding down or prepping for the week to come, this class will allow you to zen out while listening to your body and flowing through a series of postures.

A high-energy 45-minute ride with 15 minutes of powerful core work at the end. Add core stability to the cardiorespiratory and strength benefits of Spinning for an unbeatable workout.

An all-terrain ride that will build strength and improve fitness. The energetic music 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.

A 45-minute class designed to give riders an intense, time-efficient ride. All the benefits of a Spinning class – you just get to your destination sooner.

This 30-minute STRONG by Zumba® class combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep.

TBC incorporates complex movements that utilize multiple muscle groups at one time, making it a highly effective and timely workout. This class will help increase your muscular endurance, strength, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory endurance in addition to overall performance. Anyone is welcome!

Wake up the right way with this early-morning Yoga class. Each posture and sequence is designed to ensure the body is prepared for the daily activities. Appropriate for beginners through skilled Yogis.

Flow through a power Vinyasa sequence as you work on flexibility, strength, and your breath. Work through traditional postures and learn proper alignment as well as unique, new variations. This class is open to all levels!

Come to learn, play, and maybe even break a sweat in a supportive environment all while learning to develop clear and safe alignment in any pose. You don’t need to be flexible or strong, you just need the willingness to try every pose with integrity! This class is FREE to all Graduate students!!!

Set to Latin and international music, Zumba combines salsa, bachata, reggaeton, belly dance, and hip-hop moves to create a dynamic, full-body workout. Expect a mix of low-intensity and high-intensity exercises for a challenging, fun-filled party!

This class is half cardiovascular training, half strength-based exercise. Join us to work on creating and improving your endurance, physical power, and overall fitness ability! All levels are welcome.