Class Descriptions

Spring 2020 Group Fitness Class Descriptions

The Group Fitness Program at Yates Field House strives to decrease barriers by ensuring classes are relevant and programmatically accessible for participants of all fitness abilities and levels. Please refer to our list of class descriptions below for more information on our scheduled programs.

Cardio & High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

CARDIO CRUNCH
This class encompasses weighted and body weight exercises to get your heart rate up and increase your cardiorespiratory fitness level. We add targeted abdominal work in the mix to ensure a well-rounded class!

FULL BODY BLAST
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.

HIIT
A strength and conditioning class that emphasizes constantly varied, high-intensity functional movement. Work cardiorespiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy, maximizing your performance and fitness for any physical challenge or activity!

KICKBOXING
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!

ONE STEP BEYOND
Thirty minutes of step aerobics followed by thirty minutes of toning using the BOSU and stability ball. Exercises performed at a pace preferred by mature adults.

Mind/Body

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!

PRACTICAL PILATES
A mix of low-impact exercises that aim to increase your muscular strength and endurance while improving flexibility and postural alignment. Learn mind-muscle connection and feel your inner abdominal wall working!

RESTORATIVE YOGA
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.

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!

VINYASA YOGA
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.

VINYASA FLOW YOGA
Intentionally flow through postures to cultivate strength, relaxation, integration, and alignment. This class is FREE to all grad students!

Resistance Training

OLDER ADULT TONE
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.

PUMP & ABS
A powerful strength class paired with an effective abdominal session. We will utilize different equipment each week, guaranteeing there will be fun, new exercises every time you step into the studio!

PUMPIN BEATS
Get in the groove with a series of exercises targeting each of the body’s primary muscle groups while moving to a fresh beat. This is a fun, challenging, and rhythmic class that will leave you excited to come back!

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING (S&C)
A series of exercises targeting each of the body’s primary muscle groups. This class will utilize a combination of body weight, dumbbells, body bars, and cardio intervals to achieve overall strengthening and conditioning.

TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING (TBC)
TBC incorporates dynamic 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.

Specialty

BARRE
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.

BOXING
We’ll teach you all the contender 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!

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

ZUMBA
Set to Latin and international music, Zumba combines salsa, bachata, reggaeton, 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!

Spinning

SPIN CORE
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.

SPINNING
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.

SPIN XPRESS
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.