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.

ARMS & ABS
Pressed for time? Yates is happy to offer a new class that combines an intense 20-minute arm workout paired with a 20-minute abdominal workout. No need to worry about getting bored, we guarantee there will be fun exercises you’ve never tried before, utilizing different equipment each class!

BOXING
Open to all skill levels from beginner/intermediate to advanced. We’ll teach you all the pugilistic skills: the punches, the 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!

CARDIO CRUNCH
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!

CORE DE FORCE LIVE
This is a fun, MMA-inspired, total-body workout. You will go through 12 HIIT rounds of core conditioning combinations, bodyweight moves, and cardio spikes to harness the power of your core and have you feeling like a champ. No equipment is necessary and all levels are welcome. Now let’s find your inner fighter!

HIIT
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.

KICKBOXING
This total-body workout blends intense intervals, strength, and endurance training to give you that high-powered workout you can’t get enough of! This class focuses on a combination of aerobics, boxing, and martial arts to improve strength, aerobic fitness, flexibility, coordination, and balance.

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. All ages welcome, but geared towards the older adult.

ONE STEP BEYOND
Thirty minutes of step aerobics followed by thirty minutes of toning, using the BOSU and stability ball, at a pace preferred by “mature” adults. All ages welcome, but geared towards the older adult.

50/50
Get the best of both worlds with 25 minutes of P90X LIVE and 25 minutes of Insanity LIVE! This format will offer 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.

PUMP 'N BEATS
Get in the groove with a series of exercises targeting each of the body’s primary muscle groups while moving to a sick beat. This class will utilize a combination of body weight, dumbbells, body bars, and complex movements to achieve overall muscle strengthening. What could be better than that?

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.

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

SPINNING
An all-terrain ride that will burn calories, 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

TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING (TBC)
TBC incorporates complex movements that utilizes multiple muscle groups at one time, making a very 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!

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. This class is open to all levels!

YOGA 101
New to yoga? Great! This class is for folks who are just getting into yoga, or want a gentler practice. Expect to move slowly, and to learn how to develop clear and safe alignment in any pose. Come to learn, play, and maybe even break a sweat in a supportive environment. You don’t need to be flexible or strong, you just need the willingness to try every pose with integrity! Are you an experienced Yogi? That’s great too! Come join for the reminder of the foundation of Yoga. This class is FREE to all Graduate students!!!

YOGA SCULPT
When muscle meets yoga. Boost metabolism and build lean muscle mass as you move to upbeat tracks. You’ll combine free weights with Yoga sequencing to intensify each yoga pose while mixing in strength-training moves like squats, lunges and bicep curls.

ZUMBA
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 fitness party!