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Campus Recreation

Group Fitness

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Campus Recreation

Student Recreation Center
275 North Campus Dr.
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-1REC
Fax: 610-436-3088

Group Fitness

Group fitness classes are a great way to get and stay active while having the support of a community working towards the same goal! Our group fitness programs offer a variety of classes for all fitness levels, skill, and ability. With our nationally certified instructors you'll be sure to get a great workout no matter what you're after! If you're looking for an energizing cardio-packed workout try Zumba, Cycle and Tone, Grit, and more! Not into cardio? Maybe one of focused strength and endurance based classes are right for you like BodyPump, Tabata, Barre or POUND. Don't forget to stretch! With any workout regimen, yoga or PiYo are a great addition to help you relax and recharge while still working hard!

Group Fitness Participation Survey

Fall 2018

  • Beginning August 27 - December 15, 2018
  • Finals Week Modified Schedule December 9-15, 2018
  • Key: A = Room 020 / B = Room 024 / C = Room 105 STUDENT RECREATION CENTER

RAM Fitness Program Schedule

Important Dates

  • Sunday BODYPUMP - Begins Sept. 9th
  • Labor Day - Sept. 3rd, NO CLASSES
  • Trimming the Stuffing - "Turkey Trot 5k Training" begins Sept. 18th – November 6th 2018
    • Join us as we begin training every Tues. & Fri. mornings at 6:15am leading up to the Turkey Trot
    • During this time, yoga classes will be added to the schedule on Wed. ONLY at 12:00-12:45 and will TAKE THE PLACE OF GRIT!
  • Turkey Trot - Nov. 8th (begins with a pre-run yoga session at 4:00pm courtesy of Local Yoga Cafe)
  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 18 - 23rd, NO Class
  • Finals Week: a modified schedule will be posted
  • Winter Break: Dec. 16th- Jan. 21st, NO CLASSES

RAM Group Fitness

Barre: A fun and empowering class set to today's hottest music. Classes begin with a warm up focusing on postural strength and alignment, followed by a series of upper body exercises using light weights. The ballet barre is used to sculpt the lower body, abs and for flexibility training.

Bombay Jam: If you love to dance you'll love this twist on the traditional dance-fitness classes. This energizing, full-body cardio class is inspired by the spirit of Bollywood with a blend of contemporary fitness moves. It'll have you smiling from start to finish and waiting for your next class!

Cycle & Tone: A cardio and strength training class based on a variety of resistance and sprint sets on bicycles. Learn combinations of climbs, jumps, and sprints to get your heart rate soaring! Cycling is a great cardiovascular challenge to anyone's weekly workouts. It is a moderate to intense cycling class filled with a wide selection of upbeat music Cycle & Tone provides 45 minutes of cycle training followed by 15 minutes of abs/core work.

PiYo: Who says you have to jump, grunt, strain, and punish your body to get amazing results from your workout? Not with PiYo! It combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. And, we crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined.

POUND®: A truly unique way to get fit fast! A full body workout incorporating cardio and strength with pilates and yoga inspired movements. Create the music in this routine using weighted drumsticks to POUND your way through the workout!

Tabata Bootcamp: A comprehensive total body workout that focuses on lower body, upper body, and core providing both cardio and strength. Within each 45 minute workout, participants experience short intervals based on Tabata Bootcamp's training that delivers a calorie drenching workout and post metabolic boost (i.e. boosts your metabolism to burn calories after the workout). Tabata Bootcamp's motto is "Quality, not quantity". The program offers effective workouts that maximize your results in minimal time…what could be better?!

Zumba®: Ditch your traditional workout and come join the party! Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements, which create a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system! (no dance experience required ☺) Burn up to 500-800 calories in this party-like environment!

BODYPUMP™: The original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you came for – and fast! Burn up to 530 calories per class!

Grit: Les Mills GRIT 30-minute classes rotate through a schedule of Cardio-designed to burn fat and rapidly improve athletic capability by the use of high impact body weight exercises, Plyo-power agility training on a bench that will build a powerful, agile, athletic body and increase speed, and Strength-build strength and tone lean muscle plus boost your metabolism with the use of plates and barbells.

Pilates: If you're looking for a toned down workout that will still get you toned- try pilates! This low impact, strength and flexibility class also focuses on balance and postural alignment. You'll leave feeling strong, relaxed and empowered!

Yoga: This class is ideal for anyone new to yoga and interested in its benefits that will help you build strength, increase flexibility, and find focus. This class combines the energy and movement of a Yoga class with the core stabilizing and regenerative dynamics of Pilates. It is moderately paced so you will learn the fundamental Yoga postures and principles that create a successful and effective mind/body practice.

* All Group Fitness classes can be modified to any participant's fitness level!

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