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Group Fitness Classes

The Department of Athletics and Recreation sponsors group fitness classes every semester through the Intramural Sports Program. We offer a variety of aerobic and conditioning classes.

The classes are free for all full-time matriculated students and R Club members.

All classes are held in the Leibner Room in the Goergen Athletic Center. Classes are offered throughout the academic year, except during University holidays.

Please wear appropriate and comfortable attire. If you attend a yoga class, you are encouraged to bring your own mat; however, a limited number of mats may be available to use.

Group Fitness Schedule of Classes

Fall 2018

Classes run September 10-December 12.
There are no classes 9/3, 10/14-16, 11/21-25

NOTE: ABS OF STEEL CLASS START DATE WILL BE DELAYED.

Day Time Class Instructor
Monday 5:30–6:30 p.m. Zumba Margaret
Monday 6:30–7:30 p.m. Abs of Steel Hongying
Tuesday 5:30–6:30 p.m. R.I.P.P.E.D. Catherine
Wednesday 6:00–7:30 p.m. Iyengar Yoga Colleen
Thursday 5:30–6:30 p.m. R.I.P.P.E.D. Catherine
Thursday 6:30–7:30 p.m. Abs of Steel Hongying

Fitness Instructors

Margaret Youngman – margaret_youngman@urmc.rochester.edu

Colleen Mehan – c_johnsen33@yahoo.com

Hongying Sun – hsun14@ur.rochester.edu

Catherine Yao – catherine.yao23@gmail.com 

Class Descriptions

Abs of Steel—This class combines Pilates and traditional workout moves for high-intensity strength and endurance building. The focus will be on core, but total body will be involved. Moves will target upper and lower abdominals, obliques, and hip flexors. A strong core not only looks impressive, but also helps relieve back pain, improves posture, and decreases chance of injury.

Zumba—ZUMBA® is a fusion of many music and dance genres including pop, Latin, international music, country and even oldies that creates a dynamic, exciting, workout that is  "FUN AND EASY TO DO."  The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.  It's a whole-body aerobic exercise that uses up a lot of energy and burns calories through dancing.  Since the method uses repetition of movements, it is easy to learn and follow. Zumba can improve your flexibility and mobility and it can help to strengthen your core since there's so much movement involved. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind.

Iyengar Yoga—This class focuses on muscular-skeletal alignment in each of the postures. We practice arm balances, standing and supine postures, as well as inversions. We devote about 20 minutes of each class to pranayama (breath control) and meditation. This class is formatted for the beginner as well as intermediate student.

Pilates—This class is a mind-body exercise program that helps develop core body strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, balance, and good posture—all keys to a healthy body. This program is effective for all fitness levels regardless of age, weight, or ability. Because of the focused attention spent on developing muscle efficiency and body awareness through research-based exercises, you will leave Pilates class with a healthier back and calmer mind than when you arrived. Grab a yoga mat and come on over for a toned body and energized outlook!

R.I.P.P.E.D.—This class is the one-stop body shock, total body workout for people of all fitness levels. The class structure follows its acronym: resistance, interval, power, plyometrics, endurance, and diet. By using free weights, resistance, and body weight, the class covers strength and cardio workouts designed to stimulate different muscle groups and energy systems, changing the focus every six to nine minutes.