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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.

Classes will be held via the Zoom Platform live or in person.

We are also teaming up with the Mindful University Project for additional meditation and yoga events, with a full schedule available here.

The in-person classes are free for all full-time matriculated students or R Club members. Zoom classes are online and free to all faculty, staff, students and R Club members.

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

Please wear appropriate and comfortable attire and remember to abide by Goergen Athletic Center guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times. Please see our FAQ's for more information.

Group Fitness Schedule of Classes

For all classes, registration is required. You can reserve your spot here!

Spring 2022

NOTE: Spring fitness classes end Thursday, May 5.

Day Time Class Instructor
Monday 5:30–6:30 p.m. Peer-Led Yoga Jennifer
Tuesday 5:30–6:30 p.m. Zumba Caren
Thursday 4:00–5:00 p.m. (zoom only) Iyengar Yoga (zoom link) Colleen
Thursday 6:00–7:00 p.m. Iyengar Yoga (in person) Colleen

Fitness Instructors

Caren Gellin – caren_gellin@urmc.rochester.edu

Colleen Mehan – c_johnsen33@yahoo.com

Jennifer Lee – jlee334@u.rochester.edu

Class Descriptions

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.

Zumba—A fun dance-based, interval-style workout set to Latin and international music. Everything can be modified to fit your own personal fitness level.

Peer-Led Yoga—This 45-minute yoga practice is truly for all levels because every pose can be modified or intensified. Flow moves one breath at a time, with intentional space for stillness; it’s mindfulness meditation in motion, which means you will leave class with powerful strategies to help you navigate daily stressors.