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With the University being located currently within a COVID-19 orange zone, the Goergen Athletic Center is closed to all activity, with the exception of COVID testing until further notice.

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. The classes that are in person, will require pre-sign up. Click on the class name, you will see either the google document sign-up sheet OR the Zoom Link. 

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

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

Fall 2020

Day Time Class Instructor
Sunday 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Flow Lucinda
Monday 6:30–7:30 p.m. Abs of Steel (Zoom) Olga
Tuesday 5:30–6:30 p.m. R.I.P.P.E.D. Catherine
Wednesday 6:00–7:00 p.m. Iyengar Yoga (Zoom) Colleen
Thursday 5:30–6:30 p.m. R.I.P.P.E.D. Catherine
Thursday 6:30–7:30 p.m. (No Class 11/5) Abs of Steel (Zoom) Olga

Fitness Instructors

Colleen Mehan – c_johnsen33@yahoo.com

Olga Gasparyan – ogaspary@ur.rochester.edu 

Catherine Yao – catherine.yao23@gmail.com 

Lucinda Snyder – lucinda.snyder@rochester.edu

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.

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.

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.

Flow—This 60 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 through daily stressors. Please bring your own yoga mat, towel and water.