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Group Fitness Classes


SouthFit's group fitness classes include cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and neuromotor skills. Our certified instructors will lead you in fun and effective workouts!

During the Student Recreation Center's temporary closure due to COVID-19, we are offering virtual classes. Expand the first box below for the links. In addition, follow the Department of Campus Recreation on Facebook and Instagram for more fitness resources.

▼   Virtual classes and workouts during COVID-19 closure

Below is the schedule for July 6-August 15, 2020. All times are in the Central Time Zone.

Our virtual classes are open to current USA students, employees, and members of the Student Recreation Center. Register through our Campus Recreation Portal. Do not create a new portal account. If you do not know your member login, email Sarah Schrenk with your J# or SRC membership number. 

Choose the class, add to cart, and checkout. The Zoom link will be in the attachment that is emailed to you. Class registration for each week will open on Sunday evening. 

  • Barre Fusion, Candice, Mondays at 12:15 PM  
  • Bootcamp, Aaron, Mondays at 5:30 PM 
  • Meditation, Binata/Nena, Tuesdays at 4:30 PM
  • Cardio Intervals, Sarah, Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
  • Yoga, Kristine, Wednesdays at 5:30 PM  (Spotify playlist)
  • BodySculpt, Sarah, Thursdays at 4:30 PM
  • BodySculpt (with dumbbells), Sarah, Fridays at 12:15 PM
  • Yoga, Jordan, Saturdays at 8:15 AM 

**Like all exercise programs, there are risks and hazards associated with participation in Group Fitness Classes. In exchange for being allowed to participate, participants assume all responsibility for and risk of loss, damage, illness and/or damage to person or property associated with participation. You are advised to consult with a physician if you are concerned about your ability to safely participate.

▼   General Information

All group fitness classes include modifications for various fitness levels; however, please read our class descriptions that detail the level of choreography and impact you should expect.

Classes are free for all currently enrolled USA students and Student Recreation Center members. No need to sign up; just come to any class, any time.

Students and SRC members may bring a guest for $10 per day. The guest fee includes access to the entire facility, not just fitness classes.

Dependents age 10-16 may attend classes during dependent hours: Friday after 4:00 PM, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday.  A parent/guardian must attend and participate in the class with dependents age 10-15.

Please check our online schedule each day for class changes and/or cancellations. 

Water aerobics classes will be canceled anytime inclement weather causes the pools to close.

▼   Barre Sculpt

Pilates, yoga, and ballet-based movements to improve core strength, flexibility, and posture. Low-impact with some choreography.

▼   Body Sculpt

Strength train arms, legs, and core with dumbbells, resistance bands, Body Bars, kettlebells, or exercise balls. Low-impact.

▼   BOSU® Fit

Use the BOSU® Balance Trainer (which stands for BOth Sides Utilized, by the way!) to get a total body workout with balance, core, cardio, and strength exercises. 

▼   Bootcamp

A mixture of cardio and strength training. Expect some running and other high impact exercises. No choreography.

▼   Cardio Combo

This class will have 20 minutes of cardio, 15 minutes of resistance training, and 15 minutes of a yoga stretch. Wear workout shoes for the cardio and resistance portions. Yoga mat is optional. This class may have low and high-impact exercises. Check our Google calendar for the workout of the day.

▼   Cardio Intervals

This 30-minute class consists of cardio exercises alternated with rest. Both high-impact and low-impact options will be shown, so you can work at your own pace and level. 

▼   Cardio Kickboxing

Combine full-body aerobic exercises with punches and kicks. No contact martial arts. Low- or high-impact and some choreography.

▼   Core Focus

A 15-minute class to increase your core body strength & endurance. Abdominal and lower back exercises to improve functional movement, balance, and coordination.

▼   Circuit Training

Get ready to move around cardio and strength stations with a different combination of equipment each week! Stations may include the TRX® Suspension Trainer, kettlebells, gliding discs, battle ropes, agility ladder, medicine balls, and more. Low- or high-impact (modifications shown) and no choreography.

▼   Express Lane

Pressed for time? This is our 30-minute Spinning® class with climbs, sprints, and more!  If you have never taken a class, please arrive 10 minutes early to learn bike set-up. Non-impact and no choreography.  

**You may reserve a bike in select Spinning and Express Lane classes through the Campus Recreation Portal for $1/class. Only classes that are expected to fill will be available for reservation.

▼   H.I.I.T.

High Intensity Interval Training. Brief intervals of high-exertion cardio exercises alternated with brief rest periods.  Expect some high-impact exercises.  No choreography.

▼   INSANITY® Live!

This is the class version of Shaun T’s popular home workout that uses MAX interval training: short intervals of high intensity with short periods of rest. Contains cardio, plyometric, strength, balance, agility, and coordination exercises. No choreography. Low- or high-impact (modifications shown.)

▼   Meditation

Sit easy and rest your mind as a meditation coach guides you.

▼   Pound® Rockout. Workout.

Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Low-impact and choreography. Bring a yoga mat.

▼   Private Classes

Our staff is available for private fitness classes for your university group. You can choose from any of our current types of SouthFit classes. Classes can be held at the Student Recreation Center or your campus location depending on equipment and space required. Please email to request a private class. The fee is $45 for up to one hour (including travel time) and we provide all equipment. Payment must be made in advance of the class via our Campus Recreation Portal with a credit/debit card. We do not accept departmental fund transfers for private classes.

▼   Spinning ®

This 50-minute indoor bike riding class has climbs, sprints, and more!  If you have never taken a class, please arrive 10 minutes early to learn bike set-up. Non-impact and no choreography.  

**You may reserve a bike in select Spinning and Express Lane classes through the Campus Recreation Portal for $1/class. Only classes that are expected to fill will be available for reservation.

▼   Step

Traditional step aerobics with great cardio and choreography! Step up and down on a bench to a fun routine. Step & Sculpt will include resistance training. Low- or high-impact.

▼   Stretch and Recover

Build important recovery into your workout routine.  Class will utilize gentle stretches and foam rolling to help muscles relax and repair.

▼   Strong by Zumba®

This is an interval training class that combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to the music. Low- or high-impact.

▼   Water Aerobics

Join us in the pool for a full-body workout!  One-piece swimsuit recommended.  Indoor pool in cold weather; outdoor pool in warm weather. Low-impact (shallow), non-impact (deep).  You must be able to swim to participate in deep water classes.

▼   Yoga

Lengthen, strengthen, and balance your body. Bring your own yoga mat; for health reasons, we do not provide.

▼   Zumba®

A joyful Latin dance class that combines all the rhythms in Latin music. Experience dance moves from Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Mambo, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, and more! Choreographed to the music. Low- or high-impact (your choice).

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