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Group X

The Group Exercise Program provides you with access to a wide variety of activities led by certified instructors. From endurance, to strength, to mind/body and flexibility, our programs are designed to work for you!

GETTING STARTED

HERE IS THE FALL TERM SCHEDULE!

Click here to view the live Group X schedule including all confirmed subs.

- NEW - Early morning Group X classes are now available!

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:15am. Join us on Tuesday for Cycle/Krank and Thursday for Pilates Sculpt.

Interested in a Group X class for a private group or department?  Check out our new Fitness On-the-Go program.

Review the schedule and pick out the classes that work for you. Classes are all drop in, so you can come to any class you want whenever you want. You don't have to sign up for a particular class, and you aren't obligated to keep coming to the same class.

  1. Before each class pick up a Group X pass from Equipment Issue (second floor, just past the front desk) and turn this in to your instructor for each class.  Due to popularity, make sure to show up early to get your pass and guarantee your spot, as some classes will fill up. Passes will be available 30 minutes prior to the class start time and cannot be reserved in advance.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
FALL TERM 2014

Abs & Arms
Looking to tone your core and upper body?  This is the class for you!  Using basic strength training principles and a variety of equipment this class is sure to target and strengthen your entire core and upper body.  You will leave feeling stronger and ready to show off some awesome abs & arms!

Abs, Buns, & Thighs
Looking to tone your core and lower body?  This is the class for you!  Using basic strength training principles and a variety of equipment this class is sure to target and strengthen these hard to reach areas.  You will leave feeling stronger and ready to show off some awesome abs, buns, & thighs!

Body Sculpt 
Feel the burn! This class uses free weights, body bars and more to work every major muscle group in the body- so your muscles leave feeling defined and you feeling pumped! Instruction and participation focus is on correct lifting techniques, with the use of light to moderate weights and higher repetitions. 

Bootcamp
Using your own body weight, basic equipment, and unique exercises, this class allows for an interval based total body workout tailored to your fitness level.  High energy music and a heart pumping workout will leave you feeling great after only 45 minutes!

Breathing & Meditation
In this class, you'll learn yogic breathing techniques or pranayama that can help slow down the thoughts in the mind. Meditation can be a valuable tool for finding peace and focus amidst the stress and anxiety of college life. Dress in warm comfortable clothes and bring an open mind. 

Cardio Combo
This class keeps you moving by combining two of our various cardio workouts such as: Zumba, Electro Dance, Step, Cardio Kick, Cycle, and choreographed Strength & Toning. Cardio workout type will be determined by the instructor each week. 

Cardio + abs
This class uses basic kickboxing moves for a challenging cardio workout with less of the crazy choreography.  Learn and focus on proper technique for punches and kicks while getting your heart rate up. 

Climb X
Looking for a sport that challenges every aspect of fitness? This class will use bodyweight exercises, resistance band training, and drills utilizing the PSU climbing wall to provide general conditioning that will set you up for success on the wall. Applicable to all levels of fitness, regardless of climbing experience; no equipment/climbing shoes required. 

Cycle/Krank
An amazing cardiovascular workout that is perfect for all levels.  Instructors will lead you through a variety of drills on the bike, with motivating music to keep you going.  Please bring a towel and a water bottle as this class will make you sweat!

Gentle Yoga
A slow-paced and alignment based class to facilitate ease and awareness in the body.  Gentle Yoga is appropriate for anyone from the absolute beginner to the experienced practitioner.  

Hatha Yoga
An active yoga class which uses yoga asanas, breath, and alignment to bring awareness to the body & mind. This class is a different experience each time using class input to help everyone explore their practice goals for the day.

HIIT
This is a nonstop, powerhouse workout that is guaranteed get your heart pumping. H.I.I.T will include cardio intervals using your own body weight.  

Kundalini Yoga
Using asanas (postures), mudras, pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and chanting. The practice of Kundalini Yoga balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, and enables us to harness the energy of the mind and the emotions, so we can be in control of ourselves, rather than being controlled by our 
thoughts and feelings.

Level II Yoga
For the continuing yoga student that is familiar with the basics and ready to explore asanas (poses) more in depth.  Building on the basics of the Yoga Foundations class, this class is slightly faster paced. This class is designed to increase strength, flexibility, range of motion, and promote mind-body awareness. 

NIA
The body-centered, sensory-based, cardiovascular workout. Through movement originating in dance, martial arts, and the healing arts, find health, wellness, and fitness set to the beat of world music. 

Pilates Foundation
Perfect for new Pilates students and experienced students who want to perfect their technique.  We will work to master the 5 basic principles of Pilates to ensure proper muscle engagement, breathing patterns and biomechanics.  Mastering the foundational movements of Pilates will help you grow in your practice, develop core strength and stability, prevent injuries, and relieve stress and back pain.  

Pilates Sculpt
Traditional strength training movements are combined with Pilates mind/body and biomechanical principals to sculpt the entire body.  Class flows between postures and Pilates core conditioning.  We will often incorporate light weights, stability balls and BOSUs resulting in a higher impact class than a traditional Pilates mat class.  

Power Hour Cycle / Krank
This class offers the same amazing cardiovascular workout as our regular cycle/krank class only that instead of 45 minutes, this class will be a full 60 minutes.

Power Vinyasa / Vinyasa Yoga
Open your heart, body, and mind in this detoxifying, vinyasa flow.  Work with strong, flow-based sequences and explore opportunities to release tension, and create mind / body connectedness. Improve overall well-being while gaining strength, stamina, and flexibility. Power classes are slightly faster paced.

Sneaker Camp
This class is designed for all fitness levels with a variety of options given for each exercise. The instructor will tailor the class to best fit your needs so please let your instructor know how they can best assist you. This is a great class to take prior to jumping into bootcamp. 

Step & Sculpt
This class combines basic step moves and strength training exercises to provide the ultimate total-body workout. Be ready to alternate high intensity cardio segments with muscle burning strength exercises to get a truly effective workout in just 45 minutes.

Taiji Fit
Ride the wave of your inner Power! TaijiFit gives every person the opportunity to tap the essence of Taiji without needing to learn sequences of set forms. Whether they’ve done it only once, once a month, or a hundred times, each person can find their flow. Restore your energy. Rejuvenate your body. Unleash your Qi. 

Top 40
Top 40 is a high energy cardio dance class that uses easy-to-learn choreographed club, hip hop, and pop dance moves, while incorporating strength moves to tone your body.  Come show off your inner diva to today’s most popular music. Work up a sweat, move your body, and have some high-energy FUN! 

Vinyasa Yoga
Decompress and re-energize while synchronizing your mind, body and breathe with these yogic postures and movements, breath practices, and deep relaxation techniques. This class is based in the vinyasa krama system known as the art and science of yoga and aims for effective and safe practice. 

Water X
This class will move through both deep and shallow water to combine low impact and high intensity exercises into a great total body workout in the pool.  With a variety of cardio, plyometrics, core, and strength work you can look forward to a great sweat!  No swim experience required.

Women's Only Strength 
This class will provide an introduction to a variety of Campus Rec Group X strength class formats.  Open to women only, this class places extra emphasis on positive body image, improving self-confidence with fitness principles, and providing options for students of all shapes and sizes. 

Women's Only Zumba
This class will be a regular Zumba class, open to women only. This class places extra emphasis on positive body image, improving self-confidence with fitness principles, and providing options for students of all shapes and sizes. 

Yin Yoga
This class is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses or asanas that are held for longer periods of time—five minutes or longer per pose. Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. 

Yoga Foundations
A slower-paced class composed of basic yoga poses to facilitate ease and awareness in the body. Level One Yoga is designed to help ease you into a yoga practice by building strength, flexibility, calmness, and peace of body and mind. 

Zumba
This Latin-inspired dance-fitness class incorporates Latin and International music and dance movements to create a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system. The class format combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body in an aerobic fashion to achieve a unique balance of cardio and muscle-toning benefits. Ditch the workout and join the party!