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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

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.

Winter 2016 Classes 


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.


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!

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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.


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!

How to prep for class (YouTube videos):

Funky Grooves

Do you love moving and grooving to your own rhythm? If you enjoy going to weddings, dance parties, Bar or Bat Mitzvah’s where you dance to a wide variety of classic and modern day hits, then come to Funky Grooves! This class combines hip-hop, Latin and funk in an easy-to-follow way to create good vibes, work out major muscle groups and work up a sweat. So come join us in class, and get your funk on!

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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 + Abs

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. 


A mind/body class that helps to promote core strength, balance, and good posture.  Be prepared to work your abs and leave feeling strong and centered.  This class is performed on a mat and occasionally incorporates stability balls and other equipment. 

Power Hour Cycle/Krank

This class offers the same amazing cardiovascular workout as our regular cycle/krank but with 15 bonus minutes, offering a full 60 minutes of cycling instruction.

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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.

Splash Dance

Are you ready to groove to the beat of the music using water for extra resistance? If so, this is the class for you. Splash dance will get your heart rate pumping without painful impact on the joints. Take your dance class to the pool!

Splash Fit

This is a high-intensity, low-impact water-based class designed to challenge you anaerobically with relatively no stress on the joints. You will be moving through deep and shallow water exercises using a variety of fun equipment, as well as some core work on land. This class is for anyone who is ready to take fitness to the next level and who doesn’t mind getting a little SPLASHED.

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Step and 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.

Sunrise Yoga

Sunrise Yoga: Rise and shine with Sunrise Yoga. Awaken your senses and start your day off right. In this class we'll slowly awaken the body, gradually build heat and shift into a flowing series of dynamic asanas (postures) and balances. Modifications will be offered throughout the practice, all levels are encouraged to attend. Start your day off energized with Sunrise Yoga. 

Throwback Thursday

Are you not sure who Drake is? Do you still think Justin Timberlake is a member of NSYNC? If you answered yes, no or maybe to any of these questions, then Throwback Thursday is the class for you. Get down to some funky old school music and work up a sweat while you're at it. Throwback Thursday uses music from the 50s to the 90s to get your body moving and tone those major muscle groups.

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!

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Water X

This class will move through mostly deep water exercises with no impact on the joints. With a variety of cardio, core, and strength work you can look forward to a full body workout! This class is open to all ability levels and no swim experience is required.

Wild Card Yoga

In need of a spontaneous workout adventure? Wildcard yoga is taught by a different instructor each week and in a different format. From Metal Yoga to hip-hop, restorative to inversions class, this class will always keep you on your toes. Check the Portland State Fitness Facebook page for a weekly announcement of what class type it will be this week!

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.


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!

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