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!
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.
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.
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Fall 2015 Classes
- 75-minute Power Vinyasa Yoga
- Abs & Arms
- Abs, Buns, & Thighs
- Body Sculpt
- Cardio Combo
- Electro Power Vinyasa Yoga
- Family Friendly Yoga
- Funky Grooves
- Gentle Yoga
- Hatha Yoga
- HIIT + Abs
- Inner Athlete
- Latin Club Jamz
- Pilates Foundations
- Power Hour Cycle / Krank
- Power Vinyasa Yoga
- Rhythm Bootcamp
- Sneaker Camp
- Splash Dance
- Splash Fit
- Step and Sculpt
- Taiji Fit
- Throwback Thursday
- Water X
- Wild Card Yoga
This class follows the same concept of Vinyasa with more emphasis on holding poses and longer relaxation at the end.
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!
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!
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!
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Electro Power Vinyasa Yoga
This class offers the same strong, flow-based sequences as regular Power Vinyasa to release tension and create mind/body connectedness, while listening to uplifting and inspiring Electro music.
Family Friendly Yoga
This all-inclusive gentle yoga class is for families with kids* as well as individuals looking for a fun practice. Students are guided through a gentle yoga sequence that focuses on awareness and breath, with plenty of opportunities to get silly. All levels and ages are welcome. *Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
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!
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.
Take your mind/body workout to another level with this fluid movement system for your whole body. Class begins with warming up your core and spine while seated on a stool and then moves to the floor. GYROKINESIS® is a registered trademark of GYROTONIC® Sales Corp and is used with their permission.
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.
Designed for the non-athlete and athlete alike, this class combines athletic training moves with high-energy drills based on your favorite sports. Each week, we will focus on a different sports-inspired cardio workout for building strength and stamina.
The Insanity program emphasizes "max interval training", a method of exercising during which one works out strenuously for 3–4 minutes and then rests or "cools down" for approximately 30 seconds before starting the process again. There is no need for weights or any other equipment; just bring your body and be ready to sweat!
Latin Club Jamz
Are you ready for a high-intensity dance class with a focus on electro latino, dancehall and contemporary Latin music? If so, this class is the class for you. Come dance up a sweat to all the latest Latin Club Jamz!
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.
Perfect for new Pilates students and experienced students who want to perfect their technique. We will work to master the five 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.
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.
Feel the music and the burn! This class is like a regular Bootcamp class, but uses music and the beat to guide bodyweight exercises for a fun, interval-based, total-body workout!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Ride the wave of your inner Power! Taiji Fit gives every person the opportunity to tap the essence of Taiji without learning sequences of set forms. Whether they’ve done it only once, once a month, or a hundred times, each person can find his or her flow. Restore your energy. Rejuvenate your body. Unleash your Qi.
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
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!
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!