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Group X

Walktober, 10/1 - 10/31

 

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.

 

Classes Offered

Varies by term, please check current schedule on our Schedules & Events page


Abs & Arms

This class uses a variety of equipment to target and strengthen your entire core, arms, chest, shoulders, and back. Class format, exercises, and equipment change weekly to encourage continued learning and improvement. This is a great class for those looking to make upper body and core strength gains, learn new equipment and exercises, or rest and recover their lower body.

Abs, Buns, & Thighs

If you are looking to strengthen your lower body, this is the ideal class for you. Using strength training principles and a variety of equipment this class is sure to target and strengthen every area of your glutes, quads, hamstrings, abdominals, and calves.

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Bootcamp

This class combines strength training and cardio exercises for a comprehensive workout. This is an ideal class if you would like a full body, interval-based workout in only 45 minutes. The class will be different every time and use a variety of equipment to keep you engaged and progressing along your fitness journey. 

Centering

Using mindfulness techniques, Centering will encourage each participant to fully experience how they interact with their inner world and with the world around them  Although begun in stillness, at the half hour mark, a session of movement will begin. The energy of tai chi will support the focus of the present moment.  No previous tai chi practice is required. Each participant is encouraged to attend the stillness or movement portion of Centering as each session will be physically independent from the other.

Cycle/Krank

This is an amazing cardiovascular workout that works well for participants of all levels. Instructors will lead you through a variety of drills on the bike, such as sprints and hills, to ensure you get the most out of your workout time. Participants will be set up on the bikes safely and be provided with motivating music to keep you going. Krank cycles for the upper body can be swapped out for traditional spin bikes if preferred. Please bring a towel and a water bottle as this class will make you sweat!  **Power Hour Cycle/Krank classes are 60 minutes and slightly higher in intensity.

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Express 26 Pose Yoga

This class incorporates Bikram style principles, with a shortened time frame, and without the heated room. It is an athletic and holistic mind-body class that includes mostly static strengthening poses and stretches, with additional breathing techniques. Each posture is held for a longer period of time than most yoga classes to present a unique challenge to participants. 

Family Friendly Yoga

This family centered yoga class is ideal for families with young kids* as well as individuals looking for a fun and unique yoga practice. Students are guided through short and simple yoga sequences designed to hold children’s attention while giving parents an opportunity to focus on their breath, balance, strength, and flexibility. The class often provides opportunities to get silly by incorporating yoga into childhood games such as musical mats or red light, green light. All levels and ages are welcome; class may differ based on age of attendees. 

*Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

 

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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!


Foundation Training

Foundation Training is a simple solution that gives you the means to change the way you move and correct the imbalances caused by our modern habits. Well suited for the seasoned athlete or anyone new to fitness, this training program creates a more functional and stronger posterior chain. In addition to performing everyday activities of reaching and bending, a strong posterior chain helps us enjoy activities we have a passion for including running, walking, swimming, golf, gardening, hiking, soccer, cycling, basketball and much more.

Gentle Yoga

This slow-paced and alignment-based practice facilitates ease and awareness in the body using a combination of gentle active practice, yin yoga stretches to release tension in the fascia, and restorative poses combined with simple breath and meditation techniques. Gentle Yoga is appropriate for anyone from the absolute beginner to the experienced yogi looking to bring an element of deep relaxation to their practice.

Hatha Yoga

This is an active yoga class that uses yoga asanas (poses), breath, and alignment principles to move you deeper into your practice. Poses are held for 3-10 breaths to build strength, body awareness and mind-body connection. It is appropriate for beginners with no prior yoga experience, as well as more experienced practitioners seeking a refresher on the fundamentals of breath and alignment.

HIIT + Abs

HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training which is characterized by periods of high energy and fast heart rates, followed by recovery time where the heart rate will slow down. HIIT is known for being an extremely effective cardiorespiratory workout in a short time frame. This class will utilize the entire body with both body weight and equipment based exercises.

Hatha Jamz Yoga

It's yoga where the music is hot, not the room. A challenging combination of isometric (stationary) and vinyasa (flowing/moving) poses are backed by a funky soundtrack. From Hip-hop to metal and everything in between, ready yourself for the ever changing soundtrack.

 

INSANITY LIVE

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!

Lift Strong

This full body strength training class will help you feel the burn! Lift Strong uses free weights, body bars and more to work every major muscle group in the body - so your muscles leave feeling strong and you feeling pumped. Instruction and participation focus is on correct lifting techniques, with the use of light to moderate weights and higher repetitions.

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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.

Power Vinyasa Yoga

Open your heart, body, and mind in this detoxifying, vinyasa flow. Class will progress to matching one breath per movement to create strong, flow-based sequences that elevate heart rate and build warmth in the body. Intermediate poses are introduced including arm balances, backbends, and prep poses for inversions. Power VInyasa classes are faster paced; knowledge of yoga postures is helpful but not required.

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P90X LIVE

P90X® LIVE is a group-focused total-body strength and cardio class that incorporates proven principles from personal training and functional strength coaching. Broken into four class sections: Cardio X, Lower Strength, Upper Strength, and Core X, you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck in this class. Get ready to bust through personal plateaus, rock out to hardcore music, and give it your all as you encourage each other to get stronger each class.

*60 minute classes have longer Cardio X and Core X segments than 45 minute classes. 

Rhythm Bootcamp

Feel the music and the burn! Similar to a traditional Bootcamp class, you can expect a combination of strength training and cardio exercises for a comprehensive workout - except this class is all choreographed to music!  Let the instructor and music motivate you to new levels of fitness in this high energy class.

Slow Flow Yoga

This mindful flow class practices slowing down and moving with the breath to promote awareness and grace. The integration of yin yoga to release fascial tension with a slow and gentle vinyasa flow teaches practitioners to use breath effectively in transitioning from one movement to the next. This is a perfect class for yogis building up to a faster-paced power vinyasa practice, or for experienced yogis looking to slow down and find some release in a gentler flow.

Sneakercamp

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.

Water X

This class will move through mostly deep water exercises with little to no impact on the joints. With a variety of cardio, core, and strength work you can look forward to a full body workout. Water X is ideal for participants of all body types and fitness levels who are looking for a good workout without the impact. No swim experience is required.

Wildcard 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 and is a great opportunity to try new and different styles of yoga.

Week 0: September 22

Fall Equinox Sun Salutation Practice (Power/Advanced Vinyasa) - 75 minutes

INSTRUCTOR: MEGAN

Come celebrate the start of fall with a class full of movement and intention. This will be a 75 minute practice consisting of multiple repetitions of the Sun Salutation A sequence, with a warm up, intermittent stretching periods, cool down, and breathing/meditation. This class will be fast-paced, will include periods of consecutive sun salutations, and will involve the hamstrings, shoulders, arms, and core. It is recommended that students have previous experience with yoga and sun salutations for this class, however students are always welcome to do whatever of the practice their bodies want in that moment!

Week 1: September 29th

Metal Yoga (Hatha Yoga)

INSTRUCTOR: JESSICA

An all levels hatha yoga class with some flow sequences set to mellow metal music. It goes together better than you'd think! 

Week 2: October 6th

Express 26 Pose Yoga

INSTRUCTOR: JOSH

An athletic and holistic mind and body yoga class that includes mostly static strengthening stretches, with additional breathing techniques. These postures help with body composition, circulation, the immune system, and present a unique challenge to participants of all levels

Week 3: October 13th

BUTI Yoga

INSTRUCTOR: NOEL
This class combines a full body blend of yoga, plyometric exercise, and tribal dance. We move the body, clear the mind, turn up the music, and SWEAT! 

Week 4: October 20th

Sculpt Yoga (Yoga with Weights)

INSTRUCTOR: NOEL

A challenging practice designed to strengthen the body using a combination of weighted movements throughout the 60 minute class. 

Week 5: October 27th

Yoga for Skeletons and Ghouls (Hatha Yoga)

INSTRUCTOR: JESSICA

Happy Halloween nubile ghosts and goblins! Jessica has a delightfully macabre yoga mix ready for this all levels Hatha class. This class will get you ready for a big weekend of haunting. 

Week 6: November 3rd

S.A.D. Yoga 

 INSTRUCTOR: MADDIE 

 The purpose of this class is to bring awareness to those who suffer from anxiety and/or depression during fall term. However, anyone who wishes to attend is welcome to attend the class. Portland specifically can be a difficult place due to our long rainy months. This class will involve a segment of meditation and restorative postures. In general, postures will be held for longer lengths of time. The class will focus on positive psychology and a healthy mind body connection.
*Disclaimer: We are not mental health therapists, and this class is not a substitute for mental health therapy. Please seek help at SHAC for counseling and mental health services.

Week 7: November 10th

VETERANS DAY (CREC CLOSED)

Week 8: November 17th

Heart Opening and The 4th Chakra  

 INSTRUCTOR: EMILY

Tap into your individual power through courage and self compassion by exploring the heart chakra. With Hatha style, longer holds will work on strengthening our chest space and backs so we can be strong physically and emotionally for ourselves and our communities. 

Week 9: November 24th

DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING (CREC CLOSED)

Week 10: December 1st

Full Moon Moon Salutation Practice (Slow Flow Vinyasa)

INSTRUCTOR: MEGAN

Come recognize the Cold Moon with a flowy and calming yoga class. This will be a 60 minute practice that focuses on the breath as we move through a moon salutation sequence. This class will be slower-paced than a Power Vinyasa class but will still link breath to movement as we flow through our moon salutes. Moon salutations involve hip, heart, and hamstring opening and we will work into those parts of the bodies, among others, in our warm up, flow, and cool down.

Week 11: December 8th

Sculpt Yoga (Yoga with Weights)

INSTRUCTOR: NOEL

A challenging practice designed to strengthen the body using a combination of weighted movements throughout the 60 minute class. 

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Women Only Strength

This class will provide an introduction to a variety of Campus Rec Group X strength class formats.  Open to self identifying 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. Privacy is provided within the room by closing all blinds to ensure a safe workout space for all. 

Zumba

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

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