Group X

yoga class

 

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 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 will strengthen your core, arms, chest, back, and shoulders. The instructor will provide feedback to ensure participants are performing exercise both safely and effectively. This is a great class for those looking to make upper body and core strength gains, receive information about how to perform exercises safely, or continue to move while resting and/or recovering their lower bodies.

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.

Advanced Yoga

Expect this to be a challenging vinyasa yoga class with an emphasis on core work, progressions to a variety of arm and standing balance poses, inversions, back bends, and a complex and fast-paced flow. This class is geared towards participants with prior yoga experience, including sun salutations, and familiarity with safe alignment in foundational poses. These classes might also include partner work/assists and slowing down to workshop some of the "advanced" asanas. Participants can be ready to take their yoga practice to the next level of difficulty.

Beginner Bootcamp

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.

Beginner Vinyasa Yoga

This mindful vinyasa 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 vinyasa practice, or for experienced yogis looking to slow down and find some release in a gentler flow.

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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. 

CORE DE FORCE

CORE DE FORCE is a mixed martial arts-inspired workout. With no equipment needed, the workout combines movements from western Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and more to teach anyone how to move and train like a fighter—with agility, control, balance, and precision. Expect a non-contact, high-energy workout, with 3-minute Rounds of fight combinations, spikes, and conditioning movements. 

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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Deep Water X

This little-to-no impact class gives you the opportunity to get a great workout without putting any added stress on your joints. With a variety of cardio, core, and strength work you can look forward to a full-body workout, using the water to do what we can't with our feet on the ground. Deep Water X is ideal for participants of all body types and fitness levels. No swim experience required.

Faculty/Staff Cardio*

This class will primarily utilize the proven methods of high-intensity interval training to provide a highly effective cardiorespiratory workout. Faculty/Staff classes are available to anyone with a valid PSU employee ID, no Campus Rec membership required. NOTE: Access to locker rooms not included. See the bottom of this page for details

Faculty/Staff Strength* 

This class incorporates a variety of equipment and exercise formats into a 30-minute time frame to provide you with a quick and effective strength based workout. Faculty/Staff classes are available to anyone with a valid PSU employee ID, no Campus Rec membership required. NOTE: Access to locker rooms not included. See the bottom of this page for details

Faculty/Staff Strength & Conditioning*

This class incorporates a variety of equipment and exercise formats into a 45-minute time frame to provide you with a quick and effective strength and cardio based workout. The strength portion(s) of class will use a combination of weighted and body weight exercises. The cardio portion(s) of class will focus on aerobic training, or having an elevated heart rate at a steady state. Faculty/Staff classes are available to anyone with a valid PSU employee ID, no Campus Rec membership required. NOTE: Access to locker rooms not included. See the bottom of this page for details.

Faculty/Staff Yoga*

Yoga is a type of mindfulness and wellness practice that unites our breath with our bodies in a way that can improve health, wellbeing, and relaxation. This class will incorporate breathing exercises with physical postures and movement, and will explore a combination of yoga styles including Hatha (static poses), Vinyasa (flowing through poses) and Gentle or Restorative yoga. Faculty/Staff classes are available to anyone with a valid PSU employee ID, no Campus Rec membership required. NOTE: Access to locker rooms not included. See the bottom of this page for details.

Faculty/Staff Zumba*

This Latin-inspired dance-fitness class incorporates Latin and International music and dance movements to create a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness program. Faculty/Staff classes are available to anyone with a valid PSU employee ID, no Campus Rec membership required. NOTE: Access to locker rooms not included. See the bottom of this page for details.

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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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.

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! Funky grooves is an easy-to-follow dance aerobics class unlike any you have taken before. In Funky grooves, we workout major muscle groups, work up a sweat, and dance like nobody's watching! So come join us in class, and get your Groove on!

Gender Non-Conforming Strength & Conditioning

This class provides participants with both strength and cardio benefits in one workout. The strength portion(s) of class will use a combination of weighted and body weight exercises, while moderate intensity cardio section(s) are designed to boost endorphins. Open to all genders, this class places extra emphasis on self-empowerment through the use of positive cuing and providing options for students of all shapes and sizes. Participant requests are welcomed and encouraged to help guide class design and outcomes.

Gentle Tai Chi Warm-Ups

A series of 18 stretches based on Tai Chi movements to gently warm the muscles, increase range of motion, and enhance equilibrium and wellbeing. A wide range of repetitions for each movement helps participants self pace and gain flexibility over time. Participants will practice a “portable” flexibility series that can benefit everyone from seniors to weightlifters and create harmony of body, mind, and breath.

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.

Glute Camp

This a bootcamp style class that provides both strength training and cardio by using high intensity interval training principles. Unlike a normal bootcamp style class however, the strength portion of this class will focus primarily on strengthening the glutes.

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.

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.

Intermediate 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. Intermediate Vinyasa classes are faster paced; knowledge of yoga postures is helpful but not required.

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 leave 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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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. 

Shallow Water X

This class takes place in the shallow end of the pool, using the buoyancy of water to lessen the impact on your joints. You can expect a variety of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) intervals, plyometrics and strength work for the upper and lower body in this effective, low-impact class. Open to all ability levels. No swim experience required.

Step & Strength

A majority of this class will use a raised platform for coordination and cardio. Participants will move with the music and the instructor up, over, and around the bench. All choreography will be simple and easy to follow along, so don't be afraid! Not only will you get a great cardio workout, you'll also do strengthening exercises for all major muscle groups.

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.

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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 all women, 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.

Yin Yoga

This class will begin with gentle movement, stretching, and pranayama breathing exercises. Halfway through the class, we will transition into yin, which 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. Make sure to bring additional layers as the gentle pace of this class will not elevate body temperature.

Yoga Sculpt

Yoga Sculpt is an intense and challenging class that targets your mind and body. Sweat out toxins, boost your metabolism, and build strength while you flow through asanas (yoga poses), incorporate free weights, and move with upbeat music. When aspects of cardio and strength training combine with the mindfulness of yoga, Yoga Sculpt is born. Great for students to add into their yoga practice and also appropriate for beginners.

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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* Faculty/Staff Group X class details: PSU faculty and staff are invited to participate in faculty/staff Group X fitness classes. The classes are free to all PSU faculty and staff with a valid PSU ID. Campus Rec membership is not required for participation. Classes are drop-in; registration is not required. Campus Rec is offering these complimentary faculty/staff classes as a pilot program in ASRC 220, a new fitness space shared by Campus Rec and PSU’s Physical Education program. The new space provides an excellent opportunity for faculty and staff to develop their physical, mental and social wellbeing, while also contributing to a healthy, happy, engaged PSU community. All faculty/staff Group X fitness classes take place in ASRC 220, located in the west hallway on the 2nd floor. Non-member participants do not have access to the Rec Center, locker room or shower facilities. Rec Center access requires a paid monthly membership or $7 daily pass. Non-member participants are encouraged to change in their office area or building prior to and after class. There is some space available inside ASRC 220 for small personal belongings. A one-time waiver is required for all participants and will be available for completion at all classes.