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Group Fitness

Enjoy fun and motivating group workouts designed for all fitness levels. Whether you want to connect to your breath with yoga or pump up the beat with Zumba, you’ll find what you’re looking for in our wide variety of classes.

All group fitness classes are currently being offered virtually on Zoom. As in-person classes are deemed safe, we will phase them in and post a new schedule.

Classes are free through September 30.

View fall group fitness schedule


All group fitness classes are free through September 30, presented by American Family Insurance.

Sign up


All classes are offered virtually on Zoom. You must sign up before class on Registration opens 48 hours before class and close 1 minute prior to the start of class. After you register, you’ll receive an email with a link to join the class, which will open 10 minutes before class. 

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Group fitness policies

Virtual classes

  • Participants must be 18 years or older to participate in group fitness classes
  • Please be advised that by entering a class and facility for a group fitness event, you consent to be photographed, filmed or otherwise appear on camera for the purposes of live streaming of fitness classes by Recreation & Wellbeing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

In-person classes

  • Athletic footwear is required for all Group Fitness classes except Yoga, Powerflow, and Deep Water classes
  • Participants must be 18 years or older to participate in group fitness classes
  • Please arrive on time for class; in order to keep all participants safe and avoid disruptions, entry into class will not be permitted more than 10 minutes after class has started
  • A minimum of five participants is required for all classes to be held
  • This is a no phone zone. Please avoid cell phone use while class is in session; if necessary, please make calls and texts outside of the room
  • The use of mobile technology at any time for photo or video purposes is strictly prohibited unless approved in advance by the Marketing & Communications department (click here to submit a Marketing & Media Request)
  • Out of respect for the instructor and others, please avoid conversations while class is in session

Online reservation policies

Registration Policy

  • Group Fitness Pass required for registration, except during Free Group Fitness weeks and Stress Relief Week
  • Registration opens 48 hours prior to class start time and will close 1 minute prior to start time

Check-in & Cancellation Policy:

  • Check-in for class is required and begins 15 minutes before class and ends 5 minutes before class starts
  • Any reserved spots that are not claimed at least 5 minutes before class will be given to drop-in participants
  • Please bring your Wiscard or Rec Well membership card to check in
  • Check-in begins 15 minutes before class
  • Participants can cancel their registration for class online up to 2 hours prior to the class start time
  • A participant with a “no show” or “late cancellation” will be assessed a $5 fee, which must be paid within 10 days of receiving the invoice
    • If this fee is not paid, the participant will be suspended from Rec Well programs, classes, and facilities until the fee is paid; failure to pay this feel may result in a hold on an individual’s student account

Smart Restart

We will continue to offer virtual programs and introduce in-person programs as they are deemed safe. Please visit for more information.

Group Fitness Pass

Drop-in $5
Fall 2020
September 2 – December 18
Guest Audit Students included.


Drop-in $5
Monthly recurring $8/month

We’re now offering an option for non-members to access our virtual group fitness classes.

Drop-in $5
Recurring $12/month


Types of Classes


Ditch the treadmill while we drop a beat in classes like Cycling, Rhythm Ride, and Zumba.

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High Intensity Interval Training

Reach new levels of fitness and HIIT your goals during our interval-based classes like HIIT, Tabata, Tabata Core, and Train360.

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Build muscle and lose excuses in Group Strength, Barre, and CXWORX.

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Align mind and body while finding your zen in classes like Powerflow, Yoga, and Yoga Strength.

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Explore new depths of fitness in our Deep Water class.

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Fitness with Outdoor UW

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Throughout the year, we partner with Outdoor UW to offer yoga and fitness classes at various locations including the Memorial Union, Allen Centennial Gardens, the Terrace, and Alumni Park. Access to all Outdoor UW fitness classes are included in your Group Fitness Pass. Members with a Group Fitness Pass will receive a promo code within 24 hours of purchasing a Pass.

Classes include: Winter Yoga, Alumni Park Yoga, Bootcamp, Sunrise Yoga, Sunset Yoga, SUP Yoga, and Terrace Yoga.

Let us bring the workout to you.

We offer private group fitness classes for UW student organizations, UW residence halls and UW departments. Request a class in our facilities (internal event) or in a space provided by your group (external event).

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Internal Events (held in Rec Well facilities)

Available class formats include Zumba, Yoga, Powerflow, Core Training, Tabata, HIIT, Group Cycling and Group Strength. Rates include instruction, space rental, fitness equipment and sound system. Users must have appropriate athletic footwear. Only water is permitted in the activity space and must be in enclosed containers. No other food or drink will be allowed. If you wish to photograph or video record the class, you must obtain prior permission.

Submit Event Request form

Please visit the Reservations & Rentals page to review policies, rental rates, and to fill out the special event request form.

External Events (held in a space provided by the group)

Due to COVID-19, all external events are being held virtually at this time.

Class formats available include Zumba, Yoga, Powerflow, Core Training and Tabata.


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