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GROUP FITNESS

Our instructors lead 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.

View virtual schedule (January 25 – May 7)

View in-person schedule (February 22 – May 7)

GROUP FITNESS PASSES ON SALE

Grab your pass for $20 to have access to unlimited classes.

PURCHASE YOUR PASS

SIGN UP

You must pre-register for all classes on services.recwell.wisc.edu. Click the button below and use the menu on the left side of the page to choose Group Fitness-Virtual or Group Fitness-In-Person and find the class you’d like to attend. Registration opens 48 hours in advance.

Sign up for class

For in-person classes, you may cancel your registration online up to 2 hours prior to the class start time. Cancelling after that will result in a $5 late cancel/no-show fee.

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How to cancel your registration

  1. Go to services.recwell.wisc.edu.
  2. Click Log In in the top right corner of the page and log in using your NetID or Guest credentials.
  3. Once logged in, click your name in the top right corner of the page and select Profile from the drop-down menu.
  4. From the menu on the left side of the page, click Programs.
  5. Find the class registration you’d like to cancel. Click the three dots on the right side of the class listing, select Cancel Registration, and follow the on-screen prompts.

TODAY'S CLASSES

Please note: In-person classes are located at the Nicholas Recreation Center. All virtual classes are offered via Zoom. When a location is listed for a virtual class, it means the instructor will be livestreaming from that space.

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SAFETY GUIDELINES AND POLICIES

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In-person classes

A few things to note: 

  • Please plan ahead and check facility occupancy before you arrive at the Nick. If we are at full capacity when you arrive, you will need to wait in line to enter, even if you have a reservation for class.
  • Masks are required at all times and you should stay home if you’re feeling sick or have had known exposure to COVID-19.
  • You must pre-register for class at services.recwell.wisc.edu. Registration opens 48 hours in advance and closes 15 minutes before class begins. You may cancel your registration online up to 2 hours prior to the class start time. Cancelling after that will result in a $5 late cancel/no-show fee.
  • All in-person classes are limited capacity based on University guidelines.
  • Upon arrival at the Nicholas Recreation Center, you must swipe into the building using the turnstiles and pick up a towel and bottle of disinfectant to bring with you to the studio. You must also present a green Badger Badge to enter the building.
  • A Rec Well employee will start checking in participants outside of the studio 10 minute before class begins. Once you’re checked in, you may enter the studio and pick up your equipment (if needed).
  • In the studio, there will be spot markers on the floor to ensure physical distancing. Please place your equipment on a floor marker.
  • Late entry will not be permitted and no exit/re-entry will be allowed after class has started. If you must leave due to an emergency, you will not be able to return to class.
  • At the end of class, please clean your equipment with your spray bottle and towel and exit the studio. You do not need to put away your equipment at the end of class. Once everyone has left, our staff will clean all remaining equipment and return it to the storage area.

Virtual classes

Registration is required. Registration opens 48 hours before class and closes 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. You can also join the class by logging in to your Member Portal (click Log In in the upper right hand corner), navigating to the virtual class you registered for, and clicking on the Join Class button. This button will be available 10 minutes before class starts. 

Please be advised that by entering this class and facility for this 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.

Policies

Virtual classes

  • Participants must be 18 years or older to participate in group fitness classes
  • Please be advised that by entering a group fitness class, 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; for the health and safety of all participants and employees, and to avoid interruptions, absolutely no late entries will be permitted and no exit/re-entry will be permitted after class has started
  • A minimum of three 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

Please note: exercise is not without its risks and this or any other exercise program many result in injury. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it, or if you have a medical or physical condition that may increase your risk of injury or death. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately. Please be sure to check that any equipment or space in which you use to exercise is safe and not at risk of causing harm to you or those who may be around you. Those following the workout routines do so at their own risk. Programming is intended for audiences 18 and older.

GROUP FITNESS PASS

Drop-in $5
Spring 2021
March 1 – May 9
$20
Summer 2021
May 24 – August 21
$25
Guest Audit Students included.
  • The Affiliate Group Fitness Pass is available to current All-Access and Classic Campus Affiliate members
  • All-Access Campus Affiliate members have access to both virtual and in-person classes, which are located at the Nicholas Recreation Center
  • Classic Affiliate members have access to virtual classes
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
Monthly recurring $12/month

TYPES OF CLASSES

Cardio

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 Bags & Bells.

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Strength

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

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Mind-Body

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

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Water

Explore new depths of fitness in our Deep Water class.

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FITNESS WITH OUTDOOR UW

Photo of a room full of women perform a lunging yoga pose in-sync with their arms in the air in an indoor fitness studio.

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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