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Group Fitness

VIRTUAL GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

While our facilities are closed, we are excited to offer some of the classes you love (plus a few new ones!) led by the instructors you miss with the community you’ll always be part of.

Details and instructions:

  • All classes are free and offered virtually on Zoom
  • You must sign up before class on services.recwell.wisc.edu
  • Registration will open 48 hours before class and close 1 hour prior to the start of class
  • After you register, you will receive an email with a link to join the class during the check-in window
    • The check-in window opens 10 minutes before class starts and closes 15 minutes after class begins

View schedule (July 1 – August 22)

At-Home Workouts

We’re building a library of at-home workout options, including some group fitness classes. See more on YouTube and Instagram.

COVID-19

Due to reduced campus operations and workforce as well as growing public health concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, all Rec Well facilities are closed and all in-person programs, services, and events are cancelled indefinitely.

Our top priority is always the health and safety of our community. Please visit covid19.wisc.edu for the most current information for campus.

Schedule

Today’s Classes

Please note that the group fitness schedule is subject to changes and breaks due to the academic and campus calendar.

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  • Participants must be 18 years or older to participate in Group Fitness classes
  • Athletic footwear is required for all Group Fitness classes except Yoga, Powerflow, and Deep Water 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
  • Classes in Room 1065 are limited to 49 participants
  • 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
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Registration Policy

  • Student Group Fitness Pass or Affiliate 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
< class="uw-accordion-header"> How to register for Cycling, Rhythm Ride, and Train360
  • Go to services.recwell.wisc.edu and click Log In in the top right corner
  • Log in using your NetID (if you do not have a NetID, use the login below the red button)
  • Click on Programs
  • Under Classification on the left, select Group Fitness
  • Select the type of class you want to register for
  • Click the Register button for the specific class (day and time) you want to register for; follow prompts to complete registration

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 Train360.

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Strength

Build muscle and lose excuses in Group Strength, Barre, 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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When the Nicholas Recreation Center opens in 2020, we are excited to grow our group fitness offerings with the following classes: Barre, Boxing, Cycle Strength, HardCORE, Heavy Bag Boxing, Kickboxing Intervals, Les Mills GRIT, Les Mills CXWORX, RPM, Unplugged, and more. Stay tuned!

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.

View classes and register

Group Fitness Pass

Drop-in $5
Fall 2019
August 26 – December 19
$30
Spring 2020
December 20 – May 8
$30
Summer 2020
May 9 – August 23
$25
Fall + Spring 
August 26 – May 8
$50
Spring + Summer
December 20 – August 23
$50
Fall + Spring + Summer
August 26, 2019 – August 23, 2020
$70
Guest Audit Students included.
Recurring $8/month
12-Month $85
4-Month $35
1-Month $15
Drop-in $5

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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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.

< class="uw-accordion-header"> External Events (held in a space provided by the group)

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

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