Group fitness participants during a Zumba class in the Elevation studio at the Nick.

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. Our Group Fitness pass gives you access to all of our group fitness classes at both the Nick and Bakke. Admittance is first-come, first-served, while spots are available. 

Summer 2024 Group Fitness Schedule (May 20 – August 16)

The Nick

Bakke

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The Nick Summer 2024 Schedule

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Strength

Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:30 - 8:15am (45) Barre - Morgyn @ Balance Group Strength - Claire @ Elevation
5:15 ‐ 6:15pm (60) Group Strength - Claire @ Elevation
6:30 - 7:30pm (60) Group Strength - Raquel @ Elevation Group Strength - Chloe @ Elevation

Cardio

Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:30 - 8:15am (45) Rhythm Ride - Morgyn @ Revolution Cycling - Morgyn @ Revolution
5:15 ‐ 6:15pm (60) Zumba - Raquel @ Elevation
5:30 - 6:15 (45) Cycling - Gretchen @ Revolution Rhythm Ride - Gretchen @ Revolution Cycling - Molly @ Revolution Rhythm Ride - Allie @ Revolution
June 10 - July 24: 5:45 - 6:30pm (45) Deep Water - Gracie @ Pool Deep Water - Eleanor @ Pool
May 28 - July 30: 6 - 6:45pm (45) Aqua Zumba - Olivia @ Pool Aqua Zumba - Olivia @ Pool

High Intensity

Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:30 - 8:15am (45) HIIT - Claire @ Elevation
5:15 ‐ 6:15pm (60) HIIT - Raquel @ Elevation
6:30 - 7:30pm (60) HIIT - Jessica & Chloe @ Elevation

Mind-Body

2 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
5:15 ‐ 6:15pm (60) Yoga - Kushi & Lily @ Elevation
6:30 - 7:30pm (60) Powerflow - Raquel @ Elevation

Bakke Summer 2024 Schedule

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High Intensity

Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:30 - 8:15am (45) Train360 - Maya @ Rooftop Train360 - Theo @ Rooftop
6:30 - 7:15pm (45) Train350 - Kailee @ Rooftop

Mind-Body

Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
May 28 - August 16: 7:30 - 8:15am (45) Powerflow - Kat @ Willow Deck Yoga For Stress Relief - Kelly @ Willow Deck Powerflow - Lily @ Willow Deck Yoga Gold - Evelyn @ Willow Deck

GROUP FITNESS HIRING

Inspire, energize, and motivate your fellow Badgers as a group fitness instructor. We follow a “try, train, teach” model when hiring: you’ll try leading a mini-workout (don’t worry, we’ll tell you exactly what to do!), train with our veteran team members in our mentoring program, and then teach your very own class when you’re ready.

Cycling instructors teach Cycling, Cycle Intervals, and Rhythm Ride.
Floor instructors teach classes like Group Strength, HIIT, Core, Tabata, Barre, and more.
Mind-Body instructors teach classes like Yoga, Powerflow, Yoga Strength, and more.

Questions? Email us at gftryouts@recwell.wisc.edu.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

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All classes

  • Participants must be 17 years or older to participate in group fitness classes.
  • Athletic footwear is required for all group fitness classes except Mind-Body and Water classes.
  • All personal belongings should be secured in a daily use or rental locker.
  • A Rec Well employee will start checking in participants outside of the studio 10 minute before class begins.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to class to allow for equipment set-up.
  • To avoid interruptions, late entry will not be permitted.
  • No exit/re-entry permitted.
  • At the end of class, please clean and put away your equipment and exit the studio.
  • A minimum of three participants is required for all classes to be held.
  • Please avoid using your cell phone when class is in session; if necessary, make calls and texts outside of the room.
  • Out of respect for the instructor and participants, please avoid conversations while class is in session.
  • Taking photos or videos during class is strictly prohibited unless approved in advance by our Marketing & Communications department (click here to submit a Marketing & Media Request).
  • Food and gum are prohibited.
  • All drinks must be in a sealed container.
  • Revolution and Cadence: No beverages other than water allowed.
  • Strike360: Hybrid boxing gloves are required to make contact with the bag. If you do not have hybrid gloves, you will be asked to strike off the bag for your own safety. You can purchase hybrid gloves at the Nicholas Recreation Center Member Services desk.
  • 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

Purchase a Group Fitness Pass

You can purchase a Drop-in at the front desk of the Nicholas Recreation Center or Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center. Non-members wishing to attend a group fitness class will also need to purchase a Day Pass. Entry to class will be dependent on capacity limits. Some classes may not have spots available.

Drop-in $10
Fall
September 6 – December 21, 2023
$40
Spring
January 23 – May 4, 2024
$40
Summer
May 21 – August 19, 2024
$35
Fall + Spring + Summer
September 6, 2023 – August 19, 2024 
$95
Guest Audit Students included.
  • The Non-Student Group Fitness Pass is available to current Campus Affiliate and Community Rec Well Members.
  • Non-Student Group Fitness Pass gains access to all group fitness classes at both the Nicholas Recreation Center and the Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center. Group fitness classes at Bakke begin in the fall of 2023.
  • Unique offerings like outdoor terrace yoga (included in pass) & Stand-Up Paddle Board yoga (reduced rate for pass holders) during the summer months.
Drop-in $10/class
Monthly recurring* $20/month

No end date; renews automatically until member cancels. One automatic renewal charge is required before cancellation. Please review our full cancellation policies before purchasing a monthly recurring group fitness pass. If you would like to cancel your monthly recurring Non-Student Group Fitness Pass please fill out this form.

FITNESS WITH OUTDOOR UW

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During the summer, we partner with Outdoor UW to offer Terrace Yoga and SUP Yoga. Not included in your Group Fitness Pass. Access requires an extra fee.

CURRENT OFFERINGS

TYPES OF CLASSES

CARDIO

Fun energetic workouts designed to get you moving and get your heart pumping. Enjoy Zumba, Group Cycling, Cardio360 and more!

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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.

Member participating in HIIT Train360

STRENGTH

Build strength and muscle in Group Strength, Barre, HardCORE, and Glute Strong.

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MIND-BODY

Align mind and body in classes like Powerflow, Yoga, and Yoga Strength. Workout mats are provided, but we encourage you to bring your own yoga mat.

A photo of someone doing yoga at the Nick

WATER

Explore new depths of fitness in our Shallow and Deep Water Fitness classes.

Members gather for a swallow water fitness class in the Nicholas Recreation Center pool. A female instructor is standing in the pool with participants chatting.

GOLD

Gold Classes are intended for the active aging population and for individuals looking for a low-impact group fitness class.

Member practicing weightlifting form.

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). Please submit requests at least three weeks prior to the date of the 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, Group Strength, Train360, Strike360, and Water Fitness. 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)

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

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