William & Mary

Group Fitness Class Descriptions

All of our classes are open to different fitness levels,  from those who are new to group fitness programs and/or exercising to those who are active in group fitness programs or another type of exercise program. Fitness Instructors will provide optional modifications, to make the workout more or less challenging. It is the responsibility of patrons to choose the modifications that will give them the safest, most effective workout.

*It is recommended that individuals who are new to exercise consult with their physician before participating in group fitness classes. Individuals who have been cleared by a physician but have medical conditions such as high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, pregnancy, etc. should make their fitness instructor(s) aware of their condition in case the instructor has any advice for modifications during the class.

Barre: Come try out the fun and effective workout that celebrities are raving about! The Barre workout combines fitness techniques from Yoga, Pilates and Dance, and stresses core and total body conditioning. Strengthen and lengthen your muscles while working to the beat of the music. If you are looking to build body awareness, self-confidence and strength while having fun, this class is for you!
This 30-minute Barre class combines everything you love about Barre in a core focused session.
Get a great cardio workout with a 30 min. Spinning class and then a toning workout with a 30 min. Barre class.
BODYCOMBATTM: The empowering cardio workout where you are totally unleashed. This fiercely energetic program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai.
This is the original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This strength training workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls.
Cardio Dance: This fun and energetic class will get your feet moving and your heart pumping! No  dance experience is needed. Join the party for an exhilarating cardio and toning workout.
Core Fusion: This fun and intense 45-minute class will use mat-based conditioning moves to target the abs, low back, and hips. Extra tools, such as a stability ball or weights, may be used to intensify the workout!
Cardio HIIT: This intense 30-minute class will bring you through a series of intervals to improve your cardiovascular fitness and also your strength. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided.
Cardio Hip Hop - Using hip hop music and dance moves, this class will take your workout and level of exhilaration through the roof! You don't have to have any dance experience to take the class, just be prepared to cut loose and have a great time!
Fac/Staff/Grad Classes: An energizing break for faculty, staff and graduate students during the lunch hour. These classes are open to faculty, staff, and graduate students only and are 45 minutes long.
Happy Hour: T.G.I.F.! It's the end of the week and time to let loose and have some fun. Get your weekend off to a great start with a fun exercise class! Workouts and instructors vary weekly. Check online or studio postings for a schedule.
Pilates: A mat-based workout that uses movements to improve posture, flexibility, strength, and body awareness. Pilates integrates body and mind to create a balanced form, while focusing on the body's core area: abs, glutes, hips and lower back.
PilatesBarre: Combining the elements of Pilates and the rising fitness trend Barre, this class stresses core conditioning as we work on strengthening and lengthening our muscles to upbeat music. For those looking to build body awareness, self-confidence and strength while having fun, this class is for you!
Restorative Yoga:  This class is designed to help you unwind from your busy life with deep breathing, slow and deliberate movement, gentle stretching and guided relaxation to refresh your mind and body. For any level student who wants a healing class and ideal for stress reduction and restoring the body after a busy week.
Spinning®:  An aerobic exercise performed on a stationary bike. Spinning® is the global leader in indoor cycling and the W&M Rec Center is an official Spinning® Facility. Come experience this adrenaline pumping workout! 
Step: Otherwise known as “Freestyle Step”, this is a high-intensity workout using an adjustable platform with simple basic footwork. A fun and effective workout for all fitness levels!
Strength Circuit: This circuit training class involved high repetitions and low resistance exercises to improve muscle strength while simultaneously improving cardiovascular fitness. This choreography-free class is geared towards all fitness levels with many modifications
World Beats:This Zumba inspired class will take you on an adventure around the world as it fuses traditional dance styles with contemporary beats. The club-style atmosphere welcomes participants of all fitness levels and dance abilities to cut loose, dance, and enjoy a cardio and toning workout. 
Yoga:  This ancient art is a great way to get fit both mentally and physically. Utilizing stretching, breathing and strengthening movements, yoga is a perfect way to revitalize and energize your body.
YoSpin: An innovative approach to total body conditioning - starting with spinning to give a great cardio workout, followed by a yoga to stretch the muscles used during the spinning workout, in addition to poses focused on muscle conditioning.
Zumba: Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic workout system that will get you hooked! Come try this total body cardio and toning workout that is more fun than it is work! Join the party!