About Fitness & Wellness Classes
- Classes are FREE for students and contracted* Recreation members and $45 for faculty and staff*. Please show your ID before entering class.
- Classes are first come/first serve and patrons are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of class start time to secure spot and set up equipment.
A challenging practice designed for intermediate/advanced yoga students with experience in various yoga asanas. We strongly recommend that you are able to perform urdva danurasana as well as handstands at the wall.
Develop strength, agility, and poise as you learn foundational ballet movements that will help improve your movement quality in other kinds of dance as well as sports. No prior experience necessary.
Learn Hip Hop dance technique and cutting edge choreography that will help improve your coordination and self esteem on the dance floor. This class is recommended for everyone: from those who are just looking for an upbeat activity to the most dedicated dancer. Bring your attitude and be ready to move, sweat and have FUN!
PUNCH AND KICK YOUR WAY INTO KNOCKOUT SHAPE. BODYCOMBAT™ will train your whole body and get you fit, fast and strong. Unleash and empower yourself. This high-energy martial-arts inspired workout is totally non-contact and there are no complex moves to master. A LES MILLS™ instructor will challenge you to up the intensity and motivate you to make the most of every round. You’ll release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ.
BODYFLOW® is a motivating blend of Yoga with Tai Chi and Pilates. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses set to an an inspired soundtrack create a holistic workout that brings your body into a state of harmony and balance. Ideal for anyone and everyone, you’ll love the variety you get with BODYFLOW®
Get lifting with BODYPUMP and you’ll tone and shape your entire body, without adding bulky muscles. Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music. You’ll leave class ready to come back for more!
A yoga class that focuses on strengthening the core muscles with an emphasis on the abdominals to help support the back. Blocks are used for several poses to create awareness of using muscular energy into the body. Benefits of this class include improved balance, stability and strength with freedom.
HIP CHOREOGRAPHY + HOT MUSIC + NONSTOP MOVEMENT! A revolutionary new dance workout from Shaun T will have you bustin’ out full dance routines to the hottest music tracks. Get sweaty, gain confidence, and get an amazing workout! Leave your worries behind – class is designed for everyone!
CXWORX is a 30-minute core training program that hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body. It’s ideal for tightening your tummy and butt, as well as improving functional strength in the hips and assisting in injury prevention in the lower back. You can continually challenge yourself, regardless of your own fitness level using resistance tubes and weight plates, as well as body weight exercises like crunches, and hovers.
Find inner peace and focus as you are lead step-by-step through meditation. Learn techniques useful for calming the mind and refreshing the spirit. No previous experience necessary.
LES MILLS GRIT™ Cardio is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, increase speed and maximize calorie burn. This workout uses a variety of body weight exercises and provides the challenge and intensity you need to get results fast.
LES MILLS GRIT™ Plyo is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) plyometric-based workout, designed to make you perform like an athlete. This workout uses a bench and combines explosive jumping exercises with agility training to increase explosiveness and to build a lean and athletic body.
LES MILLS GRIT™ Strength is a cutting edge 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. This workout uses barbell, weight plate and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.
Achieve mind/body balance using breath, movement and mindfulness. Energizing asanas (physical postures) are sequenced with a strong focus on alignment to build muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility. Class will end with savasana, a personal time for deep relaxation.
HATHA YOGA WITH RESTORATIVE
Enjoy the benefits of Hatha Yoga asana coupled with satisfying restorative poses to end class. With the support of props, poses are achieved without muscular strength, facilitating release and relaxation that will calm the nervous system and melt away tension from the body, mind and spirit.
HATHA YOGA WITH YIN
Enjoy the benefits of Hatha Yoga asana coupled with calming yin poses to end class. In Yin yoga, each pose is held for two-and-a-half to five minutes, allowing increased blood flow to connective tissue and joints, which leads to increased flexibility.
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION WORKSHOP
Mindfulness is the art of being a compassionate observer of our own experience. Mindfulness meditation helps us reduce stress & be calmer. All are welcome, whether you are a beginner or have previous experience. Workshops are free. No registration, special clothes or equipment required.
This intensive muscle conditioning workout provides total body sculpting, muscle elongation, improved flexibility and core stability. Pilates focuses on alignment, movement quality and muscle engagement. You will develop a strong, lean body with regular practice!
Combine your favorite body-weight exercises with the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates and the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. A true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined.
Sweat. Sculpt. Rock. Channel your inner rockstar with this full-body cardio jam session of a workout inspired by drumming. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, torch calories and tone while rocking outto your favorite music. With POUND® – ROCKOUT. WORKOUT
Inspired by the intenSati practice – get empowerd as you kick and punch your way to a healthier you. Cardio and strength mix for a full body workout.
RU FIT STRENGTH
Rutgers Fast Intense Training is the challenging workout you have been looking for. Workouts vary weekly and modifications will be provided. The workouts are designed by Rutgers Fitness professional staff. RU FIT STRENGTH is an intense equipment-based circuit training workout that uses kettlebells, TRX®, BOSU®, and more to challenge your muscle strength and endurance.
RU FIT TRX
Rutgers Fast Intense Training is the challenging workout you have been looking for. Workouts vary weekly and modifications will be provided. The workouts are designed by Rutgers Fitness professional staff. RU FIT TRX® is a full body strength workout that utilizes a person’s own body weight for resistance and core for stability.
The original indoor cycling experience where riders on a stationary bike experience a challenging, exhilarating and fun workout. Whether you are riding for fun, tuning in or zoning out, losing weight and improving health, getting ready to race or just enjoying the camaraderie of a group ride, our knowledgeable and inspiring instructors ensure riders enjoy the journey.
LES MILLS SPRINT™ is a 30-minute High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout using an indoor bike to achieve fast results. It’s a short, intense style of training where the thrill and motivation comes from pushing your physical and mental limits. A high intensity, low impact workout, it’s scientifically proven to return rapid results.You combine bursts of intensity, where you work as hard as possible, with periods of rest that prepare you for the next effort. The payoff? You smash your fitness goals, fast.
Enjoy a creative form of yoga in which each movement is synchronized with a breath. Flowing from pose to pose creates warmth and allows the body to move deeper into postures. Students will learn the sun salutation in addition to balance and inversion poses.
YOGA WITH REIKI
Enjoy a yoga-flow style class and experience the power of Prana or “Universal LIfe Force Energy.” During final relaxation, you will have the option to receice a few minutes of individual Reiki, a form of energy healing that is deeply relaxing and promotes the healing of the mind, body and spirit.
An interval-style calorie-burning dance fitness party combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Perfect for everybody and every body! Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.
The Faculty and Staff Fitness & Wellness Class Membership
Where to purchase:
- Online at services.rec.rutgers.edu
- In person and over the phone during office hours in the main offices at:
Your F/S Fitness & Wellness Class Membership will be linked to your RU ID card so you will not need a membership card.
Please bring your RU ID to class for the staff to swipe as you enter class.
We will no longer be selling the One Class Passes. F/S may purchase a 1-day F/S Fitness & Wellness Class Membership for $5 or $10 for the week. It will give you access to all classes offered that day. This membership may be purchased in the same manner as listed above and will be automatically added to your Rutgers ID.
*Full-time faculty and staff are not considered contracted Recreation members.
About Fitness Programs
Looking for smaller classes, individual attention and progressive instruction? Each class builds upon lessons learned in previous sessions. Choose from:
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- Small Group Training
- Specialty yoga
Previous experience is not necessary!
Specialty classes are available to students, faculty, staff and contracted Recreation members. Click here to view current offerings, register and pay for specialty classes.