University Wellbeing Classes

Earn 150 Wellbeing Points

Spring 2018 Classes
January 29 — March 29, 2018
$129/Class*

 


Format

  • Classes are eight weeks in length and meet twice per week (sixteen total sessions).
  • 45-minutes in length with group sizes of 4 — 16 people.
  • Led by certified personal trainers who provide modifications and variable intensity options depending on participants' physical abilities.

Assessments

Assessments are optional and are conducted 1 — 2 weeks before and after the program, extending the program to about 10 — 12 weeks in length. Depending on the class chosen, some assessment(s) could include:

  • Body Composition Test — BodPod
  • Submaximal Test — Walking Treadmill
  • Functional Movement Test

These assessments help you learn more about your body and how the class has impacted your physical abilities after the program.

*Participants must have a valid RecWell Membership to enroll in classes.

Cross Training Express

Cross Training Express

Cross Training Express is designed to improve mobility, stability, endurance, and muscular strength. You should have good mobility and an intermediate exercise level before participating in this class. A typical class session would consist of the following phases:

  • 5-10 minutes dynamic warm up.
  • 25-35 minutes of training session using various equipment and body weight.
  • 5-10 minutes of core conditioning and flexibility training.

NOTE: Classes are held in the lower fitness area of the North area.

Group Strength Express

Group Strength Express

Designed to increase muscle strength, enhance cardiovascular fitness, and teach the basics of a balanced exercise program. A typical class session would consist of the following phases: 

  • 20-25 minutes of strength machine and cardiovascular interval training.
  • 20-25 minutes focusing on full body strength and endurance, core training and flexibility.

NOTE: Minneapolis RecWell classes are held in the lower fitness area of the North area.

Heart Rate Express

Heart Rate Express

Heart Rate Express is designed to increase cardiovascular fitness levels as well as core and abdominal strength. All ability levels are welcomed as treadmill training protocols can easily be modified for walkers, joggers, and runners. A typical class session would consist of the following phases:

  • 30-35 minutes of treadmill-based or cycling-based training. Participants will be challenged through speed and incline intervals.
  • 10-15 minutes of core/abdominal strengthening and overall flexibility.

NOTE: Minneapolis RecWell classes are held in the lower fitness area of the North area.

Kettlebell Express

Kettlebell Express

Designed to improve muscular strength and power through exercises such as squats and swings. You should have good mobility and a general exercise foundation. A typical class session would consist of the following phases:

  • 5-10 minutes dynamic warm up.
  • 25-35 minutes of training session using kettlebells as the primary modality.
  • 5-10 minutes of core conditioning and flexibility training.

NOTE: Minneapolis RecWell classes are held in the lower fitness area of the North area.

Yoga 101 Express

Yoga 101 Express

The discipline of yoga promotes personal growth, physical health, and strengthens the connection between the body and mind. Yoga 101 is focused on the following:

  • Movement with breath
  • Anatomical alignment and body positioning
  • Self-empowerment
  • Mind-Body connection

NOTE: Minneapolis RecWell classes are held in the lower fitness area of the North area.

Zumba Express

Zumba Express

Join the workout that feels like a party. The fun, easy-to-follow, Latin dance routines combine low and high-intensity moves for a total body workout that is adaptable to all levels of fitness. This class will help you:

  • Burn fat and calories
  • Improve your coordination, balance, and flexibility.
  • Increase both aerobic and anaerobic endurance.
  • Boost your mood

NOTE: Minneapolis RecWell classes are held in the lower fitness area of the North area.

Mat Pilates Express

Mat Pilates Express

Mat Pilates is a way to stretch and strengthen your body, primarily the muscles of the core, which span from your hips to your shoulders. Mat Pilates borrows from disciplines such as dance, yoga and classic calisthenics.