Specialty​​​​​​​ Programs/Events | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Throughout the year, we offer a variety of special fitness programs and events for different audiences and interests.

Small Group Training Programs

These classes differ from our group exercise classes because you sign up for a four or five-week session and are guaranteed a spot in the class. The instructors are trained in the program and have the credentials to teach the specialty class.  The instructors are professional and dedicated and will motivate you to reach your fitness goals, and we offer multiple class times for each program to work with your schedule. These classes are guaranteed to keep your workouts fresh and your motivation high. There will be no refunds given three days before the first class.  You must be a Recreational Services Member to purchase and participate in our specialty programs.  

Barbell Bootcamp
Curvy Yoga
Fitness Barre
Intro to Olympic Weightlifting
Intro to Powerlifting
Outdoor Bootcamp 1
Outdoor Bootcamp 2
Outdoor Sculpt & Stretch
Outdoor Strength & Conditioning
Speed and Agility Training 
Women & Weightlifting 


Special events from our fitness team include Zumba Parties, USA Weightlifting Certification courses, and Outdoor Yoga classes. 

Upcoming Events
  • TBD


We offer workshops and instructional classes to introduce members to our facilities and equipment and teach new workout programs, skills, and techniques. Past workshops include Women and Weightlifting, Fitness demos, and programs for international students. 

Upcoming Workshops:
Glute Max Workshop

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Recreational Services in advance at ​319-335-9293.

Contact Us

Pat Kutcher
Associate Director, Fitness & Wellness
Angela Charsha-Harney
Assistant Director, Personal Training
Matt Stancel
Assistant Director, Group Fitness