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

Fee-based Fitness 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. No refunds after the first class.      

This fall, we're offering Bootcamp, TRX, Powerlifting, and Fitness Barre. Session one starts September 11th.

As of May 12, you must be a Recreational Services Member to purchase and participant in specialty programs.  


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

Yoga in the Residence Halls

We are collaborating with UI Student Government to bring three free yoga classes to the residence halls! Stop by any of our classes to get active and take some time to de-stress from school.  All three classes are free and do not require registration:

  • September 5 at Catlett Hall MPR, 8:00 - 9:00pm
  • September 12 at Mayflower Hall MPR, 8:00 - 9:00pm
  • September 19 at Petersen Hall MPR, 8:00 - 9:00pm


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. 

Contact Us

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