Specialty​​​​​​​ Programs/Events | Recreational Services
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. No refunds 3-days prior to the first class.  You must be a Recreational Services Member to purchase and participant in specialty programs.  

Fall Sessions

Curvy Yoga

Fitness Barre

Women & Weightlifting


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

Upcoming Events

Check back for upcoming events!


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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:

Intro to Olympic Weightlifting

Intro to Powerlifting

Personal Training Skills: Fundamentals in Coaching

Pull-Up Clinic

TRX Clinic

Contact Us

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