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Group Fitness

Participation Policies

Registration is drop in on a first-come, first-served basis. Class will remain open until maximum capacity is met or the class starts.  Group Fitness class participants must arrive prior to class start time. Late arrivals will not be admitted into the class. This policy is intended to reduce disruptions, ensure all participants have properly warmed up, and to provide the best service to all participants. Doors may be closed & locked early once classes reach the max number of participants designated for that particular class.  Max numbers are determined by the amount of equipment available as well as how many participants may safely and comfortably perform the exercises for each given class.  

We hope this is an easier process for our members! Questions? Email Pat Kutcher.

About Group Fitness classes: 

Recreational Services offers classes to meet a variety of members’ fitness goals from cardio inspired dance classes to calming, meditative yoga classes. With six different studios and two locations (CRWC and Field House) catering to diverse schedules, we hope it's easy for you to get in weekly cardio, strength, and flexibility workouts. Fitness classes are designed to make your fitness goals easily attainable by giving you a fun and energizing workout.

Eligibility & Information

Classes are no charge for currently enrolled/fee assessed students and Recreational Services members.  All participants are required to present their Hawk ID or Membership Card for admission to Recreational Services facilities.

Use the following rating guide to help find the class that fits your fitness level. Remember, every class is your workout, and you should modify it to meet your needs.

  • Inspire: For participants who are new to classes in a group setting, are just starting an exercise program or would like to stick to the fitness basics. These classes focus on technique and intensity with emphasis on proper form.
  • Energize: For everyone from the beginner to the highly experienced exerciser. The emphasis is on providing a fun and effective workout for all fitness levels. The instructor incorporates basic to intermediate techniques with a focus on proper form and offers more challenging options for experienced participants.
  • Ignite: For participants who are ready to bring the level of techniques and intensity to an individualized intensity range, while still emphasizing proper form. These classes are best suited for individuals who enjoy physical activity on a regular basis and possess group fitness experience.
  • Excel: For consistently active individuals who are thoroughly familiar with group fitness classes. Participants are expected to know the proper form and technique and understand how to reach and maintain their own intensity range. The instructor will emphasize advanced-level techniques and intensity that will challenge even the most experienced participant.

Tell us how we're doing

Have you taken a group exercise class? Did you love it? Did you hate it? How'd the instructor do? We want to know! Rate your instructor here and rate the class here. Your open and honest feedback will be used to improve our classes. 

Contact Us

Name Job Title Email Phone Number
Matt Stancel Assistant Director, Fitness & Wellness matthew-stancel@uiowa.edu 319-384-4441