Specialty fitness programs are designed to give participants more specific, personalized feedback from their instructor, while working in a group setting. You must be a Recreational Services member to purchase and participate in specialty fitness programs. View all of our current offerings below!

Beat the Heat

Summer Running Training Group

Morning running group with dedicated programming to improve running efficiency, economy, speed and endurance. This group will run outside unless weather prevents it. This program is for novice runners with the minimum of a 10 minute/mile pace already established.

  •  Instructor: Jack
  • Location: CRWC (Meet near the front desk)
  • Days/Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday June 10 - July 19*
  • Times: 8-9 a.m.
  • Cost: $126

*No class July 4


Resistance Training for Bone Health

Osteoporosis Focused

As we age or reach different life stages, weakened bones can become a worry for many. In this 6-week class, we will work together to build comfort around resistance training to build and improve bone health. 

  • Instructor: Collin
  • Location: CRWC
  • Days/Dates: Tuesdays, Thursdays, July 2 - August 8
  • Times: 6-7 p.m.
  • Cost: $120


Evidence Based Training for Sedentary Populations

This course is designed for those striving to meet the physical activity guidelines for physical activity and strength training.  We want to help assist you in creating a program and healthy habits. We will incorporate cardiovascular training, strength training, mobility, and flexibility training into your programming. Let us help support you in achieving your activity goals!   

  • Instructor: Jack
  • Location: CRWC
  • Days/Dates: Tuesdays, Thursdays, June 11-July 18*
  • Times: 8-9 a.m.
  • Cost: $120


TRX Total Body Fusion

TRX Total Body Fusion is a dynamic class that combines TRX suspension training, track intervals, and progressive bodyweight exercises for a comprehensive workout experience. Participants will engage in a series of exercises targeting core stability, cardiovascular endurance, and strength. No previous training required just a positive attitude and good vibes! 

  • Instructor: Lexi
  • Location: CRWC Catwalk (middle of the track)
  • Days/Dates: Monday, Wednesday, June 3 - July 31
  • Times: 8-9 a.m.
  • Cost: $126


Specialty fitness program policies:

How to register online:


  • Payment must be made at the time of registration online or at the membership desk. 
  • Forms of payment accepted: Cash, Check (made out to The University of Iowa), Credit Card, U-bill (Cash, Check, and U-bill are in-person only).

  • No refunds will be given 3-days prior to the first class.
  • There are no makeup sessions if a participant must miss a class due to their own scheduling conflicts.
  • If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, participants will be contacted prior to the start of class. 
  • If a cancellation is needed due to extenuating circumstances, the participant will need to speak with the Associate Director of Fitness immediately in order for a refund to be considered.

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Matt Stancel

Assistant Director of Fitness
Group Fitness