Fitness & Classes 2017-12-06T21:24:53+00:00

General Info

If you’re looking for the latest trends in fitness, you’ve come to the right place! Our Group RecXercise, Specialty Programs, and BootCamps help you take your fitness routine to the next level. Classes are fun and there is something for everyone.

Upcoming Events & Trainings

  • Check back next semester!

Group Fitness & Classes Announcements

  • Unlimited Group RecXercise Passes are currently on sale for half price at Member Services.
  • Check out our Fitness Outreach Services! A nationally certified group exercise instructor or personal trainer will come to your facility for a private class, lecture or special event. See the “Fitness Outreach” tab on this page for more information.

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About Group RecXercise

Drop-in fitness classes. Purchase an individual class pass or unlimited pass at Member Services.

  • Individual Class Pass: $3. Good for admission to one class.
  • Unlimited Semester Group RecXercise Pass: $70

Fall 2017 Group RecXercise Schedule

  • See the calendar below for complete fall schedule information. Schedules are subject to change.
Jan
2
Tue
Body Blaster Express @ Room 301
Jan 2 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Body Blaster is a 45-minute muscular endurance class. Redefine your muscles with strengthening exercises using a variety of resistance equipment, for men and women. Equipment may include weights, medicine balls, body bar, resistance bands, or BOSU. Abs and stretching included.

Jan
3
Wed
Athletic Step @ Room 301
Jan 3 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

45 minutes of non-stop and fast paced cardio calorie burn on the step! High energy and high impact drills and combinations with fun music guaranteed to get you fit fast! Previous step experience recommended.

Jan
4
Thu
Body Blaster Express @ Room 301
Jan 4 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Body Blaster is a muscular endurance class. Redefine your muscles with strengthening exercises using a variety of resistance equipment, for men and women. Equipment may include weights, medicine balls, body bar, resistance bands, or BOSU. Abs and stretching includes.

Jan
5
Fri
Barre Plus @ Room 303
Jan 5 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Barre class that weaves together traditional muscle-sculpting barre choreography with exhilarating cardio segments. Upbeat music with challenging exercises to lengthen and tone muscle. Equipment is provided.

TGIF Yoga @ Room 301
Jan 5 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Strengthen, stretch and balance. Classes are geared toward fitness enthusiasts who want to learn and practice Hatha Yoga. Yoga mats provided.

Jan
8
Mon
Cardio Step Party @ Room 301
Jan 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

an hour of non-stop cardio calorie burn on the step! High energy drills and combinations with fun music guaranteed to get you fit fast!

Cycle 6 Pack @ Room 302
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

An hour of indoor cycling in your target heart rate zone, with core work included. Power console measures your calories burned, distance, wattage and heart rate. Bring your water bottle and towel and get ready to ride! Pedals convert to SPD cleats.

Dance Cardio Party @ Room 301
Jan 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Tired of the same old cardio routine? Then get off the treadmill and step into the party! Dance Cardio Party will have your heart pumping, hips shaking, and sweat pouring as we dance to the hottest hits around! 45-minute class.

Jan
9
Tue
Body Blaster Express @ Room 301
Jan 9 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Body Blaster is a muscular endurance class. Redefine your muscles with strengthening exercises using a variety of resistance equipment, for men and women. Equipment may include weights, medicine balls, body bar, resistance bands, or BOSU. Abs and stretching included.

Pilates @ Room 301
Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This total body workout will give you the long lean muscles you’ve always wanted. In this non-impact, mat-work-based Pilates class, you will learn how to tone and tighten your entire body without ever lifting a dumbbell!

HIIT @ Room 301
Jan 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

High Intensity Interval Training is a non-stop, fast-paced, athletic powerhouse workout that is guaranteed to burn calories, get your heart pumping, and get you fit fast! H.I.I.T. will include cardio & strength-based intervals using the step, BOSU, jump rope, medicine ball, and floor drills. Core and stretching included.

Jan
10
Wed
Athletic Step @ Room 301
Jan 10 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

45 minutes of non-stop and fast paced cardio calorie burn on the step! High energy and high impact drills and combinations with fun music guaranteed to get you fit fast! Previous step experience recommended.

Rec Yoga @ Room 301
Jan 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Strengthen, stretch and balance. Classes are geared toward fitness enthusiasts who want to learn and practice Hatha Yoga. Yoga mats provided.

Body Blaster Express @ Room 301
Jan 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Body Blaster is a 45-minute muscular endurance class. Redefine your muscles with strengthening exercises using a variety of resistance equipment, for men and women. Equipment may include weights, medicine balls, body bar, resistance bands, or BOSU. Abs and stretching included.

Jan
11
Thu
Body Blaster Express @ Room 301
Jan 11 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Body Blaster is a 45-minute muscular endurance class. Redefine your muscles with strengthening exercises using a variety of resistance equipment, for men and women. Equipment may include weights, medicine balls, body bar, resistance bands, or BOSU. Abs and stretching included.

Hard Core Cycle @ Room 302
Jan 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

50 minutes of indoor cycling in your Target Heart Rate Zone guaranteed to have you reaching for your towel! Heart Rate Monitors provided. Bring your water and towel. Pedals accommodate regular tennis shoes and SPD cleats.

Jan
12
Fri
Barre Plus @ Room 303
Jan 12 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Barre class that weaves together traditional muscle-sculpting barre choreography with exhilarating cardio segments. Upbeat music with challenging exercises to lengthen and tone muscle. Equipment is provided.

Rowing @ Room 2221
Jan 12 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

45 minutes of a total body non-impact workout, with strength training included. It is a one of a kind workout, a physically exhilarating class designed for everyone!

Specialty Classes & Programs

Registration is required prior to attending any Specialty Classes or Programs. Register online at recconnect.tamu.edu or at Member Services. See descriptions for pricing. Schedules are subject to change. For more information, contact Anna Taggart at ataggart@rec.tamu.edu.

Fall 2017 Specialty Classes

Professional instructors. Progressive style.

  • Classes Meet: Sept. 12 – Nov. 19
  • No Classes Meet: Nov. 20 – 26
  • Make-Up Week: Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

Description: Contemporary Dance is an expressive and popular format that integrates dance technique with artistry. Come learn choreography that will allow you to enhance your dance skills, release stress, and improve your fitness. Prior dance experience is recommended but not required.

Meets: Monday

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: SRC 2225

Cost: $36 Rec members; $60 non-members

Description: This class is designed for dancers of all levels who would like to explore different stylistic jazz choreography. Technique will be introduced, while jazz choreography combinations will be incorporated throughout the semester. Class meets once per week with our most veteran dance instructor!

Meets: Monday

Time: 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Location: SRC 2225

Cost: $36 Rec members; $60 non-members

Description: Come experience energetic and fun weekly lessons with our experienced hip hop instructor. This class is designed for the beginner Hip Hop dancer who would like to advance their ability. Every skill will be broken down into basic steps, body movements, and choreography for a well-rounded class! You will learn something new, have fun, and get a great workout.

Meets: Monday

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: SRC 2221

Cost: $36 Rec members; $60 non-members

Description: Have you ever wanted to try Yoga? The goal of this class is to introduce the fundamentals of yoga in a relaxed environment. While educational and fitness oriented, you can expect a stress-reducing practice that leaves you feeling renewed and revitalized. Mats are provided; bring personal mats at your own preference.

Meets: Mon/Wed

Time: 6pm – 7pm

Location: SRC 2221

Cost: $60 Rec members; $108 non-members

Description: Pilates is a chance to train with a nationally certified instructor who will facilitate a cumulative learning experience focused on your goals. Exercises with props such as resistance bands, Pilates rings, stability balls, and much more will be used for full-body toning. Great for participants of all levels, Pilates will add new dimension to your fitness.

Meets: Mon/Wed

Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm

Location: SRC 303

Cost: $60 Rec members; $108 non-members

Description: Don’t miss out on the exercise format that is sweeping the nation! Barre PLUS is a sexy, energetic, ballet and Pilates fusion that weaves together traditional muscle-sculpting barre choreography with exhilarating cardio segments to define and challenge the total body in a whole new way. The best aspects of dance, strength training, and Pilates have been combined into a 60 minutes. Get fit, tone, and have fun at the barre all while moving to upbeat energizing music.

Meets: Mon/Wed

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: SRC 303

Cost: $60 Rec members; $108 non-members

Description: Want to get fit FAST? Get fit, tone, sweat, and have fun at the barre all while moving to upbeat energizing music. Barre BURN is an innovative and challenging barre experience that combines traditional muscle-sculpting barre choreography with the added cardio benefits of high intensity interval training to define and challenge the full body in a whole new way. Class meets once per week for just 45 minutes in room 303!

Meets: Wednesday

Time: 5:15pm – 6:00pm

Location: SRC 303

Cost: $36 Rec members; $60 non-members

Description: Next Level Hip Hop is for the dancer who wants to continue expanding their horizons. The class is based on modern urban movements influenced by all genres while establishing and building upon fundamental dance moves such as popping and locking. Our instructor has lots of dance experience in various performance groups that he can’t wait to share with you.

Meets: Wednesday

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: SRC 2221

Cost: $36 Rec members; $60 non-members

Description: This beginner class will teach graceful arm and hand movements, undulations, isolations, and hip rotations, with a concentration on abdominal strength. As the class progresses, students will learn stage presence, floor work, costuming, and identifying Middle Eastern rhythms. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a scarf or shawl to wrap your hips.

Meets: Tuesday

Time: 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Location: SRC 2221

Cost: $36 Rec members; $60 non-members

Description: Take advantage of this rare opportunity to train under our highest certified and most experienced yoga instructor. This level 2 Hatha Yoga class will focus on advanced variations of basic poses. There will be a special emphasis on level 2 skills such as hand & arm balances, binding, as well as revolved poses and inversions. Previous yoga experience is strongly recommended.

Meets: T/TH

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: SRC 2221

Cost: $60 Rec members; $108 non-members

Description: Pilates is a chance to train with a nationally certified instructor who will facilitate a cumulative learning experience focused on your goals. Exercises with props such as resistance bands, Pilates rings, stability balls, and much more will be used for full-body toning. Great for participants of all levels, Pilates will add new dimension to your fitness.

Meets: T/TH

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: SRC 2225

Cost: $60 Rec members; $108 non-members

Description: This class is a beginning-intermediate level study of classical ballet. Starting from “square one”, it focuses on the basics of strength, body alignment, flexibility, and stage presence through performance of both barre and center combination work. This class builds upon the knowledge learned to further your dance ambitions while staying physically fit and artistically graceful in a relaxed setting. A perfect way to bring a little grace into the stressful college lifestyle.

Meets: T/TH

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: SRC 303

Cost: $60 Rec members; $108 non-members

Description: Inspired by the high-energy music from Indian films, BollyFit is a Bollywood dance fitness class that will spice up your workout routine! You will learn technique and choreography that incorporate rhythmic, full body movement designed to help you tone and build endurance. No dance experience required!

Meets: Thursday

Time: 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Location: SRC 2221

Cost: $36 Rec members; $60 non-members

Description: Learn how to impress the crowd when you go out dancing! Latin Mix will teach you the best of Latin dance, including genres that will give you a diverse basic knowledge. Latin Mix will introduce the basic steps for Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, and more. It is strongly recommended to sign up with a partner!

Meets: Sunday

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: SRC 2221

Cost: $36 Rec members; $60 non-members

Description: PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. And, we crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined.

Meets: Sunday

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: SRC 2225

Cost: $36 Rec members; $60 non-members

Description: This class is designed for the beginning country western dancer. Whether you have never danced before or want to strengthen your basic skills, this class is for you! You will learn how to lead and follow a partner, perform basic turns, and improve overall technique. Now offered in two time frames, there will be plenty of space to dance and have fun. It is strongly recommended to sign up with a partner!

Meets: Sunday

Time: 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Location: SRC 2221

Cost: $36 Rec members; $60 non-members

Description: This self-defense class is taught by a certified Smartsafe instructor. Women’s Warrior Self Defense is perfect students and staff looking to reduce uneasy feelings and become more confident in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

Meets: Sunday

Time: 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Location: SRC 2225

Cost: $30 Rec members; $48 non-members

Fall 2017 Specialty Programs

BootCamp

BootCamp is designed to take your fitness to the next level! Class will meet three days per week. Two days per week will be held outdoors with activities such as running, power-walking, plyometrics and cardiovascular drills, while the third day will be held inside and will be dedicated to resistance training.

Dates: Sept. 11 – Oct. 13

Meets: M/W/F

Time: 6am – 7am

Location: Outdoors

Cost: $60 Rec members; $80 non-members

Dates: Oct. 23 – Dec. 1

Meets: M/W/F

Time: 6am – 7am

Location: Outdoors

Cost: $60 Rec members; $80 non-members

Dates: Sept. 11 – Dec. 1

Meets: M/W/F

Time: 6am – 7am

Location: Outdoors

Cost: $100 Rec members; $140 non-members

Dates: Sept. 6 & 8

Meets: W/F

Time: 6am – 7am

Location: Outdoors

Cost: FREE

Boxing BootCamp

Are you ready to unleash your inner athlete? Two nationally-certified personal trainers and group fitness instructors present an authentic boxing program that includes training on the heavy bag, speed bag, and Boxmaster, as well as full-body conditioning exercises. This workout will help build strength in your arms, legs, back, and core, and help to improve your cardiovascular endurance and self-confidence! This progressive program is suited for all fitness levels.

Dates/Times:

  • Sept. 11 – Oct. 13, M/W, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Sept. 12 – Oct. 14, T/TH, 6:15am – 7:15am
  • Sept. 12 – Oct. 14, T/H, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: Heavy Bag Room

Cost: $60 Rec members; $80 non-members

Prices are per class time and anyone wanting to participate in multiple times must pay for multiple times.

Boxing glove/wraps are not included and can be purchased at the Rec Center Equipment Desk.

Dates/Times

  • Oct. 23 – Dec. 1, M/W, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Oct. 24 – Nov. 30, T/TH, 6:15am – 7:15am
  • Oct. 24 – Nov. 30, T/H, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: Heavy Bag Room

Cost: $60 Rec members; $80 non-members

Prices are per class time and anyone wanting to participate in multiple times must pay for multiple times.

Boxing glove/wraps are not included and can be purchased at the Rec Center Equipment Desk.

Dates: Sept. 6 & 7, W/TH

Times: 6:30pm – 7:30pm, 6:15am – 7:15am, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: Heavy Bag Room

Cost: FREE

Boxing glove/wraps are not included and can be purchased at the Rec Center Equipment Desk.

Bikini FitCamp

Bikini FitCamp is designed to build muscular strength and endurance, target the arms, chest, abdominals, glutes and legs. Class meets twice per week indoors.

Dates/Times:

  • Sept. 12 – Oct. 12, T/TH, 6:15am – 7:15am
  • Sept. 12 – Oct. 12, T/TH, 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Location: SRC 303

Cost: $40 Rec members; $60 non-members

Prices are per class time and anyone wanting to participate in both times must pay for both times.

Dates/Times:

  • Oct. 24 – Nov. 30, T/TH, 6:15am – 7:15am
  • Oct. 24 – Nov. 30, T/TH, 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Location: SRC 303

Cost: $40 Rec members; $60 non-members

Prices are per class time and anyone wanting to participate in both times must pay for both times.

Dates: Sept. 5 & 7, T/TH

Times: 6:15am – 7:15am, 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Location: SRC 303

Cost: FREE

Fitness Outreach Services

A nationally certified group exercise instructor or personal trainer will come to your residence hall, organizational meeting or department for a private class, special event or educational lecture.

Fill out the form below to request the fitness services you are interested in.

    (Longer sessions are available for an additional fee)
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  • *You may provide your own space for the event or request a Rec Sports Group Exercise Room. Please indicate your preferred location inside the Rec (ex. Archery Room). Rental of the room and availability should be confirmed by Tawyna Moehlman at tmoehlman@rec.tamu.edu or 979.862.1322
  • *We will do our best to schedule the requested instructor, but cannot guarantee.
  • • This form must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the requested date. • Yoga/Pilates Classes: Mats will not be provided. • Music system must be available at your facility. • Pricing for Services: $50.00 per session (additional instructor $25.00). • Private classes at the Rec require a fee for room rental.
  • Form of Payment: (needed at least 3 days prior to event) Visa: MasterCard: Check IDT#:____________ SOFC:____________ • IDT (Interdepartmental Transfers) payments must be paid to Accounting, Tawyna Moehlman (979-862-1322). • Other payments can be made inside the Rec at Member Services (979-845-0526). • Make checks payable to TAMU. If paying with SOFC, please indicate your account number.
If you have questions, please contact:

Anna Taggart
Fitness Coordinator
Department of Recreational Sports
Texas A&M University
979.845.4792 or ataggart@rec.tamu.edu