Wellness Activities and Classes

Health and Happiness: It's Happening Here!

All summer wellness programs are free with a valid University or Rec ID; no fitness membership required! Participants can register through the UCTD website. Sessions will be filled with pre-registered clients, followed by walk-ins on a space available basis.


7/30 - 4:30 p.m. Piloxing


8/6   - noon         Speed and endurance in the pool
            4:30 p.m. R.I.P.P.E.D.
8/13 - 4:30 p.m. Zumba

Summer Program Descriptions

Hike and Qigong
Explore the natural beauty of the Nature Preserve as you hike the terrain and then focus attention to your personal breathing and place in nature. Qigong can help you refocus and recharge. Bring a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes. Meet in front of the Rec Center.

Hike and Yoga for mindful meditation
Experience a revitalizing blend of yoga and hiking as you explore the natural beauty of the Nature Preserve. Take time to breathe the fresh air, tap into your mindfulness and become open to your place in nature. Bring a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes. Meet in front of the Rec Center.

Freestyle swim
The fastest and most familiar of all four competitive swim strokes, freestyle is a necessity for every swimming enthusiast. This clinic is designed for novice level swimmers looking to learn basic stroke mechanics. It will also help intermediate to advanced level swimmers who need to clean up their technique. By the end of class, you'll be swimming like a pro! Meet in the Rec Center pool.

Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating. Be dressed to sweat. Sneakers are required for this class. Meet in the Rec Center, room 24.

Flipturn in the pool
Tired of stop-and-go swimming? This clinic is designed for novice level swimmers who need to learn the flip turn from scratch. It will also help intermediate to advanced level swimmers who need to clean up various fundamental aspects of the turn such as proper line of rotation, proper push off alignment or streamlining. By the end of class, you'll be ready to take the flip into your daily workouts. Meet in the Rec Center pool.

Nordic walking
Nordic walking combines normal walking with core and upper body conditioning to produce a full-body workout. Walking is accompanied by the use of nordic poles, similar to cross country ski poles. 30% more calories can be burned by walking with poles. Plus, the muscles you use are great for your posture, so come try it! This program is limited to the first 15 people; poles are provided. All fitness levels are welcome to join us. Please wear comfortable clothes you can exercise in and athletic footwear. Bring water. Meet in front of the Rec Center.

Vinyasa Yoga
Get your "OM" on here! Vinyasa Yoga is the synchronization of breath and flow of poses that will get your muscles sculpted, long and lean. Come take a deep breath, strengthen your mind, body and spirit while discovering a healthier you! Meet in the Rec Center, room 106.

Speed and endurance in the pool
Looking to be able to swim faster or swim longer, then this clinic is for you. This clinic is designed for the intermediate to advanced swimmer who wants to get more out of their swim work out. Get your suit and get ready to work. By the end of this class you'll be ready to take your swimming to the next level. Meet in the Rec Center pool.

Virtual Spin
A virtual bike ride is a fun way to get in some activity and "visit" a new area. We provide the stationary bikes and video, which is shot from the riders' perspective. While you pedal your own bike, you get the down-the-road experience of actually riding through the terrain and scenery of the location. Take a trip! This event is appropriate for all fitness levels, but you must be able to sit on and pedal an indoor bicycle. Dress for exercise. Limited to the first 20 participants. Meet in the Rec Center, room 22.

Torch your metabolism, sculpt muscles, improve your cardio performance and feel your energy go through the roof, all while having a blast working out to the hottest music. That's R.I.P.P.E.D.: Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance and Diet. Try it right HERE, right NOW! Meet in the Rec Center, room 24.

Fitness gadgets
Today's fitness gadgets — such as the Fitbit, Jawbone, and Basis — can make your routine easier, faster and more productive. We will show you how these small accessories and helpful apps can track your progress, help you to recover from workouts quicker and make your time at the gym fun! Meet in the Rec Center, room 18.

Piloxing is a non-stop cardio fusion class uniquely blending the power, speed and agility of boxing with the targeted sculpting and flexibility of standing pilates. These techniques are also supplemented by the use of weighted gloves (optional), further toning the arms and maximizing cardiovascular health. Add to that exhilarating dance moves and you have a muscle-toning, fat-burning workout that will make you feel physically and mentally empowered! Meet in the Rec Center, room 106.


Wellness Refund Policy

Campus Recreation will issue a refund for any wellness class cancelled due to low enrollment. Applications for refunds will only be accepted for documented medical conditions. Refunds may be prorated based on class attendance. Otherwise, no refunds will be issued.

Please Note:

  • In order to participate in a fee-based Wellness Program, participants must register in advance. No registrations will be taken at the time of the program, or at the program location.
  • Students, faculty, staff and Rec members MUST have a current University or Rec ID card to enter the Rec center. All others will be issued a card for facility entrance.
  • Programs are filled on a first come, first served basis. Most programs have a minimum and maximum occupancy. Programs that are popular fill up quickly. Please register early. Also, some programs have a registration date cut off. No one will be allowed to register after the cut off date.
  • No Day Passes are available for these programs.
  • Parking on campus requires a permit or use of a metered spot. Those without a parking permit will be issued a pass valid only during class times.
  • Individuals must register in person at the Rec Center Front Desk. Please call 777-PLAY for more information.

Last Updated: 7/25/14