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OUTDOOR CLASSES - Tuesday & Thursday 12:10pm Hatha Yoga: Weather permitted, these classes may move outside to the QUAD (the green space above the RAC). Simply inquire at the RAC front desk 5-10 minutes prior to the class to determine the location. If participating in yoga, please pick up your yoga may at the front desk OR bring your own.
Note: There are NO classes when the university is closed on Monday, May 20 due to Victoria Day; Monday, July 1 due to Canada Day; Friday, August 2 due to Ryerson Day; Monday, August 5 due to Civic Holiday; Monday, September 2 due to Labour Day
Group Exercise Class Descriptions
All classes include a warm-up, core conditioning, cardiovascular conditioning, and a stretch component unless otherwise indicated.
Feel the difference a muscle conditioning workout on the BOSU Balance Trainer can make! Stabilize as you strengthen and involve the core in every exercise you perform with the BOSU. Take your muscle conditioning to an entirely new level!
Periods of intense cardio work are alternated with “active recovery” in the form of resistance based exercises to strengthen muscles! This class uses every valuable second to keep you moving, burning calories and toning the entire body!
CORE & MORE
Formerly known as Abs & Butt. A killer muscle conditioning class focusing on the core and gluteus muscles! No cardiovascular component, but you're still guaranteed to be huffing & puffing!
The NON-STOP dance fitness workout that combines easy to follow steps to today's hottest music, while infusing bursts of high intensity interval training, resistance training and core conditioning to make you not only have fun, but transform your body to see real RESULTS!
HATHA YOGA This foundational yoga style is believed to be the original source of most modern yoga styles. A more traditional style that uses classical yoga postures and stretches with focus on alignment and breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. Breathing, meditation techniques, and guided imagery may also be taught depending on the instructor or the particular class focus. Hatha yoga is an excellent style for participants who appreciate longer holds in individual postures and prefer a slower and more meditative approach. A great choice for beginners and intermediate participants.
A cardio conditioning class done in a cycling format and set to motivating music, designed to get your heart rate elevated and you.... exhilarated as you experience an endorphin high! *Note: Spinning bikes must be reserved for use.
SPIN N' SCULPT
Spend approximately 40 minutes on the bike taking on any terrain... track, road, mountain, hills, flats, mixed in with some exciting drills... intervals, speedwork, cadence work, and isolated leg training, both on and off the saddle. Then spend 20-30 minutes sculpting your body with weights. End with a short stretch. A perfect class fitting in all fitness components into a single jam packed workout!*Note: Spinning bikes must be reserved for use.
SPIN N' STRETCH
Enjoy a 40-45 minute spinning component designed to test your physical and mental endurance, followed by a 5-10 minute full body stretch designed to give your muscles the TLC they deserve after a long hard ride! Also, a great way to introduce spinning to your exercise routine. *Note: Spinning bikes must be reserved for use.
Total Muscle Conditioning with many training tools to choose from! This is a full body strengthening class including the core. Training tools vary class to class to ensure variety, keep your muscles guessing and to prevent boredom. Tools can include: the Lebert Equalizer, dumbbells, body bars, tubing, stability balls, steps, mats and/or bodyweight.
TRX+ MEGA CIRCUIT
Find out why so many celebrities of all ages like Jason Statham, Drew Brees, Jennifer Lopez, Cindy Crawford, and Bryan Cranston use TRX training to get fit and shape their bodies. The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises delivering a fast & effective total body workout. In this class the TRX will be used in conjunction with many other fitness tools to create a MEGA circuit to challenging your body to its' max! Cardio, strength and power all merge to give you a MEGA full body workout!
This is a high-energy, high-intensity circuit style training experience! Break away from the conventional workout and challenge yourself with an authentic series of calisthenics and unconventional equipment - giant tires, sleds, battling ropes, sledge hammers, and so much more! Develop stamina, power, strength, and burn calories! This is functional training at its max! Monday Ultimate Workout is FREE for Ryerson Students! No Group Fitness Shoe Tag Required!
Vinyasa yoga is all about continuous movement, but more importantly matching movement with breath. The pace can vary in this style of yoga but is often faster with posture sequences varying from class to class and/or instructor to instructor, but always with sound progression from basic to complex. Special emphasis is placed on moving in and out of postures safely, correct alignment and connecting these movement with the breath. The continual movements from one pose to another gives one an added cardiovascular benefit, creates heat and sweat to help release toxins in the body. Physically, participants may also increase muscle strength, endurance and flexibility. Mentally, the synchronized breathing relaxes the mind, reduces stress and helps to release energy blockages. A favourite among intermediate and advanced participants or participants whom have difficulty with slower paced yoga styles; however Vinyasa yoga is also incredibly adaptable for all levels. Friday Vinyasa Yoga is FREE for Ryerson Students! No Group Fitness Shoe Tag Required!
The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.
Group Exercise Policies
Class Guest Fee: Guest Fee:$8.00 with a member and $12.00 without (HST included). Please bring your receipt to the shoe tag monitor or instructor before class begins.
Spinning Participants:Spinning bikes must be reserved for use & a “Spin Tag” must be picked up at the front desk, prior to each class to gain admittance into a class. Call the RAC Reservation Line at 416.979.5000 ext.7114 OR the MAC Reservation Line at 416.979.5339 to make a reservation.
Cancellations/Changes: Athletics reserves the right to change facilities, class type and/or instructors, to cancel any activity with insufficient enrolment or to combine classes in which attendance falls below the required minimum.