SPRING & SUMMER 2016 GROUP FITNESS SCHEDULE
May 2 to September 11, 2016
FREE DEMO WEEK May 2-8 (all group fitness classes FREE and open to everyone)
Full Body Bootcamp
Abs & Butt
Spin N' Sculpt
Full Body Bootcamp
Cardio SmRT Core Combo
TRX + Mega Circuit
** Hatha Yoga (Tuesdays @ 12:10pm) - Weather permitting this yoga class may move outside to the Quad (the green space above the RAC). Simply come by RAC Studio I to find out if the class is relocated for the day and also to pick up your yoga mat. Namaste!
Fee: All 30 classes per week for 19 weeks, 548 classes! - Students: $45+HST; Non-All-Inclusive Members: $90+HST ; All-Inclusive Members: included with membershipNote: There are NO classes when the university is closed on Monday, May 23 (Victoria Day), Friday, July 1 (Canada Day), Monday, August 1 (Civic Holiday) and Monday, September 5 (Labour Day).
Group Exercise Class Descriptions
All classes include a warm-up, core conditioning, cardiovascular conditioning, and a stretch component unless otherwise indicated.
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!
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!
CARDIO SMRT CORE COMBO
Experience an innovative class that intersperses bursts of cardio along with self-myofascial release techniques to loosen those pesky tight muscles and core training to challenge your midsection. This class delivers a cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and self-myofascial release workout!
Fight Fit is inspired by boxing training techniques and methods. Jab, cross, upper cut, hook, bob and weave and get fit like a boxer in this fun and innovative class! Train hard or go home! This is a non-contact, no sparring class that emphasizes the type of conditioning a boxer would perform.
FULL BODY BOOTCAMP
In this sweaty bootcamp workout you’ll get your butt kicked with a mix of equipment based and bodyweight only exercises. This dynamic class combines cardio, functional training and conditioning exercises. It’s all about working hard, facing a challenge and getting results! Get ready to blast every part of your body with an intense circuit training class!
Come and experience a revolutionary method in dance based fitness! This is a unique dance class designed for everyBODY! Dance to popular mega music hits in various genres and get a fabulous workout at the same time! No dance experience necessary! Come and get your “GROOVE on”!
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.
Heard of the program “Insanity” or Tabata Training? “High Intensity Interval Training” is all the rage! You will be lead through grueling metabolic condition sequences to get you fitter, faster! This short but HIGHLY intense workout is guaranteed to provide results! Train harder... but smarter!
A blend of two of our most popular classes… Full Body Bootcamp and HIIT! Get your heart rate up and train your muscles with this high intensity class guaranteed to give you a great workout!
Take your muscle conditioning to a whole new level with kettlebells! This class is run as a circuit or bootcamp style class with a kettlebell focus and a touch of other equipment to keep things fresh and exciting for your brain... and body! Join the many celebrities like, Katherine Heigl, Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey who train with kettlebells and get your kettlebell body too!
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.
Ever been told that stairs are a great workout? This class delivers a superb cardiovascular workout with the benefits of step training! Choreography and patterns of both high and low intensity using aerobic step & risers are included.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Shoe Tag Policy: All those joining the Group Fitness program are issued an identification shoe tag. A shoe tag gains one admittance into a class. Effective May 16, 2016 shoe tags are required and classes will be monitored. Shoe tags must be worn at all times, are non-transferable and must be replaced at full cost if lost.
Spinning Participants: Spinning bikes must be reserved for use and a “Spin Tag” must be picked up at the front desk, prior to each class to gain admittance into a class.
For classes at the RAC, call 416.979.5000 ext. 7114; for classes at the MAC, call 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.
Equipment: Available at the class location.