Department of Recreation and Wellness
Falcon Fitness - Group Exercise Classes
Group X classes are a great way to get all the exercise you need in a fun, motivational environment. It provides support, accountability and structure and ensures participants complete a well-rounded exercise routine from a certified instructor. A group exercise pass gives participants access to a wide variety of fun and results-oriented classes. Participants can attend unlimited classes by purchasing a Group Exercise Pass or pay as you go by purchasing a one class pass. Purchase Group Exercise Passes at the Student Recreation Center or Perry Field House Welcome Desk. All participants must be at least 16 years of age. Reference the Group X policies at the bottom of this page. Download a printable version of the Fall Group X Schedule (PDF).
Turkey Burn Spin!
Don’t let the holiday’s ruin that hard work you have been working at all semester! Join us for a 2 hour (yes you heard right 2 hour) spin class on Monday, November 25th from 7-9 PM! Burn those extra calories before those holiday goodies! Gobble up a spot by signing up at the Group X check-in desk located in the SRC on court 4. Sign up for one session (7-8 PM or 8-9 PM) OR the full 2 hours! Please sign your name by a number and that will assure you THAT number spin bike for Monday, November 25. This is one class you don’t want to miss, so don’t delay. Spots fill up quick!
Are you interested in becoming a certified Group X instructor?
Check out what Amanda Watkins, has to say about being a Zumba and Yoga instructor:
“Being a Group X instructor for BGSU’s Student Recreation Center has changed my college experience and my life all-around. While working at the Rec, I have gained new insight on fitness, met new friends, bonded with numerous participants, and have had so much fun! During this past summer session, I got the opportunity to become very close with one of my participants. He always remained positive, attended every class, and boosted my confidence as well. Knowing I had a participant who consistently strived for greatness was a huge eye-opener. Regardless of where we are at in life, or with fitness, we need to stay positive, never give up, and always believe in ourselves. When it comes to instructing a Zumba class, it all comes down to having fun! It’s basically a Latin Dance party, and is what you make it. You will have a blast and get a great workout if you come in, keep moving, and spice it up by adding your own taste of dance moves. It’s a class where you can truly let go and be yourself. Zumba is an awesome exercise class that I am very passionate about, and I encourage anyone and everyone to come and try it out. The Student Recreation Center has numerous opportunities for people to take advantage of, so I strongly suggest stopping by and checking out how we can assist you in becoming a healthier and happier you!”
For more information contact Stephanie Saliga:
Fall 2013 - Group Exercise Schedule (August 26 - December 13)
|*BODYPUMP™||12:00PM - 12:45PM||SRC Court 4||Anne/Jade|
|Run Strong||12:00PM - 12:45PM||PFH Track||Taylor|
|Yoga||5:30PM - 6:15PM||PFH Meeting Room||Danielle|
|TurboKick®||5:30PM - 6:20PM||SRC Court 4||Stephanie/Alex|
|Rock Hard Abs||6:30PM - 6:50PM||SRC Court 4||Stephanie/Alex|
|AquaFit||6:00PM - 6:45PM||Cooper Pool||Kelsi|
|TRX® Cycle Circuit||7:15PM - 8:00PM||SCR Court 4||Stephanie/Whitney/Chris|
|Zumba®||7:30PM - 8:15PM||PFH Court 4||Malcolm|
|Wake Up N' Ride||6:15AM - 7:00AM||SRC Court 4||Stephanie|
|TRX® Cycle Circuit||12:00PM - 12:45PM||SRC Court 4||Jade/Karyn/Stephanie|
|Employee Cardio and Tone||5:30PM - 6:15PM||SRC Court 4||Sheila|
|*BODYPUMP™||6:30PM - 7:30PM||SRC Court 4||Macy/Whitney|
|Zumba®||6:30PM - 7:15PM||PFH Court 4||Taylor/Amanda W.|
|Yoga||7:30PM - 8:15PM||PFH Meeting Room||Amanda W.|
|Power Pedal||7:45PM - 8:30PM||SRC Court 4||Macy/Jade|
|*BODYPUMP™||12:00PM - 12:45PM||SRC Court 4||Anne/Amanda V.|
|Run Strong||12:00PM - 12:45PM||PFH Track||Taylor|
|Yoga||5:30PM - 6:15PM||PFH Meeting Room||Danielle|
|Rock Hard Abs||5:30PM - 5:50PM||SRC Court 4||Alex|
|Power Pedal||6:15PM - 7:00PM||SRC Court 4||Kasie/Alex|
|Aqua Zumba®||6:00PM - 6:45PM||Cooper Pool||Malcolm|
|Zumba®||7:30PM - 8:15PM||PFH Court 4||Macy|
|TRX® Bootcamp||7:15PM - 8:00PM||SCR Court 4||Veronica|
|Wake Up N' Ride||6:15AM - 7:00AM||SRC Court 4||Kelsi|
|TRX® Cycle Circuit||12:00PM - 12:45PM||SRC Court 4||Jade/Karyn/Sheila|
|Gentle Yoga||5:30PM - 6:15PM||PFH Meeting Room||Amanda R.|
|Employee Zumba®||5:30PM - 6:15PM||SRC Court 4||Macy|
|*BODYPUMP™||6:30PM - 7:30PM||SRC Court 4||Whitney/Macy|
|PILOXING®||6:30PM - 7:15PM||PFH Court 4||Veronica/Taylor|
|Power Pedal||7:45PM - 8:30PM||SRC Court 4||Kelsi/Stephanie E.|
|Cardio Pump Challenge||12:00PM - 12:45PM||SRC Court 4||Karyn/Anne|
|Yoga||6:30PM - 7:15PM||PFH Meeting Room||Danielle|
Schedule and instructors are subject to change. All classes are first-come, first-serve. Limitations are based on room size and/or equipment availability.
*BODYPUMP™ – Additional fee applies and pre-registration at the SRC or PFH Welcome Desk is required.
SRC = Student Recreation Center
Fall 2013 Group Exercise Pricing
Attend unlimited classes by purchasing a Group Exercise Semester Pass at the Student Recreation Center or Perry Field House Welcome Desk.
|Pass Type||BGSU Student/SRC Member||BGSU Employee/Retiree||SRC Non-Member|
|One Class Pass||$4.00||$4.00||$4.00|
|Semester Pass - Reduced and Capped Price Until End of Semester||$17.00||$20.00||$32.00|
CARDIO & STRENGTH
A virtual weight room where every muscle and every joint can be strengthened…you’re sweating and burning calories…all without any impact on your joints in this non-weight bearing wet workout using dumbbells, noodles, and kickboards. Think you can’t sweat in water? Bring it on!
Cardio Pump Challenge
End the week with a fun fitness challenge. A combination of BODYPUMP™ strengthening plus heart-thumping cardio moves, leave participants feeling lean, strong and full of confidence!
Power Pedal/Wake Up N' Ride
Cycle your way to improved cardiovascular fitness! This high energy 45-minute spin class will push you to work to your full potential with the guidance of our enthusiastic instructors. Push your way to fitness by pushing yourself up hills, through jumps, and everyone's favorite high paced sprints.
Rock Hard Abs
With a combination of crunches, lifts, twists, and “crunch-less” exercises this strengthens and tones your midsection while providing stability exercises for a total core-training workout. Burn those abs in just 20 minutes with fun music and easy to learn moves!
This class is for those who are looking to improve as runners or who are interested in becoming a runner. With a combination of different intervals, drills and strength exercises, participants are one step closer to a first race! This class offers different elements that specifically target the muscles needed to build strength and endurance for running.
TRX® Suspension Training is an innovative exercise tool that improves total body strength, cardio endurance and flexibility in a fast and effective workout. Using body weight and gravity as resistance, TRX® exercises encourage "All Core All the Time!" This class incorporates TRX® Suspension Training, Battling ropes, the BOSU balance trainer and cardio moves. This fun and challenging boot camp style format that is designed to improve any level of fitness.
TRX® Cycle Circuit
NEW! If you like cycling and TRX® Suspension Training, this class is for you! Hit every muscle group in this high-energy class that incorporates working on a spin bike with TRX and other resistance training moves. Enhance cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance all in 45 minutes! Improve the way you look and feel with TRX Cycle Circuit.
Falcon Fitness also offers private, individualized TRX® Suspension Training. Prices are based on personal training fees.
For more information:
Karyn Smith - email@example.com
Yoga for real people! Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, find balance and strength as we tone the body and calm the mind in this gentle yoga class that focuses on proper alignment, breath work, and stress reduction. Taught by our new yoga instructor Amanda McGuire Rzicznek.
Exercise your mind, body and spirit. This class is designed as the perfect introduction to yoga for absolutely any and every one. Using the Universal Principles of Alignment brings the body toward its optimal muscular, skeletal, and energetic blueprint.
Known as the Zumba® “pool party,” the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout! Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, the Aqua Zumba class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.
Come try the latest Hollywood fitness craze! PILOXING® uniquely blends the power, speed and agility of boxing with the beautiful sculpting and flexibility of Pilates. It is a fat torching, muscle sculpting, core-centric interval workout, guaranteed to whip you into shape. PILOXING® is the brainchild of Swedish dancer and celebrity trainer Viveca Jensen.
Turbo Kick® is back! "This class combines boxing, kicking, Capoeira and bootcamp mixed with a hip hop urban flair set to the hottest music and slammin' sound effects. It's a booty kicking workout that just feels like you are at a great party!" Source: www.turbokick.com. No kickboxing experience required.
BGSU Group Exercise wants you to join the party! "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. ZUMBA® fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life." Source: http://www.zumba.com/us/.
Les Mills' BODYPUMP™
The BODYPUMP™ workout is the fastest way to shape up and lose body fat. This workout combines aerobic exercise with strength training to tone and condition your body through a 45 - 60 minute workout. Those new to weights-resistance exercise may start with light weights or go all out. By utilizing a step platform, a bar, a set of weights and compelling choreography, BODYPUMP™ is for just about everyone!
It is not required to have a Student Recreation Center membership or a Group X pass to participate in the BODYPUMP™ classes, but additional fees do apply. For further details: www.bgsu.edu/offices/sa/recwell/fitness/page124562.
Only available to BGSU faculty and administrative and classified staff and pre-registration is required. Contact Malissa Davis at 419.372.0450 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Employee Cardio and Tone
Work your way to a stronger, healthier you. This class is a great combination of strength training exercises utilizing dumbbells, resistance bands and body bars, incorporating cardio moves on and off the step.
This class is a mixture of cardio, total body toning and upbeat Latin dance music! No previous dance experience is necessary. The aerobic dance steps are easy and fun to learn. "Ditch the Workout - Join the PARTY!"
Amanda McGuire Rzicznek – Yoga Instructor
Amanda, MFA, RYT 200 has been a student of yoga for almost 20 years. She completed the Essential Yoga Teacher Training Program with senior yoga teacher Francois Raoult at Open Sky Yoga Center in Rochester, New York, and is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance. Experienced and trained in Hatha yoga, Amanda is continuing her education and working towards the RYT 500.
Group Exercise Policies
1. All participants must be at least 16 years of age or older and purchase a Group Exercise Pass. A valid Bowling Green State University or Student Recreation Center ID must be presented at the start of each class. Patrons are not admitted without this ID card.
2. Before beginning, it is strongly recommended that you have a physical examination to determine your fitness level. Programs may be strenuous.
3. Participation is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. The instructor reserves the right to determine class minimums and maximums based on equipment and facility space.
4. For safety reasons, it is strongly recommended that participants attend entire class sessions for appropriate warm-up and cool down.
5. Class schedules are subject to change or cancellation. Revised schedules are posted when changes are made.
6. In the case of any incident or physical accident that may occur in a group exercise session, staff personnel is required to have participant(s) involved fill out an Incident and/or Accident Report Form to be kept on file with the Department of Recreation and Wellness.
7. Appropriate workout attire is required at all times.
8. Equipment (hand weights, bands, steps, etc.) utilized during class must be returned and may not be taken out of the group fitness area for individual use.
9. It is highly recommended that participants bring water in a closed plastic container to class. Water is the only drink permitted in group exercise classes.
• All fitness passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.