Group Exercise

Our encouraging, certified fitness instructors are here to support you with your fitness & well-being goals! There is something for everyone – find a class that fits you and enjoy movement in a fun, motivational environment!

Personal Training

Nationally certified, BGSU personal trainers work with individuals one-on-one to provide the assistance, direction, and encouragement needed to succeed in meeting fitness goals ranging from weight loss, aerobic fitness, muscle toning, strength building, and flexibility.

Free Workshops

Learn more about Student Recreation Center (SRC) fitness equipment while receiving guidance and support from certified Personal Trainers in small group setting.

Falcon Fitness

Let's Stay Active and Stay Well Together!

Make movement a fun part of your everyday life with Group X! Our encouraging, certified fitness instructors are here to support you with your fitness & well-being goals! There is something for everyone – find a class that fits you and enjoy movement in a fun, motivational environment! With an unlimited Group X pass, you can attend any class on the schedule, which means lots of opportunity to unleash the power of physical activity:

  • More energy and better focus
  • Improvement in mood and self-esteem
  • Relief from stress and anxiety
  • Improved sleep
  • Enhanced health and mental well-being  
Patrons and guests with disabilities are requested to indicate if special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications are needed to fully participate. Contact Accessibility Services at access@bgsu.edu or 419.372.8495 prior to the activity.

 


Fall Group Exercise Schedule:  August 22 - December 4, 2022

All classes are FREE from August 22 - 28.

No classes Monday, September 5 (Labor Day), Friday, November 11 (Veterans Day), and November 23 - 26 (Thanksgiving Break).


Day Class
Time Instructor Location
Monday Strength Circuits Noon - 12:45 PM Sarah Studio B
Monday Express Cycle 5:30 - 6 PM
Adrienne Studio A
Monday Yoga Flow 6:15 - 7 PM
Adrienne Studio A
Monday Strength Circuits 7 - 7:45 PM
Olivia Studio B
Monday WERQ® Dance Fitness 8:30 - 9:15 PM
Alexa
Studio B
Tuesday Cycle 7 - 7:45 AM Demetria
Studio A
Tuesday Yoga Flow 9 - 9:45 AM
Bryant Studio B
Tuesday HITT Cycle Noon - 12:45 PM
Camryn Studio A
Tuesday
BODYPUMP 5:45 - 6:30 PM
Theresa
Studio B
Tuesday WERQ® Dance Fitness 6:45 - 7:30 PM
Claire
Studio B
Wednesday BODYPUMP Noon - 12:45 PM
Jodi
Studio B
Wednesday
BODYPUMP 5:30 - 6:30 PM DeeDee Studio B
Wednesday
FREE Meditation and Reiki
Group X Membership Not Required

7 - 7:45 PM
Maria Studio B
Thursday Cycle
7 - 7:45 AM
Demetria Studio A
Thursday Slow Flow Yoga
Noon - 12:45 PM
Meg
Studio B
Thursday Cardio Yoga
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Melissa
Studio A
Thursday BODYPUMP 5:45 - 6:30 PM Theresa Studio B
Thursday Full Body Stretching
7 - 7:45 PM
Olivia Studio B
Friday HITT Cycle
9 - 9:45 AM Camryn Studio A
Friday Buti Yoga
Noon - 12:45 PM
Claire
Studio B
Friday Dance it Off 5 - 5:45 PM
Kate Studio B
Saturday Barre 10:15 - 11 AM Ashley Studio A
Saturday Tabata Bootcamp 11:15 AM - Noon Ashley Studio A
Sunday
BODYPUMP 5 - 6 PM
Theresa
Studio B
Sunday Yoga Flow & Yin 6:30 - 7:30 PM Bryant Studio B

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  • Passes can be purchased at the Student Recreation Center Welcome Desk,  through the BGSU RecWell app for iPhone or android, or online using the new MyRec portal: https://myrec.bgsu.edu/
    • BGSU Students, Faculty & Staff: When logging in, select ‘BGSU MyRec Login’ and use your BGSU username and password.
    • Community Members: Contact Karyn Smith at karync@bgsu.edu to receive your username and password.
  • Fall Group X Unlimited Access Pass - Access all classes, any day, all semester long!
    • Students/SRC Members: $30
    • BGSU Faculty/Staff/Retiree: $50
    • SRC Non-Members: $70
  • Individual Day Pass: $5 - Access all classes for one day.
    • Once a pass is purchased, Group X members can reserve a spot in a fitness class up to a week in advance.
      • Select 'Fitness', then 'Group Fitness', from the upper left drop-down menu
      • Select the class or classes in which you would like to participate, then select 'Register'   
    • Schedule subject to change.
    • Classes are first come, first serve.
General Information

Prior to attending a class, review all the policies and helpful tips below that are designed to provide the safest environment possible. Group X participants are also responsible to observe all Student Recreation Center and Recreation and Wellness Policies.

  • If you're not feeling well or are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, shortness of breath, or fever please stay home. Refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a complete list of symptoms.
  • Studio capacity is limited and spacing that supports physical distancing is encouraged.
  • Participants are encouraged to clean equipment before and after use.
  • For continued information refer to the BGSU COVID-19 Website.
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own mat, workout towel and water bottle. Yoga class, participants are encouraged to bring their own mat, blocks & straps, although these items are also provided in the studio.
Assumption of Risk

If you engage in the virtual exercise classes, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself and agree to release and discharge RecWell and all employees and/or successors from any and all claims of action, known or unknown, or arising out of RecWell’s negligence.

View all Recreation and Wellness Policies

 


Class Descriptions

The classes listed below are typically offered at some point during the calendar year, and not all are offered every semester. The necessity for physical distancing and other health and safety protocols established to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 may inhibit the ability to consider some of these formats at this time.

Strength Classes

Build strength with this dance, Pilates, and functional fitness fusion class. Barre offers a little bit of everything; including planks, pulses, holds, and unique euipment to ensure a whole body, kick-butt workout!

Love music and weight-lifting? Check out this high-energy weight lifting class to build lean, toned muscles. This class challenges you with a full body workout using high repetitions paired with light to moderate weights to burn calories, tone muscles quickly, and gain strength. Trained instructors keep you motivated, educated, and inspired to come back for more! 

Learn More about BodyPump

BODYPUMP™ - Transform your body with a breakthrough in resistance workout training, focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movements to challenge all major muscle groups. Burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning during squats, presses, lifts and curls. With great music, a choice of weight and highly-trained instructors, you can get the results you’ve been looking for!

  • Improves strength and general fitness
  • Shape and tone muscles
  • Protects bones and joints
  • Up to 800 repetitions each workshop
  • Feel confident and GET IN SHAPE FAST!

Cycle your way to increased cardiovascular fitness! This 45-minute class focuses on increasing strength and improving your cardiovascular system. Work your way through hills, jumps, sprints, and climbs with high-energy music to become a stronger you!

Check out Cycle and Core for all these benefits plus a distinct focus on strengthening the core! 

Try this awesome fusion class to incorporate the benefits of cycling and exercise circuits all in one class! Set to high-energy music, challenge, and strengthen your entire body with cycle circuits, and off-bike exercises.

Combing both HIIT and cycle workouts, HIIT cycle intersperses short, high-intensity interval exercise with a period of recovery in between. This high-energy class is combined with upbeat music and ends with a cool down and light stretching.

This high-energy class will keep you moving through multiple different exercises. Each class contains a rotation of several exercises, each targeting something different. This is a quick, effective, full-body workout for varying levels!

Tabata is based on High-Intensity Training for comprehensive total body workouts that focus on the lower body, upper body, and core providing both cardio and strength.

Looking for total body strength and cardio in one class? Total Body Burn is the class for you! Try this High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) circuit class designed to deliver a fun, calorie burning sweat session. The class utilizes body weight, exercise equipment, and cardio moves for a total body workout. The exercise equipment utilized includes: free weights, kettlebells, and TRX® suspension training equipment. 

innovative gym classesAn innovative exercise tool that helps build lean muscle, boost metabolism, tighten the core and increase endurance. This is a body weight workout that encourages "All Core All the Time!" 

Benefits:

  • Functional
  • Maximize training time
  • Weight bearing
  • Improve balance
  • Increase core strength
  • Unlimited versatility
  • IT’S FUN!!!

When TRX classes are offered they are included on the Group X schedule and additional fees do not apply! Purchase a Group X pass at the Student Recreation Center or Perry Field House Welcome Desk. TRX® Suspension Training is held in the Functional Training Zone.

Falcon Fitness offers private, individualized TRX® Suspension Training. Prices are based on personal training fees.  

For More Information Contact Karyn Smith at 419.372.9309 or karync@bgsu.edu

Change the way you train! Learn more at www.trxtraining.com.

Looking for it all in one class? This versatile high-intensity interval training class combines the calorie-blasting ideals of cardio circuit training while developing a strong body along the way. This class utilizes TRX® suspension training equipment and other equipment to get your sweat on and strengthen your entire body in 45-minutes!

Mind & Body Classes

This class provides a fresh, dynamic twist to your usual yoga experience. Try Buti Yoga for a fun, empowering class that combines power yoga with cardio-intensive West African dance moves and primal movement to sculpt long, lean muscles. Leave class feeling proud, strong, and sweaty.

Learn more about Buti Yoga

A more intense version of yoga, Cardio Yoga is a series of functional fitness exercises fused with yoga philosophy. There is a focus on both breath and body while moving through these poses. This is a full-body workout with adjustments for students of varying levels.

This 45-minute class focuses on re-centering and calming the mind and body. While you focus on your mediation and breath, the instructor provides Reiki energy healing, an ancient healing method. This class allows you to feel refreshed and centered.

This practice moves a little slower than a normal yoga flow, but still incorporates Vinyasa flow principles. It is a great time to slow down and refine the basics of your practice, while also giving an opportunity for breath work and meditation.

An hour-long class combining a yoga flow with a longer cool down, providing a space to re-center and practice your mind-body connection. Each class begins and ends with calming stretches, combined with an exercising flow in the middle for a great balance of work and rest.

Discover flexibility and build strength in this yoga class for EVERYONE, especially those brand new to yoga and seasoned practitioners. We will use props to explore how to align the poses with your body. Expect to laugh, work, and rest--have it all in Yoga for All! Instructor, Amanda Rzicznek, enthusiastically approaches teaching yoga with an open heart, acute attention to alignment, and a sense of humor. A lover of writing and literature, she teaches full-time in BGSU's English Department too!

Choreographed Fitness

This shallow water aqua class combines cardio and strength training that is low impact and easy on the joints. Instructors guide you through various exercises while utilizing aqua equipment and resistance from the water to provide a fun, full body workout! All fitness levels welcome.

Join Falcon Fitness for a “pool” party! This aqua class integrates a cardio dance formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines. This fun dance class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that is cardio conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, enjoyable!

An upbeat cardio dance-based class for all fitness levels! Inclusive and fun, “Dance it Off” is perfect for anyone looking to move their body and break a sweat. This class also features a variety of music including k-pop, making for a lively fitness experience!

STRONG 30 (TM) combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation for a fun, full-body workout for any fitness level!

WERQ® is a fiercely fun dance fitness workout class based on pop, rock, and hip-hop music taught by Certified Fitness Professionals. The signature WERQ® warmup previews the dance steps used throughout class, so you’ll feel rockstar-ready by the end of class! The signature WERQ™ cool-down focuses on balance and yoga inspired poses to help the body stretch effectively after WERQing it.  

See our WERQ Instructor Feature

Learn more about WERQ

Join the Falcon Fitness Dance party! Zumba® fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a high-energy, calorie blasting, total body cardio dance workout. It provides a great mix of Latin flavor and international beats designed to tone and sculpt your entire body while dancing your workout away!

Enjoy a twist to traditional step aerobics! Try this class to discover the powerful combination of step aerobics with lightweights to tone your muscles. This is an excellent cross-training class for all fitness levels.

Updated: 08/16/2022 11:52AM