Falcon Fitness

Let's Stay Active and Stay Well Together!

Results oriented Group X classes are a great way to achieve fitness goals while exercising in a fun, motivational environment. Our encouraging, certified fitness instructors are here to help you enhance your well-being by offering in-person classes. Virtual fitness classes are also available on-demand, check out our IGTV @BGSURecWell.

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.

Purchasing a Pass and Reserving a Spot in Class

  • 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.
  • Group X Unlimited Access Pass - Access all classes, any day, all summer 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.

Summer Schedule:  May 16 - August 5, 2022

No classes Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day), Monday, June 20 (Juneteenth), and Monday, July 4 (Independence Day)

Day Class
Time Instructor Location
Monday WERQ® Dance Fitness Noon - 12:45 PM
Studio B
Monday Yoga as You Are
12:20 - 1 PM
May 16 – June 27
Eppler South
BODYPUMP 5:30 - 6:15 PM
Studio B
Tuesday Cycle 7 - 7:45 AM Demetria
Studio A
BODYPUMP Noon - 12:45 PM Jodi
Studio B
5:30 - 6 PM
Studio B
Tuesday Cycle 5:30 - 6:15 PM
Studio A
Tuesday WERQ® Dance Fitness 6:15 - 7 PM
Studio B
Wednesday Cycle
Noon - 12:45 PM
Studio A
Beginner Strength Training
12:10 - 12:50 PM
May 18 – August 3
  Eppler South
BODYPUMP 5:30 - 6:15 PM
Studio B
Wednesday Cardio Yoga
6 - 7 PM
Studio A
Thursday Cycle
7 - 7:45 AM
Demetria Studio A
Thursday TRX Strength Circuits
Noon - 12:45 PM
Studio B
Thursday Xtreme Hip Hop Step
5:30 - 6:15 PM
Studio B
Friday Buti Yoga
Noon - 12:45 PM
Studio B

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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.

An interval training-based workout that works the full body with every class. With a rotating array of exercises and intervals this workout will always be changing and keeping you on your toes! 

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!" 


  • 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

An hour-long class that combines meditation and yin styles for a calming class. We will be using simple stretches while utilizing the breath in order to keep the mind calm.  

A one-hour, upbeat vinyasa flow with lots of modifications for all levels of yogis! We will start and end each class with calming stretches, combined with an exercising flow in the middle for a great balance of work and rest.  

A slow-paced yoga class including passive stretches such as light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. All levels are welcome. Enjoy this specialty yoga class to feel like a better version of YOU!

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 all-levels class that combines easy to moderate stretches with breath work and meditation for a cleansing practice. We will hold the poses for long periods of time where the challenge of trying to ease the mind through breath and stillness arises.

This class leads you through a variety of yoga and balance poses to increase strength and flexibility in a serene environment. Yoga allows you to strengthen your body and mind, and leaves you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

Love Yoga, but want to focus more on practicing "flow" through energetic and mindful movement? Yoga Flow is your class. This format includes traditional yoga techniques, such as postures (asanas) and breath work (pranayama), and is designed to increase your strength and flexibility through a low-impact workout to help you experience a sense of fluid motion while encouraging gratitude, balance, and a serene mind-body connection.

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!

A dance-based class that combines cardio and dance moves to change up your workout. Enjoy choreographed dances and some strength pieces as well to make this a full body class! 

Tired of the elliptical? Try this dance cardio class to keep you moving, sweating, and grooving. This class incorporates hip hop elements of dance fitness with traditional cardio moves for a high-energy, calorie burning class that leaves you feeling fierce, sweaty, and strong!

Join this step class with a hip-hop twist. The most energetic step aerobic and cardio 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.  

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: 05/12/2022 09:53PM