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 and virtual fitness classes via Zoom, Facebook Live, and Instagram Live.

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. 

May 10 - August 20 | Group X Pass $30-50
Unlimited class passes are $30 for student/SRC members and $50 for SRC non-members. Individual day passes are $5, but if you are going to join us for more than five classes this summer, a Group X Pass is a better deal. The Group X Pass grants access to UNLIMITED fitness classes all summer long!

The most up-to-date class schedule is listed below and Group X members receive weekly emails containing the schedule and other fitness related information.

To participate, purchase a summer pass for just $30 - $50 or a one day pass for $5, review our policies, and get ready for a great workout!

Stop by the Student Recreation Center Welcome Desk to purchase an unlimited pass, or a $5 day pass.

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.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear face coverings outdoors while on BGSU campuses while taking part in RecWell programming.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear face coverings indoors, unless they are in a group setting of 10 or more individuals and are unable to maintain 6 feet of distance from others, while on BGSU campuses. Face coverings are not required for fully vaccinated individuals if actively exercising in a group of 10 or more (i.e. basketball, Group X classes, etc.).
  • Unvaccinated individuals should wear face coverings whenever they are around others on campus, both indoors and outdoors.
  • As you interact with others in Recreation and Wellness programming including Group X classes, we ask that you be respectful and compassionate to one another, building a community of care. We encourage you to carry a face covering with you and put it on when interacting with those within 6 feet who choose to wear a face covering. 
  • 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

Contact Maddi Stiles at madstil@bgsu.edu.

Summer Group X Schedule

  • Classes are first come, first serve from May 10 - August 20.
  • No classes on Memorial Day (5/31) and Monday, July 5.
  • The schedule is subject to change.
Day Class
Time Instructor Location
Monday Cardio & Core Circuits Noon - 12:45 PM Karyn
Studio B
Monday BODYPUMP 5:30 - 6:30 PM Adrienne
Studio B
Tuesday BODYPUMP Noon - 12:45 PM Jodi Studio B
Tuesday Cycle 5:30 - 6:15 PM Demetria Studio A
WERQ® Dance Fitness
6 - 6:45 PM Claire Studio B
Wednesday Cycle Noon - 12:45 PM Jodi Studio A
Virtual HIIT 4:30 - 5 PM
Kayla K.
IG Live
Wednesday Aqua Zumba 5:30 - 6:15 PM DeeDee Cooper Pool
Wednesday Yoga
5:30 - 6:15 PM Sylvie Studio B
Thursday BODYPUMP Noon - 12:45 PM Nick
Studio B
Barre 5:30 - 6:15 PM Sylvie
Studio B
Thursday Dance Fitness 6 - 6:45 PM
Janae Studio A
Friday Buti Yoga Noon - 12:45 PM
Claire Studio B

Summer 2021 Programming

  • Wednesdays, June 2, 9 and 16
  • 12:10 – 12:50 PM
  • Eppler South Gym
  • Sessions include strength training exercises, low-impact cardiovascular movements and flexibility training. Changing into comfortable athletic shoes is recommended.

For More Information:
Karyn Smith
Health Educator, Division of Health and Wellness
419-372-9309 | karync@bgsu.edu

Past classes can be viewed on the @BGSURecWell on Instagram 

May 10 - August 20 | Pre-registration Required

  • Pre-registration at the SRC Welcome Desk is required for in-person classes.
  • Virtual Older Adult Fitness Classes are FREE to everyone, and are offered through the BGSU Recreation and Wellness Older Adult Facebook Community Group. Request to join the group if you're not already a member! All classes are saved in the video section of this group allowing you to re-watch them at any time, and participate when your schedule allows.
  • Participants are expected to review and adhere to all Recreation and Wellness Policies.

Older Adult Schedule

Day Class
Time Instructor Location
Monday SilverSneakers® Splash 7:15 - 8 AM Julia
Cooper Pool
Monday SilverSneakers® Circuit 9 - 9:30 AM Luke Facebook Live
Monday Aqua Fitness
9 - 9:45 AM
Lindsey Andrews Pool
Tuesday Strength Training 9 - 9:45 AM Maddi Perry Field House Track Room
Wednesday SilverSneakers® Splash 7:15 - 8 AM
Julia Cooper Pool
Wednesday SilverSneakers® Circuit 9 - 9:30 AM Luke
Facebook Live
Wednesday Aqua Fitness
9 - 9:45 AM Lindsey
Andrews Pool
Thursday Strength Training
9 - 9:45 AM
Maddi Perry Field House Track Room
SilverSneakers® Splash 7:15 - 8 AM Lindsey Cooper Pool
Saturday Gentle Chair Yoga 9 - 9:30 AM
Bryant Facebook Live

Fees for 16-week classes

Class SilverSneakers, Renew Active, and AARP Medicare Supplement Plan Holders
SRC Member Non-SRC Member
Aqua Power
Complimentary, no charge $25
Aqua Fitness
Complimentary, no charge $25 $100
SilverSneakers® Splash Complimentary, no charge $25 $100
Strength Training
Complimentary, no charge $25 $100


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 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!

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!

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.