No Competition, No Comparison, Just Camaraderie!
Group Fitness delivers a variety of specialized classes for men and women of all fitness levels from beginner to advanced. Each week over 100 classes (schedule) are offered by nationally certified instructors who will motivate and encourage you to reach your goals in a fun, exciting and safe atmosphere.
Classes target cardiovascular fitness, muscle toning and strengthening, flexibility and mind-body wellness. Most classes use special equipment during workout phases. New equipment includes:
- Body Bars
- Hand Weights
- Kettle Bells
- Battle Ropes
- Spinning Bikes
- Stability Balls
- Agility Ladder
- Yoga Mats
Classes are held in the Recreation Center multipurpose rooms and require a valid Fitness Membership.
Each semester Fitness/Wellness hosts a variety of national certification and CEU workshops on campus by fitness organizations such as AFAA, ACE, Mad Dogg and others. These opportunities are available at an additional cost, on a first come, first serve basis to students, faculty/staff and the greater community. Detailed information about these courses is listed on the certifications and workshops page.
Are you interested in learning to teach Group Fitness classes? Each spring we offer an internship course which will educate, train, and prepare you to take the AFAA primary certification class to teach Group Fitness classes.
Our goal is to offer you a training experience with awesome music and the group fitness energy. Our enthusiastic and dedicated GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS will provide a safe, fun and effective program aimed at educating you about total body fitness, health and wellness while helping you achieve your fitness goals. We will always show you proper form in order to get every last ounce of benefit from your workout. You will love how you feel - energized, healthy and happy!
All instructors are experienced and certified Binghamton University students. Each instructor brings their own unique background and interests, therefore classes are diverse and styles may vary depending on the instructor. Try all the classes, find a class and instructor that best fits your goals and get a great workout!
Classes are rooted in a team spirit approach with emphasis on fitness, form and function. Classes are taught at the intermediate level, showing modifications for all fitness levels –ensuring everyone has a positive experience. Classes incorporate the best of a full body strength program, agility, speed, cardiovascular conditioning, core exercises, flexibility training, and de-stressing methods, giving you a balanced and complete workout! You can do it; we will help!
Basic Boot Camp, Basic Spin, Basic Yoga
Interested in trying a new class? Start here. Same great class along with extra instructions-all workout, no worries!
Body barre + Pilates = a total body burn workout that will transform the way you look, feel and move! Tighten your backside, trim your hips and tone your thighs with this fusion of ballet, Pilates and resistance training.
Get an ultimate core workout in 15-minutes as a perfect counterpart to your existing cardio/strength workout. Come get motivated with the group while performing a variety of proven core strengthening exercises. Results guaranteed!
Give us just 30 minutes (2% of your day), and we will get you one-step closer to reaching your health & fitness goals! The number one reason most people can't workout, is TIME! We KNOW you're busy, so we're going to cut OUR time in HALF while STILL giving you an awesome and effective workout! Letsss goooooooo!"
Kick, punch, squat, and sweat your way to fitness in this fat burning class. Get empowered with a great instructor, easy to follow drills and tabata intervals that will keep your heart pumping and energy flowing.
Kettle Bell Flow
Push your body for the best results possible. Challenge your cardio, strength, endurance and flexibility. Finish with a well-deserved yoga stretch. All levels welcome-we will teach you the art of Kettle Bells.
A vigorous, dynamic yoga class including strength training using your own body weight, flexibility, and meditation, while linking everything into a rhythmic flow connected to your breath. You will leave feeling refreshed, centered, and strong!
Torch your metabolism, sculpt those muscles, improve your cardio performance and feel your energy go through the roof-all while having a blast working out to the hottest music. That's R.I.P.P.E.D.: Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, and Diet — right HERE, right NOW!
It's time to experience the most effective cardio workout ever! Get motivated by the music, have fun with the group vibe, and sweat like never before. It's easy to learn and a great way to get in shape and stay in shape. From athletes looking to cross train to individuals looking to lose a few pounds, Spinning is the workout for you-regardless of age, weight, or skill level. See you on a bike!
Step & Sculpt
Step to a better body, burn fat and noticeably sculpt your back side, legs and core muscles-all to high-energy music that will help you melt pounds and avoid burnout keeping you motivated and moving. Put your best foot forward here.
This fat burning class covers it all - combining tabata training with power, function, agility, speed and strength. Indoor or outdoor; equipment or not-this class keeps it fresh and our muscles guessing.
Total Body Toning
Tone, define and transform your whole body in this all-inclusive class designed specifically for results! Take a break from the cardio choreography; shred your mid-section, tone your legs, lift your glutes, sculpt your arms and thighs with this easy to follow, simple but effective class using weights, body bars and resistance bands.
Plyometrics, interval training, and free weights will get you into the best shape of your life- Train Insane or remain the same!. Very challenging but modifiable for all levels.
Get your "OM" on here! Vinyasa Yoga is the synchronization of breath and flow of poses that will get your muscles sculpted, long and lean. Come take a deep breath, strengthen your mind, body and spirit while discovering a healthier you!
Build lean muscle as you're burning crazy calories. This ultimate cardio and strength training challenge offers cutting edge techniques using kettlebells, ropes, BOSU, steps and free weights to develop the correct blend of strength, cardio and flexibility for the maximum fat burning and muscular endurance workout.
Bare foot infused movements of yoga, pilates, dance, calisthenics and gymnastics. Your overall strength, balance, and flexibility will be improved and challenged. See amazing results along your fitness journey and leave relaxed and rejuvenated in mind, body and spirit.
Unleash your inner warrior-get strengthened, stretched and sweaty...all with an OM! This athletic practice infuses the energizing flow of sun-salutations, warrior poses and a healthy dose of intense core. Reward-strong, healthy, calm-perfect!
Ditch the workout, join the fun! Great music and easy to follow moves create a one of a kind fitness program that will blow you away! Get fit. Get happy.