Group Fitness Drop-In classes are FREE to UIC students and members of the Campus Recreation facilities. Some classes are limited due to equipment and space requirements. All classes are on a first come, first serve basis. Classes vary per semester and are offered at both the Student Recreation Facility and the Sport & Fitness Center. Visit www.rec.uic.edu for current class schedule.
Conditioning & Cardio Classes
All About Arms: Worried about toning up those upper extremities? We have the class for you! All about arms will focus on toning and strengthening the arms, chest, back, and shoulders.
Boot Camp: This class is for anyone looking for a fun and challenging workout! Instructors incorporate interval exercises along with circuit stations and sports drills to offer a total body workout for any person who is ready to take their fitness to the next level. Basic body-weight and resistance exercises, coupled with non-stop cardio intervals will ensure that you feel the burn in each class.
Cardio Blast: Looking for an awesome cardio workout? This class is for YOU! Cardio Blast fuses the best of high-low aerobics, plyometric and agility drills, kickboxing and MORE. Prepare for a fun and challenging class that is guaranteed to get your heart pumping!
Cardio Kick: This kick-butt class combines easy-to-follow choreography, with focus on technique, balance, and control. Be ready to jab, hook, roundhouse and totally empower yourself.
FLEX: This is a simple, easy-to-follow, yet demanding class that will tone up every major body part, including those muscles sometimes forgotten about! Equipment options for this class may include: the step, stability balls, dumbbells, bands and bars, used with controlled and slow movements to tone and strengthen.
Guns & Buns: A combination of Lower Body Blast & All About Arms, this class will focus on toning your lower and upper body.
Hard CORE: Get ready to strengthen your core and tighten your abs for better functional strength with this class. Focusing on the abdominals, obliques, and lower back muscles, you will challenge the powerhouse of your body in just 30 minutes!
Lower Body Blast: Using a variety of strength training equipment, this class will focus on strengthening the glutes and legs. Squat & lunge your way to power.
Cardio Sculpt: This class combines Cardio Blast with FLEX for a fun 30 minute Hi/Lo workout followed by a challenging 30 minute muscle conditioning portion.
Step Circuit: An excellent class filled with simple choreography and circuit stations ranging from cardio to strength. Come and join this class for a fun and exciting way to interval train!
Step N’ Flex: Get ready to mix it up. Basic step patterns with a gradual build in choreography and intensity with strength training intervals that will keep you coming back for more!
Total Body Workout: Have only an hour to get your workout in? No problem! This high intensity class combines various types of cardio and strength training exercises to firm you up and slim you down! An excellent full body workout followed by core training.
Experience the thrill and challenge of a bike ride through hills, climbs, tempo changes and more in the comfort of our indoor spin studio! Indoor Cycling will allow you to get the benefits of bike riding and a great workout without leaving the fitness center. All of our cycling classes are designed to challenge you, but will allow you to change resistance and tempo based on your personal fitness level. Classes are great for all fitness levels.
Cycle Express: 40 to 45 minutes of action packed cycling- designed for those who are short on time, but high on motivation. Get ready for a great ride!
Rise-n-Cycle: This invigorating, early-morning cycling class will leave you inspired and ready to face your day with confidence and vigor.