Live Well Class

Living Well Classes

Mix and match a variety of fun and engaging classes to reach your wellness goals. Come As You Are—our classes are for everybody and every body.  

Meeting Location for Living Well Programming 

Classes will meet at their scheduled location inside of the facility. For example, for a Cycling class meet your instructor in Studio A. Personal training clients will meet their trainer in the Living Well office located on the first floor of the ARC adjacent to the Business Center. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to your class or training session.

Group Exercise

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Faculty, students, and staff can attend classes with the purchase of a Group Exercise Pass

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Feel the difference cardio training can make as you dance, step and jump through our inventive cardio classes.

Bombay-Jam® (60 min)

This high-energy total-body dance fitness class is fun, easy to follow and packed with authentic Bollywood flavor. A blend of Bollywood music and top 40 tracks keep you energized.

Cardio Kickboxing (60 min)

Jab, uppercut, hook and kick! This cardio class has high energy and motivation. The fusion version of this class will incorporate bootcamp drills into the class.

ZUMBA® (45-60 min)

A fun fast-paced dance class that combines Latin music in varying rhythms to tone the entire body. 

STRONG by Zumba® (45-60 min)

This class combines high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with motivational music for an energizing total-body workout.  


Hop onto one of our twenty-seven custom Schwinn bikes and let our motivational instructors help you run, sprint, climb and jump your way through an exhilarating ride in the comfort of our indoor cycling studio. 

Cycle (45/60 min)

Get those pedals moving! This class will get your heart pumping by combining strength and endurance components associated with cycling. 

Sunrise Cycle/Early Morning Cycle (45/60 min)

Start your day off right through various cycling techniques. All levels welcome.

Cycle Strength (60 min)

This cardio/strength combo class gives offers the best of both worlds. The class begins with 25 minutes of cycling followed by 30 minutes of strength training in the nearby studios.

Fitness Fusion

Add variety to your workout and get optimum results with our inventive fitness fusion classes.

BUTI® Yoga (45–60 minutes)

Buti means a secret recipe or cure, and it's also a dynamic, high-intensity yoga class. Traditional poses are combined with jump training and tribal dancing for a full-body workout.

Cardio/Strength Fusion* (60min)

This class consists of alternating high-repetition segments of weightlifting and cardio conditioning. 

Interval Training (30–45 min)

This high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class consists of boot camp-style repetitions of cardio and strength-conditioning exercises for a full-body workout.  

Step It Up! (60 min)

Half choreography, half athletic training, this class offers an energetic combination of cardio and strength. Come prepared to get a good workout and have lots of fun!  

Pilates-Inspired Yoga (60 min)

Strengthen your core with Pilates-based exercises and improve your balance with yoga poses in this dynamic fusion class. Please bring your own mat (our supply is very limited).

Resistance Training

Our strength and resistance classes increase abdominal strength, tighten glutes, and strengthen the lower back and thighs using a variety of equipment and exercises.

Core Fusion (30 min)

Devote 30 minutes to strengthening your abs and lower back to improve posture and core strength.

Pilates-Based Strength (45/60 min) 

With an emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance, this class is all about controlled strength.

Barre-Inspired Strength (45/60 min)

Utilizing the ballet barre, this class helps you strengthen your legs and core through slow exercises that focus on form. No dance experience is needed.

Pumping Plates (60 min)

A combination of simple athletic moves using weight training equipment strengthens every major muscle group. 

Total Body Strengthening (60 min)

Improve the strength of your whole body using resistance and weight training equipment.

Upper Body Conditioning (45 min)

This resistance training class emphasizes the core, chest, arms, and shoulders.

Lower Body Conditioning (45 min)

This resistance training class emphasizes the core, legs and glutes.


Increase balance, flexibility, and strength while building a mind-body connection.

Gentle Yoga (60 min)

Relax and unwind as you transition through stress-relieving asanas in this slow-paced yoga class. Please bring your own mat (our supply is very limited).

Outdoor Yoga (60 min)

Enjoy your practice outdoors in the Fit Yard on the first floor of the ARC. Please bring your own mat (our supply is very limited).

Power Yoga (60 min)

Move fluidly from one pose to the next in this powerful and dynamic class. Please bring your own mat (our supply is very limited).

Early Morning Yoga (60 min)

Wake up by flowing through energizing poses before heading to the rest of your day. Please bring your own mat (our supply is very limited).

Dance, Martial Arts and Aqua

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Join us for a class series in the format of your choice! Dance classes are currently being offered.

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Aqua (paused for Spring 22)

Swim Techniques

Become proficient in backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle! This class will teach you the techniques of the four classic swim strokes to increase stroke efficiency. 

Swim Conditioning

This class focuses on the main swim stroke: freestyle! Whether you're looking to learn a more efficient stroke or improve your endurance, this class is for you. 


Ballet: All Levels

Learn the basics of classical ballet technique through barre, center floor exercises, and across-the-floor variations. Tight clothes and socks required (tights, leotard, and ballet shoes optional). 

Ballroom, Latin and Swing: All Levels

Make new friends as you learn the basic fundamentals of east coast swing, foxtrot, rumba, tango, waltz, cha-cha, nightclub two-step, and salsa. Get all the tools you need to light up the dance floor wherever you go.

Ballroom, Latin and Swing: Experienced

Build on dancing fundamentals in this class that covers styling and technique, so you can have even more fun! 


Combining technical work and dancing across the floor and in the center of the room, this class will also be taught routines to contemporary music that will vary from week to week.

Sassy Jazz

This class builds your technique and confidence with jazz dance moves such as: leaps, turns, and kicks. All levels are encouraged and welcomed to join. We will also learn sassy jazz choreography from week to week!

Latin Fusion

Learn a new Latin style each week including salsa, cha cha cha, bachata, cumbia, flamenco, and more!

Salsa: All Levels

Learn the fundamentals of this fun and energetic style of dance, then advance your skillset with styling, partnering, and learning patterns. 

Salsa: Experienced

Learn more styling and techniques so you can boldly express the music and have even more fun.  

Martial Arts

Intro to Hapkido

Hap means coordination, Ki, power or energy and Do is the way or a path to follow through life. Hapkido is a Korean self defense system, not a sport. The system specializes in joint locks, throws, pressure points, submission techniques, kicking and strikes. Students will learn to harness their own energy (or chi) to defend themselves from any attacker. Through Hapkido students learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle through exercise, creating a unity between the mind, body, and spirit. This intro class is a great way for newcomers to start Hapkido and for seasoned participants to hone their skills. All levels encouraged. Please bring water. 

Hapkido: Experienced

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned athlete, learn more complex moves and expand on your basic knowledge of Hapkido. All levels are welcome.

Hapkido: Duo

Buy both and save with this Hapkido duo. Attend both the intro and the advanced sections to get the complete Hapkido experience. All levels welcome.

Want to learn Hapkido? Check out this video and register for a class today!

IMPORTANT: Martial arts can be dangerous. People can and do get hurt. Do not attempt the techniques shown in this video except under the supervision of a skilled martial arts instructor. 

Brazilian JuJitsu

Learn grappling techniques for self-defense, sport, and recreation in this Brazilian and Japanese martial art. Want to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Check out this video featuring a guard sweep to an arm bar by Pedro and register for a class today!

IMPORTANT: Martial arts can be dangerous. People can and do get hurt. Do not attempt the techniques shown in this video except under the supervision of a skilled martial arts instructor.

Self-Defense (Practical or Martial Arts focused)

This self-defense class is designed to teach students skills and techniques to mitigate dangerous situations and defend themselves against a multitude of attacks. Techniques are specifically selected and adjusted to be effective against stronger attackers. Frequent review and repetition of all techniques will reinforce learning and increase students’ ability to call upon them should a situation require it.

Intro to Boxing

Ready to learn the basics of boxing. Learn how to throw a punch, fancy footwork, and put together combos in this new class! All levels welcome.

Small Group Training

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Small Group Training

Glutes and Core

Learn the basics of weightlifting with an emphasis on strengthening your posterior chain: glutes, back, core, and hips! Improve your posture, strengthen common areas of weakness, and gain flexibility, all while engaging in a fun workout attuned to your needs.

Basics of Strength Training - Introduction to Resistance Training

This class will consist of an introduction to and exploration of the various modes of resistance training, such as: functional, barbell, dumbbell and suspension/body weight training.

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

High-intensity interval training (HIIT), also called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) or sprint interval training (SIT), is an enhanced form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. HIIT is a form of cardiovascular exercise. These short, intense workouts provide improvements in cardiovascular capacity and metabolic conditioning.

Olympic Weightlifting

Olympic Weightlifting is comprised of the two classical lifts: the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk. Both lifts include the lifter completing the movement with the barbell overhead. This lass will look to introduce components such as proper flexibility, technique, program design, and modifications. Participants will complete the course with ample experience and information to continue training these classical lifts independently of the course.

Strength and Conditioning

This circuit-style class will focus on increasing your strength, speed, agility, power, and overall athletic capability. We will be going through the basic phases of strength conditioning; the hypertrophy, strength and power phase. 


This course will focus on outlining the importance of proper programming, flexibility and technique for safe and effective training. Participants will not only get hands on coaching, but they will also be provided with specific techniques to improve their lifting. With the focus being on the three classical lifts: Deadlift, Squat, and each Press.

Principles of Powerbuilding 
Combine the key elements of Powerlifting and Bodybuilding to achieve an effective and motivating way to train. This style of training will alternate between low rep, heavy strength work and mid to high rep ranges to maximize muscle growth in other pathways. Weekly sessions will be centered around progressing in the three main lifts: squat, bench, and deadlift.

Core Crush

Your core is more than just your abdominals. Learn how to properly activate and strengthen your core muscles. Each week you will learn how to stabilize your core while increasing strength and endurance.

Yoga Jumpstart

Whether you are new to yoga or just curious to learn more, this class will introduce you to the basic yoga practices, including asanas (poses), meditation, and breath. We will take a detailed look at the forms, actions, and original Sanskrit names of classic asana poses and sequences. Bringing awareness to the breath we will learn how to go deep and become immersed in the practice and ease our way into short guided meditations.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa classes (Powerful/Mindful Flow) are a combination of challenging asanas (poses) that embark on the physical challenge, as well as a spiritual component, which involves self-love, awareness & acceptance. This 75 minute class starts on the floor, it moves thru a thorough warm-up, to a series of challenging standing asanas, balance & focus asanas as well as lots of core strengthening asanas, prepare to be physically challenged!

Yin Yoga

Dim the lights, put on some soothing music, and let any stress just melt away. This slow-paced class uses a variety of postures to hold for about five minutes, targeting the connective tissue, ligaments, and joints. It is important to bend so we do not break, so use this class to compliment your exercise routine and maintain balance in your body.

Fit for Life

Fit For Life

The Fit For Life program is designed to enhance the health and well-being of the UC Davis community through a variety of aerobic, strength, and flexibility classes. Fit For Life passes are available for purchase by all Campus Recreation members age 55 and older. To enroll, please complete the steps below.

  1. Purchase a Campus Recreation membership. (Fit For Life members who are not eligible for Campus Recreation membership by affiliation with UC Davis can now join as a community member.)
  2. Download and complete the Fit For Life enrollment packet. (Please allow two to three weeks for review. Physical copies are available at the Living Well center in the ARC.)
  3. New participants will need to schedule a consultation and orientation with Eric Chen via email at or phone at 530-754-9717. 
  4. Purchase a quarterly Fit For Life pass at the ARC membership desk.
Schedules will be sent out to members once cleared and registered for the program