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.

ZUMBA® (45-60 min)

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

Cardio/Strength Fusion (60min)

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

Interval Training (30–45 min)

This cardio-focused class consists of high-intensity intervals of cardio and strength-conditioning exercises for a full-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. 

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.

Resistance Training

Our strength and resistance classes increase muscular strength and endurance using a variety of equipment and exercises.

Cardio/Strength Fusion (60min)

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

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)

This class primarily utilizes barbell equipment to strengthen every major muscle group leaving you with a full-body workout. 

Total Body Strengthening (60 min)

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


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

Vinyasa Yoga (60 min)

Vinyasa is a type of yoga that links movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. Vinyasa aligns a deliberate sequence of poses with the breath to achieve a continuous flow.

Power Yoga (60 min)

Power Yoga utilizes the foundation of Vinyasa yoga but typically will incorporate more physically demanding postures/poses and will often move at a quicker pace. This class will provide the mental and physical benefits of yoga, while also bringing additional warmth and strengthening elements compared to a Vinyasa class. 

Relaxed Mindful Movement (60 min)

This quiet and slow-paced practice takes participants through various poses utilizing props to allow the body to relax and unwind from our habitual patterns. This class incorporates simple movements combined with breathwork and gentle motion, finding a blend of Restorative, Meditative, and Relaxation techniques. 

Restorative Flow (60 min)

This yoga-inspired class will help you unwind with a series of gentle movement flows and stretches, helping you feel good and relieve stress.

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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Learn the basics of classical ballet technique and feel like a ballet dancer in no time! We will focus on the common structure of a ballet class including barre, center floor exercises, across the floor variations, and combinations. No experience necessary for this class. Just come with an open mind and get ready to have fun!
Hip Hop
This series will teach participants the fundamentals of Hip Hop dancing along with exploring creative expression through art and movement. Participants will walk away from this course with a newfound confidence when performing, as well as the proper skills needed to flourish as a hip hop dancer. All levels welcome!
Learn theatrical routines to musical theatre songs in this choreography-based class. Prior dance experience is recommended, but dancers of all levels are welcome!

Latin Fusion

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

Line Dancing
In this 10 week Line Dancing course, students will learn the basics of line dancing and how to incorporate them into various routines all while building confidence, improving technique, and having fun!

Salsa and Bachata

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


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. 

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.

Wing Chun

Wing Chun is a Chinese martial art system for self-defense that employs a variety of arm strikes,kicks, joint locks, and trapping techniques. It emphasizes relaxation, sensitivity, and speed, rather than brute strength, to allow a practitioner to defend themselves against a larger, stronger
opponent. Simple and easy to learn, practitioners become effective extremely quickly through Wing Chun’s unique and innovative teaching system.


Our Boxing intro class teaches the basic boxing stance, basic footwork, and how to throw a punch while also gradually building up your stamina, strength, and endurance! This class is great for the beginner who wants to give the boxing style fitness training a shot but doesn’t know where to start!


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.

Pilates Inspired

This Pilates -inspired mat class will be a combination of traditional Pilates exercises, focusing on form and the principals, as well as, more contemporary exercises using small props. Students will learn to work their bodies from the inside out, discovering muscles they never knew they had. This class is designed to condition the entire body and promote balanced musculature, flexibility, and agility.

Strength and Conditioning

This program is designed to give students the knowledge and guidance to build strength and endurance through different variations of strength exercises. This class will focus on full body workouts that are inclusive of ability and skill level, but the intensity level will increase throughout the program based upon the group's progression. The goal is to provide a safe environment for all participants to reconnect with their bodies through exercise. All students who seek guidance on creating a sustainable relationship with fitness are highly encouraged to join this class.


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.

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.


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.

HIIT Strength Bootcamp

This is a high intensity workout with minimal rest between each exercise. This class is focused on increasing physical and mental strength using weights and body weight!. We will be focusing on strengthening our major muscle groups as well as the ones that otherwise go unnoticed in daily activities and forming that mind-body connection through different movements.

Yoga Jumpstart

Whether you are new to yoga or just curious to learn more, this class will introduce you to basic Yoga practices, including asanas (poses), meditation and breath. We will take detailed look at the forms, actions and original Sanskrit names of classic asana poses and sequences. By 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.

Maximizing Mobility 

Prime your muscles for movement in a way that strengthens and lengthens. Join us in a journey to increase bodyweight strength and ranges of motion in a 10 week series covering the different muscle groups.

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