Exercise Classes

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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Cardio

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.  

Cycling

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. *This class level is intermediate/advanced.

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.

Yoga

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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Aqua

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. 

Dance

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!  

Dance Conditioning

This class focuses on gaining the strength and flexibility needed for dancing. Also work on basic jazz technique (kicks, leaps, turns, etc.).

Head Over Heels

Have fun while feeling sexy and powerful while as you learn choreography to Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Usher, Pussycat Dolls and more. Comfortable heels are encouraged, but not required.

Jazz

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.

Latin Fusion

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

Modern/Contemporary

Learn the foundation of Modern/Contemporary and create art through your movements.

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 Aikido

Aikido is a dynamic, traditional Japanese art that is effective when applied to self-defense and also serves as an art of self-development. The Aikido course is designed to encourage focus, balance, respect and harmony within the body, mind and spirit by developing a repertoire of coordinated, flowing body movements to neutralize aggression with minimal harm. At the end of each quarter,  there is a chance to earn your belts. This intro class is a great way for newcomers to start Aikido and for seasoned participants to hone their skills. All levels encouraged.

Aikido: Experienced

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

Aikido: Duo

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

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.

Intro to Wing Chun Kung Fu

Wing Chun Kung Fu is a Chinese martial art system for self-defense. It emphasizes relaxation, sensitivity, structure, and speed rather than force and strength. Wing Chun uses arm strikes, leg strikes, trapping and control techniques as part of its fighting arsenal. Legend has it that the style was created by a Shaolin nun named Ng Mui and was first taught to a young woman named Yim Wing Chun in order for her to defend herself against a local warlord. This story is very important in the practice of the art as it underscores the principle of not meeting strength with strength but with softness instead. From Ng Mui and Yim Wing Chun, the art continued to be passed down hundreds of years later to famous masters such as Ip Man and Bruce Lee. No uniform required. This intro class is a great way for newcomers to start Wing Chun and for seasoned participants to hone their skills. All levels encouraged.

Wing Chun Kung Fu: Experienced

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

Wing Chun Kung Fu: Duo

Buy both and save with this Wing Chun duod Attend both the intro and the advanced sections to get the complete Wing Chun experience. All levels welcome. 

Self-Defense

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.

Small Group Training

 

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Small Group Training (Fall 2021 Offerings)

Stacked and Jacked

A training system that prioritizes quality of movement over intensity. Principles of bodybuilding and functional movement are merged to bring together physical aesthetics and wellness; slow, controlled contractions combined with functional movements that challenge stability are the key. Multiple movement modalities can benefit from this program: speed, balance, mobility, gymnastics, agility, coordination, and more. Whether you are a burnt-out athlete, a bodybuilder that wants to get their feet wet in functional movement, or new to movement in general, this class will benefit you. 

Yoga Jumpstart

This class focuses on the foundations of healthy anatomy: mobility and stability. Increase balance, flexibility, and strength while building a mind-body connection.

Self-Care Tune-Up

Meditation, mobility, and miofascial release for self-care.

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 conditionining.

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. 

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.

Fit for Life

 

There are currently no Fit for Life classes planned for fall quarter.

The Fit for Life program is designed to enhance the health and wellbeing 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.

Indoor Cycling

This class is 30- 45 minutes of pure pedaling fun! Cycling is a great way to develop cardiovascular fitness with minimal impact on joints.

Core Strength and Stability

This class is 30 minutes and features exercises specific to core strength and balance, both of which are key to maintaining safe mobility.

Functional Framework

This class is 60 minutes and focuses on guiding participants through a variety of functional movements using mostly body weight. Think push, pull, sit, stand, bend, reach and rotate.

Muscular Strength

This 60-minute class utilizes body weight and added resistance in the form of dumbbells, kettlebells, bars or bands to develop and maintain muscle mass. 

Gentle Yoga

This class is 30-45 minutes of mindful breathing and easy stretches designed to relax the mind and release tight muscles. Props such as blocks, bolsters or blankets may be incorporated. 

Zumba

This class is a 45-minute dance party! Easy choreography set against Latin-based rhythms gets your heart and happy feet going. 

Walk and Strength Circuit 

This 60-minute class provides a full-body workout including cardiovascular conditioning and strength training in a circuit style format. Participants will walk at a brisk pace or stair climb between stations of exercises.

Stretch

This 30-minute class offers an opportunity to learn some basic stretches that focus on large muscle groups, adding the finishing touch to every workout.