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.

What’s the difference between GX, SGT and Series Classes?

Group Exercise (often referred to as “GX”) is a program that allows for flexible attendance to a variety of large group exercise classes on a drop-in basis through the purchase of an all-access GX pass.

  • Class sizes up to 40
  • Unlimited classes with Campus Recreation membership and a GX Pass
  • Schedule includes a wide variety of days, times and class types
  • Best value ($35/quarter, $75/year)

Small Group Training (often referred to as “SGT”) is a program that helps you develop a specific exercise-based skill by progressing with your coach and classmates over the course of 10 weeks.

  • Smaller class sizes (<12)
  • Exercise-based skill development
  • Set schedule
  • Accountability partners
  • Specialized equipment
  • $65 per quarter ($6.50/1-hour class)

Series Dance and Martial Arts Classes help you develop a specific dance or martial arts discipline in a large group setting over the course of 10 weeks.

  • Class sizes up to 30
  • Art-based skill development
  • Set schedule
  • Progressive learning
  • $65 per quarter ($6.50/1-hour class)

Group Exercise (GX)

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

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Class Schedule
 

Cardio

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

Cardio/Strength Fusion (45-60min)

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

Circuit Training (60 min)

Circuit training is an efficient, challenging form of conditioning that develops strength, aerobic and anaerobic endurance, flexibility, and coordination all in one workout. This workout gets your heart rate up and strengthens your muscles at the same time. You’ll move quickly through 8-10 exercise stations to work different muscle groups with short intervals of rest between stations. Each station has a different exercise with different options for performing that exercise.

High-Energy Aerobic Training (HEAT) (45 min)

A high-intensity cardio circuit class designed for all levels. 

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. 

ZUMBA® (45-60 min)

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

Cycling

Hop onto one of our twenty-eight 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.

Party Cycle (45 min)

In addition to all the components of a regular Cycle class, you'll find yourself riding to the beat of music and some fun party lights! 

Resistance Training

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

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.

Cardio/Strength Fusion (60 min)

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

Circuit Training (60 min)

Circuit training is an efficient, challenging form of conditioning that develops strength, aerobic and anaerobic endurance, flexibility, and coordination all in one workout. This workout gets your heart rate up and strengthens your muscles at the same time. You’ll move quickly through 8-10 exercise stations to work different muscle groups with short intervals of rest between stations. Each station has a different exercise with different options for performing that exercise.

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.

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.

Mind Body

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

Power Flow 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. 

Relax and Recover Yoga (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. 

Gentle Yoga (60 min)

Relax and unwind with this slow-paced yoga class. Let the days stresses melt away as you transition through different asanas. 

Hatha Yoga (60 min)

Hatha vinyasa combines two slightly different types of yoga into one cohesive format. Hatha focuses on breath and practices slow controlled movement. Vinyasa connects the body to the breath in a series of sequenced postures. Together the two create a grounded flow that nourishes the body with breath lead movement.

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.

Yin Yoga (75 min)

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.

Dance and Martial Arts (Series)

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

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Class Schedule

Dance

Ballet
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!
 
Ballroom, Latin, and Swing
Learn to dance like the stars! Make new friends as you learn the basic fundamentals of East Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Rumba, Tango, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Nightclub Two Step, and Salsa as well as gain an understanding of what makes each dance unique. You will also learn a variety of patterns in each dance, giving you all the tools you need to light up the dance floor anywhere you go.
 
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!
 
Jazz
Learn theatrical routines to musical theatre songs in this choreography-based class. Prior dance experience is recommended, but dancers of all levels are welcome!
 
Lyrical
Lyrical dance is a style that combines ballet and jazz dancing techniques. It is performed to music with lyrics so that it inspires expression of strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics of the song. Classes includes technique work, across the floor movements or combinations, as well as learning choreography.
 

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

Boxing
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!

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.

Kickboxing
 Build your speed, core strength, mobility, and agility while learning the foundations of kickboxing -jabs, crosses, round kicks, push kicks, knee strikes, elbows!

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.

 

Small Group Training (SGT)

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Winter Class Schedule 

Small Group Training

TRX Resistance Exercise

Total Body Resistance Exercise (TRX) Suspension Training is a unique training method that involves bodyweight exercises done with the user’s hands or feet supported by a single anchor point while the opposite end of the body is in contact with the ground. The TRX’s single-point attachment provides the ideal mix of support and mobility to train strength, endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility, power, and core stability all at once and across a wide range of resistance. The circuit style workout consists of a warm up and cool down, as well as, four circuits with each circuit containing lower body, upper body, core, and cardio exercises followed by a brief recovery period. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

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.

Powerlifting

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 Bench Press.

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. These movements are the ultimate expression of strength, flexibility, coordination and efficiency. This class 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.

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.

HIIT

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 study group will introduce you to the basic principles of Yoga practices, including asanas (poses), meditation and breath. We will take a detailed look at the foundation, alignment and action of classic yoga poses. Learning the name in Sanskrit, stories and myths behind each pose.  Classes include handouts where you can take notes and continue your practice at home.

Level 1: Great for beginners, open to everyone.

Level 2: For students who have taken level 1 or have previous yoga experience. 

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga, or 'flow' yoga, is characterized by seamlessly moving from one posture to another using breath. Vinyasa offers a variety of postures, so no two classes are ever the same. As a philosophy, Vinyasa recognizes the temporary nature of things and translates that into its practice.

Barre -Inspired Strength

Utilizing the ballet barre, this class aims to strengthen muscles. Calling upon slow exercises that focus on body form, this class aims to strengthen all muscles in the body, particularly the legs and core. No dance experience is needed.

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 erwchen@ucdavis.edu 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