Group Fitness Classes

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Group Fitness Classes

Wellesley College group exercise classes are a great way to relieve stress, tone muscles, and provide a renewed sense of well-being.Group classes are free for all students, faculty, and staff with a sports center membership. Come join our certified instructors for some fun. All levels of fitness are welcome and classes are tiered to accommodate all levels of fitness. 

Spring 2019 

Classes End, Friday, May 10th

*ZUMBA is canceled for the semester*
*SPIN is canceled for Tuesday with Grace*

Class Days Time Location Instructor
Aqua Fit Thursday 6:30 - 7:30pm Dive Well Autumn
Barre Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30am 202 Sarai
Barre Saturday 12 - 1pm 202 Sarai
HIIT Monday 8 - 9pm 201 Rosalinda
Pilates Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30pm 201 Patty
Pilates Wednesday 4 - 5pm 201 Patty
Spin Sunday 5 - 6pm 150 Katie
Spin Monday 4:30 - 5:30pm 150 Grace
Spin Monday 6 - 7pm 150 Camille
Spin Monday 6 - 7pm 150 Camille
Spin Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30pm 150 Grace
Spin Tuesday 6 - 7pm 150 Sami
Spin Wednesday 8:30am - 9:30am 150 Sydney
Spin  Wednesday 4:30 - 5:30pm 150 Haley
Spin Wednesday 6 - 7pm 150 Sami
Spin Thursday 4:30 - 5:30pm 150 Sophia
Spin Thursday 6 - 7pm 150 Chelsey
Spin Friday 4 - 5pm 150 Catherine D.
Spin Saturday 10am - 11am 150 Sophia
Strength Sunday 7:30 - 8:30pm 202 Lily
Strength Sunday 11:10am - 12:10pm 201 Lexi F
Strength Monday 5 - 6pm 202 Claire
Strength Tuesday 7:30 - 8:30pm 201 Lexi F
Total Body Core Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30pm 202 Emma
Total Body Core Thursday 5 - 6pm 202 Emma
Core & Flow Friday 5 - 6pm 202 Alexandra
Yoga Monday 5 - 6pm 201 Danica

Class Descriptions

Below is a list of all of the classes that have been offered through the Group Fitness program.  Due to student instructor certifications, some classes might not be offered each semester. 

Aqua Fit This class will be held in the diving well (deep water) of the pool. Flotation belts (provided) will be used. Core strengthening, cardio and range of motion exercises will be stressed to help you reach your fitness goals. Regardless of your age, size, or fitness level, you can achieve your fitness goals. No swimming skills are needed however a comfort in deep water is a must.

Barre Set to fun and energetic music, each class incorporates an upper body workout with weights and a combination of high-intensity sequences of thigh, seat and core exercises at the barre. We always include a releasing stretch after we work a muscle group, which results in stronger and more elongated muscles while gaining flexibility. Each class is designed for you to feel invigorated, challenged, and inspired.

HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training): HIIT is one of the best ways to improve your fitness!  In this class you will work hard at your level alternating between intense bursts of activity and less-intense bursts of activity.  It is a super efficient way to burn calories, lose fat while maintaining muscle, train your heart to stronger and improve your metabolism.  Get ready to sweat and get stronger in one of the best and most efficient workouts around!

Pilates: Pilates is a system of movement and exercise created and developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates. Using specially designed moves, Pilates educates, realigns, re-patterns and balances your body. It increases muscle strength while promoting coordination, stamina and flexibility.

Spinning: A fusion of outdoor riding techniques transferred to the Indoor Cycle for a unique, user-friendly ride that will give you a great cardio workout. Feel your energy surge with this fun, high-powered cycling class including drills, hills and sprints.

Strength Training: A strength training class targeting major muscle groups using various equipment, free weights, and body weight with dynamic stretching before and after. This total body strength class incorporates bursts of cardio into movements intended to help you tone and build strength in all the major muscle groups, including – but not limited to – abs, legs, and arms.

Total Body Core: A total body toning class that works on strength training with a focus on the Core muscles. This class includes a mixture of cardio bursts, isolated strength training, and partner work. Using both body-weight and different equipment, the class aims to engage the core in every workout as a way to work towards full body fitness. Don't be afraid to sweat!

Core and Flow: Core and Flow class is focused on core exercises in all planes of motion followed by yoga inspired stretching and relaxation. This class will leave you feeling stong and invigorated.

Yoga: An energizing and rejuvenating class welcomes all levels of “yogis.” Focus on pranayama breathing with movement while creating strength and flexibility through a vinyasa flow. You will leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Zumba: A Zumba workout mixes body sculpting movements with dance steps derived from cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, hip hop, mambo, rumba, flamenco, and calypso and Salsaton. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. It targets areas such as the glutes, legs, arms, abdominals, and the heart. A Zumba class is typically not formulaic in that instructors often add on their own music choices and choreographies to make their class presentation locally unique.