University of Vermont

Fitness & Wellness

Group Fitness Class Descriptions

All participants must register for biometric scanning at the Campus Recreation Office to access group fitness classes.

Strength | Cycling | Yoga | Dance

For the most accurate information for class times, instructors and names see the LIVE schedule.

*NOTE: The length of the class time can vary.

Strength -

Arms, Butt and Core (A.B.C.)

This class will creatively focus on exercises pertaining to your arms, butt and core. This circuit style class will bring a variety of exercises to fully work your arms, butt, and core. This is a great compliment to what you do for cardio outside of class.

Kickboxing MA

This martial arts class is practiced across the world as a popular fighting style that incorporates strikes with your hands and feet. The methods presented will improve your self-defense while improving your fitness.  You will learn how to dodge, defend and counter the offensive attacks of your opponent.  Contact on pads will take place in this class and wraps are highly recommended. 

Key to Success for Kickboxing MA: Please stop by the front desk to get a pair of wraps prior to class for $9.00.

Body Pump - Les Mills

BODYPUMP™ is for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit – fast.

Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. It will burn up to 430 calories*. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.

BODYPUMP is available as a either a 55, 45 or 30-minute workout.

CX Worx - Les Mills

Exercising muscles around the core, CXWORX™ provides the vital ingredient for a stronger body. A stronger core makes you better at all things you do, from everyday life to your favorite sports - it’s the glue that holds everything together.

All the moves in CXWORX have options, so it’s challenging but achievable for your own level of fitness. During the 30-minute workout trained instructors guide you through correct technique as you work with resistance tubes and weight plates, as well as body weight exercises like crunches, and hovers. You will also get into some hip, butt and lower back exercises.

The TRX suspension training class invites you to use your body and gravity to be your machine.  The TRX Suspension Trainer exercises allows for the use of multiple planes of motion and works multiple muscles and joints simultaneously.  Are you new to TRX? Arrive early to class and your instructor will bring you up to speed. There is a maximum of 12 spots in each training session. This class is designed to feel like a group personal training session.
Why TRX?
Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility, and core strength simultaneously.  Traditional weight training often only works one muscle at a time and the TRX forces you to use normal coordinated muscle effort, used to complete most everyday activities.  The TRX is fun and unique we promise you won’t be bored.

Check out TRX videos on the official TRX You Tube page.


TRX instructors will present a group suspension training class that incorporates intervals of TRX moves and bodyweight, agilities or mat work. Come engage all your muscles with this non-stop workout. Build overall strength, balance and flexibility with this total-body program. TRX Training challenges users with a fast-paced workout that makes the time fly by. Timed sets will keep your heart rate pumping as you power through the reps at your own level.

TRX Core

TRX instructors will inspire you in just 30 minutes through a group suspension training class that incorporates TRX moves and mat work to improve core strength.


U-Barre is short for University Barre, a Barre fitness class specially geared and directed for the University community. U-Barre classes are best described as Pilates evolved, allowing everyone to find more ease in movement, coordination and flexibility. U-Barre brings together the disciplines of Yoga, Pilates, and sports conditioning into one system, targeting specific problem areas like the seat, abdominals, arms, and thighs. This class will take you through the structured class with an emphasis on basic sequence and movements. This class is highly recommended for any Barre fitness beginner or enthusiast!

Cycling - NEW SUMMER 2016 Keiser M3i Studio

[Room 217 Gutterson next to the Hockey Rink on the second floor] - Please be sure to arrive early to allow time to properly adjust your bike. Bring water and a towel. All levels welcome!


No experience needed!

Our Keiser M3i bikes have revolutionary new displays. The rider can see miles, rpm, heart rate, power, gears and kilocalories. This bike has the highest industry rating for power measurements, the power measurement is a key feature of these bikes. These bikes are a smooth and quite ride with magnetic resistance and the fly wheel in the back. This combination forces the rider to create the momentum of the ride and to keep the ride pace throughout their workout. Our bikes have Bluetooth technology and adjust four ways for the rider to set up the right fit for their body.

Our indoor cycling program offers an energizing, cycling-inspired group exercise training with expert coaching, exhilarating music and a unique mind/body philosophy – all at a self-directed pace. During the class the instructor will educate and motivate you in drills that use the bike features of distance, time and effort. We encourage you to wear a heartrate monitor. Together, you will experience drills that simulate flat roads, climb hills, sprint and race! It is truly a fantastic cardiovascular class. Bring a towel and water and be ready to sweat!

Cycling - Watts & Core

Can you say “complete workout”???  Combine a fun cardio workout measured by watts on the bike with a core workout and you will leave feeling accomplished. You will be educated and motivated to effectively use the gears and velocity to maximize power output (measured in watts).

Cycling - Power Play

We will maximize your potential as an indoor rider. You will get the benefits of training with power. This individualize workout is challenging for both new and experienced riders. From training zones to power drills, these sessions will guide you to use power effectively while enjoying a fun workout. Join us to play with power!

Cycling & Core

Come join us for the ultimate ride topped with 10 minutes of challenging core work on a Bosu and/or mat.

RPM - Les Mills

RPM™ is a group indoor cycling workout where you control the intensity. It's fun and low impact. With great music pumping and the group spinning as one, your instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. In an RPM workout you repeatedly spin the pedals to reach your cardio peak then ease back down.


Key to Success for Yoga:  We provide mats, blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps. If you would prefer to purchase your own mat stop by the front desk and get a mat and bag for $20.
Yoga Energy

A quick paced (vinyasa-inspired) class infused with core exercises. After a brief wake up and warm of all major joints students will bring their body temperatures up and harness breath to move through more challenging paced flows and inspiring postures.  Class will end with some breath work and/or mediation prior to final relaxation.

Yoga Flow

Flowing yoga (vinyasa-inspired), original yoga flows linking breath and movement.

Yoga Focus

Strengthen your physical yoga postures and go deeper with breathing/meditation, this practice will hold active postures for longer durations.

Yoga Restore

Restorative and/or yin with the goal to unwind your nervous system with restorative postures.

Dance Fitness

Zumba Fitness

Fuse hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away, no experience necessary. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, and to get hooked. Participants are invited to make up their own moves, to laugh and to have fun! You don’t have to be a dancer to participate in this class. Come and ZUMBA!

For more information, call Fitness Programs at (802) 656-7713 or email

Last modified October 05 2017 09:13 AM