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Group Fitness at Campus Recreation

The Group Fitness program at Campus Recreation at Auraria provides many different and exciting ways to exercise in a group format. There is no registration necessary; just drop in and workout. Consult the schedule for a complete listing of class offerings as well as course descriptions.

Now Hiring Fitness Instructors (PDF 351 KB)
For information regarding employment opportunities as a group fitness instructor or to apply for entrance in the group fitness mentoring program, please contact the main office at 303-556-3210.

Group Fitness classes are available to students at no additional charge - they are already paid for by your student fees.

Faculty, staff and alumni may participate with purchase of membership.

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Classes Available

What to Bring:

No registration or sign up necessary

Wear comfortable workout clothing

You MUST wear appropriate footwear for land classes such as tennis shoes or sneakers

Water bottle recommended

Please sign in upon arrival or before you leave


Indoor Cycle

This low-impact, music-driven, varied-intensity workout achieves great cardio benefits and calorie burning.  Our cycles are fully adjustable making this appropriate for all levels from a new rider to a seasoned cyclist. Bikes compatible with athletic shoes and SPD cleats. Bring water and a towel.

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Strength and Cardio


Whether you are new to strength training or just want some extra guidance in the weight room, then LIFT is the perfect class for you!  This class focuses on building strength and confidence in the weight room in a welcoming group format.


Strength and Stretch

Get strong and flexible this summer!  Increase muscular strength and endurance using a variety of equipment, such as weights, bands and fit balls, then move into an extended stretching routine to improve flexibility.  Appropriate for all fitness levels.


Ripped in 30!

Join an intense, full-body workout that takes 30 minutes! Using a variety of equipment you’ll target every muscle group at a maximum level.


Total Fitness

A bootcamp style class that is designed to challenge strength and endurance. You will burn calories and enjoy a great workout. Bring water and a towel!


Warrior Women

This cardio-based class focuses on muscular endurance and strength. You will strengthen and tone your trouble spots from head to toe.

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Core Conditioning

Abs & Back

A highly efficient, all-body workout using a variety of equipment that alternates core and upper/lower body exercise to improve muscular strength and endurance, balance, stability and flexibility.


Zumba is a combination of international dance rhythms combined with dance and fitness exercises meant to engage and captivate for life! Every class feels like a party.

Health Benefits Of Group Exercise

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Exercise is a great way to feel better, have fun, and offers many health benefits. With group workouts you feel less pressure and have the chance to meet new people on campus!

The health benefits consistent exercise can offer are:

  • Helps decrease health conditions and reduces your chance for disease
  • Improves mood
  • Boosts energy
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Helps control cholesterol
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke
  • Increased flexibility
  • Decreases the chance for osteoporosis
  • Relieves stress and anxiety

10 healthy choices to live a better life:

  • Get 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity per week
  • Strength train at least 2 days per week
  • Get 8 hours of sleep per night
  • Try breathing deeply to reduce stress
  • Make healthy food choices and eat a well balanced diet
  • Ride your bike or walk to school
  • Prepare meals ahead of time so eating healthy is convenient
  • Take group classes to stay motivated
  • Take time to be healthy
  • Find a good balance between work and play
  • Drink 8-8oz glasses of water per day

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