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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 and see below for class descriptions.

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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Group Fit 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 to the computer upon arrival or before you leave class

Cycling Classes

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.  Indoor Cycling Flyer

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Strength and Cardio Classes

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.

Cardio Mix

Try something different with Cardio Mix!  Challenge your whole body and improve cardiovascular fitness with cardio intervals, kickboxing, and much more. Low-impact modifications are shown throughout the class, so you can work at your own level.  You will never know what to expect, but you are sure to sweat and have fun!  All fitness levels welcome. Cardio Mix Flyer

 Total Fit

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!

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Core Conditioning Classes

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®

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. Zumba Flyer

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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