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Fitness & Wellness

 fitness instructor oerforming single leg deadlift

University Recreation's Fitness & Wellness department strives to promote healthy lifestyle choices that enhance the personal wellness of the greater APSU community through quality educational and activity-based fitness programs and services. 

Group Fitness Schedule  Govs Fit Camp  Paddleboard    Group Fitness Descriptions   

Aerial Conditioning  Aerial Silks   Instructors  Adaptive Recreation

                                                                                

Group Fitness Schedule

Spring 2021 Group Fitness Schedule March 15-May 7

Register for Fitness Classes Here

**Check out our FREE pop-up AQUA FITNESS classes this month! Register at the links below today!


University Recreation offers a wide variety of classes that allow you to get a great workout led by experienced instructors. Formats range from 30-minute focused sessions to full hour classes. This program is intended to be drop-in in nature so that anyone can attend a class at any point during the semester. Unless otherwise specified, classes are taught at an intermediate level, while the instructors provide suggestions to make exercises more or less challenging according to your personal fitness level. Classes are FREE to anyone with a membership to the Foy Fitness & Recreation Center, including APSU students, faculty/staff and affiliates. 

Weekly Schedule January 11 - May 7
  • 5 - 5:30 pm Circuit Burn (Studio A) with Brittany 
  • 5:30 - 6 pm Butts & Guts (Studio A) with Brittany 

Paid Program (dates will vary)

  • 6:30 - 7:30 am Boot Camp with Jaren, every Monday-Thursday, Studio A
  • 5 - 6 pm Aerial Silks every Monday & Thursday, Gym Court C 
Mats are NOT provided. Please bring your own mat to classes.
Participants will need to get a spray bottle and towel upon entry to clean equipment.
  • 5 - 5:30 pm MASHUP® (Studio A) with Christine
  • 6:15 - 7:00 pm Cycle & Core (Studio A) with Jaren 

Paid Program (dates will vary)

  • 6:30 - 7:30 am Boot Camp with Jaren, every Monday-Thursday, Studio A
Mats are NOT provided. Please bring your own mat to classes.
Participants will need to get a spray bottle and towel upon entry to clean equipment. 
 
  • 5 - 5:45 pm POUND® (Studio A) with Christine
  • 5:30 - 6:00 pm Zen Stretch (Cycling Studio) with Tashaunda ~In-Person & Virtual~ 
  • 6 - 6:45 pm Arms & Abs (Studio A) with Jaren

Paid Program (dates will vary)

  • 6:30 - 7:30 am Boot Camp with Jaren, every Monday-Thursday, Studio A
Mats are NOT provided. Please bring your own mat to classes.
Participants will need to get a spray bottle and towel upon entry to clean equipment. 
 
  • 12 - 12:30 pm Yoga Stretch (Studio A) with Lauren ~In-Person & Virtual~
  • 4:30 - 5:15 pm Women on Weights (Studio A) with Brandi
  • 5:00 - 5:45 pm Power Yoga (Cycling Studio) with Wendi ~In-Person & Virtual~ 

Paid Program

  • 6:30 - 7:30 am Boot Camp with Jaren, every Monday-Thursday, Studio A
  • 5 - 6 pm Aerial Silks every Monday & Thursday, Gym Court C
Mats are NOT provided. Please bring your own mat to classes.
Participants will need to get a spray bottle and towel upon entry to clean equipment. 
  • 9:30 - 10:15 am Cycle & Core (Studio A) with Wendi 
  • 10:30 - 11:30 am Yoga (Studio A) with Wendi ~In-Person & Virtual~ 
Mats are NOT provided. Please bring your own mat to classes.
Participants will need to get a spray bottle and towel upon entry to clean equipment. 
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Aerial Silks

student in Aerial Silks class on blue silk in a seated poseAerial Silks is a fusion of yoga, pilates, aerial inspired dance, and fitness movements/exercises performed either partially or fully suspended. This program is great for anyone looking to add a new challenge to their workout, try something different and have fun. This program is for all fitness levels; every exercise/movement can be modified to suit your abilities. Challenge yourself in all new ways! Sessions are 6-weeks long, meeting 2 days per week.

During the Fall & Spring semesters, Level 1 and Level 2 sessions are offered. Level 1 is for those brand new to aerial or maybe just need to refine some skills. Level 2 is for more experienced participants. Participants will need approval from instructors before signing up for the Level 2 class.

Drop-in Classes: Drop-ins are currently unavailable. 

SUMMER 2021

DATES:

TIMES

LOCATION: Foy Center Court C 

SESSION PRICING:

*Limit 14 per level/time slot

Register Now!  

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 Aerial Conditioning

silks instructor doing music box pose on red silkGet a whole new kind of workout with Aerial Conditioning! This class can be a fun new fitness challenge, an added workout to Aerial Silks, or a way to help you build up your strength and confidence for Aerial Silks. Conditioning will help improve your core and upper body strength, build your endurance and enhance your flexibility. All levels are welcome and no experience is required!

 

SUMMER 2021

DATES: TBD

TIMES: TBD

LOCATION: Foy Center Court C

SESSION PRICING:

*Limit 14 per class. No experience required!*

Register Now! 

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Govs FIT Camp

female student at Foy Center performing a bent over row with 20 pound dumbbellGovs FIT Camp is a 6-week program designed to help you reach your fitness goals and enhance your overall wellness! Govs FIT Camp classes are typically smaller groups which allows the instructor to focus on each participant. This class meets 3 days per week with one other day reserved for wellness activities that can be done in-person or over Zoom. Workouts range from cardio and strength based exercises to core work, interval training, circuits and much more. Wellness Days will focus on a variety of topics like sleep, healthy eating, mindfulness, flexibility and stress management. Get the accountability and motivation you need to maximize your physical, mental and emotional well-being with Govs FIT Camp!


SUMMER 2021

DATES:

TIMES: Mon., Wed., Fri. 7 - 8 am

LOCATION: Class meets outside of Studio A, upstairs at the Foy Center. Depending on weather, class may move outside. 

PRICING:

Registration Now! 

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Paddleboard Yoga

students on paddleboards in the pool holding a plank

Paddleboard Fitness uses the stand up paddleboards in the pool to challenge your balance, core and overall strength. Class will begin with getting comfortable on the paddleboard and basic exercises laying down or on your knees before moving to standing, as well as incorporating some yoga moves. This class is for all fitness levels! No experience required; the class is on a drop-in basis. Each class is different, so don't worry if you miss a week!


SPRING 2021

DATES:

Free with APSU access!
 

LOCATION: Class meets in the deep end of the Foy Pool. Participants need to be able to swim in the deep end.

Register Now! 


Class Descriptions

This upper body muscular conditioning class targets your core, shoulders, chest, biceps & triceps. Sculpt sexy, toned arms through body weight and resistance exercises.

This 30-minute class focuses on building a stronger core and booty! You'll work your abs, low back, glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves using your own bodyweight, dumbbells, resistance bands and more.

This class is designed to challenge your cardiorespiratory and muscular endurance. Burn calories and build strength with interval and circuit style workouts using a combination of body weight exercises, medicine balls, resistance bands, weights, plyometrics and more!

Check out this high intensity cardio workout with a twist! Cycle & Core incorporates a gut-wrenching core workout off the bike; challenging your abs, low back and hip flexors.

Maximize your results in less time with three classes in one!  Experience a short, effective workout with Variable-Intensity-Interval-Training (VIIT)  This research based program features Mind/Body, Agility & Strength, and High-Intensity Interval exercises for three fitness levels for a fun and challenging workout!

POUND® is the alternative group fitness format inspired by drumming! Get a full-body workout  that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.

Power Yoga combines vinyasa flows to get your heart rate up and longer holds to challenge your strength & flexibility. Push yourself to new limits or take this class at your own pace, you'll still get a great workout!

Learn the basics of weightlifting, building muscle, and shattering myths about weights making women "too bulky"! This class will work the whole body using dumbbells, Olympic bars, body weight & cables to make yourself stronger. 
Yoga is a series of carefully designed postures with a strong emphasis on breathing, concentration and flexibility of the mind and body. Work on your strength and flexibility while learning to calm and focus your mind to help you de-stress. 

Yoga Restore focuses on relaxation, breathing and gentle flexibility. This class is great for anyone new to yoga, looking for a slower-paced practice, or just need a break from their day and to reset and restore. 

We all need a break every now and again, especially mental breaks. Get a gentle stretch and clear your head with guided meditation in this 30-minute class. Zen Stretch will help rest your body, ease your stress and relax your mind. 

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Group Fitness Instructors

Brittany Brown, group fitness instructor, in dancer's poseClasses: Yoga, Circuit Burn, Butts & Guts

Classes: Boot Camp, Arms & Abs, Cycle & Core, Paddleboard Fitness

Classes: Aerial Silks

Classes: MASHUP®, POUND® 

Classes: Zen Stretch

Wendi LangfordClasses: Aqua Step, Cardio & Core

Classes: Women on Weights

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 Things to Remember:

For your safety as well as class flow, we ask that you arrive with enough time to join the class prior to the scheduled start time. To ensure participant safety and avoid class disruption, instructors may refuse entry to late participants.

Dress Code Notes

For a more detailed description of requirements, see the University Recreation dress code.

Minor Policy

Minors are not allowed in group fitness classes without being supervised by a parent/guardian at all times and must participate in the class. All guest policies apply.

Spectators are not allowed in group fitness classes, regardless of age. This helps us ensure a safe and fun work out environment for all participants.

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 Adaptive Recreation Opportunities

Everyone should be able to participate in physical and recreation activities.  This is accomplished through modifications in traditional sports, programs, and fitness training that allow participants and athletes to train and play alongside their non-disabled peers. 

Our goal in introducing an Adaptive Recreation program is to raise awareness and provide opportunities for those of specialized populations to be physically active regardless of disability. 

Many pieces of equipment in the fitness center can be modified and used for adaptive fitness training, including:

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