Four new fitness classes are now offered at Campus Rec

written by Kirsten Wandry, Student Affairs

Get a head start on your fitness journey this year with four new classes from Campus Recreation. If you’ve never tried a group fitness class before, now is the perfect time to give it a try. New offers this year include FREE classes that do not require the purchase of an all-class pass.

Group fitness classes can be a great mental health break between classes and other commitments, giving you the chance to go screen-free and thrive in an uplifting social atmosphere. Having an instructor who pushes you to do your best, alongside classmates who encourage and inspire you, makes a group lesson a unique and beneficial experience.

In group lessons, you don’t have to worry about creating a new routine – the instructor will take care of that. Likewise, group classes can help you develop your training skills – the more classes you attend, the more choreography, exercises, and routines you will learn. It can give you renewed confidence at the gym to develop your own workouts.

“Everyone should come to classes – whether you are new to fitness or have been training for years, there is always a place for you in our classes. Classes offer participants from all fitness backgrounds the opportunity to benefit from their workouts and hopefully even learn a new move or two,” said Annalisa Mazza, Fitness Group Coordinator.

Book Express

This 30-minute class is free and takes place at noon on Wednesdays at the Campus Rec Center. Pound Express is a fast-paced workout that involves bodyweight movements and drumsticks, which is a creative way to work your whole body while laughing and making lots of noise. For a similar experience, try Pound Fitness, an extended 50-minute version from 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Fridays at the Recreations & Wellness Center (this version is not free).

Husker HIIT

Another free half-hour class is Husker HIIT, which focuses on training the whole body in just 30 minutes using interval training. This strength class takes place at noon on Fridays at the Campus Rec Center.

cardio kickboxing

While technically not a brand new class, Cardio Kickboxing returns to Campus Recreation after an absence from the schedule. This course offers two schedules: 6 a.m. to 6:50 a.m. on Mondays and 8 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Campus Rec Center. Cardio Kickboxing requires an all-class pass to participate.

Sculpt the cardio

A strength and sculpting class, Cardio Sculpt is similar to the familiar Total Body Tone class, but works at a higher intensity level. This class has two weekly sessions available: 6-6:50 a.m. Tuesdays and 7-7:50 p.m. Wednesdays at the Campus Rec Center. Cardio Sculpt requires an All Class Pass to participate.

Check out the full fitness class schedule to plan your workout routines accordingly and follow @unlcampusrec on Instagram to keep up to date with future updates.

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