Fitness Class Descriptions
Thanks for coming to our group fitness page. Navigating your way here is the first step in joining the group fitness movement and beginning - or continuing - an active, healthy, and fun lifestyle. Why do people workout in groups? It creates a sense of community, energy, shared purpose, and motivation. Simply put: you're in it together.
Our instructors are all trained and certified in their specific disciplines and cater their classes to all ability levels, ensuring you will leave their group class experiencing a workout that suits you individually. Whether you're new or experienced in the world of group fitness, check out the description for the class you are interested in to make sure you are prepared for your first class here at RECentral.
is a great workout for any level of fitness. Don’t let the name fool you. Get ready to put the WORK OUT back into your routine! We'll be working hard, indoors and out, using body weight exercises and drills to kick up that metabolism, strengthen those muscles, and elevate the heart rate.
All ability levels welcome, please bring water and a towel.
features energetic hip-hop styled dance choreography that makes this class one of the most upbeat and fun cardio classes out there! Learn the latest dance moves to the hottest and most current music! Trim and fit waistlines, arms, and backsides will result from these hip shaking moves that will let the inner-dancer in you shine.
The CCSU Cardio Dance class is 45 minutes long and is typically held in Davidson 123, but check the schedule for the updated location. Please wear comfortable clothes and sneakers and bring water!
is a great workout that can be tailored to all levels: for our seasoned athletes, fitness fanatics, and exercise beginners. A typical class involves an instructor who leads the participants through routines that are designed to simulate terrain and situations similar to riding a bike outdoors, all at a self-directed pace. Movements and positions include hill climbs, sprints, and interval training. Instructors use music, motivation, visualization, and coaching to lead students through a ride that best suits their fitness level and goals. More than just a great workout – indoor cycling creates a sense of community, shared purpose, and lasting lifestyle change. Of course if you're looking for a calorie-burning, energizing, fun workout, we can help with that too.
At CCSU we use Keiser® Bikes, all equipped with computer screens that measure your distance, calories, and cadence. Classes are 45-50minutes in length, beginner classes are 30, including warm up, cool down, and stretching. Classes are typically held in the corner of the Bubble in Kaiser Hall. For your first session it is best to arrive 5-10minutes early so the instructor can fit you to your bike. Bring water and a towel. Cycling shoes and shorts are recommended.
A jacked up version of our regular bootcamp class! Exercises are taught in high-intensity intervals and will have you begging for water breaks! Recommended for more advanced clients.
K.O. Cardio Boxing:
is an introductory class into the sport of boxing. You will learn strength and speed exercises along with basic boxing punches. Key skills for boxing include: Speed, Power, Agility and Endurance. Boxing is an explosive, ballistic sport. The ONLY way to prepare for this sport is by training in a manner, which mimics the demands that you will encounter inside the ring. The ring is a lonely place for the fighter who is not in shape. Boxing includes short, intense bouts of high-energy activity. It reshapes muscles, burns tons of calories and elevates metabolism.
Self Defense is a fun, active workout that incorporates high kicks, fast punches and other strengthening moves that will get you feeling more confident than ever. You will learn a variety of martial arts techniques that will your form and fitness level will benefit from. The movements and pacing of this class will have your arms, legs and torso sculpted in no time. Don't forget the stress relief that comes from hitting the heavy bag!
This 45 minute class includes warm-up, cool down, and fast-pace workout using body weight exercises and a punching bag. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water.
Using a self-myofascial release technique, this class will help stretch your muscles to new lengths! Feeling sore or tight? This is the class for you!
is a high energy Latin inspired dance fitness program that involves dance and aerobic elements. Unlike a typical dance class where counts are used, Zumba involves following the music with repetitive movements and choreography that incorporates hip-hop, samba, salsa, meringue, mambo, martial arts, and some Bollywood and belly dance moves in addition to squats and lunges. Join this exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness party that’s moving millions of people toward happy and healthy lifestyles. At CCSU Zumba classes are 45 minutes. Wear clothes you can move and sweat in, bring water and your friends to spice up the party!
combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness-party. Participants learn to use lightweight hand weights to target arms, abs, glutes, and thighs. At CCSU Zumba Toning, classes are 45 minute. Wear clothes you can move and sweat in, bring water and your friends to spice up the party!