Group Exercise

Cassell Fitness Studio Availability

Click the calendar links below to see when the studios are available for drop-in use or reservation. Organized Groups of 5 or more must book the studio in advance. 

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Jacobs Fitness Center Studio Availability

Reminder: Studios are available for drop-in use for exercise.  For team practice, rehearsals, school projects and other organized groups, the studio must be booked in advance. Contact to reserve the room.

Jacobs Studio Availability


Free Stuff

Monday August 31 - Sunday September 6

All Group Exercise Classes are free during the first week of the semester. No pass required, classes will be first-come, first-served, so arrive early! All fitness levels welcome. For questions about AU Group Exercise contact Becky Parks at

POUND Pro Training


Saturday Sept. 26, 2015

9:00am-5:00pm - Cassell Fitness Center

Become a POUND Pro and learn to teach the world's first cardio jam session, inspired by the energizing, infectious, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.

POUND Training Flyer

Peak Pilates Basic Mat Instructor Training

Peak Pilates

10/24/2015 - 10:00am-8:00pm

10/25/2015 - 8:00am-6:00pm

Cassell Fitness Center

The Peak Pilates Mat Certification Program provides a solid foundation in the classical Pilates mat exercises while delivering the tools to make you a more confident and effective instructor.

Pilates Training Flyer


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Monday August 31st - Sunday December 6th

New classes this fall include Body Barre, BOSU Blast, Piloxing Barre, Intense Intervals, Yoga + Meditation, Happy Hour Rotation, and more!


Drop-In Single Class Pass: $9
Semester Group Exercise Pass: $75

For questions about group exercise, contact

For specific class offerings and descriptions, see the links below:

Fall Group Exercise Schedule

SB Body Barre Instructor Training

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10/3/2015 & 10/4/2015

10am-5pm - Cassell Fitness Center

SB Body Barre uses the same interval training and muscle shaping isometrics as Barre classes but uses a weighted bar as well as barre work for legs and seat. 

Benefits of the class include a focus on the full body burn that will shape and tone your muscles and also improves balance, flexibility, and strength.

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Studio Reservations & Private Group Exercise Classes


Book your Private Event Today!

Recreational Sports and Fitness offers private group exercise classes for student organizations, academic classes and other campus groups. You can use our facilities for your event or we can bring the class to you. We offer a wide variety of class formats suitable for any/all fitness levels. We can tailor the event to your group's needs.

Our Group Exercise Studios can also be reserved by campus organizations and student groups (some restrictions apply).

To book your private class or studio reservation today please contact Becky Parks at

Schedule Your Event

About Group Exercise at American University


Want to exercise and have fun at the same time? Our Group Exercise classes are a great way to get or stay in shape and enjoy it in the process. With a variety of classes including Zumba, Cycling, Sculpt & Tone, Yoga, Bootcamp, Pilates, and more you will learn new techniques and stay motivated. Try out one of our classes today!

Group Exercise Policies

  • Pick up your pass at the front desk prior to entering class. If you have a semester pass you may pick up your pass 30 minutes prior to the start of class.
  • If you purchase a single class pass you may pick up your pass 15 minutes prior to the start of class.
  • Class sizes are limited by space and equipment used for each class. We reserve the right to cap any class at any number.
  • No admittance is permitted into classes more than 5 minutes after the class begins.
  • We reserve the right to substitute and/or cancel classes if attendance is consistently low.
  • No bags or other large personal belongings are permitted in the studios. If you have questions about locker usage please see our front desk.
  • Water bottles only. No outside food or drink.
  • Shoes must be worn for all classes with the exception of Yoga, Pilates and Martial Arts classes.
  • Clean sneakers only. No heals, black soled shoes, street shoes or dirty shoes.