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. 

Cassell Studio A

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

Become a Zumba Instructor - Zumba Basic 1 Training

Zumba April

Saturday April 11th - 10:00am to 7:00pm - Cassell Fitness Center

Learn all the basic skills to teach a Zumba class in this one-day training. Training includes 2 Master Classes, along with Music, Choreography and DVD's.  ACE Instructors will earn 0.8 CEC's.  AFAA Instructors will earn 8 CEU's.  

  • Early Registration $225 by 3/21
  • Regular Registration $290 by 4/4
  • Rush Registration $315 by 4/11

Register Here!

Give and Receive - Shoes for Fitness

Shoes for Fitness

Wednesday March 25th - All Fitness Classes  

Donate used sneakers to attend any group exercise class for FREE on Wednesday March 25th.  If you already have an unlimited semester pass, donating sneakers will enter you into a raffle to win a Rec Sports and Fitness T-Shirt.   

For more information contact Catherine Lynch at

Shoes for Fitness Flyer

New UPace App


Spring 2015 Group Exercise Sale Pass - On Sale Now!


Same great classes - New lower price!  Unlimited Semester Sale Pass is valid now through finals week.  Over 40 classes a week to choose from including cycling, yoga, pilates, sculpting, Zumba, kickboxing & more!


Unlimited Semester Sale Pass: $40 (Sale starts 3/16)

**This pass allows you to attend any/all classes all semester long**

Drop-In Single Class Pass: $7

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

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Studio Reservations & Private Group Fitness 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 Julie Avans 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.