Group Exercise

New Year, New You Fitness Festival!

Fit Fest

Saturday January 31st from 1:00-6:00pm in the Cassell Fitness Center

  • Specialty Group Exercise Classes
  • Fitness Assessments & Challenges
  • Fun Photo Booth & Wellness Games
  • Goodie Bags to the first 100 Participants
  • Raffle Prizes (the more you participate, the more raffle tickets you earn)

FREE to all AU Students.  Click here for a Schedule of Events!

ACE Group Exercise Instructor Course


Interested in Becoming a Group Exercise Instructor?

Register for the course:

  • Spring 2015 - HFIT 260
  • Meets Tuesdays & Fridays from 10:20am-11:35am

The course covers topics related to anatomy, physiology, fitness, class design, teaching techniques and more!  Each week participants will sample and evaluate a wide variety of fitness class formats.

At the end of the course you will have the chance to audition to teach fitness classes here at AU. The certification exam is not included in the course; but you will receive large student discount.

For more information see the attached flyer below:

ACE Course Flyer

Spring 2015 Group Exercise Classes

Spring 2015 GX edit

Our group exercise classes are a great way to blend fun, friends and fitness.  Over 40 classes a week to choose from including cycling, yoga, pilates, sculpting, Zumba, kickboxing & more!

New classes for Spring 2015 include:

  • Killer Kettlebells
  • Step & Sculpt
  • Meditation


Unlimited Semester Pass: $65

**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.