Group Exercise

Interested in Becoming a Personal Trainer?

Fall 2014 - HFIT 196 Personal Trainer Prep Course

This 2-credit course will use both classroom and hands-on learning to prepare you to sit for the ACE Certified Personal Trainer Exam. Participants will learn to use a variety of equipment and training methods. Students will have the chance to interview for a PT position with Rec Sports & Fitness

For Course Details see flyer attached below. For more information contact Julie Avans at

Course Details

Summer 2014 Group Exercise Schedule - Session 2

Summer Session 2

Monday June 30th - Friday August 8th

Check out the schedule below to see when your favorite instructors are teaching this summer.  Summer unlimited passes are $50. The pass is good for both Session 1 and Session 2 Fitness Classes, a total of 12 weeks of fitness! Drop-in for $7 a class.

Summer Session 2 Group Fitness Schedule

Studio Reservations & Private Classes

Our studios in both Jacobs and Cassell Fitness Centers are 

available for AU students and AU groups to reserve. Room reservations are FREE of charge to all AU groups.

Interested in hosting your own fitness class for an event or fundraiser?  Recreational Sports and Fitness can partner with you by providing an instructor, equipment and/or space for your class or event. A fee applies to cover the cost of the instructor. Rates vary based on class format and instructor.

Contact Julie Avans at to request your studio space or private fitness class today!


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.