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Faculty & Staff Group Exercise Classes Starting Tuesday, January 17

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Join weekly in-person group exercise classes exclusively for faculty and staff! 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

New! We're excited to announce that beginning January 17, all AhealthyU fitness classes are available to faculty and staff at no-cost to you.

Hosted by AhealthyU and AU RecFit, for Spring 2023 we're offering four complimentary classes* with no extra registration or gym memberships needed to participate.

  • Classes are exclusively for faculty and staff and all activity levels are welcome. 

  • Masks are optional. For full details on in-person group exercise class policies visit the RecFit Group Exercise website.  

  • Please bring your AU ID. It is required for access to class.

  • Class participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information review the KNOW BEFORE YOU GO section or contact AhealthyU at ahealthyu@american.edu.

*AhealthyU covers the cost of AhealthyU group fitness classes to help you achieve your wellness goals. Any additional classes offered by RecFit will require payment and are also open to students.

Group exercise schedule; Monday in Congressional 4:30 - 5:15pm Strictly Strength, Tuesday in Jacobs 12:10 - 12:50 Total Body Circuit, Wednesday in Congressional Building from 4:30pm -5:15pm Strictly Strength

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Points to AhealthyU Participants

Earn 1 point for every AhealthyU group exercise class you attend. View full details at www.american.edu/points.

Spring 2023: Group Exercise Classes Schedule

Class: Yoga Flow
Time: 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Cassell, Studio A
Class capacity: 15 participants
Instructor: Lindsey 

Class: Strictly Strength
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Location: Congressional
Class capacity: 15 participants
Instructor: Michael 

 

Class: Total Body Circuit
Time: 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Jacobs Fitness Center
Class Capacity: 15 participants
Instructor: Jen

Class: Strictly Strength
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Location: Congressional
Class capacity: 15 participants
Instructor: Michael

All levels are welcomed to any of our classes! Open to all AU faculty and staff.

  • Barre: Full body workout that combines techniques from Pilates, Yoga, and Ballet. Barre is a low-impact class that focuses on high repetitions of small range movements utilizing body weight, resistance bands, the barre and much more!
  • Strictly Strength: This class is for anyone who wants to develop muscular strength and endurance. We’ll tackle basic resistance training exercises using strategic principles. This easy-to-follow workout challenges every major muscle group.
  • Total Body Circuit: A full body workout that is designed to strengthen and tone your whole body! This class will challenge you through bursts of body weight movements and cardiovascular training. All levels are welcome and will leave feeling accomplished and empowered to take on the day.

  • Yoga Flow: This yoga class links movement and breath creating a sense of flow and release tension. We will explore a combination of yoga styles including Hatha (static poses), Vinyasa (flowing through poses), and Gentle or Restorative yoga promoting increased strength, focus and flexibility. All levels are welcome and will leave feeling centered and renewed. 

More Information

  • No class registration is required, but you must sign and submit an electronic AhealthyU exercise release form to participate.
  • Check-in for AhealthyU classes in Jacobs and Cassell Fitness Centers begin 15 minutes prior to the start of class at the front desk for either Jacobs or Cassell based on class location.
  • All participants must present their Staff AU ID card at the fitness center front desk for access to classes. Participants in all of AhealthyU's group exercise classes must follow Fitness Center rules and regulations. This includes arriving for classes in proper workout gear and footwear (no sandals or toed shoes).
  • Class participation is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Masks are optional for participants.
  • Any bags brought to the fitness center must be stored in a locker. No bags are allowed on the floor of the gym or group exercise rooms or on top of any equipment or furniture in the fitness center.  
  • Individuals participating in indoor classes will be provided equipment, but those who wish to bring their own yoga mat are welcome to do so.

For full details on in-person group exercise policies visit the RecFit Group Exercise website. Please email ahealthyu@american.edu with any questions.

We're excited to announce that beginning August 29, 2022, all AhealthyU fitness classes are available to faculty and staff at no-cost to you. AhealthyU covers the cost of their fitness classes to support your wellness goals.

Hosted by AhealthyU and AU RecFit, for Fall 2022 we're offering four complimentary classes* with no extra registration or gym memberships needed to participate.

  • Total Body Circuit
  • Strictly Strength
  • Yoga Flow (2)

Please note the complimentary classes only apply to the AhealthyU group fitness classes listed. Additional RecFit Classes do require payment and/or a RecFit membership. Learn how to become a RecFit member!

*$5 drop-in fee waived for all AhealthyU group exercise classes compliments of AhealthyU. AU ID is required to attend fitness classes.