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Olivia Greer
Fitness Coordinator, Group Exercise

Jacobs Fitness Center

Recreational Sports & Fitness 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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Group Exercise

With a variety of formats, group exercise participants at AU RecFit enjoy a fun and inclusive group atmosphere. Our certified instructors teach classes that cater to all fitness levels and interests.

RecFit members can purchase an unlimited semester pass which allows you to take as many classes as you would like all semester. Or you can purchase an individual class pass. To purchase, visit either Fitness Center front desk.

Spring Semester Prices

Unlimited Semester Pass $75
Single Class Pass: $9

Monday - Spring

Gentle Yoga w/ Cynthia @ Cassell A
Express Cycle w/ Carly @ Jacobs
Rhythm Ride w/ Melanie @ Jacobs
Strictly Strength w/ Olivia @ Cassell B
Zumba w/ Ayla @ Cassell A
Candlelight Yoga w/ Katelyn @ Cassell B

Tuesday - Spring

Sunrise Yoga Flow w/ Char @ Cassell A
Yoga Flow w/ Alex-Marie @ Cassell B
Strictly Strength w/ Laura @ Cassell A
Yoga Flow w/ Alex K. @ Cassell A
Zumba w/ Chelsea @ Cassell B
Express Bootcamp w/ Marisa @ Jacobs
Performance Stretch w/ Marisa @ Jacobs
Yoga Flow w/ Sam @ Cassell B
Glow Cycle w/ Emmy @ Jacobs
Zumba w/ Chanettia @ Cassell A

Wednesday - Spring

Express Cycle w/ Olivia @ Jacobs
Yoga Flow w/ Eva @ Cassell B
Express Cycle w/ Cynthia @ Jacobs
Zumba w/ Suad @ Cassell A
Rhythm Ride w/ Melanie @ Jacobs
Express Bootcamp w/ Jenn @ Cassell B
Hard Core w/ Jenn @ Cassell B
Gentle Yoga w/ Sam @ Jacobs
Hip Hop w/ Chanettia @ Cassell AB

Thursday - Spring

Sunrise Yoga Flow w/ Char @ Jacobs
Yoga Nidra w/ Erina @ Cassell A
Express Bootcamp w/ Olivia @ Jacobs
Rhythm Ride w/ Emmy @ Jacobs
Zumba w/ Ayla @ Cassell B
Killer Kettlebells w/ Marisa @ Cassell A
Hard Core w/ Marisa @ Cassell A
Gentle Yoga w/ Alex K. @ Jacobs

Friday - Spring

Killer Kettlebells w/ Laura @ Cassell A
Express Cycle w/ Carly @ Jacobs
Performance Stretch w/ Laura @ Cassell A
Free Happy Hour Rotation @ Cassell AB

Saturday - Spring

Rhythm Ride w/ Melanie @ Jacobs
Hip Hop w/ Chanettia @ Cassell A
Yoga Flow w/ Sam @ Jacobs

Sunday - Spring

Express Bootcamp w/ Marisa @ Jacobs
Gentle Yoga w/ Alex-Marie @ Cassell A
Express Cycle w/ Emmy @ Jacobs
Zumba w/ Chanettia @ Cassell AB

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Class Descriptions

This 45-minute class offers a high-intensity indoor cycling workout. Each instructor will lead you through a belnd of climbs, flats, and sprints to help reach your goals. This class is open to all level! 

Cycling....With black lights, neon glow sticks, and exhilarating music! Come ride with us in this high energy one-hour class developed for all levels, providing lots of sweat and fun!

Indoor cycling ride set to exhilarating beats. The instructor will lead you through an hour of uniquely blended climbs, flats, and sprints to the beat of the music. This class is open to all levels! 

Using various equipment, this 45-minute H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Training) class combines a variety of strength, plyometric and anaerobic movements to get you in shape. All levels are welcome! 

Your core is the foundation of all your strength. This 30-minute class will develop and strengthen all the muscles of your core including your abs, glutes, and lower back.

A balance of kettlebells and body weight exercises for the perfect combination of strength and power. This class is a great way to get yiour cardio and strength workout in 45 minutes!

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. 

This class blends cardiovascular exercise with strength training and mat work to give you a total body workout. Join us for 20 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of strength training, and 20 minutes of core work! *Try out this class on February 7th during our Happy Hour class time*

Gentle candlelight fosters an atmosphere of tranquility, liberation, and self-realization through movement. Center your mind and body while flowing through various postures that promote increased strength, focus and flexibility. All levels are sure to have a great workout while lowering stress.

Center your mind and body while flowing through various postures that promote increased strength, focus and flexibility. This class will introduce foundational yoga postures, teach you how to breath and help you feel more comfortable in the yoga practice. Open to all levels. 

Get your flow on in this dynamic yoga class! Yoga Flow links movement and breath creating a sense of flow and release tension. You'll glide and flow into a blissful relaxation. All levels are welcome and will leave feeling centered and renewed.

This meditation focused class will help you relax and quiet your mind. We will begin with a restorative flow and then you will follow along to the teacher's cues brining attention to different parts of the body. Yoga Nidra will quiet your mind by leading you through a deep, extended relaxation period turning your focus inward. 

Improve posture, recover from workouts, and increase flexibility. This 20-minute class utilizes foam rolling to increase blood flow, reduce muscle soreness, and decrease injury risks. The instructor will also lead you through static and dynamic stretching techinques. 

Hip Hop is a great way of working out the body through fun and rhythmic exercise. Dancing can set you on course for a healthier and more active lifestyle!

Join us for fund, dance and fitness that incorporates many styles of dance, international rhythms, and a club-like atomosphere that leaves all Zumba participants hooked! No dance experience is required.

A rotation of RecFit Instructors will offer a different class every week! Be prepared for anything from Yoga, to Zumba, to Barre! Happy Hour is FREE for Spring 2020. 

1/17 - Barre | Cassell AB | Laura

1/24 - Gentle Yoga | Cassell AB | Robin

2/07 - 20/20/20 | Cassell AB | Olivia

2/14 - Zumba | Cassell AB | Suad

2/21 - Yoga Flow | Cassell AB | Katelyn

2/28 - Candlelight Yoga | Cassell AB | Charlene

3/06 - Hip Hop | Cassell AB | Chelsea

3/13 - Zumba | Cassell AB | Suad

3/20 - Bootcamp | Cassell AB | Marisa 

3/27 - Yoga Flow | Cassell AB | Sam

4/03 - Bootcamp | Cassell AB | Olivia 

4/10 - Rhythm Ride | Jacobs | Melanie*

4/17 - Yoga Flow | Cassell AB | Alex Marie

4/24 - Bootcamp | Cassell AB | Marisa

*Cycle classes start at 5:30 PM in the Jacobs facility*

2016 Group Ex Instructor with Barbell

We Are Hiring Instructors!

Are you already a certified group fitness instructor? AU RecFit is looking for instructors to teach a variety of classes. You MUST already hold a current group fitness instructor certification to apply. To apply, please contact Olivia at

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Participants in a group exercise class

Private Group Exercise Classes

We offer private group exercise classes for student organizations, academic classes, and other campus affiliates. Groups can use our facilities, if available, for their event or we can bring the class to you. We offer a wide variety of class formats suitable for all fitness levels and can tailor the event to your group's needs.

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