Group Fitness

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Group Fitness classes allow members to participate in instructed fitness. These classes are a great way to stay active, have fun, and meet new people. Group Fitness classes are offered during the academic school year and are FREE for students and members.

Group Fitness instructors are typically SSU students, although the position is open to everyone.

Participation in the Group Fitness program is open to all fitness levels!


Buti Yoga is a high-intensity fusion of power yoga, cardio-intensive tribal dance, strength and conditioning, and deep abdominal toning through a signature spiral movement all within the framework of vinyasa flow. In Indian Marathi, buti means " the cure to something hidden or kept secret." This all-in-one workout tones and sculpts the entire body while listening to upbeat music. Buti creates a strong, empowered group that resembles a tribe that preaches self-love and self-care.

Cycling is a high-energy workout class. It's an efficient way to burn calories, and an effective method to improve endurance, power, and strength.

Jazzercise is a dance-based full-body workout, blending dance with Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and strength training. Each class incorporates cardio and strength training, set to top 40 music.

Yoga includes various styles that combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation.

HIIT Training stands for High Intensity Interval Training incorporates several rounds of exercise that alternate between several minutes of high intensity movements to significantly increase the heart rate. Check out this 30 minute class for an amazing quick workout. 

Restorative Yoga helps you escape your daily pressures and leave feeling relaxed and ready to take on the world!

Water Aerobics provides a high-intensity workout in shallow water to increase strength and endurance for the upper and lower body and core.

Strength/Core  is designed to build core muscle groups while improving posture through performing a variety of exercises that strengthen the abdomen, legs, arms, and back muscles.


How do I sign up for a Group Fitness class?

All Group Fitness classes are free. Group Fitness participants must be current students or Campus Recreation members. For more information regarding membership prices, please see our Campus Recreation membership and waivers page. 

Where are the classes located?

Group Fitness classes take place in the Niagara and Silver Strand studios, on the second floor of the Campus Recreation Center.

When are the classes?

Classes are offered at varying times throughout the day. Please see the Group Fitness class schedule for the current class times and dates.

Do I need experience to take Group Fitness classes?

No experience is necessary for Group Fitness classes and everyone is welcome of all skill levels. Instructors will offer modifications to accommodate all fitness and experience levels.

How do I know what to expect in the different classes?

Please see our class descriptions for a brief introduction to each class and the format.

What are the instructors’ qualifications?

Our instructors are students, faculty, staff, and community members with past experience teaching group fitness or dance. Instructors teaching specialty classes such as spin and yoga must have a certification specific to their class. Many of our general group fitness instructors also possess a nationally recognized certification for group fitness instruction.

What should I wear to a Group Fitness class?

Any clothing that allows for easy movement and full range of motion is appropriate for Group Fitness classes. Athletic shoes should be worn for cardio and strength-training classes while dance and yoga classes do not require shoes. We recommend bringing a water bottle and a towel with you to class. 

Why should I participate in the Group Fitness program?

Group Fitness classes offer participants a fun way to exercise. The class schedule offers plenty of variety to allow for cardio, strength, flexibility and coordination gains. You can exercise with your friends in a social environment under the supervision of a well trained and motivating instructor. Group Fitness classes offer a great alternative to the more traditional exercise routine.