Employee GroupEx Class Descriptions

GroupEx classes vary by semester. Please check schedule for current offerings.

Class Description
Abs & Toning  

Get fit by starting with this class designed to tone your entire body using bodyweight and balance exercises that emphasize core muscles. This class is great conditioning preparation for Boot Camp.

Pilates Mat

This class combines low impact exercises with explosive strength training exercises that incorporates your own body weight as well as hand held weights and a few select pieces of equipment to keep your body guessing. Class will target legs, core, glutes, abs, arms... EVERYTHING! Be prepared to sweat and work!

Beginning Hip Hop

Join USD's own Crash Ketcham for a high energy cardio dance workout that's so much fun you'll forget you’re exercising! The moves are basic yet engaging, making the class a snap for all levels of dancers and fitness enthusiasts.

Power Yoga

This type of Vinyasa flow yoga features an athletic format. It requires focused alignment, emphasizing muscular strength and flexibility linking breath to movement.

Reset Yoga Flow Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props and/or the breath. The use of props for some asanas makes it easier for you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing your body. While some restorative yoga poses are beneficial to the entire body, others target specific parts of the body, such as the heart or the lungs. Restore and relax your body and mind in this amazing class.
Spin & Sculpt

Indoor Cycling (AKA "Spin") is a class where you workout using the stationary indoor "spinner bikes". Roll along to upbeat music as you burn mega calories, tone and sculpt your lower body, and get an incredible cardiovascular workout. Be prepared to sweat - bring plenty of water and a towel to this class. Note that most bikes come equipped with SPD peddles so feel free to bring your SPD shoes if you have them (not required though).

Tighten & Tone           

Tone up or slim down with this fast-paced total body workout targeting the core, coordination, and cardio activities. If you're relying on one class to complete your days' workout, Tighten & Tone is your ticket.

Restorative Yoga  This class will explore simple, but powerful ways to open and balance the flow of energy throughout the body.  Slow down your life, by welcoming stillness and relaxation.  This class will feature extended meditative postures and frequent periods of relaxation.
Total Body Conditioning You'll be using only your body weight to sculpt strong muscles in your upper body, lower body, and core. Plyometrics, agility, and pure cardio will make you work every muscle group, so prepare to get your heart racing and sweat pouring!
Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like. 

Yoga

The purpose of the course is to teach the proper technique for exercising and increase the flexibility as well as strength of the individual, with emphasis on abdominal, gluteal, and thigh tightening.

Yoga Flow A multi-level strength based practice that incorporates warm ups, and a series of poses designed to work the body to the core, helping to loosen the joints, and get the blood flowing.
Yoga Sculpt Focus on working the entire body with strength conditioning and Vinyasa style power flow yoga to tighten and lengthen your muscles. Incorporates core stability while using both body and hand-held weights to optimize strength and flexibility
Zumba Dance away calories and have a blast with the fun and easy dance aerobics class! Groove to Zumba specific Latin beats as you sweat and tone. No dance experience needed.