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Fitness, Intramurals, Sport Clubs, and Outdoor Programs - Group Exercise, Specialty, and Instructional Classes

Free Classes: A selection of general group exercise classes is free. During the first week of each semester (Spring, Summer, Fall) all classes are free.


FitPasses only grant access to Group Exercise classes, not access to the facility. A Full MembershipEarly Bird Pass, or Punch Pass is required for FitPass purchase. FitPasses are non-refundable, but may be transferred.  If transferred, services must be used before the expiration date.

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Group Exercise Classes:

Where available, you can click on the class name to see a video clip.  Class times are noted on the schedule.  All classes are 50 minutes unless otherwise noted.  Group Ex classes that are not marked as “FREE” require purchase of Daily Fitness Class Pass or FitPass.  Subject to change without notice.

Spring Group Ex Schedule PDF

Spring 2014 class descriptions and instructors are listed below.  See link above for schedule.

Aqua Burn Low impact, cardio/toning interval class using plenty of fun pool tools! FREE
MON/FRI – Gabby; WED – Roxane
Beach Body Bootcamp You can have a “Beach-Body” year round.  This class will target all major muscles groups using a variety of equipment, incorporating intervals of high intensity cardio training with strength training to leave you feeling tough & looking tone. FREE
MON – Cait; THUR – Julian
Butts & Gutts A foolproof way to shape and tone the lower body.  Class uses a variety of fitness equipment to target the core & legs. FREE
TUE – Bri; WED – Nora
Cardio Barbell Blast Tone and strengthen while increasing the heart rate using barbells in this energy packed, body pump inspired class.  Movements targeting the legs, back, chest, shoulders, arms and abs are choreographed to popular music. FREE
THUR – Emily; SAT – Nora
Circuit Training Jump from station to station for a great heart pumping and strength building workout. Many of the exercises in the circuits will be body weight. Rise and Shine and get your day started! FREE
Combat Fitness A functional workout regimen designed to prepare individuals for the rigors of modern combat, or the physical stress of daily life.   The goal of Combat Fitness is to enhance athleticism by building on endurance, power, and agility. FREE
 - Matt
CrossFit Black Bear Get results with constantly varied functional movements at a high intensity. Workouts vary weekly and can be modified for all levels. Class is taught by a certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. FREE
 - Jesse
Cycle X This class will simulate riding over various types of terrain; hills, flats, intervals and more. A great class for beginner or advanced cyclists.  Participants may call (581-1082, press 1) or stop by the front desk up to 1 hour before class to reserve a bike.
MON – Taylor (6am), Blane (6pm); TUE/THUR – Cait; WED – Carol
Cycle Core Our traditional Cycle X class followed by 15-20 minutes of core training.
INSTRUCTOR – Blane/Taylor
Cycle Express Only have 30 minutes to fit in a quick lunch break workout?  Try this calorie burning ride!
Delirium Burst into this insane workout! Maximum intensity body weight, plyometric and strength intervals will be followed by short bouts of rest.  This intermediate to advanced workout can be the next step you take to reaching your goals.   FREE
 – Derek
Fitness Yoga This class focuses on strength and stability poses along with breathing & relaxation to keep your body limber and mind clear.
MON – Val (6am), Carol (5pm); WED – Alex; THUR/FRI – Nora
Gentle Yoga Learn the movement principles that form the foundation of yoga practice; breathing, relaxation, strength, flexibility, awareness and energy movement throughout the body.
TUE – Carol; WED – Nora;
HIIT IT Get more results in less time with a 30 minute High Intensity Interval Training session! Each week will vary with different cardio exercises that include short bursts of high intensity. FREE
Intermediate Fitness Yoga An extension of Fitness Yoga; this class maintains focus on strength and stability poses while introducing more advanced backbends, arm balances and inversions. Knowledge of basic asanas and sun salutations is needed.
Kettlebell Krazy Swing into shape! Engage multiple muscle groups at once—a complete workout in a short amount of time. Class will incorporate intervals of kettlebells with easy to follow conditioning drills. Gentleman this is not your traditional aerobics class.
Kickboxing A perfect blend of cardiovascular training and self defense.  This high energy, low impact class utilizes the basic punches and kicks of boxing, leaving a powerful impression on your body.  FREE
– Emily
Pilates Exercises emphasizing the deep core will tone and shtrengthen your body, improve your mental and physical well-being, decrease pain, and improve posture.
Power Ball Using stability and BOSU balls and various other equipment you are guaranteed to get a full body workout.  Cardio, strength, and core included. FREE
– Emily
Power Hour Keep your midweek going with shots of fitness! Includes minute intervals of easy to follow strength and cardio drills. FREE
 - Taylor
Step Aerobics Step into a great cardio workout! This class is focused on cardio movements using a step platform.  Great for all levels with options for both high and low impact.  FREE
– Carol
Stretched Out Match your fitness with flexibility. We will cover the whole body in a class that focuses on relaxing tight muscles through prolonged stretching. This class is a great way to increase your range of motion! FREE
- George
TRX/Kettlebell A perfect blend of TRX suspension training and kettlebells for peak results. Stamina, Strength, Core & more!
Total Body Sculpt Check out this muscle chiseling workout! This class includes various exercises to strengthen every muscle. FREE
– Abby; FRI – Emily
Zumba® Fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will captivate you for life!

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UMaine Employee Express Fitness:
Campus Recreation and HealthyU come together again to offer UMaine Employee Express Fitness!  There’s no longer any excuse not to fit in those recommended 30 minutes of exercise.   A personal trainer will lead the class in an energy-boosting workout designed to increase muscle strength, muscle endurance, cardio endurance, and aid in weight loss in a non-intimidating atmosphere. You will move through our circuit stations, working each major muscle group. Set your day up for success by coming to the 7:00 a.m. class, or come in at 11:15 a.m. for a pre-afternoon pick-me-up!  Great for any fitness level; especially those interested in learning how to use the equipment so they can return with confidence to use machines on their own.
Meets: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:00- 7:30 a.m. OR 11:15- 11:45 a.m.
Spring Session:
Jan 22 – Feb 28
FREE! Non-Members: $15

Session-Based Fitness Programs:
No refunds can be given after the start of the program.  Registrants who cancel prior to the start of the program receive a refund minus a $25 administrative fee, or the cost of the course, whichever is less.  Unless otherwise specified, all Session-Based fitness programs will be held in the following sessions:
Session 1: January 21 – February 27, 2014  |  Session 2: March 24 – May 1, 2014
Try before you buy – Fitness classes are FREE from January 13 – 18!
Printable Handout Spring 2014

Walking Group:
Physical activity has been consistently shown to be associated with improved physical health, life satisfaction, cognitive functioning and psychological well-being.  This group will encourage people to move more and think about how to add physical activity to their lives through a mix of psychoeducation and moving.
Meets: Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Rec Center lobby.
Spring Session: Feb 6 – May 1
Member & Non-Member: FREE

Tae Kwon Do:
“The way of the foot and the fist”.  Learn the classic hand strikes and trademark kicks of traditional Tang Soo Do, Mu Duk Kwan tae kwon do.
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Foster Room.
Member: $50; Non-Member: $65

The basic attacks and defensive techniques of this Japanese art focus on turning an attacker’s delivery and energy against them.
Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in MP1.
Member: $50; Non-Member: $65

Tai Chi
In collaboration with Gateway Seniors Without Walls, Tai Chi is a great class for those 55+ or anyone interested. Tai Chi has been practiced in China for centuries for health, meditation and as a martial art. Research shows the slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi can lower blood pressure, strengthen the immune system and improve balance, reducing the likelihood of falls by up to 40%.
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m in the Foster Room.
Members: $30; Non-Members: $45

Ballet Tone:
An introduction to classical ballet training. Traditional combinations as well as floor and bar exercises will emphasize body placement and core engagement for a great musical workout.
Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m in the Foster Room.
Member: $30; Non-Member: $45

Belly Dance:  
You’ve seen Shakira! Come learn this ancient form of Arabic dance.  Shimmy your cares away as you firm up to middle eastern music with a professional dancer as your guide.
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Foster Room.
Member: $30; Non-Member: $45

In-Deep! Aqua Class:
This deep water aqua fitness program will have you suspended in the deep end utilizing floating belts and water weights for an awesome workout.  The program is available to members for free.  Non-members can purchase an In-Deep Aqua Pass good for the entire semester.
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Wallace Pool.
Spring Session: Jan. 21 to March 6, 2014
Member: FREE! Non-Member: $45

Big Bears to Little Bears:
During this 12-week challenge, teams meet with a personal trainer twice a week and have unlimited access to group fitness classes.  Groups earn points with weekly attendance, percentage of weight loss, and fitness challenge improvements. Winning team receives a prize package and all participants receive T-shirts. By far the best package deal we have to offer! 3-6 people per group.
Registration Starts: Jan 16, Registration Deadline: Jan 23
Spring Session: Jan 27 – May 2, 2014
Member: $115; Non-Member: $140
BBLB Kick-Off and Informational Meeting: All registered participants are highly encouraged to attend.  If you are thinking about participating this is a great chance to learn more about the program before you sign up.  Sunday, Jan 19 at 3:00 pm in the Rec Center Foster Room.

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Click Here for Personal Training Services

Certification Classes:
No refunds can be given after the start of the program.  Registrants who cancel prior to the start of the program receive a refund minus a $25 administrative fee, or the cost of the course, whichever is less.
Spring 2014 Printable Handout

ACE Personal Trainer Course:
This 12-week course will give you the knowledge and skills to pass the ACE Personal Trainer Exam. The class will cover anatomy, physiology, training techniques, injury prevention, special populations and strategies for effective personal training. Each week will include a hands on demo or case study that introduces a variety of equipment you can use to train your clients.
Meets Sundays 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Spring Session: Jan 26 to May 4 (no class on March 2, 9, or 16)
Member & Non-Member: $155 (class and books), or $75 (class only)

ACE Personal Training /Group Fitness Exams: 
Saturdays, Jan 25, Feb 15, Mar 29,  and Apr 19, each at 1:00 p.m. There are 15 seats available at each exam.  Visit for exam fees.

AFAA Kickboxing Cert. Workshop:
This workshop reviews the proper biomechanics, basic moves, potential injuries, ideal format and choreography for Kickboxing classes.  You will take a written and practical exam that same day to receive your certification.
Sunday, Feb 2 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Member & Non-Member: $239 – visit to register.

American Heart Association CPR/AED and First Aid Certification:
Dates TBA.  Approximate course length is 4 hours.
Member: $42; Non-Member: $52

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5797 New Balance Student Recreation Center, 22 Hilltop Road, UMaine
Orono, Maine 04469-5797
Phone: (207) 581-1082 | Fax: (207) 581-4898
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Orono, Maine 04469