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Group Exercise Programming


Group exercise classes are free for all full-time Jefferson students and included in the membership cost of all Jefferson Recreation & Fitness Center Members.

Enjoy variety, flexibility and fun with our exciting and challenging group exercise classes.  Classes are designed to provide a balanced workout routine.  The group exercise offers a diverse range of cardiovascular training, strength training, and flexibility.  Mix and match, the option is yours!

Target the tough spots with an exercise class focused exclusively on the glutes, legs, and core. This class is designed to strengthen, tone, and condition the key areas of your body!

This is a total body workout alternating cardiovascular intervals with muscle strengthening exercises. This class utilizes body bars, weights, the BOSU, physioballs, and your own body weight.

Heart-pumping cardio drills that increase speed, agility and endurance along with full-body muscle conditioning.  Class will include interval training, plyo-metrics and circuit training.

Be beach body ready with cardio training combined with a challenging abdominal workout. Core training has been shown to improve performance in all sports. All levels welcome.

This is a class sure to leave you drenched in sweat! It’s a class geared toward constant movement of the Core using high intensity interval training. Express is perfect for your weekend core and cardio fix!

Dance Party Bootcamp:
Get ready to sweat and have some high-octane fun with Dance Party Boot Camp. This workout will supercharge your calorie burn with a nonstop mix of the hottest dance moves and boot camp conditioning. This class is designed for all ages, shapes and sizes. Get your body in motion and fire up the burn with a fast-paced dance workout that includes boot camp- inspired jumps, squats, twists and fat-blasting kicks.

A full body workout combining anaerobic, calisthenics and plyometric exercises. You will torch calories and define your bod!  Challenge yourself to the max with this extreme workout.  All levels are welcome!

A challenging cardiovascular workout that practices powerful punching, kicking, and blocking sequences for a great upper and lower body workout.  This is a great way to build strength and improve coordination and will definitely make you sweat!  All levels welcome!

A core training class that focuses on exercises linked to the breath.  You will sculpt muscles of the trunk and hips for greater strength, balance, and stability.  All levels welcome!

This class challenges your cardiovascular and muscular endurance, strength, and mental fortitude. he program is designed in a circuit or interval fashion.  This class incorporates whole body strength movements with aerobic exercises for a whole body workout. That will leave you wanting more.

Total body workout utilizing resistance and cardio training, which combines Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, and Diet to help attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective.

These classes get riders moving, focusing on endurance, strength and intervals on the bikes.  Each class will guide you through diverse routines to keep you interested and motivated.  All levels are welcome!

**If you are a first time “spinner” please arrive a few minutes early to receive instructor assistance with bike set-up. **

Summer Shape
This class consists of whole body, compound exercises with little rest in between exercises in an effort to maximize calorie burn and increase metabolic rate during and after the workout. The class program is either done in circuit or interval training fashion.

Your metabolism (aka metabolic rate) is how many calories your body burns at rest.

This mind/body class focuses on movements and postures that enhance flexibility, strength and balance.  A concentration on breathing helps to open the body and the mind and also promotes relaxation.  All levels welcome!

*All participants are encouraged to work at his/her own pace and exercises will be modified as needed.  All levels encouraged!!*


Class Cards

The purchase of a Class Card enables Jefferson employees and Jefferson part-time students to participate in group Exercise Classes at the Jefferson Recreation & Fitness Center.

Class Cards may be purchased at the Office of Student Life & Engagement (163, JAH) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. for the cost seen below.

Please note that class cards and a valid Jefferson ID must be presented at the Front Desk prior to the start of the class.

Class Card Option Price
1 $10
5 $50
10 $90

Facilities Hours

Monday through Friday
6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Pool closes at 6 p.m.

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

(Memorial Day through
Labor Day)

Monday through Friday
6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The facility will also have varying operational hours during holiday periods.

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