Group Fitness Classes
KSC matriculated students are eligible to attend any of the group fitness classes being offered once they have had their ID swiped at the front desk of the Recreation Center. All classes are on a first come, first serve basis except for Cycling, which requires sign ups no earlier than 24 hours in advance of the class time. KSC faculty/staff, spouses/partners and CE students may purchase a membership at the front desk of the Recreation Center to participate in the group fitness program as well. For more information about membership eligibility, please stop by the front desk of the Recreation Center or visit the Membership web page.
An updated fall 2017 group fitness class schedule is posted below. Several new classes are being offered. Come check out Pound, Stretch & Strength, Rip & Ride and Self-Care & Flexibility!
Please note that all classes are appropriate for beginners to advanced participants; low to moderate impact options will be presented by each instructor. We ask that you work out at your own pace and/or level. All classes are 30 to 60 minutes unless otherwise noted and will be held in the Aerobics Studio (3rd Floor) unless otherwise noted. Instructor names have been provided; however they may change if necessary. It is advised that you inform your instructor of any health concerns prior to each class.
Contact Group FitnessCharity Sweeney, BodyWorks Manager, Charity.Sweeney@keene.edu, 603-358-2697
ALL participants must complete a Par-Q Health Questionnaire at the Recreation Center front desk PRIOR to participation. It is advised that you inform your instructor of any health concerns prior to each class. Class size is first come, first served and may be limited** by the instructor for safety reasons. Also, for classes in the Aerobics Studio, please wear shoes that have not been worn outside so that the floor will remain clean and dry for the safety of participants.
*To reserve a bike for Cycling Class, a spot for Pound or a bike for Ride & Rip, call 358-2826. Pound, Ride & Rip and Indoor Cycling participants must reserve a spot within 24 hours of class time by calling or stopping at the front desk of the Recreation Center (1st floor). Cycling class and Ride & Rip class participants must check in and adjust bikes 5 minutes prior to the start of class. If your bike is not claimed 5 minutes before the start of class, it will be available for those on the waiting list.
For more information, contact the front desk of the Recreation Center at 358-2826.
Group Fitness Class Descriptions
Butts, Guts & More: This strength training class will target all major muscle groups utilizing a variety of equipment including TRX, weighted body bars, dumbbells, bands, balls and more. Have fun, boost your metabolism and end with some static stretches.
Cardio Strength Intervals: Challenge your entire body with this high-intensity workout, working every major muscle group using a variety of equipment. Get ready to sweat! Class will include cardio work as well as serious strength challenges!
* Cycling: Get hooked on this non-impact, heart-pumping "ride". Let the music take you on "hills", "jumps" and "sprints" as you boost your metabolism to the next level. Class size is limited to 11. See note above about reserving a bike and arriving early for class.
Hydrorobics: A low-impact, high-energy workout in the Pool. Class includes work in both shallow and deep ends of the pool and followed by strength work on the deck. Equipment use may include water belts, buoys, and kickboards. This class is great for non-swimmers and swimmers alike!
* Pound: Rockout! Workout! This total-body group cardio jam session is inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums! Space is limited, see note above about reserving a spot in class.
* Ride & Rip: This class is a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class. Half of the class is on a cycle & the other half is on the floor with a variety of weights, combining strength and cardiovascular endurance training. Spontaneous and always changing, be prepared to be surprised! Spaces is limited, see note above about reserving a bike.
Self-care & Flexibility: A class combining varying styles of training and stretching to increase flexibility using simple body weight movements.
Stretch & Strength: Move your body and feel better. This class will take basic yoga elements incorporated with weight training that will make you strong inside and out. Strengthen your core, tone those tricky spots, and stretch your body safely. 3-5 pound weights are all you need to feel energized and fit.
Yoga: This Eastern art encourages balance, strength and flexibility by connecting breath to movement. Consistent participation promotes relaxation and overall well-being. Classes are open to all levels from beginner to advanced. Mats are provided or bring your own.
Zumba: Fuse Latin rhythms and basic hip hop styles into one class! This easy to follow class uses energetic dance moves to work the whole body. Have fun and get a great workout through dance!