Group Fitness Classes

For some individuals, making workouts fun can be a challenge. Some just want the time to pass and for it to go by fast rather than enjoy what is happening and the challenge of getting fit with a positive attitude and having fun. Warhawk fitness offers a variety of group fitness classes and other fun fitness opportunities for students and community members to participate in. There are multiple group fitness classes with multiple ways to attend. If you are only interested in getting a day pass and trying it out, you have that possibility for $5, weekly $20 and monthly $45. If you want just a group fitness pass, that is an option too for $45 a semester as well as just a cycling option for $30 a semester. If you are a Whitewater community member, there are different memberships statuses with different prices (all this information will be in the link below). With each of these purchases, they can be paid by cash, check, purple points or student billing in the Recreation Sports Office in the William’s Center. There are multiple group fitness classes to participate in. They go from a total body workout to a total body fun workout. Below is the link for the following group fitness classes Warhawk fitness offers.

            Group classes are just one way to enhance your workout to more than just getting it done. Love some of these group fitness classes so much you want to teach them? Now is your chance too! We are hiring for group fitness instructors. The link is below for those interested. Besides group fitness classes, there are other ways Warhawk Fitness offers to keep pushing yourself and to have a fun workout.  This year’s Indoor Ironman is happening soon. This is another opportunity to individuals to stay motivated with their workout goals and to have fun with it. It gives individuals the opportunity to be competitive and compete with themselves. You MUST register on 10/22 online and it will close on 11/22 at 9pm. There are log sheets in the different facilities for individuals to keep track of their progress. All the of the distance you complete for this must be done in the Whitewater gyms/facilities. With this fun opportunity, there is biking, running and swimming. Individuals must bike 112 miles, run, walk or elliptical 26 miles as well as swim 2 miles (132 laps) of the pool. The information for all of these classes and Indoor Ironman can be found in the links below and the digital media slides below. Good luck to all the participants and to everyone looking to spice up their workouts and remember to have fun!

Emma O’Connor

Start strong, finish stronger

Cardio Sport

Group Fitness ClassBy: Mary Marren

Lately I have been getting a little bit bored with my everyday workout routine. When working out in the William’s Center, there are only so many walls to stare at as I run on the treadmill. I wanted to try a new workout that allowed me to get the same amount of cardio with a little bit of strength training, too.  Of course I immediately turned to Warhawk Fitness to see what kind of classes I could take.  The first class that I stumbled upon was Cardio Sport.

Right away I knew that I wanted to try it out, considering cardio is in the name, I figured there would be a good amount of cardio. Well, as soon as the class started I realized that, “good amount” was an understatement. We were jumping, squatting, and kicking for an hour straight! I had an amazing workout and was extremely sweaty afterwards.

Additionally, I had the opportunity to talk one of the instructors about the class and the benefits it brings and here is what she said.

“Cardio sport is a class that tests your endurance and muscular strength. The combinations put together by the instructors include plyometrics, athletic moves and coordination drills. It is a high intensity class that both genders can enjoy! Since it is a cardio class, you work all areas of the body. It targets your quads, hamstrings, and calves mostly, due to constantly moving on your feet. However, based on the moves chosen for the class, one will be surprised that your arms and core get an awesome work out as well.” -Megan

From my first-hand experience I can personally say that after the class I was definitely feeling the burn! It was a great way to switch up my everyday cardio routine and add more variety! Besides being a great workout, Cardio Sport is also FUN. I brought a friend a long with me to the class and we were having a blast while encouraging each other to stay strong. Men, don’t feel like this class is solely for woman. The friend I brought a long was a male (who lifts and does cardio often) and even he said that the class was a great and challenging workout. 

Cardio Sport is offered on Mondays at 4:15 with Cara, and Thursdays at 5:45 with Megan. Still curious for more info? Don’t be intimidated, go check out the class for yourself!

Stay Healthy, Stay Strong,