Loyola University Chicago

Campus Recreation

Division of Student Development

Group Fitness

GFIT Schedule

We are excited to announce that the Summer 2022 Group Fitness Program is set to begin June 6th! Please see the schedule below: 

Group Fitness Summer Schedule

Classes are part of a paid/automatic membership to Halas. All classes will take place on the upper level of the Halas Recreation Center. 

Do not arrive more than ten minutes before class start time, no late arrivals admitted into any class. Do not enter a class until instructed to do so by the instructor. All participants must receive an entrance card from the instructor prior to class start. 

Group Fitness Class Descriptions

CARDIO

LUCycle 50: With a motivational instructor and energizing music you can tackle any climb, sprint, or endurance interval! Join us in the Cycle Studio as we ride to a variety of music genres and build on our cardiovascular endurance. Classes are 45-50 minutes in length. Participants are encouraged to arrive early and bring a reusable water bottle. 

SPINPower®: A choreographed cycling class which places an emphasis on watts as opposed to RPM. This Spin class focuses on thresholds rather than overall rate and BPM. This is a great format for those looking to change up their cycling routine or trying something challenging! 

ADVANCED LUCycle: A traditional LUCycle class but for those looking for a challenge! Advanced LUCycle will focus on keeping exertion levels high and maximizing your time in class for a higher intensity workout! Your instructor will push you more through increased resistance and more variation in choreography, including more hills and jumps than a standard class. This workout is designed for participants who are comfortable with LUCycle and want a challenge, though all are welcome!. All LUCycle classes include a bike demo at the start of class regardless of class intensity. 

BEGINNER LUCycle: Cycling formats can be intimidating- and cycling classes can be tough! This semester we are offering a traditional LUCycle class for those new to the format or looking for a lower intensity version of a traditional cycle class. This workout is structured like a standard LUCycle 50, but participants will be guided to work at a light to moderate intensity. Emphasis each week will be placed on becoming comfortable with your bike and mastering all there is to know about cycling! Participants of this format are encouraged to try other LUCycle formats once comfortable or continue taking the beginner class if you’re looking for a lighter intensity cycling workout to start your day!

CARDIO KICKBOXING: A full body cardiovascular workout that incorporates traditional boxing moves to choreographed songs. This is a great workout for those looking for a fun and effective alternative to the typical group fitness class. While this class is primarily a cardiovascular workout, toning and strengthening exercises will be worked into the combinations. No equipment needed as we work out to the music!

WERQ®: The fiercely fun cardio dance class based on the hottest pop, rock, and hip-hop music.

ZUMBA®: A dynamic, low-impact cardio fitness workout that fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow dance moves.

STRENGTH

CORE 30: With a strong core comes a strong body! This 30-minute core-focused class will target major core muscle groups and other stabilizing muscles. Add resistance or just use body weight, the choice is yours!

LOWER & UPPER BODY 30: Lift weights and feel stronger in your lower body or upper body in these back-to-back 30-minute classes. We often use circuits, intervals, or beat-based methods to maximize your time. Attend both for a full body workout or select one for a targeted workout! 

TOTAL BODY

HIIT 30: Enhance your cardio endurance with this efficient, high-energy class. In High Intensity Interval Training you will give all-out 100% effort through quick intense bursts of exercise followed by short, sometimes active recovery periods. Keep that heart rate high to get the most out of this 30-minute workout.

LUCombat: A high-energy total body workout that combines different styles of martial arts to both improve cardiovascular endurance and tone your muscles. Taking from Boxing, Muay Thai, and Karate, LUCombat uses combinations of classic moves such as jabs, hooks, uppercuts, and more to keep that heart rate up. This class is a great way to relieve stress, learn some new moves, and work up a sweat. No previous martial arts experience necessary! 

POWER HIIT: A 30-minute, high intensity class designed to maximize time and energy! Working through a series of workout combos to conquer both a cardio and strength workout for the entire body. This class levels up a traditional HIIT class with power movements and dynamic work! 

TOTAL BODY CIRCUITS: Strengthen your muscles from head to toe in this resistance training class. TBC integrates cardio and full body strength movements. This workout uses circuit training and athletic drills to enable you to make the most of your time and maximize your energy output! All levels welcome.

TEMPO STRENGTH: A choreographed total body strength & endurance workout that concentrates on training all of the major muscle groups using weights, bands, bars, and exercise balls. Instructors utilize the concept of “time under tension” to help participants build muscular endurance through repeated movements. This workout follows along to the beat of the music!

FLEXIBILITY & MINDFULLNESS

POWER VINYASA YOGA: A fast-paced yoga class where poses are strung together for a higher intensity more upbeat version of a traditional Vinyasa Yoga class. This class will help you learn a variety of new poses and keep your heart rate elevated for a great workout

RESTORATIVE YOGA: A gentle yoga practice incorporating a slow flow with deeper stretches. This practice allows the mind and the body a time to observe, reflect, and relax.

REDMEDIAL YIN FLOW:  A 50-minute flow that integrates meditative practice and elongation of our limbs to relieve physical and mental stress. The practice is a slow, restorative, and heart-opening form that will focus on breathing techniques that can be taken both on and off the mat. The class is designed for all levels of practitioners and those interested in learning about the philosophy and practice of Yin Yoga!

HATHA YOGA: A 45-minute flow that establishes breath-to-movement and controlled movement. A bit slower than a traditional vinyasa practice, this class will enhance strength, flexibility, and balance. There will be more static posture holds that will activate the core and lower body stability. Our practice is designed to be accessible for all levels and movements can be modified to offer a comfortable, energizing experience.

YOGA 30: A 30-minute Vinyasa style flow that begins with a heat building warm-up, followed by longer holds to build strength, and finally deeper longer stretches to finish the practice. This class is for all levels whether you regularly practice yoga or are trying for the first time!

YIN 30: A 30-minute calming yoga class. Poses will be held for longer periods of time to allow for the deepest expression of each pose. This class will help you relax and release tension of the day while increasing flexibility and helping with alignment!

YOGALATES: Yoga and Pilates come together in this fusion class designed to strengthen and tone the body while improving flexibility, stamina, mindfulness, and core strength. This class has the best of both Yoga and Pilates, calming your mind while working your entire body. Great for those new to yoga and Pilates or those who already enjoy both.

Questions?  Email us at fitness@luc.edu