Campus Recreation

75 Keaney Road, Mackal Field House, Room 104, Kingston, RI 02881

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 Group Fitness Programs


Class Descriptions

BABY BOOMER FITNESS ABC’s: Agility, Balance, Coordination, Strength – this functional workout focuses on exercises that integrate multiple muscle groups and movements, to assist in the performance of everyday, real-world activities. Designed for participants age 55 and up.

BARRE: With a strong focus on postural alignment and balance, this ballet-inspired workout aims to increase lean muscle mass and lift, lengthen, and strengthen the entire body.

BODY BLAST: Mix it up with this high-energy, full-body workout, incorporating a variety of high-to-low intensity interval training techniques. Take the challenge and BLAST your body into shape!

BODYPUMP™: The original LesMills™ barbell class! Focus on low weight loads and high repetition movements to burn fat, gain strength and produce lean body muscle conditioning, fast. You have to try it to believe it!

BOOT CAMP: Be prepared to work hard with a circuit series of athletic conditioning drills designed to challenge your strength, endurance and pure determination.

CAPOEIRA: An Afro-Brazilian martial art that fuses elements of dance, acrobatics, music, and martial discipline into a single beautiful art form. Open to people of all backgrounds and an excellent way to get a serious workout with fun and challenging movements.

DANCE JAM: Dynamic, exciting, and effective – this cardio workout will be sure to make dancing one of your new favorite workouts with motivating music and easy-to-follow dance moves.

FOAM ROLL: Practice this self-myofascial release technique to increase flexibility, improve performance, and prevent injury.

HARD CORE: This workout targets the stabilizing muscles of the entire torso, including abs, obliques, hips, glutes, back, and pelvis. Strengthen your CORE to improve athletic performance, prevent injury, and whip your waistline into shape!

KNOCK OUT: Punch, kick, jab, and weave your way through this non-stop, full-body aerobic workout. See and feel results with this high-energy kickboxing class, guaranteed to burn calories and transform you into a lean, mean, fat-burning machine!

MEDITATION: Allow us to guide you through the most peacefully present 30 minutes of your day. This class is a great addition to your yoga practice or for anyone that wants to take a few moments to relax.  Some weeks may include light movement and breath work while others may focus around mindfulness exercises.

MODERN DANCE: Express yourself, explore your body, and let the music move you with this free, creative, and fun style of dance.

MSB: MOBILITY, STRENGTH, BALANCE – Build body awareness, comfort, and confidence with this all-inclusive full-body workout focusing on movements designed to help improve mobility, reduce pain, and prevent injury.

RHODY COMBAT: Duel, Zombies, Capture the Flag, Juggernaut, and MORE – This high-energy, FUN activity gets you moving and playing with a variety of safe, foam combat “weapons” in a game-like format.

RHODY REC RUN: Inviting runners of all endurance levels, paces, distances and running experience to run together in a non-competitive atmosphere and get to know each other through a variety of social activities. (Meet in Mackal Lobby).

PILATES: Focusing on core strength in the torso, abdomen, and spine; this mind-body conditioning class coordinates breathing and concentration to work the deepest layers of the muscles, increase flexibility, and improve posture.

SELF DEFENSE: Use Aikido, Kempo, and Jiujitsu techniques to learn and practice simple, yet effective whole-body movements and train for a wide variety of self-defense scenarios in this non-competitive, empowering class.

SHEER STRENGTH: A no-frills, total body resistance training class, designed to challenge your strength and stamina. Shape, sculpt, and increase lean muscle mass using hand-held weights, body bar, bands, balls, Bosu, and/or mat work.

SPIN: Get ready to RIDE your way to cardio strength and endurance with this non-impact stationary cycling workout, set to motivating music and simulating an outdoor bike ride. Towels and water bottles are a must!

SPOTLIGHT: Something new, something different, something special – come check it out and let us know if you’d like to see more!

TABATA™: A revolution in group training! Efficient and highly effective, this HIIT workout consists of intermittent, timed resistance intervals, allowing you to work hard, work harder, and work YOUR hardest to boost metabolism and keep it burning long after the class is over.

TRX® SUSPENSION TRAINING: “Make your body your machine” with the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your own body weight to train for strength, endurance, balance, coordination, power, and flexibility.

YOGA: A series of Asanas, or postures, that integrate the connection of mind, body, and breath to enhance flexibility, balance, an d strength. Benefits of Yoga include improved circulation, strengthening of the nervous system, reduced stress, and relaxation.

¨   ACOUSTIC YOGA: Add some soul to your Asanas with this practice set to the mellow sounds of (live) acoustic guitar.

¨   ASANA WORK: Delve deeper with this after-class exploration and break-down of some of the more challenging poses presented in class.

¨   GENTLE YOGA: Create a greater connection to the practice of yoga with a more relaxing flow, gradual movements, and breath work.

¨   HIP HOP YOGA: Connect with your rhythm, and flow to funky street beats with this invigorating and inspiring practice.

¨   POWER YOGA: An emphasis on strength, flow, and breath work increases the intensity of this invigorating and empowering practice

ZUMBA® Take the “work” out of workout with this fun, choreographed cardio dance party that focuses on rhythms and moves from around the globe. Sweat to the beat and see why this perfect combo of fun and fitness has made Zumba® classes a world-wide phenomenon.








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