Group Fitness offers current Duke students and/or Rec & P.E. Members over 50 FREE classes a week for anyone seeking a structured group atmosphere to move, have fun, and build community. Classes include modifications for all fitness levels to ensure that each participant has the ability to set and meet their individual fitness goals.
Finals Week | May 1 - 5
Summer 2023 Session 1 | may 15 - june 30
View the schedule key for class location. Schedule is subject to change. View the MyRec Portal for available classes and registration 48 hours ahead of the class time.
Cardio & Core
Challenge both your cardio and core during this heart-racing, abs-burning fitness class. This efficient class combines 30 minutes of cardio training followed by 15 minutes of core exercises. Come have some fun while feeling the burn!
Our Cardio Kickboxing class combines martial art techniques with fast-paced cardio. We use choreography to punch, kick, and box to the beat. This non-contact class is a great cardiovascular and strength workout that builds in intensity as the class progresses.
Indoor cycling is an interval-based class, with both timed and rhythmic periods of work followed by active recovery. Cycling is a non-impact workout that's set to pumping music and is easily modifiable to all fitness levels.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is designed to help increase your endurance, improve your cardiovascular system, complement your strength development, and improve your overall metabolism. It's short bouts of intense work followed by active recovery.
Our Kickboxing class combines martial arts techniques with fast-paced cardio workouts. It uses a 32-count choreography to punch, kick, and box to the beat. This non-contact martial arts-styled class is a great cardiovascular workout that builds in intensity as the class progresses.
Muscle Pump is a low-impact class that focuses on endurance strength training. A variety of equipment is utilized to challenge each muscle group for a total body workout.
This rhythmic workout alternates high intensity intervals of cardio and strength in choreographed routines set to music. You’ll get lost in the beat while challenging yourself in this full-body workout.
Rise & Grind
A head-to-toe full body burn that combines dance cardio with interval-training techniques. This class will alternate between Pilates-inspired movements, resistance exercises, and short cardio bursts. In this class, you’ll wake up your body and soul.
Alternating between cycling, kickboxing, and strength exercises, this class takes place in our Functional Training Space and utilizes a variety of equipment for a total body workout.
Bollywood Zumba fuses music and movements from India’s Bollywood industry with Zumba’s Latin/Afro flare to create a fun-loving, easy-to-follow dance class. Bollywood pulls from Bhangra, Belly-dancing, and countless other traditional and modern genres of dance and music from Southeast Asia.
A high-intensity dance-based cardio workout that will energize both your mind and body. 30 minutes of nonstop choreographed dancing ending in a mega mix followed by a series of glutes and abs. Get ready to leave it all on the dance floor!
Hip Hop is a high-intensity, rhythmic dance class with follow-along choreography. All skill levels are welcomed to our blood-pulsing, beat-dropping, bass-pumping sessions.
Each class will have a rotating instructor to teach one of our dance format classes that is choreographed song-to-song, using different genres of music and moves.
Zumba fuses Latin-inspired movements with dance styles from around the world.
This moderate intensity and low impact class focuses on postural strength and alignment with a series of upper body, lower body, and core strengthening exercises on the floor and at the barre.
A slower class, that focuses on the fundamentals of yoga and includes in-depth descriptions of individual poses.
Hatha Yoga is a general category that includes most yoga styles. It brings peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation. It's relatively gentle, slow, and great for individuals who prefer a more relaxed style where they hold poses longer.
A muscular endurance class that uses small equipment and bodyweight for balance and focused lower body work. This is a fun, upbeat class that focuses on postural strength and alignment with a series of upper body, lower body and core strengthening exercises. This class is high intensity while staying low impact.
This moderate-intensity and low-impact class is a contemporary take on Pilates that will strengthen your core while increasing flexibility and endurance. This is a fun beginner class that focuses on postural alignment with a series of upper body, lower body, and core strengthening exercises.
This yoga class builds on the fundamentals of vinyasa yoga. Moving quickly, it adds options for more intense poses, and low-impact strength training.
This class includes warm-up, sun salutations, vinyasa flow, and cool down. Mindfully move your body with your breath to work toward building full body strength and flexibility. Poses will be standing, seated, and lying down.
Yoga & Core
A moderate intensity, no-impact mat workout focused on building abdominal, back, and hip strength. This class combines postures and tenants from both Yoga and Pilates practices where we use breath, body alignment, and mindfulness to build our body awareness, balance, and strength.
Pre-registration is required for all Group Fitness classes and individuals can register on MyRec 48 hours prior to the start of class. Participants must check in with the instructor 15 minutes before class.
For more information on how to register, review our MyRec Help Page.
Private Group Requests
Student and staff groups can schedule private Group Fitness classes for their friends, Quad, student organization, or even an office work group with 3 or more participants. Choose a group fitness class from among those listed on the current Group Fitness Schedule.
Location & Cost
Classes can be conducted at our place or yours (on campus only)! All classes are 45 minutes in duration.
Onsite | $50
Onsite classes refer to virtual (Zoom) classes or spaces within Wilson Recreation Center, Brodie Recreation Center, Card Gym, Kville lawn, and the Edens Fitness Studio. Rec & P.E. will reserve these spaces ahead of the private class and equipment is provided.
Offsite | $65
We can come to your residence hall, office, classroom or alternative campus space. Space must be reserved ahead of time by the person or group requesting the private class. We are not able to provide equipment for classes held offsite.