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Fax: 202-885-1007

Nancy Zhou
Fitness Coordinator, Group Exercise

Recreational Sports & Fitness 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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Welcome to Group Exercise

Group Exercise is FREE this summerfor all AU students and RecFit members who want to join in fun, fitness classes. To participate, stop by the front desk of Jacobs Fitness Center ~10 minute before the start of class to check-in.

Group Exercise at AU is for people of all fitness levels. Beginners are always welcome!

Group X Info

All Group Exercise classes are FREE for Summer 2024!

Summer Session I: May 13th- June 28th
Summer Session II: July 8th- August 9th
No Classes:
June 19th - Juneteenth
June 29th - July 7th

Now Hiring Summer Group Exercise Instructors!

Are you a certified Group Exercise Instructor looking to join our team? If so, send your resume to Nancy at

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Summer 2024 Group X Class Schedule

Become a Group Exercise Instructor!

Are you interested in becoming a group exercise instructor? Apply to join our Group Exercise team! No experience is required. Participants will learn everything they need to pass their Group Fitness certification and receive a discount on their Group Fitness certification exam.
To apply: send your resume & cover letter to Nancy Zhou

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Private Group Exercise Classes

Interested in hosting a group exercise class for your group? We offer private group exercise classes taught by one of our certified instructors! We can tailor your session to your groups needs and offer a variety of group exercise classes for every level! Let's chat about hosting a session for your team, register below.

Class Descriptions

A mix of low-impact exercises that aim to increase your muscular strength and endurance while improving flexibility and postural alignment. Learn mind-muscle connection and feel your inner abdominal wall working!

Full body workout that combines techinques from Pilates, Yoga, and Ballet. Barre 360 is a low-impact class that focuses on high repetitions of small range movements utilizing body weight, resistance bands, the bar and much more!

Join us for fun, dance and fitness that incorporates many styles of dance, international rhythms, and a club-like atmosphere that leaves all Zumba participants hooked! No dance experience is required.

A full body workout that is designed to strength and tone your whole body! This class will challenge you thorugh bursts of body weight movements and cardiovascular training. All levels are welcome and will leave feeling acomlished and empowered to take on the day!

Your core is the foundation of all your strength. Core & More is designed to develop and strengthen all the muscles of your core including your abs, glutes, and lower back.

This Hight Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class combines a variety of strength, plyometric and anaerobic bodyweight movements to get you in shape. HIIT Strength will challenge you through bursts of exercise and short recovery breaks. All levels are welcome!

This express style class offers a high-intensity indoor cycling workout. Each instructor will lead you through a blend of climbs, flats, and sprints to help reach your goals. This class is open to all levels!

Cycling under the stars with exhilarating music! Come ride with us in this high energy indoor cycling class developed for all levels. This might be your new favorite class!

Gentle candlelight fosters an atmosphere of tranquility, liberation, and self-realization through movement. You will flow through various postures that promote increased strength, focus and flexibility. This class is a great way to unwind from your day!

Hit pause and join us on the mat! This yoga class is designed to loosen up your whole body and reconnect you with your breath. This slower-pace class allows time to explore postures by mindfully flowing and breathing while holding poses longer. This class is perfect for when you need to refocus or get a good night’s sleep!

Center your mind and body while flowing through various postures that promote increased strength, focus and flexibility. This yoga class will introduce foundational yoga postures, teach you how to breathe and help you feel more comfortable in the yoga practice.

This class is a vigorous yoga practice similar to an Ashtanga practice, as it follows the same series of poses and makes you hold each for five breaths before moving through a Vinyasa, but moves at an even faster pace.

Follow along with a deep, peaceful practice as you focus on being present at the moment. This session will focus on slow breathwork and slow transitional movements by promoting mental clarity and reducing anxiety. Come join us as we focus on connecting your mind and body.