Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions

Faculty Staff Fitness

  Please note that not all class offerings are scheduled every term. Please view the current term's class schedule to plan your schedule.


Cardio Dance

A fun dance party atmosphere with a fusion of American, Latin, and International music dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting effective fitness system! The routines utilize the principles of fitness interval and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. It is a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy to follow dance steps, so no prior dance experience is needed.

Cardio Kickboxing

An aerobic workout that blends basic boxing and martial arts techniques.  An ideal format for achieving an intense workout. No prior experience required, just an adventurous spirit.

LIIT (Low Intensity Interval Training)

This fun, efficient, 30-minute class uses timed work-to-rest intervals to increase your muscular and cardiorespiratory fitness through slow and low-impact exercises. This class offers all-in-one fitness that fits into your busy schedule without the stress of high-impact movements. This class is a great introduction if you’re new to exercise.

Run, Row, Bike & Climb

The Cardio Conditioning class is a time to train metabolically, target your heart rate and use other fitness intensity measures, and have a straightforward cardiovascular workout. Bicycles, elliptical trainers, rowers, and stair steppers will be the main focus, plus stretching and conditioning work are included in this class. Our instructor is there to help make accommodations for all fitness levels.


A step aerobics class that is always different, always a good workout, and ALWAYS fun! The format incorporates segments on total body conditioning, abdominal and core strengthening, and stretching.


Aqua Aerobics

This class employs the properties of water for a total-body workout without the strain on muscles and joints associated with higher impact activities. Using the buoyancy of water for increased range of motion along with the density of water for added resistance this class will take you through a variety of routines to enhance cardiovascular fitness, tone and strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Enjoy energetic aerobic routines, deep water running intervals, water Pilates, and more. Supportive equipment is utilized in deep water.

Therapeutic Water Exercise

The Therapeutic Water Exercise class offers similar exercise to Aqua Aerobics (above) but is shorter in length and somewhat lower in intensity. The supportive and buoyant properties of water offer an excellent mode of exercise for people who are uncomfortable with gravity-based land workouts. Instructors provide a welcoming and encouraging environment to support participation at any level. Aquatic exercise is shown to be effective for rehabilitation for injuries and surgeries and is a good mode of exercise to prepare for surgery. The class format includes an individual warm-up and instructor directed exercises encompassing all aspects of fitness including balance. Participants prefer deep water workouts, but some shallow work is included. We can also adapt to shallow water work for those who need it. Supportive equipment is utilized in deep water.

Masters Swim Workout

This activity is conducted much in the same format as a competitive swim team training program. The four racing strokes - freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly - are utilized.  During the workouts, swimmers cover between 2600-3000 yards. Not all participants are interested in competitive swimming but find the workouts challenging and beneficial. If you are not sure about your ability or interest, drop in and view a class session to help you make an appropriate choice.

RECOMMENDED: goggles, swim cap

Swim 1, Swim 2 & Open Swim

This is a swimming class for non-swimmers, beginning swimmers and advanced swimmers. Class works on stroke development, stroke technique, and aerobic conditioning.The typical class numbers allow for those who wish to use the time as an open swim time to do during Swim I/II class.

RECOMMENDED: goggles, swim cap

Swim Skills Workout

Not as intense as the Masters Swim workout section. Swimmers are presented with both an opportunity to learn and refine stroke mechanics as well as get in a workout. Each session will combine drills and a swim training experience using the swim team interval style workout program. Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly are covered, bonus material may include turns, dives or individual requests. This class is for individuals of all ages with swim skills ranging beginner to intermediate.

RECOMMENDED: goggles, swim cap


Adaptive Exercise Clinic (AEC)

This class is created for individuals with rehabilitative conditions such as multiple sclerosis, ALS, and Parkinson’s disease to be active. Each participating individual will have a customized workout plan fit to their physical activity goals. Student volunteers will be paired with each individual for maximum accessibility and for guidance through the workout plan.

Back and Postural Therapy

This back conditioning class features methods from postural-alignment therapy; a method that gets to the root of your chronic pain by restoring your body to proper alignment, function and balance. You'll strengthen and stretch the back as well as the opposing abdominal muscles. Mat and optional hand weight exercises are used to strengthen the back and other major body muscle groups. Stretching, relaxation, posture and balance are also covered. Back pain relief exercises are offered as needed. By attending regularly, back pain prevention is our goal.

Functional Fitness

Improve your total body, core strength, range of motion, strength and lean muscle mass. This class utilizes foam rollers, suspension trainers, physioballs and body weight to focus on the development of postural stability and realignment.


  • Monday: Total body strength and technique
  • Wednesday: Core, posture, balance
  • Friday: Aerobic strength

Stretch and Roll

The final step in your movement health journey. This 30-minute fusion class combines foam rolling with active and static stretching to improve circulation, reduce inflammation and injury, and release tight muscles. De-stress, recover and move better.

Mind / Body

(Recommended: Yoga Mat)

Barre Fusion

Barre Fusion takes strengthening, stretching, yoga, Pilates and ballet aspects of fitness and leaves you with the benefits of a Barre/Fusion class. With only your own body weight and bare feet, you will reap the benefits of this class with more balance, core strength, and an overall fitness to keep your posture and joints happy and healthy.

Core Stability Ball/Yoga

This class blends the all over benefits of yoga (flexibility, strength, balance, postural alignment and attention to breath) with the dynamics of stability balls for developing a stronger core and greater all over body strength and balance. A fun but challenging class.

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga is suitable for everyone and is designed to support and inspire the practice of yoga in a focused and relaxed way with the emphasis on the primary movements of the spine, breathing exercises, and principles of "dynamic relaxation" and the restoration of bodily functions. This class offers a combination of floor postures, and standing and balancing postures designed to build coordination, muscle strength and flexibility. Modifications are taught throughout class to suite varying levels of ability. Props such as bolsters, blocks, and straps will be used to facilitate, encourage, and ease the approach of releasing tension and stress.


Pilates is an abdominal and back-strengthening class that emphasizes strengthening of all the muscles, even the full body. Its roots are in dance, therapy, and yoga. Participants will see an improvement in themselves and their bodies including more flexibility, more strength, better posture, a decrease in neck and back pain, and a less stressed feeling.

Yoga (all levels)

Yoga is an individual total body workout with the union of flexibility, balance, strength, and breath. There will also be work on posture, alignment, and core strength. Each class is modified for all.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Intermediate)

Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a fitness-based approach to yoga flow. Students will focus on linking conscious breath with a vigorous and mindful flow. Students will build strength, flexibility and concentration while cleansing the body and calming the mind.

Yoga/Core (all levels)

A mind/body exercise program that will deliver a full body workout with an emphasis on yoga poses and core strengthening. Benefits include increased strength, flexibility, balance, and mobility. Modifications are given for those who do not have previous experience.

Weight training

Cardio Weights

The class utilizes dumbbells, bars, exercise bands, and benches while keeping your heart pumping. The workouts will vary daily but each class will include a warm-up, full body muscle strengthening, aerobic activity, and a cool down stretch. Enjoy this strength training class with a kick of cardio.

Weight Training

The foundation of this class is a weight-training program, using machines, free weights and resistance equipment. Routines are changed daily.  Workout sessions emphasize increasing muscular endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance.

Open Gym

This is your power hour to do your own workout. Certified instructors are available to answer questions, as well as provide spotting and safety. You will have access to a variety of fitness equipment to perform your own workout. Rules posted in the gym apply to all participants.

Seasonal offerings

Golf: Intermediate

Review of fundamentals, intermediate skills and strategy at an intermediate level, review and instruction of rules and etiquette, game and skills challenges, on course play 5-7 times, competition formats, and exposure to the social environment of recreational golf. Course fee does not cover green fees. Although clubs can be provided, it is preferred that participants provide their own clubs. Prerequisites: prior golf instruction, practice and play on regulation courses, knowledge of etiquette and rules. Although the class is scheduled for 90 minutes, the time may be shorter during inclement weather, and may be longer when the class travels to play golf.

Online FSF

Faculty Staff Fitness offers ways you can keep moving even if you missed your current on-campus class, want to add more, work at an extension, or are traveling through fitness classes you can follow through the ease of the internet. Offerings include Pilates, yoga, weight training, kickboxing and more.

Specialty Events

Check out our schedule each quarter to see what new event we are holding to promote well-being and fitness.