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Mike D'Alfonso
Assistant Director
Fitness, Wellness, & Special Programs

(860) 486-2280
michael.dalfonso@uconn.edu

Deanna Dempsey
Intern
Fitness, Wellness, & Special Programs

(860) 486-3096
deanna.dempsey@uconn.edu


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BodyWise classes begin Wednesday, August 27
Visit RecRegistration Tuesday, August 26 to register!

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Class Descriptions

Flexibility & Recovery

This class will use active recovery such as foam rolling and various stretching techniques to reduce muscle soreness and increase muscle flexibility. This class will also concentrate on stability and balance work to strengthen muscles to help prevent injury. This class is essential for those looking to train smarter, perform better and recover faster.

HardCORE

This 30 minute class focuses on strengthening and stabilizing all of the muscles that make up your core (abdominals, back, hips and obliques). This class is for all fitness levels, and will include a large variety of exercises at various intensities to work your entire core.

HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training

HIIT the ground running with our high intensity interval training class. This intense, cardio-based class will dynamically test your strength and endurance while challenging you mentally and physically.

Kickboxing

Kickboxing mixes aerobic and anaerobic elements, which incorporate the use of your fists, elbows, feet and knees. This intense cardiovascular program will transition you from a gradual warm-up to an intense high intensity workout that will keep your heart rate high and end with a cool down.

Pilates

Using only your own body weight and gravity, Pilates will strengthen your entire body.  Classes will focus on integrating all muscles, rather than exercising each body part separately. Focusing on strength and flexibility as a whole you’ll achieve better alignment and teach your body to work more efficiently.

SPINNING®

SPINNING® is a fun and intense workout that takes place on specialized Spinner® bikes. Group cycling is a great physical and mental workout that is appropriate for beginners as well as seasoned riders.  All SPINNING® workouts are approx. 45 minutes and incorporate various types of riding techniques. Our staff of experienced and trained instructors will motivate and lead you through each ride.

Spin Pilates/Spin & Strength

SPIN Combo classes combine an intense SPINNING® workout with body strengthening exercises for a complete workout. Classes begin with a 45 minute SPINNING® class and cool-down then finish with a 30 minute Pilates or strengthening class that will help improve muscle definition in all major muscle groups & core muscles. With the incorporation of cardio and strength you are sure to walk away feeling great!

Strength Training

Strength training is a class designed to target every muscle group as well as help you develop muscular endurance. The class will incorporate a mixture of floor exercises, weights, and stability for a total body workout. Strength training is a great way to improve your muscle definition and add some variety to your workout.

SUP Fitness - Stand-Up Paddleboard Fitness

This class meets at the SRF in Brundage Pool on our Stand Up Paddle Boards. Our instructors will lead you through a workout focusing on core strength, balance, and body weight exercises. Low impact and appropriate for all fitness levels, SUP Fitness is a great way to take a break from your everyday workout routine, so get on board!

X-Fit

X-Fit is an intense, functional training based workout that will keep your body guessing so you never reach those physiological plateaus. Using an array of equipment our instructors will develop unique and challenging rounds of workouts where your personal goal is to consistently improve upon previous rounds. In this class you will need to channel your inner athlete and face your toughest opponent… YOURSELF.

Yoga - All Levels Yoga

This class is perfect for the new student yet will still challenge the intermediate student. All levels yoga includes breathing, postures and meditation to create strength, openness and flexibility. You will leave feeling fantastic!

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Yoga - Flow Yoga

This class focuses on the Vinyasa flow style, which synchronizes postures with breath, and focuses on the fluid movement in and out of the postures. There is a strong focus on the correct alignment of each asana, helping students gain a greater understanding of how to connect more deeply with their bodies through the practice. The class is a unique blend of Ashtanga Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga, and students are encouraged to move at their own pace.

Yoga - Power Yoga

In this challenging yoga class you will build core strength and develop endurance through vigorous posture flows and longer hold times. Expect to work up a cleansing sweat while advancing your yoga practice. Every class ends in a relaxing meditation – you may now exhale!

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ZUMBA

Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is a dance aerobics class that combines Latin-inspired rhythms along with pop music to create a fun and energizing workout for all fitness levels.

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