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Oklahoma State University
Department of Wellness

America's HEALTHIEST Campus®

Group Fitness

Group Fitness offers over 100 different classes every semester at the Colvin Recreation Center, Seretean Wellness Center, and the Student Union. 

These courses offer a unique opportunity to develop new skills that challenge the mind, body and spirit. We are committed to aid participants in promoting personal wellness and developing of life-long recreational skills.

To register in person stop by the Colvin Business Office or Seretean Wellness Center.  

To register by phone call 405-744-5510 or 405-744-2379.  

To register electronically email fitness@okstate.edu.

 

Cardio and Conditioning Classes:

Kickboxing - Kick and punch your stress away with this high-energy workout that uses martial arts basics and bags to really work up a sweat. No experience required, just come several minutes early to wrap your hands. 

Racquetball - Participants will have the opportunity to practice and play against the best of the best players! Come with a fun and competitive attitude for a fun filled workout !

Spin - A great low-impact workout! Your instructor will guide you over a variety of terrain with several modes of training styles. Every ride is your own, so you have the ability to adjust your intensity making this class great for all levels! Space is limited, so please pick up your spin number starting 30 min. prior to class from the customer service desk to reserve your space!

TRX – Work against gravity and your body’s own resistance! As you perform hundreds of exercises that build strength, balance, flexibility, power, mobility, and prevent injuries all at the intensity you choose.

POUND(r) - This class is the first cardio jam sessions inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Using Ripstix(r), lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND(r) transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.
 

Dance:

Ballroom Dance I (Overview-Fall, Spring & Summer Semesters) – This class is for beginner level dancers and will cover the basics of the most common ballroom dances: fox trot, waltz, tango, single time swing, triple time swing, cha cha, and rumba. No partner necessary, couples welcome.

Country Western Dance I - The focus in this class is on four styles of two stepping both past and present.  Gain insight into the history of many different styles of Two Stepping.  Learn a variety of easy and effective basic principles of Leading and following. Acquire the knowledge of key terminology, techniques of fundamentals, and dance etiquette. Develop the skills of combining the rhythm with the footwork and executing single turns and multiple turn combinations.  Exercise while having fun and making new friends.

Country Western Dance II - Pick up from where we left off from any of Sarah Gladden’s prior dance classes. A review of all the dances and techniques.  Improve and discover more professional skills by experimenting, creating and applying movement analysis.  Advance with combinations of turns and tap into creative developments through rigorous practice.  Expand on Two Stepping styles and bring out new ideas.  Experience a new healthy life style through the sport of partner dancing.  Must have taken Country Western I or Sarah Gladden's academic dance class to partiicpate. 

Dance Party - Listen to the Top Hits and learn choreography that will get your heart rate jumping and your body moving.  This class targets giving you a total body workout while dancing to the beats of the music! Come join the Party

Hip-Hop - With new choreography every week, the Colvin's Hip Hop Class will enrich you with technique, movement, confidence, and lots of fun. The instructor, Gil Marom, makes sure to pick choreography that will suit and benefit dancers of all levels, and works with his student to make sure they get better and better each week. Join this fun class today!

Zumba® - A total body workout with cardio conditioning in a Latin flavor. Fusing hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic workout system that will blow you away.

Mind/Body:

Yoga - This class works to develop the physical body with strength, stamina and flexibility; the emotional body with stability, confidence and discernment; the mental body with awareness, concentration and focus. The result is physical, emotional, and mental tranquility, enabling one to completely relax while feeling strong, confident and aware.
 

Resistance:

Barre - This class will combine postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training, combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. This class  will also incorporate light handheld weights to bring the burn during all those reps, as well as mats for targeted core work.

Core & More – This comprehensive core class will target every aspect of your core, along with involving other muscle groups throughout the class!

Strength and Stretch - A great way to complement yoga and/or cardio exercise.  Strengthening exercises emphasize the abs, torso and “core” muscles to condition you for the challenges of daily living.  Also includes flexibility and relaxation.

Total Body – A strength training class targeting major muscle groups using various equipment and body weight, total body incorporates bursts of cardio into movements intended to help you tone all major muscles!
 

Martial Arts:

Aikido - Incorporating movements of the Japanese sword, staff, spear and empty handed Jiu-Jitsu. Aikido is unique in its gentle nature and lack of competitive atmosphere. Aikido em-ploys sensitivity, balance and timing, with all techniques performed with minimum force while maintaining maximum efficiency.

Judo - Uses a series of throws, as well as grappling techniques, to win a judo match, where other martial arts use kicking and punching. Judo training includes self-defense, cardiovascular training, strength conditioning, improving balance and self-confidence.

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) - This class will provide you with the essential techniques of both striking and grappling; as well as how to incorporate full contact combative methods in a safe and efficient way throughout your practice.

Tae Kwon Do - This class infuses the practicality of Karate style sparring.  There is equal emphasis on punching as well as kicking, and the valid striking targets are more realistic and closer to what one may encounter in a self-defense type situation. The instruction is not limited to Tae Kwon Do alone. Also incorporated into the class structure are Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Okinawan Weapons, Shotokan and Goju-Ryu Karate, Muay Tai, Aikido, and various self-defense methods.
 

Water:

Aqua Zumba® - Love to Zumba®? Come join us in the pool for a total body workout with cardio conditioning in a Latin flavor. Fusing hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic workout system that will blow you away!

Water Aerobics – This aerobics class incorporates a variety of exercises ranging from running to Jumping jacks in the deep water. Belts are provided for floatation. Toning and calisthenics both with and without water weight are conducted to increase muscle tone and strength.

Specialty Classes:

Cowboy Bootcamp (paid class) - Designed to push the limits of metabolic conditioning. The workouts consist of high intensity bodyweight, strength and plyometric exercise with short cardiovascular intervals. This class is open to generally healthy people of all levels of fitness. The format allows each individual to workout at their own pace, and participants are encouraged to increase intensity as the workouts progress.

Olympic Lifting (paid class) - Learn the technique to the clean, jerk and snatch. Along, with learning these three lifts, instructors will focus on supplementary movements to increase strength and form. This class is designed for beginners and experienced lifters.  If you’re looking for a disciplined, committed and strength in the weight room this class is for you.

Tai-Chi Chuan Fundamentals (paid class) - Introduces students to the fundamental principles of Tai Chi, including relaxed and mindful movement, proper structural alignment, and breath awareness. Students learn a foundational set of qigong (chi kung) exercises as well as the core movements from the Tai Chi short form. Tai Chi walking is also introduced.

Policies

All group exercise, martial arts classes, and dance classes are offered free of charge to Department of Wellness members, your OSU ID is all that is needed to participate. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before class as classes may fill up. Participants arriving late may not be admitted into class if capacity has been met. Please be sure to sign the fitness waiver at the front desk before coming to your first class. The fitness waiver only has to be signed once.

Towel and water required for all cycle classes as the room temperature will be elevated.

Classes may be canceled during the semester due to low attendance.