Group Fitness Classes
Looking to spice up your workout? Take a group fitness class! Figure out what class is best for your workout personality. OCCC Recreation & Fitness offers an extensive aerobics program that provides a variety of fun and effective classes, such as: high energy Zumba classes or stress relieving Yoga and Tai Chi. We have a class that will suit any taste or fitness level. Our friendly, skilled instructors will encourage you to reach your fitness goals and offer challenging classes to get you there. Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned exerciser, there is a class for everyone. Come try them out!
Group fitness classes are provided as a free benefit to your membership and no pre-registration is required (you can attend on a drop-in basis). All students, faculty, and staff have access at no charge with valid ID. Community members can purchase a 6 month membership or a 1 day pass (must be accompanied by a member).
Please see our Exercise Class Schedule for classes and times.
GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES
Belly dance is as multi-faceted as the world community which helped to shape it. It can provide a way to express oneself, serve as a workout regimen, offer opportunities to make friends and connect with others and, of course, bring great joy. Improve flexibility, posture and balance, burn calories and promote weight loss, tone and strengthen muscles, reduce stress, improve confidence and increase mental capacity by exercising cognitive processes.
This class is a combination of cardio, boxing and martial arts providing a total body workout which aims to improve strength, aerobic fitness, speed, flexibility, coordination and balance. Come try one of the most popular fitness trends and kick, jab, cross, hook and uppercut your way to a fitter you! (Class Limited to 25)
This class takes the participant through a series of cardio and strength training exercises with relatively brief rest intervals in between. The purpose is to keep the heart rate elevated near the aerobic level without dropping off to ensure fast, dramatic fitness results. Since the program is fast-paced and offers variety, it can be more interesting than a typical class that focuses on only one aspect (cardio or strength). (Class Limited to 25)
High-intensity, short-duration circuit training is a type of metabolic training that breaks the mold of traditional group exercise. Circuits consist of three to five compound exercises that challenge major upper- or lower-body muscle groups, as well as some type of cardiovascular interval for a complete workout. The circuits are structured using time or repetitions, and performed at an intensity level that creates a very high level of fatigue by the end of the circuit. Each 30 minute session will either be focused on cardio, strength or plyo and is chosen at instructors discretion. Rest is self-selected.
PiYo speeds everything up--including your results--by introducing you to dynamic, flowing Pilates and Yoga sequences that can burn serious calories at the same time as they lengthen and tone your muscles and increase your flexibility.
Self-Defense/Tae Kwon Do
This class will introduce the participant to the elements of martial arts and self-defense. Students will learn balance, movement, proper blocking, kicking and punching, along with applications of each technique. Students will gain experience through careful repetition and reinforecement, with step-by-step instruction. Students will be taught at their own level. Gain confidence through a defined set of martial arts techniques that have been proven for centuries! (Class limited to 15)
Sets & Reps Combo
This class is guaranteed to keep you motivated and moving! Each class offers a combination of land aerobics, sets and reps with weights, interval training and finishes with a section of Ab toning. (Class limited to 20)
This class is a fun, interval style class in which participants will spend time on and off the bike. Participants that are new to cycle can benefit from a Tabata style of class because intense bursts of cycling are followed by short recovery periods and then followed by floor exercises. The floor excercises can be modified to include all ages and fitness levels. This class covers all bases by incorporating, cardio, core and strength work.
Tai Chi is an ancient meditative form of exercise that began in China as a martial art. It will help improve physical fitness and in gaining more energy while remaining calm and relaxed. The movements are simple, safe and proven to be effective to improve your health and reduce stress. Tai Chi strengthens muscles, improves stamina and balance, which helps in fall prevention. Through deep and rhythmic breathing it brings increased levels of oxygen throughout the body, and improves circulation. It is suitable for those with no prior knowledge of Tai Chi and all fitness levels. Improve memory and brain function, emotional well-being, and physical condition.
TRX (Class Limit of 10)
Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. It requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete hundreds of exercises. The TRX ® is fully integrated into the PT of all four branches of the US military, and can be found in the locker rooms of Major League Baseball teams, National Football League teams, UFC fighters, Olympic-level cyclists, swimmers & runners, to name a few!
Yoga (for beginners and relaxation)
This class is slow-paced and gentle and provides a good introduction to the basic yoga poses. Time is spent in each posture with attention placed on alignment, breath and purpose of pose. Slow down and learn to relax while invigorating your body, gaining elasticity, strength, flexibility, firmness, and confidence as you build self-reliance and inner peace. (Class limited to 10)
"Ditch the workout, join the Party!" This fun and exciting cardio dance class fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away!
(Class limited to 20)