All classes may be audited, tuition-free, for employees and spouses with a USU ID. Some classes may require a small fee.
Register for Employee Wellness Classes in the Employee Wellness Center (HPER 109)
Stability Ball Class (12 - 1 pm)
Aug. 19 - Aug. 23 | M-F 12:00 - 1:00 pm | HPER 215
USU ID: $10
Here is a week dedicated to those who want a great workout in a joint-stress free atmosphere. Anyone with bad knees, hurting hips, painful lower backs, etc. will learn a lifetime’s worth of challenging and fun exercises without the worry of an ominous visit to the physical therapist or surgeon’s table. Also, anyone simply interested in learning different exercises to add to his or her workout and repertoire should take advantage of this class. The stability ball helps promote a wider range of motion and a fuller use of each muscle group with every exercise movement. If you’re looking for better flexibility, healthier posture, stronger joints, and a fantastic workout then take this one week to find everything that will make the other fifty-one weeks of the year more enjoyable.
Noon Boot Camps (12 - 1 pm)
Session 1: May 13 - June 27 | MW or T Th 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Fieldhouse/Outside
Session 2: July 1 - Aug. 15 | MW or T Th 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Fieldhouse/Outside
USU ID: $20
How do we do Boot Camp justice with an explanation! Take high intensity cardiovascular exercises and throw in every muscle group of your body working out to exhaustion with sweat dripping off your eye lashes, chin, nose, ear lobes, elbows, knees and toes; That’s Boot Camp. Establish an intimate relationship with exercise mats, jump ropes, stop watches, the Field House track and courts, Old Main Hill and it’s stairs; That’s Boot Camp. Take your goals of fat loss, muscle strength, aerobic endurance, fun social activity and complete all of them in one hour or less; That’s Boot Camp.
Boot Camp for Beginners (12 - 1 pm)
Session 1: May 13 - June 26 | MW 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Fieldhouse
Session 2: July 1 - Aug. 14 | MW 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Fieldhouse
USU ID: $20
Are you ready to get off the couch and get moving? Would you like to start an exercise program but don’t want to join a gym? Are you unsure how to get started?
You already know that exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health and now it’s time to get started. Boot Camp for Beginners is designed for anyone with little or no exercise experience, to get moving in a fun, supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere.
Each session will incorporate cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises and will be tailored to meet each participant’s needs and abilities.
A.M. Boot Camp (6:30 - 7:30 am)
Session 1: July 2 - Aug. 15 | T Th 6:30 - 7:30 am | SW HPER field
USU ID: $20
Looking for the best way to start out your day? Look no further than our A.M. boot camp! All workouts will take place outside in various places throughout campus, and you won't have to worry about it being too hot to work outside in the summer since we "beat the heat" by getting our workout on at 6:30 in morning. We will incorporate all aspects of fitness in order to help you get the most out of your workout and allow you to enjoy the rest of your day by knowing that you already started it out right!
Employee Fitness Club (5:15 - 6:15 pm)
Session 1: May 13 - June 28 | M-F 5:15 - 6:15 pm | Wellness Center HPER 109
Session 2: July 1 - Aug. 16 | M-F 5:15 - 6:15 pm | Wellness Center HPER 109
Maybe you muster up the courage to walk into a weight room and see a Tetris of cables, squares, and circles waiting to hurt you; you think to yourself, I wonder if something is on TV instead. Maybe you see a bunch of guys in cut apart shirts making sure you know exactly where and how big their obliques and biceps are, and you know how many reps they do by the number of grunts you hear. Maybe you have no idea what an oblique or rep is. Maybe you know weight rooms but want to turn your same old routine into a variety of new exercises. Whatever your case, welcome to Fit Club, where we laugh and have fun learning about and doing different exercises: Free Weights, Cable Weights, Pilates, Yoga, Calisthenics, Plyometrics, Isometrics, Concentric and Eccentric training, aerobics, Intervals and Circuits, etc. We sweat ourselves into good friendships, and we get stronger, healthier, happier, and more confident in our abilities with each workout.
Water Aerobics - (12-1 pm)
May 29 - Aug. 22 | MWTh 12:00 - 1:00 pm | HPER Pool
USU ID: $35 | Community: $45
So many advantages exist in exercising in the pool: the water allows us to do each exercise movement without stress or pain going to our joints; the water also provides a constant resistance so while we workout out aerobically, we are also strengthening our muscles; the water creates a refreshing, fun atmosphere for exercise and play; the water takes away any fears of sweating in front of other people. In water aerobics we give every muscle in our bodies a great workout three days a week. We burn a lot of calories to help promote weight loss, and we get stronger overall so we prevent ourselves from future health complications like diseases and injuries. Who thought playing in the water could be so good for us?
Lunchtime Yoga with Dennise
May 14 - June 18 | T Th 12 - 1 pm | HPER 215
USU ID: $45 | Community: $55
In this class we explore the tradition of Hatha Yoga, focusing on breath, alignment, and inner awareness. By combining mindful awareness techniques with traditional yoga postures, you will learn to develop your own practice. Your physical strength and flexibility will increase as your peace of mind grows and deepens. You will leave class energized and rejuvenated, carrying the benefits of yoga off your mat and into the world.
Scott's Indoor Cycling
May 14 - Aug. 15 | T Th 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Fieldhouse Spinning Room
USU ID $60
This class is arguably the most beneficial employee wellness exercise program on campus. Intended for the beginner to intermediate cyclists, we will work on proper technique, warm ups, high cardio cycling drills, cool downs, and stretching. The music (mostly) classic rock and roll will keep you motivated. Classes rapidly increase in intensity throughout the semester. Indoor cycling as a part of your wellness efforts will strengthen the heart and lungs, burn calories, lower cholesterol, decrease stress, and improve your quality of life. Please bring a water bottle and small towel to each class – you will need it!
Single Use of Indoor Cycling Class Policy
1) The 12 indoor cycling bikes are first reserved for Semester Paid (SP) employees.
2) In the event there are open bikes during a class, Non Semester Paid (NSP) employees may join a class on a first come - first serve basis
3) If an SP employee shows up after class starts and there are no open bikes, the instructor reserves the right to “bump” a NSP employee or give up his/her instructor bike for the class. NSP employees understand this policy and agree that the instructors decision is final.
4) The cost for single use indoor cycling entire class is $2 and will be paid to the class instructor.
5) Class instructors will keep track of single use employees and turn money into the Employee Wellness program.
Dennise's Healthy Backshop
To be announced | 2-5 pm | To Be Announced
USU ID: $25 | Community: $35
This workshop is designed to introduce a variety of techniques to improve back health, and prevent recurring injury. Fundamental back and spinal anatomy will be explained. A variety of yoga postures will be presented that can be adjusted to suit individual needs. We will combine awareness exercises, anatomical knowledge and yoga poses to strengthen, stretch and stabilize your back.
Summer Fitness Passport - Fun, Fit, Forever
The fitness passport offers many different classes on campus each week. Keep your workout fresh by choosing to attend any of the classes offered with the passport for one low price. Classes available before work, during the lunch hour, and after work
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:50 pm | HPER 215
Offered Fall and Spring Semester