• S.W.E.A.T (Schedule Weekly Exercise and Activity Times)

    The Spring 2014 S.W.E.A.T schedule features a variety of dance and fitness classes that are INCLUDED with your membership. Choose from classes such as Zumba, Power Pump, Spinning, and much more. Scroll down to view the S.W.E.A.T. schedule, learn how to participate in S.W.E.A.T and read the class descriptions to get an idea of what each class has to offer. Try a variety of classes that are gonna make you S.W.E.A.T!


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    Fall 2014 Schedule

    All S.W.E.A.T. classes will be held in MPR1 unless otherwise noted. Schedule runs August 25 - December 19, 2014.
    There will be no classes on Sep. 1, Oct. 13-14, Nov. 27-28.


    TIME MON TUES WED THURS FRI
    6:45 - 7:30 a.m. Spinning Butts and Guts Spinning Kickboxing Spinning
    11:00 - 12:00 a.m. Aqua-Fit*   Aqua-Fit*   Aqua-Fit*
    12:15 - 1:00 p.m. TAC Kickboxing Core Power Wild Card ZUMBA®
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Cycle Happy Hour Owl Pump C.S.I. Owl Pump Wild Card
    6:15 - 7:15 p.m.   ZUMBA®**   ZUMBA®**  
    8:00 - 9:00 p.m.         Street Dance

    *Aqua-Fit is held in the Competition Pool
    ** ZUMBA
    ® on Tuesday and Thursday evening will be held in MPR2

     

  • How to Participate

    After swiping through the access gates in the Recreation Center or purchasing a guest pass, present your Rice identification card or receipt to the facility operations desk to request a laminated pass specific to the class format you will attend. You may pick up a pass for yourself ONLY.

    • Class passes are limited for each format and are available 15 minutes prior to the start of each class. Passes are given on a first come, first serve basis. Please note: During peak times some classes fill quickly.
    • Please wait for the instructor or facility staff to admit you into the studio.
    • Passes will be collected by the instructor upon entry into the studio and serve as a participant’s ticket into class. Participants without passes will not be admitted into the class.
    * You must be a current Rice Recreation Center member or purchase a guest pass to attend S.W.E.A.T classes. Refer to the schedule for scheduled class cancellations due to holidays.
    *Classes are subject to change at any time. Subscribe to the Get-Fit list serve to receive the latest updates.

     S.W.E.A.T Class Formats and Descriptions

    Cardio

    Aqua-Fit Dive into this low-impact cardio and conditioning class that incorporates the latest aqua based exercises into a joint friendly, high energy, water workout.

    Core Power This low impact, high results class will focus on strengthening your abdominal and lower back muscles while also giving you a total body workout.

    C.S.I. (Cardio Strength Intervals) Alternate between intervals of cardiovascular training and strength exercises with balls, bands, and weight to define and shape your body.

    Cycle Happy Hour The happiest hour of the day! This class is a dynamic stationary group cycling experience led by a specially trained instructor. This class is set to motivating music and is a complete cardio training program. Participants are encouraged to work at their own level.

    Kickboxing Combines both martial arts and boxing techniques in a fast-paced, high-energy aerobic format. Speed, agility, coordination, power and strength improve with each session.

    Spinning A 45-minute indoor stationary cycling class that combines basic cycling movements with motivational coaching, breathing awareness, and heart rate training. This non-impact, individually paced, cardio class will definitely move you! This class may involve any of the following: interval training, hill rides, sprinting, and endurance rides.

    Street Dance This class will teach you street dance styles like b-boying, body isolations, popping and locking, and groove. You will leave class moon-walking better than Michael Jackson! No prior dance experience is needed.

    Wild Card Who knows what you'll get with every workout! Each class may include kickboxing, step, strength, and core work. This class will keep your body guessing and your workouts exciting!

    ZUMBA® is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music/dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

    Sculpting and Toning

    Butts & Guts Improve your core strength, balance and posture with this focused workout of abdominal and lower back exercises.

    Owl Pump This strength and conditioning class works all major muscle groups. Exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls will strengthen and tone your entire body faster than your average weight-room routine!  

    T.A.C. Reap the benefits of this ultimate total body workout through challenging combinations of sports drills, circuits and weight training.

     

    S.W.E.A.T. Policies

    Please help us reduce your risk of injury and create an enjoyable exercise experience for all participants by following these guidelines:

    • •Class passes are limited for each format and are available 15-minutes prior to the start of each class. Passes are given on a first come, first serve basis. Please note: During peak times some classes fill quickly. 
    •  •5-Minute Rule: Participants may enter a class up to 5-minutes after the scheduled start. Entrance is prohibited after 5-minutes has passed to ensure that all participants arrive early enough to become sufficiently warmed up for the vigorous parts of each class.
    • • Please inform the instructor if you have any special considerations (e.g., pregnancy, injury, illness, recent surgery) which may influence your ability to take a class. Also, this will allow the instructor to provide options for success when necessary.
    • • The use of personal music devices, cell phones and PDA’s, are not permitted during class. If a call or text or must be attended to, quietly leave the studio and return upon finishing.
    • • Athletic shoes and appropriate athletic attire must be worn to participate in class.
    • If you need to leave class early, please inform the instructor.

    Spinning Policies

    Please help us reduce your risk of injury and create an enjoyable exercise experience for all participants by following these guidelines:

    • • Please note that space is limited in cycling classes. Laminated passes can be requested at the facility operations desk 15-minutes prior to the start of each class and serve as a bike reservation for the class.
    • • Participants are required to bring a towel and water bottle to every class. Towels can be checked out at the facility operations desk by presenting your Rice identification card.
    • • Arrive 5-minutes before class to allow time for proper set up on bikes.
    • • The bikes have SPD clips. Participants are welcome to bring cycling shoes that clip into our pedals, but may NOT remove the pedals and insert their own clips.
    • • If cycling shoes will be worn, refrain from putting the cycling shoes on until reaching the side of your bike and remove cycling shoes prior to walking across the floor after class.
    • • To create a team and inclusive environment fill the first and second rows of bikes before moving back to third row.
    • • For your safety, participants will not be permitted in class 5-minutes after the scheduled start of class. This is for you safety and the effectiveness of the class.
    • • The use of personal music devices, cell phones and PDA’s, are not permitted during class. If a call or text must be attended to, quietly leave the studio and return upon finishing.
    • • Athletic shoes and appropriate athletic attire must be worn to participate in class.