Getting and Staying Fit

Wellness and Recreation understands the importance of fitness and staying in shape, so we provide many opportunities for you to stay active and have fun on campus. We also provide a variety of fitness equipment in the Wellness and Recreation Center weight room and cardio area.

Group Fitness

We offer a variety of Group Fitness classes throughout the week – all free!

Group Fitness classes usually take place Mon-Fri, 4:30-8 p.m. Classes range from 30 minutes to an hour.

Personal Training

Personal Training services also are available to help you reach your fitness goals.

Our trainers can provide you with a weight room orientation, fitness assessment, and body composition evaluation.

They are also prepared to provide you with motivation and accountability that develops into prosperous self-discipline in and out of the gym.

The SAU Personal Trainers are equipped to help you work on cardiovascular health, muscle strength, self-endurance, flexibility, and balance through exciting routines and fun workouts!

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Group Classes

Express Abs
This 30-minute class will provide you with exercises to help strengthen your core and define your abs.

Trim and Tone
Using toning and strengthening exercises, participants will work on increasing the number of repetitions of each exercise for stronger muscles!

Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is a great fitness class for all levels that incorporates salsa, merengue, reggaeton, cumbia, and hip-hop. No experience necessary!

Similar to yoga, Pilates emphasizes your body's core: the abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner and outer thigh, buttocks, and so on.

Mindful Meditation
Meditation is an ancient practice of increasing awareness and focuses while lowering stress levels. This class allows you to take a pause from your hectic day to slow down and relax in a positive environment. Participants may want to bring a mat or cushion on which to sit.

A relaxed-paced class that integrates breath work with various poses for a greater sense of balance and direction. No prior yoga experience is needed. Please bring your mat.

Formatted circuit class. Bootcamp will work on your strength as well as your cardio – all in an hour! You choose your intensity. No experience necessary; open to all levels of fitness!

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
High Intensity Interval Training requires 100% effort using quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short recovery periods. This class will raise your heart rate and burn more fat in less time.

Build muscle and support a healthy body with this essential workout. Using TRX suspension training allows resistance exercises and better results!

Cardio Dance
This fitness class will get you moving and your heart pumping. It's bringing the essence of the party to the gym! There will be fun, easy to follow cardio dance moves that will help tone and burn fat.

Spinning Class
Spinning class is a great way to get a workout in without the impact of running or jumping. You'll burn calories and keep your muscles in shape while building your cardiovascular endurance and strength.

Current Group Fitness Class Schedule

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 27 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!