Recreation

A collage of photos of people exercising in the gym doing group fitness and yoga. An insert reads: Rec Class Pass.

Spring into Rec this quarter with the REC CLASS PASS! You’ll enjoy access to dozens of fitness, mindfulness, and UWild classes hosted by our knowledgeable instructors. Options include both online and in-person student attendance.

Our innovative instructors offer classes that will help you stay active, reduce stress, and have fun, so sign up early to ensure you stay on track!

We offer flexible morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend options, and you are welcome to join us for an UNLIMITED number of online options. Sign up for one class or 10, and join us when your schedule allows. In-person classes are limited to five students per class at this time; please see our guidelines page for what to expect before attending.

  • FREE to UW students (included as part of the Student Activity Fee)
  • $65 for UW employees, retirees, UWAA members, and affiliates of Parent & Family Programs.
  • The spring quarter pass runs March 29 – June 6 (10 weeks). *NO CLASSES Sat. – Mon., May 29 – 31 for Memorial Day Weekend.*
  • All classes will be live-streamed; see below for in-class options and class descriptions.
  • Find a handy printable PDF calendar of all weekly classes.
  • Meet our fitness instructors and mindfulness instructors.

Take a class solo, or invite a friend to join you, and connect with others within our Husky community!

Student Rec Class Pass Registration (FREE!)

Pre-registration is required. You’ll receive Zoom access in your Rec Class Pass confirmation receipt. All students must register for the Class Pass through the link below.  If you use a shared link your access may be restricted until you register properly.  We are committed to providing this service Free to Students only and need to verify student status to do so. *Separate registration is required to attend in-person.

To add the Rec Class Pass membership to your account:

  1. Go to https://reg.recreation.uw.edu/
  2. Click on the purple “Log In” button in the top right corner.
  3. Click on the orange “UW NETID” button to log in.
  4. Click on the “Memberships & Passes” Icon.
  5. Click on “Rec Class Pass”.
  6. Click on the grey “duration” bar.
  7. The quarter will automatically change to Spring 2021. Click the purple “Add to Cart” button.
  8. Click the purple “Checkout” button. This will happen twice to confirm you want to checkout.
  9. You will receive a receipt via email (to the email on file, usually your UW email) with your weekly Zoom class links. MAKE SURE YOU READ YOUR EMAIL.
  10. You will need to pre-register for each class series you wish to attend using your UW NetID under your UW Zoom account (washington.zoom.us). Once you have registered for the series, you will be automatically admitted to the class each time you attend as a UW Zoom user.  Please do not use a different Zoom account as you will be placed into a waiting room before each class begins which is monitored and only allows limited access. All attendees should log in to class early. If you have questions please email recinfo@uw.edu.

To attend an in-person class:

  1. Students can sign up for a class pass using the above instructions.
  2. Go to https://reg.recreation.uw.edu/Program/GetProducts?classification=2c57b651-9037-4d78-ad4e-d12cc69fef01
  3. Select the class you want to attend and checkout (note: if you don’t have the class pass membership on your account first it will not let you reserve a space). Reservations/cancellations open 7 days prior to class start time and run up to 15 minutes before class start time. Check-In instructions at the IMA front door will be in your confirmation receipt.  Please read these carefully as entering the IMA looks a lot different during Phase II guidelines.
  4. Due to extremely limited space (5 per class), you are allowed to participate in one in-person Fitness/Mindfulness Class per week (A week is defined as Monday through Sunday).  If you cannot attend, you are required to drop the class ahead of time so that another student can attend, if you do not cancel your reservation you may have your access restricted. If you want to change the class you are registered for you must first drop the unwanted class before adding a new class.
  5. To change/cancel your class reservations:
    • Go to https://reg.recreation.uw.edu/Program/GetProducts – “Login” on the top right corner with your UW NetID
    • Click on your name on the top right corner, then Profile in the drop-down menu
    • Click on “Programs” on the left-hand menu –
    • You will see the list of everything you have registered for and can click the 3 dots button, then click “Cancel”.

Non-Student Class Pass Registration

Interested in attending Virtual Rec classes with us this quarter? You’re in luck!  We’ve expanded our offerings to include UW Employees, Retirees, UWAA members, and UW Parent & Family Programs. Pre-registration is required to attend classes. You’ll receive Zoom access once you have registered.

  1. Go to UW Recreation’s Storefront in UW Marketplace here.
  2. Click on “Rec Class Pass – Spring 2021” and checkout.
  3. You will receive a receipt via email with your weekly Zoom class links. MAKE SURE YOU READ YOUR EMAIL.
  4. You will need to pre-register for each class series you wish to attend on Zoom. If you have a UW Zoom account please use this to register and attend class and you will be automatically admitted entrance for each class using your UW NetID credentials.  If you do not have a UW Zoom account you will be automatically placed in a waiting room.  All attendees should log in to class 5 minutes early. This is especially important for waiting room attendees, as the instructor will only admit you once right before class begins.  If you arrive late, you may not be admitted as the instructor will be teaching.  If you have questions please email normanje@uw.edu

Fitness Class Descriptions (Weekly)

Learn about our fitness instructors on their bios page.

Barre Burn

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

Barre Burn is a great way to lean out and build core strength. Barre combines elements of Pilates, strength training, and ballet into a unique and challenging format!

Boot Camp

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

Boot camps are never the same! One day you may be lifting heavy and the next you may be doing an intense cardio workout! Expect the unexpected! *Saturday’s with Kendrick are in person only.

Core Blast

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

Strengthen your core and improve your posture with intense abdominal and lower back exercises.

Electro Cycle

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

Unlike any cycling class you have taken before! This high energy “night “ ride features uniquely crafted playlists and movements in sync with the beat that will leave you sweating and ready for more!

HIIT

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

HIIT is a cardio-based workout that uses specific timing to burn calories! HIIT workouts are never repeated, making every workout a unique experience.

Hip Hop Dance

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

Hip Hop Dance will provide you with step by step instruction to a new weekly song that will make you feel like a dance pro!

Salsa

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

This class will teach you the basics of Salsa and Latin dance with a new combo each week. Get ready to move to la música!

Street-Style Jazz

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

Ready to move?! SSJ blends unique styles of both hip hop and jazz music into a unique, fun, and challenging cardio workout!

Total Body

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

This muscular endurance-based workout will provide you with the “fundamentals” of exercise and will make your body feel stronger and leaner!

Zumba

*Virtual Only

Perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba class is designed to bring people of all levels together to sweat it out. Zumba takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.

Specialty Fitness Classes (Days & Times Vary)

Coming soon!

Mindfulness Class Descriptions (Weekly)

Learn about our mindfulness instructors on their bios page.

Deep Stretch Yoga

*Virtual Only

A slower practice focused on the active stretching of muscles and the opening of connective tissue.

  • This class utilizes simple spinal motion, quick warming of larger muscle groups, and the use of props to enhance the stretching experience and provide overall rejuvenation.
  • Benefits: release built-up tension, prevent injury, increase blood flow to muscles, and increase long-term flexibility.
  • No prior experience with stretching or yoga is required.

Flow Yoga

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

A medium-paced practice that weaves together synchronized movement and breath with longer posture holds.

  • This class emphasizes basic alignment principles and creative sequencing to foster greater mental clarity and awareness.
  • Benefits: cultivate physical strength, reduce stress, increase brain functionality, and improve spinal health.
  • No prior experience with yoga required. 

Gentle Yoga

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

A slower practice focused on conscious breathing and basic postures to support a state of relaxation.

  • This class utilizes fluid warming motions focused on the six movements of the spine and builds a little heat with shorter posture holds.
  • Benefits: reduce stress, strengthen awareness, prevent cartilage and joint breakdown, and cultivate a more mindful relationship to breath.
  • No prior experience with yoga required.

Movement Break

*Virtual only

A short 15-minute movement break to reboot your body, breath, mind and heart.

  • Center, deepen your breath, move your body, and ground.
  • No prior experience with yoga required.
  • Live-stream only

Tai Chi Foundations

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

  • This 30-minute class will introduce you to foundational repetitive tai chi movements coordinated with conscious breath.
  • Benefits: lower stress, connect to the present moment, move your body in a fluid way, build strength through gentle movement.
  • No prior experience with tai chi required.

Triple M (Mindful Movement & Meditation)

*Virtual Only

This class utilizes fluid warming motions focused on the six movements of the spine, joint lubrication, mini-sequences of heat building, followed by a short meditation.

  • Benefits: reduce stress, quick energy reboot, prevent cartilage and joint breakdown, and cultivate awareness.
  • No prior experience with yoga or meditation required.
  • Live-stream only

Vinyasa Yoga

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

A more dynamic heat-building practice that synchronizes movement with breath.

  • This class utilizes progressive and creative sequencing to build toward a peak pose that enlivens your body, mind, and heart.
  • Benefits: cultivate physical strength, cardiovascular health, mindful awareness, and a greater sense of overall wellbeing.
  • Some experience with yoga recommended.   

Specialty Mindfulness Workshops & Training (Days & Times Vary)

Yoga for Healing

Eight-week series, Fridays, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., 4/9- 5/28, online via Zoom

Registration: *Please fill out this short interest form (required & confidential) to apply; spots are limited and only open to students. Registration info will be sent via email.*

A class that supports students in regaining empowerment, cultivating a sense of wholeness, and inner resilience.

Through movement and sharing you will work towards a sense of comfort within your physical body as you non-verbally process thoughts, feelings and sensations that show up.

This class is for anyone navigating the effects of:

  • Verbal abuse
  • Self-harm
  • Disordered eating
  • Deep depression
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence

Meditation for Stress-Free Living

Four-week series, Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., 4/13 – 5/4, online via Zoom

Registration: Here

A practice that strengthens mental attentiveness and facilitates the opportunity to step back, take inventory of the present moment, and make more skillful and empowered decisions for the sake of a more centered, peaceful, and enriched life.

During each week of this series you will:

  • Learn new meditation techniques, apply the teachings and garner tips and tools to implement a regular meditation practice.
  • Increase mental clarity, improve academic performance, and reduce stress.
  • Sleep better, decrease worry and alleviate unnecessary anxiety.

*Open to all class pass holders; no prior experience with meditation required.


Beginning Tai Chi

Four-week series, Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., 4/12 – 5/3, in-person (limited to FIVE participants and online via Zoom)

Registration: Here

Join Margaret C. Hammond, to learn about the techniques and movements of tai chi.  This class is different from Tai Chi Foundations (the quarter long class) as it will give you a beginners understanding on techniques, movements and benefits of practicing Tai Chi.

During each week of this series you will:

  • Learn new techniques and part of a larger tai chi routine.
  • Connect to your breath through coordinate body movements that build strength.
  • Reduce stress, cultivate more focus, and explore mindfulness as a movement meditation.

*Open to all class pass holders; no prior experience with tai chi required.


Two bowls of butternut squash soup sit next to each other with croutons, parsley, and spoons nearby.Nutrition Building Blocks

Four-part series,  pre-recorded, asynchronous
Once you watch the series reach out to dannyarg@uw.edu with any thoughts, takeaways, or questions!

Registration: Here

In this empowering workshop series you will:

  • Learn about the fundamentals (hydration, sleep, natural light, social connection, digestion, etc.) which are key to physical and mental health.
  • Find out how to make easy, affordable high-quality breakfast bowls and smoothies.
  • Learn how to cook tasty soups which can be utilized as a hearty lunch or dinner.
  • Explore ways to integrate more nutrient-dense foods to optimize your vitamin and mineral intake, even on a budget.
  • Take time to meal plan and set yourself up for success even when you are super busy.

*Open to all class pass holders.


Yoga Basics

Four-part series,  pre-recorded, asynchronous
Once you watch the series reach out to dannyarg[@]uw[.]edu with any thoughts, takeaways, or questions!

Registration: Here

Invest in four weeks of knowledge-building to gain alignment knowledge, a deeper understanding of yogic breathing techniques, and an opportunity to ask any and all questions related to yoga.

In this practical, experiential series you will:

  • Get a deeper understanding of the importance of your breath and explore 3-part breathing and the ocean sounding breath.
  • Dive into clear alignment details of standing postures, downward dog, pigeon, and commonly led backbends.
  • Break down and explore various ways to flow through Vinyasa (down dog to plank to low push-up, to up dog/cobra, to down dog) based on your own body anatomy.
  • Utilize props to make particular postures more accessible and easeful.
  • Lay the foundation of vital alignment to reduce injury and increase the longevity of your practice

*Open to all class pass holders.


Yoga Teacher Training Program

Next training begins June 2021. Application deadline is 9 a.m., Monday, 4/26

The UW Recreation 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program provides the opportunity to step into a voyage of self-discovery, strengthen your physical body, amplify the power of your breath, understand the inner workings of your mind, and learn key methodologies for guiding others in the science and art of yoga.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity here.


UWild Adventures

UWild Adventures

UWild is offering in-person and hybrid in-person + virtual opportunities this quarter! Once you sign up to attend, you will receive further instructions on how to attend. Some additional fees may apply. Learn more on our UWild Adventures page: https://www.washington.edu/ima/uwild-fall-2020/

Click here to download a PDF of the weekly fitness and mindfulness classes!