Recreation

Rec Class Pass

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REC CLASS PASS

Announcing the REC CLASS PASS! With it you’ll enjoy unlimited virtual classes during the summer quarter including Mindfulness, Fitness, and UWild Adventures. Join our innovative instructors for virtual programming that is fun, beneficial, and able to be done from anywhere.

Weekly fitness classes include Barre Burn, Cardio Kickboxing, HIIT, Total Body Fitness, and Zumba®. Weekly Mindfulness classes include Deep Stretch, Flow Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Meditation, and Triple M.

UWild will offer weekly Ask an Expert sessions, and one-off workshops include: Demisti(fly) – Basics of Fly Fishing Equipment, Intro to Trail Running, Gear Closet: What’s In Your Multi-Pitch Pack?, Transitioning from Backpacking to Bikepacking, Backcountry Coffee Do’s and Don’ts, and Hammock Rigging 101.

The Rec Class Pass is FREE for spring and summer students (included as part of the Student Activity Fee) and is a one-time purchase of $40 for UW Faculty/Staff with a UWnetID. Rec Class Pass is only available to current UW Student/Employees as we are focusing on keeping our current UW community active and healthy at this time.

The schedule begins July 6 and runs through Sept. 3. *UWild classes begin July 20th.

Find a handy printable PDF of the schedule and class descriptions here: Summer-group-fitness-schedule

A calendar indicating the repeating class schedule offered this summer by UW Recreation.

REC CLASS PASS REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

***We are currently experiencing an intermittent issue with the Zoom links being auto-sent.  Please email normanje@uw.edu if you do not receive the links within 1 hour of your purchase.***

Pre-registration is required to attend the class. You’ll receive Zoom access once you have registered.

  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 login.
  4. Click on the “memberships” Icon.
  5. Click on “Rec Class Pass”
  6. Click on the grey “duration” bar.
  7. The quarter will automatically change to summer. Click the purple “Add to Cart” button.
  8. Click the purple “Checkout” button. This will happen twice to confirm you want to checkout. (If you are a faculty/staff member you will be directed to Payflow to process your $40 pass fee)
  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 once on Zoom as well.

**If you do not receive a receipt, please email normanje@uw.edu.  It can take up to 30 minutes for it to come through.**

WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE

Remember, pre-registration is required beforehand to attend a class. You’ll receive Zoom access once you have registered. Find additional UWild one-off workshops below.

Mondays

Triple M @ 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. with Sally

Meditation @ 12:45 -1:15 p.m. with Sally

UWIld Workshops @ 5:00 – 5:50 p.m. with various instructors

Cardio Kickboxing @ 5:30 – 6:20 p.m. with Sophie

UWILD- Ask an Expert @ 6:00 – 6:50 p.m. with various instructors


Tuesdays

Vinyasa Yoga @ 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. with Sally

HIIT @ 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. with Jeff

Barre @ 5:30 – 6:20 p.m. with Sophie


Wednesdays

Vinyasa Yoga @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. with Derek

Zumba @ 5:30 – 6:20 p.m. with Karen


Thursdays

Flow Yoga @7:45-8:45 a.m. with Ashwini and/or Derek

Total Body @ 4:30- 5:20 p.m. with Rosie

Gentle Yoga/Deep Stretch @ 5:30- 6:30 p.m. with Ashwini

FITNESS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Barre Burn

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!

Cardio Kickboxing

Cardio kickboxing offers a blend of kicks, punches, knee and elbow jabs set to the rhythm of music that will leave you feeling ready to kick butt!

HIIT

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

Total Body Fitness

This 50-minute muscular endurance-based workout will provide you with the “fundamentals” of exercise and will make your body feel stronger and leaner!

Zumba

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.

Once the Latin and world rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check. Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. You’ll need some room to get down, supportive shoes, water nearby, and a towel.

MINDFULNESS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Deep Stretch

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

  • This class utilizes simple spinal motion, quick warming of larger muscle groups, and 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

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

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.

Meditation

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

  • Benefits: increase mental clarity, improve productivity, reduce stress, and gain a more expanded conscious perspective.
  • No prior experience with meditation required.

Triple M (Mindful Movement & Meditation)

  • 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 a awareness.
  • No prior experience with yoga or meditation required.

UWILD CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

UWild – Ask an Expert (every Monday starting July 20th @ 6:00pm)

Refresh technical skills, get some extra practice, and settle your outdoor queries with UWild instructors! Each week will be hosted by a different member of the UWild professional staff and we will have a unique weekly theme to hone in on their expertise.

Come with gear questions, trip ideas, technical system methods, anything you’d like to learn more about! This class is most ideally used as a refresher of technical skills, with as much of your own gear as possible. Themes include rock climbing/mountaineering, all things cycling, backpacking, wilderness medicine, sea kayaking, and more.


UWild – One-Off Workshops

Monday, July 20, 5 – 5:50 p.m. (Rescheduled – Date TBD)

Demisti(fly) – Basics of Fly Fishing Equipment with Matt Jensen

Demystify the jargon around fly fishing equipment and gain a better understanding of what is needed to start enjoying time on the water. Topics covered are rod lengths and weights, reels, and fly line design. We will also provide an overview of how a fly line is attached to a reel.


Monday, July 27, 5 – 5:50 p.m.

Intro to Trail Running with Nathan Page

Ready to take your running shoes off of pavement and on to the beautiful rocks and dirt of the PNW? This online discussion will outline some of the key differences between urban running and trail running. We will attempt to find the murky line between hiking quickly and trail running and how techniques from running and hiking inform trail running. We will cover questions like: what the heck is a running vest? How do you treat water on the go? What do you eat when you run all day? Nathan helps demystify trail running and discusses some of his favorite gear!


Monday, August 3, 5 – 5:50 p.m.

Gear Closet: What’s in Your Multi-Pitch Pack? with Bryan Anderson

Come check out what climbing program manager Nathan carries on all of his multi-pitch adventures and some of his favorite strategies for moving efficiently in the mountains! Live Q and A at the end of the session.


Monday, August 10, 5 – 5:50 p.m.

Transitioning from Backpacking to Bikepacking with Matt Jensen

Learn the differences and similarities between backpacking and bikepacking. Take the backcountry tools you may already have and re-purpose them for travel by bike! The goal of this workshop is for you to feel empowered, knowing that many of the same systems and fundamentals of (ultra-light) backpacking apply equally effectively in bikepacking. We will show you how little new gear you really need to buy, while also recommending what gear to buy first as you upgrade to more of a dedicated bikepacking system.


Monday, August 17, 5 – 5:50 p.m.

Backcountry Coffee Do’s and Don’ts with Nathan Page

Getting sick of instant coffee and want to learn some ultralight and ultra-awesome basics of brewing on the go? Join UWild’s Nathan, climbing manager and resident coffee snob on mastering the AeroPress, plastic pour-over, cowboy coffee, and even dive into the mythical alpine coffee alternative – Yerba Mate?!


Monday, August 24, 5 – 5:50 p.m.

Hammock Rigging 101 with Bryan Anderson

Hanging your backcountry hammock can be as simple or complex as you need it to be! Come learn several different ways to hang a hammock with UWild field programs manager Bryan as he breaks down essential knots, Leave No Trace considerations, and adjustability.


*Your health and well-being are important to us at UW Recreation. The purpose of this disclaimer and notice is to make you conscious of the potential risks connected with any exercise, physical fitness, or training program, to help you make an informed decision as to whether or not you should participate in these types of activities.

UW Recreation recommends that you obtain a comprehensive physical examination and consult with a licensed physician before beginning this or any exercise program. When participating in this exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release UW Recreation from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising from the use of these video or livestream productions.