Recreation

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Invest in your physical and mental health and wellbeing! With the REC CLASS PASS you’ll enjoy access to 40 fitness, mindfulness, and UWild classes. We’ve added new classes and instructors and many classes will be taught both in-person and online.

New classes include Fight Fit, Barre Burn, Hip Hop Dance, Sunrise/Sunset Cycle, Street-Style Jazz, and Modern Dance, and we’ve kept recurring favorites such as Vinyasa Yoga, meditation, Zumba, Total Body Fitness, UWild Clinics, and more (see below)!

Also new this quarter, we’ll be offering morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend options, so something is sure to fit into your schedule. Our innovative instructors offer classes that are friendly, active, and stress-reducing, so reserve your spot today!

  • FREE to UW students (included as part of the Student Activity Fee)
  • $65 for UW Employees, Retirees, UWAA Members, and Parent & Family Programs

Connect with classmates, invite a friend to join you, and get ready to engage, relax, or have a blast!

  • Classes run 11 weeks, September 28 through December 13.
  • In addition, all classes will be live-streamed.
  • See below for a handy printable PDF of weekly classes.
  • Meet our fitness instructors and mindfulness instructors.

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” Icon.
  5. Click on “Rec Class Pass”
  6. Click on the grey “duration” bar.
  7. The quarter will automatically change to Autumn. 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 UWnetID 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 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 UWnetID
    • 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” 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 UWnetID 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 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

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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!

Core Blast

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

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

Fight Fit

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

Incorporates boxing, Muay Thai Boxing, and cardio kickboxing into a practical form of self-defense and calorie-burning workout.

HIIT

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

HIIT is a strength-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!

Modern Dance

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

Modern Dance combines aspects of ballet, contemporary, and pop into one awesome blend!

Sunset/Sunrise 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!

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 Fitness

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

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

*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)

Dawgs in the Boat

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

Thursday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m.

Join UW Recreation for an amazing sunset row on machines in the historic ASUW Shell House! We’re offering a 60-minute rowing class for up to five students, plus the class will be streamed for those with access to rowing machines. Instructed by UW personal trainer Becky Newby, this option is FREE for Rec Class Pass holders. Preregistration is required.

Mindfulness Class Descriptions (Weekly)

Learn about our mindfulness instructors on their bios page.

Deep Stretch

*Virtual & Limited In-Person Options

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.

Meditation

*Virtual Only

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.
  • Live-stream only

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

*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 – 2:45 p.m., 10/9 – 12/04 (no class 11/27)

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

Six-week series,  Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.,
10/12 – 11/16

Registration: Included in Rec Class Pass Registration Receipt

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; no prior experience with meditation required.


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Four-week series,  Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.,
10/13 – 11/03

Registration: Included in Rec Class Pass Registration Receipt

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.


Yoga Basics

Four-week series,  Wednesdays  5:30 – 6:30 p.m.,
10/14 – 11/04

Registration: Included in Rec Class Pass Registration Receipt

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.


Yoga Teacher Training Program

Next training begins January 2021

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.


Yoga Breaks with Danny, Reyna, & Ashwini

Every weekday, 11 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.,
Oct. 5 – Oct. 30

Join The Whole U and UW Recreation to take a quick yoga break to re-energize your body, reconnect to your breath, and reboot your mind.
Online via Zoom, go HERE
*A UW NetID is required.

UWild Adventures

UWild Adventures

UWild is offering both in-person and virtual opportunities this quarter! Check out workshops including Sea Kayaking, Slacklining, Ask An Expert, Backcountry Baking, Know Your Knots, Snowshoeing Washington, Bolted Anchor Building, There’s No Bad Weather, and more. Once you sign up to attend, you will receive a Zoom Link via email. 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 Rec Class Pass schedule.