At Western Oregon University, we pride ourselves on offering safe, fun opportunities to explore fitness as a lifelong commitment. Our philosophy is to always reward with praise and positive reinforcement for a job well done. Participants are never forced to perform. Progression is at an individual´s pace.

Class Policies

All fitness class participants must obtain a fitness card up to 30 minutes in advance at the front desk to participate. The fitness card is your entrance into that class. Participants may enter the classroom 10 minutes prior to the scheduled class time and up to a maximum of 5 minutes after the start of class. Participants may not save bikes, equipment, or spots for others.

  • Each class lasts 30-50 minutes
  • Classes allow up to 25 participants per class but may be less depending on format.
  • Access to classes is closed 5 minutes after class begins
  • Classes may be combined to accommodate instructors/formats
  • Class format may be changed if needed due to instructor alterations
  • Rubber-soled, non-marking athletic, jogging or running shoes must be worn in ALL group fitness classes with the exception of yoga, tai-chi or Pilates-based classes, in which bare feet are permitted during class time only.
  • For the safety of all members, please keep conversation to a minimum.
  • All personal items should be kept in provided cubbies.
  • Equipment provided for class (resistance bands, weights, jump ropes, etc.) may not be taken out of the room.
  • Members are asked to return all equipment to its proper location at the end of class.
  • For your safety, leaving group exercise classes before cooling down is strongly discouraged.

Spinning class participants

  • Are encouraged to bring a towel and a water bottle to class.
  • Are not permitted to wear excessively baggy pants and long skirts.
  • Are asked to clean off spinning bikes before leaving class.
  • May wear spinning shoes only in multi-purpose room; must remain on mats provided.


  • HWC members can sponsor guest(s) for a $6 daily drop-in fee per person and participate in the fitness class if space is available.
  • WOU Community non-member may sponsor themselves, pay a $6 HWC daily drop-in fee and participate in the fitness class if space is available.
  • Forms of payment are cash or checks.

Fall 2017 schedule: October 2nd to November 26th

We encourage every participant to plan accordingly and bring their own water bottle, sweat towel and/or personal yoga mat to appropriate classes.

Winter 2018 schedule: January 15th to March 11th

We encourage every participant to plan accordingly and bring their own water bottle, sweat towel and/or personal yoga mat to appropriate classes.

Spring 2018 schedule: April 9th to June 1st

We encourage every participant to plan accordingly and bring their own water bottle, sweat towel and/or personal yoga mat to appropriate classes.

Class Descriptions

Aquatic Exercise

Please visit Aquatic programs for information regarding these classes

Body Circuit

Is an interval workout that combines cardiovascular training, resistance training and sports conditioning (strength, agility, quickness, coordination), without fancy choreography. Options for each exercise are provided to modify the workout to your fitness level (from hardcore fitness enthusiasts to populations in need of rehab) anyone can participate in Body Circuit.

Cardio Hip Hop

Cardio Hip Hop will keep you jamming to upbeat music from R&B to Bollywood to Urban World Beats and from Old School to the latest Hip Hop hits. The resulting outcome is an energetic fun class that teaches you the basic Hip Hop movements and technique while getting you a great sweaty workout! The moves are broken down so they can easily be followed. All levels are welcome.


Inferno is a group circuit class packed with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Resistance Training, and Functional Body-Weight Movements. With a focus on total body strength and endurance.  This format targets all the major muscle groups keeping it fun, fresh, and varied to keep that caloric burn up and the energy even higher. Any and all levels of fitness are welcome as each exercise can be progressed or modified depending on ability level.


INSANITY LIVE uses athletic interval training to challenge your body and push yourself to your max with the best selling program created by Shaun T. This hi-intensity workout takes you through group focused cardio drills, athletic conditioning, and explosive moves without any equipment.


A mind-body workout focused on strength, flexibility, stamina and balance! Be prepared to work your core while using a variety of equipment. The range of modifications make this class great for everyone from hardcore fitness enthusiasts to populations in need of rehab or prenatal exercise.


PiYo LIVE combines the muscle-sculpting, core strengthening benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of flowing yoga movements. You’ll perform a series of high-intensity, low-impact moves that will work every single muscle for a long, lean, and incredibly defined physique.  Ready to define every inch of your body? Sweat, stretch, and strengthen—all in one low-impact, music-driven, body-sculpting workout. No weights. No jumps. Just hardcore results.


Pump uses light to moderate bars and free weights as well as body weight with lots of repetition to develop muscular strength and endurance.  This is a total body workout.


A great way to get in a vigorous cardio workout with limited impact on joints. Cycling includes a nice easy warm up, sprints, hills and endurance riding. An energetic instructor will guide you through various workouts but you have to push yourself for maximum effect. Each individual controls their own resistance throughout the class. This exercise class is great for all ability levels and you don´t have to wear a helmet, just wear workout clothes, tennis shoes, bring a water bottle and sweat towel…you´re gonna need it!

Step N Sculpt

This traditional step aerobics class uses power moves incorporating an elevated platform (provided) that burns fat fast. Step aerobics is designed to strengthen the muscles used when stepping up and down. Arms and light weights are integrated for variety, level of difficulty and sculpting the upper body.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi Chuan is an internal martial arts system that is characterized by gentle and flowing movements. As a moving form of meditation, it has a central focus on the mind-body connection. Tai Chi Chuan is also a formidable martial art with many grappling and striking techniques hidden within the flowing movements. Overall, Tai Chi Chuan is an excellent form of exercise for increasing flexibility, balance, and core strength. It also aids with increasing concentration and relaxation, while decreasing stress. This class is a beginner-level course in Chen-style Tai Chi Chuan and will focus on the open-hand form Laojia Yi Lu (Old Frame First Routine) and basic partner drills.

Turbo Kick LIVE®

Each Turbo Kick LIVE class is packed with real kickboxing moves, calorie-blasting HIIT training, and bodyweight exercises. You’ll leave every class dripping sweat—and ready to conquer anything! Total-Body Cardio: Sculpt your upper and lower body and burn major calories with rhythmic boxing and kickboxing combinations.  With fierce cardio kickboxing and body-sculpting dance moves choreographed to the hottest music mixes, you’ll get ultra-lean and toned—and have a blast doing it!


Yoga is a discipline where mind body and spirit intersect for a workout. The physical postures and poses challenge all muscles and improve flexibility while offering time to clear your mind. The vast variety of yoga formats allows each session, class and instructor to be unique. This benefits our participants by continuing to engage the body in new movements and challenge muscles in new activities for a more well balanced workout. Our yoga classes are a journey led by trained instructors who have valuable knowledge and experience to share. Namaste.


When participants see a Zumba class in action, they can´t wait to give it a try. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they´re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There´s no other fitness class like a Zumba fitness-party. It´s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning participants.

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