At Western Oregon University, we pride ourselves in 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 45-50 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 the multi-purpose room; must remain on mats provided.

Guest

  • 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 2018 schedule: October 1st to November 20th


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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning classes
8:05-8:50am

Yoga | 201

8:05-8:50am

Yoga | 201

8:05-8:55am

AquaFit | Pool

8:05-8:55am

AquaZumba | Pool

Hydrosculpt | Pool

8:05-8:55am

AquaFit | Pool

8:05-8:55am

AquaFit | Pool

Hydrosculpt | Pool

8:05-8:55am

AquaFit | Pool

Afternoon classes
12:05-12:50pm

Body Pump | 253

12:05-12:50pm

Meditation | 201

12:05-12:50pm

Spin | 201

Zumba | 253

3:30-4:20pm

Yoga | 201

4:00-4:50pm

Spin | 201

4:00-4:50pm

Spin | 201

4:00-4:50pm

Spin | 201

4:30-5:20pm

Pilates | 201

4:30-5:20pm

Zumba | 253

5:30-6:20pm

AquaFit | Pool

5:30-6:20pm

AquaZumba | Pool

5:30-6:20pm

Zumba | 253

5:30-6:20pm

Pilates | 201

5:30-6:20pm

Yoga | 201

Winter 2019 schedule: January 14th to March 8th

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

Spring 2019 schedule: April 8th to May 31st

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 Pump

Body 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.

Meditation

Meditation can help calm and relax your mind and reconnect when we become distracted with all we do! Come take time to breathe, relax and reconnect in a mindfulness opportunity.

Pilates

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 makes this class great for everyone from hardcore fitness enthusiasts to populations in need of rehab or prenatal exercise.

Spin

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!

Yoga

Yoga is a discipline where mind body and spirit intersect for a workout. The physical postures and poses challenge to 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.

Zumba®

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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(503) 838-9530 | e-mail: hwc@wou.edu | or in person: Directions/Parking