The Upper Iowa Recreation Center offers a multitude of group fitness classes and personal
training services to assist in achieving any fitness goals. Group fitness classes
are open at no additional cost to all UIU students and are available to UIU Employees
and Community members for a small fee. For a more customized, one-on-one program personal
training sessions can be purchased and scheduled with a trainer.
All classes are subject to change or cancellation if there are few participants. Classes are also on a first come, first serve basis. If the class meets its capacity instructors have the authority to turn participants away.
This class involves it all and keeps your body guessing. It utilizes cardio, strength, agility, and much more! If you want the best from your workout, this is the class to be in! Be prepared to sweat! For moderate to advanced fitness levels.
|Butts & Guts||
This class focuses mainly on core and lower body work! Abdominal and low back strengthening exercises for a strong core and proper posture. Glute, quad, and hamstring exercises to build strength and tone up your legs and booty. This class is for all fitness levels!
Make your cardio training fun again! This class includes aerobic kickboxing to master your punches and kicks and then puts them into practice using boxing gloves and mitts. Need to relieve some stress? This class is for you!
|High Intensity Intervals||
This class is designed to get your heart rate pumping through intervals of cardiovascular and muscular endurance exercises. This class will be different every time and can be modified for beginner to advanced fitness levels. If your goals include weight loss this is where you want to be.
This class is designed for the individual who prefers to work at a lower intensity and/or the participant who is just getting started in an exercise program! This class is designed to accommodate individuals who want less stress on the body without jumping or running.
This class involves everything from kettlebells, dumbbells, medicine balls, and other fitness equipment. It is a great cardio and strength full body workout. For moderate to advanced fitness levels.
Cardio, Core, and Strength. This class will get you a full body workout in one session with strength exercises for all major muscle groups, core work, and cardiovascular training throughout the workout. Beginners to advanced exercisers welcome!
TRX (Total body Resistance eXercise) uses a suspension trainer to leverage gravity and body weight to create exercises that burn fat and build lean muscle. This class will include a variety of functional exercises to help you get in the best shape of your life. Be sure to check out this latest fitness craze!
|Water Aerobics||This class utilizes fun movements in shallow water to work out your body without the strain and pain of land-based exercise. Class size is limited to 15 participants per class.|
Train all your muscles using a variety of weight equipment! You determine how hard you work by choosing the appropriate weights. This class will strengthen all muscle groups and sculpt lean muscle. For all fitness levels.
This class will include basic and intermediate yoga poses with breath work done in a gradual progressive manner to enhance your yoga skills and knowledge. It is vinyasa style yoga that links poses together in a sequence to create strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance. Modifications for poses will be shown to accommodate all levels of strength and flexibility.
Personal Training is an hour one-on-one training session with a certified personal
trainer. Why do we need them? Personal trainers perform fitness assessments to find
out your current fitness level and create workout programs to improve your troubled
areas. Personal trainers will help you accomplish your fitness goals. Whether your
goals are to lose a couple of pounds, increase your strength, or just keep you on
track, UIU personal trainers are some of the best professionals.
Assessment & Training Services
Work smarter not harder! Personal trainers can help you achieve your fitness goals
whether you want to feel better, look better, or you are looking for extra motivation
and/or a new challenge, we can help.
Body Composition and Fitness Assessments
Weight alone can be very misleading. Accurate body composition and fitness measurements can help evaluate your progress and set goals to ensure the proper selection of exercises for your fitness program. Fitness assessments are a free complementary opportunity to our members! Upon joining or renewing your UIU Recreation and Fitness Center membership, members can partake in a fitness assessment. Fitness assessments are a guide to discover where your physical health is at and aid in the road toward better health. Fitness assessments include:
All tests are given by trained professionals and can be given at any time! Ask the front desk for more information!
Personal Training Options
All personal training packages include pre and post program fitness assessment and hour long one-on-one sessions.
To make a payment click here and go to Rec Center Services Community members or Students, and then personal training.
The UIU Rec Center recruits students on campus to learn and train to become fitness instructors and personal trainers. The training is held once per semester for one term. The training includes meeting as a training group once per week and also attending, shadowing, and practice instructing in at least one fitness class. Following completion of the training students become instructors and trainers at the rec center.