Virtual Fitness and Wellness
To see all of our fitness and wellness programming, including LIVE and featured workouts of the day, follow us on these social media accounts:
The Rec Sports Fitness & Wellness Team goes LIVE! Each week we'll feature and offer a variety of ways for YOU to connect and move!
All weekly program instances will be available for registration on MyRecSports the Thursday before. Registration will remain open until the LIVE offering begins. We will be using Zoom as our platform for delivery. Each program instance has a unique Zoom link. Zoom links are embedded in registration confirmations.
Some of our classes are also featured on Rec Sports' Facebook page as Events. Like us on Facebook to join in!
Recorded Virtual Fitness & Wellness Offerings
Did you miss one of our LIVE offerings? No sweat, we've got you covered.
You can view previously recorded material by visiting our Virtual Fitness & Wellness playlist on YouTube (click on “Virtual Fitness & Wellness”). We have over 50 videos in our library in a variety of formats, including Core, HIIT, Mat Pilates, Tabata Cardio, Yoga, and Guided Meditation.
SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel to be notified when a new class recording is available!
Virtual Fitness and Wellness Calendar
To register for classes
- Select the "MyRecSports" icon in the top right corner of the recsports.vcu.edu website
- For all VCU students, faculty/staff, and Rec Sports’ members, select the "Log In" option and sign in with the requested credentials
- For all non-members, select the "Sign Up" option and complete the required fields
- Once signed in, use the search bar at the top of the screen to find Virtual Fitness
- Complete the required field and payment to complete your registration
In This Section
Highlighted Fitness Resources on Demand
Les Mills On Demand: All-access to online Les Mills workouts - find the right workouts to match your fitness level.
LifeFitness Digital Coach On Demand: Digital Coach can be launched using any web browser on your computer or mobile device. Refresh each day for a new set of workouts, created by Life Fitness Academy trainers (ACE and NASM certified), you can stay in shape at no extra cost until you can get back into the gym.
Other Online Resources
Down Dog: Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout.
Fitness Blender: We believe fitness should be accessible to everyone, everywhere, regardless of income or access to a gym. That's why we offer hundreds of free, professionally built workout videos, for every fitness level and goal.
Yoga With Adriene: Yoga with Adriene provides high-quality practices on yoga and mindfulness at no cost to inspire people of all ages, shapes, and sizes across the globe.
Core Power Yoga: Free access to a collection of online classes through CorePower Yoga On Demand. New classes will be available every week so you can keep up your practice – Flow, sweat, savasana - whenever, wherever.
LaBlast Fitness: Join LaBlast CEO Louis Van Amstel for free LaBlast classes online this week. Classes offered at 12:00pm & 6:00pm on March 17 and March 20.
Relax Melodies: white noise ambiance for sleep, meditation & yoga.
Simply Being Guided Meditation: Voice-guided step-by-step instructions for meditation and relaxation.
Breathe2Relax: Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing
Yoga Girl: 30 Days of Space - A Yoga Girl Community Challenge for Self-Care and Peace of Mind.
Below is a list of fitness apps, curated by Rec Sports Fitness and Wellness staff. For security reasons, we ask that you do not use your VCU email address or eID password when creating an account
Nike Training Club - This is the ultimate app for people who want a lot of direction — or don't want to spend hours at the gym. Nike Training Club creates a comprehensive four-week plan based on your fitness level and goals. Workouts are targeted toward getting leaner, stronger, or more toned and range from 15 to 45 minutes. If you hate running (or are injured), you can even choose to eliminate running from your program.
Couch to 5k - Avoid ramping up your training plan too quickly by following this app's easy-to-start program. It's an eight-week training course that requires a mix of running and walking three days per week, thirty minutes per day.
Sworkit Lite - Open the app, tap "Fit in 5 minutes," and you're already working out. Sworkit puts the exercises you want right up front. Three categories are included: strength, cardio, and yoga. Videos play automatically and guide you through each exercise. There are no complicated programs to follow and, unlike other workout apps, no signup information to input. Sworkit is ideal for people who travel frequently or want to workout in their own homes.
FitStar Yoga - With this app, you can start as a beginner yogi and work your way up to advanced practice. With the free, basic version, you'll receive one full-length session per week, as well as access to a few freestyle sessions. High-definition videos play one after the other and guide you through the practice, in the comfort of your home or hotel room. The "freestyle sessions" are themed and a lot of fun. Some are designed for recovery, while others are programmed for strength.
- Not available on Android
Zombies, Run! This app forces you to run for your life. Listen to the story of a town overrun by zombies, while you run in real life. ("Careful, there's one behind you!") As you jog, you'll also collect the supplies necessary to complete your mission.
StrongLifts 5x5 -an app for people who are serious about building muscle - need weights. The app's concept is pretty simple: three 45-minute exercises, three times a week to get stronger. If you don't mind repetition, StrongLifts can show you how to build muscle effectively. The app makes weights a lot less intimidating for beginners! It will tell you what exercises to do, and how much weight to add (or not).
Spitfire is a beginner-friendly strength training app designed for women - This app is a fantastic introduction to weightlifting. These workout programs are ideal for building all-over body strength, plus the exercises don't require equipment. Every exercise includes a step-by-step photo guide.
- For security purposes, we ask that you not use your VCU email address or eID password when creating an account on websites external to VCU.
- All information posted is merely for educational and informational purposes. The links provided are not affiliated with VCU or VCU Recreational Sports.
- If you require accommodations to access this content, please email Jessica Norman.