Fitness and Wellness

Small Group Training

About Small Group Training 

Rec Sports offers several small group training programs in a variety of formats so that you can find your favorite way to exercise. These programs are designed to challenge and advance your fitness skills in a specialized area.

Small Group Training gives you the opportunity to work with a Certified Personal Trainer or specially certified coach in groups of 4-12 people at an affordable cost. Our coaches emphasize proper form and effective exercise progressions so you get the most out of your experience.

If you prefer working out with other people in a team-oriented setting, these classes are for you.


Looking for Beginner Olympic-Style Weightlifting? Beginner Oly is now offered as one of our new Instructional Programs!


Bootcamp

Bootcamp is for anyone looking to get serious about their conditioning. You will be challenged physically and mentally to reach new heights of intensity. This class is held at Cary Street Gym in the MAC, giving you plenty of space and specialty equipment to learn new exercises and push yourself to the max.

Whether it be sled drags, bear crawls, rope pulls or farmer carries, a Certified Personal Trainer will teach you how to utilize these conditioning tools to increase your strength, power, and coordination. This mode of exercise allows you to work your entire body all at once.

Avid participants in this class can expect to lose body fat, increase their fitness and improve their movement skills. While this class will get intense, no prior experience is necessary. Our trainers can modify all exercises to fit your current skill level while coaching you to improve your body's capabilities. This class meets two times per week for six weeks.

Register for your preferred session at MyRecSports using the links below.

Session Session Dates Days Time Register by: 

Bootcamp Session 1  

9/10 - 10/19 Tue/Thur 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  8/20 - 9/7

Bootcamp Session 2

10/22 - 12/7 Tue/Thur 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  8/20 - 10/19

Women's Bootcamp

This women-only twist on our Bootcamp class is the perfect fit for Women on Weights (WOW) graduates or any women that want to get their sweat on in a positive, judgment-free environment. 

Register for your preferred session at MyRecSports using the links below.

Session Session Dates Days Time Register:

Women's Bootcamp 1

9/10 - 10/19 Mon/Wed 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  8/20 - 9/7
Women's Bootcamp 2   10/22 - 12/7 Mon/Wed 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

8/20 - 10/19


NEW! Trek the Tread

Looking to increase your endurance, speed, and power? Wanting to go from walking to running successfully and effectively? Trek the Tread will help you work on your cardiovascular fitness while working towards your personal goals. Using heart rate monitors, you'll be able to work at a level personal to you. We'll also incorporate supporting strength and mobility exercises to supplement your work you put in on the tread.

This class is great for all levels, walkers and runners, beginner and advanced. You can expect to see improvements in endurance and speed, as well as weight loss with regular attendance. This class meets 2x per week for 7 weeks.

Register for your preferred session at MyRecSports using the link below. Contact fitness@vcu.edu for questions!

SessionSession DatesDaysTimesRegister
Trek the Tread 1  9/10 - 10/26Tues/Thurs6:30 - 7:30 a.m. 8/20 - 9/7

Faculty/Staff Functional Fitness Training

Take your workouts to the next level with our first Faculty/Staff ONLY class, Functional Fitness! This class will incorporate strength and circuit training to build your overall fitness level while emphasizing proper form on functional movements. Similar to the previous "Functional Fitness Training", Certified Personal Trainers will utilize the Synrgy360 to build challenging circuits in addition to the new component of strength training to boost your fitness, lose body fat, and gain strength and stamina. Small group sizes of 4-8 people ensure team camaraderie without sacrificing individual attention.

All sessions will be held at the Cary Street Gym.

Register for your preferred session at MyRecSports using the links below.

Session

Session Dates

Days

Time

Register:

F/S FFT Session 1

9/10 - 10/19 Mon/Wed 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. 8/20 - 9/7

F/S FFT Session 2

10/22 - 12/7 Mon/Wed 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. 8/20 - 10/19

Women on Weights

Defeat your fitness center phobias! In this class, a Certified Personal Trainer will teach you the foundational methods of resistance training and program design. You will start with basic movements in the Group Exercise Studio to build confidence and progress to the Fitness Center for more advanced programming.

Each week you will learn about new equipment and exercises so you can dominate the weight room. Your trainer utilizes strength machines, resistance bands, cable stacks and free weights to build your skill and knowledge of proper technique and progressions. Start achieving your goals through knowledge and strength! 

This class meets twice per week for six weeks. All sessions will be held at the Cary Street Gym Group Exercise Studio and Fitness Center.

Register for your preferred session at MyRecSports using the links below.

Session

Session Dates

Days

Time

Register:

WOW Session 1

Sept 10 - Oct 19 Tue/Thur 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. 8/20 - 9/7
WOW Session 2 10/22 - 12/7 Mon/Wed 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

8/20 - 10/19


Sport Club Strength & Conditioning

Is your Sport Club lacking the conditioning to play at your best? Did you know we offer on-campus programming to compliment your practices? Work with our Fitness program to schedule private strength and conditioning sessions with our Certified Personal Trainers. Get sport-specific programming and coaching to help prevent injuries and give your team the competitive edge you need to win! Contact fitness@vcu.edu for details and rates.