TeXercise Class Descriptions
PLEASE NOTE: not all of the classes listed below are offered every semester.
*See current schedule for the class options offered each semester.
*Yoga types are listed at the bottom.
*Yoga & Pilates participants should bring their own yoga/sticky mat, as we do not supply them.
Ab Lab: 30-minutes of abdominal and lower-back exercises to give you a strong and centered core.
Advanced Step: This step class involves challenging choreography and moves. Not for beginners.
Aqua Boot Camp: Experience the benefits of boot camp - but in the water! Circuits, strength training, and cardio drills galore - but without the impact.
Aqua Cardio Sculpt: Combine cardiovascular training and muscle conditioning for a great workout in the water! Swimming skills are not required.
Aqua Kickboxing: Enjoy all of the benefits of kickboxing - but in the water!
Aqua Yoga-Pilates: Experience a great mind/body class - but this time in the water! Fuse together the principles of yoga and Pilates, and experience great benefits.
Ballet Body Moves: Combines the principles of ballet, yoga, Pilates, and dance-inspired exercises to strengthen, sculpt, and lengthen your muscles. This class will help improve balance, flexibility, and strength for a safe and total body workout.
Belly Dancing: Check out the latest belly dancing moves - while strengthening your core muscles for a great workout. No previous experience necessary!
Deep Water Exercise: This class takes place in deep water and uses aqua belts (flotation) dumbbells, resistance tubing, and more! Challenge your body, improve flexibility and endurance and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of water exercise. Swimming skills recommended.
Get the most out of your hour by increasing your heart rate and including multi-joint exercises for an effective, challenging and active strength and conditioning class. An action packed hour that gives you a functional strength AND cardio workout!
F/S: Any class noted as "F/S" and then a class type is reserved for Faculty/Staff RecSports members who have purchased a TeXercise or Combo pass. Be prepared to show your F/S ID at the studio door if requested.
Group Cycling: This program is not a part of the TeXercise Schedule. It is sold as a separate pass (or you may purchase a "Combo Pass" (TeXercise + Cycling). Click on "Cycling" link on the top of this page for cycling class descriptions, schedules, & much more. Click HERE for Group Cycling class descriptions.
Hip Hop Dance: Enjoy this great workout with the latest hip-hop songs on the charts. Learn new urban moves while getting a great workout! Not a dancer? That's okay! This hip-hop workout breaks down moves to different levels allowing you to choose your intensity; it also helps strengthen muscles and boosts cardio endurance.
Kickbox and Abs: The best of both worlds. Enjoy a 30-40 minute kickboxing segment followed by 20-30 minutes of core conditioning exercises for a complete workout!
40-45 minutes of cardio kickboxing with 5-minutes of core and flexibility work.
Lower Body Blast: Target and strengthen your lower body and abdominals with this strength and conditioning class using a variety of equipment. (ex: resistance tubing, body bars, body weight, med balls, and more!)
Muscle Step: NEW! Enjoy the fun choreography of a step class while integrating light hand weights for an extra challenge. This class will also include a core and stretching section at the end.
Nike Training Club: Athletes unite! UT RecSports and Nike have partnered up to bring "NIKE TRAINING CLUB" (NTC) to the TeXercise schedule starting Summer 2011! Nike Training Club is a full-body conditioning class that involves impact moves, maximum intensity, and challenging athletic training drills while using minimal equipment. Whether you're looking to get lean, toned, or get stronger, NTC takes every workout to the next level! Extend your workout beyond class and use the app - FREE on itunes and downloadable to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Pilates Mat is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness endeavor itself, but also as an important adjunct to sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds. Pilates rings, bands, or stability balls may be used in this class. This class is 60-minutes. Pilates participants should bring their own sticky/yoga mat.
Pilates Strength: Tone your core and lengthen your body by using weights, the Pilates ring, and stability balls in this challenging Pilates mat workout set to a fun rock and pop playlist. Socks or barefeet.
Pilates Sculpt: Combine core strengthening and flexibility exercises from Pilates (see above) with great sculpting moves for a complete and challenging total body workout! Please wear/bring shoes.
Piloxing: Piloxing uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing moves into a calorie blasting, muscle toning, core-centric interval workout using a unique class format that is both fun and challenging. It blends the power, speed, and agility of boxing with the beautiful sculpting and flexibility of Pilates, along with fun and sexy dance moves.
Step: Enjoy fun and effective step choreography while getting an incredible cardio workout!
Step & Abs: Approximately 40-minutes of step followed by a 20-minute segment focusing on abdominals, core muscles, and flexibility.
Step Express: 40-minutes of step aerobics with 5-10 minutes of core and flexibility exercises.
Step & Sculpt: Enjoy the combination of step aerobics and strength training for a great hour-long workout! Also includes a segment for abdominals, core work, and flexibility at the end.
Simply Stretch: This class is all about focusing on flexibility. Don't have it? Don't worry. Start out with a 5-10 minute flowing warm-up and follow it with relaxing and rejuvinating flexibility exercises.
Tabata Interval Training: This class will take the best of cardio training techniques and high intensity intervals, while adding functional training and core exercises for a full body workout.
Total Body Conditioning: A 60-minute group strength training class using dumbbells, body bars, resistance tubes, balls, and/or mats. Condition your entire body!
Total Body Conditioning Express: A 45-minute version of Total Body Conditioning (see above).
TurboKick (TM): Kick, punch, and groove the calories away in this intense, action-packed, fun, and effective cardiovascular workout! For intermediate to advanced participants.
U-Jam Fitness (TM): An athletic hip-hop dance fitness workout for all levels that combines dance and high energy music for a workout that gets your heart rate up and your body moving -- all while having FUN! It combines world beats with urban flavor, taking you from old school hip-hop to Bollywood and leaving your body craving more!
Upper Body Blast: Challenge your upper body by using resistance bands, body bars, dumbbells, gliding discs, and/or body weight. This 30-minute class will challenge you and is a great addition to your routine.
Vertical Pilates: Take your Pilates workout to new heights by going vertical! Combine the principles of Pilates matwork with some standing (vertical) patterns and exercises designed to burn calorieswhile increasing strength, balance, and efficiency of movement. (no previous Pilates experience necessary)
Yoga: Challenge and connect your mind and body with yoga poses, conscious breathing and relaxation techniques. Remember - yoga is an individual practice, where all judgement, competition, and expectations are let go, and the focus is internal - and on your own practice that day. Yoga is a great way to connect breath, body, and mind.Yoga participants should bring their own sticky/yoga mat.
Yoga Express: 45 minutes of yoga.
Yoga-Sculpt: Combine yoga poses with great sculpting moves for a complete and challenging total mind and body workout! Please wear/bring shoes.
Yoga-Pilates Fusion (PiYo): Yoga-Pilates Fusion is neither traditional Yoga nor pure Pilates. It is a format that borrows movement and exercises from several types of Hatha Yoga and blends them with Pilates mat exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance.
Zumba Dance: Zumba fuses Latin and international music and dance themes together for a great, dynamic, and effective fitness class. The routines combine fast and slow rhythms that tone, sculpt, and inspire!
TYPES OF YOGA:
Please note: Not all types of yoga listed below are offered every semester. See schedules for info.
Athletic Flow: Blends the warming qualities of Ashtanga and the biomechanical needs of athletes of all levels (recreational to elite). This is a moving yoga that incorporates yoga breath into flexibilty sequences for tight hips and tight shoulders plus strengthening sequences for the core. Taught for all levels of experience.
Hatha: This mellow form of yoga focuses on simple poses that flow from one to the other at a very comfortable pace. Participants are encouraged to go at their own pace, taking time to focus on the breathing and meditation in their practice. This yoga is ideal for winding down at the end of a tough day.
Vinyasa is the unique linking together of one yoga pose to the next in a smooth, controlled flow. Breathing and movement come together to create heat in the body which leads to increased circulation and concentration.
Power Vinyasa: This class will flow from one posture into another to create an opportunity for deep release and transformation. Due to the vigorous nature of this style, it is best if students already have familiarity with yoga practice.