Frequently Asked Questions

Group Exercise

What is Try Before You Buy?

The first few days of every semester we offer the opportunity for current students and RecSports members to try out TeXercise and Group Cycling classes for free. This gives you a chance to try out different class offerings before you invest in purchasing a semester pass. Get to classes early this week - they fill fast!

After I purchase my pass - how do I get in to class?

Once the facility staff scans your card at the front desk and confirms that you have purchased a pass, ask them for a laminated pass to get into the class you want to attend. You will then give that pass to the instructor at the door of the studio when he/she lets you in. All participants entering classes must give the instructor at the door a laminated boarding pass to enter... Even during Try Before You Buy week. Passes are handed out 30 minutes prior to the start of each class.

What is the difference between Group Cycling and Spinning®?

They are the same thing... except the name Spinning® is trademarked.  

Do classes take place during spring break?

Yes. We offer a limited schedule of classes during the week of spring break.

What happens if I show up late to a class?

Participants are not allowed to join a class if they are more than 5 minutes late due to safety reasons. Please remember to show up early so you can get your laminated pass and ensure your spot in the class.

What type of shoes should I wear for Group Cycling classes?

Our bikes have SPD clips. Participants are welcome to bring cycling shoes that clip into our pedals, but may not remove the pedals and insert their own clips. If you do not have cycle shoes, please wear athletic shoes.

Do I need to bring my own mat to the yoga classes?

Yes. However, we provide all other equipment including foam execise mats.

Personal Training

Can I request a specific personal trainer?

Yes. Although not guaranteed, we make every effort to meet your request. If you are not sure which trainer is right for you - we will select a trainer for you based on your availability, health history, experience and goals.

Where are personal training sessions conducted?

Sessions can be conducted in any RecSports facility during operating hours. Once you and your trainer have connected the two of you will decide specifically where and when to meet.

How can I apply to become a certified personal trainer with RecSports?

Pick up an application in GRE 2.204.

Pilates Reformer Training

Where do Pilates Reformer classes and sessions take place?

On the lower level of Gregory Gym in the Exercise Studio.

Can I register for Pilates Reformer classes if I'm not a RecSports member?

Yes. A premium will be added to your class fee based on the number of sessions you register for.