Fitness Classes

The following fitness options are available Spring 2021. If you have questions, email vsuwellness@valdosta.edu.

Water Aerobics

Campus Wellness is sponsoring Water Aerobics at the Student Recreation Center pool. No membership required to attend. Face masks, physical distancing of at least 6-feet, and temperature screening is required inside Campus Recreation. Once in the pool area, mask can be removed.

THURSDAYS - February 11, 2021 through April 15, 2021 from 6:15 to 7:00 PM

Water aerobics is a low impact workout that can be as easy or as challenging as participants want it to be. It is great for those with joint, mobility, or balance issues, but is appropriate for anyone interested in exercising in water. Each class will consist of a warm up, cardio and resistance training segments, and a cool down, all performed in waist to chest deep water. Please wear appropriate swimwear to class, and don’t forget a towel, drinking water, and dry clothing. You may also be comfortable in a swim cap, water shoes, or goggles.

Instructor: Jessica Terry

Registration Link: EOD Training Application  


Do you have a group of colleagues who would like to work out together virtually, but you need support to create a group fitness class? Email vsuwellness@valdosta.edu 

Spring 2021 Virtual Fitness Classes

  • April

    The USG Well-being initiative continues to offer virtual options. We are grateful to our sister institutions who are willing and have the resources to provide these opportunities for all USG campuses. 

    MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 

    12:00 - 12:45 pm - Pilates and Yoga

    Join Kiz Adams from UGA for free live online Pilate and yoga classes.

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/745316447

    Can’t make the class at noon?  You can get the cloud recordings for each class by emailing wellbeing@uga.edu.  Or pre-recorded classes can be found on YouTube at “KizmetonPilates.” 

    As with any physical exercise, there is a risk of harm and injury, especially for participants with pre-existing health conditions or injuries.  Always consult with your primary care physician if you are just beginning an exercise program.

    Email wellbeing@uga.edu for more information or to request to be added to the Pilates listserv to get a weekly schedule of classes.


    TUESDAYS

    10-10:15 AM - Office Stretch Breaks (click on date at time of event to attend)

    Are you a daily desk dweller? Do you spend long periods of time sitting at your desk or on the computer? Remaining in the same position for hours a day not only creates muscle tension but can also contribute to long-term health issues. When you incorporate stretching into your workday, you can greatly reduce the risk of soft tissue injuries and joint pain. Join USG well-being in this 15-minute stretch break to reduce overall muscle fatigue and help to realign your posture. Provided by KSU.

     12:20 -12:50 PM - Tabata (click on date at time of event to attend)

    Tabata training works in 20 second intervals of high intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, and repeated eight times for a total of four minutes. Provided by KSU. 


    WEDNESDAYS  

    5:00-5:30 pm Zumba (click on date at time of event to attend)

    ZUMBA®: A fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, and
    based on the principle that a workout should be "FUN AND EASY TO DO." The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
    This class builds cardiovascular health, coordination and balance by challenging the heart and working
    the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves. Provided by KSU.


    THURSDAYS 

    2:00-2:15 pm Office Stretch Breaks (click on date at time of event to attend)

    Are you a daily desk dweller? Do you spend long periods of time sitting at your desk or on the computer? Remaining in the same position for hours a day not only creates muscle tension but can also contribute to long-term health issues. When you incorporate stretching into your workday, you can greatly reduce the risk of soft tissue injuries and joint pain. Join USG well-being in this 15-minute stretch break to reduce overall muscle fatigue and help to realign your posture. Provided by KSU.

    4:30-5:15 PM, Gentle Yoga (click on date at time of event to attend)

    Gentle Yoga: Join us for simple flowing sequences to warm up the body, as well as slower paced movements focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility. Each class will include an extended period of relaxation. No experience or flexibility required. Provided by KSU.


    FRIDAYS 

    11:30 AM-12:15 PM, Chair Yoga  (click on date at time of event to attend)

    Chair Yoga: This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting on a chair or using a chair for support during standing poses. This class helps increase flexibility, lung capacity, circulation and strength, improves balance, and relieves stress. The class incorporates breathing exercises, stretching, yoga postures, and final relaxation.

  • On-going Virtual Resources

    YMCA Fitness at Home

    Our YMCA partners launched more than 60 free online exercises classes and youth programs to support the well-being of the community. Among the classes: boot camp, barre, yoga, weightlifting, boxing, Tai Chi and more. The classes are available at ymca360.org with their safety recommendations here: ymca360.org/safety No membership is needed to access the classes.

    American Council on Exercise – Online Fitness Library – free online exercise resource that offers detailed pictures and instructions relating to strength training exercises.