• Group Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training
  • Functional Training
  • Olympic Lifting
  • Special Events
  • Group Fitness Classes

    Fall Group Fitness Classes: Aug. 9 - Dec. 8, 2017

    Group fitness classes are free for students and Campus Center members. Register for classes to ensure your spot. Registration is strongly encouraged but not required. Drop in on a first-come, first-served basis.  Class will remain open until maximum capacity is met or the class starts. All are welcome to participate and no previous experience is necessary for any group fitness class.


    Fall Group Fitness Class Schedule - Aug. 9 - Dec. 8, 2017
    Time/Day of classes Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday
    7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Morning Meditation Morning Meditation   Morning Meditation  
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.   Yoga Meditative Yoga Yoga Yoga
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.   Zumba Cycle 45 Zumba  
    5:00 - 5:20 p.m. Ultimate Abs Ultimate Abs Ultimate Abs Ultimate Abs  
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. DanceFit Cycle 45 Zumba Yoga  
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Zumba   DanceFit Jump  
    6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dynamic Yoga Yoga Butts & Guts Zumba  
    7:00 - 7:20 p.m. Ultimate Abs Ultimate Abs Ultimate Abs

    Ultimate Abs

     
    7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    HIIT30*

    Functional Training

    Total Body Blast*

    Functional Training

    HIIT30*

    Functional Training

    Total Body Blast*

    Functional Training

     
    7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Butts & Guts Ashtanga Yoga Zumba Ashtanga Yoga  
    8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Zumba Zumba   Zumba  

    Fall Group Fitness Class Schedule - Aug. 9 - Dec. 8, 2017

    *All classes are in the group fitness studios unless otherwise specified

    Classes: (Towel and water bottles are highly recommended)
     

    Morning Meditation: This class aims to start the day off right by focusing on breathing and taking time to pause before the day gets going with this guided meditation session. Back to Top

    Yoga: This class establishes a mind-body connection through different yoga poses aimed at relaxing your mind while increasing strength, flexibility and stamina. Back to Top

    Meditative Yoga: This class combines the mind-body connection through different poses with the heavy focus of concentrated breathing to help patrons feel ready to take on the rest of their day. Back to Top

    Zumba: This class utilizes a fusion of Latin, International music and dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, workout that is easy and fun to do. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Back to Top

    Cycle 45: This is an indoor cycling class that incorporates both a cardio and upper body strength workout. The instructor will utilize half of the class to take you through a high-intensity cycle class and use the remainder of the class time to do a hybrid group fitness class. Back to Top

    Ultimate Abs: This is a 20-minute class of hardcore abdominal work. It focuses on toning and defining the abs and strengthening the back to improve posture and core strength. Back to Top

    DanceFit: This is a new group fitness class that is for those who love to dance but also tones and improves muscluar strength at the same time. Back to Top

    Jump: This class is cardio-packed with the use of trampolines to bring heart rates up and get a good sweat in. Back to Top

    Dynamic Yoga: This class helps patrons move with their breath and intentionally links the body to the mind, developing energy, deep relaxation and concentration. It offers a great space for participants to find their space and flexibility. Back to Top

    Butts & Guts: This class strengthens the lower body and core at the same time with a variety of workouts for all fitness abilities. Back to Top

    HIIT30: This class is a new group fitness class that stands for HIGH INTENSITY  INTERVAL TRAINING. Get ready for an all-emcompassing circuit workout that will tone, burn calories and improve the overall health of participants. HIIT is one of the most popular and sought after classes in the fitness industry. Back to Top

    Total Body Blast: This class is a perfect choice for those looking to get a full body workout in a time crunch. Move from drill to drill, reaching new heights of strength and endurance, maximizing fitness capabilities. Leave class exhilarated and stronger than ever before. Back to Top

    Ashtanga Yoga: This class is a slightly quicker pace of yoga that progresses patrons' practice and focuses on proper techniques and mastering poses. Back to Top
  • Personal Training

    Personal training includes:

    • The first consultation and assessment for free
    • A nationally certified personal trainer
    Personal Training Packages
    Number of Sessions Students Faculty/Staff
    1 $20 $25
    3 $60 $75
    5 $95 $120
    10 $180 $230
    15 $255 $330

    Personal Training Packages

    • Number of Sessions: 1
      Students: $20
      Faculty/Staff: $25

    • Number of Sessions: 3
      Students: $60
      Faculty/Staff: $75

    • Number of Sessions: 5
      Students: $95
      Faculty/Staff: $120

    • Number of Sessions: 10
      Students: $180
      Faculty/Staff: $230

    • Number of Sessions: 15
      Students: $255
      Faculty/Staff: $330

    Sign up at the Administration Desk in the Campus Center

  • Functional Training
    Functional Training Hours of Operation

    •  Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    •  Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

    Located on the third floor of the Campus Center

    Functional Training Area 

  • Olympic Lifting

     

    • Olympic Lifting Test-Outs
      Olympic Lifting Test-Outs

      Become approved to perform olympic lifts on our designated platforms during the below times/dates or register at myrec.westga.edu. If you do not know how to perform these techniques or want to make sure your doing them properly before testing out, please attend the olympic lift clinics.

      • Monday & Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 9 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

      See Olympic Platform Regulations below for full list of explanations.

    • Olympic Lifting Clinics
      Olympic Lifting Clinics

      Learn proper olympic lifting techniques so you can then get tested out and become approved to perform olympic lifts on our designated platforms during the below times/dates. For more information, please contact fitwell@westga.edu.

      Tuesday & Thursdays, Beginning Aug. 10 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

      See Olympic Platform Regulations below for full list of explanations.

     University Recreation (UREC) is pleased to announce the addition of an Olympic weightlifting platform as part of its 2016-2017 fitness center renovation. The Olympic platform is a highly-regulated space where West Georgia students, faculty, and staff may perform Olympic lifts after demonstrating proper safety comprehension of each lift. Individuals must be approved by UREC prior to performing Olympic lifts.

    Olympic Platform Regulations:

    • Olympic lifting on the platform is restricted to patrons who are approved by University Recreation staff.
    • Patrons must visibly display the designated Olympic lifting tag when performing Olympic lifts. Tags are non-transferable and must be checked out individually at the fitness desk.
    • Only one person is allowed on the platform at a time.
    • No spotting should be performed outside of the rack.
    • Bumper plates must be used at all times.
    • Weightlifting specific footwear is encouraged.
    • Patrons are expected to clean up after themselves.

    To begin approval process, sign up here or see a staff member at the admin desk to register for testing out. Arrive to the platform at least 5 minutes prior to your test out time. Each appointment will last approximately 15 minutes. Individuals wishing to perform Olympic lifts will be required to demonstrate each of the following lifts during the appointment.

    Lifters must demonstrate all lifts to the satisfactory level listed in the checklists below to be considered approved to Olympic lift.

    Clean & Jerk lift:

     video credit: weighttraining.com

     Clean

    1. Hands are between hip and shoulder-width apart
    2. Shoulders are directly over bar
    3. Head is up
    4. Spine is neutral
    5. Bar stays close to body
    6. Arms are extended during first pull
    7. Heels come off the floor during second pull
    8. Maintain control through the catch
    9. Maintain neutral spine through entire lift
    10. Elbows are high, humerus' are parallel in the rack position
    11. Knees and hips are fully extended before the bar is dropped

    Jerk

    1. Bar rests on shoulders in the rack position
    2. Elbows are pointing forward, humerus' are parallel to the ground
    3. Spine is neutral, head is up
    4. Dip and dive are evident and forceful
    5. Head comes through arms after the drive
    6. Arms are fully extended overhead
    7. Feet return parallel to each other if the split is performed
    8. Bar remains fixed overhead
    9. A controlled release happens from the overhead position to directly in front of the lifter

    Snatch:

    video credit: weighttraining.com

    1. Hands are wider than shoulder-width
    2. Shoulders are over bar
    3. Head is up
    4. Spine in neutral
    5. Bar stays close to the body
    6. Arms remain extended during the first pull
    7. Heels come off the ground during the second pull
    8. Hips extend through the second pull
    9. Head comes through the arms after the catch
    10. Knees, hips, and elbows are fully extended
    11. Bar remains fixed overhead
    12. A controlled release happens from the overhead position to directly in front of the lifter

    Overhead Squat:

    1. Bar remains rixed overhead
    2. Head comes through arms
    3. Spine is neutral - lumbar curve; shoulder blades retracted
    4. Knees remain in line with toes
    5. Heels remain on the floor
    6. Both femurs are parallel to the floor

    For more information on technique and form, please contact fitwell@westga.edu

  • Special Events
    • Health & Wellness Expo
      Health & Wellness Expo

      September 15

      10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

      MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON

    • Iron Wolf Power Lifting Competition
      Iron Wolf Power Lifting Competition

      Think you're the Iron Wolf of the pack? Prove it. UREC’s first ever Iron Wolf Powerlifting Competition is coming this fall. Lifts will include Squat, Bench, and Deadlift.

      Date: Saturday, October 28

      Time: 9:00 a.m.

      Location: Campus Center

      Registration: Registration closes Thursday, October 26 or when the 30 participant maximum is reached. Please complete the registration form available at the Admin Desk or Fitness Desk.

      Cost: Participation in Iron Wolf is free to all students/faculty/staff with an active Campus Center Membership. You must be a current student or current full-time faculty/staff member in order to participate.

      Rules: Click HERE to view competition rules

       -EVENT INFORMATION-

      Weight Classes: (lbs)

      • Male
          • <159.992
          • 160 - 181.99
          • 182 - 197.99
          • 198 - 219.99
          • 220 - 264.99
          • 265+
      •  Female
          • <119.992
          • 120-149.99
          • 150-179.99
          • 180+ 
      Awards:
      • Biggest Weight Amount: These awards will go to the male and female competitors who lift the most weight in each lift, regardless of weight class.
          • Squat
          • Bench Press
          • Deadlift
      • Best Lifter: These awards will go to the male and female competitor with the highest normalized total, using Wilks coefficients. The Wilks coefficients are used in competitive powerlifting to compare lifters of different body weights.
          • Male
          • Female
      • Best of Each Weight Class: These awards will go to the first and second place winners in each weight class.
          • All Weight Classes
          • First place
          • Second place
      For more information, please contact Drew Powell at wpowell@westga.edu.  
    • Zumbathon
      Zumbathon

      Get your glow on and dance the night away at this fun Zumba group fitness event. No previous experience is necessary and all are welcome to come participate.

      Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14

      Time: 8:00  - 10:00 p.m.

      Location: Campus Center HPE Back Gym

      Registration: No registration required, just show up and have a great time!

      Cost: Participation in Zumbathon is free to all students/faculty/staff with an active Campus Center Membership. You must be a current student or current full-time faculty/staff member in order to participate.

      For more information, please contact Drew Powell at wpowell@westga.edu.