Get the Best Bang for Your Buck with Small Group Training

Small Group Training offers the best of both Group Exercise and Personal Training. It provides both social interactions with peers and the attention of a Personal Trainer. You will have a reserved spot for every session. With class sizes of 10 or less, the trainer will be able to directly help you progress. Each class is held once a week throughout the quarter/session and offers a unique style of training.

All Small Group Training classes will take place in the ARC Rig Area or the Functional Space unless specified otherwise. 

Spring Quarter 2019 Offerings

Sale Date Instruction Dates Registration Deadline Location Schedule
March 25– April 14 April 1-June 6 April 14 at 11:59 p.m. AR See Below

Purchase of Small Group Training Series

Class registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on April 14. All transfer requests need to be submitted to the Fitness & Wellness Center by January 12 by noon. No transfers will be considered after this date.

Active CRU membership is required to attend classes all throughout the year, including summers.

Attention: Exclusive FitWell Promotion

Purchasing a class qualifies you to receive 20% off of one of our Group Exercise Annual Passes. The coupon will be provided after completing your transaction.

Fitness and Wellness Programs

Refunds:

Please choose activities with care, as all registrations are considered final. A refund may be granted only if a waiting list exists for an activity, and the program is able to sell your spot to someone on the waiting list. If the spot is sold, the program will issue a credit or refund minus a $10 processing fee.

Transfers:

All transfers must occur between activities within the same unit (Fitness and Wellness) and within the same quarter, on a space available basis. Transfer requests that are received by the transfer deadline will not incur a fee. After the registration deadline, transfers will not be granted if withdrawal from the class causes it to drop below the minimum class size. Please contact the Fitness and Wellness Center at 530-754-2179 or fitwell@campusrec.ucdavis.edu, or refer to our website for additional information about the current quarter’s transfer deadline.



Classes:

Intro to Free Weights

Familiarity and confidence with weighted equipment and exercises are important factors for making reliable and safe progress in the gym. If you are looking to learn how to properly use free weights and incorporate them into your resistance training, this is the class for you. This course is designed to provide you the necessary experience and skill acquisition of dumbbell and barbell related exercises as well as variations to adjust them to meet your needs and goals. This course will have a strong emphasis on monitoring form and including prehab and rehab exercises to ensure that you can safely practice free weight training. 

Section 1:

Times/Days: Mondays, 12:15–1:15 PM
Class Fee: $65 II Enroll Online
Instructor: Joel
Location: Functional Space

Section 2:

Times/Days: Tuesdays, 12:15–1:15 PM
Class Fee: $65 II Enroll Online
Instructor: Brandon
Location: ARC Rig Area

Strength Training: All Levels

Do you struggle with figuring out what to do in the gym or how to create a workout for yourself? If so, strength training is designed to introduce you to the fundamental movements involved in strength training and corrective flexibility. The goal of the class is to teach you how to properly perform movements to ensure an efficient and safe workout. This class will also introduce you to different types of equipment as well as alternative ways to use the equipment. At the end of the quarter, you should feel confident navigating your way around the gym.  

Section 1

Times/Days: Mondays, 12:15–1:15 PM
Class Fee: $65 II Enroll Online
Instructor: Tommy
Location: ARC Rig Area

Section 2

Times/Days: Thursdays, 6:45–7:45 PM
Class Fee: $65 II Enroll Online
Instructor: Tim
Location: Functional Space

TRX Training

Suspension Circuit Training is a unique training method that involves bodyweight exercises done with the user’s hands or feet supported by a single anchor point while the opposite end of the body is in contact with the ground. The straps single-point attachment provides the ideal mix of support and mobility to train strength, endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility, power, and core stability all at once and across a wide range of resistance. The circuit style workout consists of a warm up and cool down, as well as, four circuits with each circuit containing lower body, upper body, core, and cardio exercises followed by a brief recovery period. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Section 1

Times/Days: Mondays, 5:30–6:30 PM
Class Fee: $65 II Enroll Online
Instructor: Kidd
Location: ARC Rig Area

Section 2

Times/Days: Thursdays, 6:45–7:45 PM
Class Fee: $65 II Enroll Online
Instructor: Kidd
Location: ARC Rig Area

Powerlifting

Powerlifting is the test of true max strength. The ability to move maximal loads in a safe and efficient manner. This course will focus on outlining the importance of proper programming, flexibility, and technique for safe and effective training. Participants will not only get hands-on coaching but also be provided with specific techniques to improve their lifting. With the focus being on the (3) classical lifts, Dead-Lift, Squat and Bench Press this class will also focus on proper technique but also supplemental exercises to improve these lifts. 

Times/Days: Wednesdays, 6:45–7:45 PM
Class Fee: $65 II Enroll Online
Instructor: Vince
Location: ARC Rig Area

Olympic Weightlifting

Olympic Weightlifting is comprised of the two classical lifts, Snatch & Clean & Jerk. Both lifts include the lifter completing the movement with the barbell overhead. These movements are the ultimate expression of strength, flexibility, dexterity, and coordination. This class will look to introduce components such as proper flexibility, technique, program design, and modifications. Participants will complete the course with ample experience and information to continue training these classical lifts independently of the course.

Times/Days: Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 PM
Class Fee: $65 II Enroll Online
Instructor: Antoine
Location: Platforms (Weightroom)

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

High-intensity interval training (HIIT), also called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) or sprint interval training (SIT), is an enhanced form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. HIIT is a form of cardiovascular exercise. These short, intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition, improved glucose metabolism, and improved fat burning.

Times/Days: Tuesdays, 12:15–1:15 PM
Class Fee: $65 II Enroll Online
Instructor: Nicole
Location: Functional Space 

Self Defense 

Self defense is a complex skill with many aspects.  In a practical defense situation, situational awareness and conflict resolution will almost always take precedence over physical conflict.  This course, however, isn't about resolving conflict.  It's about turning your body into a deadly weapon!

Our self defense small group training - taught by coach and former amateur MMA fighter Harry Stanley - provides an introduction to the athletic side of self defense.  New participants will gain proficiency in a tried and true system of stand-up striking, grappling, and movement derived from Muay Thai kickboxing and western MMA competition.  At the same time, we'll work to develop the underlying athletic capacities of agility, speed, endurance necessary for effective combat.

While some students find training in striking and grappling exciting, others may feel intimidated; both sorts are encouraged to check it out!  Training in a martial art or system of self defense is as much an emotional exploration as it is an athletic endeavor; this course is an opportunity to explore and cultivate both aspects of ourselves in tandem.  

This course does include light contact between partners, but is very safe and does not include sparring or direct competition.  No equipment nor experience is required - only a desire to train!

Times/Days: Wednesdays, 12:15–1:15 PM
Class Fee: $65 II Enroll Online
Instructor: Harry
Location: Martial Arts Studio

Kickboxing

This is an introduction to kickboxing - A counterpart to our Intro to Boxing and Self Defense Classes. Build your speed, core, strength, mobility, and agility while learning the foundations of kickboxing. Jabs, crosses, round kicks, push kicks, knee strikes, and elbows!

Section 1

Times/Days: Tuesdays, 11:10 a.m.–12:10 PM
Class Fee: $60* II Enroll Online
Instructor: Harry
LocationMartial Arts Studio

*This section begins on Tuesday, April 9th.  Price has been adjusted to reflect this.

Section 2

Times/Days: Tuesdays, 12:15–1:15 PM
Class Fee: $65 II Enroll Online
Instructor: Harry
LocationMartial Arts Studio

Mobility WOD 

This class focuses on the foundations of healthy anatomy: mobility and stability. Workouts will include balance-focused callisthenic exercises, intense core activation, and mobility drills. This class will improve your deep muscular strength and neuromuscular connections, aspects of fitness which can be applied to any activity or sport. Whether you've been looking to build your strength, rebuild your foundation, or engage in a fun workout, this class is for you.

Times/Days: Mondays, 5:30–6:30 PM
Class Fee: $65 II Enroll Online
Instructor: Nicole
Location: Functional Space  

Functional Fitness

If you have been looking to add variation in your exercise routine or take your fitness to the next level, this class is for you. Functional fitness incorporates skill building and intensive training across multiple fitness modalities. Workouts will provide constant variation via weightlifting, high intensity interval training, gymnastics, and more. Each day you will build specific skills and engage in a challenging, fun workout that will improve every aspect of your fitness: cardiorespiratory capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, power, agility, and mobility. 

Section 1:

Times/Days: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM
Class Fee: $65 II Enroll Online
Instructor: Nicole
Location: ARC Rig Area

Section 2: 

Times/Days: Wednesdays, 12:15-1:15 PM
Class Fee: $65 II Enroll Online
Instructor: Tommy
Location: Functional Space