Fitness Classes

We offer in-person fitness classes at the ODU Student Recreation & Well-Being Center and Waitzer Hall Wellness Center. Classes are FREE for all Recreation & Wellness members! See the membership page for more information on starting a membership if you are not currently a member. Certified instructors provide a variety of group exercise classes for all fitness levels! People of all backgrounds and fitness levels make up our group exercise community. Each class and instructor value inclusion to help motivate you to reach your personal goals.

Mighty Monarch Fitness Club!

The more group fitness classes you attend, the more stickers you earn! Earn a "pie sliced" sticker each time you reach 10, 20, 30, and 40 classes to complete the full design. Earn a full-sized "50+ Class" sticker upon attending 50 fitness classes this semester!


Register through the ODU Rec Well app or online via the Rec Well Portal. Registration opens 7 days ahead of the class time. Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the class. You can also cancel your registration on the Rec Well Portal.


Contact Brittany Brandt, Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness at 757-683-4607 or


Group Fitness Policies

Late Policy

If a fitness class is full and you do not arrive at least 3 minutes prior to the class start time, your spot will be forfeited.

No-Show Policy

Fitness classes have a finite number of spots available. To be fair to all participants, if you do not cancel and do not show up to a class, you are considered a "no-show" participant. If you no-show three times in one semester, you will lose your online program registration privileges for a week.

Cancel Registration

Can't make a class you registered for? Open your spot for someone else by canceling your registration! It's easy to do:

  • Visit the Rec Well Portal icon in the Rec Well App or sign in to on a web browser
  • Sign into your account
  • Click on your user icon in the top right corner and select "Profile"
  • From the profile page, select "Program Registrations" seen along the left side of the page on a desktop (if on mobile, this will be a dropdown menu toward the top of the page)
  • Under program registrations, find the class you wish to cancel.
  • Click the three dots to the right of that class .
  • Click "Cancel Registration"

Class Schedule

Student Recreation & Well-Being Center Summer Schedule

Summer fitness classes begin Monday, May 13.

Day Class Time Location Instructor
Monday HIIT Bootcamp 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Studio A Rylie
Monday Total Body Tone 12:15 - 1:00 PM Studio A Hope
Monday Power Yoga 5:00 - 6:00 PM Studio C Morgan
Tuesday Gentle Yoga 12:15 - 1:00 PM Studio A Emalee
Wednesday HIIT Strength 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m Synergy 360 (2nd Floor) Rylie
Wednesday Ab Attack 12:15 - 12:45 PM Studio A Hope
Wednesday Power Yoga 5:00 - 6:00 PM Studio C Morgan
Thursday Total Body Tone 12:15 - 1:00 PM Studio A Hope
Thursday Gentle Yoga 6:00 - 7:00 PM Studio C Emalee
Saturday Pilates 11:45 - 12:45 PM Studio C Sonja
Saturday Stretch & Restore 1:00 - 1:30 PM Studio C Sonja

Class Descriptions

Strength & Conditioning

This 30-minute workout will torch your core and glutes! Instructors will guide you through a strength and conditioning class using a variety of methods and tools to challenge all fitness levels.


Strike, punch, and kick your way to greater cardio fitness! This class is packed with real kickboxing moves, bodyweight exercises, and some of the best music. You'll leave every class sweaty and ready to conquer anything!


Cycling is a fun, high energy cardio workout! This class can combine any variety of endurance, strength, intervals, and recovery. Your instructor will use uplifting music and imagery to guide you through class. You will always decide if and when to challenge yourself throughout the ride. Open to all fitness levels!

Mind & Body

Slow and steady yoga is perfect for those interested in establishing perfect balance between strength and flexibility. You will use your breath and awareness to create harmony in your body and tap into your true potential of what you are capable of. Great for beginners and even the most advanced yogi. All levels are welcome!

Strength & Conditioning

Maximize your time with this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class. Using all sorts of equipment and training styles, expect bursts of cardio and strength training paired with short, active recovery periods for a well rounded workout that leaves you feeling strong and sweaty! All fitness levels are welcome.

Strength & Conditioning

Revolve around our Synrgy360 rig from station to station and try out the different functional exercises, all under expert tuition and guidance of a trainer. Perfect if you want to enjoy a great workout that utilizes the equipment and endless options the Synrgy offers!

Cardio & Dance

MixxedFit© is a people-inspired dance fitness program. It is a mix of explosive dancing and body weight exercises to help you tone and sculpt your way through each song. You will hear multiple genres of music from hip hop, pop, rock, reggae, and everything in between, making the class fly by. During this 60 min class, you will experience a workout that is not only easy to follow but makes fitness FUN.

Mind & Body

Pilates is a core class designed to train strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and good posture. The focus is on muscles of the core and those that attach to the spine, front and back - called the "Powerhouse" in Pilates.

Mind & Body

Join us for an hour of stretch and relaxation. After an hour of stretching and relaxation techniques you will leave this class rejuvenated!

Strength & Conditioning

TBT is a unique workout that targets the entire body. Using creative muscle-toning exercises, each class will target the upper body, lower body, and core to deliver a well-rounded workout.

Mind & Body

In these practices, specific rhythms of the breath will allow participants to eliminate stress, revitalize the nervous system, and bring clarity and focus to the mind quickly and easily. No experience is necessary, and all are welcome.

Mind & Body

Vinyasa Flow yoga emphasizes the sequential movement between postures, coordinated with and guided by deliberate breath. There is a heightened focus on linking conscious breath with mindful fluid movement. Expect a fully balanced class of forward bending, twists, backbends with opportunity for inversions. All levels are welcome to join!