Group fitness classes

Group fitness classes are included with SRC membership.

Show us how you are staying healthy during your isolation! Are you running every day? Doing body weight workouts at home? Lifting your dog? Learning yoga? Take a pic, share, post, tag and hashtag. Enter to win some gear from Nanook Recreation.

 

  1. To enter contest you must follow Nanook Recreation on Instagram @Nanookrec 
  2. To be eligible to collect a prize you must tag @NanookRec and #HealthyNanooks
    1. You can also Direct Message your pictures
  3. All eligible photos will be liked by Nanook Recreation
  4. Photos must be submitted by the end of Finals Weeks (11:59PM on May 2)
  5. To be eligible the 
    1. Photographer must be following Nanook Recreation
    2. Photos must include at least 6 feet between you and any other individuals in the photo. Bonus points to anyone sporting UAF gear in the photo. Show us your best social distancing techniques. be sure to cover up too! You could always wear your favorite UAF neck bandana.
    3. Any photos portraying illegal activities, dangerous behavior, abusive or derogatory language will be disqualified from the contest.

 

  1. Grand Prize winners will be selected by Nanook Recreation the following week and be handsomely rewarded with:
    1. Long sleeve T shirt
    2. Nanook neck bandana
    3. Nanook Recreation cup
    4. Nanook Recreation sticker

 

Virtual races and fitness challenges can be done any where, by anyone, at any time.  Here at Nanook Recreation we have created a race day website for each of our races to make them interactive.  You can check out all the finish line pictures races submit, submit a motivational comment for other racers to read or just see how you do against all the other competitors on our results page.  Don't feel like you're up to the challenge? We have a training page to help you get ready to race. Finishers receive a nanook recreation Tshirt. 

For the NookRec5k Go to our 5k  Race Center for registration and participation details.

For the NanookRec10k Go to our  10K  Race Center for registration and participation details.

This program is in development please check back each week for more offerings.

Currently available:

At Home Boot Camp: Both Circuit and HIIT style workouts that you can do at home are offered. Try one of the Nanook Recreation workouts that includes video demonstrations of each exercise and will continue to be updated with new exercises. Want to design your own workout? You can do that too and post it to our site for others to give a try.  You can even log workouts and post an after workout photo for bragging rights.  

Go to our At Home Boot Camp workout center HERE

 

20 Minute indoor cycling workout:  Turn up your music and follow along for an interval workout with Nanook Recreation Staff 

  Go to our YouTube video playlist HERE

 

Guided at home workout videos:   Check out our guided workout videos on YouTube, new videos released each week.  These videos are both Circuit and HIIT style workouts using body weight exercises and small equipment that may people already own such as books and gallon water jugs.  

Go to our YouTube video collection  HERE

This program is free to currently enrolled UAF student members.

Steps to registering for a personalized exercise program:

  1.  Verify your eligibility for this program HERE
  2.  Fill out the registration form.
  3.  Wait for your email to set up your appointment for an assessment meeting.

  4.  After your assessment meeting staff will write you a program and set up a virtual orienation that will include video tutorials.

Here are some other free fitness and wellness resources.

Down dog website and app: Down dog offers all -levels yoga plus HIIT, Barre and 7 minute workouts. free student access with an Alaska.edu email address. For more information go to HERE

Nike Training Club app:  Yoga, HIIT, strength, flexibility, and recovery programs. Nutritional and wellness information all for free.  For more information go to HERE

MyPlate app:  A free nutritional resource app, that allows you to track your meals, learn more about healthy eating and set goals.  For more information go to HERE

 HealthBeats wellness email newsletter: Harvard Medical School has a free email newsletter. Read the latest in health, wellness, and nutritional information supported by evidence-based research. For more information go to HERE

UAFs CampusWell online wellness magazine: Get FREE access to professionally written articles about health and wellness .  You can look for new workout ideas, healthy recipes or ways to improve your self care routine. 

For more information go to HERE     or download the free app and get all your wellness information right on your phone .

Download the app at Download on the Apple Store Get it on Google Play

 

 

Psychological First Aid: supporting yourself and others during corvid-19:  This is a Free Red Cross psychological first aid course.  This course is offered online with a focus on helping you build resilience and provide you with skills to support yourself and others through this global health crisis. For more information go to HERE

 

OneLove.org  resources for healthy relationships:  Oneloves mission is to change how we educate young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better.

  • The 10 Signs During COVID-19: A guide to what the 10 signs of Healthy and Unhealthy relationships look like now as we shelter in place and socially distance.
  • At Home with One Love: Sign up for our weekly virtual educational sessions every Monday and Thursday from now until June 12. You can stay connected with the One Love community as you learn more about important topics like maintaining relationships while in isolation and how to talk about boundary setting and consent.
  • Visit our Blog: One Love’s blog has a number of posts and tips on self-care, mental health and how to have difficult conversations in your relationships (5 Ways to Love (Yourself) Better and You Can Have a Mental Health Condition and a Healthy Relationship Too are great articles to start with!)

 

All in person group fitness classes are temporarily suspended.    Thank you for your patience.

 

 

Class descriptions

A lunch time workout consisting of body weight exercises and light strength training exercises. These exercises are circuited at a fast pace for a quick 40 minute cardio workout. This class is designed as a go at your own pace format, great for beginners but you can make it as intense as you are willing to work.  Mondays are circuit day, we rotate between different exercises and alternating muscle groups for an intense strength workout. Wednesdays are a HIIT based workout, intense intervals of timed exercises are alternated with limted rest for an intense cardio workout.

Location: SRC on court 3

A series of body weight  exercises that focuses on flexibility,  core strength and  localized muscular endurance. Mat pilates borrows from multiple discipliens such as dance and yoga.  Beginners are welcome as well as returning participants.

Location: SRC group fitness studio

Yoga Has been around for approximately 5,000 years, it was developed in India as a comprehensive system to enhance individual wellbeing.  Using various postures and breathing techniques to improve mobility, strength and mental wellbeing.

Location: SRC group fitness studio

Enjoy a cardio workout in our cycling studio while we motivate you with awesome music, challenging rides, and leaders to motivate and push you all the way to the top. Low impact but fierce, cycling is great for building core strength and working on endurance.  Blast the calories and enjoy the ride.

Location: Patty Ice Center Indoor Cycling Studio

A 6 week class designed for beginners.  Class size is set to a maximum of 10 students, selectorize machines, free weights and functional movement exercises are taught with an emphasis on proper technique. Students follow a written 6 week strength training program and an informational packet covering, basic program design, written reference material for the exercises used in the program and recover modalities. Intended learning outcomes include, proper technique for a set menu of basic strength training exercises, the principles behind building strength and  an understanding of how to program a basic strength training session.

This Class requires an active membership to register.

Location: SRC weight room

A 6 week class designed for intermediate lifters, participants should have some experiencing  squating and using a barbell and/or dumbells prior to this class.  A systematic and progressive approach to learning the 2 olympic lifts, the Clean Jerk and the Snatch. Class size is set to a maximum of 10 students to ensure participant safety and instruction quality.  Students will receive form and technique critique and development the skills necessary to perform the olympic lifts. Exercise selection is modified for individual ability levels.

This Class requires an active membership to register.

Location: SRC weight room

A 6 week class designed for intermediate lifters, participants should have some experiencing bench pressing, squatting and using a barbell and/or dumbells prior to this class . Class size is set to a maximum of 10 students, this class has an emphasis on free weight exercises. The class touches on a variety of strength training genres including, sports performance techniques, power lifting, Olympic lifting, accommodating resistance and injury prevention techniques. Students follow a written 6 week strength training program and an informational packet covering, program design, weightlifting equipment, mobility training and recover modalities. Intended learning outcomes include, proper technique for a set menu of strength training exercises, the principles behind building strength and an understanding of how to program for specific out comes. Exercise selection is modified for individual interests and ability levels.

This Class requires an active membership to register.

Location: SRC weight room

 

Is the world's first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat dripping fun of playing the drums.

Location: SRC group fitness studio

Yoga Foundations and Integrations


A beginner’s class that focuses on posture and breath (asanas and pranayama), developing the foundations of form, function and flow. This is the prep class for The average “beginner’s” class. It is designed to be a manual for developing your own home practice.
The class is slow paced and deliberate. Each week, within the calendar month, builds on the previous week and resets to “zero” on the first Monday of each month. 

Location: SRC group fitness studio

An amazing heart pumping workout! A cure for the monotonous workouts. challenge strength, cardio and endurance all in one class.

Location: SRC group fitness studio

Class schedules

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Stream classes in the group fitness studio or on your phone anywhere in the SRC. Need help, ask a staff member to show you how it works.