GROUP FITNESS

Group Fitness Schedule

Our Group Fitness Program helps the Florida Atlantic community achieve physical and mental wellbeing through a variety of classes. We offer Cycle, Yoga, Zumba, Kickboxing, Force and more... FAU Group Fitness has the perfect class to meet your schedule and style! Our motivating and educated instructors will provide challenging exercises and intensity options to help all participants reach their individual fitness goals.

What To Know


  • Registration for all classes must be completed via owlrec.fau.edu or click the 'REGISTER NOW' button!
  • Registration opens 24 HOURS before the start of each class.
  • Yoga classes are 1 hour, all other classes are 45 minutes.
  • Class capacities vary based on location and format type.
Virtual Classes
  • Registration closes 1 minute before the start of each class.
  • Upon registration via  owlrec.fau.edu each Zoom meeting link and meeting ID number will be listed at the bottom of your confirmation email.
  • Classes indicated with an asterisk * on the schedule will incorporate equipment.
  •  Virtual Meditation Class: Available now at owlrec.fau.edu!
In-Person Classes
  • Registration closes 1 minute before  the start of each class.
  • Participants must reigster in advance adn check-in with the instructor upon arrival to class.
  • Participants must arrive on-time! 
  • Participants must cancel their registration via owlrec.fau.edu at the latest 1 hour before the start of each class to avoid disciplinary action.
    • Failure to show for your registered class without prior cancellation will result in a warning.
    • 2 "No Shows" will result in temporary suspension from Group Fitness Classes.
  • Reminders:
    • No food or beverages are allowed on the courts except water in closed plastic containers.
    • Bathrooms, water fountains and bottle filling stations are available outside the studios if needed.
    • Bags and personal items should be placed in one of our day-use lockers upon entry. Bags are not allowed in the studios.
 

Class Schedule


Check out our Virtual Group Fitness Schdule below!

SUMMER A: MAY 13 - JUNE 21


Group Fitness Class Registration


Registration opens 24 HOURS before the start of each class!

REGISTER NOW

*Note: If you attempt to register and see the following error message: "There are no instances available at this time", that likely means you are trying to register too early. Come back and try again once registration is open, 24 hours before each class.

 

Class Descriptions


Dance

Zumba®:

Experience a Latin-based dance class that incorporates easy to learn movements for anyone and everyone! Using unique moves, high energy, and motivating music, participants can dance away their stress. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for the body and the mind!

Strength & Conditioning

Boxing Bootcamp:

For those looking to fit both cardio and strength training into the same workout, this is the class for you! Boxing Bootcamp will incorporate heart pumping cardio kickboxing combos with muscle building, strength training intervals for a great, well-rounded workout!

Cycle

High-energy, indoor cycling will challenge your ideas about cardio, offering an enjoyable, music-based class that is fun for all levels! Through a mix of interval training, climbs, endurance rides and sprints, you’ll be sure to work up a sweat as you pedal along to the beat. Training on a bike makes this workout low impact on the joints, but plenty challenging. Make this class as intense as you wish—it is YOUR ride!

FORCE

Force is the ultimate full body workout that combines weight training and HIIT training and uses a variety of equipment to keep you guessing at every class! Challenge yourself under the guidance of an instructor to feel better and stronger each class!

Intensity X

Intensity X combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more. This class works your entire body. It’s ideal for hitting your ultimate fitness goals — and then making new ones.

Combat

Boxing Bootcamp:

Challenge yourself with this fun workout which incorporates a unique combination of boxing, interval, and strength training exercises. With plenty of exercise options and variations, this circuit-based class is geared for people of all fitness levels and is designed to inspire participants to work hard and train harder!

Kickboxing:

This class will focus on Kickboxing techniques while building stamina, improving coordination and confidence levels during this high-energy full body workout.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses mostly on grappling on the ground, or ground fighting, using leverage and applied techniques to overwhelm and submit your opponent. It is refined, and combat tested against many styles such as Kung-Fu, Karate, boxing, and various other styles. Even to this day, many fighters incorporate this style amongst their fighting arsenal due to its effectiveness as it can be mixed with any fighting style that focuses on striking. Jiu Jitsu is a Cumulative art, or a style that includes influences from many different styles and places. While mostly a grappling style, Jiu Jitsu contains many instances of striking techniques for self defense.

Mind/Body

Stretch & Mobility:

An all-levels class where you’ll be working on full body stretching and mobility. Improve your range of motion and decrease muscular stiffness in a relaxing environment to help you de-stress after a tough workout or day at the desk!

Restorative Yoga:

This relaxing and meditative class is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. In restorative yoga, students will allow their breath to travel and unblock certain parts of the body that are under stress and tension. Poses are held for about 2-5 minutes depending on the posture, in order to find a deep stretch. This class uses a variety of props, such as block and straps, to achieve a gentle stillness in each pose. All levels welcome!

Gentle Yoga:

Gentle Yoga focuses on a slow and steady pace. This class emphasizes the use of props and alignment to create a steady foundation. Gain an inner awareness of your body and how it moves through both seated and standing poses, while practicing mindful breathing and meditation.

All Levels Yoga:

All Levels Yoga takes students from movement to movement at a slower to moderate pace. This class is more physically demanding than Gentle Yoga, but allots more time to cuing and breaking down postures than Power Yoga. This relaxing and challenging workout is a combination of breathing, muscular strength and endurance, balance, coordination and other stress-management techniques.

Power Yoga:

Power Yoga is for those who want to incorporate more strength and endurance-based work into their flow. This class is similar to All Levels Yoga but will typically move at a quicker pace from movement to movement, or hold longer more challenging poses throughout the class. Designed for a more experienced participant, or someone who is looking to take their yoga practice to the next level.

*** Note: All difficulty levels are accommodating to beginners and all other levels. Interpretations of each style will differ between teacher to teacher, while keeping integrity to their specified difficulty level. For more information, see our ‘Yoga Instructors’ tab and feel free to inquire with the individual teacher ***

Flex Flow

Looking to increase your flexibility and recover properly? This low intensity class focuses on stretching commonly tight muscles around the hips, ankles, chest, and shoulders to improve joint mobility and help you feel better overall. Improve your range of motion and decrease muscular stiffness in a relaxing environment to help you destress after a tough workout or day at the desk!

Tai Chi

Tai Chi, short for T'ai Chuan, or Tai ji quan, is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. The term Taiji refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves. If you're looking for a way to reduce stress, consider Tai Chi as it combines both spirituality and healthy movement meditation. all poses are slow and steady movements with unstoppable Qi - the internal energy. This class will both strengthen your body and calm your mind. Please wear comfortable workout attire and shoes.

Sculpt

Pilates

This traditional mat-based Pilates class improves flexibility, coordination, muscle control, and strength with a different approach to core work. Focus on the body’s deep core muscles in this fun and challenging class!

Barre

Using barre-inspired exercises, you will strengthen and lengthen your muscles, increase your flexibility, and improve your balance by stretching, holding and pulsing! This class will strengthen and tone every muscle of your body!

 

Meet Our Instructors


 

 Kayla Behmardi
Name: Kayla Behmardi
Hometown: Parkland, FL
Class Formats: Boxing Bootcamp
Fav. Exercise: Kickboxing and Weighlifting

Fitness Philosophy: "Keep on Truckin'! What is hard will soon be easy with persistence."

 

Natalia Bonar
Name: Natalia Bonar
Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
Class Formats: Kickboxing
Fav. Exercise: Kickboxing and Bench Press

Fitness Philosophy: "Take challenges one step at a time, build up your stars, and look back at the universe you create along the way."

 

Alexis Broussard
Name: Alexis Broussard
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Class Formats: Yoga
Fav. Exercise: Hot Yoga. Favorite yoga pose: waterwheel.

Fitness Philosophy: "Connect the mind, body and spirit for overall well being."

 

Katie Burke
Name: Katie Burke
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Class Formats: Cycle
Fav. Exercise: Cycling

Fitness Philosophy: "Give yourself patience and grace as you focus on getting stronger, feeling well, and honoring your body, wherever it is today. It’s a privilege to move, so move often (except through negative pain) and with purpose."

 

Gabriel Cirillo
Name: Gabriel Cirillo
Hometown:  Boynton Beach, FL
Class Formats: Cycle
Fav. Exercise: Volleyball

Fitness Philosophy: "Humans are designed to move."

 

Alexa Francis
Name: Alexa Francis
Hometown: Lake worth, FL
Class Formats: Yoga
Fav. Exercise:  Full Camel 

Fitness Philosophy: "Come as you are, focus on your why and the rest will come."

 

Patrick Franzino
Name: Patrick Franzino
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Class Formats: Boxing Bootcamp
Fav. Exercise: Kickboxing

Fitness Philosophy: "I believe that fitness has a place in everyone’s routine, and can improve all aspects of life."

 

Fatima Georges
Name: Fatima Georges
Hometown: Haiti/Port-Au-Prince
Class Formats: Strong Nation, HIIT
Fav. Exercise: Plank

Fitness Philosophy: "Fitness: Your Personal Journey, Your Definition of Fun, No Competition, Just You vs You!"

 

James Goedmakers
Name: James Goedmakers
Hometown: Jupiter, FL
Class Formats: Yoga
Fav. Exercise: Clean and Jerk

Fitness Philosophy: "Sustainable and healthy self improvement. The best competition is with your past self."

 

Hailey Guy
Name: Hailey Guy
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Class Formats: Cycle
Fav. Exercise: Weightlifting

Fitness Philosophy: "Use fitness to not only strengthen your body, but your soul as well."

 

Alex Hamaide
Name: Alex Hamaide
Hometown: Weston, FL/Fontainebleau, FR
Class Formats: Force
Fav. Exercise: Barbell Bicep Curl

Fitness Philosophy: "Everyday is a great day to get better."

 

 Sullivan Harward
Name: Sullivan Harward
Hometown: Anderson, SC
Class Formats: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai
Fav. Exercise: Shoulder Tag

Fitness Philosophy: "Improve your mind and your body will follow. There is no one problem that cannot be solved with perseverance in mindset and exercise. My fitness and coaching journey started in injury and has influenced me to help others. My favorite thing to hear in class is "I can't do it" because when taught properly that person will then believe they can do anything."

 

Tamara Kostik-Zontini 
Name: Tamara Kostik-Zontini
Hometown: Miami, FL
Class Formats: Pilates, Barre, Yoga
Fav. Exercise: Dancing, weight lifting, yoga

Fitness Philosophy: "It doesn’t get easier, you just get better and stronger. Remember, we only get one body, take care of it. Everything in moderation. Anything in excess is ultimately not healthy."

 

Heidi Lozano
Name: Heidi Lozano
Hometown: California 
Class Formats: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Fav. Exercise: HIIT workouts

Fitness Philosophy: "Movement is Medicine"

 

Tamera Michel
Name: Tamera Michel
Hometown: Deerfield Beach, FL
Class Formats: Yoga and Cycle
Fav. Exercise: Inversions

Fitness Philosophy: "Yes you can! I love to get my class participants out of their comfort zone. I want them to see and believe that they can achieve any health or fitness goal that they set their mind to." "

 

Ariana Miranda
Name: Ariana Miranda
Hometown: Dania Beach, FL
Class Formats: Cycle and Zumba
Fav. Exercise: Biking

Fitness Philosophy: "Workout like nobody's watching and do it because it's going to make YOU happy."

 

Laelani Perez
Name: Laelani Perez
Hometown: Miramar, FL
Class Formats: Cycle, Boxing Bootcamp
Fav. Exercise: Bench Press

Fitness Philosophy: "You are only as strong as your mindset."

 

Brenda Ramos
Name: Brenda Ramos
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Class Formats: Cycle
Fav. Exercise: Leg Press

Fitness Philosophy: "You are already doing half the job by showing up! Not all days will be 100%, but you are already winning if you show up consistently."

 

Alyssa Rodriguez
Name: Alyssa Rodriguez
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Class Formats: Cycle
Fav. Exercise: Cycling and Weightlifting

Fitness Philosophy: "Your worth is not determine by your size, be gentle with yourself in your process."

 

Mary Rotundo
Name: Mary Rotundo
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Class Formats: Yoga
Fav. Exercise: Yoga, walking, biking

Fitness Philosophy: "Everything we do for our health and wellbeing adds up. Drinking our water, eating well, being active and, mostly, breathing! Breathing goes a long way!"

 

Joseph Sestito
Name: Joseph Sestito
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Class Formats: Boxing Bootcamp
Fav. Exercise: Plank

Fitness Philosophy: "As someone who has lost a lot of weight myself, I understand the dedication and discipline required to commit to improving your health and wellbeing. I will tailor my group classes to my participants' needs and goals, as well as instilling in them the same passion I have for physical fitness by making our classes enjoyable and productive."

 

Christina Ustiak
Name: Christina Ustiak
Hometown: Pembroke Pines
Class Formats: Zumba, Piloxing Barre
Fav. Exercise: Dance Classes

Fitness Philosophy: "Workouts should be fun! Don’t worry about what others think and just do what’s best for you!"

 

Kalindi Yuan
Name: Kalindi Yuan
Hometown: China
Class Formats: Yoga, Tai Chi
Fav. Exercise: Cat and Cow

Fitness Philosophy: "United our body mind and spirit and find our inner peace."