Penn State Hershey University Fitness Center

Free Classes

UFC members may take these classes on a walk-in basis.  Neither registration nor payment is required.  These classes are intended to offer a variety of fitness workouts at the beginner to intermediate level.  Those who want to participate at a more demanding pace may do so at their own discretion as long as they do so without disrupting the intent of the class.

Class Descriptions:

  • Balanced Body: Not just cardio and not just weights, we work all the major muscle groups as well as challenge our cardio endurance.
  • Ballet Barre: Get the look of a dancer with ballet based moves and postures.  This class will utilize light weights, small motions, and a person’s body weight to sculpt inner and outer thighs, abs, chest, arms, and back.  No dance experience needed.
  • BOOM® Muscle: Up your game in this dynamic action-based workout focusing on a variety of strength training exercises, sport-related techniques and patterns of movement inspired by your favorite outdoor sporting activities like hiking, basketball, and tennis.  There is no need to be an athlete to take this class.  Any fitness level can benefit from “upping your game”, whether it’s on the court or in activities of daily living.
  • BOOM® Mind: Strength.  Confidence.  Flexibility.  Mind takes the best from yoga and Pilates and combines them into one fusion
    class.  Designed to relax the body and mind with peaceful music and invigorating movements.  The focus of this class is on core muscles, lower body strength and balance.
  • Boot Camp: This military inspired class features moves for a total body work-out: core, cardio, strength training, plyometrics, and body weight exercises all done in a circuit-style. Each exercise will be offered with modifications to accommodate a range of participant abilities.  All fitness levels are welcome!
  • Cardio Cycling: Ride may include hills, jumps, flat roads, and a possible sprint to the finish line
  • Core and More: Abs and back.  Abs and hips.  Abs and legs.  Get the picture?
  • Fitness YogaThis is a flowing athletic yoga-style fitness workout
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): High intensity and rest intervals using studio equipment.  While you can adjust the HIIT workout to your fitness level, you should expect this to be a high energy and demanding workout.
  • Muscle MovesCalisthenics and studio weight training for overall conditioning.  The last part of class may focus on stability and balance work.
  • Pilates-Ballet Blend: Work out in style with Erin for a blend of ballet barre and mat Pilates.
  • Power Mix: Mid-tempo, lower impact cardio, step and total body conditioning.
  • Silver Cycle: Tailored toward the needs of our older, but still active members looking to reap all of the benefits that cycling offers.  The instructor will spend time setting members up on the bike, reviewing form and positions on the bike.
  • SilverSneakers® Classic: Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activities for daily living.  Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance.  A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.
  • Zumba®:  What workout?  Join the dance party!