The UMF Fitness & Recreation Center offers a wide variety of Group Fitness Classes for people of all fitness levels and abilities.

Group Fitness Classes are held at times that can fit most schedules and are led by positive, upbeat, trained staff. The classes are drop-in style (no advance registration required) and they are a lot of fun.

We offer something for everyone.

  • Zumba
  • Total Body Barre
  • Cardio Kickboxing
  • Cycling
  • Cardio Strength
  • Functional Fitness
  • Pilates
  • Bootcamp
  • Butts & Guts
  • Yoga
  • Aqua Zumba
  • Water HIIT
  • Total Body Strength


In-Person Fall 2020 Group Fitness Schedule (PDF)

Virtual Fall 2020 Group Fitness Schedule (PDF)

Group Fitness Classes are:

  • FREE — No additional charge above and beyond your membership fee
  • Open to all members
  • Instructed with modifications for every fitness level
  • Drop-in accessible — No advance sign-up required. Just show up!
  • Our Group Fitness Classes schedule changes periodically and is posted here as well as on our UMF FRC Group Fitness Facebook page.
  • Cancelled when UMF and/or public schools are closed. Call ahead to the front desk to confirm classes on stormy days. Front Desk: 207-778-7495

For Group Fitness Class info, contact:

For more information, questions, or concerns please contact Mike Colella at or 207-778-7505. Or request to join our UMF FRC Group Fitness Facebook page.

Group Fitness Class Descriptions

Pilates and Yoga (power yoga, yoga flow, yoga stretch)

Both are mind/body classes.  Yoga – combination of standing, seated, and lying poses emphasizing strength, balance, & flexibility.

Pilates – matwork primarily done on the back, stomach, or sides that focuses on core strength & flexibility through movement.

HT Strength + Balance Designed for the older active adult the HT Strength & Balance provides instruction for total body resistance training, so important for muscle and bone health, as well as incorporating balance exercise aimed toward falls prevention.
Athletic Conditioning or Outdoor Fitness This is a high-intensity class that includes both strength and cardio along with core training.  H.I.I.T.  (high intensity interval training) is usually a big part of these classes, which helps improve and increase metabolic rate Outdoor Fitness will be rain or shine, unless it is a thunderstorm or absolute downpour.  Because of the high intensity of this class we recommend a solid background in fitness with minimal restrictions and limitations.
Cardio & Strength Blast Could be step, could be kickboxing, maybe a BOSU workout or possibly a HIIT workout…. but always a high intensity cardio class (modifications offered to suit most populations) with a good amount of strength work mixed in.  This class offers a complete workout!
Step Aerobics High intensity low impact cardio based class that burns a bunch of calories!  Lots of fun with great music.  Step classes include a 4-8” bench, see your instructor for proper step height if you are new to class.
Cycle, Top Spin, Rev Up A big time cardio class on the specially designed bikes.  Your instructor will take you on a great ride using some visualization and motivational music to challenge and inspire you.  A great low impact exercise.
No weights no problem (Plyo-Time) Focusing on no weights for this class, we show you how you can get a full body work out without any equipment! Use your body and get ready! Plyo-Time refers to plyometric training, utilizing some boxes to jump on to, etc.
Total Body Barre Barre-based classes use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. Also, don’t be surprised if your class incorporates light handheld weights to bring the burn during all those reps, as well as mats for targeted core work.
Zumba® ZUMBA® is a fusion of Latin and International music / dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, and awesome cardio workout.  It is based on the principle that a workout should be “FUN AND EASY TO DO.” The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
Aqua Zumba This class takes all your favorite dance moves to the pool!  Great music and lots of fun while getting a great workout.
Water Workout All of our Water Workout classes are low impact but appropriate for everyone from the older active adult to the athlete.  A great way to change up your workout and to get in the pool!  Try one today!
Land/Water HIIT High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on land or in the pool.  This half hour class is sure to get your heart pumping.
Core Did you know your core is your “foundation” and should be the strongest part of your body?  This 30-minute class uses creative and functional exercises to target all the muscles of the core.
Total Body Fitness 45 minutes of resistance training using weights, balls, bands, glide discs, etc. for every muscle along with tons of core exercises.
S.A.Q. Training For athletes or anyone who wants to work on their speed, agility, and quickness. This is a once per week offering as we go all out in this class. Come ready to move quickly, for this fast 30 minute class will surely rock you.


Contact Us

Alison Thayer
Assistant Director, Fitness & Recreation Center
Director of Fitness
tel  207-778-7567

UMF Fitness & Recreation Center
University of Maine at Farmington
152 Quebec Street
Farmington, ME 04938
tel  207-778-7495
fax 207-778-7202