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
  • Piloxing
  • Cardio Kickboxing
  • Barre Fit
  • Cycling
  • Cardio Strength
  • Functional Fitness
  • Pilates
  • Bootcamp
  • Butts & Guts
  • Yoga
  • Aqua Zumba
  • Step Aerobics
  • Cardio Groove

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 monthly 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

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Group Fitness Schedule: Summer 2017 (pdf)

Group Fitness Class Descriptions

Class Description
Pilates This mind/body class is based on the Pilates method and focuses on both strengthening and lengthening the muscles. Particular emphasis is on the “powerhouse” (glutes, abdominal, and lower back muscles) but teaches total body integration.
Yoga Also a mind/body class Yoga is more static then Pilates while a greater emphasis is placed on increasing flexibility and improving balance.
Guts & Butts A conditioning class that focuses on the muscles of the core – abdominals, lower back, and the gluteal group.
Bootcamp This is a high intensity class that will include both strength and cardio along with core training. H.I.T.T. (high intensity interval training) is usually a big part of these classes, which helps improve and increase metabolic rate. All fitness levels are welcome – we can modify!
Zumba “Ditch the workout, Join the party!” Zumba combines current music with Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves that provide a cardio fitness class that will get you moving.
Step Aerobics A cardio based class that burns a bunch of calories! Lots of fun with great music. New participants are encouraged to come early to meet your instructor and be set up with the proper step height and any necessary modifications.
Cardio Kickboxing Usually a high intensity cardio class that drives the heart rate up using standard punches and kicks in fun combinations.
Cardio Strength This class will combine cardio and strength training. Equipment may be used such as BOSU Balls, free weights, resistance bands, or even the most amazing piece of equipment – your own body. Core and flexibility training will also always be included.
Cycle 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.
Water Exercise A great class to get both cardio and strength training with no impact on the joints. Definitely appropriate for ALL fitness levels.

For Group Fitness Class info, contact:

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

Contact Us

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