Workout Wednesdays: Avoid the Cold – Attend a Group Fitness Class

What happened?! It went from being 80-something degrees every day to feeling like the middle of winter in Chicago (okay…well maybe not today, but the cold will kick in soon enough!). With the chilly weather, sometimes it seems easier to lay around in your sweatpants, drink hot chocolate and watch repeat Friends episodes. If you are an outdoor runner, heat or cold, all the power to you! But for those of us who need a little motivation to exercise, check out these indoor classes! They’ll get your heart pumping, and despite it being freezing outside, you’ll be sweating!
Cycle: Between the sprints and the hills, you’ll get lots of quick bursts of intense cardio. This is one of my favorite classes, and it’s offered every day of the week!

3-2-1: This class is challenging and certainly keeps your attention! 3-2-1 features a spin on intervals with a killer combination of cardio, strength and core training broken down into set time limits to maximize your workout!

Kick’n Sculpt: Spice up your routine with this fusion of high 

group fitness

energy kickboxing and strength training! With this class you will kick, jab, and squat your way to an improved fitness level!

Zumba: Speaking of dancing… Advice from the most uncoordinated student at UNC – take a Zumba class! You won’t know you’re working out (til you wake up slightly sore the next day). Dancer or not, this high-energy class is filled with students of all abilities.

Pilates: No it’s not exactly cardio, but this class will get you sweating! Aside from being completely relaxing and reenergizing, this class helps your flexibility and strengthens your muscles.

Important Links:
SRC Group Fitness Schedule
Rams Head Rec Center Group Fitness Schedule
Cycle Schedule

Workout Wednesday blog posts are written by UNC Campus Recreation staff members. Each Wednesday we’ll be swapping blog posts with the Tarheel Tone Up blog so that our readers can view more diverse post topics that will benefit their health and wellness. Wednesday blog posts can be found both here and on

2 thoughts on “Workout Wednesdays: Avoid the Cold – Attend a Group Fitness Class

  1. katyhancock September 25, 2013 / 3:30 pm

    I don’t know where I’d be without my group fitness classes at school. Zumba is my favorite and I also like Cardioboxing and Step Aerobics. If it weren’t for my friends wanting to go, I’d never attend bodypump haha


    • uncchsmedia October 1, 2013 / 9:04 am

      That’s what friends are for, right? Glad you’re enjoying your fitness classes. Keep it up! They are such a great way to stay fit while on campus.


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