Short Duration Small Group Exercise Classes

Please note that a 1-Year Wellness Recreation Membership is required to register and take part in the offerings below.

Spring 2021 Jump To: Core Bag/Sand Bag 101 Class; Kettlebell 101 ClassKick-Start To Fitness And NutritionSpring Bootcamp Series

Fall 2020 Jump To: Resistance Bands 101 Class; Kick-Start To Fitness And Nutrition; Bootcamp SeriesStability Ball 101 Class; Medicine Ball and Slam Ball 101 Class; Kick-Start To Fitness And Nutrition (2nd offering); The Fitness Pact; Kick-Start To Ski SeasonDumbbells 101 Class; Bootcamp Series (2nd offering)

Core Bag/Sand Bag 101 Class

  • This class includes 4 live Zoom sessions, with introductory exercises for you to try out each session, held on Mondays from noon-1:00pm, March 15, 22, 29, and April 5
  • Register here

An Introductory Class Teaching You How To Use A Core Bag Or A Sand Bag

Class Description: A Core Bag or a Sand Bag can be used to add resistance to multiple different movements that will result in improved muscular strength. Building strength leads to burning more calories, improved posture, better bone density, and more. Register for this class if you are new to using a core bag/sand bag or if you’re wanting a refresher on how to use one. The four sessions will cover 1) an intro to using a core bag/sand bag plus exercises for your upper body 2) exercises for your core 3) exercises for your lower body 4) putting the exercises together into a full body workout. A 1-Year Wellness Recreation Membership is required to register for this class. Class size is limited to 15. Registrants must purchase their own core bag or sand bag, on their own, and have it with them by the date of the first session. For this class, it is recommended to have either a core bag or a sand bag that is a light enough weight that you can press it over your head. This class is instructed by Kerry Howell, Cornell Wellness staff. Contact Kerry at kk253@cornell.edu with any questions about the class or about the required equipment. Please note, the live sessions will be recorded and sent to those who are registered in case the 12:00-1:00pm time of the live class does not fit your schedule, or in the event you need to miss a session.

Kettlebell 101 Class

  • This class includes 4 live Zoom sessions, with introductory exercises for you to try out each session, held on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm, February 25, March 4, 11, 18
  • Register here

An Introductory Class Teaching You How To Use A Kettlebell 

Kettlebells are a versatile piece of fitness equipment and can help increase strength, stamina, balance, and coordination. Register for this class if you are looking to increase your knowledge and gain experience before using the kettlebell on your own. The four sessions will cover 1) an intro to the kettlebell and fundamental movements; 2) using the kettlebell for more “traditional” exercises; 3) using the kettlebell for dynamic, powerful movements; and 4) putting the exercises together into a full body workout. A 1-Year Wellness Recreation Membership is required to register for this class. Class size is limited to 20. Registrants must purchase their own equipment, on their own, and have it with them by the date of the first session. This class is instructed by Cathryn Lucas, Personal Trainer with Cornell Wellness. Contact Cathryn at cl2478@cornell.edu with any questions about the class or about the required equipment. Please note, the live sessions will be recorded and sent to those who are registered in case the 12:00-1:00pm time of the live class does not fit your schedule, or in the event you need to miss a session.

Kick-Start To Fitness And Nutrition

  • This class includes 3 live Zoom sessions, held on Wednesdays, from noon-1:00pm, February 24, March 3, 10
  • Register here

Feeling like you need something to get you kick-started towards a healthier you? This class is the perfect choice!

Class Description: This class includes 3 live Zoom sessions where we’ll exercise together as a group performing both strength and cardio bodyweight exercises with varied options of intensity. Knowing your own body, you get to pick the option that works best for you. Plus, this class includes 1 individual private nutrition session through Zoom, scheduled on a date and time other than the Wednesday sessions, where we’ll talk about anything that is on your mind that can help you bring your eating habits to the next level of healthy. An active Wellness Recreation Membership is required to register for this class. Class size is limited to 15. This class is instructed by Kerry Howell, Cornell Wellness staff. Contact Kerry at kk253@cornell.edu with any questions. Please note, the live sessions will be recorded and sent to those who are registered in case the noon-1:00pm time of the live class does not fit your schedule, or in the event you need to miss a session.

Spring Virtual Bootcamp Series

  • Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, February 2-25, 12:00pm-1:00pm​​​
  • Registration Available Through Monday, February 1

Struggling to get back into a routine after the holiday season? Move yourself back into shape this February by participating in the Cornell Wellness Virtual Spring Bootcamp Class Series. For 4 weeks, join Cornell Wellness staff, Jeremy Stewart, two times per week, as he leads you and members of the Cornell community through a number of body weight and light weight exercises designed to keep your heart pumping. This class is perfect for anyone looking to build both strength and stamina with little to no equipment. Equipment that would be helpful but not required for this class are light dumbbells, kettlebells, and resistance bands. If this equipment isn’t available to you, no problem! We can substitute with various objects around the house such as backpacks with books in them, jars of soup, gallon of water, etc. This Bootcamp series is appropriate for all levels of fitness. For more information on the Virtual Fall Bootcamp Series, please email Jeremy. Please note, the live sessions will be recorded and sent to those who are registered in case the 12-1pm time of the live class does not fit your schedule, or in the event you need to miss a session.

Resistance Bands 101 Class

  • This class is currently full. Email Kerry Howell at kk253@cornell.edu to be placed on a wait list.
  • This class includes 4 live Zoom sessions, with introductory exercises for you to try out each session, held on Mondays from noon-1:00pm, September 21, 28, October 5, 12. 

An Introductory Class Teaching You How To Use Resistance Bands

Class Description: Resistance bands provide an excellent way to increase your strength while allowing for a variety of resistance levels that are perfect for beginners and advanced exercisers alike. Resistance bands can also be used almost anywhere, from a home setting to an office suite setting or a fitness center to a hotel room when you’re travelling, resistance bands are lightweight and easy to pack. Register for this class if you are new to using resistance bands or if you’re wanting a refresher on how to use them. The four sessions will cover 1) an intro to using the bands plus exercises for your upper body 2) exercises for your core 3) exercises for your lower body 4) putting the exercises together into a full body workout. An active Wellness Recreation Membership is required to register for this class. Class size is limited to 20. Registrants must purchase their own equipment, on their own, and have it with them by the date of the first session. For this class, it is recommended to have a resistance band package that includes: resistance bands with handles, a door anchor, and ankle straps. This class is instructed by Kerry Howell, Cornell Wellness staff. Contact Kerry at kk253@cornell.edu with any questions about the class or about the required equipment. Please note, the live sessions will be recorded and sent to those who are registered in case the noon-1:00pm time of the live class does not fit your schedule, or in the event you need to miss a session.

Kick-Start To Fitness And Nutrition

  • This class is currently full. Email Kerry Howell at kk253@cornell.edu to be placed on a wait list.
  • This 4 session class that meets Wednesdays, from noon-1:00pm, on September 23, 30, October 7, and 14. This class meets virtually through Zoom.

Feeling like you need something to get you kick-started towards a healthier you? This class is the perfect choice!

Class Description: This class includes 4 live Zoom sessions where we’ll exercise together as a group performing both strength and cardio bodyweight exercises with varied options of intensity. Knowing your own body, you get to pick the option that works best for you. Plus, this class includes 1 individual private nutrition education session through Zoom, scheduled on a date and time other than the Wednesday sessions, where we’ll discuss your personal MyPlate Daily Checklist results and any tips that can help you bring your eating habits to the next level of healthy. An active Wellness Recreation Membership is required to register for this class. Class size is limited to 20. This class is instructed by Kerry Howell, Cornell Wellness staff. Contact Kerry at kk253@cornell.edu with any questions about the class. Please note, the live sessions will be recorded and sent to those who are registered in case the noon-1:00pm time of the live class does not fit your schedule, or in the event you have to miss a session.

Virtual Bootcamp Series

  • Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, October 6-29, 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Provided virtually through zoom. Registration available through September 29.

Move yourself back into shape this October by participating in this virtual Fall Bootcamp Class Series. For 4 weeks, join Cornell Wellness staff, Jeremy Stewart, two times per week, as he leads you through a number of body weight and light weight exercises designed to keep your heart pumping. This class is perfect for anyone looking to build both strength and stamina with little to no equipment. Equipment that would be helpful but not required for this class are light dumbbells, kettlebells, and resistance bands. If this equipment isn’t available to you, no problem! We can substitute with various objects around the house such as backpacks with books in them, jars of soup, a gallon of water, etc. This Bootcamp series is appropriate for all levels of fitness. For more information on the virtual Fall Bootcamp Series, please contact the coach of this series, Jeremy Stewart.  An active 1-Year Wellness Recreation Membership is required to register for this class. Please note, the live sessions will be recorded and sent to those who are registered in case the 5:30-6:30pm time of the live class does not fit your schedule, or in the event you need to miss a session.

Stability Ball 101 Class

  • Register here
  • This 4 session class that meets Tuesdays, from 1:00-2:00pm; October 13, 20, 27, & November 3. This class meets virtually through Zoom.

Whether you call it a stability ball, a Swiss ball, or an exercise ball, it is a useful and versatile piece of equipment. Most often used to introduce instability, the ball can help you improve balance and strength. However, it can also be used to stabilize exercises, allowing you to focus on the movements themselves. Register for this class if you are new to using a stability ball, concerned about how to use one safely, or if you’re wanting to add variety to your existing workouts. The four sessions will cover 1) an intro to using the ball plus how the ball can enhance other exercises 2) exercises for sitting on the ball 3) exercises for using the ball on the ground 4) putting the exercises together into a full body workout. An active 1-year Wellness Recreation Membership is required to register for this class. Class size is limited to 20. Registrants must purchase their own equipment, on their own, and have it with them by the date of the first session. For this class, it is recommended to have a stability ball and an exercise mat. This class is instructed by Cathryn Lucas, fitness professional with Cornell Wellness. Contact Cathryn at cl2478@cornell.edu with any questions about the class or about the required equipment. Please note, the live sessions will be recorded and sent to those who are registered in case the 1:00-2:00pm time of the live class does not fit your schedule, or in the event you need to miss a session.

Medicine Ball & Slam Ball 101 Class

  • Register here
  • This 4 session class that meets Wednesdays, from 3:00-4:00pm; October 28 & November 4, 11, 18. This class meets virtually through Zoom.

Are you looking to add more power into your workouts? Have you seen people throwing a ball at the gym and wondered what they were doing? Have you wanted to try it, but never felt like you knew what you were doing? Then this class is for you! Medicine Ball & Slam Ball 101 will introduce the basic principles of using a weighted ball and provide you with the skills to complete your workouts confidently. Register for this class if you are new to using a weighted ball, concerned about how to use one safely, or if you’re wanting to add variety to your existing workouts. The four sessions will cover 1) an intro to the weighted ball -- including the major differences between medicine balls and slam balls 2) using the ball to enhance more traditional exercises 3) momentum & throwing exercises 4) putting the exercises together into a full body workout. An active 1-year Wellness Recreation Membership is required to register for this class. Class size is limited to 20. Registrants must purchase their own equipment, on their own, and have it with them by the date of the first session. For this class, it is recommended to have either a hard, bouncy medicine ball or a softer, non-bouncy slam ball; an exercise mat; and a secure wall surface & floor against which you can toss the ball. This class is instructed by Cathryn Lucas, fitness professional with Cornell Wellness. Contact Cathryn at cl2478@cornell.edu with any questions about the class or about the required equipment. Please note, the live sessions will be recorded and sent to those who are registered in case the 3:00-4:00pm time of the live class does not fit your schedule, or in the event you need to miss a session.

Kick-Start To Fitness And Nutrition (2nd offering)

  • Register here
  • This 4 session class that meets Wednesdays, from noon-1:00pm, October 28, November 4, 11, 18

Feeling like you need something to get you kick-started towards a healthier you? This class is the perfect choice!

Class Description: This class includes 4 live Zoom sessions where we’ll exercise together as a group performing both strength and cardio bodyweight exercises with varied options of intensity. Knowing your own body, you get to pick the option that works best for you. Plus, this class includes 1 individual private nutrition education session through Zoom, scheduled on a date and time other than the Wednesday sessions, where we’ll discuss your personal MyPlate Daily Checklist results and any tips that can help you bring your eating habits to the next level of healthy. An active 1-Year Wellness Recreation Membership is required to register for this class. Class size is limited to 20. This class is instructed by Kerry Howell, Cornell Wellness staff. Contact Kerry at kk253@cornell.edu with any questions about the class. Please note, the live sessions will be recorded and sent to those who are registered in case the noon-1:00pm time of the live class does not fit your schedule, or in the event you have to miss a session.

The Fitness Pact: Make The Pact, To Join The Pack

  • Register here
  • Class meets Tuesday's from 2:00-3:00pm on November 3, 10, 17, and 24
  • This class meets virtually through Zoom

Class description: This group is bound to get you moving more. Together you'll set fitness goals, try new things, and keep each other motivated to keep moving. You'll meet once a week for four weeks and help each other find success moving more. This group is hosted by Keri Johnson, Wellness staff. Contact Keri at kaj84@cornell.edu with any questions.

Kick-Start To Ski Season

  • 4 week commitment, 4 sessions
  • Tuesdays at 11:30am, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
  • This class is currently full. Email Ruth rem64@cornell.edu to be placed on a wait list.

Looking forward to dusting off your skis as the snow begins to fall? What would it be like to prepare and strengthen your body before you get on your skis? This kick-start workshop is a good fit if you have always found yourself jumping into ski season without preparing beforehand. We will explore strength exercises that will compliment all forms of skiing. Our time will be spent practicing exercises and creating personal strength workout templates that will work for each of us as we wait for winter to come. A 1-Year Wellness Recreation Membership is required and workshop size is limited to 15 people. Contact Ruth at rem64@cornell.edu if you'd like more details. 

Dumbbells 101 Class

  • This class is currently full. Email Kerry Howell at kk253@cornell.edu to be placed on a wait list.
  • This class includes 4 live Zoom sessions, with introductory exercises for you to try out each session, held on Mondays from noon-1:00pm, November 30, December 7, 14, 21

An Introductory Class Teaching You How To Use Dumbbells

Class Description: Dumbbells can be used to add weight to a multitude of movements that result in building strength within your muscles. Building strength leads to burning more calories, improved posture, better bone density, and more. Register for this class if you are new to using dumbbells or if you’re wanting a refresher on how to use them. The four sessions will cover 1) an intro to using dumbbells plus exercises for your upper body 2) exercises for your core 3) exercises for your lower body 4) putting the exercises together into a full body workout. An active 1-Year Wellness Recreation Membership is required to register for this class. Class size is limited to 20. Registrants must purchase their own equipment, on their own, and have it with them by the date of the first session. For this class, it is recommended to have two pairs of dumbbells of different weights. For example, two 5lb dumbbells and two 8lb dumbbells or two 10lb dumbbells and two 15lb dumbbells. This class is instructed by Kerry Howell, Cornell Wellness staff. Contact Kerry at kk253@cornell.edu with any questions about the class or about the required equipment. Please note, the live sessions will be recorded and sent to those who are registered in case the noon-1:00pm time of the live class does not fit your schedule, or in the event you need to miss a session.

Virtual Bootcamp Series (2nd offering)

  • Provided live through Zoom
  • Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, December 1-22, 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Registration Available Through Monday, November 30

The Cornell Wellness Virtual Fall Bootcamp Class Series is back for another fall session and we’re excited to add another component. For 4 weeks, join Cornell Wellness staff, Jeremy Stewart, two times per week, as he leads you and members of the Cornell community through a number of body weight and light weight exercises designed to keep your heart pumping. Also, with this new and improved Bootcamp series, you will have the opportunity to sit down with Jeremy to also talk about your individual goals for nutrition as it relates to exercise. These individual sessions will be outside of the class meeting time. This class is perfect for anyone looking to build both strength and stamina with little to no equipment. Equipment that would be helpful but not required for this class are light dumbbells, kettlebells, and resistance bands. If this equipment isn’t available to you, no problem! We can substitute with various objects around the house such as backpacks with books in them, jars of soup, gallon of water, etc. This Bootcamp series is appropriate for all levels of fitness. Class size will be limited to 25. For more information on the Virtual Fall Bootcamp Series, please contact Jeremy. Please note, the live sessions will be recorded and sent to those who are registered in case the noon-1pm time of the live class does not fit your schedule, or in the event you need to miss a session.