Short Duration Small Group Exercise Classes

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

Fall 2022 Jump To: Power H.I.T.T.; Beebe Lake Fitness Intervals; Fit for a Hike: A Conditioning Class for Hiking

Spring/Summer 2022 Jump To: Step It Up; Speed & Agility Series; Beebe Lake Fitness Interval Series; Kickstart to Hiking; 4 Week Stretching and Mobility Series

Power H.I.I.T.

A Wellness moderate to high intensity 30-minute group class!

  • Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17 & December 1, 11:15-11:45am, Appel Commons fitness room 
  • In-person, indoor 4-session series 
  • Register here 

Push, pull, squat, and lunge your way into a stronger you by using functional equipment including plyo box jumps, TRX Suspension Trainers, Slam Balls, sandbags and more.  This class will challenge your body, no matter your level of fitness, helping to improve explosive strength and power along with all of the activities you do on a daily basis. Class will be held on the Escape Fitness equipment located in the Appel Commons Friedman Fitness Center on North campus. Please note that you will be asked to wipe down any mats or equipment you use at the conclusion of the class. We provide the cleaning spray and rags. Class capacity is limited to 14. Due to the short time frame of the class be sure to be on time, late entry will not be permitted. For more information contact Keri. A Wellness Recreation Membership is required for this experience.

Beebe Lake Fitness Intervals

A Wellness experience to take your walk or run up a notch!

  • Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16 & 30, noon-12:45pm, Beebe Lake trail 
  • In-person, outdoor 4-session series 
  • Register here 

Join a Wellness fitness professional for an experience to learn how to take your walk or your run up a notch by adding intervals. You will be taking laps around Beebe Lake, and at various stations, using your body weight to perform strength and mobility movements. Modifications will be provided for lots of choices for intensity. This is a great way to get a workout into your day and leave you with ideas for doing it on your own. For more information contact Keri. A Wellness Recreation Membership is required for this experience.

Fit for a Hike: A Conditioning Class for Hiking

  • Thursdays, September 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 4:15-5:00pm
  • In-person, outdoor 4-session series 
  • Register here

Join Wellness staff for a class to help you feel fit to hike our local trails this fall. In this 4-part series, Wellness fitness professional, Cathryn Lucas, will guide you through workouts designed to build your endurance, strength, and fitness so that you’ll feel confident venturing out to see the beautiful fall foliage. A Wellness Recreation Membership is required for this experience. Workshop size will be limited to 15 people. For more information, reach out to Cathryn.

Step It Up

  • Live, in person, outdoor 4-part series held on Wednesdays from Noon-12:45 pm, at Schoellkopf stadium steps, June 8-29
  • Must be a Wellness Member to register
  • Register here

Are you looking to challenge yourself individually while still being part of a group? We'll meet up at the Schoellkopf stadium steps for a group warm-up, running or walking (your choice) the stadium steps, followed by a group cool-down. Before leaving the workout, you'll let the instructor know how many steps you conquered. Collectively, we'll see how high we can climb, and the instructor will email the group with the total number of steps achieved and a fun comparison to something iconic. What heights can we reach together as a group? For example, it's 354 steps to the top of the Statue of Liberty's torch. Questions? Contact the instructor, Kerry Howell.

Speed & Agility Series 

  • Live in person, outdoor 6-session series held on Tuesdays & Thursdays, from Noon-12:45 pm, at Jessup Field, June 7-June 23
  • Must be a Wellness Member to register
  • Register here

Are you participating in a summer sports league that requires quick movements and sprinting? Want to elevate your workouts to feel faster and stronger? Consider the Speed and Agility Series to level up your play and your fitness. At each session, Jeremy will take you through a dynamic warm-up which also breaks down the sprint form. Session drills will help increase your foot speed and strengthen sprint muscles, assisting in enhanced sprint form and performance on the court or field this summer.  For more information on participating in this series, please contact Jeremy Stewart. (Jeremy was a collegiate and professional football player and has spent the last decade developing younger and older athletes alike to achieve higher levels of athletic performance through speed and agility training.)

Beebe Lake Fitness Intervals: A Wellness experience to take your walk or run up a notch!

  • Live, in person, outdoor 4-part series held on Thursdays from Noon-12:45 pm: May 5, 12, 19, 26
  • 10 person maximum in each group (higher intensity and lower intensity group)
  • Must be a Wellness Member to register
  • Register here

Join Wellness fitness professionals for an experience to learn how to take your walk or your run up a notch by adding intervals. We will take laps around Beebe Lake, and at various stations, use our body weight to perform strength and mobility movements. We will offer variations for two groups: a higher impact group and a lower impact group. Modifications will be provided for lots of choice for intensity. This will be a great way to get a workout into your day and leave with ideas for doing it on your own. For more information about the higher impact group, contact Keri. For more information about the lower intensity group, contact Ruth.

Kickstart to Hiking: A 4-Week Skill & Strength Workshop

  • Live, in person, outdoor 4-part series held on Thursdays from 2:30-3:15 pm: May 5, 12, 19, 26
  • 15 person max
  • Must be a Wellness Member to register
  • Register here

Have you found yourself wanting to feel fit to hike our local trails? Have a summer intention that includes hiking? Maybe you’ve never hiked on any trails but you're super curious? Spend some time with Wellness fitness professionals, Ruth and Cathryn, to condition your body with hiking-specific workouts and connect with others who are also eager to get on the trail. You’ll learn workouts you can do on your own to hone your fitness, practice scenarios like getting up and down hills efficiently, what to do when you come across an obstacle and how to recover and care for your body after a day of hiking. Contact Cathryn at cl2478@cornell.edu or Ruth at rem64@cornell.edu with any questions about the class.

4 Week Stretching & Mobility Series  

  • This class includes 4 live Zoom sessions held on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30pm: March 1, 7, 14 and 21
  • Must be a Wellness Member to register
  • Register here

Do you often feel stiff or sore and want to feel more limber? Register for this 4-week class if you are looking to learn more about stretching and increase your list of go-to movements to keep your body mobile and more comfortable. The class sessions will include an introduction to the fundamentals of flexibility & mobility, in-depth exploration of stretches for each major muscle group, and problem solving the “what do I stretch if my back hurts?” type situations. At the end of the class, you will know which stretches work best for you, and you will have several stretching routines to put into practice at home. An active Wellness Recreation Membership is required to register for this class. Class size is limited to 20. No equipment is necessary for this class, but we will cover how to use objects around your house to aid your stretching. This class is instructed by Cathryn Lucas, Cornell Wellness staff. Contact Cathryn at cl2478@cornell.edu with any questions about the class.