Our group fitness classes are open to all members of the SJU community including students, faculty and staff. Classes are free for students on both the Hawk Hill and University City campuses. Faculty and staff members can pay for individual classes or purchase a semester long class pass which can be used on both campuses.
We will have two group fitness schedules, one for Hawk Hill and one for University City. All group fitness classes on Hawk Hill take place in across campus and require little to no equipment. All group fitness classes at University City take place in the group fitness studio located on the second floor of the ARC.
Class sizes are limited and we ask that participants sign up for classes in advance. Double check to make sure you are signing up for the correct class at the correct campus and please cancel your registration if you can no longer make the class. All students, faculty and staff must have recreation access to in order to participate in our group fitness classes.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Gentle Yoga: A slower paced yoga with an emphasis on flexibility and lower impact movement. Most of the class will be down on the mat, with limited standing poses. Gentle yoga concludes with extended time in meditation and yoga breath work. Modifications provided to suit all levels of students.
Fall Rowing Class: Open to All SJU Students - In this 1-hour, full body workout, you will receive coaching from the SJU Rowing Team Coaching Staff and student-athletes. You'll learn proper rowing and breathing techniques as well as stretches and core strengthening exercises. This class will meet outside Paris Hall along the third base line of the softball field. This class is open to all experience levels.
Boot Camp Tabata: A classic boot camp class with a twist. This class utilizes the concept of high intensity training in timed intervals to work your body to the max!
Butts N Guts: Get your butts in gear with this workout targets your core and lower body. We promise it will be one of your weekly favorites.
Kickboxing: Bob, weave, jab, cross, and kick through this intense cardiovascular workout that blends athletic drills with martial arts movement. This workout will challenge your endurance and improve your coordination.
Yoga: The purpose of this series is to bring awareness to body alignment as a way to build balance, stability, strength, and flexibility. From beginners to long-term students, this class will focus on alignment, movement, and breath. The class provides opportunities for students to discern what feels supportive in postures. Prop use is encouraged.
Running on Hawk Hill
- Barnes Arboretum Trail
- Berwick Loop
- Curran Loop
- Montgomery Side 1.4 miles
- Montgomery Side: 2 miles
- Montgomery Side 3.25 miles
- Montgomery Side 4.1 miles
- Philadelphia Side 1.1 miles
- Philadelphia Side 1.8 miles
- Philadelphia Side 2.7 miles
- Philadelphia Side 4.7 miles
- Run only in daylight hours and consider running in pairs.
- For routes that cross City Avenue, please cross only at official pedestrian crossings and exercise extreme caution.