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TAMIU Group Fitness

Getting Fit Done

General Information

TAMIU Rec Sports Group Fitness offers a wide selection o fitness classes for an array of fitness levels. Whether you're an experienced fitness enthusiast or a beginner, our fun and energetic team of instructors will help you in your fitness journey. All fitness classes, except for specialty classes, are FREE for Rec Sports members; all students are members.


Rec Sports Wellness Talks start on Tuesday, October 10 (Rec Center Rm 128) at 6pm. Join us!

For more information contact:

Sylvia Quinn, Associate Director of Fitness

(956) 326-3017

Juan G. Perez, Fitness Specialist

(956) 326-3012

All classes are FREE for Rec Sports Members,
 except Specialty Classes, TPT and FIT. 

Spring 2018  Fitness Class Schedule (November 20-TBA)


Fitness Class Name


Workout Type




HYPE 360


Cardio/ HIIT



Boot Camp


Strength/ Circuit



Zumba/ Zumba Toning




7:00-8:00p.m. Mind & Body Jessie L. Mind & Body 225


Cardio Kickboxing

Jessica G.





Women on Weights Vykkie Strength Weight Room


Total Body Conditioning Luis Strength 225


Power Ball Fitness Laura Strength 226


Cycling Frank Cardio 230


Zumba Cindy Cardio 226



Yo! Get Fit Hannah Mind & Body



Boot Camp Claire Strength/ Circuit



Zumba/ Zumba Toning Erika Cardio



Mind & Body Jessie L. Mind & Body



Iron Addicts Janie Strength/ Weight Training

 230/ Weight Room


Pi Fitness Xcaret Strength




Women on Weights Vykkie Strength/ Weight Training Weight Room
6:00-7:00p.m. Total Body Conditioning Jerry Cardio/Strength 230
7:00-8:00p.m. Strong Ashley & Cindy Cardio 226
8:00-9:00p.m. BBT Laura Strength 230


12:30-1:30p.m. Total Body Conditioning Manny Cardio/Strength 230
6:00-7:00p.m. Zumba Erika Cardio 226


** Class Offering and Fitness Instructors subject to change as needed.


Group Fitness Class Descriptions

Find the right class for you

Mind and Body

PiYo Live®: 

A member of the Beachbody family, is a mind and body exercise which focuses on building flexibility, increase strength, toning, and improving joint health. A bonus feature is teaching participants relaxation techniques.

PiYo Strength®:

With every action-packed PiYo session, you can burn excess fat and sculpt and define your whole body, as you minimize the aches and pains that can come along with high-impact workouts. No matter your age, no matter your body type, PiYo will help give you dramatically visible, incredibly beautiful results.

Yo! Get Fit:

Are you looking to strengthen both your body and mind? Look no further. Yo! Get Fit is the class for you. Hannah will take  you on an hour journey that will help you improve your overall fitness. The class includes holding challenging poses and other core strengthening techniques. Join Hannah for Yo! Get Fit.

Reach & Flex:

Reach & Flex aims to improve ones overall core fitness and balance. Reach & Flex provides various combinations of stretches using our most important piece of equipment: our body. This class is aimed to increase flexibility and correct body posture all while de-stressing. Leave it all behind. Come to reach and flex your mind and body.

Cardio & Dance

Zumba Toning®:

An exciting, Latin inspired, dance 'n tone program. This is the original dance-fitness class taken to the next level. Zumba Toning is an innovative muscle training program with the addition of light weights. Created to emphasize muscles work along with rhythms, this combination of cardio and dynamic resistive exercises is an effective us of progressive light weight training to improve overall performance.

Zumba Fitness®:

A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.


Want to increase your cardiovascular fitness, increase your muscle strength and flexibility, and burn some major calories while having fun? Now you can! Join Frank for Cycling.

HYPE 360º:

Hype 360° is a high intensity interval training class designed to push your body to its absolute max. With high reps and low-recovery time, this extreme full-body workout will challenge your body and mind! Come and take the challenge!


Hype is a polymeric class that works on agility, speed, and power. This intense 60 minute cardio is exactly what you need to fine-tune your athletic performance skills. Come see what the HYPE is all about!

Strength & Endurance

Total Body Conditioning (TBC):

Beginners and Intermediate- Total Body Conditioning combines resistance and cardiovascular training to improve participants' endurance, strength, and overall fitness level. TBC follows an interval training format which perfectly blends strength and cardio into powerful full-body workout. Come push your body to its limit!


Intermediate and Advanced- DUO Fitness aims to push your body to perform at its absolute best. This fast-paced interval training class is anything but ordinary. Xcaret  combines a series of exercises that range from martial arts to pilates. We know that changes don't happen overnight, so commitment is a key element to your transformation. Train smarter. Perform better.

Cardio Kickboxing:

Intermediate and Advanced- Shred it Fitness is a circuit training fitness class that incorporates elements from strength and cardio training. Get your heart pumping and your body moving with Shred it Fitness.

Tank Tops & Muscle shirt Fitness:

Tank Tops & Muscle shirt Fitness is high energy circuit training class. The class offers an intense focus on upper body and core. Join Fred for a workout that will leave you coming back for more.

Become an Instructor

Make a difference

Why become a TAMIU Rec Sports Fitness Instructor?

Well, we are glad you asked. Whether you're majoring in Kinesiology or Sociology, becoming a group fitness instructor helps you develop various transferable skills that are applicable to any field. Not only are group fitness instructors able to set their own flexible schedules, they are also paid well-above minimum wage. Not bad for a college job. Most importantly, as a group fitness instructor, you'll be guiding, educating, and empowering your fellow students, faculty and staff members into leading a healthy lifestyle. oh and did we mention? Being a fitness instructor is fun. You're literally getting paid to exercise and interact with a diverse population.

Getting Certified:

Get ACE Group Fit Certified

Get AFAA Group Fit Certified

What do I need to become a TAMIU Rec Sports Fitness Group Instructor?

To become a Tamiu Rec Sports Fitness Instructor you need A nationally-recognized Group Fitness certification such as ACE or AFAA, CPR Certification, 8 shadowing hours, and a demo. For more information, please contact Sylvia Quinn or Juan G. Perez.

What is Group Fitness?

Group Fitness classes are classes offered at locations such as gyms or fitness centers where a group of people meet a specified period of time, and led by an instructor in completing various exercises.

What does a Group Fitness Instructor do?

A fitness instructor leads, instructs, and motivates groups in exercise activities including cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and stretching.

Become a TAMIU Rec Sports Fitness Instructor:

Apply at Dusty Works!


jump into the Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that makes working out a splash!

Victoria A. Davenport

$25 Students & Members, $45 Non-Members

July 10-August 16
Class meets Monday & Wednesday

Register at TAMIU REC Center