TAMIU Group Fitness

Getting Fit Done

General Information

TAMIU Rec Sports Group Fitness offers a wide selection of 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.


Fall semester fitness schedule will start on September 09, 2019. 

For more information contact:

Gabriel Rodriguez, Program Manager

(956) 326-3015


Juan G. Perez, Fitness Specialist

(956) 326-3012



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

Rec Sports Spring Fitness Schedule ( January 21-May 14, 2020)

Group Fitness schedule is listed below.
 Time Class Instructor Type   Room 
11:00-12:00 PM   High Intensity Interval Training Hannah   Cardio /HIIT 230 
12:30-1:30 PM Cardio Kickboxing Boot Camp  Mar Cardio 230
5:30-6:30 PM Total Body Conditioning Luis  Weight Training  230
6:00-7:00 PM Cardio & Toning Jerry  Cardio Toning 225
6:30-7:30 PM Dance Fitness Adriana Cardio  205
7:00-8:00  PM Cardio Kickboxing  Mar Cardio 230
7:30-8:30 PM Big Buff & Beautiful Gabe P. Weight Training 225
8:00-9:00 PM Cycling  Angie  Cardio 230
1:00-2:00 PM  Loud Pilates Lau Mind & Body  230
5:30-6:30 PM Booty Call  Karina Toning 230
6:00-7:00 PM  Boot Camp Mar  Cross Training 225
6:30-7:30 PM Belly Butts & Thighs Laura Toning 230
7:00-8:00 PM Dance Fitness  Ana Cardio  226
7:30-8:30 PM Stretch & Flex Claire  Mind & Body  230
8:00-9:00 PM Power Lift  Mitzy Weight Training  226
9:00-10:00 PM   Flow Ride Albert  Cardio/ Cycling  230
11:00-12:00 PM   Power Flow   Hannah   Mind & Body  230 
12:30-1:30 PM High Intensity Step Claire Cardio 230
5:30-6:30 PM Pump It Johnny Weight Training  230
6:00-7:00 PM  Cardio & Toning  Jerry Cardio/Toning 225
6:30-7:30 PM Yoga Irazema  Mind & Body  226
 7:00-8:00 PM Cardio Kickboxing    Mar Cardio  225
 7:00-8:00 PM Cycling  Frank Cardio  230
7:30-8:30 PM Big Buff & Beautiful  Gabe Weight Training  225

11:00-12:00 PM

Yoga Irazema  Mind & Body 


12:30-1:30 PM

Dance Fitness  Adrian Cardio Dance 


6:00-7:00 PM  Boot Camp Claire Cross Training  225
6:30-7:30 PM Belly Butts & Thighs Laura Strength/Core 230
 7:00-8:00 PM  Dance Fitness  Ana Cardio Dance  226 
  7:30-8:30 PM  Stretch & Flex  Claire Mind & Body  230
11:00-12:00 Cycling  Angie Cardio 230
12:30-1:30 PM  High Intensity Step Jerry Cardio 230
6:00-7:00 PM Dance Fitness  Adrian Cardio 230


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



Group Fitness Class Descriptions

Find the right class for you

Boot Camp

You can command power, strength and agility with this military inspired circuit workout that will push you to your limits. As you maneuver your way through each workout station, you’ll lunge, crunch, box and more for a full body workout. In the end, you’ll leave class feeling exhilarated. Boot Camp classes take place both indoors and outdoors. Come prepared to get fit done!

Belly Butt & Thighs (BBT)

This low body workout targets your belly butts and thighs like never before.  BBT uses the BOSU ball along with core and stability techniques to strengthen and tone the belly butts and thighs.

Big, Buff, & Beautiful 

You're already beautiful! Now it's time to get Big and Buff. Join us for 60 minutes of gnarly weight training. You'll push, you'll jump, you'll pull yourself into a stronger you. 


An all level barre workout designed to safely trim, tighten and tone your entire body. Typically focus on small pulsing movements with emphasis on form, alignment and core engagement.  By using small, controlled movements, isometric holds and high repetition, you can develop a strong, long, and lean physique in record time. Expect to use gliders, hand weights, fit ball, and resistance  bands. This class finishes with a gentle stretching and a light cool down. 

Mind & Body

Mind & Body aims to improve one’s overall core fitness and balance. Mind & Body 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.


Vinyasa Yoga 

Vinyasa Yoga- An all level non heated class. Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly and safely, using breath. More advanced variations are offered in addition to adaptations and modifications for beginners or for those yogis with injuries and limitations. Class includes a broad range of poses, including standing and balancing postures, twists, backbends, inversions, seated poses, and forward folds. Your heart will get pumping and your muscles will get thumping. Release your stress, lose weight, improve your flexibility and build strength throughout your body all in 1 hour. No class is the same, but every class will end with Corpse Pose (Savasana), the final relaxation posture.

Dance 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.

Cycling/ Flow Ride 

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


HIIT 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!

Pump It 

is a weight training class that incorporates regular group fitness equipment such as kettlebells, battle ropes, resistance bands and medicine balls as well as weight room equipment such as barbells, dumbbells, weighted plates, and machines. Pump it works on strength, stability, and the physical stamina needed for you to unleash your inner beast.



Cardio and Toning  (CAT)

Combines resistance and cardiovascular training to improve participants' endurance, strength, and overall fitness level. CAT follows an interval training format which perfectly blends strength and cardio into powerful full-body workout. Come push your body to its limit!

Pump on Pilates 

Coming January 2020

Weight Training 

Coming January 2020

Women on Weights (Spring 2020)

Women on Weights is 14-week program which helps women of various fitness levels master the weight room and learn life-changing techniques that promote a healthy lifestyle. Space is limited.

Power Flow 

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 and it recommended for participants looking to improve their overall stability, balance and flexibility.


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 Gabriel Rodriguez 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