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The Ringling College of Art and Design Recreation and Wellness program seeks to provide the very best opportunities aimed at promoting and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.  By providing a variety of specially-sculpted group fitness to choose from, we believe that we can meet the needs of each and every individual regardless of "athletic" capabilities.   From the very basic beginner to the advanced extremist, we offer a class for you!  Whether you want to increase your cardiovascular endurance, increase your lean muscle mass, reduce body fat, decrease stress, or just add a little spice to your life, we can help you!  

Spring 2014 Group Exercises Classes Start Monday, January 27! 

Click here to view the Spring 2014 Group Fitness Schedule!

Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Venessa (www.venessayoga.com)

Vinyasa Flow Yoga uses movement of physical postures and breathing exercise to find the internal stillness in the mind.  It aims to purify the body as a tool for inner exploration.  Move, sweat, strengthen, and stretch.  Cultivate overall stamina, strength, and flexibility, while gaining focus and peace of mind.  Learn to breathe and move gracefully using traditional yoga postures to help heat and stretch the body comfortably.  Modifications for beginners and options for advanced students are provided throughout the class.  This class is performed to focus on alignment! 

Yoga with Ami (www.outdooradventuresinyoga.com)

Ami French has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She received her Teaching Certification from the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Madurai, India in 2009. Sivananda is classical Hatha Yoga based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda, his disciple Swami Vishnu Devananda and the “5 Points of Yoga for Healthy Living”; Proper Exercise (yoga asana), Proper Breathing (pranayama), Proper Relaxation, Proper Diet and Positive Thinking & Meditation. Her decision to train in India was based on a desire to learn traditional yoga with an equal emphasis on Mind, Body & Spirit. She has noticed immeasurable changes throughout the years as her practice evolves and grows helping her to face life’s challenges with a profound inner peace and physical strength.

Zumba with Derrick or Keith

Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be "FUN AND EASY TO DO" allowing Zumba participants to stick to the Zumba Fitness program and achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind.  ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music - dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning.