FIT Workshops and Special Events

We offer more than 80 different group fitness classes per week during the academic year including: Spinning®, Indo-Row®, Yoga, TRX Suspension Training, Zumba®, and more! Classes are first come first serve, with admittance beginning 10 minutes before start of class time.

Interested in becoming a Group Fitness Instructor or hosting a private group fitness class for your department or organization? We offer a variety of class formats for private groups in the Recreation Center or in a location of your choice at low cost. Contact Shannon Speed at (513) 529-2193 or for more information.

Group Fitness Workshops

Youth Ballet (Spring/Summer 2019)


Youth Ballet Workshop

Ballet is a fun way for children to be active, improve their balance, and start to understand how their bodies relate to music. Youth Ballet will focus on the fundamentals of ballet by helping students develop strength, correct body alignment, and the beginning of musicality. With a strong emphasis on technique, students 5–10 years old will be introduced to foundational barre and floor exercises and the beginning of choreography. Instruction will be tailored to the experience and skill level of each dancer. No previous ballet experience is necessary.

Spring 2019

Session 2: Tuesdays, April 2–May 14 5:30–6:30 p.m. Room B
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Pricing: Members-$35 Non-Members-$45

Summer 2019

Session 1: Tuesdays, May 28–June 25 5:30–6:30 p.m. Room B
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Session 2: Tuesdays, July 9–August 6 5:30–6:30 p.m. Room B
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Pricing: Members-$35 Non-Members-$45
Both Sessions: Members-$70 Non-Members-$80
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Point Extension

Session 2:  Tuesdays, April 2–May 14 5:30–6:30 p.m. Room B
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Summer Session 1: Tuesdays, May 28–June 25 6:40–7:10 p.m. Room B
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Summer Session 2: Tuesday, July 9–August 6 6:40–7:10 p.m. Room B
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$15 for each session

Ballet Barre (Spring 2019)


Ballet Barre

In this workshop, you will learn the routines classical ballet dancers do every day to develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. Designed for those new to ballet for beginners, we will focus on the fundamentals of technique in a safe and supportive environment. Those with more dance experience are welcome to use the class to improve their technique.

Sundays 4:30–5:30 p.m.  Rec Room B

Session 3: March 31–May 5 (No Class April 21)
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Price for 1 Session
Members-$40 Non-Members $50

Fundamentals of Yoga (Spring 2019)


Fundamentals of Yoga

Fundamentals of Yoga is a welcoming class for newcomers to yoga and those seeking a refresher or slower pace. Participants will learn and build confidence in fundamental breathing, poses, safe alignment, and ways to modify for your needs. Spend 60 minutes taking time for yourself to better prepare you for the yoga classes offered on the regular Group Fitness schedule

Date: Thursdays 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Location: Rec Room B

Session 2: April 4–May 2
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Single Session Fee
Members-$40 Non-Members-$50

Restorative Yoga (Summer 2019)


Restorative Yoga

Allow yourself to relax and restore your body and mind. Join in this special class dedicated to restoring your body. An instructor will guide you through yoga poses supported by blankets and props to facilitate deep relaxation. If you have a yoga bolster, please bring it.

Wednesdays 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Fee: Members-$20 Non-Members $25
Session 1: May 29–June 26. 2019
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Session 2: July 17– August 14, 2019

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Mandarin Yoga (Spring 2019)


mandarin yoga

Join us in relaxing your body and clearing your mind through beginner's yoga taugh in Mandarin Chinese on April 2 and April 23!

Spring 2019

Date: Tuesday, April 2
Check In: 7:00 p.m.
Event time: 7:30–8:30 pm
Cost: Free for Students!

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Date: Tuesday, April 23
Check In: 7:00 p.m.
Event time: 7:30–8:30 pm
Cost: Free for Students!

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Fitness Events

Barre Above® Certification


The Barre Above® certification will teach you everything you need to implement a successful barre program anywhere - whether you teach at a gym, studio, health club, or university. Fusing the worlds of pilates, yoga, aerobics, and elements of the strengthening exercises dancers do, Barre Above delivers a results-driven workout that will sculpt your students' bodies, get them into amazing shape, and have them coming back for more. As a Barre Above® instructor, you'll learn the correct way to teach barre that is fun and totally unique for your students. You'll also learn how to structure an effective barre workout that meets all your students' needs, whether you're teaching on a barre or off one. You'll learn barre specific cueing, so that your students will feel empowered, motivated, and have the ability to progress.Admittance to 8-hr Live In-Person Barre above™ Instructor Certification with Master Trainer. Includes CECs and Instructor Certification Materials provided on certification date at location. Attendee is certified to teach Barre above™ and Barre fusion classes upon completion of 8-Hr Day.

Spring 2019

Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 9:00–5:00 p.m.
Location: Rec Room B

Early Bird (until March 30): $249.99
Advanced (March 30 – April 5): $269.99
Registration (April 6 – 13): $289.99

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MOVE Bootcamp


MOVE stands for Miami & Oxford Value Exercise because we do! This community event is free to everyone in Oxford. The Crawford's are opening up their home, and we’re bootcamp on the MOVE. Bring a water bottle and a positive attitude to different locations on the designated dates and times for a free outdoor bootcamp workout. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes because we will be getting dirty!

Spring 2019

February 9 – The Knolls
March 16 – Team Miami
April 6 – Student Life and Greek Life
May 11 – Graduation Send Off

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Lewis Place, unless otherwise specified
Age: All Ages Welcome
Cost: Free

No Registration Required

Training Programs

Group Fitness Instructor


The Instructor Training Program aims to provide potential group fitness instructors a solid knowledge of exercise and health. The course is designed from the American Council of Exercise (ACE) Curriculum, and a hands-on education component for optimal learning. Throughout the fall participants will learn the basic skills required to teach a Total Body Tone class. Potential instructors will audition in Toning prior to moving on to shadow additional class formats. Throughout the spring participants will learn additional class formats such as Cardio Blast, Kettlebell, TRX, and more. Attend an info session to learn more!

Info Sessions in Rec Center Dry Classroom:
August 28 6:00 p.m.
August 30 9:00 a.m.

Weekly Meetings:
Mondays 5:00–7:00 p.m. Rec Center Room A

$285 (includes academic year Group FIT membership)

Registered Yoga School


In this 200-hour training, participants will learn the skills required to teach Vinyasa style yoga. Weekly meetings will be held twice per week for two and a half hours each week (for a total of five hours per week). Times and days are determined by the availability of trainees. Participants are required to take one Vinyasa style yoga class either at the Rec or at any other studio/location every week. The Recreational Sports Center RYT200 is the only local program that offers the opportunity to teach throughout the training. Once the program is underway, students will be required to practice teach once a week at the Rec Center, attend three 10-hour weekend sessions throughout the year, and perform some additional work on their own. A Recreation Center Group Fitness Membership is included in the cost of the program. The program will begin in September 2018 and conclude in April 2019. Contact Shannon Speed, or (513) 529-2193 for information about payment plans

Info Sessions in Rec Center Dry Classroom:
August 28 6:00 p.m.
August 30 2:30 p.m.

Weekly Meetings:
TBD by participant availability

Early Bird Pricing, before September 2:
$2199 Student
$2499 Non Student

Regular Registration, After September 2:
$2699 Student
$2999 Non Student

KNH 337A


Ever wanted to get into Strength and Conditioning, Personal Training or just improve your own workouts? This course will explore the basic foundations and applications in coaching; philosophy, sport science, and sport management with in-depth analysis of sport physiology. Students will learn all aspects necessary to be an effective and successful strength and conditioning coach for any sport for both teams and individual athletes. Questions? Contact

3 Academic Credits

Monday & Wednesday

1:15–2:35 p.m.

Passes and Fees

Purchase a pass at the Recreational Sports Center. All passes are valid in the semester they are purchased and will expire at the end of each semester, with the exception of unlimited-month, academic year and 12-month passes.

Classes are a first come, first serve basis. Please arrive 10 minutes before class to swipe in and ensure your space in the class.

Cost of passes
Pass Type Member Non-member Registration
Single Class $15 $15 Sign Up Now
Recurring Monthly $40 $55 Contact Pro Shop (513) 529-8181
Fall 2018 Semester $130 $205 Sign Up Now
Unlimited Academic Year $230 $315 Sign Up Now
12 Month $380 $505 Sign Up Now
Punch Passes (10 classes) $60 $75 Sign Up Now

Group Fitness Silver Membership

  • 12 Month: $150
  • Monthly Recurring: $25

Golden Group Fitness Memberships are here! Active Adults are welcome to explore opportunities to become a part of SilverSneakers® classes listed on the Group Fitness schedule.

Fees for workshops are separate from Group Fitness memberships, but cover access for all the dates offered for the respective workshop.