FIT Workshops and Special Events

Fitness Workshops

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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 Seth Cropenbaker 513-529-6007 for more information.

Youth Ballet (Spring 2020)


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 2020

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Room B

Session 1: February 3–March 9
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Session 2: March 23–April 27
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Pricing: Members-$45 | Non-Members-$55
Both Sessions: Members-$80 | Non-Members-$90
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Point Extension

6:30-7:00 pm, Room B

Spring Session 1: February 3–March 9
Additiona Fee: $20
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Spring Session 2: March 23 - April 27
Additional Fee: $20
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$20 for each session

Yoga That FITs Your Needs (Spring 2020)


Yoga That Fits Your Needs

Refresh and Relax Yoga

Find your FIT in this workshop suitable for beginners, those seeking a refresher or slower paced class. Learn safe body alignment, yogic breathing, mental focus and some of the reasoning behind yoga. Class will end with a guided relaxation and meditation. This is a welcoming and quiet class to help you take a break from your busy life. Instructor, Bernadette Unger has been introducing students to yoga since 2002. Please wear clothing that allows movement.

February 9 3:00−4:00 p.m.

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April 5 3:00−4:00 p.m.

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Meditative Yoga 101 (January 5 and March 8)

Meditative Yoga Description: Meditation is easier than you think. Join this easy-going class and enjoy some quiet time. Inspired by yoga, this class will include mindful movement, breath observation, & guided meditation. Appropriate for new beginners and those seeking to meditate in a group. Participants are encouraged to wear layers to assure they will be comfortable. Completely disconnect during this time to allow for complete concentration and relaxation.

January 5 3:00−4:00 p.m.

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December 8 3:00−4:00 p.m.

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Instructor: Bernadette Unger

Price (per 1 hour session)
Member $10
Non-Member $15

Restorative Yoga (Spring 2020)


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.

Sundays 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Session 1: February 9–March 8
Members $20 Non-Members $25

Special Events

FIT Free Week


 Fit Free Week

Come find your FIT! The Miami University Recreation Fitness Department is opening up all Group Fitness and Chestnut Functional Fitness Classes to you. Group and Chestnut Functional Fitness classes are free! No registration required, just show up and join in. Participants are recommended to arrive 20 minutes prior to the start time of class.

Dates: January 26 - February 1

MOVE Bootcamp with the Crawfords



Move Outdoor Bootcamp

MOVE stands for Miami & Oxford Value Exercise - because we do! Come enjoy a fun filled workout with the President and Dr. Crawford in the backyard of their home and at various other locations throughout Oxford. Bring a water bottle, a positive attitude, and wear comfortable clothes to get the most out of a workout you won't soon forget. MOVE Bootcamps are free and open to all. The Crawfords can't wait to see you there!

March 7, 2020
April 4, 2020 - Team Miami
May 9, 2020 - Student Life & Greek Life

Ages: All Ages Welcome

Time: 10:00 - 10:45 am

Location: Lewis Place

Cost: FREE

Registration: No Registration Required

Aromatherapy Yoga


This aromatherapy workshop, featuring the scents of lavender and peppermint, incorporates yoga practice with infused essential oils. The style of yoga will include a gentle Vinyasa flow to afford a slower-paced experience of the of oils, coordinated with the movement and breath.

Instructor: Jill Levenderis

Date: February 27,2020

Ages: All Ages Welcome

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Space: Room B

Cost: Free for students | $5 for non students



Spring Break Price Break


Maintain those healthy habits! We are offering a variety of discounts just in time for Spring Break.

$20 5 Rec Daily Passes

$45 5 Rec Daily Passes

5 Group FIT Passes

15% OFF Group FIT 5, 10, or 25 Class Memberships

Discounts can only be applied in person at the Recreational Sports Center or over the phone at (513) 529-8157.

Dates: March 8 - 14, 2020

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day


March 6 is Employee Appreciation Day! To honor the wonderful Faculty and Staff of Miami University we are offering discounts on:

$15% OFF 3, 5, 10 or 20 Personal FIT Training Sessions (Max of 40 sessions)

15% OFF Group FIT 5, 10, or 25 Class Memberships (Max of 50 sessions)

15% OFF NEW Annual Group FIT Unlimited Membership

15% OFF NEW Annual Rec Center Membership

This discount can only be applied in person at the Recreational Sports Center or over the phone at (513) 529-8157

Date: March 6, 2020