ReCentral Offering Workout Classes

Julia Conant, Lifestyle Editor

Looking for an excuse to get out of your dorm every week? Do you want to get to know your fellow classmates? ReCentral is offering a variety of classes this semester to help.

“Fitness programs are offered by Campus Recreation to improve the health and wellness of all members of the CCSU community,” the ReCentral web page reads. “All classes are held in C.J. Huang Recreation Center and they enhance the overall atmosphere on campus. Students, faculty and staff will be able to perform better both mentally and physically.”

Fitness classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The times classes are held range from morning to night, so there are plenty of options to fit your schedule.

Kickboxing with Abbie (Mondays and Wednesdays 12-1 pm)

“Aerobic boxing, or aerobic kickboxing, is a type of physical fitness activity that incorporates principles of aerobics in with boxing moves,” ReCentral’s website says. “Aerobic boxing engages muscles throughout the entire body and increases the heart rate simultaneously, making it a great aerobic and strength training exercise.”

Yoga with Morgan (Mondays 7:30-8 pm and 8:30-9 pm and Tuesdays 8-8:30 pm and 9-9:30 pm)

“In this class, the basic yoga poses are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body,” the ReCentral website says. “The instructor has created a flow in which is easy to follow and has exciting poses. This class is also a great workout for athletes who need deep stretches and muscle relaxation.”

Circuit Training with Sam (Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10 am and Saturdays 12-1 pm)

“Circuit training is a combination of six or more exercises performed with short rest periods between them for either a set number of repetitions or a prescribed amount of time,” the ReCentral website says. “Circuit training will usually involve 6-12 exercises and should be structured in a way that enables you to keep performing the exercises with good technique and very short rest intervals.”

Strong with Mary Jo (Tuesdays 4:15-5 pm)

“STRONG by Zumba™ is a High Intensity Interval Training [HIIT] class using more traditional fitness moves for a more athletic, conditioning-style workout,” The ReCentral website says. “You use your own body weight as resistance to achieve muscle definition. …This class will push you past your limits to help you reach your fitness goals faster.”

Zumba with Mary Jo (Tuesdays 6-7 pm)

“Zumba is a fitness class that combines music with dance moves,” the ReCentral website says. “Zumba routines incorporate interval training, alternating fast and slow rhythms, to help improve cardiovascular fitness. This is an aerobic activity that allows participants to have a full body workout. With fun and upbeat music, participants do not feel as it is as much as a workout than a typical gym workout.”

To secure a spot in the fitness class of your choosing, visit