UCLA Recreation

Group Exercise Classes

All Group Exercise classes require a Fitness Pass. Fitness Pass is $25 per quarter.

Purchase one at Sales & Service - Cashiering (John Wooden Center, 1st floor) or at KREC, and enjoy variety, flexibility and fun with these exciting Group Exercise classes! With over 75 of the hottest new classes to choose from, the Fitness Pass is an incredible value. Designed to provide a balanced workout regimen, the Group Exercise schedule provides a menu of cardiovascular workouts, strength workouts and flexibility workouts to choose from. Mix and match, and remember to vary your workouts for the best and safest program.

For detailed information on fitness guidelines, consult one of our certified Personal Fitness Trainers, Group Exercise Leaders or Strength & Conditioning Consultants, or check out the General Exercise Guidelines. Purchase a Fitness Pass at Sales & Service - Cashiering (John Wooden Center, 1st floor) and get started today!


Use the ratings as a guide to what is appropriate for your individual fitness level. But remember, every class is your workout, and you should modify it to meet your needs.

Complexity of Choreography
L   Low
M   Medium
H   High

Exercise Intensity
1   Low
2   Medium
3   High

Each class is listed according to the complexity of choreography is an individual preference. Beginners should check out our free introductory clinics at the beginning of every quarter. These clinics introduce the choreography seen in most step and kickboxing classes. Each participant is responsible for monitoring his/her own intensity level during class.

Group Exercise Leaders will introduce you to the Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale during class. This is a subjective method of monitoring intensity and is based on a 0-10 scale. Zero (0) corresponds to the intensity of sleeping. Ten (10) corresponds to the intensity of running as fast as you possibly can. In general, during the cardio portion of a class, one should work between 3 and 7. Intervals should be somewhere between 6 and 9. Intensity is an important factor in achieving and improving one’s cardiovascular fitness level.


Our Group Exercise Leaders (GEL) are highly trained. Upon completion of an entire year long training program, participants must pass a nationally recognized certification exam, an in-house practical exam and an in-house audition. Proudly, most of our instructors are UCLA students.