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All group classes are open to Hamilton students and employees. They are free of charge and you can attend as many classes as you like! No need to register, except for Spinning and Self-Defense. Group fitness classes are part of your personal wellness initiative and do not count towards P.E credit.


12:10-12:55 p.m., Mondays (begins February 6th)
7-7:45 a.m., Thursdays (begins February 9th)
Blood Fitness Center Mezzanine
Instructor: Joan Kane

You must register for this class to reserve a bike.

This self-paced class will focus on the basics of indoor cycling while building the rider's strength and endurance. We will review proper bike setup, correct form and posture, and learn the basic cycling moves. The class will be 30- 40 minutes of cycling with additional pre and post-workout stretching. The total class time will be about 45 minutes. This class is open to everyone, especially those new to spinning. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and hand towel.

Jump Fit

5-6 p.m., Mondays (begins January 23rd)
Blood Fitness Center Multipurpose room
Instructor: Jason Hill

Introduction to basic jump roping with Jason Hill. This class will cover the balance, agility, rhythm, and technique of jumping rope. This skill ignites your metabolism, improves your heart health and stamina, joint health, and increases focus. Jump rope is a great addition to anyone's fitness journey and is no longer the activity you didn't like in PE class!. All levels are welcome and encouraged, and ropes are provided.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

12:05-12:55 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays
Blood Fitness Center Dance Studio
Instructor: Tim Kane

A gentle Vinyasa Flow yoga that emphasizes the sequential movement between postures, coordinated with and guided by deliberate breath. The Vinyasa practice becomes a moving meditation that creates strength, freedom and fluidity in the body and mind. Suitable for all levels. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats. Mats are available for those without their own.

Express HIIT

12:10-12:45 p.m. Tuesdays (begins February 7th)
Blood Fitness Center Multi Purpose Room
Instructor: Steph Kowell

This HIIT (high intensity interval training) class will combine varieties of bodyweight and weighted exercises that are conducted in an interval-circuit fashion to get you through an express workout!  You will keep your heart rate elevated while increasing your strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. Don't let the name fool you- this class is suitable for all fitness levels and will be individually tailored. Bring water, and a towel if desired. 


5-6 p.m., Tuesdays (begins January 24th)
Blood Fitness Center Multipurpose room
Instructor: Julia Shove

The perfect balance of dance and fitness, LaBlast is a workout in disguise! This class is built upon the fundamentals of classic ballroom dance while integrating fitness elements to mimic cardio intervals and strength-based movement as you jive and waltz to the beat. Designed for the absolute beginner to the experienced dancer, no partner nor prior knowledge is needed. LaBlast your way to fit and fun!

Body Bar with Step

12:10-12:55 p.m., Wednesdays
Blood Fitness Center Multi Purpose Room 
Instructor: Lisa Magnarelli

Add some variety to your workout by using a weighted bar, hand weights, and step aerobics to alternate strength training and cardio routines. This class is open to all ability levels and is great for employees who are crunched for time. This high-energy class ends with toning, abs and stretch. Bring water, and a towel if desired. 

Power Yoga

4:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays (begins January 25th)
Blood Fitness Center Multi Purpose Room 
Instructor: Amy Wainright

This fast-moving yoga practice  will challenge you in all the right ways!  Strong on cardio, balance, and flexibility poses with plenty of up-and-down for strength and stamina. Feel ready?  A solid instruction will be provided for all moves and can accommodate all experience levels. Come breathe, move, sweat, and laugh out loud every Wednesday! Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats. Mats are available for those without their own.

Self Defense

7-8 p.m., Thursdays (begins February 9th)
Blood Fitness Center Multi Purpose Room 
Instructor: Ken Leonardo

Registration Required (Pre-registration begins Monday Feb 6th)

Come learn essential self-defense principles and techniques in a positive training atmosphere! Attendees should wear comfortable clothing they can move in. Beginners are welcome and this class is open to practitioners of all levels. The class is non-competitive in nature. Some techniques may involve punching, kicking, or striking pads, grappling, or using mock devices (e.g., training knife).

Swing Dance 

3-4p.m., Fridays (begins January 27th)
Blood Fitness Center Dance Studio
Instructors: Ariel Kahrl, Kyle Martin


If you love jazz and want to learn how to dance while trying a fresh take on exercise, this is the class for you! We will focus on the basic steps for Lindy hop, Charleston, Balboa, East coast swing and Solo jazz through the semester. This class will primarily focus on partner dancing, but you do not need to bring a partner to participate (we will be rotating partners through the class). All levels encouraged and welcomed!


4:30-5:30 p.m., Fridays (begins January 27th)
Blood Fitness Center Multi Purpose Room
Instructor: Julia Shove

PiYo is a unique blend of movements based on mat Pilates and yoga, kicking up the pace a few notches to create a bodyweight-only workout that lengthens and tones from head to toe. Combining the flexibility and balance explored in yoga with the stability and core strengthening of Pilates (and sprinkling in some low-impact cardio), PiYo is age-friendly and modifiable for all bodies and will leave you feeling both sweaty and invigorated. No prior experience necessary - just a mat and an open mind!
Mats are available if you do not bring your own.




Contact Name

Stephanie Kowell

Assistant Athletics Director for Fitness and Recreation

Office Location
Blood Fitness Center

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