The UMF Fitness & Recreation Center offers a wide variety of Group Fitness Classes for people of all fitness levels and abilities.

Group Fitness Classes are free to UMF students & employees, and FRC members, and they require no advance registration. For the most up-to-date news and info, join the UMF FRC Group Fitness Facebook page.

We offer something for everyone.

Class Descriptions

This is a high-intensity class that includes both strength and cardio along with core training. H.I.I.T. (high intensity interval training) is usually a big part of these classes, which helps improve and increase metabolic rate Outdoor Fitness will be rain or shine, unless it is a thunderstorm or absolute downpour. Because of the high intensity of this class we recommend a solid background in fitness with minimal restrictions and limitations.

This class takes all your favorite dance moves to the pool! Great music and lots of fun while getting a great workout.

Could be step, could be kickboxing, maybe a BOSU workout or possibly a HIIT workout…. but always a high intensity cardio class (modifications offered to suit most populations) with a good amount of strength work mixed in. This class offers a complete workout!

Did you know your core is your “foundation” and should be the strongest part of your body? This 30-minute class uses creative and functional exercises to target all the muscles of the core.

A big time cardio class on the specially designed bikes. Your instructor will take you on a great ride using some visualization and motivational music to challenge and inspire you. A great low impact exercise.

Designed for the older active adult the HT Strength & Balance provides instruction for total body resistance training, so important for muscle and bone health, as well as incorporating balance exercise aimed toward falls prevention.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on land or in the pool. This half hour class is sure to get your heart pumping.

Matwork primarily done on the back, stomach, or sides that focuses on core strength & flexibility through movement.

High intensity low impact cardio based class that burns a bunch of calories! Lots of fun with great music. Step classes include a 4-8” bench, see your instructor for proper step height if you are new to class.

Barre-based classes use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. Also, don’t be surprised if your class incorporates light handheld weights to bring the burn during all those reps, as well as mats for targeted core work.

45 minutes of resistance training using weights, balls, bands, glide discs, etc. for every muscle along with tons of core exercises.

All of our Water Workout classes are low impact but appropriate for everyone from the older active adult to the athlete. A great way to change up your workout and to get in the pool! Try one today!

Mind/body class utilizing a combination of standing, seated, and lying poses emphasizing strength, balance, & flexibility.

ZUMBA® is a fusion of Latin and International music / dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, and awesome cardio workout. It is based on the principle that a workout should be “FUN AND EASY TO DO.” The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

For more information, questions, or concerns please contact Mike Colella at or 207-778-7505.

Contact Us

UMF Fitness & Recreation Center
University of Maine at Farmington
152 Quebec Street
Farmington, ME 04938
tel  207-778-7495
fax 207-778-7202