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Check it Out: UCLA Recreation Classes are FREE to Observe during Week 1


Looking for a new way to get moving or workout this school year? If so, UCLA recreation has you covered! It offers hundreds of different group exercise and instructional courses every week, so you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for you.

If you want to try out some group exercise classes, you can buy a Group X pass that grants you unlimited access to 59 group exercise classes per week! These classes include spin (indoor cycling), HIIT (high intensity interval training), zumba, booty kickin’ barre, and more. The Group X pass is only $25, making it a much cheaper option than non-UCLA alternatives like SoulCycle or Pure Barre. Check out the complete UCLA group exercise schedule here.

UCLA recreation also offers a wide variety of instructional courses. There are over two dozen yoga classes, some of which are completely free! Yoga classes are available at all levels, so you can find the perfect one for you. In addition to yoga, you can find everything from swim lessons to power lifting to boxing to salsa dancing. Take a look here for a complete look at the courses offered this fall.

If group exercise and instructional courses weren’t enough, UCLA recreation also offers private and semi-private fitness training (with a discount for students!) as well as arts classes including digital photography and improv comedy.

So…how do you sign up for these classes? You can sign up for any of the instructional and art courses online here. For the group exercise courses, you can bring your Bruin Card and $25 to the Sales & Services counter on the first floor of the John Wooden Center (past the basketball courts). If you’re unsure if a class is right for you, you can observe all classes for FREE during week one and then make a decision! If you decide to check out any of UCLA recreation’s classes, please share your experiences with us at

Danielle de Bruin is an undergraduate student at UCLA majoring in Sociology with a double minor in Italian and Global Health. She is the blog coordinator for the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative and the director of UCLA’s Body Image Task Force, which is a committee within the UCLA Student Wellness Commission. With the Body Image Task Force, Danielle organizes events, workshops, and campaigns to promote healthy body image, self-confidence, and mental health on campus. She is also a published co-author in the journal PLOS Medicine.

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