Virtual Fitness & Mindfulness Classes

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Looking to virtually join your UW community in practicing mindfulness and staying active?

Tune in with The Whole U to free online mindfulness and fitness classes. Whether you join in a dance class, practice push ups with The Whole U, bend your way into a yoga pose or take 20 minutes to practice meditation, we’ve got you covered with a variety of opportunities. There is no better time than now to join in!

Page is updated every Friday by 4:00 p.m. Classes are posted by day of the week. All classes are ongoing unless otherwise stated. One-time classes will be noted with class date. Some classes require pre-registration, so be sure to register ahead of time.


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Mondays

Mini-strength training with Lauren Updyke
11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. – click here to join now via Zoom

These mini fitness sessions will consist of various strength training movements with substitutions for all levels of fitness. Join in to start your work strong! No equipment needed. You may want a towel or yoga mat for laying on the floor.

Lauren has her Masters in Exercise Physiology, is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine, an avid marathoner, and has coached online over 10,000 individuals in fitness and running from all over the world. Lauren has been with the University of Washington since the inception of The Whole U and serves as program director.


Strong by Zumba with Kathryn Campos
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – click here to join now via Zoom

Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more. In each class you’ll burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes. Plyometric or explosive moves like high knees, burpees, and jumping jacks are interchanged with isometric moves like lunges, squats, and kickboxing.

Kathryn Campos is a fitness instructor in Zumba and Strong by Zumba with UW Recreation at the UW IMA. She is currently performing undergraduate student research in the UW Department of Surgery. Kathryn has been a fitness teacher for 7 years and is licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba® Toning, Zumba Gold®, Zumba® Kids & Kids Jr., and Zumba® Step.


Tuesdays

Mini-strength training with Lauren Updyke
11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. – click here to join now via Zoom

These mini fitness sessions will consist of various strength training movements with substitutions for all levels of fitness. Join in to start your work strong! No equipment needed. You may want a towel or yoga mat for laying on the floor. Throughout this fall, UW Athletics coaches and players will make occasional guest appearances at Tuesday’s class to help coach!

Lauren has her Masters in Exercise Physiology, is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine, an avid marathoner, and has coached online over 10,000 individuals in fitness and running from all over the world. Lauren has been with the University of Washington since the inception of The Whole U and serves as program director.


Dance Fitness class with Dalya Perez
Noon to 1:00 p.m. – click here to join now via Zoom

Reinvigorate your body and mind with a range of dance and workout styles from bootcamp-style jumping jacks and squats to salsa, hip-hop, and meringue. The class is high-energy, and low-pressure. All are welcome, no equipment needed. In order for the audio to be fantastic on the viewer end, Dalya does a Screen Share and Audio/Share. This means initially you see her playlist and not her. Click “swap shared screen with video” to see her dance. You’ll need to be in full screen to see this option.

Dalya Perez, MEd, is a former PhD student in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Washington and former Brotherhood Initiative Graduate Staff Assistant. Her work outside of building community at her weekly dance class broadly emphasizes issues of access, recruitment and retention of students of color within higher education. Dalya has moved on to her new role as a Program Manager for Diversity and Inclusion at Microsoft but continues to lead her weekly dance classes to the greater community! Learn more about this dance group on her website.


Wednesdays

Mini-strength training with Lauren Updyke
11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. – click here to join now via Zoom

These mini fitness sessions will consist of various strength training movements with substitutions for all levels of fitness. Join in to start your work strong! No equipment needed. You may want a towel or yoga mat for laying on the floor.

Lauren has her Masters in Exercise Physiology, is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine, an avid marathoner, and has coached online over 10,000 individuals in fitness and running from all over the world. Lauren has been with the University of Washington since the inception of The Whole U and serves as program director.


Guided meditation with Dr. Maggie Shuhart and Glenn Kuz
12:10 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. – click here to join now via Zoom Passcode: 396760
12:40 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – click here to join now via Zoom Passcode: 396760

Join Maggie Shuhart and Glenn Kuz for 20-minutes of guided mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness practice cultivates awareness in daily life and helps us to meet experience with more balance and ease. No materials needed, simply join in the call, listen, and follow along to your meditation facilitator.

Maggie is a retired UW Medicine physician who practiced at Harborview Medical Center for nearly 25 years. Maggie has a longstanding meditation practice and is currently enrolled in a teacher certification program under the guidance of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. Glenn has been practicing mindfulness meditation in various traditions since 2011. He completed Mindfulness Teacher Training under the guidance of Mark Coleman and Martin Aylward in 2017 and also completed the Kornfield/Brach training in 2019. He is currently the guiding instructor for Mindworks Meditation Community that meets weekly on Wednesdays at Yogasmith in Georgetown.

Anyone wanting to be included in a weekly reminder email (distributed every Wednesday morning) can send their information to Amanda Wilhelm: awilhelm@uw.edu


Strong by Zumba with Kathryn Campos
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – click here to join now via Zoom

Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more. In each class you’ll burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes. Plyometric or explosive moves like high knees, burpees, and jumping jacks are interchanged with isometric moves like lunges, squats, and kickboxing.

Kathryn Campos is a fitness instructor in Zumba and Strong by Zumba with UW Recreation at the UW IMA. She is currently performing undergraduate student research in the UW Department of Surgery. Kathryn has been a fitness teacher for 7 years and is licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba® Toning, Zumba Gold®, Zumba® Kids & Kids Jr., and Zumba® Step.


Vinyasa Yoga with Sophia Anderson
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – click here to join now
Zoom passcode: pranayama

Build strength and find your center with a Vinyasa yoga class. In this class, you’ll use a combination of quick movement and longer holds to increase muscle tone, deepen your connection with your breath, and reset your energy. The intensity level will be your own choice, and there will be options in the class to make sure people of all ability levels feel comfortable. People practice Vinyasa yoga because of its stress-relieving and focus-enhancing qualities. All you need to join are some comfortable clothes, a mat or towel, and a blanket nearby.

Sophia has been practicing yoga for five years, and got her RYT-200 certification this June from the UW Mindfulness program. She recently graduated from the UW and now works at the Sociology department. Her favorite yoga quote is, “Yoga does not ask you to be more than you are. But it does ask you to be all that you are.”


Thursdays

 

Mini-strength training with Lauren Updyke
11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. – click here to join now via Zoom

These mini fitness sessions will consist of various strength training movements with substitutions for all levels of fitness. Join in to start your work strong! No equipment needed. You may want a towel or yoga mat for laying on the floor.

Lauren has her Masters in Exercise Physiology, is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine, an avid marathoner, and has coached online over 10,000 individuals in fitness and running from all over the world. Lauren has been with the University of Washington since the inception of The Whole U and serves as program director.


Dance fitness class with Dalya Perez
Noon to 1:00 p.m. – click here to join now via Zoom

Reinvigorate your body and mind with a range of dance and workout styles from bootcamp-style jumping jacks and squats to salsa, hip-hop, and meringue. The class is high-energy, and low-pressure. All are welcome, no equipment needed. In order for the audio to be fantastic on the viewer end, Dalya does a Screen Share and Audio/Share. This means initially you see her playlist and not her. Click “swap shared screen with video” to see her dance. You’ll need to be in full screen to see this option.

Dalya Perez, MEd, is a former PhD student in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Washington and former Brotherhood Initiative Graduate Staff Assistant. Her work outside of building community at her weekly dance class broadly emphasizes issues of access, recruitment and retention of students of color within higher education. Dalya has moved on to her new role as a Program Manager for Diversity and Inclusion at Microsoft but continues to lead her weekly dance classes to the greater community! Learn more about this dance group on her website.


Zumba with Karen Cornelio
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. – click here to pre-register via Zoom ahead of class

Zumba takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and world rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. You’ll need some room to get down, supportive shoes, water nearby, and a towel.

Karen has been a licensed Zumba Instructor since 2013 and with UW Recreation at IMA since 2016. She also has a career as an engineering consultant, so virtual fitness is strangely familiar for her. She is crazy about music from all over the world and loves to take you on a trip to as many countries as possible through music and movement. While the choreos are easy to master, there are layers for additional intensity and progressions – this is a class made just for you and your new home dance studio.

The passcode is embedded in the Invitation email’s meeting URL, which you should get right after registering. If you have a problem, you should be able to follow these short links above and re-register and get the invitation email again. You should be able to join and leave the meeting at will, so long as you are registered, and logged in to Zoom somehow (usually your email address or UW one).


Fridays

Zumba with Crystal Stauffer – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Click here to join now via Zoom, password: ShakeIt
Note: Last class is 10/2. No class 9/25.

Zumba is a Latin based dance aerobics class, but also includes rhythms from all over the world. Each song’s choreo is based on the Zumba formula. Which means that each song has 4-5 different parts to it; every time you hear a particular part of the song, you do the same moves. Over time, your body builds muscle memory, and before you know it, your body is doing the moves without your brain even realizing it!! This class is for anyone, with or without dance experience. Intensity level can be modified for any level of fitness. The only rule is to have fun!!

Crystal Stauffer is a RN on the TSICU at Harborview Medical Center. She’s been a Zumba Instructor for seven years, and started coaching rhythm riding cycle classes about a year ago. Crystal shares that, “As many of you are aware, working in healthcare can leave one feeling stressed out and emotionally drained. While there are many habits we could pick up to cope with the effects that our work has on our personal lives, I have found the best medicine to be exercise through music. Science has shown that music improves your mood, and when you combine that with the overall health benefits s of exercise – you can’t lose!”


Saturdays

Strong by Zumba with Kathryn Campos
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – click here to join now via Zoom

Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more. In each class you’ll burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes. Plyometric or explosive moves like high knees, burpees, and jumping jacks are interchanged with isometric moves like lunges, squats, and kickboxing.

Kathryn Campos is a fitness instructor in Zumba and Strong by Zumba with UW Recreation at the UW IMA. She is currently performing undergraduate student research in the UW Department of Surgery. Kathryn has been a fitness teacher for 7 years and is licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba® Toning, Zumba Gold®, Zumba® Kids & Kids Jr., and Zumba® Step.


Zumba with Karen Cornelio
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. – click here to pre-register via Zoom ahead of class

Zumba takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and world rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. You’ll need some room to get down, supportive shoes, water nearby, and a towel.

Karen has been a licensed Zumba Instructor since 2013 and with UW Recreation at IMA since 2016. She also has a career as an engineering consultant, so virtual fitness is strangely familiar for her. She is crazy about music from all over the world and loves to take you on a trip to as many countries as possible through music and movement. While the choreos are easy to master, there are layers for additional intensity and progressions – this is a class made just for you and your new home dance studio.

The passcode is embedded in the Invitation email’s meeting URL, which you should get right after registering. If you have a problem, you should be able to follow these short links above and re-register and get the invitation email again. You should be able to join and leave the meeting at will, so long as you are registered, and logged in to Zoom somehow (usually your email address or UW one).


Sunday

Note: Ongoing Zumba with Crystal Stauffer on Sunday is no longer offered. To find occasional Sunday Zumba classes by Crystal, visit zumba.com, click on “Find a Virtual Class,” click on “filters” and type in her name. Scroll through days of the week to see when she is teaching, click on the class link to join. You can also follow her on Facebook where she posts all of her classes; send her a PM to let her know you’re a Zumba fan!


UW Recreation

Sign up today for the Rec Class Pass through UW Recreation! The pass offers over 400 classes to choose from throughout the fall quarter, including total body fitness, high-intensity interval training, cycling, yoga, meditation, dance, outdoor recreation, and much more!

The Rec Class pass is available free of charge for students, or for $65 for non-students. In-person (for students) and virtual opportunities allow for flexible participation. Weekend classes are now available, and new classes and instructors have been added.

 

The Golf Range is open with both covered and uncovered stalls and is open to all. Learn more on the UW Recreation website: https://www.washington.edu/ima/

You can also find a plethora of recorded workouts from UW Recreation on their YouTube channel. Click here to check it out!


More coming, stay tuned!

Not finding what you’re interested in? Stay tuned! We’ve got a host of workouts coming your way. Last but not least, calling all UW Fitness trainers! Are you interested in leading a class for the UW community? Reach out to us at wholeu@uw.edu and we’ll help get your class scheduled!


Thank you to The Whole U program sponsors BECU and AT&T! Learn more about unique offers available to University of Washington employees from BECU and AT&T.

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12 Thoughts on “Virtual Fitness & Mindfulness Classes”

On March 24, 2020 at 10:06 AM, Napha said:

This is awesome! Thank you for offering this and creating community!

On March 24, 2020 at 5:27 PM, Andrea Gierlich said:

This is so amazing–thank you for putting this content together and making it available online!! I enjoyed the Zumba (or should it be called “Zoomba”?) class this afternoon with Dalya; at one point I saw 81 people participating, with at least 28 videos going all at once! I felt so connected at a time when I am sure everyone has a little cabin fever! One ask I have is that you make this content available to share with friends and family who don’t have a UW netID.

Thank you again for giving people the connection and exercise we need and crave!

On March 25, 2020 at 9:56 AM, Susan Nolen said:

Thanks for putting this on. Is the thursday yoga with Danny vinyasa or gentle? Can’t tell from the description.

On March 26, 2020 at 10:47 AM, Valerie said:

So many fantastic options! Thank you Whole U and instructors for helping us stay healthy while staying at home.

On March 27, 2020 at 10:42 AM, Karla said:

Danny, thank you so much for the yoga session yesterday. It was just what I needed to release some of my tension from this difficult time. It really made me feel that the UW is trying hard to take care of its employees.

On March 27, 2020 at 1:07 PM, Wei Zuo said:

I am so amazed by a variety of courses Whole U and instructors put together, making us feel connected and peaceful at home. Thank you so much!

On March 30, 2020 at 8:39 AM, Deanna Blanchfield said:

These are AWESOME – THANK YOU for helping me fill in the gaps of these work from home weeks. As an extrovert I need all the stimulation and “conversation” I can get:)

On March 30, 2020 at 10:25 AM, Bonnie Rochman said:

Thank you for these fantastic offerings!

On March 30, 2020 at 4:42 PM, Krystyn Lowe said:

Thank you SO MUCH for this! I am beyond excited by the yoga and mediation and also the stretch class. This is an amazing resource. Thank you, Thank you!! <3

On March 30, 2020 at 5:38 PM, Steph said:

Thanks for offering all of these! Wondering if there are recordings of them somewhere? I keep missing the live zooms! Thank you!

On March 31, 2020 at 2:40 PM, Emily said:

So glad STRONG is being offered virtually!! See you there!

On April 1, 2020 at 9:40 AM, Lily Gebrenegus said:

I’m so excited to see Zumba STRONG offered! It often gets cancelled at the IMA so I’ve been without for a long time! Thank you!

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