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 will be 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 the class date. Some classes require pre-registration, in this instance be sure to register ahead of time.

Mondays

Flow Yoga with Danny Arguetty – Monday April 6
8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – click here to pre-register via Zoom ahead of class

A medium pace practice that weaves together synchronized movement and breath with longer posture holds. This class emphasizes basic alignment principles and creative sequencing to foster greater mental clarity and awareness. Cultivate physical strength, reduce stress, increase brain functionality, and improve spinal health. No prior experience with yoga required. 

Danny is an E-RYT 500, yoga teacher (& trainer), wellness educator, and lover of the environment. He has guided workshops throughout the United States, led basic and advanced yoga trainings in the U.S. & India, and has spoken on mindfulness and wellness at Facebook Seattle, Olson Kundig and Gravity Payments, as well as the University of Washington Foster School of Business, School of Medicine, School of Social Work, and The Whole U.


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.


Bootcamp with Jeff Palmer
Noon to 12:50 p.m. – click here to pre-register via Zoom ahead of class

Up for a challenge? Boot Camp will make use of a variety of body weight movements that will keep you guessing!  The goal? Get stronger, move faster, feel better! This class utilizes your own body weight and does not require any equipment. You will need about 4″ x 4″ of space to do these workouts safely. Working out on carpeting is recommended but not required. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes.

Jeff is a 10 year veteran of the fitness industry and has his masters degree in exercise science. At a young age, Jeff learned the power and importance of health and wellness as he lost 127 lbs with the aid of a personal trainer. Since that time, Jeff has moved on to manage fitness programs at a variety of locations and hopes to instill his passion for wellness in you! Jeff is…NASM CPT / AFAA CPT / ACE GFI / TRX / F45 instructor / CPR/First Aid.


Gentle Yoga with Liz Blaton
12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. – click here to join now via Zoom

Join for a break in your workday to incorporate simple stretching (asana), breath work (pranayama) and meditation.  All levels and beginners welcome!

Liz’s love of fitness and movement brought her to her yoga mat over twenty years ago. In 2017 Liz graduated from the 8-limbs 200-hr yoga teacher training program here in Seattle. She enjoys teaching, as well as taking, powerful strengthening practices such as Flow and Vinyasa, while also integrating more calming practices such as Gentle, Yin and Restorative yoga. Liz is passionate about the mental health benefits of yoga and regularly includes meditation and pranayama into her classes. She truly wants her students to feel welcomed and supported in their yoga and healing journey.


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

Vinyasa Yoga with Danny Arguetty – Tuesday April 7
7:45 to 6:45 a.m. – click here to pre-register via Zoom ahead of class

A more dynamic heat building practice that synchronizes movement with breath. This class utilizes progressive and creative sequencing to build towards a peak pose that enlivens your body, mind, and heart. Cultivate physical strength, cardiovascular health, mindful awareness, and a greater sense of overall wellbeing. Some experience with yoga recommended.   

Danny is an E-RYT 500, yoga teacher (& trainer), wellness educator, and lover of the environment. He has guided workshops throughout the United States, led basic and advanced yoga trainings in the U.S. & India, and has spoken on mindfulness and wellness at Facebook Seattle, Olson Kundig and Gravity Payments, as well as the University of Washington Foster School of Business, School of Medicine, School of Social Work, and The Whole U.


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.


Zumba dance 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 PhD student in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Washington and 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.


Meditation with Danny Arguetty
12:45 to 1:45 p.m. – click here to pre-register via Zoom ahead of class

A practice that strengthens mental attentiveness and facilitates the opportunity to step back, take inventory of the present moment, and make more skillful and empowered decisions for the sake of a more centered, peaceful, and enriched life. Increase mental clarity, improve productivity, reduce stress, and gain a more expanded conscious perspective. No prior experience with meditation required.

Danny is an E-RYT 500, yoga teacher (& trainer), wellness educator, and lover of the environment. He has guided workshops throughout the United States, led basic and advanced yoga trainings in the U.S. & India, and has spoken on mindfulness and wellness at Facebook Seattle, Olson Kundig and Gravity Payments, as well as the University of Washington Foster School of Business, School of Medicine, School of Social Work, and The Whole U.


Total Body with Jeff Palmer
4:30 to 5:20 p.m. – click here to pre-register via Zoom ahead of class

This muscular endurance based workout will provide you with the “fundamentals” of exercise and will make your body feel stronger and leaner! This class utilizes your own body weight and does not require any equipment. You will need about 4″ x 4″ of space to do these workouts safely. Working out on carpeting is recommended but not required. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes.

Jeff is a 10 year veteran of the fitness industry and has his masters degree in exercise science. At a young age, Jeff learned the power and importance of health and wellness as he lost 127 lbs with the aid of a personal trainer. Since that time, Jeff has moved on to manage fitness programs at a variety of locations and hopes to instill his passion for wellness in you! Jeff is…NASM CPT / AFAA CPT / ACE GFI / TRX / F45 instructor / CPR/First Aid.


Zumba with Kathryn Campos
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – click here to join now via Zoom

Zumba is perfect for everybody and everybody! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on. We take 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. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check. 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.

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.


Wednesdays

Vinyasa yoga with Danny Arguetty – Wednesday April 1
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – click here to pre-register via Zoom ahead of class

A more dynamic heat building practice that synchronizes movement with breath. This class utilizes progressive and creative sequencing to build towards a peak pose that enlivens your body, mind, and heart. Cultivate physical strength, cardiovascular health, mindful awareness, and a greater sense of overall wellbeing. Some experience with yoga recommended.   

Danny is an E-RYT 500, yoga teacher (& trainer), wellness educator, and lover of the environment. He has guided workshops throughout the United States, led basic and advanced yoga trainings in the U.S. & India, and has spoken on mindfulness and wellness at Facebook Seattle, Olson Kundig and Gravity Payments, as well as the University of Washington Foster School of Business, School of Medicine, School of Social Work, and The Whole U.


CORE Conditioning with Jeff Palmer
Noon to 12:50 p.m. – click here to pre-register via Zoom ahead of class

Strengthen your Core and improve your posture with intense abdominal and low back exercises. ​ This class utilizes your own body weight and does not require any equipment. You will need about 4″ x 4″ of space to do these workouts safely. Working out on carpeting is recommended but not required. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes.

Jeff is a 10 year veteran of the fitness industry and has his masters degree in exercise science. At a young age, Jeff learned the power and importance of health and wellness as he lost 127 lbs with the aid of a personal trainer. Since that time, Jeff has moved on to manage fitness programs at a variety of locations and hopes to instill his passion for wellness in you! Jeff is…NASM CPT / AFAA CPT / ACE GFI / TRX / F45 instructor / CPR/First Aid.


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

Calm your mind and reduce stress with these 20-minute guided meditation sessions. These classes are audio only and participants are encouraged to join a few minutes early to prepare. No materials needed, simply join in the call, listen, and follow along to your meditation facilitator Dr. Maggie Shuhart.

Dr. Maggie Shuhart is a retired UW Medicine GI/Liver physician who practiced at Harborview Medical Center for nearly 25 years. Maggie has a longstanding meditation practice and is currently enrolled in a mindfulness meditation teacher certification program through the Awareness Training Institute and the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. The guiding teachers are Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.


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.


Thursdays

Gentle Yoga with Danny Arguetty – Thursday April 2
Noon to 1:00 p.m. – click here to pre-register via Zoom ahead of class

A slower practice focused on active stretching of muscles and opening of connective tissue. This class utilizes simple spinal motion, quick warming of larger muscle groups, and use of props to enhance the stretching experience and provide overall rejuvenation. Release built up tension, prevent injury, increase blood flow to muscles, and increase long-term flexibility. No prior experience with yoga required.

Danny is an E-RYT 500, yoga teacher (& trainer), wellness educator, and lover of the environment. He has guided workshops throughout the United States, led basic and advanced yoga trainings in the U.S. & India, and has spoken on mindfulness and wellness at Facebook Seattle, Olson Kundig and Gravity Payments, as well as the University of Washington Foster School of Business, School of Medicine, School of Social Work, and The Whole U.


Zumba dance 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 PhD student in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Washington and 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.


Total Body with Jeff Palmer
4:30 to 5:20 p.m. – click here to pre-register via Zoom ahead of class

This muscular endurance based workout will provide you with the “fundamentals” of exercise and will make your body feel stronger and leaner! This class utilizes your own body weight and does not require any equipment. You will need about 4″ x 4″ of space to do these workouts safely. Working out on carpeting is recommended but not required. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes.

Jeff is a 10 year veteran of the fitness industry and has his masters degree in exercise science. At a young age, Jeff learned the power and importance of health and wellness as he lost 127 lbs with the aid of a personal trainer. Since that time, Jeff has moved on to manage fitness programs at a variety of locations and hopes to instill his passion for wellness in you! Jeff is…NASM CPT / AFAA CPT / ACE GFI / TRX / F45 instructor / CPR/First Aid.


Fridays

Deep Stretch with Danny Arguetty – Friday April 3
Noon to 1:00 p.m. – click here to pre-register via Zoom ahead of class

An all levels class which warms quickly and then slows down to deeply stretch various muscle groups surrounding the hips, quads, hamstrings, neck and shoulders. Slow down (10-15 deep breaths in each pose supporting by props), prevent injury, increase joint mobility, receive supportive and feel good hands on adjustments as you improve your flexibility. Complements running, hiking, biking, swimming and any and all movement activities. No yoga experience necessary.

Danny is an E-RYT 500, yoga teacher (& trainer), wellness educator, and lover of the environment. He has guided workshops throughout the United States, led basic and advanced yoga trainings in the U.S. & India, and has spoken on mindfulness and wellness at Facebook Seattle, Olson Kundig and Gravity Payments, as well as the University of Washington Foster School of Business, School of Medicine, School of Social Work, and The Whole U.


Zumba with Kathryn Campos
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – click here to join now via Zoom

Zumba is perfect for everybody and everybody! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on. We take 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. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check. 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.

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.


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 Kathryn Campos
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – click here to join now via Zoom

Zumba is perfect for everybody and everybody! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on. We take 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. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check. 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.

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.


UW Recreation

During this time, UW Recreation is providing virtual fitness and mindfulness classes free of charge and open to all UW participants of all experience levels. Find yoga, bootcamp, total body conditioning, meditation, and more. Click here to explore the class options.

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!

11 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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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:)

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

Thank you for these fantastic offerings!

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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

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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!

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

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

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