Group Exercise

Foundational Strength

Description: This is a circuit style class designed to educate and empower participants. In just 60-minutes participants will learn about and move through each of the fundamental movement patterns (squat, hinge, lunge, push, pull, and core). By participating in this class one will begin to develop the foundation needed to progress on their own fitness journey. This class is great for people of all skill sets and abilities!


Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:30 p.m. with Jody

Box & Burn

Description: This class is for the ones who want to workout and have fun doing it. You will feel the burn from head to toe through learned techniques such as punching, kicking, and pad work. Feel the release of worry and stress while you sweat! This class is limited to the first 10 individuals who show up and takes place in the Group Exercise Room on the second floor of the Student Life Center.


Tuesday: 5:45-6:45 p.m. with Michael
Wednesday: 5:45-6:45 p.m. with Michael
Friday: 5:45-6:45 p.m. with Michael

All Levels Yoga

Description: Bring your body back into balance with a variety of yoga classes. Regular participation in yoga helps to lengthen and strengthen muscles, maintain healthy organs, promote greater body awareness, and aids in developing a greater union between mind, body and breath. Classes will have an emphasis on foundational postures and posture series. Perfect for all experience levels and abilities.Classes take place in the Mind Body Room on the second floor of the Student Life Center.


7:00 a.m. with Andrea
5:45 p.m. with Victoria 
Tuesday: 1
12:00 p.m. with Louise 
7:00 a.m. with Andrea 

12:00 p.m. with Louise
5:45 p.m. with Victoria

Indoor Cycling

Description: A fun, high energy cardio workout! The instructor motivates you to bike at various resistances and through different courses of hills and sprints. Open to all fitness levels. All Indoor Cycling classes take place in the Spinning Room on the first floor of the Student Life Center.


5:45 p.m. with Emma
7:00 p.m. with Sam
5:45 p.m. with Deirdre
7:00 p.m. with Emma
5:45 p.m. with Emma
7:00 p.m. with Deirdre
4:30 p.m. with Tracy
5:45 p.m. with Deirdre

Pilates HIIT

Description: This class combines the restorative, strength-building elements of Pilates with the high-energy, cardio focused elements of a HIIT routine. You will be led through a full body workout, comprised of varying circuits to build your strength, mobility, and endurance. Great for all experience levels and abilities!


Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. with Kate

Mobility Flow

Description: Melt away your stress in this restorative class that focuses on mobility, stretching, and countering daily movement patterns to bring your body back into balance. Learn to become more connected to your body and re-center your mind in a comfortable environment. Classes take place in the Mind Body Room on the second floor of the Student Life Center.


Tuesday: 5:45 p.m. with Makayla
Wednesday: 4:30 a.m. with Evan


Description: Meditation is considered mind-body practice which can produce a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress.


Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. with Victoria


Description: A full-body low weight, high repetition barbell workout for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit. The class utilizes the tempo of upbeat music for a high intensity workout while catering to individual abilities with variations of weight choices. 


Monday: 5:45 p.m. with Carly
Thursday: 7:00 p.m. with Carly

Swim Aerobics

Description: A low-impact exercise class in shallow water using water resistance, dumbbells, and pool noodles. This class incorporates cardio and strength to improve overall coordination, joint and heart health, stability, and strength. This class is an excellent way to start your morning and to exercise regardless of age or ability! Classes take place in the Student Life Center Pool.


Tuesday: 6:30am

Thursday: 6:30am

Total Body

Description: A low impact, upbeat, full body workout, great for all levels of fitness! This class will focus on adding definition to your physique with higher reps and lower weight. This class takes place in the Group Exercise Room on the second floor of the Student Life Center.


Tuesday: 4:30 p.m. with Tracy 


Description: A full body dance class which acts as a cardio and toning workout. Come dance to Latin music!


Monday: 7:00 p.m. with Abby S.
Tuesday: 7:00 p.m. with Abby S.
Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. with Abby L.
Thursday: 8:15 p.m. with Abby S.

Membership Information:

Students $45.00/semester
Faculty/Staff & their spouses/partners/dependents $65.00/semester
Students Per Class Fee  $5
All others Per Class Fee $10

Purchase a Group Exercise Membership online or register at the front desk in the Student Life Center. Bring your SUNY Cortland ID card with you to all classes; our check-in system requires you to swipe your ID card to prove membership.


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Custom Group Exercise Classes

Custom Group Exercise Classes are a great way for SUNY Cortland groups and organizations to promote team building, motivation, and overall healthy habits among students, employees, and colleagues. Perfect for small groups, Residence Halls, Greek Life, Clubs, Faculty/Staff, and more...


  • All options can be scheduled on-site at the Student Life Center, or off-site at your department, center, or residence hall.
  • Custom classes can be a one-time event or ongoing. We currently offer weekly and monthly classes for different groups on campus.
  • We can work with you on tailoring a program specific to your needs. For example, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, we will do our best to accommodate a special request.
  • Requests must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Payment must be received at least 48 hours before the class takes place.

Class Options

Any of our regularly scheduled classes can be tailored to your group’s needs.

Rates: (SUNY Cortland Students and Faculty/Staff)
$50/per class

How to Schedule

Complete our request form to schedule your class!
 Custom Group Exercise Class Request Form 

Once you have submitted your application, please allow 3-5 days for scheduling response. 

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Louise Mahar