Group Exercise for Students & Rec Members

UPDATE: All in person classes are suspended until further notice. 

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VIRTUAL Program information below!

Fall 2020 Virtual Fitness Classes

We are now offering Free, LIVE, Drop-in virtual fitness classes conveniently offered several times a day for Fall Quarter.
Enjoy classes like Yoga, Dance Cardio & Conditioning, Tai Chi, Total Bodyweight Workout, HIIT, and more! 

Sign up for the Virtual Group Fitness Pass: REGISTER HERE

View the Fall Schedule

Click here for additional registration instructions.

Virtual Group Fitness Pass 

Sign up for the Virtual Group Fitness Pass: REGISTER HERE


1. Visit the UCLA Recreation Program Registration web page. 

2. At the top, click on “Log In” if you have an account or “Sign Up” to create an account. 

3. Once logged in, click on “All Activities.” 

4. On the left-hand side, select “Fitness & Recreation Classes” and the correct Quarter. 

5. Click on the name of the Program Offering. 

6. Choose a section and click on REGISTER. Follow instructions to complete the transaction. 

Choose Your Workout

Enjoy variety, flexibility and fun with these exciting Group Exercise classes! Designed to provide a balanced workout regimen, the Group Exercise schedule provides a menu of cardiovascular workouts, strength workouts and flexibility workouts to choose from. Mix and match, and remember to vary your workouts for the best and safest program.

Complexity of Movement or Choreography: (Low / Medium / High)

Exercise Intensity: (1 Low / 2 Medium / 3 High)

Each class is listed according to the complexity of choreography and exercise intensity. Each participant is responsible for monitoring his/her own intensity level during class.

Group Exercise Leaders will introduce you to the Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale to monitor exercise intensity during class. This is a subjective method of monitoring intensity and is based on a 0-10 scale. Zero (0) corresponds to the intensity of sleeping. Ten (10) corresponds to the intensity of running as fast as you possibly can.

For more information on fitness guidelines, consult one of our certified Personal Fitness Trainers or Group Exercise Leaders.

Trained Leaders

Our Group Exercise Leaders (GEL) are highly trained. Upon completion of an entire year long training program, participants must pass a nationally recognized certification exam, an in-house practical exam and an in-house audition. Proudly, most of our instructors are UCLA students and graduates of our training program. 

Train Like a Bruin

You are a Bruin; so, why not train like a Bruin? Train hard and train smart. Train Like a Bruin is a goal oriented, progressive fitness system designed by UCLA's top fitness professionals. This comprehensive fitness program is everytihng you need: bench marking assessments to track progress, strength & plyometrics, conditioning/cardio, core & more! With smaller class sizes held via zoom led by two coaches, you get the top notch instruction & feedback you'd expect in a personal training session coupled with the energy, enthusiasm & connection of working out in a group. Get fit with your fellow Bruins!  Let's go, Bruins! Let's go!

Your quarterly TLB membership ($20/students, $50/staff, faculty, members) allows you to attend any of the Train Like a Bruin workouts per week. Purchase your pass on Recreation Memberships. Sign up for the classes you want to take each week.

Classes are mixed level, meaning they can be scaled for different fitness levels. Beginners (those new to exercise) should start with the Total Bruin INTRO and take a minimum of 8 classes prior to moving on to the signature classes.

For best results, take 3 classes per week. Balanced sample weekly schedules:
3 x Total Bruin
1 x Total Bruin, 1 x Bruin Strength, 1 x Bruin Conditioning & Core
2 x Bruin Strength, 1 x Bruin Conditioning & Core
2 x Total Bruin, 1 x Bruin Conditioning & Core


**Sign up for your weekly classes on the Sunday before to ensure your space! If you cannot attend, please cancel at least 24 hours in advance**


The Total Bruin (Intro) 
The Intro breaks down the exercises you'll see featured in the the Train Like a Bruin program and progressively conditions you for the other signature classes. The Intro classes cycle every 4 weeks (10/5-11/1 and 11/2-12/4). Take 2 INTRO classes per week for 4 weeks for best results. (Recommended for those new to exercise)

The Total Bruin 
'This signature Train Like a Bruin workout combines compound strength exercises, plyometrics, conditioning & core in a unique, timed system of several exercise blocks. It's the total package. We've got your strength & cardio covered right here!

Bruin Strong 
This class features power exercises, compound strength movements, and isolation/assistance work for a comprehensive strength only class.

Bruin Conditioning & Core
Featuring compound power movements, cardio, and core, this class focuses on max conditioning. Taught HIIT or Interval style, this is the cardio to your strength.


Step 1: 
Sign up for the Train Like a Bruin Pass - REGISTER HERE

Step 2: 
Register for your classes each week on the Sunday before to ensure your space! Check the full schedule of classes here

Step 3:
Enjoy and get STRONG like a Bruin!