All Fitness Classes

The Fitness program has quickly grown into one of the most popular programs here at Willamette University. Traditionally, we have offered a variety of courses including: Yoga, Pilates, Cardio Kick, Water Aerobics, Step, Hip-Hop, Aikido, First Aid, African Dance, Salsa Dance, and many more.

New information on classes!

Classes are no longer a register for separate classes format. Instead you wil register for an all acces Group Fitness Class. This pass will allow you access to any and all of the group fitness classes. Try out as many as you like or stick to one. Although classes will most likely not fill up. The morning of for some classes a link will be available below for online registration for the class that day. You can then pick up a physical pass from the Sparks Fitness Center staff prior to class to then give to your instructor.

FREE CLASSES: Bootcamps taught by Kosti will be free for all students, faculty, and staff this year. The intensity of the boot camps is up to you.

All Access Pass cost

$35 for 5 weeks of classes

$70 for semester

Course taught by: Kosti Efstathiou
  • Times: Monday and Wednesday 5:00 pm - 6:00pm 
  • Start Date: 01/28/2018
  • Fee: Free
  • Location: MPR 2 | Sparks Center

This class will focus on functional training mostly, using more body weight activities. The class is geared towards high instensity interval and circuit training. All levels are welcome, modifications for simpler or more advanced methods will be provided. 

Course taught by: Kosti Efstathiou
  • Times: Monday and Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:00pm 
  • Start Date: 01/28/2018
  • Fee: Free
  • Location: MPR I | Sparks Center

Focus on light core work, some light flow yoga, and stretching to top off your work outs.

Course taught by: Sarah Lautenbach
  • Times: Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:30pm 
  • Start Date: 01/28/2018
  • Fee: Free
  • Location: MPR 2 | Sparks Center

Focus on your core with a quick workout and some focus on other parts of the body

Course taught by: Debra Eshleman
  • Dates: Tue, Thur
  • Times: 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Start Date: 01/28/2018
  • Fee: Included in all access Group Fitness Pass
  • Location: MPR I | Sparks Center

Pilates' precise movements are designed to stretch and strengthen without adding bulk. These mat and apparatus exercises increase flexibility and coordination while strengthening the core muscles; focusing on the whole body rather than on body parts. The workout is both relaxing and revitalizing. This 75 minute class features a method of exercise works for everyone, regardless of age or condition. What to bring to class: yoga mat recommended for each class. Don't have one? Check one out for free at the Outdoor Program office in Montag!

Course taught by: Amira Lukens
  • Dates: Mon, Wed
  • Times: 4:10-5:00pm
  • Fee: Included in all access Group Fitness Pass
  • Location: MPR I | Sparks Center

STRONG by Zumba revolutionizes Zumba® workouts as you know them, melding strong, upbeat rhythms with powerful, high intensity cardio and strength conditioning moves to fire your fitness potential up a notch! Think progressive resistance and overload, plyometrics, core and functional training using only your own body weight, all rolled into one dynamic, results- driven class, guaranteed to challenge your entire body, each and every workout! All fitness levels welcome.

Course taught by: Debra Eshleman
  • Dates: Tue, Thur
  • Times: 5:10pm - 6:00pm
  • Fee: Included in all access Group Fitness Pass
  • Location: MPR I | Sparks Center
Total Body Sculpt is a 45 minute resistance style class enabling you to achieve extra muscle tone, help re-shape your body, as well as increase strength, flexibility and endurance. All Levels are welcome. Please bring a mat to this class (free 24-hour mat check out is available in the outdoor program office - Montag - see hours here).
Course taught by: Jaime Lawrence
  • Dates: Tues. Thurs
  • Times: 6:10 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Fee: Included in all access pass
  • Location: MPR I | Sparks Center

Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing, dynamic sequence of poses that is one of the most popular styles of yoga in the United States. Also sometimes called "Vinyasa Flow Yoga," this type of practice involves synchronizing the breath with a continuous flow of postures.

Course taught by: Paige
  • Dates: Tues, Thur
  • Times: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Fee: Included in all access pass
  • Location: MPR I | Sparks Center

Zumba Fitness is a complete workout that combines cardio, muscle toning, balance, and flexibility into a high energy dance party! Dance away the stress of school and work with this interval-style class. Zumba is so fun that you will forget that you're even working out as you move to salsa, reggaeton, merengue, bachata, and cumbia rhythms. Open to all levels!