Fitness and Wellness

Committed to your Educational Experience, Fitness Goals & Lifelong Wellness.

The FitWELL program provides Adams State University’s students and campus community with programs and services that are designed to enhance one’s physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The FitWELL program aspires to create a happy and healthy campus through an environment that is welcoming, inclusive and responsive to the needs of its participants.

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FitWELL’s mission is to provide education, personal development and tools to foster long-term, healthy lifestyle choices. We will empower and support Adams State’s students and community to dedicate themselves to finding balance, fitness and wellness in their lives.

Grizzly X Group Fitness

Class Descriptions


Spin class is suitable for all levels of riders from the people who haven’t ridden a bike for several years to the people who ride regularly. Classes meet Mondays and Fridays from 7Am to 8Am. Exercises include interval training, climbs, sprints, and flat rides, along with a great atmosphere and music. Come try out a class and start working towards that 2018 fitness goal.


The core is the basis for all movement that we make during the day. Whether it’s walking, sitting, standing, running, climbing, biking, swimming or skiing, it is impossible to perform any of these activities without our core muscles. Strengthening these muscles can help improve flexibility, posture and athletic performance and help you navigate your world as a more functional mover. This class focuses on developing the deep core muscles in a low impact routine that combines isometric movements with small bursts of cardio and yoga poses. We will also focus on rhythmic movement and breath. This class is for anyone looking to tone, strengthen and increase flexibility throughout their whole body. All abilities are welcome! Come join us for an hour of movement, strength and music!

Grizzly Core

A core and stability class that works on strengthening the abdominal muscles, but primarily strengthens the entire core area and improves stability. A strong core along with strong stabilizer muscles is important for injury prevention, improving performance, general health and becoming a more functional and mobile individual.

Forrest Yoga

Created by Ana Forrest, Forrest Yoga is a dynamic practice based on four pillars: Breath, Strength, Integrity, and Spirit. An empowering practice, Forrest Yoga lights people up through delicious sequencing, long holds, and deep core work. In a Forrest class students are invited to breathe deeply, feel fully, and connect to their bodies in an authentic way. Forrest Yoga is inclusive and accessible for people of all yoga, health, and life backgrounds.

Slow Flow Yoga

Slow Flow Yoga is an alignment-oriented practice that emphasizes alignment and breath while entering, holding, and leaving yoga postures. It uses postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with the breath while holding the poses to develop flexibility and relaxation. This class encourage proper alignment of the body, often including breathing and meditation techniques to bring balance, strength, and calmness to the body. This class is excellent for students who appreciate longer holds in individual postures and prefer a slower and more meditative approach to practice, while still reaping the benefits of a physical practice.

Step Aerobics

Step aerobics was introduced into the fitness industry, due to a knee injury, by gymnast Gin Miller. My original certification was from a course taught by Gin Miller. Consequently, the class is taught from an athletic perspective. The course is designed to strengthen the entire body by using hand weights for a portion of the class and then your body weight for the remainder. Because the benches used for step can be adjusted to three different heights, each student can work at their own level. The idea is to simply step up and down from a step height that may vary from 4 inches up to 12 inches. It is not a dance class!

Strength Training

This class will  focus on building strength through a variety of modalities. We will mix it up between circuit training, tabata training, weight training, & core exercises. Some days, we will stick with light weight and high reps to build muscular endurance and strength, some days, we will focus on exercises to build power by utilizing explosive muscle movements, but we will hit every muscle group, every time. If you want variety to jump start your week give this one a try!


Barre is a fun, energetic, workout that fuses techniques from Ballet, Pilates, and Yoga that will tone, define and chisel the whole body. The movements consist of high energy, low impact and fat burning exercises designed to effectively strengthen, tone and balance the entire body. This class integrates the use of the ballet barre (in our case, a chair), light weights and various props. Each class includes several highly effective sequences of toning and resistance exercises with an emphasis on the core, arms, seat and thighs. Barre is a challenging, no impact class that creates long, lean muscle without bulk.


Experience the ultimate cardio-kickboxing class. No bags. No gloves. Created by fitness expert Chalene Johnson, Turbokick is a workout experience that sets fierce cardio kickboxing and body-sculpting dance moves to the hottest beats, for a high-energy, choreographed workout that’s sure to get you lean, toned and totally hooked.

Boxing 20/20/20

Oneyda is so excited about the Boxing 20/20/20; designed to give you quick cardio in rotating stations. Train how “boxers” train while toning, chiseling and sculpting your body, engaging muscles that you don’t even know you have yet! Class includes:

  • 20 minutes of boxing stations (high cardio at your own pace)
  • 20 minutes of core
  • 20 minutes of stretch

Beginner Weight Lifting

Sometimes the gym can be a daunting experience if you don't know what you are doing! However, we are the Rex want to help you feel comfortable! Come learn the basics of weight lifting, how to design a training program, and proper warm up procedures.


HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training and is a type of training that involves repeated periods of high intensity effort followed by varied amounts of recovery time. HIIT training has been shown to improve aerobic/anaerobic fitness, blood pressure, cardiovascular health, cholesterol, abdominal fat and body weight while maintaining muscle mass. These classes are modified and designed for all fitness levels.


Join us in this unique workout and music experience! Stop counting the reps and start training to the beat!

Black Belt Salsa & Bachata Class

Black Belt Salsa/Bachata is a progressive system of learning much like “martial arts,” where the student will be able to earn levels and degrees of dance progression per 4 week sessions. This class offers differentiated levels of dance instruction and students work where they are ready to learn with the help of an expert Latin dance instructor and student apprentices. Black Belt Salsa classes offer immediate feedback that builds honor, trust and respect for one another.