Group X

Group X

We are currently offering a limited amount of classes. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

With over 170 classes from beginner to advanced, you’re bound to find a class or two that’s perfect for you. Whether it’s GRIT™, Spinning®, BODYCOMBAT™, ZUMBA®, BODYPUMP™, or yoga…the answer is “yes, we have that class!”

Our certified instructors will assist you in enhancing your current skill level in a specific discipline or provide you with recommendations to try something new.

Our Group X class selection is all about variety and getting you excited about working out. What class do you want to take today?

Class Schedule
Virtual and In-Studio Group X Schedule

About Group X
FAQ & Policies
Contact the Group X Team
Group X Careers at UCSF

Participation

Group X classes are included with Premier membership. Reservations are recommended for popular classes. Book a spot starting at 7:00 pm daily for next day classes. Premier members have several options to reserve a spot in class:

• Mobile app: see below for more info
• Online: https://online.spectrumng.net/UCSF
• Phone: 415.514.4545 (Mission Bay), 415.476.1115 (Parnassus)
• In-person

Mobile App Instructions
• To download our mobile app, search for “UCSF Fitness & Recreation” in the app store.
• Log in with your username and password. If you do not know it, click “forgot username/password”.
• Still having trouble? Get more info at fitnessapp.ucsf.edu or contact Member Services to have your password reset, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Guests
Non-members can participate by purchasing a 10-Visit Pass or day pass.

10-Visit Pass
• Good for use at Mission Bay & Parnassus
• Valid for 90 days from date of purchase
• Includes Group X classes and all areas of fitness center, plus towel service
• Class reservations accepted by phone and in-person starting at 7:00 pm for next day classes

Single Day Pass (Adult)
• Group X classes included on a space available basis
• Includes Group X classes and all areas of fitness center, plus towel service
• Receipts for two single-day passes can be applied towards your membership enrollment fee

Reservation Tips

How do I cancel a reservation?

Mobile App
• In the My Reservations screen, tap the day of your reserved class (If you are not in the My Reservations screen, tap the 3 horizontal bars in the upper left corner; tap Home and you will be in My Reservations.)
• Tap the class reservation (white box)
• Tap the Cancel button
• A box asking “Do you want to cancel this class?” appears. Tap Yes.

Website
• Click Account Information
• Click Account Summary
• Click Current Reservations (if you don’t see your class listed, click the small “+” sign to the left of Current Reservations)
• Click the link for the class you want to cancel
• Click Cancel Booking on the right side of the page

How do I filter classes by location?

Mobile App
• Tap Classes in the lower left corner
• Tap the filter icon in the upper right corner (looks like a funnel)
• Tap the Category box
• Choose MB-Group X (Mission Bay) or P-Group X (Parnassus)
• Tap the Apply button on the lower right

Website
• In the Classes screen, click Category at the top
• Choose MB-Group X (Mission Bay) or P-Group X (Parnassus)

How do I change my username?

Changing your username can ONLY be done on the website.
• Log in on the website
• Click Account Information
• Click the arrow on the right
• Click Username/Password

My name wasn’t on the list when I checked in. What happened?

It’s possible that you did not click “OK” as the final step of the booking process. Sometimes this gets overlooked if you “Add to calendar” first. The transaction will not be completed and your name will not be on the class list if “OK” is not clicked.

Class Procedures
                                                                                               
OpensAvailable until
Reservation7:00 pm the night prior to class30 minutes prior to class
CancellationAvailable immediately after booking1 hour prior to class

(Members who are late, but check in to the fitness center within 30 minutes will not be counted as a no show.)
Standby list15 minutes prior to classClass start time, names will be called off the standby list
Check in30 minutes prior to class; get your class entry card at the service deskClass start time
No show
2 no shows in a calendar month = loss of booking privilege for next month.
Members are still able to attend classes on a standby basis.

(Members who are late, but check in to the fitness center within 30 minutes will not be counted as a no show.)
Suitable for Beginners, Older Adults, Returning Exercisers, and Post-rehabilitation

Mind/Body

Essentrics®
As seen on PBS with Miranda Esmond-White. A low-impact, full-body workout featuring fluid movement sequences, emphasizing eccentric conditioning to decompress the joints, while improving mobility, flexibility, and balance. Major focus on posture and spinal health.

Tai Chi
This Chinese martial art develops rotational power, core strength, lower-body stability, balance, and coordination. Relaxed, graceful sequences facilitate energy (qi) flow, health, and well-being.

Yoga

Hatha Flow Mission Bay only
The practice of connecting breath with movement is used to enhance the benefits of traditional Hatha poses in this Hatha/Vinyasa style class. Focus is placed on learning to balance strength and flexibility, as well as effort and surrender.

Hatha Yoga
A blend of traditional yoga styles with emphasis on a gentle and slow pace. This class provides a calm and quiet noncompetitive environment emphasizing breath, control, and concentration.

Integrated Yoga
An integrated mind/body practice combining the traditions of Iyengar, Sivananda, Bikram, Ashtanga, and Viniyoga.

Iyengar Yoga
Classic yoga poses are held at length to emphasize precision and alignment, and create balance between strength and flexibility.

Yin Yoga Mission Bay only
Yin yoga consists of a series of long-held passive floor poses targeting the connective tissues — ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia. Based on the acupuncture meridian system, it is an overall boost to the qi flow. This deeply relaxing class aims to greatly improve flexibility.

Strength

Essentrics® Barre Parnassus only
A low-impact, full body workout that combines a focus on barre training, with dynamic standing exercises, and or work, all in one class. Suitable for beginners, older adults, returning exercisers, and post rehabilitation.

Strength Training for All Parnassus only
Stay active and independent while warding off muscle loss. Progressive resistive exercises and full body movements build muscle and increased bone density. Work out safely and effectively using bands, tubes, balls, hand weights, and barbells.


You can find these classes on our online schedule with an asterisk (*) in front of their names.

Spinning®

Spinning LogoWhat is the difference between your Spinning program and other cycling programs?
Fitness & Recreation Centers at UCSF are official Spinning® Centers. Spinning® is a licensed trademark where instructors are required to be Spinning® Certified and trained to coach participants to ride efficiently in each of the five energy zones, simulating a road ride: Endurance, Interval, Strength, Recovery and Race Day.

Each class offers the participants of all fitness levels the chance to experience the benefits of calorie-burning, energizing workouts at a self-directed pace. Our bikes have a SPINPower® Computer Console that offers the riders the most accurate reading of watts and kilojoules for detailed training data about calorie burning workouts, increased strength, and improved overall fitness. It is our hope that every ride is your best ride.

Visit spinning.com for more information regarding this comprehensive cycling program.

Am I required to wear a heart rate monitor during Spinning classes?
No, however, we highly recommend the use of a monitor to make the most of every ride. Monitors assist you in gaging the intensity of each Energy Zone workout so your workout is efficient and safe and you avoid over or under training.

Are heart rate monitors available for Spinning classes?
No, we do not provide them, but you are welcome to bring one.

Do I need special shoes for Spinning classes?
No, special shoes are not necessary. Basic hard soled tennis or court shoes are fine.

If I want to purchase a special shoe for Spinning classes, what type of shoe would you recommend, and where would I purchase this shoe?
Spinning bikes are equipped with an SPD bike pedal. You can purchase shoes to accommodate these pedals at any sports or cycling store. Tell the sales person the shoe is for indoor cycling classes.

Cardio

Spinning®
Ride to the rhythm of powerful music, take on the terrain, tackle hills, flats, mountain peaks, and time trials to build mental and physical strength. Get in gear with the various Spinning Energy Zones™ (Interval, Endurance, Strength, Recovery, and Race Day).

Rooftop Spin®
Enjoy the view and workout on our rooftop. In just 45 minutes, you will be on your way to building mental and physical strength. The Spinning Energy Zones® will inspire you to reach your personal best.

Cardio/Strength

Athletic Conditioning
Achieve powerful results fast in this high intensity workout. Get ready for non-stop action with the ultimate cardio and strength challenge.

BODYCOMBAT™
An empowering mixed martial arts workout drawing from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, tae kwon do, tai chi, and Muay Thai. Punch, kick, block, and strike your way to an outrageously shredded body in this calorie-blasting and muscle-defining experience.

HIIT
30 minutes of High Intensity Interval training to stay lean, conditioned while adding muscle, and to improve aerobic and anaerobic endurance for performance-focused athletes. Followed by a core and stretch.

STRONG by Zumba™
High intensity interval training combined with music and moves synced in a way that pushes you past your perceived limits to reach your fitness goals faster.

Dance

ZUMBA®
Zumba features exhilarating dance choreography mixing Latin and World rhythms for a calorie-burning dance fitness party; an exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check.

Les Mills GRIT™ Classes

High intensity Interval Training takes your fitness to new levels. Get the power of personal training with the motivation of a team in 30 minutes.

GRIT™ Strength
Blasts all major muscle groups to build strength and lean muscle.

GRIT™ Athletic
Get tough. Get fit. The explosive jumps and cutting-edge agility moves in this 30-minute plyometric-based workout builds a powerful, athletic body. (Not recommended for beginners.)

GRIT™ Cardio
Maximize your calorie burn with an intense 30-minute workout that combines cardio and body-weight exercises to get you in shape faster. (Not recommended for beginners.)

Mind/Body

Essentrics®
As seen on PBS with Miranda Esmond-White. A low-impact, full-body workout featuring fluid movement sequences, emphasizing eccentric conditioning to decompress the joints, while improving mobility, flexibility, and balance. Major focus on posture and spinal health. Suitable for beginners, older adults, returning exercisers, and post rehabilitation.

Pilates Mat
The perfect introduction to Pilates. Improve your posture and performance in everyday activities with this energizing strength and flexibility method linking a series of fluid movements with breath and mental focus.

Pop Pilates Mission Bay only
POP Pilates® is Pilates like you’ve never seen before. It’s an incredible fusion of ab-chiseling, total body defining moves choreographed to your favorite Top 40 hits. Created by YouTube fitness star Cassey Ho of Blogilates, this intense, mat-based workout for all levels challenges the student to flow from one exercise to the next, developing a rock solid core and lean, strong muscles.

Stretch and Meditation
Unlock stiffness, improve posture, and increase flexibility and range of motion in this feel-good, full body stretch class followed by meditation. Develop skills of focus, relaxation, and acceptance to refresh the body and mind. A little bit of effort will pay off, leaving your body and mind totally relaxed.

Tai Chi
This Chinese martial art develops rotational power, core strength, lower body stability, balance, and coordination. Relaxed, graceful sequences facilitate energy (qi) flow, health, and well-being. Suitable for beginners, older adults, returning exercisers, and post rehabilitation.

Strength

Barre Assets
An energizing, barefoot workout fusing barre conditioning and graceful Pilates for core stability and perfect posture. Strengthen, lengthen, and define every major muscle group from the bottom up.

BODYPUMP™
A cutting-edge workout using the SmartBar™ with adjustable weights. Focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movements, you’ll burn fat, gain strength, and quickly produce lean body muscle.

Core Camp
Work your core like never before! Discover how the ballast ball and foam roller can redefine your core, release muscle tension, and refresh your workout.

CXWORX™ Parnassus only
This 30-minute workout hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body. It’s ideal for tightening your abs and flutes, while also improving functional strength and assisting in injury prevention.

Strength Training for All Parnassus only
Stay active and independent while warding off muscle loss. Progressive resistive exercises and full body movements build muscle and increased bone density. Work out safely and effectively using bands, tubes, balls, hand weights, and barbells. Suitable for beginners, older adults, returning exercisers, and post rehabilitation.

Total Body HIIT Mission Bay only
A full-body conditioning workout using tubing, bands, balls, and hand weights to enhance muscle definition, balance, strength, and muscular endurance.

Yoga

Budokan Yoga
Budokon unites Yoga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Animal Locomotion and Calisthenics designed to improve mobility, agility, flexibility and strength.

Hatha Flow Mission Bay only
The practice of connecting breath with movement is used to enhance the benefits of traditional Hatha poses in this Hatha/Vinyasa style class. Focus is placed on learning to balance strength and flexibility, as well as effort and surrender. Suitable for beginners, older adults, returning exercisers, and post rehabilitation.

Hatha Yoga
A blend of traditional yoga styles with emphasis on a gentle and slow pace. This class provides a calm and quiet noncompetitive environment emphasizing breath, control, and concentration. Suitable for beginners, older adults, returning exercisers, and post rehabilitation.

Integrated Yoga
An integrated mind/body practice combining the traditions of Iyengar, Sivananda, Bikram, Ashtanga, and Viniyoga. Suitable for beginners, older adults, returning exercisers, and post rehabilitation.

Iyengar Yoga
Classic yoga poses are held at length to emphasize precision and alignment, and create balance between strength and flexibility. Suitable for beginners, older adults, returning exercisers, and post rehabilitation.

Power Yoga
A vigorous, fitness based approach to yoga, emphasizing strength, flexibility, and stamina. Put your mental and physical abilities to the test, with these challenging power poses.

Vinyasa Yoga
Yoga postures flow in a vigorous, logical sequence to complement those that precede and follow. Focus is on the synchronization of breath and continuous flow of movement. Mixed levels.

Yin Yoga Mission Bay only
Yin yoga consists of a series of long-held passive floor poses targeting the connective tissues — ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia. Based on the acupuncture meridian system, it is an overall boost to the qi flow. This deeply relaxing class aims to greatly improve flexibility. Suitable for beginners, older adults, returning exercisers, and post rehabilitation.