Group Fitness

Group Fitness Program Overview

Stanford Recreation and Wellness offers two different pass options available through the Group Fitness Program. The Cardinal Group Fitness Pass gives access to all non-reservation based classes. The Platinum Group Fitness Pass gives access to all classes available on the Cardinal Group Fitness Pass PLUS reservation based classes for an add-on fee of $50 per quarter. 

All participants pay a quarterly fee for either the Cardinal or Platinum Group Fitness Pass to access group fitness classes throughout the quarter. Classes are designed for all fitness levels. These are non-credit classes provided by Stanford Recreation Fitness Programs. The goal of the Group Fitness is to provide participants with a safe and fun workout environment. For the safety and courtesy of all participants, individuals may not join any class after the scheduled start time.

Click here to register for Group Fitness Class starting June 12th at 9am

Group Fitness Passes

Platinum Group Fitness Pass



Access to Cardinal Group Fitness Pass PLUS reservation based classes
Students: $110
BeWell: $110
Staff/Faculty: $160
Stanford Community: $170


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Cardinal Group Fitness Pass



Access to all non-reservation based classes
Students/Post-docs: $60
BeWell: $60
Staff and faculty: $110
Stanford Community: $120


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Class Descriptions

Barre Fusion

This is a yoga and Pilates-inflected take on barre. Designed to combine the intense glute work barre is known for with core exercise designed to challenge every fitness level. We begin with exercises for arms, core, and back on the mat and then proceed to work the legs with exercises originally designed for ballet. There’s no actual dancing involved, so don’t worry if you’ve never seen a ballet barre before!

Barre Sculpt

This class works all muscle groups in 50 minutes. Using barre-inspired exercises you will strengthen and lengthen your muscles, increase your flexibility, and improve your balance. Please bring a yoga mat to class.


Learn basic boxing fundamentals and techniques while at the same time improving your conditioning through high intensity interval training, plyometrics and body weight exercises. Boxing gloves are required for this class (16 oz preferred), gloves are not provided.

Build and Burn

This is a 50-minute high-intensity class that alternates intervals of cardio, and strength training, in choreographed routines set to music. No equipment is needed. (Because of the high-intensity nature of the class, athletic shoes are required and it is strongly advised that you arrive promptly for the full warm up.)

Cardio Dance

Cardio Dance combines traditional aerobic routines with dance-based choreography including: swing, salsa, hip-hop, modern, African, and jazz. No experience necessary; just a love of movement and upbeat music!

Cardio Strength

Cardio Strength is a high energy cardio dance class mixed with strength training intervals. Free weights and exercise bands are used in this class to provide a fun and effective workout.


F45 is a combination of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Circuit Training, and Functional Training in a team environment. Interval, cardiovascular and strength training have been proven to be an effective method for burning fat and building lean muscle. All in 45 minutes! The Stanford F45 format schedule will always follow the world schedule pattern: Monday/Wednesday/Friday – cardio based training & Tuesday/Thursday – resistance based training.

Indoor Cycling

Indoor cycling classes welcome all levels and abilities. Instructors motivate participants through jumps, hill climbs, intervals and flat roads for a fantastic cardio workout. Fun, upbeat music keeps you motivated and makes class fun!

Jungle Gym

This is an adult fitness playground class, using the Life Fitness Synergy 360, this multi-station equipment lets you have it all! This interval-based class utilizes a variety of equipment including cables, weights, monkey bars, TRX, kettlebells and more. You can increase strength, power, coordination, and agility, all with a fun cardio kick!


Punch, kick, bob and weave your way to a higher fitness level. A today body workout combining kickboxing and MMA techniques, focusing on cardiovascular endurance and core training.

Mat Pilates

This mat-based workout is designed to help participants develop long, lean muscles, gain core strength and stability, and increase mind-body awareness. Various props may be utilized.

Power Yoga

This is a powerful, energetic form of yoga where students move fluidly from one posture to the next while connecting their breath to their movements. It incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, and both physical and mental stamina. The class is open to all levels offering modifications and the opportunity to try inversions.

Pre/Post-Natal Cardio Strength

Motherhood is a huge life transition! Our experienced instructors create a safe, supportive, nurturing environment to empower women through this transformative experience while also providing the opportunity to connect with other mothers. The pace of our classes accommodates the needs of all pre-and post-natal mothers. Quarterly program fee allows access to both classes.

Pre/Post Natal Yoga

Practice and learn yogic breath, posture and movement designed especially for the expectant and new mother to help diminish the discomforts of pregnancy, create a connection with babies, and prepare physically and mentally for the challenge of labor and parenthood. Build relationships with other moms in a fun and safe environment while enjoying an all-level practice.


In this class you’ll be guided through techniques using self-massage therapy that will release tight muscles, increase joint range of motion, reduce the risk of overuse injuries, and more. You will utilize tools such as foam rollers, therapy balls, and yoga straps that will leave you feeling great and rejuvenated.

Restorative Yoga

Recover from stress and develop strength and flexibility in this smooth yet powerful flow that unites breath and movement. This practice focuses on alignment and balance which helps improve mobility and concentration. All levels encouraged.

Swim Conditioning

This class is for those who are capable of swimming 100 yard intervals in the 4 competitive strokes. On average, 1500 yards will be swum per class. In this class you will improve your cardiovascular endurance through directed workouts

consisting of both distance and sprint swimming. Corrections to technique will be given as needed.

Total Body Workout

Challenge your body with a combination of cardio and strength movement patterns, high intensity intervals and Tabata training. This class is perfect for anyone trying to improve their fitness and health. Beginners can work at their own levels and intermediate and advanced students will be pushed to their limit by this full-body workout.


TRX Suspension Training is a workout utilizing a system of suspended straps with handles, allowing the user to leverage their body weight as they train. This interval-based class will keep the heart rate elevated while transitioning between cardio and strength intervals to develop strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, coordination, and core stability.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Vinyasa flow yoga moves us like an ocean of powerful, subtle energy. When we align movement with breath we move our bodies with more than just muscle. This stimulating flow moves us beneath the surface of the skin. You will learn to channel Universal energy into the body, filling your cellular “batteries” with vital life-force creating strength, lightness and grace.

Vinyasa Yoga

This yoga flow class moves through sun salutations, standing poses, balance poses, and seated stretches to get blood and energy moving throughout the body. We work on full-body strength and flexibility and focus on connecting movements to the breath. The class is open to all levels and offers modifications.


Designed for people who want a vigorous yoga practice and those seeking an expanded Pilates practice. The timeless traditions of yoga blend seamlessly with postural strength and balance practice of the Pilates Method to create peaceful alignment in your body, better posture, increased energy and good health.


Latin and international music join with high and low intensity moves for a fun, effective dance-based fitness class. No dance experience is required- just keep moving!


BeWell Registration Instructions

Verifying the SHALA to receive the BeWell rate doesn’t happen automatically. When you go through the registration process, you will get to the payment page (5th and final step of the registration process). At the top of the payment page, there is a section where it will verify that you have taken your SHALA with your SUID and SUNet ID.

You need to press the green button to verify your eligibility.

If you have taken your SHALA this calendar year, the discount will show the class price for the BeWell rate. Your SUID and SUNetID will automatically populate- you just need to press the green button.

How do I get my BeWell berry (for eligible staff and faculty)?

BeWell berries will be automatically applied at the end of each quarter (please allow 2-3 weeks for it to show up in your BeWell account). If you have questions about berries or your berry is not showing up in your account, please contact


Stanford students, Faculty/Staff and Stanford Community are eligible to participate in the Group Fitness Program. Stanford Community members are Dependents 18 and older, Spouses, Hospital Employees who have purchased an Athletic Access Card, Alums who have purchased an Alumni Membership, Retirees, or Partners of a Student, Faculty or Staff.


Group Fitness FAQs

Please email or call (650) 736-9157