Pride Recreation Center
- 17th Street and Melrose Avenue
- tel: 610-499-1323
- fax: 610-499-1029
- tel: 610-499-1321
- Assistant Director
- tel: 610-499-1322
- Recreation Coordinator (Intramurals)
- tel: 610-499-1257
Student Manager Office
- tel: 610-499-1323
- tel: 610-499-8412
Group Fitness, Pride Recreation Center
Zumba at the Pride Recreation Center
Rita Sharma '13 works her fellow Widener students into a sweat during her Zumba class at the Pride Recreation Center.
Climbing to the Top
RA Michelle Callaghan '13 brought her residents to the Pride Recreation Center so they could try their hands at scaling Widener's 24-foot rock wall.
Join the excitement and participate in one of the many Pride Recreation Center group fitness classes!
All classes are taught by certified instructors who will guide participants of all fitness levels through fun and challenging workouts!
To get started in any of our group fitness classes, please see the group fitness policies and procedures, which are also listed in each group fitness room. Finally, see our class descriptions to select the class(es) that are best for you!
Fall Group Fitness Schedule
All participants of any group fitness class offered by the Pride Recreation Center are to abide by all Pride Recreation Center policies and procedures. Group fitness participants are able to sign up for classes 15 minutes prior to class start time. All sign ups must be made in person and individually at the Pride Recreation Center front desk. No phone reservations are accepted.
Spinning is a fun and intense workout that incorporates various types of cycling techniques. Group spinning is a challenging physical and mental workout that is appropriate for the beginner to advanced rider. Let our experienced and certified instructors lead and motivate you through an exciting ride!
This dance style aerobic class combines Latin-inspired rhythms along with pop music to create a fun and energizing workout for all fitness levels. The cardio-based dance movements are easy to follow and provide a non-intimidating environment for the non-dancer, so ditch the workout and come join the party!
This class accommodates both the beginning yoga participant as well as the more experienced individual. Participants are introduced to a variety of postures and breathing techniques as they learn the basics of a safe and effective yoga workout.
Taekwondo is the Korean Martial Art of self-defense. It is recognized as one of the oldest forms of martial arts in the world, reaching back over 2,000 years. Come train with our instructor, who has not only instructed students, but also has his 4th Dan Black Belt.
- Strength Training
Work your muscles in every way possible in this class designed to build strength, add definition, increase your bone density, and decrease your body fat by increasing your lean muscle. Research has proven that by adding lean muscle to the body you can speed up your metabolism and burn more calories when you work out and at rest. You will use hand weights, tubing, and your own body weight to change the shape of your body. No muscle gets neglected in this class!
Our kickboxing class is an intense cardiovascular program that utilizes a variety of cardio options. This class will transition from a gradual warm up to a moderate/ intense workout that will keep your heart rate high and end with a cool down. This program focuses on cardiovascular conditioning through fun, and fast-paced exercises. Whether you want to lose weight or increase your stamina, kickboxing is a great choice!