Group Fitness Class Descriptions
At the Duke Diet & Fitness Center (DFC), our goal is to provide you with a variety of classes for all fitness levels.
This is a list and description of various fitness classes that may be offered at the DFC during your stay. You will receive a current schedule with day, time, and location of the classes during your first week so you can plan your workout schedule accordingly.
Gym Fitness Activities
Chair Aerobics: This is a non-weight bearing aerobics class seated on a chair or stability ball. Lower body & upper body movements are performed in a continuous routine.
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training): A challenging aerobic and strength interval workout. Best suited for those with the ability to work up to a vigorous intensity. Not recommended for beginning exercises or those with significant medical and/or orthopedic issues.
Kickboxing Aerobics: An aerobic workout utilizing real boxing moves in a shadow-boxing format.
Low Impact Aerobics: This class involves choreographed movement to music in which one foot remains in contact with the floor at all times.
Step Aerobics: A cardiovascular workout utilizing a step, with step heights ranging from 4-8 inches. Beginners may take the class performing the step moves on the floor.
Strength, Balance & Stretch: A full body strength workout that will also incorporate various exercises to improve balance. Class will conclude with a full body stretch routine.
Total Body Conditioning: A cardiovascular and strength training class designed to keep you moving and keep your heart rate elevated. Modifiable for most participants.
Weight Circuit Orientation: A guided orientation to the strength machine circuit. Learn proper seat positions, correct form for each machine & proper starting resistance.
Yoga/Pilates Fusion: A class that combines yoga principles (yoga poses, breath focus, centering) with Pilates principles (core strengthening and stabilization, body alignment, proper breathing) in order to strengthen the body and improve flexibility.
Pool Fitness Activities
Aqua Aerobics: An aerobic workout in the pool utilizing various moves for the lower & upper body.
Aqua Power & Strength: Cardio & strength interval workout utilizing all depths of the pool and aquatic equipment.
LEARN MORE: For more information or to speak to an admissions coordinator, call 1-800-235-3853 or use our online contact form.