University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center offers a variety of exercise classes to help improve your health no matter what your fitness level is. Join us for a fun way to work out and relieve stress. Please review the class descriptions provided below to find a class that meets your needs!

Click here for class schedules and registration. Pre-registration is required as class sizes are limited. The cost is $60 per 10-week session due at time of registration.

Upcoming exercise classes will be held on the following dates:

  • 10-Week Summer Session: 6/18/18 - 8/23/18 (No class on 4th of July, make up on 8/29 for Wed. class)
  • 10-Week Fall Session: 9/10/18 - 11/15/18

Please carefully review our refund policy by clicking here. If you have any questions related to exercise classes, please call the Community Outreach Department at 410-553-8103.

Class Descriptions

Beginning Barre Fusion

In just 55 minutes Barre Fusion will help you achieve a fun full body workout! Focusing on hips, thighs, seat, abdominals and arms, this low-impact technique protects your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping, yet creates long, lean muscles. This is a ballet- inspired class that incorporates elements of Pilates,Yoga, Dance and stretching all set to fun music! No experience necessary.

Beginning Yoga

Yoga provides improved flexibility, strength, coordination and concentration by providing a means of reducing stress and relaxing the body and mind. Participants are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing and to bring their own yoga mat. Prior yoga experience is not required.Yoga provides improved flexibility, strength, coordination and concentration by providing a means of reducing stress and relaxing the body and mind. Participants are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing and to bring their own yoga mat. Prior yoga experience is not required.

Beginning Yoga/Pilates

This class combines yoga and Pilates to provide improved flexibility, strengthening of the abdominal core, coordination and concentration by providing a means of reducing stress and relaxing the body and mind. Participants are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing and to bring their own yoga mat. Prior yoga experience is not required.

Floor, Core and More

This class is designed to strengthen abs, lower back and glutes and is done mainly on the floor to reduce impact on the joints. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and are encouraged to bring light hand and ankle weights and a yoga mat. No previous experience necessary.

Gentle Yoga

This class presents yoga at a slower, more relaxed rate than traditional yoga. With more stretching and limited “up and down” exercises, Gentle Yoga is perfect for those who want to practice yoga at an easy pace.

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is specifically designed for the journey of pregnancy. Conducted in a calm, peaceful environment, yoga helps strengthen pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. All trimesters welcome. Physician consent required.

***NEW*** Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Relief

Therapeutic Yoga has been shown to reduce pain, increase muscle strength, stability and flexibility, calm the nervous system and improve body image, mood and help to regulate emotions by creating a sense of community. This class is appropriate for anyone with conditions such as fibromyalgia, back and other joint pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and headaches. The six week session costs $90 and is available during a morning session (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and an evening session (6 to 7:30 p.m.) Begins Monday, September 17.

Yoga

A moderately paced yoga class working with yoga postures and breathing exercises to improve flexibility, strength, balance and concentration. Participants are asked to wear loose comfortable clothing and to bring their own yoga mat. Prior yoga experience is strongly recommended.

Yoga 4 Healing

A yoga class designed to help embrace and support you on your journey towards health, peace and purpose. No matter if you are recovering from an illness or injury, or just need extra TLC, this class is for you. Yoga will help you maintain a strong immune system, build muscle strength, reduce stress, improve sleep and cultivate hope. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat and a blanket. No yoga experience needed.

Yoga for Healthy Back and Core

This class offers gentle back stretching and simple core strengthening exercises. Learn proper body mechanics and relaxation techniques to release tension and stress.

Yoga for Stroke Patients

Yoga has been shown to increase strength and flexibility, improve core strength, balance, coordination, and posture, improve breathing and the cardiovascular system, increase bone strength, improve brain function, decrease stress, and lower blood pressure - all beneficial to continued recovery for stroke survivors. This class is recommended for any stroke survivor who has completed rehabilitation, regardless of level of ability. Physician consent is required and participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat.