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Fitness Classes Offered at DSU 

Anaya Balkcom

For the New Year, the Wellness and Recreation Center released a Spring 2023 Group Fitness Schedule, which can be viewed on their Instagram page. This schedule consists of several exciting ways to work out and stay fit Monday through Thursday, from 7 am to 7 pm. 

Photo from the Delaware State University Web page of the Wellness & Recreation center located on Delaware State University’s main campus.

Some of the classes consist of kickboxing, step aerobics, aqua fit, and indoor cycling, to name a few. One of the most important workout classes that helps improve your heart health and increase muscle endurance is Indoor Cycling as stated by WebMD. 

The earliest class starts the week off with kickboxing on Mondays at 7 am, while the aquafit class ends the week on Thursday at 7 pm. 

One of the classes featured on this schedule is ‘indoor cycling with Sarah.’ Although indoor cycling is low-impact according to WebMD, it still targets your body’s core areas. Indoor Cycling with Sarah takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-12:30 pm. 

According to the dsuwellrec Instagram, “Employee fitness classes are offered to DelState Employees and Students.” It also states, “Group fitness classes are only for members and DelState undergrad students!” These classes allow students and faculty to take a break from their work and academics and focus on their physical health.

Photo of Indoor cycling flyer from the dsuwellrec Instagram page.

According to Sarah, when attending the class, students should “Bring water and wear long shorts so that your legs don’t rub on the seat. It gets very hot in the cycling room so wear cool clothing and bring a sweat towel.”

Pertaining to the health benefits of indoor cycling Ms. Smith stated, “While indoor cycling is challenging, regular attendance can improve your cardiovascular health without the joint stress that you would experience from running. Indoor cycling is a total-body workout hitting the major muscle groups like core, glutes, quads. We use our upper body and arms to support ourselves and do push ups.”

What tips does Sarah have for those who are nervous to try the class and she stated, “Just do it! This class is completely self-paced. We don’t have a leader board, so no one knows how fast you are pedaling or how much resistance you are using. I take everyone through setting up the bikes before every class, and I give reminders for proper form through the entire ride.” 

Research has also shown many benefits to indoor cycling. According to, “What Dr. Melinda Ratini says: “Indoor cycling is a great way to get in your cardio each week.” Indoor cycling targets the following areas: core, arms, legs, glutes, and back. Indoor cycling is a low-impact workout that helps to target your body’s core areas.

If you would like more information about the Wellness and Recreation Center, go to Instagram and follow dsuwellrec for the latest updates and news.  

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