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Specialty Programs

​​​ Specialty Programs provides you with a chance to take your workout to the next level or just add some variety. These are fee-based classes provide individualized attention, unique challenges, and a community atmosphere. Check out our extensive offerings below!

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Ready to take your yoga practice to a new level? Take this advanced series of yoga, where you will focus on more advanced poses and flows. Train your balance, flexibility, and strength to get all your goal poses through the instruction of our advanced instructor Emily.

Spring Session
May 07 - May 28
Tuesdays | 9:45am-10:45am

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Take your fitness to the next level by utilizing this unique apparatus. Gain flexibility, mobility, and strength with the aerial hammock. This is a beginner friendly class! All levels welcome, this class is open to anyone who wants to try a new type of fitness.

Fall Session
Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30pm | Studio D

Single Session:
Student: $6
Member: $12
Non-Member: $15

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AERIAL HOOP, also known as Lyra, is an exciting fun challenge to add to your workout routine. Lyra is a metal hoop suspended from the ceiling that is used to perform various acrobatic and circus-like tricks. This is a 6-week course, which will progressively help you gain flexibility, strength, and mobility.

April 8 - May 27

Mondays | 7:30 - 8:30 pm

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Take your flexibility training to new heights with aerial stretching. In this 60-minute class, we will be working on increasing our flexibility, and mobility, and learning some aerial basics on the sling. We recommend wearing form-fitted clothing that covers the legs.

Thursdays || 2:30 - 3:30 pm || Studio D
Single Session:
Student: $6
Member: $12
Non-Member: $15

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Take your fitness to the next level by utilizing this unique apparatus. Throughout this 8-week program you will gain flexibility, mobility, and strength with the aerial hammock.

April 8 - June 2
Mondays | 2:30-3:30 pm | Studio D | 
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Want to learn how to add resistance training to your workout? Sign up for this program that will take you through workouts and teach you the principles of weight training, progressive loading, push vs. pull, and how to train each muscle group.

February 1 - March 7

Thursdays | 10:15-11:15 am | Studio B

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Learn the basics of Pickleball and play organized games with others.

Next Session will be Summer 2024

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Workshops are designed to teach students to recognize potentially dangerous situations and be aware of their surroundings. We will cover awareness, prevention and risk identification. Classes are both lecture and demonstration. 

Thursdays | February 15 - March 21 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Location: The Ray Room 135

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Women-only Self-defense classes are designed to provide participants with techniques to use in the event of a physical threat. Participants will participate in hands-on, physical demonstrations and practice. All sessions are for limited to ages 18 and older. Classes are currently only open to women. 

Fridays | April 12 - May 31 | 3:00-4:00 pm | Studio D

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This is a 6-week program that focuses on weight lifting techniques and workouts designed for women. Throughout this program, you will be taken through weekly workouts where the goal is to increase your strength, knowledge on lifting, and confidence in the weight room. Each week will focus on a different component of weight lifting, and the benefits of it for women. This is a woman focused program, where you will learn how to design a program based on your anatomy and physiology - and also how to tailor your workouts based on your cycle. This course is led by our amazing instructor Claire Trinkle! This class is not offered during the Summer.

Tuesdays | 12:15pm - 1:15pm | April 8 - May 13

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Are you interested in the development of the mind/body connection while strengthening and toning? Then it's time to to take it to a new level in our Yoga and Pilates classes.

Check out our current offerings below and register:

Register at the Ray Membership Services desk, online or through the Ray at DePaul App. Have questions about classes? Contact MaryKate Welch.

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