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Swinney Recreation Center

Fitness Classes
(August 25 - 28)
Bicycle Repair 101 (September 18)
Hub Open House
(September 4)
Fitness Orientation
(September 3)
Zumba® Under the
Stars (August 28)
Intramurals Sign-Up Party (September 2)
Bod Pod Testing
(September 10)
Swinney Dodgeball (September 18)
Laser Tag
(September 23)
Giant Swim Lesson
(September 27)
Regalia Run Warmup
(September 28)
Challenge Course (September 30)
free stuff

Free Classes, Programs and Events

No Time to Commit? We Still Have Options For You

Swinney Recreation Center offers several free one-time classes and special programming throughout the year. These events are perfect ways for those students, faculty and staff members to engage with us without the long term commitment of a membership or 8-week class session. They are also ways for our current members and active UMKC students to vary up their exercise routine.

We challenge you to take an hour or two from your busy schedule to visit Swinney Recreation Center for these special programs and classes. You just might be surprised to discover just how fun and exciting exercise can be. Some examples of these free programs and classes are (for more information, please click on the specific class above):

  • IBEX Rock Wall Climbing
  • Butts, Guts and Thighs Class
  • Swinney-ZEN
  • Total Body Sculpt Class
  • Bike Repair 101 Class
  • Relax, Reset and Recharge Yoga Class
  • The Hub Open House

We made time for you. Make time for yourself. These classes and programs are quick and easy ways for you to take that first step toward a developing a healthy lifestyle. Get started! We look forward to joining you on your journey.

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Group Fitness Classes

Monday, August 25 - Thursday, August 28 (various)

Ever want to see what group fitness looks like (and, more importantly, FEELS like) - then here's that chance. Each and every group fitness class is available to all UMKC Students and Swinney Recreation Center members.

Check the weekly schedule, locations and class descriptions here. Get ready to sweat!

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Reduce risk of injury, back pain and arthritis

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Fitness Center Equipment Orientations

Monday, August 25 (1:00p - 3:00p)

Wednesday, September 3 (1:00p - 3:00p)

Never worked out before or simply want to check out the newest fitness equipment? Our fitness center equipment orientations provide that opportunity. This informal (but informative) walk through will help understand what each piece of equipment is designed to do and how to maximize workouts.

Orientations will begin on the half hour and take approximately 30 minutes at the Fitness Center entrance.

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Reduce risk of injury, back pain and arthritis

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Pound Rockout Workout Class

Tuesday, August 26 (5:15p - 6:00p)

Thursday, September 4 (7:00p - 8:00p)

"POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and Isometric poses into a 45-minute series. Burn between 400 and 900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music!"

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Reduce risk of injury, back pain and arthritis

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Pool Party and Open Recreational Swim

Wednesday, August 27 (1:30p - 3:30p)

Take a mid-afternoon break and jump into the water. All lap lanes will be removed and the diving boards will be opened for recreational swimming. If swimming isn't your thing, we have the deck available to catch some rays.

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Reduce risk of injury, back pain and arthritis

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Zumba® Under the Stars

Thursday, August 28 (8:00p - 9:00p)

Torch major calories and tone your entire body while dancing and exercising under the stars on the Swinney Recreation Center - Recreational Field. Zumba® routines will combine Latin and international music with rhythmic interval training to create a workout like no other. Enjoy an hour of heart-pumping good time that feels more like a party then an exercise class at this FREE EVENT!

The rain site will be Old Swinney Gym.

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Increase physical strength

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Intramurals Sign-Up Party and Disc Golf

Tuesday, September 2 (3:00p - 7:00p)

Kick off the fall semester by registering your Flag Football team. Teams and individuals are welcome. Stick around for the party and test your skills with Disc Golf targets laid out on the Recreational Field at Swinney Recreation Center.

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Reduce risk of injury, back pain and arthritis

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UMKC Student Bod Pod Testing

Wednesday, September 10 (8:00a - 10:00a / 1:00p - 3:00p)

Start off the academic year on the right foot. You can't know where you're going if you don't know where you started. Find out what you're made of with our Bod Pod testing. Available to all UMKC Students with ID on a walk in basis.

For the most accurate readings, participants are strongly encouraged to bring tight fitting clothing (i.e. spandex, lycra, speedo) to change into for test. For best results, participants are also strongly encouraged to fast from all food and liquid 3 hours prior to test.

For more information on Bod Pod testing, visit our Personal Fitness page.

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Reduce risk of injury, back pain and arthritis

Dodgeball

Thursday, September 18 (6:00p - 8:00p)

Ready...Set...Dodgeball!

Come socialize with your fellow 'Roos and have an old-school good time this July. Bring a friend, a roommate or just yourself to Swinney Recreation Center and we will provide the rest! UMKC students only.

Fitness Facts

~ 11 million college students use recreational facilities

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Laser Tag

Tuesday, September 23 (6:00p - 10:00p)

Duck, dodge and dive away from opponents' laser beams as you maneuver for the perfect score. Welcome to the next generation of laser tag. Old Swinney Gymnasium will transform into the ultimate Laser Tag arena. Bring a friend, roommate or classmate; this is a great way to get the heart pumping and see what you're really made of.

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Reduce risk of injury, back pain and arthritis

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Swinney's Giant Swim Lesson

Saturday, September 27 (10:30a - 11:30a)

Calling all ages and abilities of swimming awareness: beginner, intermediate and advanced skills are welcome. Learn the basics, advance your strokes or master new ones at this informal, but informative, 60-minute group lesson. No prior swimming experience needed.

Free to all UMKC Students, Swinney Recreation Center Members. Each student and/or member may bring up to 2 guests each for a special guest rate.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Reduce risk of injury, back pain and arthritis

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#SwinneyFit Team Regalia Run Warmup

Sunday, September 28 (7:30a - 8:00a)

Get ready for UMKC Regalia Run as part of the #SwinneyFit team. Interested participants can register for the run/walk/5K and sign up as a member of the #SwinneyFit team on the Regalia Run website here. After the run, stick around for the Block Party at 9:00a.

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Reduce risk of injury, back pain and arthritis

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Challenge Course

Tuesday, September 30 (TBA)

More information to come! Check back at a later time.

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Reduce risk of injury, back pain and arthritis

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Butts, Guts and Thighs Class

Wednesday, April 16 (11:00a - 12:00p)

This 60-minute class will get your heartrate up and challenge you and your body to keep pace! We will show you how to hit and tone the lower body muscles as well as the abdominal areas to ensure your workout is complete. Swing by the Aerobics Room (304) in Swinney Recreation Center at 11:00a to join us!

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Reduce risk of osteoporosis

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Ab Solution

Tuesday, April 22 (6:00p - 7:00p)

Get your body ready for summer! Come learn how to chisel your abs in this quick 60-minute class. Cap off your day and swing by the Aerobics Room (304) in Swinney Recreation Center at 6:00p to join us!

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Improve attitude and fight depression

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Total Body Sculpt

Wednesday, April 23 (2:00p - 3:00p)

Learn the latest exercises with this quick 1-hour class that focuses on the entire body. Have a question on developing that killer workout to sculpt and tone your body? We've got the answer. Fight the afternoon swoon and stop by the Aerobics Room (304) in Swinney Recreation Center at 2:00p to kick start your heart!

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Improve athletic performance

Bicycle Repair 101 Classes

Do you know how to look after your bicycle chain? Fix a flat tire? Tweak your gears? You will get much more mileage out of your bike if you learn how to manage it - plus you will never be caught off guard in an emergency! This class is geared towards beginner cyclists.

Class Content

Basic bicycle maintenance and safety

Certification

None

Prerequisites

None

Class Requirements

Be present for the entire course and participate in all activities

Class Format

Lecture with question and answer session.

Class Length

Approximately 1 hour

Class Fees

UMKC Faculty/Staff/Students       Free

General Community                     Free

Register

Please contact our Membership Office at 816.235.2712 to register. Membership Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00a - 5:00p.

All class sessions will be offered in 233 Swinney Recreation Center.

Class Date  Class Time
Thursday, September 18  3:00p - 4:00p

Fitness Facts

~ 11 million college students use recreational facilities

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Relax, Reset and Recharge

Monday, May 5 (11:00a - 1:00p)

Mark your calendar for this program co-sponsored with the UMKC Women's Center. Bring a yoga mat and learn some yoga and relaxation exercises to help prepare for finals. Snacks will be provided as this class will be over lunch. Come on outside and join us and the UMKC Women's Center on the quad at 11:00a!

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Burn body fat

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Swinney-Zen

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 (2:00p - 2:30p)

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and gain some Swinney-Zen. Mid-afternoon slump? Forget about it! Swinney-Zen squeezes perfectly into the busiest schedules and is totally FREE! Melt your stress away and re-center yourself so that you can conquer the rest of the day.

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Reduce risk of injury, back pain and arthritis

The Hub Open Houses

Join us for an open house on Thursday, September 4, from 3:00p to 5:00p and learn firsthand about our entire bicycle program, services and cycling in and around campus! Swinney Recreation Center manages the Clean Commute bicycle program where over fifty bikes are available each academic semester (including the summer). For more information on The Hub, please click on the link above.

Open House Dates  Open House Times 
Thursday, September 4, 2014  3:00p - 5:00p

Fitness Facts

Benefits of lifting weights:
~ Reduce risk of injury, back pain and arthritis

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