Group Fitness Classes

Group fitness classes are a great way to learn a variety of exercise styles. Through group fitness, you are exposed to a community of people with similar goals who are seeking a healthy lifestyle. We offer a variety of exciting, fun, and dynamic group fitness classes on a weekly basis that are free with your HRC membership. Below you will find information on the various classes offered each semester.

Are you interested in becoming a Certified Group Fitness Instructor? Butler HRC will be hosting a dual certification workshop on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. The HRC is partnering with the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA) to host both a Group Fitness Instructor workshop (Saturday) and an Indoor Cycling Certification workshop (Sunday).

The sign-up for both is located on the website. For help signing up for either workshop, please contact Dan Scripter at

More information is available in this document.

Customized Group Fitness is a Recreation & Wellness service available for students, faculty, and staff who would like to reserve a group fitness instructor to teach a class for a special event or for their department, office, organization, etc.

Custom Fitness Class Pricing

Number of Participants Number of Instructors Needed Type of Class Price
1-17 1 Cycling $40.00
1-40 1 Yoga, Pilates, Barre $50.00
41-80 2 Yoga, Pilates, Barre $75.00
81+ 3 Yoga, Pilates, Barre $100.00
1-40 1 Zumba, HIIT, Total Body Strength $40.00
41-80 2  Zumba, HIIT, Total Body Strength $60.00
81+ 3  Zumba, HIIT, Total Body Strength $80.00

Payments can be made via cash, check, or journal voucher.

Submit your request for a Customized Group Fitness Class here.

Please submit requests no later than 10 business days prior to your event.

When are classes?

Class times will change each semester based off of the availability of our instructors and the Butler University academic calendar.  To stay up to date on our group fitness schedule each semester, check back to this web page or follow on Instagram.

Do Group Fitness classes cost money?

The cost of classes is already included in the student activity fees, which all full-time students pay at the beginning of the school year. Group fitness classes are also free for anyone with a valid HRC membership. Special Event classes typically cost $5 upon registration.  If you are interested in planning a Customized Group Fitness class for a private event or group, a small fee will be requested.  For more information on Customized Group Fitness check the drop-down above.

Can Faculty and Staff take classes?

Yes, all classes are open to all Faculty and Staff members.

Where are the classes located?

Most of the Group Fitness Classes are located in The Wet Room, on the lower level of the HRC. Some classes are also held in The Zone, which will always be indicated on the Group Fitness schedule.

What are Special Event classes?

Special Event classes are offered once a month each semester. These are classes that are typically not offered on the weekly Group Fitness schedule. Information for Special Event classes can be found on the website, on social media, and posted on flyers throughout the HRC.

How early should I arrive for class?

We recommend arriving 10 minutes prior to the start time of class if you are able to.  New participants may want to arrive early and introduce themselve to the instructor so the instructor and give them a preview of the class.

Butler group fitness classes are now on YouTube!  Follow this link and subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss a class taught by your favorite group fitness instructors!

We would like to continue supporting your health and wellness journey by offering additional virtual resources. Follow this link for information regarding exercise libraries, wellness resources, exercise programs, and ways to build your own workouts at home.

Before a group fitness class this year, please be aware of the following polices:

  1. Masks must be worn at all times, unless you are taking a drink of water
  2. Participants must remain in their designated, physically distanced space during class
  3. Arrive to the HRC 10 minutes prior to the start of class
  4. Bring your own water bottle and water filler stations will be available
  5. Do not share equipment with other participants
  6. Use the provided wipes to sanitze your quipment after use