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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 27, 2020) — Campus Recreation and Wellness is excited to offer virtual group fitness classes for all University of Kentucky students, faculty and staff. The group fitness classes are being taught through Facebook Live in a private group.

In order to gain access to these classes, participants must fill out the interest form at https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4ZP3Q4LC9YH6lCt and then log onto Facebook, search for the group "UK Campus Recreation and Wellness Virtual Fitness," and ask to join the group. From here, Campus Recreation and Wellness will check that you are a student, faculty or staff member at UK and accept your request. 

These group fitness classes will include but are not limited to formats such as yoga, bootcamp, kickboxing and total body sculpt. The great thing about these classes is that they require no gym equipment, although some do suggest having household items (such as water bottles, brooms, food cans, etc.) to use as weights. All classes welcome all fitness levels, and you will not need to register ahead of time — just log onto Facebook from the comfort of your home (you will not be seen by others on Facebook live).

"Campus Recreation and Wellness wanted to provide a healthy outlet for all UK students and employees during this time of unknown and isolation," said Lindsey Peterson, memberships and marketing director for Campus Recreation and Wellness. "We strive to always provide quality recreation and wellness programs and services for the campus community, and being away from campus will not stop us from supporting student success and promoting healthy lifestyles."

In addition, Campus Recreation and Wellness is also offering virtual wellness coaching and virtual Koru classes and hopes to provide more virtual programming eventually. More information about all of these programs can be found on the Campus Recreation and Wellness website www.uky.edu/recwell or on social media (Twitter and Instagram - @UKCampusRecwell; Facebook - UKCampusRec).

Check out a schedule of classes in the downloads on the right side of this page.

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