Type: Fitness, Passe-partout

Group fitness

With your USC fitness membership you can join a whole bunch of group fitness workouts, such as spinning, pilates and zumba. At 4 locations in Amsterdam!


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Group fitness at USC

With a fitness – or passe-partout membership you can join all group fitness classes.
And you can work out individually in the gym at 4 USC locations.
Including great Summer Extras: basketball, beachvolleyball and slacklining.
Corona proof: we work with mandatory reservations and additional house rules.
Don’t have a USC membership yet? Check the Fitness Summer Membership!

Fitness Summer Membership

  • With a Fitness Summer Membership you have access to the gym at 4 USC locations (including group fitness classes) in July and August. You can get this membership on the fitness page.
  • The fee for the Summer Membership will be lowered slightly every Monday morning, so you can get your membership at an attractive rate until the end of August.

Making a reservation

  • You need a reservation for every visit to USC, also when you want to train in the gym individually.
  • Make a reservation in the timetable above.
  • You can make reservations 6 days in advance.
  • You can make a maximum of 4 reservations in the consecutive 6 days.
  • On the day itself, the number of reservations is unlimited.
  • Read all reservation and house rules thoroughly before coming to USC! We can only keep things safe together.

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Booked a class, but can’t make it? Please cancel in advance!

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Summer Extras

In July and August, you join great Summer Extras with your USC membership: basketball, beachvolleyball and slacklining. Make a reservation on the Summer Extras pagina!

All group fitness classes

BBB, body power, body weight training, bootcamp, combat, condition circuit, core power, essentrics, fat attack, high intensity training (HIT), kick & shape, pilates, spinning, yoga basic, zumba

All group fitness classes explained


BBB is a training for the three B’s: belly (abdomen), buttocks and legs (in Dutch ‘benen’). You start with a low-impact warming-up followed by various exercises for aforementioned muscle groups. 

Body power

You do a group barbell workout on music. There are no steps or dance combinations, just easy and efficient exercises with barbells and dumbbells. Body power is strongly linked to regular fitness activities. 

Body weight training

In this circuit class we mostly do body weight exercises, with the help of some tools such as fitness bands to increase or decrease resistance. We also use kettlebells, bosu, steps and more to keep challenging you.


An outdoor training that combines running with all sorts of strength and conditioning exercises. Go play outside!


In this workout you train your whole body in circuit session with the use of techniques from (kick-)boxing. You learn and improve self defence techniques. You are challenged to improve your power and endurance. You do not need a combat sports background.

Condition circuit

A circuit training session with all available material. After an active warming-up with different ways of running and a short stretch, you do a combination of exercises in a circuit. You run and jump a lot in this training, the intensity of which you determine for yourself. It is a heavy training session in which your whole body is trained for strength and condition. 

Core power

Core power is a unique training programme, in which strength, endurance and co-ordination are combined into an effective workout. With Core power you do ‘functional power training’  with exercises aimed at muscle groups that work together effectively. Core power brings your training ‘back to basics’: pushing, pulling, lifting, turning, bending and stretching.


With Essentrics you do an effective toning workout on music. Dynamic stretches and fluid movements will quickly result in strong, lean and flexible muscles. You work on a slim silhouette, more flexibility and a better posture. You do not need weights or fancy steps for this. This class is suitable for all members regardless of level, age or sex. 

Fat attack

A high intensity cardio and strength training. Low pace and heavy weights alternated by high rythm excercises with small weights. Various attributes will be used during the training, like kickbags, steps, ropes and kettlebells. All excercises are easy to follow for all participants. Non stop sweating guranteed!

High Intensity Training

A high intensity cardio training with pumping music, a lot of high impact (= jumping!) and body weight exercises. Don’t expect difficult dance moves, do expect to sweat a lot! You will work on your total condition, a stronger body and a very satisfied feeling.

Kick & shape

An intense class in which you make various punch and kick techniques against a punch bag to upbeat music. Go for it and grow fitter and stronger. For this class you need boxing gloves. You can lend these at the desk.


Your key words in Pilates: body posture and control, suppleness, breathing and consciousness. You do predominantly floor exercises which cover every posture muscle in your body, especially the abdomen, back and buttocks. You do the exercises slow, fluid and in conjunction with your breathing. During a Pilates class, it isn’t about the number of repetitions and exhausting yourself – it’s about the care and precision with which you execute the movements. The result: a better posture and more supple body.


This is a workout on a spinning bike under guidance of an instructor. During this ‘cycle tour’ you can adjust speed, resistance and your posture (sitting/standing). The stimulating effects of music can give just that extra impuls. At any moment you can decide the intensity that suits you.

Yoga basic

The name says it all; this is a basic yoga training. And therefor easily accessible for everyone. By the way, this is the only yoga training you can do with your fitness membership. Want to have more yoga? You can follow 9 week yoga courses at USC Body & Mind! At ClubWest we offer a yoga membership with daily yoga classes.


Zumba is a combination of fitness and dance movements set to world and Latin music such as salsa, merengue, reggaeton, cumbia, calypso, flamenco and hiphop. Do you like swinging music and want to lose weight? Then this is your workout. Party mood guaranteed.

Compare classes

Compare the different workouts (a.o. intensity) in this table.

USC Groepsfitness matrix februari 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional house rules



  • Check all memberships at Fitness.
  • Reservations are mandatory and can only be made online.

Summer Program 2020
Want to try something other than fitness? Check the full USC Summer Program!

Additional reservation and house rules
Read all reservation and house rules thoroughly before coming to USC! We can only keep things safe together.

Mail: usc@uscsport.nl
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