Type: Fitness, Passe-partout

Group fitness

Group fitness

Group fitness is a big party. And with your fitness membership at the USC you can follow a whole bunch of group fitness workouts such as spinning, pilates, zumba. At our 4 fitness locations: Universum, ClubWest, Amstelcampus and ASC.


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Week 24

Group fitness in summertime

From 16 July up to and including 2 September you find many classes at Universum, Amstelcampus, ASC and ClubWest. Join with your valid membership or buy a summer fitness membership. Check the complete USC summer programme.

Group fitness at the USC: how?

  • With a fitness – or passe-partout membership you can follow all the group fitness workouts at the USC.
  • You can follow group fitness workouts at our 4 fitness locations.
  • With a fitness membership you can also follow all the small group workouts.
  • You can try out 3x for free.

Get a ticket for your class

In sports centre Universum, ClubWest and Amstelcampus you need a ticket to enter all group fitness classes. You can also make an online reservation for your favourite class. That’s very easy using the timetables above. After your online reservation you still need to get your ticket at the ticket machines in Universum, ClubWest and Amstelcampus.

All USC group fitness workouts explained


Ballet Barre training is the newest fitness trend. TrippleShape® is the first Barreworkout in the Netherlands! It’s a combination of ballet, pilates and yoga on contemporary music in an energetic and relaxed setting! 


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. 

Circuit training

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. 


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.

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!

Fit Fight 

Expect a powerful cardio workout based on martial arts like Karate, Boxing, Taekwondo and Muay Thai. But, it’s on music! In this non-contact training, you will start by learning the movements which are used during the workout.


In the In-/outdoor training class you work on strength, endurance and load-taking capacity. You do a mixture of body weight exercises as well as compound exercises. This class is given at ClubWest.

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.

Kinesis (only at ClubWest)

Kinesis is a training method in which your movements feel natural and unpressured. This is due to the technology that enables you to surpass gravity in a three dimensional space. You create awareness of your movements, train a right posture, and you focus on the perfect balance between body and mind. These trainings are given at ClubWest. You can use the Kinesis area individually, or during one of the group classes with an instructor.


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.


Under the guidance of the instructor you make a ‘cycle tour’ in which different speeds are integrated. Stimulating beats help you through it. At any time you can choose a gear that fits for you. The intensity of this workout is totally up to you!

Step & dance

During a steps class, you continually step on and off a bench (the step). You find a lot of fun and hard work here. During this class you will learn a choreography. It’s a challenging, advanced class. 

Step & shape

This workout is a combination of steps and body shape. The combinations are easy to follow. 

Total body workout

The Total body workout class you begin with a short warming-up, followed by a short period of aerobics Hi/Low imapct. Combinations are easy to follow. Then you do exercises for all your muscle groups. You cover back, arms, belly, shoulders, breast and legs. In the Total body workout + there will be 45 min cardio and 45 min strength training for the whole body. 

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 (except Saturday).


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.


Are you a sports fanatic? Are you interested in various sports? The USC passe-partout is the right thing for you! This membership comprises a whole lot of different sports. Group fitness is part of the passe-partout.

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Dr. Meurerlaan 10
1067 SM Amsterdam Osdorp
(020) 525 89 09

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Meibergdreef 27
1105 AZ Amsterdam
(020) 566 32 23

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Amstelcampus sport & fitness
Tweede Boerhaavestraat 10
1091 AN Amsterdam
(020) 525 80 75

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Science Park 306
1098 XH Amsterdam
(020) 525 89 55

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