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Our Classes

Your RVC membership includes 50+ in-person and a library of RVC Digital classes!

Whatever your exercise style or needs, we have you covered. From gentle yoga to high-intensity boot camp, we offer a wide variety of classes for all levels in our 3 group exercise studios and therapy pool.

Check out our class schedule where you will find Barre, Cardio, Dance, Pilates, Spinning, Strength, Yoga, and more. Our team of experienced instructors will motivate you to work hard while providing modifications for your own fitness levels.

Reserve your spot in any classes, or even reserve a lane in our lap pool or Personal Training Studio through our app or member portal.

Whether you need an energy boost, a moment of relaxation, or time with kindred spirits we’ve got the class for you.

 

How to take a class at RVC

  1. Reserve your spot via the RVC app. (Choose "Classes" then the date and the class.) Reservations are available 14 days prior to each class. Class sizes are limited so that we can maintain social distancing.
  2. Arrive on time and choose your space (see below for specific room requirements). Please note that if you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist.
    • Spinning: Choose and reserve your bike by putting your initials on the bike map on the door. Each bike is numbered. Only 20 of the bikes are available.
    • Studio 1: Find your "spot". There are literally 20 dots on the floor indicating where you should stand. Barre classes may require a slightly different spacing configuration to accommodate the ballet barres.
    • Yoga Studio: Only 15 people are allowed in this large space. There are no space indicators on the floor. Be mindful and place your mat away from others for social distancing.
    • Aqua: Classes that use only one half of the pool (the shallow or deep end) allow 10 participants. Our "Aqua Fit +" classes use the entire pool but have 2 reservation options - shallow or deep end - and allow 15 participants.
  3. Cancel your reservation. If for some reason you can not attend a class you have reserved, please cancel your reservation. Many of our classes fill up and have a waiting list. When someone cancels, those people on the waiting list are notified and can then attend class.

 

The waitlist feature, explained. If a spot opens up you will be notified via your phone (if you have notifications turned on) as well as email and can then reserve that spot for yourself. If you have not responded to that notification within a certain amount of time the next person on the waitlist will be notified. Some people choose to show up and wait for a spot to open up in the class. If someone does not show up for their reservation on time, that spot may be given to the waitlisted person. There is no guarantee a spot will open up. Please consider taking that class on RVC Digital if it is available.

Before you take a Spinning class at RVC. Please be sure to watch the video below. You will learn everything you need to know so that you are fully prepared to take on our legendary spinning classes at RVC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to bring my own mat? We highly recommend that you do so, however we do provide a limited number in Studio 1 and the Yoga Studio. You are responsible for wiping down any equipment you use with the wipes provided.

Where are the classrooms located? Studio 1 and the Spinning Studio are behind the front desk and can be accessed from the hallway next to the front desk as well as from the Fitness Floor. The Yoga Studio is to the left of the front door next to the cafe (Please check in at the front desk before entering the Yoga Studio.)

How do I know how full a class is? You can see how many people are in the class by going to the RVC app. Select Classes> Pick the date > Pick the class. "Available spots" tells you how many spaces are still available (out of 15 for the majority of our classes).

How often are the rooms cleaned? Every studio is mopped after every class and we allow at least 30 minutes between each class for this to happen and to allow additional air turnover. Members are responsible for wiping down any equipment they use. We have provided sanitizing wipes for this purpose. We suggest also wiping down equipment before you use it.

How do I know if a class has been canceled? If a class needs to be canceled, anyone already registered will receive an email letting them know. If you are not registered yet, a good indication that the class has been canceled is if it does not show up on the schedule in the app. For this, and other reasons, we do not recommend waiting until you get to the club to reserve your spot in a class.

What if I forget to register? If you show up and realize you have not registered and there is still room in the class, please register either via the app, or at the front desk. Note: Registration via the app closes 5 minutes before the class so the front desk can do it if the class is about to start. Do not attend class without registering.

How do I know if a class is right for me? In the majority of cases, our classes are modifiable for all levels. You can always go a little slower, use less weight, or take a breather. The best thing to do is introduce yourself to the instructor and let them know a little about your fitness level and any issues you might have. They can suggest modifications as needed.

Any other questions? Email our group exercise coordinator at RVCGroupExercise@RiverValleyClub.com.

Private/Buddy/Small Group Training

If you're looking to go deeper, RVC BeWell instructors offer you the most professional experience in Pilates, Yoga, and meditation in private and semi-private lessons. RVC Aquatics instructors offer you the most professional experience in lap swimming, open water swimming, and aquatic exercise/calisthenics in private and semi-private lessons.

Lessons can be purchased individually, or in packages are available in 6-, 12-, 24-, 36-, and 48-packs. Packages reduce the rate per session and can be purchased on a payment plan according to the frequency of your training.

If you'd like to learn more or schedule a training session, send us an email at ContactUs@RiverValleyClub.com.

  • Private Lessons (1 - on - 1) - Single hour sessions: $90-$97/session
  • Buddy Lessons (2 students - 1 instructor)- Single hour sessions: $59-$63/session
  • Small Group Lessons (3-4 students - 1 instructor) - Single hour sessions: $50-$54/session

 

Our Instructors

Sonya Carter

Sonya Carter

I hope the participants in my meditation and yoga classes will leave class feeling inspired, relaxed and refreshed. more...

  • Hatha Flow Yoga
  • Children’s Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Aerial Yoga

Emily Cleaveland

Emily Cleaveland

To love what exercise does for their bodies; to stand taller, move better, and take the stairs two at a time! more...

  • Les Mills BodyPump
  • Insanity

Roni Finkelstein

Roni Finkelstein

I would like for participants to leave my class feeling pride and peace in their bodies and minds. Ideally, participants will attend my yoga classes regularly and notice increased balance, stability, flexibility over time. more...

  • 200 HR Certified Yoga Instructor
  • BA History
  • Masters in Social Work

Amy Fortier

Amy Fortier

The greatest compliment I can receive at the end of class is, "I had so much fun that I forgot I was exercising!" I want my participants to feel like they've succeeded and are more confident in themselves by the end of their time with me. more...

  • NASM - Certified Personal Trainer
  • ZHealth® Movement Performance Specialist - R, I

Alicia Green

Alicia Green

I want my class participants to find healthy alignment and awareness of how the connection of body, mind and breath can be harnessed to increase health and well-being. more...

  • Accredited Life and Business Coach, International Coaching Federation

Amanda Hamel

Amanda Hamel

RVC has always felt like an after school program, where all of the crew enjoys each moment. more...

  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • ASFA Water Aerobics Instructor

Kathy Jastrzembski

Kathy Jastrzembski

My short term goal is to have a good experience in yoga class in the moment and, in the long term, to experience all the benefits of yoga practice that continues through the months and years. more...

  • SCW Yoga

Jen Karr

Jen Karr

I simply wish to make their time with me the BEST (or at least most memorable) part of their day. more...

  • Maddogg 5 Star Spinning Instructor
  • Les Mills BodyCombat Instructor AIM Level 2
  • Les Mills BodyPump Instructor

Sue Kirincich

Sue Kirincich

To experience peace and freedom inside themselves. more...

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Yoga Teaching certification

Jolin Kish

Jolin Kish

I hope my participants have fun! I believe exercise should be a stress reliever and something to enjoy while simultaneously maintaining or improving physical and mental health. more...

  • AFAA - Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer
  • SWC - Personal Trainer
  • Licensed in Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold, Zumba Aqua, Zumba STEP & STRONG

Niki Muckenhirn

Niki Muckenhirn

I want participants in my classes to feel strong, flexible, and excited to come back for more! more...

  • Bachelors and Masters in Health Science
  • EMT

Adrianne Pelton

Adrianne Pelton

I strive to be a fun, useful and efficient guide to my Spinner's fitness goals. more...

  • Mad Dogg Spinning: RockStar, SpinPower, Resistance & Breath Coaching Certifications, Schwinn
  • Fitness Cycling Classic Instructor Certification
  • AFAA Group Fitness Certification, Inferno Hot Pilates Level I Instructor
  • American Red Cross Instructor Certification

Suzanne Rendahl

Suzanne Rendahl

My goal is to make every student find or learn something new in class, whether it be trying a new pose, balancing better, going deeper into a pose, or finding greater peace of mind and spirit. I also try to foster a community spirit, where participants care and look out for each other in and sometimes even out of class. more...

  • Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Eileen Saunders

Eileen Saunders

I'm an energetic instructor who is committed to motivating and encouraging my students to reach their fitness goals. I strive to make every class fun and challenging so members look forward to coming again and again. more...

  • Aquatic Exercise Association Aquatic Fitness Professional Certified

Donna Schlosser

Donna Schlosser

My goal is to have members find what motivates them through fun and challenging exercise formats. It's when we find what we love that we stick to it! more...

  • Radiology Technician
  • Aquatic Instructor

Teresa Urnezis

Teresa Urnezis

I would like for all of the participants of my classes to feel good about themselves and enjoy their time in class. Hopefully walking away with some new knowledge that will help them feel better. more...

  • BFA Dance Performance NIU
  • Pilates, Barre, BodyFlow

Marie White

Marie White

My goal is to provide an individualized comprehensive training and fitness program/class that focuses on the mind and body as a whole because Fitness isn’t one size fits all. more...

  • ACE clinical exercise specialist, ACE personal trainer
  • SEW Pilates instructor

Our Class Descriptions

Aqua Fit
This water-workout utilizes the buoyancy and compression of the water allowing you to work harder than you might on land, without the joint, muscle & tendon stress! All levels.
Barre Mix
This class will shape leaner, longer muscles by using the ballet barre, body weight and props combined with Pilates moves. This full-body workout improves posture, strengthens glutes, tones stomach muscles, and increases flexibility. All levels.
Barre Mix PLUS
This 75 minute class starts with 30 minutes of focused exercise designed to target and strengthen your core through a variety of movements including Pilates, aerobic, strength and balance work. Followed by a more traditional 45 minute Barre class that will shape leaner, longer muscles by using the ballet barre, body weight and props combined with Pilates moves. This full-body workout improves posture, strengthens glutes, tones stomach muscles, and increases flexibility. All levels.
BodyCombat (Les Mills)
This fiercely energetic Les Mills program is inspired by mixed martial arts & draws from a wide array of disciplines such as Karate, Taekwondo, Tai Chi & Muay Thai.
BodyFlow (Les Mills)
 A Les Mills yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life, as it has you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. All levels.
BodyPump (Les Mills)
 This original Les Mills barbell class will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body. Focusing on low weight loads & high repetition movements, you’ll burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle.
Cardio Dance
 A simple, low impact dance-based program suitable for all levels & ages. This program provides a fun, aerobic workout that incorporates dance styles such as Latin, Hip Hop, Broadway, Belly Dance, Country & more. All levels.
Deep Water Conditioning
 Utilize the deep end of our therapy pool, water weights, and body resistance to build strength and endurance with minimal joint stress. This is a non-impact, high-resistance, total body exercise workout. Participants may use our various floats to support themselves. All levels.
Forever Fit
 This class provides a variety of cardio conditioning, strength/flexibility, and functional training for everyday activities. Created for members looking to ease their way into fitness. All levels.
Full Body Conditioning
 Get back to the basics with a mix of strength, cardio, mobility, and flexibility. Adaptable for most fitness levels. All levels.
Gentle Yoga
 For beginners and those who want a gentle approach to yoga. A variety of supported and strengthening poses will be explored, along with a focus on conscious breathing. All levels.
Hatha Yoga
 An alignment focused practice that combines postures, breath work and mindfulness to create deep awareness in body and mind. Build strength, balance and flexibility while calming mind and spirit. All levels.
HIIT Bootcamp
 Combines classic fitness moves in a total body conditioning workout through High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). We will primarily use interval training designed to challenge and surprise you with how far you can push yourself. All levels.
Iyengar Yoga
A safe, accessible & classical Indian style of yoga using introductory to advanced poses often with the use of props to develop strength, stamina, concentration & body alignment. This class is suitable for those new to yoga and also challenging for longtime students. All levels. Level 2 classes may include inversions such as headstands and handstands.
Kripalu Yoga
 A challenging approach to asana practice that emphasizes meditation and breathwork, and encourages inward focus and spiritual attunement. Transcend your day-to-day worries, aches, and pains and emerge calm, clear, and fully enlivened. All levels.
Meditation
 Connect to your inner stillness to find your focus, increase your concentration and center your breath. All levels.
Pilates Mix
 Create a strong, balanced body and increase your range of motion and flexibility with classic mat Pilates moves mixed with Yoga and props. Every exercise can be modified to decrease or increase the level of challenge. All levels.
Pilates Mix PLUS
This 75 minute class starts with 30 minutes of focused exercise designed to target and strengthen your glutes/legs through a variety of movements including Pilates, aerobic, strength and balance work. Followed by a more traditional 45 minute Pilates class that will create a strong, balanced body and increase your range of motion and flexibility with classic mat Pilates moves mixed with Yoga and props. Every exercise can be modified to decrease or increase the level of challenge. All levels.
Pilates Reformer
Pilates Reformer classes offer all the benefits of traditional mat Pilates while using a specialized piece of equipment called the reformer. The reformer is a bed-like frame with a flat platform on it, called the carriage, that rolls back and forth on wheels within the frame. The carriage is attached to one end of the reformer by a set of springs. Most Pilates reformer exercises involve pushing or pulling the carriage or holding the carriage steady as it is pulled on by the springs. The springs can be adjusted to change the resistance and thereby personalize the exercises to your own level. Exercises can be done lying down, sitting, standing, pulling the straps, pushing the footbar, perched on the footbar, perched on the shoulder blocks, with additional equipment, upside down, sideways, and many other variations. The wide variety of exercises that can be done on the reformer promote length, strength, flexibility, and balance. These important aspects of fitness lead to better posture, graceful and efficient movement, and even potential relief from pain associated with physical imbalances and tension.
Power Reformer
This athletic version of our classic Reformer class is created to challenge the body and mind at optimal levels by taking traditional, and not so traditional, Reformer exercises and adding additional challenges by incorporating weights, Therabands and iso-balls. The result? A deep level of intricate muscle toning, body sculpting, and core strengthening. This class will leave you challenged, chiseled and sweaty.
Power Yoga
 A challenging, mindful, vinyasa [yoga flow] practice focusing on strong anatomical alignment and breath while building core strength. Intermediate to Advanced.
Spinning
 The ultimate cardiovascular workout. Pedal through hill climbs, sprints, and many other challenging drills – all while jamming out to an exciting, instructor-customized soundtrack. First-timers should arrive early for proper bike fitting. All levels.
Vinyasa Yoga
This class is centered on stringing postures (Asanas) together, flowing from one move to another, seamlessly, using breath.
Yoga Mix
Try a variety of yoga styles with our rotating roster of instructors. Each class will combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and mindfulness to promote mental and physical well-being. Beginner to Intermediate.
Zumba®
 We take the “work” out of working out by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie burning, dance fitness party. All levels.

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What our members say

 Jennifer Packard
Jennifer Packard

Whether you’re just starting out, trying to get back into a routine, or are feeling frustrated with your current regimen: Your fitness journey is your own. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else.

 Terry Hall
Terry Hall

‘Can’t’ is no longer in my vocabulary, and I have a sense of pride in my ability to work toward a goal and not only achieve it, but often exceed it.