Adult Programs

Adult Fitness Membership

Aerial | Core ConditioningFitness Bootcamp | Martial Arts | Meditation | Massage Therapy | Personal Training | Yoga | Zumba® | Skateboard Classes | Practice English by Acting! | Taiko Drums | Barre Fitness | Open Recreation Memberships: Weight Room & Adult Sports

Adult Fitness Membership

Adult Fitness Membership gives you unlimited access to all classes/program/activities with University Village! It also includes access to the Gymnasium sports and weight room. Register Online Today!

General Public
Cost: $50 per month

UCB Staff/Affiliate
Cost: $40 per month
Must have your UCB email address listed on account.

Village Resident
Cost: $30 per month
Must have University Village address associated with your account and be listed on the lease.

Failure to comply with eligibilty guidelines will result in termination of your membership. Terminated memberships are not eligible for refunds.

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Aerial

Swing, fly and spin in this exploration of all things "aerial": silks, trapeze and more. Join us in the Apparatus Bay!

Location

Apparatus Bay

Instructor

Shaly Borgen

Day/Time

On Hiatus

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Barre Fitness

Come increase strength and flexibility while making new friends at Barre! Our 45-minute Barre class is a ballet-inspired strength workout that includes elements of Pilates, yoga, and dance. We work through each muscle group, focusing on form and core engagement to get the most out of each exercise. Modifications are provided, so all fitness levels are welcome! Come ready to be challenged, and watch yourself grow stronger and more confident each time.

Part of the Adult Fitness Membership  

Free Trial Classes for All during the month of January 2020!

Location

Apparatus Bay

Instructor

Ali Lefler

Day/Time

Tuesdays 7:30pm-8:15pm 

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Core Conditioning

Tighten, tone and strengthen all the muscles of your core! This ½ hour class will focus on exercises designed to increase the stability, stamina and musculature of your midsection, hips and back. Challenging gymnastics equipment, exercise balls and your own body weight will be used to provide resistance for each movement.

Part of the Adult Fitness Membership 

Location

Apparatus Bay

Instructor

Matt Schwey

Day/Time

Wednesdays 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.

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Are you an English language learner?  Do you like acting?  Practice English while acting!  We will read and act interesting short scenes and plays.  We will learn vocabulary, pronunciation, and acting skills.  Memorizing is not necessary.  No experience is necessary.  The instructors teach ESL students, act, and direct for theater.

**Participants must be able to speak and understand simple conversation, instructions and read a script out loud.  If they have an accent or don't know the meanings of all of the words or idioms in the script, that's OK!  Click here for a sample script.  

Priority Registartion for Village Residents. 

Location

Four Corners Room

Instructor

Gary Green of Berkeley Adult School

Day/Time

Winter 2020:
February 5 - March 18

Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm

Village Resident Registartion

General Public Registration

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Fitness Bootcamp

Lose weight, get fit, have fun! Come workout with friends in a positive, encouraging, and energetic atmosphere. Bootcamp will be centered around improving your cardiovascular health, total bodystrength, and overall fitness performance. No prior exercise or athletic experience is needed as all exercises can be progressed or regressed depending on your fitness level. The training tools will include resistance bands, calisthenics, medicine balls, agility ladders, cycling, and plyometrics. Join us for a fun and challenging workout in a motivational environment.  
Part of the Adult Fitness Membership

Location

Apparatus Bay

Instructor

Matt Schwey

Day/Time

Mondays12:15 -1: p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 -7:15 p.m.
Wednesdays 12:15 -12:45 p.m. 
Fridays 12:15 - 1 p.m.

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Martial Arts: Tibetan White Crane Gong-fu

According to David Moore's Sifu (martial arts teacher) since 1996, John Cole, the origin of Tibetan White Crane Gong-fu ("skill acquired through repetition") began when a monk's meditation was disturbed by a battle between a white crane and a white ape. Thus began a fighting style that emulates the evasive movements of the Crane, and the powerful movements of the Ape.


The White Crane Style emphasizes powerful exertion of force, firm footwork, clear rhythm and the domination of arm movements. All movements strive to be clean, quick and graceful.

Location

Apparatus Bay

Instructor

David Moore

Day/Time

Sundays 5:00pm-6:00pm

Spring 1: March 15 - April 26
(No Class March 29)
 
Spring 2: May 3 - June 14

 

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Massage Therapy

Carla Koopal is now offering therapeutic massage at University Village.  

Location

TBD

Instructor

Carla Koopal

Day/Time

By appointment. Please contact Carla at 510.912.2024 or email carlakoopal@hotmail.com 

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Meditation Group

We are pleased to announce the launch of a weekly meditation group at University Village. Learn how to drop in to your body and bring about moment to moment awareness in a gentle and supportive environment. All levels are welcome and no prior experience is necessary. 
Location

Crossroads Room

Instructor

Ojig Yeretsian

Day/Time
On Hiatus

Free for Village Residents and part of the Fitness Membership

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Personal Training

Looking to lose weight? Training tips? Our  experienced and certified staff is available to work with clients one-on-one or in small groups in 30- or 60-minute sessions.

Location

Apparatus Bay, Weight Room, Gymnasium

Day/Time

Email uvrec@berkeley.edu to schedule your sessions.

Cost 

Private Training
$45.00 per 1-Hour Training Session (may be broken into two 1/2 hour sessions)
Register Here!

Buddy Sessions (small groups, 3-person minimum)
$20 per person

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Skateboard Classes

Join our Skate team for this special class tailored to adults! Whether you'r a beginner just getting going or advancing to our ramps, rails and pipes, register at the link below! Saturdays at 12:00pm. Featuring very small class sizes that will adapt to your level of experience.

Location

Outdoor Courts

Instructor

Skate Team

Day/Time

By Appointment. Email uvrec@berkeley to register.
Not included with Fitness membership.

 

 

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Taiko Drums

Taiko is the art of Japanese drumming, which develops self-expression and musical creativity. This course engages in a uchikomi-based practice. All those with a sense of rhythm and the stamina to hit taiko for two hours are welcome! In each class,everyone will participate by playing on actual drums. 

7-Week Session: $70.00 *Additional $90 (7wks) supply fee payable to instructor at first class (cash/check). Register at link below!

Location

Apparatus Bay

Instructor

Kensuke Sumii

Day/Time

Fridays 7:30pm-9:30pm

Spring 1 2020:
February 7 - March 27 (7wks)
Fridays 7:30-9:30pm

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Yoga

Carla Koopal has 40 years expertise in 27 Yoga Styles, Teaching Certifications in 17 Styles, plus degrees in Education, Nursing, and Advanced Pain Relief Bodywork.

Carla's "Yoga for Everybody" is an eclectic effective blend of 27 Yoga styles choreographed for the needs of each class, and yielding the benefits of self-massage, self-chiropractic, self-acupressure/ acupuncture, self-psychotherapy ~ altogether resulting in self-healing & optimal wellness!

We will mix & match multi-level Ananda Yoga Therapy & Integrative Yoga Therapy, Anusara & Iyengar Yoga, Slow Flow & Smart Flow Yoga, YinYang Yoga & Restorative Yin Yoga, Kripalu & Kundalini Yoga, Sivananda & Svaroopa Yoga, Bihar & Adi Yoga, Yoga of the Heart & Joy of Life Yoga, Pilates & Pilates Fusion, Pre & Post Natal Yoga, Kali Ray TriYoga & Yoga Meets Dance, Grace Essence & Mindful Insight Meditation, and more… All ages & abilities are Welcome: come play the Yoga way!
Part of the Adult Fitness Membership

Location

Crossroads Room

Instructor

Carla Koopal

Day/Time

Mondays 
7:30pm-8:30pm

Wednesdays 
7:30pm-8:30pm

Saturdays 
9:00am-10:00am

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Zumba

The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked. Zumba® Fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life!

The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got a Zumba® class!

In the past years, the Zumba® program has become nothing short of a revolution, spreading like wildfire, and positioning itself as the single most influential movement in the industry of fitness.
Part of the Adult Fitness Membership

Location

Community Center Gymnasium

Instructor

Zumba Staff

Day/Time

Mondays & Wednesdays
6:30-7:30pm

Saturdays
8:00-9:00am

Cost 

8 class Zumba Card: $50
4 class Zumba Card: $30
$10 / drop in class 
Free with Fitness Membership!

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Open Recreation Memberships

Open Recreation Memberships are available for Village Recreation, UC Affiliates & General Public. Memberships allow access to the weight room and adult sports. Adult sports include: Basketball, Badminton and Futsal. Adult Sports Schedule can be found here!

University Village Recreation has a small weight room open to Village residents and the general public. A Weight Room Orientations by appointment are available for those unfamiliar with equipment and are free with a Recreation membership. Weight room hours and the Weight Room Orientation schedule can be found on the sidebar. As a courtesy to others, please bring a towel with you when using the weight room and adhere to posted rules!

Weight Room Equipment
  • 2 Treadmills
  • Rowing Machine
  • Eliptical Trainer
  • Lifecycle upright stationary cycle
  •  2 Reebok spinning cycle
  • Cybex leg extension and leg curl machines
  • Leg Press / Hack Squat
  • 2 Multi-Station weight machines 
  • Bench Press
  • There is also an assortment of free weights (dumbbells) ranging from 3 to 75 pounds