Fitness (PEF)

PEF 131 and 132 Body Sculpt I and II

Use a variety of equipment to challenge every major muscle group in the body with a focus on muscular endurance and strength.

PEF 145 F45: Functional Fitness

In 45 minutes, combine functional movements, agility, and diverse strength training stimuli ranging from heavier, shorter weight training intervals to light weight endurance sets, allowing the body to constantly grow stronger. F45 offers hundreds of exciting exercises, all easily adaptable to different fitness levels. 

PEF 199 Beginning Strength

In this beginner class we will learn the basic principles and application of exercise, strength, cardio and interval training. All class participants will move at their own pace as we progress over the term. We will emphasize having fun and building community alongside your fitness journey! This is a great class for students who have participated in PEF 131/132 Body Sculpt and looking to expand their to fitness in the weight room.

PEF 199 Country Western Partner

Country western dancing is one of the most diverse and popular forms of social dancing, comprising both line and partner dance styles. In this class, we will learn about the most popular and foundational partner dance styles that comprise Oregon’s country dance scene, with a focus on fundamentals for leading and following. A partner is not required to register.

PEF 199 Line Dancing

Non-partner dance routines in country western style; musical interpretation, footwork, and sequencing of approximately 20 different routines.

PEF 199 Step Aerobics

Step Aerobics incorporates choreographed step combinations and muscular strength intervals for a full-body workout. Control your workout changing your speed, coordination, and agility, with modifications offered to vary complexity and intensity.

PEF 205 Pilates Yoga Fusion

Pilates-based exercises are paired with yoga practice. Students will enhance muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance while centering their minds and reducing stress.

PEF 208 Barre

A combination of controlled movements and postures inspired by Pilates, yoga and ballet, with elements of aerobics that deliver a total body workout. Using the barre as a prop, and other fitness equipment, students will focus on posture, body awareness, strength, flexibility, and balance through low-impact, isometric and dynamic movements. All fitness levels welcome and no dance or ballet experience necessary.

PEF 221 Crossfit I

Combine constantly varied, functional movements in different workout formats that push your intensity. You’ll build strength, endurance, power, and agility in a supportive, encouraging, team-oriented environment. All fitness levels welcome and no experience required.

PEF 222 Crossfit II

Use intermediate to advanced gymnastics, weightlifting, and other exercises to maximize all levels of fitness. Set goals, train hard, and reach your potential by challenging yourself and your community. We recommended that you have basic CrossFit or weight lifting experience before entering the class.

PEF 241 Group Cycling I

Workouts are performed on a specialized stationary cycle. Exercise to music using a variety of cycling positions and drills. Students learn to operate and adjust the indoor cycles, enhance their cycling mechanics, and improve cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular endurance.

PEF 243 Cycle Sculpt

A combination of indoor cycling and functional strength training for students who are pressed for time and want to improve strength, endurance and cardio conditioning. Appropriate for all fitness levels, learning to apply various riding techniques and full body exercises.

PEF 251 Fitness Kickboxing

Practice jabs, punches, footwork, and kick patterns adapted from martial arts for overall fitness benefits. A unique twist on cardiovascular training with moves choreographed to music.

PEF 301 Core and Stretch

Develop core strength and flexibility through a program of traditional sport- and Pilates-based exercises.

PEF 321 Zumba

A Latin dance and world music inspired workout. Choreographed routines are easy for participants of all levels to enjoy. Increase cardiovascular fitness and improve dance skills.

PEF 326 Fitness Dance

Learn dance moves and routines inspired by current top 40s hits, music videos, and hip hop.

PEF 335 Healthy Cooking

Learn cooking basics and nutrition education through a combination of lecture and hands-on activity. Class time will be used for food preparation and tasting, a grocery store tour, deciphering food labels, shopping on a budget, and basic cooking techniques for grains, vegetables, and proteins. Course format is offered as a weekend workshop, meeting once per term on a Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.

PEF 340 Personal Trainer

Through a combination of lecture and activity, students prepare for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer certification exam. This course provides information and learning activities on principles of exercise science, fitness assessments, exercise design and implementation and behavior change, and coaching one-on-one. Instructor approval required.

PEF 342 Group Fitness Instructor Training

Through a combination of lecture and activity, students prepare to instruct group fitness workouts and complete the American Council on Exercise (ACE) certification exam. Gain practical experience in group fitness leadership skills and learn principles of exercise, class design, music selection and coaching a group. Recommendation: previous participation in group exercises classes. Instructor approval required.

PEF 344 Eat, Move, and Be Well

Through a combination of lecture and activity, students learn and apply a lifestyle approach (nutrition, exercise, and stress management) to creating healthy habits. Course format: currently offered asynchronous online; for credit only. Involves weekly content, assignments and discussion (to evoke positive lifestyle change and increase knowledge of nutrition and exercise) and two independent weekly movement sessions to increase cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance. Option to take the course graded or pass/no pass.

PEF 345 Nutrition and Performance

This lecture based course explores the influence of nutrition on athletic performance and health. Develop skills in nutritional analysis and implement a plan for improving personal dietary and training behaviors.

PEF 347 Nutrition Daily

Evaluate and learn how nutrition is uniquely related to your personal goals. Understand macronutrients and how to create balanced meals by cooking and sharing ideas with class community. Course format: currently offered asynchronous online; for credit only with grading as pass/no pass.

PEF 399 Special Studies Well-Being Coaching

Through a combination of lecture and application, students prepare to be health and well-being coaches and complete the American Council on Exercise (ACE) certification exam. Learn how lifestyle factors and behaviors impact stress, nutrition, physical activity, substance use, and sleep. Understand how coaching empowers people to take ownership of their well-being, and to discover their own motivation for lasting behavior change. This course is designed to give you both the knowledge and skills needed to assess a client’s lifestyle behaviors and then support them through behavior change in a one-on-one coaching setting. Instructor approval required.

Cost of attendance is the estimated cost to attend the UO for the academic year. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides estimates for cost of attendance information that goes beyond tuition and fees, and includes: living expenses (housing and food), books/supplies/equipment, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses.