Type: Fitness, Passe-partout

Group fitness

With your USC fitness membership you can join a whole bunch of group fitness workouts a week: zumba, synrgy, spinning, pilates, BBB and more. At 4 USC locations in Amsterdam!


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Week 24

The group fitness timetable might be slightly different each week. We’re increasing capacity of classes when regulations allow so.

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All group fitness classes

Abs, barre workout, BBB, body power, body weight training, bootcamp, boxercise, calisthenics, combat, core power, essentrics, fat attack, fitness circuit, high intensity workout, HIIT, indoor circuit training, in/outdoor fitness, kick & shape, kinesis, open barbell training, pilates, spinning, steps, synrgy (xl), total body workout, yoga basic, zumba.

Making a reservation and checking in

  • Make a reservation in the timetable above.
  • Book your timeslot for fitness in the timetable on the fitness page.
  • You need a reservation for every visit to USC.
  • You can make a reservation 6 days in advance.
  • You can have 2 active reservations for the upcoming 6 days. But as soon as your first reservation is over, you can make a new one. So, you can work out more than twice a week (if there are free spots)!
  • The number of reservations is unlimited on the day itself.
  • You can choose how you enter USC: by using the finger scan or by using the My USC – mobile access app. Download the app: Android and iOS.
  • If you choose to use the My USC – mobile access app, you check in by scanning the QR code at the access gates. This way (or by using your finger scan) you’re automatically checked in.
  • Are you training outdoor or in a space that can’t be reached by using the access gates? Check in by scanning the QR code at the USC location, or check in with your trainer/teacher.
  • Bring a towel and a filled water bottle.
  • Bring your own material like elastic bands or ankle weights. We don’t lend such material. You can buy some sports material as well as towels at our front desk.
  • Read all additional house and reservation rules before heading to USC. We can only keep things safe together.

Cancelling and no show fee

Booked a class, but can’t make it? Please cancel in advance: our capacity is limited!

  • Cancel up to one hour before the start of your reservation (but earlier is encouraged!).
  • Are you not cancelling (on time)? Then you risk a no show fee of €3,-.
  • Are you not paying the no show fee? In that case you can’t make a reservation/work out for 2 weeks.

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Group fitness classes explained


Work on your abdominal muscles and core stability in this 15 minute training.

Barre workout

Ballet barre training is a new trend in fitness. In the barre workout, you can expect a mix of ballet, pilates and yoga. With great music in an energizing 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.

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!


During Boxercise you’ll learn the basics of boxing, including footwork and basic punches. These techniques are practiced in pairs, using boxing gloves and pads. You’ll also be doing drills, intense exercises to improve your endurance. You don’t need experience in martial arts to join this training.


Eager to master a hand stand, muscle up, human flag, front and back lever? This is your chance to defy gravity! Take yourself to the next level and start to train like a gymnast. At ASC and Universum. Also consider our calisthenics course at the Universum.


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 program, in which strength, endurance and co-ordination are combined into an effective workout. With Core power you do ‘functional strength 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!

Fitness circuit

High intensity workout

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.


High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) consists of short periods of intense exercise, followed by short breaks. In this 30 minute workout you will improve your general condition, but also your speed and strength, by using simple materials and your body weight. All that in less than 30 minutes.

Indoor 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/outdoor fitness

Want to play outside? Check this outdoor fitness workout. Prawler, huge tires, hammers and rope are the materials you are going to use. Only in very very very bad weather we move indoors.

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 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 offered at ClubWest. You can use the Kinesis area individually, or during one of the group classes with an instructor.

Open barbell training

Power lifting and/or Olympic weightlifting under supervision? Join in on our open barbell training at ASC and Universum. Don’t forget to make a reservation for this time slot. Also check our courses for novice and experienced weight- and powerlifters.


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 impulse. At any moment you can decide the intensity that suits you.

Step basic

You’ll learn basic steps moves during this class. You’ll learn a basic choreography that will be repeated during the class. For beginners.


An energizing cardio class with a step! You’ll learn a choreo on, over and around the step. Enthousiast teachers and great music will make you extra motivated for this intense workout!

Synrgy (XL)

Synrgy is a big, red fitness machine, that enables a very efficient total body workout. The trainings are 30 minutes, or 45 minutes when you join a Synrgy XL. You will be tired. But satisfied! You will do a high intensity interval circuit training with a lot of variation and a high fun factor. At Amstelcampus and Universum.

Total body workout

It’s all in the name: in this class you’ll train your entire body. You can expect anything ranging from aerobics to barbell exercises, high impact and endurance. You’ll work on endurance, as well as on cardio and strength.

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

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

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

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

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Meibergdreef 27
1105 AZ Amsterdam
(020) 566 32 23

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Nieuwe Achtergracht 170
1018 WV Amsterdam
(020) 525 1414

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Cat. I Students UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
Cat. II Employees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
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