Functional Fitness

Functional Fitness is a small group training program where we utilize highly specialized equipment, such as, suspension trainers (TRX and Superfunctional), kettlebells, sandbags, slam balls, battle ropes, resistance bands, and bodyweight training to build the essential foundations for movement in life. These small group training classes are comprised of a variety of cross-training circuits specially designed by our instructors. Because class size is small, participants receive more individualized attention. Classes are meant to be dynamic and challenging, yet adaptable to all fitness levels.


Fall 2023 

Program runs Tuesday, September 5th - Friday, December 15th, 2023   (No classes: November 4th-7th and 22nd-26th). 

All classes are in-person only. Policies and schedules are subject to change without notice. No refunds past the refund deadline or on half price initiatives.

Tuesday 11/21, 6:15-7pm Boxing Conditioning will be subbed as Functional Conditioning.


Class Descriptions

A charged 45-minute workout combining boxing basics, conditioning drills, heavy bag and mitt work, bodyweight training and cardio intervals. This class is high intensity, with modifiers and progressions offered. All levels are welcome. No experience necessary. Gloves are provided although participants are encouraged to bring their own.  Max capacity 12.

A varied intensity class using any/all equipment in room (suspension trainers, TRX, medicine balls, core bags, sand bags, Queenax jungle gym, body weight and kettle bells). Circuits can include cardiovascular, strength, and agility drills. Modifiers and progressions will be offered and class is open to any fitness level. Max capacity 12. 

High-intensity workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and periods of less-intense activity or rest.  Max capacity 12. 

Unlimited Passes are Now Half Price!

Unlimited Semester Pass

Registration & Participation

Fall 2023 registration opens August 28th.

FREE TRIAL: September 5th-10th. No registration necessary. After the Free Trial period all participants must purchase a pass to continue attending. 

To purchase a pass, login through our Member Portal, click on "Buy Membership & Fitness Passes", and select the Functional Fitness Pass. A DFC membership or student access is required to purchase this pass. 

Pass holders may drop-in or reserve spots up to 3 days in advance. All classes are in-person only. 

Refund Deadline: Monday, September 11th. No refunds after this date or on half price initiatives. 

Reservations are recommended (NOT REQUIRED) for all classes. drop-ins are welcome, space permitting. All open spots will be released to drop-ins at the start of class.

Reservations can be made online through our Member Portal.

How to Reserve a Spot 

  • Login to the Member Portal
  • Click on "Reserve a Spot in Fitness Classes"
  • Select the type of class you would like to attend
  • Click "Register" on each date and time you would like to attend  
  • Proceed to checkout.
  •  *Reservations open up 3 days in advance. Max capacity is 12. Please arrive on time.


How to Cancel a Reservation

  • Login to Member Portal
  • Navigate to the profile icon in the top right corner
  • Select Profile
  • Select Programs > Registrations
  • Click the three dots to the right of the class you want to cancel
  • Select Cancel Registration

All Classes are In-Person

  • All participants must swipe into the DFC using their CUID or DFC ID. No ID, no entry.
  • Check-in with the instructor at the Functional Fitness Studio (squash court hallway, 3rd floor).
  • Please bring water and towel. Only refill stations are available. Water fountains are closed.
  • Wear exercise attire, including closed-toe athletic shoes.

Arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of class. Drop-in participants will be admitted at the start of class, space permitting. No-Shows forfeit their spot to drop-ins at the start of class.

Late Policy: No one is admitted after the first 5 minutes of class.

PROHIBITED: Bag, purses, backpacks and food (unless medically necessary), and chalk are NOT allowed in the studio. 

Please respect the class atmosphere: silence and stow-away phones. Calls may not be taken in the studio. 

All attendees must comply with University protocols, DFC policies, studio rules, and instructions from the instructor or staff when participating. Failure to do will may result in lost access. 

Open Recreation Schedule

Please visit our Hours of Operation page.

Outside of scheduled class time, the Functional Fitness Studio is open to all DFC members free of charge during the designated Open Recreation hours. Open Recreation is a time to use the equipment in the room for individual, self-guided training.

Space is available on a first come first-served basis. Max capacity is 12 people. Bag, purses, backpacks, chalk, food and beverage (other than water) are NOT allowed in the studio. Music may not be played aloud. Patrons may bring their own equipment at their own risk. Studio equipment may not be removed at any time for any reason. Patrons will be asked to discontinue if their usage of the space is inappropriate. Classes and personal training sessions may only be conducted by DFC Personal Trainers and scheduled instructors.