Free Classes

Free Classes

More Than 65 Classes to Choose From Per Week!

The Upper Valley Aquatic Center offers FREE classes and FREE childcare for members. We have a fully equipped gym, a fitness class studio and SPINNING studio with more than twenty bikes. Our fitness classes are structured to accommodate all ages and fitness levels and are taught by nationally certified instructors. SEE FULL CLASS SCHEDULE


This class is a powerful and challenging workout. It improves cardiovascular endurance and muscular and core strength through a wide variety of moves. You will use a variety of equipment such as steps, bosu balls, body bars and weights. Intermediate to Advanced Fitness Levels.


This full body workout provides  exercises with particular emphasis (but NOT limited to) on the glutes, thighs, and abs. A variety of equipment is incorporated, such as bands, balls, and weights.  All Fitness Levels.


Perform resistance training at an aerobic pace to get an intense, effective workout. Perform a timed work out or try to beat the clock. Whether you’re trying to one up a friend or just want to get a great workout—this class is for you. This class is located in the Group Exercise room and will be held outside whenever possible. This class has been filling up quick, so be sure to call ahead or stop in to reserve your spot. Intermediate to Advanced Fitness Levels.


A whole body workout designed to target all main muscle groups to improve overall strength and mobility. This course uses a circuit structure that includes agility, resistance, and a variety of equipment. Class is held outside if weather is appropriate.  Beginner to Intermediate Fitness Levels.


A fast paced, full body work out using mainly kettlebells. Prepare for squats, lunges, rows, and much more. Exercises can be easily modified to accommodate all fitness levels.


A challenging small group based circuit style class with timed work and rest periods. You’ll be performing various strength and conditioning exercises at a fast pace using dumbbells, kettlebells, TRX, and your own body weight. This style of work out will quickly get your heart rate up into your training zone, and will help boost your metabolism. Intermediate to Advanced Fitness Levels.


Each individual brings their own power to improve their strength and fitness level. Working together participants will be challenged to push their limit further than they think they can! Accept the challenge! All fitness levels.



A high-energy, fat-burning, indoor cycling workout. No matter what your fitness level, you’ll burn calories and have fun!  Group cycling integrates great music, camaraderie and visualization in a complete mind/body exercise program.  Classes utilize a simple set of movements, hand positions and heart-rate training to deliver personal empowerment and unparalleled fitness results. You can burn an average of 500 calories in a 40-minute class! All fitness levels. See a video on HOW TO SET UP A KEISER BIKE


A 30 or 60 (make sure to check the schedule) minute full body work out using a variety of equipment and exercises.  An excellent work out to do before a SPINNING® class.  All Fitness Levels Welcome!


A 55-minute full body work out using a variety of equipment and exercises.  All fitness levels.


A unique strength building exercise using straps and your own body weight to build cardiovascular health, stamina, core stability and improve posture and balance. This training style WILL provide every tool you need to reach your goals. Classes run for 45 minutes and will boost your metabolism! Eight spots available per class. Please register early as spots fill fast.  Intermediate to Advance Fitness Levels.


Aqua exercise workout that provides a low impact, high-energy challenge for participants of all ages, skill and fitness levels. Jump in and make a splash with this dynamic cardiovascular workout that tightens and tones the entire body. Enjoy the pure fun of this 55 minute water extravaganza!


A shallow-water, low-impact aqua exercise experience that offers active aging adults and de-conditioned participants a fun workout improving cardiovascular endurance, agility, balance, strength and flexibility. Our WATERinMOTION® Platinum certified instructors can gently share the pure joy of exercise through this buoyant, heart-healthy program.


A full body workout utilizing the group exercise room, stairs, and the great outdoors.  You will be using dumbbells, barbells, resistance bands, cable machines, cardio machines, and more.  This class will be held outside whenever possible.  All fitness levels.


Increase body tone and flexibility by focusing on core strength and mind/body connections. This form of yoga increases circulation, strengthens the immune system, and increases overall vitality.  All Fitness Levels Welcome!


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, and 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!  All Fitness Levels Welcome!


Zumbatomic® music is 100% kid-friendly with songs, dances, and actions that promote the overall theme of a healthy lifestyle. In the Zumbatomic® program, kids will learn dances to the following Latin rhythms: Cumbia, Reggaeton, Salsa, Hip Hop and Merengue, with the goal of incorporating fitness as a natural part of children’s lives. Zumbatomic® is a specially designed Zumba® Fitness class for children age 4-7.  Offered intermittently.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tell Me About the 9600 Foot Expansion

Richard Synnott
Executive Director
802-296-2850 x103
[email protected]

Upper Valley Aquatic Center Commences 9600 Square Foot Addition
Monday, August 29, 2016 –White River Junction, VT—Due to the growth of Upper Valley Aquatic Center’s (UVAC) membership base, increased day pass use from the community, and especially an increase in the number of families using the Center, the Upper Valley Aquatic Center’s Board of Directors approved an expansion plan. “We listened to feedback from our members and guests and realize that it’s time to add some features that will make their experience even better,” stated Andrea Ciardelli, the President of the UVAC Board of Directors. “We hired Bread Loaf Corporation to work with us to design and build a 9600 square foot addition. The new space will house a much larger family-friendly locker room with private changing suites; a new group exercise studio for classes such as Yoga, Pilates, stretching, and more; expanded fitness room space for strength and cardio equipment; and a physical therapy center with Be Fit Physical Therapy.” In keeping with the existing modern open floor plan, the addition will feature lots of natural light, visibility to the beautiful Vermont hillsides that surround the Center, and a fitness mezzanine that overlooks the fitness floor.

The Upper Valley Aquatic Center is owned by the Town of Hartford, Vermont and is operated by The Sports Venue Foundation. Since the Center is self-reliant and requires no town funding, the new addition will follow this model. The Sports Venue Foundation has already secured pledges from local supporters to fully fund the expansion.
Construction will be phased so that no interruption of UVAC’s current programs will occur. The grand re-opening is expected in May, 2017.
About Upper Valley Aquatic Center

The Upper Valley Aquatic Center opened its doors in February 2009 and quickly gained a reputation for having the most diverse range of aquatic offerings in the Upper Valley. The Center features a unique 88-degree indoor water park with kiddie water play structure, slide, lazy river, 3 lane pool for swim lessons and water exercise classes and 110-foot speed slide. The 11-lane state-of-the-art Competition Pool hosts swim meets for teams from all over New England. In addition, UVAC is an approved provider of a broad assortment of American Red Cross classes. The Fitness Center holds a full array of strength equipment, treadmills, elliptical machines and exercise bikes that have personal viewing screens. There are birthday party rooms and a certified Spin room as well as, a comprehensive offering of Splash Camp during Summer and Vacation times. UVAC offers more than 70 free group exercise classes each week and free childcare for members.

See photos of the facility as it is now:

Age requirements for the Fitness Center or FREE Classes?

Youth 14+ may use the facility after completing an orientation.  Youth 12 and 13 years of age may use the fitness center or attend group exercise classes when accompanied by a guardian after an orientation.

If I have lost something at UVAC where should I go?

Go to Welcome Desk and they will assist you in finding your item, or call 802-296-2850. Anything not picked up within 30 days will be donated to a local charity.

What are my Day Pass Benefits?
  • Access to the Splash Park, *Fitness Center, and Competition Pool (*some age restrictions apply)
  • +70 FREE weekly Fitness Classes (ages +16)
  • Access to KidZone childcare service for your child for a small additional fee
  • Use of the outdoor trails and basketball court
  • Free Parking
  • Family change room
  • Lockers
  • FREE Wifi
  • Poolside Café for lunch or dinner
What should I bring for the day?
  • Bathing suit, towel, goggles, soap for showering off. If you forget one, we sell them.
  • Adult guests should bring a current Valid ID
  • US Coast Guard approved flotation device. Flotation devices are provided in the Splash Park on a first come first served basis. Non-approved devices will not be allowed.
  • Lock for locker. We do sell locks for your convenience.
  • Money for the café or ATM card for ATM machine provided for your convenience
  • Cell phones- Please use them in the lobby and bleacher areas only. Cell phones have cameras and should not be used at all in the locker rooms for this reason.


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