Type: Fitness, Passe-partout

Group classes

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

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Group classes at USC

1 membership allows you to work out at 4 USC locations in Amsterdam.
With your fitness membership you can join all group classes and work out in the gym.

Which membership do you choose?

you’re stuck with us for a year, after which you can cancel your membership monthly.

a little more expensive but a lot more flexible, this membership can be canceled monthly.

15x entry to a sport in the passe-partout, to be used within 6 months.

All group classes

Balance, BBB, beat cycle, body weight training, calisthenics, cycle, essentrics, HIIT, outdoor fitness, pilates, pole gym, pump, rumble, shred, strength & conditioning, yoga basic, zumba.

Making a reservation and checking in

  • You need a reservation for every visit to USC.
  • Make a reservation using the booking button above.
  • You can make a reservation 6 days in advance.
  • You can have 3 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 3x a week (if there are free spots)!
  • You can choose how you enter USC: by using the finger scan or by using the My USC Amsterdam app. Download the app: Android and iOS.

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Cancelling and no show fee

Booked a class, but can’t make it? Please cancel in advance.

  • 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.
  • Your no show fee doesn’t end up on the big USC company pile. Check in which sports goal we’re investing the no show fee income.

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Group fitness classes explained

BBB video
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 the aforementioned muscle groups.

Beat cycle – video
An energetic cycle workout with a high fun-factor and exhilarating music. What do you do in a Beat Cycle class? Mainly cycling of course, but you can expect some dance moves and exercises while cycling! You will build up your endurance and shape your body, along with some entertainment. You can go all the way, or just take it easy and enjoy the vibe.

Body weight training
Do you want to know how to do a pull-up or an inverted row? Then this is your class! 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.

Eager to master a handstand, pull-up, or even a human flag? This is your chance to defy gravity! Take yourself to the next level and start to train like a gymnast. Calisthenics is taugth at ASC. Also consider the 9-week calisthenics course at ClubWest.

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. You are free to decide what intensity suits you.

Essentrics is an effective toning workout to music. Dynamic stretches and fluid movements will quickly result in strong and flexible muscles. You work on more flexibility and a better posture. You do not need weights or fancy steps for this.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) consists of short periods of intense exercise, followed by short breaks. In this 45-minute workout you will improve your general condition, but also your speed and strength, by using simple materials and your body weight.

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. The exercises are performed in a slow and fluid manner 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.

Pole gym
Pole gym is a challenging workout in and around the pole, in which you train strength and flexibility in your entire body. In this training you’ll find elements of gymnastics, calisthenics and yoga. A fun way to learn to sit, climb, hang, spin and do basic tricks. Note: this is not a dance class!

Pump is a group barbell workout on music. There are no steps or dance combinations, just simple and efficient exercises with barbells and dumbbells. You train muscle endurance by doing many repetitions for each muscle group.

An intense class in which you perform various punching and kicking techniques on a punching bag with upbeat music. Go for it and grow fitter and stronger. You do not need a background in martial arts.

A high intensity cardio and strength training. Low pace and heavy weights alternated by high intensity exercises. Various attributes will be used during the training, like kickbags, steps, bikes, weights, or kettlebells. All exercises are easy to follow for all participants. Nonstop sweating guaranteed!

Strength & conditioning
Speed, strength, endurance, injury prevention. This is what S&C aims at by consolidating best practices in weightlifting, CrossFit, calisthenics, HIIT and cardio training. It makes an extremely efficient all-in-one workout, while boosting performance in other disciplines. Centred around the intensive Workout of the Day (WOD), the 60-minute session is composed of a warm up, instruction and practice, the WOD and a cooldown. Personal interaction with the trainer is a key element, facilitated by small groups (max 12), a dedicated room and off session trainer presence. New to S&C or injured? Use the 30-minute meet up to consult a trainer prior to the workout.

Strong flow
The name says it all: a class in which you strengthen your body with dynamic movements. The exercises are inspired by yoga and pilates, and a little bit of fitness. You will reach a feeling of focus & flow thanks to the up-beat music and instructor.

Yoga basic
A yoga class that is accessible for everyone and with enough physical exercise! By performing common yoga poses and movements, you will work on your flexibility alternated with moments of relaxation. Are you looking for more intensity? Try Strong flow! And if you’re interested in specific types of yoga, then check out the fitness+yoga-membership.

Zumba – video
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 dancing, swinging music, and an intense workout? Then this is your group class! Party mood guaranteed.

Compare classes

Compare the different workouts (a.o. intensity) in this overview*.
● = very little/low | ●●●●● = very much/high

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Get a trial membership!

Subscribe preferably online by choosing a membership below. If you come to one of our front desks, we will help you with your online purchase.

First payment: pro rata
When purchasing a fitness year of fitness flex membership, you’ll pay a pro rata amount.

Direct debit
Subsequently, in the first week of every month, a term will be collected by direct debit.

Passe-partout membership
Join all group fitness classes and a lot more with a passe-partout membership.

Canceling is simple
Send an e-mail to usc@uscsport.nl, or cancel your membership in My USC. Your membership will expire on the last day of that month.*

*If you cancel a flex membership in the same month as you purchased it, the membership will end on the last day of the following month. This means that there is always at least one monthly debit via direct debit before a flex subscription expires.

Additional terms and conditions
Check the additional terms and conditions for all info.

Member categories
USC works with 3 different member categories. Check out to which category you belong.


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

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

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USC Amstelcampus
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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Categories shortened for full categories

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
Cat. III Anyone else