Drop in Classes

Drop-In Fitness Classes

Fall Fitness Session #1: September 4-October 19 

Day Class Name Instructor Name Time Location
Monday Basic Yoga Aya 12:30-1:30pm Fit Zone
  Strong Bodies Charise 5-5:50pm Fit Zone
  Zumba Mark 5-5:50pm PEIF-Dance Studio
  Booty Boot Camp Makayla 6-6:45pm PEIF-Fitness Studio
  Functional Power Yoga Kati 6-6:50pm PEIF-Dance Studio
  Ab Inferno Makayla 7-7:30pm PEIF-Fitness Studio
  Bedtime Yoga Mary 7-7:50pm Fit Zone
Tuesday Total Body AnaLisa 8-8:30am Fit Zone
  Morning Yoga for energy Kait 9:30am-10:30am Fit Zone
  Ballet Barre Sheree Noon-12:45pm PEIF-Dance Studio
  Yin Yoga for flexibility Kait 4-4:50pm PEIF-Fitness Studio
  Strong Bodies Lynne 5:15-6:15pm Fit Zone
  Ab Inferno Makayla 8-8:30pm Fit Zone
Wednesday Ballet Barre Sheree Noon-12:45pm PEIF-Dance Studio
  Total Body AnaLisa 12:15-12:45pm Fit Zone
  Zumba Mark 5-5:50pm PEIF-Dance Studio
  Yoga Flow Lynne 5:15-6:15pm Fit Zone
  Functional Power Yoga Kati 6-6:50pm PEIF-Dance Studio
  Booty Boot Camp Makayla 6-6:45pm PEIF-Fitness Studio
  Ab Inferno Makayla 7-7:30pm PEIF-Fitness Studio
  Bedtime Yoga Mary 7-7:50pm Fit Zone
Thursday Morning Yoga for energy Kait 9:30-10:30am Fit Zone
  Core Express AnaLisa Noon-12:30pm Fit Zone
  Relaxation Yoga Aya Noon-12:50pm PEIF-Dance Studio
  Pilates Sheree Noon-12:45pm PEIF-Fitness Studio
  Upper Body Builder Makayla 5:15-6pm PEIF-Fitness Studio

Fall Fitness Session #2: October 22-December 7

*Dance Studio, located in the center of the PEIF, room 130.

**Fitness Studio, located near the Info Center, room 113 in the Racquetball hallway. 

***Fit Zone Studio, located in Wildcat Fit Zone-Student only recreation area
Please arrive 5 - 10 minutes prior to class, as space can become limited.  

Participants must check in at PEIF Rec Center front desk to receive hand stamp or fitness studio pass. All participants must have membership or purchase a day pass to participate.

All NMU Sports Complex schedules are subject to change without notification. Every effort will be made to post changes and cancelations of classes on this Web page and outside the studio 24 hours in advance.  Questions about fitness and wellness programs can be emailed to recsport@nmu.edu or you can call 906-227-2519.
For a list of group fitness studio rules, click here.


Low impact water based aerobic exercise is great for anyone looking to change their fitness routine. With different activities each class session, Aquafit targets all major muscle groups. 

Level of intensity: Beginner


Using postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength.

Level of intensity: Beginner

Tristhana Yoga**

Tristhana refers to three places of attention or action: posture, breath, and looking for place. These important elements of yoga practice cover the purification of the body, the nervous system, and mind and they must be practiced in conjunction with one another. This class approaches Tristhana from a very basic starting point, incorporating detailed alignment and longer holds of the postures, breath work, and a personal focus. Tristhana yoga provides a physical and mental challenge for yogis of every ability.

Level of intensity: Intermediate

Relaxation Yoga*

Enjoy a lunchtime stretch in this hour long class intended to keep you relaxed and energized for the rest of your day. For best results practice before eating.

Level of intensity: Beginner

All Levels Vinyasa*

Discover new and different ways to advance your practice and expect to move with your breath and focus your attention; this well balanced lass will get you out of your head and into your body and your breath; for every level.

Level of intensity: Beginner-Advanced 

Morning Strength*

Energy you need to begin your day. This 1/2 hour class will kick you into gear while using weights, bands and body weight exercises to increase strength. 

Level of intensity: Beginner


Dance to great music, with great people, and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it. Everyone modifies to their own ability. Laughter, sweat, and getting loud are highly encouraged!

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate

STRONG by Zumba**

STRONG by Zumba® is a revolutionary high-intensity workout led by music to help you make it to that last rep - and maybe even five more. This is not a dance-based class like “regular” Zumba. Instead, it’s built upon moves such as squats, lunges, planks, pushups, burpees, running, jumping jacks, and others based on martial arts, yoga, and athletic training. It’s designed to burn fat, build lean muscle, and tone abs, legs, and glutes. Whether you are a beginner or advanced in fitness, you have the freedom to modify the moves to start at your current ability and push your limits to get stronger.

Level of intensity: Enhance, Advanced

Cardio Drumming*

Combine cardio, intervals, drumsticks and stability balls together and you have cardio drumming. A fun class that will have you working up a sweat while beating on a ball.

Level of intensity: Beginner

Core Express*

a quick ab toning class to fit right into your busy schedule.  Workouts are circuit based and include exercises designed to strengthen the core such as planks, crunches, and bicycle kicks.

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate


A perfect blend of deep muscle toning, stretching and balancing with an emphasis on challenging the core muscles with each movement. A challenging and safe way to sculpt your body and increase agility.

Level of intensity: Intermediate/Advanced

Relaxation Yoga*
Relaxation yoga is just as lovely as it sounds. Slow movement, long juicy stretches, mellow music, and of course lavender.
Level of intensity: Beginner
Mindful Flow Yoga*
This multi-level Hatha yoga practice will challenge your body and mind. These classes will focus on strengthening postures to enhance the mind-body connection while infusing concepts of breathing, relaxation and meditation.
Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate


Slow Burn Yoga*

Although this multi-level Hatha yoga practice will be slowed down, your core will get a defined workout. this class will have postures that focus on deep core work infused with breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques. 

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate 


Indoor cycling or “Spin”, as an organized activity, is a form of exercise with classes focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity (race days) and recovery. This class will get your heart pumping, legs burning and sweat rolling.

Level of intensity: Intermediate/Advanced


Using barbells and benches to perform high reps and dynamic movements, our energetic teachers Lynne and Charise will help you to sculpt lean muscle across all of your major muscle groups. This class will leave you sweating and craving more.

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate

Yoga +Pilates*

While focusing on core strength, students will rely on extremities to control and apply movements to other parts of the body through prolonged holds and stretches.

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate

Beginner Yoga*

This class is designed as an introduction to the practice of yoga. Class is focused on developing safe and clear foundation and alignment for common poses.You don’t need to be able to touch your toes; just be willing to give it a try. This class is more slow paced than other vinyasa flow classes, and will break everything down to help make your current practice stronger.

Level of intensity: Beginner

Core + Restore Yoga**

Using slow and elongated sequences, this class allows the body to surrender to the music and focus on breathing. Poses are usually held for between 2-5 minutes.

Level of intensity: Intermediate

Fitness Class Levels

Novice- *
For participants who are new to classes in a group setting, or need help to start an exercise program. These classes focus on technique, terminology and intensity with an emphasis on proper form.

Energy- **
Designed for any fitness level to add a quick energy boost during his/her day. These classes focus on technique, intensity and proper form.

Enhance- ***
For participants who enjoy physical activity on a regular basis that are looking for a challenge in his/her day. These classes focus on enhancement of intensity, proper form and technique.

Advance- ****
For participants who are looking for a challenge to his/her normal day.  These classes focus on advanced fitness moves, techniques and extra motivation to get you through the class period.

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