Drop In Group Fitness Class Descriptions
The variety of fitness and wellness programs at Northern Michigan University guarantees you are sure to find an activity you will enjoy and that will lead to your improved health and well being.
A fun, 30 minute abdominal and lower back workout using a variety of equipment and techniques to strengthen your core.
If you are looking for a new way to enjoy using the swimming pool, this aqua aerobics class can be for you! We will focus on all areas of the body through cardio and muscle conditioning with options to make each move as intense as you need.
|Ballet Barre Workout*|
A full body workout that improves balance and flexibility while producing elongated muscles that create a beautiful lean body.
|This fitness class is based around a basic level of belly dancing moves, techniques and expressions. Veils are available to use in class!|
|This fun and intense introductory cycling class introduces a way to improve your strength and endurance by working at various intensities on the bike.|
|During the class you will throw four basic punches: jab, cross, hook and uppercut. You will also execute three kicks: front, side and round kick. A kickboxing class can help you improve your endurance and increase your strength. A great way to get your cardio and strength workout in one class!|
|Beginner Slow Flow Yoga*|
|A basic introduction to yoga focusing on breath awareness, quieting the mind with a simple meditation, warm-up stretches, hip openers, slowly moving into poses that involve balance throughout the body and involve flexibility and strength. Modifications will be offered throughout the physical practice as well. Basic sun salutations will be taught and following will be a few cool down stretches and a final relaxation. This class is perfect for the beginner or anyone wanting to learn the nuts and bolts of yoga.|
|30 minute core workout (full abs, glutes, lower back) that uses body weight exercises and techniques to strengthen your frame.|
|A cycling class that focuses purely on getting the most from your workout. This class will not just practice good spinning techniques, but utilize the bike to create a full body work out.|
|Intermediate Slow Flow Yoga***|
|A more challenging flow with experimental poses. Some yoga experience is helpful before participating in this class.|
|Cardio work out, using techniques from boxing, tae kwon do, karate, and other forms of martial arts set to driving music with full body strength training.|
|Multilevel Slow Flow Yoga**|
|A balancing practice with variations and modifications with specialized sequencing and breathing techniques that is designed for all levels of yoga experience.|
|On the Ball*|
|A class designed around using stability balls and medicine balls and lots of creative strengthening exercises. Get on the ball and drop in to class!|
|Ditch the workout, join the party! Party Zumba is a workout geared toward more Hip movements and lots of cardio movements.|
|This step aerobics class consists of choreographed step patterns. You’ll challenge your mind and body as you burn calories. The intensity of your workout will be determined by the speed, travel, and execution of your movements.|
|Total Body Conditioning**|
|Endurance strength training targeting every major muscle group in the body using a variety of equipment including body weight training.|
|Founded in 2001, Zumba Fitness is a global lifestyle brand that fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an exhilarating dance-fitness sensation! Zumba® exercise classes are "fitness-parties "that blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration.|
Fitness Class Levels
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.
Designed for any fitness level to add a quick energy boost during his/her day. These classes focus on technique, intensity and proper form.
For participants who enjoy physical activity on a regular basis that needs a challenge in his/her day. These classes focus on enhancement of intensity, proper form and technique.
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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