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.


Fall 2014 

Ab Attack****
This half hour class will introduce you to core muscles you didn’t even know existed! Using intervals and short rest periods this advanced ab class will increase your endurance and strengthen your core.
Body Boot Camp***
Dynamic stretching followed by intense group interval training that improves cardio and strength.  Led by multiple instructors this class will support and challenge the participants while giving them a variety of new skills to keep them in shape.
Cycle Advanced****
Cycle through an intense cardio workout guaranteed to increase your speed and strength! This class will give you a full body workout! Pedal through hill climbs, sprints, and many other challenging drills and exercises.
Cycle Beginning*
This fun and intense introductory cycling class introduces a way to improve your strength and endurance by working at various intensities on the bike.
Cycle Circuit**
Change up your cycle routine by adding small circuits of strength and cardio.  You may start on the bike, pick up a dumbbell, sprint, jump rope, or even fit in some abs.  Hang out with Jaime as she mixes it up each week with something new.
Kettlebell Beginning*
Kettlebell training uses dynamic moves that target all aspects of fitness: strength, balance, endurance, agility, and cardio endurance.  The momentum of the kettlebell creates centrifugal force, focusing more attention on the muscles used for stabilization and deceleration.  The multi-directional movement will mimic real life movements and offer a unique kind of training.
Kickbox Circuit**
A fantastic cardio workout in a circuit format.  Techniques from boxing, tae kwon do, karate, and other forms of martial arts set to driving music with full body strength training.
Power Vinyasa Yoga***
Flowing through poses at a faster pace this yoga class moves through breath.  Designed for strength, flexibility, and core strength this yoga class will get your heart rate up.
Strength Circuit*
A full body strength circuit to increase endurance and strength.  Target every major muscle group and learn proper form to continue on your own.  Join this class to utilize a variety of equipment and body weight techniques to get you in shape.
Yoga Beginning*
This beginning yoga class will introduce new students to the ancient methods of relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness through basic movements and poses. Yoga aims to balance the body by combating the sedentary lifestyle and long-term muscular tendencies. The asanas/poses are sequenced strategically together with time to experience the strengthening and stretch of each posture. Breath is the guide and tool used to distance the self from stress and undesirable emotions. The practice will leave you feeling at peace in body and mind!
Yoga Advanced****
Ian will take participants with previous yoga experience through a course, which focuses on lengthened poses, using blocks and bands and controlled breathing exercises.  Advanced doesn't mean twisting yourself in a pretzel when it comes to yoga. This type of class is here to help anyone further his or her practice in yoga; physically, mentally, and spiritually. This class will focus on practicing postures the correct way, specialized sequencing, and breathing techniques, as well as acquiring deep relaxation and restoration for the mind, body, and soul.
Working out can be all kinds of things, why not fun?  Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythm and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away.  We want you to want to work out, to love working out, and to get hooked.


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 needs 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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