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.


Summer 2014 

Ab Express**
Get your 6-pack with a fun, 30 minute, abdominal and lower back workout using a variety of equipment and techniques to increase your stability while strengthening your core. Modifications available for all levels.
Cardio Cicuit**
Burn major calories in this class!  Designed to increase your fitness and endurance, exercises will change weekly giving you a chance to experience multiple training types including high/low impact, kickboxing, and body weight conditioning. Join Cardio Circuit to get the most out of your cardio routine.
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.​
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.​
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!


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.


Checkout the Health & Wellness website for fitness tips and more!