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.
This class will focus on building strength as well as improving flexibility through movements in the water. The water will act as a resistance to improve strength while also providing us with a cushion of support.
A fitness class 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.|
|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.|
|Slow Flow Yoga**|
This Slow Flow practice 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 leaving you feeling at peace in body
|Intermediate Slow Flow Yoga***|
|A more challenging flow with experimental poses. Some yoga experience is helpful before participating in this class.|
Wake-up and work up a sweat to improve your endurance, strength, and coordination using a kettlebell that benefits the whole body. Offered three times a week this is a great class to establish a routine and attain your fitness goals. With over a hundred different moves to explore, join the kettlebell class to add variety to your workout.
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.
|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!|
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.
|A quick class of mini circuits that target each of the major muscle groups that is sure to make you burn all over. Each week, Katie will create combination circuit exercises and lead them in the 4, 3, 2, 1 format.|
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.
|Bands & Bars**|
|Participants perform and learn to perform lunges, squats, arm curls, and shoulder raises all while performing movements in multi-directional lateral lunges and side step squats. Each of the major muscle groups will be covered in this class. A great class for male and female participants looking to mix up their resistance routine.|
|This class will cover the entire core muscle complex, not just the abs but the lower back and obliques as well. Performed in sequences of 5, Sam will add a dynamic resistance and rest training session to this forty minute class.|
|With two different types of class formats, men’s resistance will meet the needs of all male participants! One class format will be in basic circuit style while the second format is a combination circuit of plyometrics, cardio and resistance activities.|
|Butts & Guts**|
|This class will cover squats, hip work and core rotational and stability movements. All with the goal of lifting, stabilizing and engaging the core muscle complex.|
|Rediscover the Rope**|
|Work smarter not harder with this fast pace cardio jump roping class combining jump roping with strength training moves for a total body workout.|
|This 30 minute class will blast your body into shape. With six different high intensity intervals each completed twice you are sure to get the variety and calorie burn you are looking for.|
|Chisel away fat with dynamic and static body weight and stretching exercises to gain core strength and full body endurance.|
|Tune in and Tone*|
|Ashley will create new and unique isolation fitness exercises that target the legs, arms and abs in this 50 minute class. A new way to target the muscles you think need work!|
|Cycle and Strength**|
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.
Get ready for 30 minutes of serious ab-blasting, six-pack sculpting, tummy tucking core work! This class used various exercises and equipment to make ab work fun!
|Back & Biceps*|
|This 30 minute class is designed to strengthen and sculpt your back and biceps! Get ready to tone your muscles with body weight exercises and our equipment!|
|Abs & Arms*|
Get pumped up to sculpt your abs, biceps, triceps, shoulders, and upper and lower back! This 30 minute class will challenge and strengthen your muscles!
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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