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 2015 (work in progress)


This class combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. We also crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined.

Intro to PiYo*

Intro to PiYo will be moving through each section of the PiYO routines in a more controlled environment. Each participant will focus on holding poses correctly and working towards the goals of attending a full-paced class.

Body Bootcamp**

Our Body Bootcamp class will be a fun and sometimes challenging introductory circuit class designed for short, high intensity workouts to maximize calorie burn.     

Strength Building**

This is best summed up as "resistance training at its finest". A slower paced strength training class designed to isolate muscle groups for toning and tightening. 

Advanced Circuits***

The Advanced Circuits class is a high intensity interval training class designed to push you past your limits. This class is recommended for individuals looking to burn maximum calories in a short amount of time. 

Ab Attack**

This class is one of our popular fitness classes. It is designed to crush your core and tone those abs.

Cardio Crush**

Cardio Crush is a high intensity training course with no weights or band, just body weight movements for maximum calorie burn.

Yoga For Athletes**

This class will be run differently. It will be different every single week. It will not only strengthen the students, but will focus on deep/lengthened stretches that will increase flexibility, prevent and heal injuries, and help the mind to focus.

Beginning Yoga*

Beginning Yoga will focus on the basic poses involved in yoga to allow them to be more comfortable in classes. Students will also have the option to take these postures to different and more challenging levels. This class is for everyone!

Advanced Yoga***

Also including Power Yoga, this class will be a fun yet challenging class. We will work a lot of core based poses as well as sun salutations. This class involves a lot of movement and strengthening. If you're looking for a good workout, come check it out.

Ballet Barre*

This is a strength and endurance training class utilizing principles of ballet to strengthen, tone, and condition the entire body. The main focus is placed on building strength of the upper body, lower body as well as core strength. There is no previous knowledge of ballet required to participate in this class.

Aqua Zumba*

Aqua Zumba is perfect for those looking to really make a splash by combining low-impact exercises with high-energy aquatic exercises to their finest routine.

Happy Hour*

This is definitely not a session for drink specials. Happy Hour will be a quick class and a perfect way to end your week by using mini circuits that target each of the major muscle groups surely leaving you with a sense of accomplishment.

Beginning Cycling*

Beginning Cycling is a fun and intense introductory cycling class. This introduces a way to improve your strength and endurance by working at various intensivilities on the bike

Cycle & Core*

This class is perfect to pair your daily cardio requirements with a touch of resistance training focusing on the core along with some upper body strength training.

Lotsa Squats**

We're certain you will come to this class. This class is meant to focus on lower body strength training. We will be focusing on the Glutes, Hamstrings, Quads, and Calves. at a beginners pace, this class will be a great way to kickstart your lower body strength training routine.

Butts & Guts*

Butts & Guts will focus on just that! Lower body and core strength through resistance training and movements working your lower half.

Beginner Boot Camp*

This is a face paced, calorie-blasting workout using the traditional boot camp style approach (intervals and circuits). This class is geared toward all fitness levels and modifications will be offered for anyone from beginner to the more advanced participant.

Water Aerobics*

Water Aerobics is a low impact class designed for the lap pool and uses the water's continuous resistance to engage more muscle fibers through a larger range of motion.

Deep H20 Aqua Cardio*

This is essentially our Water Aerobics class with a twist. It is a low impact higher intensity class designed for the diving pool and uses aqua joggers to assist participants in performing cardio activities (without touching the ground). A great way to get your heart rate up and your muscles toned without working up a sweat!


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.

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