Drop in Classes

Drop-In Fitness Classes

Summer Session #1: May 20 - June 28

All classes will be held in the PEIF Fitness Studio

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE released May 15, 2019

  Class Name Instructor Time Location
Monday Total Body Makayla Noon-12:45pm PEIF Fitness Studio
Tuesday Body Strength & Sculpt Sheree Noon-12:45pm PEIF Fitness Studio
  Vinyasa & Yin Hip Openers Michael 4:30pm-5:30pm PEIF Fitness Studio
Wednesday Ballet Barre Sheree Noon-12:45pm PEIF Fitness Studio
  Ab Express Makayla 4:30pm-5pm PEIF Fitness Studio
Thursday Pilates Sheree Noon-12:45pm PEIF Fitness Studio
  Power Vinyasa Michael 4:30pm-5:30pm PEIF Fitness Studio
Friday Moon Salutation Yin Flow with loving kindness meditation Michael 4:15pm-5:15pm PEIF Fitness Studio

**Classes will not be held on Monday, May 27 due to Memorial Day 

Participants must check in at PEIF Rec Center front desk to receive hand stamp or fitness studio pass. All participants must have membership or purchase a day pass to participate.

All NMU Sports Complex schedules are subject to change without notification. Every effort will be made to post changes and cancelations of classes on this Web page and outside the studio 24 hours in advance.  Questions about fitness and wellness programs can be emailed to recsport@nmu.edu or you can call 906-227-2519.
For a list of group fitness studio rules, click here.

Ballet Barre*

Using postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength.

Level of intensity: Beginner

Functional Power Yoga*

Join us in our functional movement yoga class to find maximum engagement and mobility in your body in each asana (pose). Step into the present moment and connect with your breath. Enjoy warming up your body followed by a relaxing cool down.

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate


Dance to great music, with great people, and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it. Everyone modifies to their own ability. Laughter, sweat, and getting loud are highly encouraged!

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate

Booty Boot Camp*

A high-intensity resistance workout targeting your lower body while burning calories. Weights, bands and body weight movements will be utilized.

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate


A perfect blend of deep muscle toning, stretching and balancing with an emphasis on challenging the core muscles with each movement. A challenging and safe way to sculpt your body and increase agility.

Level of intensity: Intermediate/Advanced

Ab Inferno*

This functional workout will develop your abdominal muscles while strengthening your core to create a strong foundation for many other movements. You'll have abs on your abs.

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate

Upper Body Builder*

An intense arm and back focused circuit that will help strengthen your upper body while shedding some pounds to create a more toned physique. 

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate 

Power 50**

Using barbells and benches to perform high reps and dynamic movements, our energetic teachers Lynne and Charise will help you to sculpt lean muscle across all of your major muscle groups. This class will leave you sweating and craving more.

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate

Yin Yoga*

Restorative and grounding poses are held for 3-5 minutes at a time to enhance flexibility and inner peace.

Level of intensity: Beginner

Total Body*

A full body, high-intensity resistance circuit that will help you burn fat and boost your metabolism.

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate 

Morning Warrior Yoga*

Kickstart your day (and week) with Yoga! This class is perfect to compliment a short workout or simply to get your body moving and clear your mind for the day. This 50 minute class will include a little bit of everything (meditation, cardio moving vinyasa, strength conditioning (asana), gentle stretching and conscious relaxation). 

Level of intensity: Beginner

Bedtime Yoga*

A wonderful way to end your day by combining gentle movements with restorative, relaxing poses to calm the nerves and prepare your body for bed and a good sleep.

Level of intensity: Beginner

Beginner Yoga*

Interested in Yoga but unsure if it's right for you? All levels of experience are welcome but this class is especially helpful for beginners. In this class you will learn the basics of proper alignment and technique. No pervious yoga experience is necessary-just the desire to move and have fun.

Level of intensity: Beginner

Vinyasa Yoga**

This class offers slow flow and faster flow transitions through challenging poses to enhance strength, endurance and balance.

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate

Intro to Boxing*

Learn the fundamentals of boxing and get some cardio in. Participants will learn basic fighting stances, footwork as well as a few punches (Jab, Cross, Hook & Uppercut)

Level of intensity: Beginner

Back to Basics*

A 45 minute workout, recover and prehab session targeted towards injury prevention and full body mobility. This class will be utilizing myofascial release, static stretching and dynamic stretching. 

Level of intensity: Beginner

Body Strength and Sculpt*

A great way to define, strengthen and sculpt lean body tissue through use of bodyweight and basic resistance movements. 

Level of Intensity: Beginner 

Vinyasa & Yin Hip Openers

This class opens with a vinyasa flow sequence meant to get the natural energy of our body and mind moving and transitions into a slower yin sequence. This yin sequence focuses on opening the hips, reconnecting the mind with the body, and directs our attention to the present moment. One aspect of yin yoga is surrendering ourselves and the key is not pushing ourselves. We listen to to our body, find or edge, and allow change to take place without physical force. Just breath and let gravity do its work! 

Level of Intensity: All levels 

Power Vinyasa

This modified class focuses on the traditional ashtanga vinyasa primary series sequence, put together by K.  Pattabhi Jois. In this class I removed many of the ashtanga poses in order to focus on the core poses that intermediate practitioners will be able to perform. All of the poses that I have selected are very well known poses that many vinyasa classes use on a regular basis. The idea of this class is to build a basic foundation for students so that they may have a sequence to take with them and practice anywhere. The sequence will never change in this class.

Level of Intensity: Intermediate

Moon Salutation Yin Flow with loving kindness meditation

In this class things are going to slow way down. It's the end of the week and we owe it to ourselves to let go of any useless clinging that's causing unpleasant feelings; such as anxiety, dissatisfaction, frustration, etc.... The Moon Salutation class is built to calm the body and sharpen the mind with 45-55 minutes of a slow moving yin flow and 5-10 minutes of loving kindness meditation. This meditation isn't part of any religion, it is solely a practical method for the purpose of sharing love with ourselves and others. May you be well. May you be happy. May you find success. May you be free of illness. May you be free of suffering and all of its causes.

Level of intensity: All levels 


Fuses cardio interval training with drumming to provide a challenging, hurt pumping, full body workout. 

Level of Intensity: Beginner

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 are looking for 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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