Drop in Classes

Drop-In Fitness Classes

Winter Fitness Session #1: January 14-March 1

Please note: Fitness classes will be posted in January, 2019

*Dance Studio, located in the center of the PEIF, room 130.

**Fitness Studio, located near the Info Center, room 113 in the Racquetball hallway. 

***Fit Zone Studio, located in Wildcat Fit Zone-Student only recreation area
Please arrive 5 - 10 minutes prior to class, as space can become limited.  

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

Relaxation Yoga*

Enjoy a lunchtime stretch in this hour long class intended to keep you relaxed and energized for the rest of your day. For best results practice before eating.

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

Core Express*

a quick ab toning class to fit right into your busy schedule.  Workouts are circuit based and include exercises designed to strengthen the core such as planks, crunches, and bicycle kicks.

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 

Strong Bodies**

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 for flexibility*

While focusing on core strength, students will rely on extremities to control and apply movements to other parts of the body through prolonged holds and stretches.

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate

Total Body*

Work your muscles, head to toe through high repetition movements while using body weight, body bars, dumbbells and kettlebells.

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate 

Basic Yoga*

This class is designed as an introduction to the practice of yoga. Class is focused on developing safe and clear foundation and alignment for common poses.You don’t need to be able to touch your toes; just be willing to give it a try. This class is more slow paced than other vinyasa flow classes, and will break everything down to help make your current practice stronger.

Level of intensity: Beginner

Morning Yoga for energy**

This class allows you to arrive and enjoy quiet stillness, warm up and energize the body and leave class ready to conquer the rest of your day. 

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


Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.

Level of intensity: Beginner/Intermediate 

Intermediate Yoga***

This level 2 yoga workshop teaces participants on how to achieve standing balance poses, arm balances and lower level inversion-helping the yogi to take their practice to the next level.

Level of intensity: Intermediate

5 Rhythms Dance Improve**

This class is perfect for everyone because it requires no previous skill, only that you show up ready to move. Throughout class, music will be playing loudly as we move through the 5 rhythms; flow, staccato or beat, chaos, lyrical and stillness. You will be guided along as the music changes for each section. The light in the room will be dimmed to give you comfort to express freely without worrying what others are doing or if they're looking at you. You are given the freedom to move however you'd like to or need to. Benefits of this movement include self awareness, connection with your body, learning how to trust yourself and ultimately awakening the mind, body and soul.

Level of intensity: Beginner 

Intro to 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

Fusion-Flow Yoga**

A fun and creative fusion, fusion-flow yoga will incorporate elements of Yin, Yang, Vinyasa, Hatha and Ashtanga. Emphasis will go beyond the poses (asana) and will delve into the various breathing and meditative techniques of Yoga. No prior experience is required but the beginner Yogi may find it to be a fun challenge.

Level of intensity: Intermediate

Yoga to unwind*

A perfect class to do at the end of a busy week or after a workout. You will open up the hips, quads and hamstring and do some gentle twisting to rinse tightness and stress away.

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.

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