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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Group Fitness Schedule

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/campusrec/fitness/groupfitness.html

Class Descriptions

Barre combines yoga, Pilates, core conditioning, interval strength training, and cardio segments for a total body workout!  Use the ballet barre, resistance bands, and your own body weight as resistance for functional strength, endurance training, and dynamic movements designed to work each muscle group to exhaustion.

Barre Yoga combines more yoga, Pilates, core conditioning, interval strength training, and cardio segments for a total body workout!  Use the ballet barre and your own body weight as resistance for functional strength, endurance training, and dynamic movements designed to work each muscle group to exhaustion.

HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training is cardio training that involves high intensity bursts and low to moderate recovery.  Class may include core training, intervals of strength training, and other HIIT or Tabata formats.

Shred & Core is a high intensity and endurance based workout.  Utilizing a popular 3-2-1 interval circuit format.  Complete four circuits of 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio, and 1 minute of core conditioning.  Class includes brief warm up and cool down with additional core conditioning.

TBS - Total Body Strength uses weighted bars and other equipment for a resistance training workout targeting all major muscles.  Benefits: improve muscular strength and endurance by using provided equipment and your own body weight for a balanced workout.  *Class size may be limited due to equipment availability.

Yoga Flow focuses on patience, balance, and flexibility through a dynamic, flowing practice.  This class encourages the use of breath-synchronized movement to create internal heat in the body while practicing asanas (postures).  All levels welcome; variations will be offered to increase or decrease the intensity of postures.  Bring your own mat if you have one.

Yoga for Strength is a 45 minute flowing style strength based class.  Flowing posture sequences will build strength and flexibility in the body and de-stress the mind.  All levels welcome; variations will be offered to increase or decrease the intensity of postures.  Bring your own mat if you have one.

Yoga Sculpt combines free weights and asanas (postures) sequencing and cardio to intensify each asana while mixing in strength-training moves like squats, lunges, and upper body exercises.  Music is a core component of this class and is used to create an energetic, upbeat atmosphere.  All levels welcome; variations will be offered to increase or decrease the intensity of postures.  Bring your own mat if you have one.

Zumba is an exciting workout that uses Latin music, intervals of fast and slow rhythms with easy-to-learn dance moves to burn some serious calories.  No dance experience necessary.

Membership Options for Non-students

A Group Fitness ONLY Membership ($25 per semester) or an Otto Recreation Center Membership ($100 per semester or $200 annual) may be purchased only by faculty, staff, alumni, emeritus, spouses of the before mentioned, spouses of students, and donors.  Information about these options are located here.

Questions?  crec.fitness@mnsu.edu, 389-3249 or HC 1410

 

Program Evaluation

Your input is important to us!  Please take a moment to evaluate our group fitness program and group fitness instructors.  Your feedback will help us discover how well our program is working, where improvements can be made, and help us make decisions about how resources should be applied in the future to better serve your needs and the mission of Campus Recreation.  Each link below will bring you to the specific evaluation.  Evaluations are anonymous.

Group Fitness Program Evaluation

Group Fitness Instructor Evaluation