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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

Fall 2016 Group Fitness Schedule

Classes run August 22 - December 2, 2016

A separate schedule is available during finals week.

No group fitness classes on September 5 and November 23-25.

Class Descriptions

ABBS focuses on strengthening your Abdominals, Back, Butt, and Stretching.  Class includes warm up, conditioning, cool down/stretching.  Class is 45 minutes.

 Barre combines yoga, Pilates, core conditioning, interval strength training, and brief cardio segments for a total body workout!  Use the ballet barre, resistance bands, your own body weight, etc. as resistance for functional strength and endurance training and dynamic movements designed to work each muscle group to exhaustion.  Class is 55 minutes.

 Beginner Vinyasa Yoga focuses on patience, grace, strength, balance, and flexibility through a dynamic, beginner flowing practice.  This class encourages the use of breath-synchronized movement to create internal heat in the body while practicing asanas (postures).  All levels of practice are welcome; variations will be offered to increase or decrease the intensity of postures.  Bring your own yoga mat if you have one.  Class is 55 minutes.

 HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training is cardio training that involves cycles of high intensity bursts and low to moderate intensity recovery.  The ratio is usually 2:1, i.e. 20 seconds of jump squats and 10 seconds of jogging in place.  Class may include core training, intervals of strength training, and other HIIT or Tabata format.  Class is 55 minutes.

 Shred is a high intensity and endurance based workout. Utilizing a popular 3-2-1 interval and circuit format.  You will complete four circuits of 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio, and 1 minute of core conditioning.  Class includes a brief warm up and cool down.  Class is 35 minutes.

 TBS - Total Body Strength uses Body Sport Pump Weight Bars and other equipment for a resistance training workout targeting all major muscle groups.  Benefits: improve muscular strength and endurance by using weighted bars, dumbbells, body bars, resistance bands, your own body weight, plyometric exercises, etc. for a balanced workout.  *Class size may be limited due to equipment available.  Class is 55 minutes.

 Vinyasa Yoga focuses on patience, grace, strength, 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 of practice are welcome; variations will be offered to increase or decrease the intensity of postures.  Bring your own yoga mat if you have one.  Class is 55 minutes.

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

 Yoga Sculpt combines free weights with asana (posture) sequencing and cardio to intensify each yoga 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 of practice are welcome; variations will be offered to increase or decrease the intensity of postures.  Bring your own yoga mat if you have one.  Class is 55 minutes.

 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.  Class is 55 minutes.


Membership Options for Non-students

A Group Fitness ONLY Membership ($25 per semester) or an Otto Rec Center Membership ($100 per semester or $200 annual) may be purchased only by faculty, staff, alumni, emeriti, spouses of the afore 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