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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Campus Recreation

Group Fitness Schedule

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Spring 2014 Group Fitness Schedule

Classes run January 13 - May 2, with a separate finals week schedule.

Classes are free for students with valid MavCard.

Alumni, donors, faculty, staff, and spouses of can purchase an Otto Recreation Center membership for $100. Membership invoices are available in Otto Rec Center, the Main Campus Rec Office (MF 118), and online.  Bring your pass each class to verify membership. 

NOTE: Instructors have the right to limit class participation due to safety concerns. It is recommended you arrive a few minutes early to get a spot in class. Not all classes are guaranteed to have room.  Bring a second pair of clean shoes to help keep our floors clean.


Classes are held in PH102 and are 55 minutes in length unless otherwise indicated.


Class Descriptions

ABBS:  Strengthen your Abdominals, Back, Butt, and then Stretch!  Activities include, but not limited to: warm up movements; lunges; squats; abdominal, back, and core exercises, cool down, and stretches.  Class is 45 minutes.


Accumulator:  Start with one exercise, add another, and another, and soon you have a 45 minute workout that exhausts you, yet leaves you feeling fired up at the same time.  The class is different every week and will get harder as the semester progresses.


Barre-Blast:  Combine yoga, Pilates, core conditioning, interval strength training to sculpt and elongate your muscles.  This class uses the ballet barre, weights, bands, and body weight as resistance for functional strength and dynamic movements designed to work each muscle group to exhaustion.


Crunch Time:  Interval type class combining energizing cardio moves with core strengthening exercises (crunch time).  This workout will raise your heart rate and increase your calorie burning potential while warming you up for the crunch time interval.


Hatha Yoga:  All levels welcome.  Complete body workout using static and fluid postures (asanas).  Yoga increases your flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and assists with stress relief and fatigue.  This class included meditation.  Emphasis will be on alignment and technique.  Class is held in HN 225. 





















Interval:  Push yourself for short bursts of cardio intervals paired with strength training intervals for a full body workout.  Traditional interval format will be used along with H.I.I.T. and other training methods.  Core work will be included.


Vinyasa Yoga:  Vinyasa is a flowing yoga practice.  This class uses breath-synchronized movement to create internal heat in the body while practicing asanas (postures) and finishes with meditation.  All levels welcome, modifications will be given to increase or decrease the intensity of poses.  Class is help in HN 225.


Yoga 4 Strength:  45 minutes of vigorous vinyasa.  Flowing posture sequences will build strength and flexibility of the body and de-stress the mind.  All levels welcome, modifications will be given to increase or decrease the intensity of postures. 


Zumba:  Start with Latin music, add intervals of fast and slow rhythms, mix in easy-to-learn dance moves and you have an awesome calorie burning workout!  No dance experience necessary.  Class is held in HN 225 and PH 102, see schedule.