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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Campus Recreation

Group Fitness Schedule

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Fall 2014 Group Fitness Schedule


Classes run August 25th - December 5th, with a separate finals week schedule.

All classes are 55 minutes in length and in PH 102, unless indicated otherwise.

No classes Monday, September 1st or Wednesday, November 26th - Sunday, November 30th.


Group Fitness Classes ONLY Membership Option

  • Faculty, staff, alumni, donors, emeriti (retired faculty/staff), spouses of afore mentioned and spouses of current students are eligible to purchase a Group Fitness Classes ONLY Membership for $25 per semester; this includes only group fitness classes in the semester you purchase the membership. Pay Online

Otto Rec Center & Group Fitness Membership Option

  • Faculty, staff, alumni, donors, spouses of afore mentioned and spouses of students are eligible to purchase an Otto Rec Center membership, which includes access to the pool and group fitness classes for $100 per semester or an annual membership for $200. Pay Online. Emeriti (retired faculty/staff) have special rates; contact Carly for details.

NOTE: Please wear clean shoes to keep our facilities clean; bring a second pair if needed.  Instructors have the right to limit class size for safety reasons.  Registration is not required to attend classes – just show up!  We cannot guarantee a spot in class, so show up early! 


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.


Barre Blast: Combine yoga, Pilates, core conditioning, interval strength training and cardio or a total body workout!  Use the ballet barre, weights, bands and body weight as resistance for functional strength and dynamic movements designed to work each muscle group to exhaustion.


Couch to 5K: Starts September 9th - October 30th.  This class will meet in PH 102 and walk out to the fitness trail or utilize the Otto Rec Center track if weather is an issue.  Receive info on how to complete the FREE Family Weekend 5K Fun Run/Walk on November 1st.  You will be given time or mileage goals to either walk or run during each class time and a schedule for other days throughout the week.  Bring a friend or come alone.  Ideally you should show up on day one to begin the eight weeks of training; but anyone is welcome to join at any time.


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.


HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training): 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 formats.


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 Questions?, 389-3249 or HC 1410



Hip Hop Cardio Core: Combine hip hop dance inspired moves to create a high energy cardio endurance class while jamming out to hip hop tunes!  This class will help you build a strong core and gain total body strength.


Yoga: Complete body workout using static and fluid postures (asanas).  Yoga increases your flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and may assist with stress relief and fatigue.  All levels welcome.  Yoga mats are provided; but if you have your own bring it!  Check schedule for class location.


Yoga 4 Strength: 45 minutes of vigorous vinyasa. Flowing posture sequences will build strength and flexibility in the body and de-stress the mind. All levels welcome.  Modifications will be given to increase or decrease the intensity of postures.  Yoga mats are provided; but if you have your own bring it!  Class is 45 minutes.


Yoga Pilates Fusion: A challenging class designed to stretch, strength and tone the body through a dynamic blend of yoga, focusing on stretching and strengthening through asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) and Pilates, focusing on a series of exercises to stretch, strengthen and tone the core or the "powerhouse" of the body.  Yoga mats are provided; but if you have your own bring it!


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. Check schedule for class location.