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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Group Fitness Schedule

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

Spring 2018 Group Fitness Schedule

No Group Fitness Class Monday, January 15th.

Schedule is valid January 8 - April 27, 2018, unless indicated otherwise.*

Class locations are Pennington Hall (PH) 102 and Highland North (HN 225).

Classes are free for all current students and membership holders.

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

ABBS focuses on strengthening your Abdominals, Back, Butt/Legs, and a designated time to Stretch. 45 min.

Accumulator is a cardio workshop that begins with one exercise, adds another, and another, and in no time you've accumulated a workout that leaves you exhausted and fired up at the same time. 45 min.

Circuit Training utilizes stations of cardio, endurance, and strength based movements to condition your body. Intensity may be adjusted by each participant to meet their personal needs. Employees may attend the Wednesday 5pm class for free - a membership is required to attend all other classes. 45 min.

Core Conditioning is a non-cardio workout emphasizing balanced training of your core muscles through a variety of exercises. 45 min.

Hatha Yoga is an all levels practice emphasizing a variety of essential yoga poses, breathing techniques, mindfulness, and listening to your body. During this practice you will work on balance and flexibility while achieving a calmer state of mind. Class pace, challenge is less intense than a Vinyasa Yoga class. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one. Some yoga mats are available. 45 min.

HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training is cardio training that involves cycles of high intensity bursts and low to moderate intensity recovery. Class may include core training, intervals of strength training, and tabata  class formats. 55 min.

Hip Hop Cardio is an energetic workout that uses Hip Hop music, intervals of fast and slow rhythms with easy-to-learn dance moves to burn some serious calories. No dance experience necessary. 55 min.

Intro to Meditation will introduce you to a variety of meditation and relaxation techniques. Class includes preparation for sitting, walking meditation, practice, and discussion. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one. Some yoga mats are available. *Class meets for two different five week sessions. You may join any class at any time. *Class meets: Feb. 2-Mar. 2. and Mar. 16-Apr. 13. 45 min.

Power Yoga is a dynamic, flowing class format that includes Ashtanga-style Sun Salutations. This practice encourages the use of breath-synchronized movement to create internal heat in the body while practicing a variety of poses. Class pace, challenge is more intense than Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga classes. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one. Some yoga mats provided. 45 min.

Strength and Condition will strengthen and condition your entire body with cardio and strength based exercises. A variety of formats may be used, including intervals, circuits, and tabata. 45 minutes.

Stretch and Restore begins with warm-up movements to build heat and prepare the muscles for stretching. A variety of exercises and equipment, such as foam rollers, traps, bands, and blocks may be used to stretch and release tight muscles to focus on fully relaxing the body. 45 min.

Thai Dance is an exciting workout that uses Thai music, intervals of fast & slow rhythms with easy-to-learn dance moves. No dance experience necessary. 55 min.

Vinyasa Yoga 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 poses. Class pace, challenge is more intense than a Hatha Yoga class. Bring your own yoga if you have one. Some yoga mats are available. 55 min.

Zumba is an energetic workout that uses Latin music, intervals of fast & slow rhythms with easy-to-learn dance moves to burn some serious calories. No dance experience necessary. 55 min.

 

For your information:

  • Join any class at any time in the semester. No experience necessary. No registration required.
  • Please have clean, non-marking soled shoes to participate in classes that require shoes.
  • Please silence and store cell phones once you enter the room to limit disruptions.
  • Variations of exercises should be offered to increase or decrease the intensity of each class format. Always work at your own pace and limits.
  • Class size may be limited for safety concerns and availability of equipment.
  • For yoga classes, if you have your own yoga mat, bring it; if not, some yoga mats are provided.

 

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