Group Exercise Class Descriptions

Our instructors are able to teach to all fitness levels, therefore, all class formats are designed to meet the needs of beginner, intermediate, and advanced participants. Classes designed for specific experience levels are indicated in the description. All class formats are 45-minutes unless otherwise indicated.

Functional Fitness Classes

Functional Fitness classes will be geared towards those who are looking to increase strength and endurance while focusing on proper training form and reducing risk of injury.  These classes will incorporate the use of body weight and the TRX Suspension Training system as well as incorporate other small fitness equipment.  There is no stress of having to worry about choreography. These classes will be straight forward and effective and allow you to work at your pace while challenging yourself.  Training on the TRX will be a challenging, fun, and educational experience for all levels of fitness and is geared for anyone looking to try something new.   VIEW A VIDEO CLIP TO SEE WHAT TRX IS ALL ABOUT

INSANITY® | TRX® *If you are new to these classes please arrive a few minutes early and notify the instructor. They can introduce the TRX trainer settings to you before the class begins.


You read that right! INSANITY® is here! INSANITY® uses MAX Interval Training, which replaces traditional moderate-intensity exercise with maximum-intensity exercise, and trades short intervals of intensity for short periods of rest. Join our certified instructor for the popular INSANITY® workout in a fun group environment!


Build your core, increase muscular strength and endurance, and work on your flexibility and balance with the TRX® Suspension trainer. TRX® training is effective for any fitness level as it focuses on using your body weight against gravity. Join us to have some fun on the suspension trainer and learn the 100’s of exercises you can do on just one piece of equipment!


GroupX Classes

Formerly known as "Land Classes"
Dance Studio B 160
Located in Fieldhouse

| Total BodyToning | G3  | Cardio & Core | Turbo Kick® | ZUMBA® | GROOVE®

The Group X Classes are geared towards those who are looking to add variety, fun, and accountability into their regular physical activity.  These classes will provide options for those looking for cardiovascular formats as well as strength and endurance based options.  If you are looking for motivation and energy - these classes are for you!

Cardio & Core  

Cardio & Core will provide a comprehensive mixed workout with an added focus on getting your heart rate up and your core strong. The instructor will keep you on your toes and bring something new each week! 

TBT (Total Body Toning)

Condition your entire body to improve all aspects of physical fitness. This is a cardiovascular and strength based class for participants that wish to challenge themselves. Expect a workout that combines movements from instructor’s cardio choice of kickboxing or plyometrics, resistance training, and core work! This is an excellent change from your regular treadmill and elliptical regimen. Equipment that may be used over the course of the semester includes weighted bar, hand weights, resistance bands, towels, stability balls, mats, and steps.

G3 (Glutes, Guts, & Guns)

Develop a strong core, gluteus, and  toned arms by utilizing equipment and your own body weight. Equipment that may be used over the course of the semester includes weighted bar, hand weights, resistance bands, towels, mats, stability balls, and steps.

Turbo Kick®

Turbo Kick® is a class that utilizes movements from kickboxing, boxing, and hip hop style moves to create a constant “party” while you workout.  This fast paced, high-energy class is pre-choreographed and will keep you coming back for more! Turbo Kick® sample video <CLICK HERE


ZUMBA® is a fusion of Latin and International music and dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness class. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Watch a clip of Zumba at GVSU <CLICK HERE>


GROOVE® classes are dance/fitness class where you learn SIMPLE and EASY choreography from a variety of different dance styles (Hip Hop, Urban, House, Jazz, Bollywood, Latin, African, Contemporary, Swing, Disco and many more!). The choreography is structured (there are not many movements to remember) so that you can dance the moves your own way!   When you get a chance to move in a way that feels good for your body, you get a great workout that's perfect for you!

turbo kick

SPIN Classes

SPIN studio 
Located on lower level of Recreation Center

Intro to SPIN®* | Interval SPIN® | SPIN® | SPIN® & Sculpt SPIN® Strength | Endurance SPIN® | SPIN® and Yoga

SPIN® classes use a stationary indoor bike to create a simulated bike ride.  The instructor will lead riders through hills, flats, intervals and more to create a safe, effective, and fun cardiovascular workout.  Intro to SPIN® classes are recommended for those who are new to SPINNING® so riders will learn how to set up their bike, monitor exercise intensity, and use resistance and cadence to vary their workout intensity.

Intro to SPIN®* (Beginner Class, only need to attend once)

Welcome to Spinning!  This class is a 30-45 minute tutorial class that is HIGHLY recommended to anyone new to SPINNING® to ensure safety and maximum fitness results. This class will familiarize new riders on how to properly set up their bikes, spinning techniques and terms, and how to monitor exercise intensity.

You will only need to attend the class ONE TIME and you will be ready to participate in other spin classes. *This class is for the first 5-weeks only, it will be substituted to  Spin beginning Feb. 16th

Interval SPIN®

Expect hills, jumps, runs, flats, and climbs with varying intensity levels.  This class is ideal for adding to your fitness foundation, burning calories, and pushing yourself to that next level!  Exercise intensity: 65-92% maximum heart rate.


Instructor’s choice on this ride! You will get an overview of the class when you get there.  Each instructor is different so expect a different ride every time. Exercise intensity 50-92% maximum heart rate.

SPIN® & Sculpt

Now you have the opportunity to combine your ride with resistance training! SPIN & Sculpt will not only get you moving on the bikes, but you will use equipment such as, stability balls, resistance bands, TRX trainers, plyo boxes and much more. Be ready for a great cardio workout with the addition of circuits, tabata training or anything else the instructor plans for!

Endurance SPIN®

Exercising at lower heart rates helps to build an aerobic base and burn fat.  In this class expect to work at moderate intensity levels. This class format is essential element to anyone who rides multiple days per week. Exercise intensity: 65-75% maximum heart rate. 

Strength SPIN® 

Steady, consistent pedaling with moderate to heavy resistances to develop the lower body muscles and challenge the cardiovascular system to promote power.  This class is ideal for becoming a stronger rider, as well as building to your already established fitness base. Exercise intensity: 75-85% maximum heart rate. 

SPIN® and Yoga

A SPIN® ride is followed by various yoga movements to increase flexibility, elongate muscles, release tension, deepen the breath, and improve posture.
Exercise intensity of this ride is dependent on instructor’s choice of ride.


Mind / Body Classes

GVSU Kelly Family Sports Center
Multipurpose Room

Ashtanga Vinyasa | PiYo Strength® | Power Yoga | Restorative Yoga | Yoga Flow | Beginning Yoga | Yoga & Meditation| Rise & Shine Yoga | PiYo

Mind/Body classes are geared towards improving mental as well as physical well-being.  Mindfulness, breath, range of motion, flexibility, posture, and strength are all important components to the Mind/Body classes.  All classes are 45 minutes unless otherwise specified.

*We provide mats for initial visits but expect participants to obtain their own mats if they plan to attend regularly.

Beginning Yoga

Interested in yoga, but don't know where to start? We have just the class for you. Beginning Yoga will introduce all aspects of traditional yoga with additional time for restorative (holding) poses and dynamic (moving) poses and meditation. This IS NOT a one time class. We encourage you to attend consistently to develop your own practice and grow as a group!

Ashtanga Vinyasa 

Ashtanga Vinyasa is a shortened form of the Primary series. It is a specific flow of postures to build heat, burn toxins, and improve strength and flexibility that remain consistent in each class. It includes postures that focus on opening up shoulders and hips, as well as engaging all muscles of the body throughout the practice. It is a great class for both cardio and strengthening and is great for beginners and advanced students alike.


PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of flowing, choreographed yoga movements. You'll even improve your balance and core power. We crank up the music, the speed, and the fun to give you an intense, low-impact workout that will burn crazy calories and sculpt every inch of your body.

Power Yoga

An energizing and athletic practice using a set sequence of postures to stretch, strengthen, and detoxify the body and quiet the mind. You will build endurance as well as strength and flexibility in this class. Yoga mats, resistance straps, yoga straps, blankets, or foam rollers may be used over the course of the semester in this class.

Restorative Yoga

Reduce stress and release tension from the body and mind by focusing on the restorative nature of yoga.  Postures are held longer, using the force of gravity to release tight muscles and activate a relaxation response. Yoga mats, yoga blocks, yoga straps, and blankets will be available to participants for use in this class.

Yoga Flow

A dynamic flowing style of yoga that links breath and movement through a heat building sequence of postures.  Expect to move more quickly through poses than your traditional yoga class. Yoga mats, blocks, straps, blankets, and foam rollers may be used over the course of the semester in this class.

Yoga & Meditation

Give your mind as much attention as your body in Yoga & Meditation.  This class will begin with a yoga practice focused on developing strength and endurance followed by a meditation practice to encourage mental clarity and contentment.

Rise & Shine Yoga

Wake up to a series of asanas. This class is similar to Yoga Flow but with more movement to warm the body using movement and breathing patterns.  Yoga mats, blocks, straps, blankets, and foam rollers may be used over the course of the semester in this class.

PiYo (Pilates & Yoga)

The best of both worlds! This class incorporates both pilates and yoga into one class to strengthen, stretch and then relax the entire body. Yoga blocks, yoga mats, pilates rings, resistance straps, yoga straps, or foam rollers may be used over the course of the semester in this class.

Kelly Yoga