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.

TRX Suspension Training – 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 every 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!


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.


Hills and Drills – Take your fitness outside with Hills and Drills! Condition your entire body to improve all aspects of physical fitness while enjoying the outdoors. Class will meet in the Fieldhouse dance studio and will take the workout outside around the beautiful Allendale campus.


Outdoor Fitness – Experience the first outdoor fitness class that will incorporate cardio, body weight training, and flexibility. Our objective is to create a fun atmosphere that will improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength while being surrounded by nature’s bounty. Weekly adventures will include the beach and other surrounding parks. You don’t want to miss out!!!

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Insanity + Yoga - ** Downtown & Outdoors ** - Insanity. Yoga. FUSED. This brand new class format integrates both incredible workouts in one hour-long sweat-sesh–Insanity + Yoga! Begin class with the famous Insanity format, maximum-intensity exercise followed by short periods of rest. The second part will integrate a complimenting yoga flow to further strengthen, tone, and lengthen. Try this fast-paced, refreshing new style of exercise in an encouraging group environment!

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Zumba - 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.