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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.

SPRING 2016 Class Descriptioins

GVSU Kelly Family Sports Center
Multipurpose Room

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.

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.


Join us for a yoga class that will help you to relax and reduce stress through gentle stretches and breathing exercises to help you get through the rest of the week

Dance Studio B160
Located in Fieldhouse

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!

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.


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. 

Dance Cardio

 This class is perfect for anyone who likes to dance, have a little extra fun when working out, and sweat! Move to today’s latest beats and try Dance Cardio out!


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 instructors for the popular INSANITY® workout in a fun group environment!


Tabata training is a unique and revolutionary approach to successfully lose weight and build muscle in minimal time. You not only burn calories during the exercise, but your body keeps burning extra calories for the next 24 to 48 hours. Expect high intensity bouts of exercise followed by short periods of rest. Join us for the first ever semester of Tabata at GVSU!

Multi-Purpose Room  B30
Located in the Fieldhouse


Bootcamp is type of group exercise class that mixes traditional calisthenic and body weight exercises with interval training and strength training. Expect a high intense workout utilizing your body weight and various fitness equipment. All fitness levels welcome! This class may be taken outside weather permitting. 

GVSU Kelly Family Sports Center
Track Level


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!