Group Exercise Program

At The Muskingum Recreation Center, many group exercise classes are offered.  These group exercise classes are open to members and non-members and typically run for 8 week sessions.  All of our group exercise instructors have nationally recognized fitness accreditation and are very qualified to meet your class needs.  The group exercise programs provide the structure and guidance you need to succeed. Our current offerings are listed below with descriptions of each.




*New For Spring*

*TLC – TOTAL LEGS &CORE- A fusion of body weight and Barre-free moves in a high intensity workout. This multi-level class will focus on shaping legs and chiseling your core to get ready for spring! Bring your workout shoes and get ready to sweat!

“LET’S RUN!”-A NEW 8 week Group Exercise Class meeting outside on The Collegial Woods Fitness trail.

*For beginner/intermediate runners who want to learn about proper warm-up, establishing your training heartrate zone, how to progress from walk/run to all running, and other great tips to keep you motivated!

* BASICS CARDIO – Classic aerobic moves, spri band exercises, and standing core work. This class is designed for the beginner to intermediate exerciser.

*CARDIO STRENGTH-Heart Pumping cardio training with the simple and basic use of various fitness appliances; i.e. Step, 360, calisthenics and boot camp style executions combined with strength and muscle training using free weights, kettle bells, body weight, Spri Bands, and Body Balls. This is a basic class that encompasses the entire body for a complete body workout suitable and adaptable for all ages and fitness levels.


BARRE/BALL /ABS-combine the use of the ballet Barres, stability balls, and small balls for a total body cardio, core, and strength workout.

BARRE/STRENGTH-How do you like your BARRE? This combination class of BARRE/cardio/weights and abs will give you a full body workout.  You will transition from the ballet Barre to the weights to abs to the Barre for an hour class of fun and hard core work.

20/20/20- 20 minutes of step, 20 minutes of basic cardio moves, and 20 minutes of core

*NEW CONCORD 20/20/20– 20 minutes of Cardio, 20 minutes of Strength, and 20 minutes of core work.

BOOT CAMP-These workouts are composed of a full body attack that includes strength, core, plyometric, and conditioning training. Boot camp is a high intensity workout designed to push individuals past their comfort zone. This program will help you to become stronger, as well as shred through those pesky pounds!

BUILDING BONES II.- This class uses a mix of traditional strength training exercises and exercises focused on balance to challenge the core and increase muscular strength.  Great class for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis!

CARDIO CRAZY – A total cardio class with hi/lo combos, plyometric combos, dance combos, and/or step combos, and a core balance challenge at the end.  Enjoy a class that will consistently move you from one thing to another! WARNING:  this “craziness is contagious!”

CARDIO DANCE FUZE– 45 minute booty busting workout combining Hip Hop, straight up cardio and some targeted toning exercises.  Come join the FUN filled music blasting workout!

CARDIO TONE- A total cardio class using light weights and high reps, resistance bands, stability balls, and cardio intervals.

CARDIO PUMP– A challenging strength-training class that incorporates short intervals of strength training utilizing dumbbells, followed by cardio intervals utilizing the step or step 360 to challenge your cardio level.

FITNESS FUSION- is a fun and effective workout that incorporates all aspects of fitness to provide a full body workout. This workout incorporates the use body weight, resistance bands, Step 360, and stability balls. Variations of

push-ups, squats, lunges, dead lifts, and core exercises will be used in a circuit training format. You will build lean muscle

using compound bodyweight movements.

HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT)Take your fitness to an all new level!  This workout is an enhanced form of interval training.  HIIT includes exercises that alternate periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense, and short, recovery periods.  The combination of plyometric and cardio kickboxing exercises in this 45-minute class will help you improve aerobic capacity as well as maximize your fat-burning potential!

INDOOR CYCLING EXPERIENCE (I.C.E.)-Our instructors will help you with proper bike set-up and the basic cycling techniques so you can be on your way to becoming an indoor cyclist.  All levels are welcome and are able to monitor own several features on The Keiser bike including: RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) | Power Output Displays in Watts (currently generating) | Heart Rate (Polar compatible) | Pedaling Time | Gear (Resistance) (1 to 24 gears) | Odometer / Trip Distance.

ICE EXPRESS- a 45 minutes class for all levels who need less time to get a great workout. 

KETTLE BELL BOOT CAMP– Incorporating Kettlebells to challenge your entire body, working your core, promoting increased strength, and challenging your cardiovascular system.  Kettle bells are a great tool to use

for any fitness level.  This class will use interval training with bouts of boot camp cardio along with kettle bell strengthening.  The unique design of the kettle bell creates a great workout for your arms, legs, and core.  If you have not tried kettle bells, you will be surprised how effective they are for your work outs.

PILATESThis low intensity, calorie burning, total body sculpting system is for participants who have completed the basic and intermediate Pilates series or have had prior Pilates experience. Learn the importance of body alignment, core stability and proper breathing.  All of these will enhance your overall performance.

POUND – An incredibly exciting fusion of movement and music! Participants drum along to a slammin’ rock soundtrack using Ripstix – lightly weighted drumsticks designed to transform drumming into a kick-butt, fat burning, and full body workout!

STEP VARIATIONS– This class is geared towards the intermediate to advanced stepper.  The variations may include but are not limited to box step (use of 4 platforms for stepping), quick step, and 2-step use of (two platforms).  This class will utilize the step platform with many interesting combinations and variety

STEP/ 360- Some traditional stepping on a regular step followed by The Step360™.  This unique platform is unlike any other step aerobics equipment because the top platform is actually set on two adjustable air chambers designed to create instability The Step 360 can be used a strength training tool or a cardio tool.

HOT YOGA FLOW- is an hour class of Yoga poses typically performed at a temperature of about 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit although the temperature in a hot yoga class can vary from studio to studio. (beginner indicates for inexperience or little experienced hot yoga participants, level 1 some experience, 2-3 levels are for the more experienced participant.

HOT YOGA LEVELS 1-2-A moderately paced class where students continue to build awareness, strength, skill and focus. Yoga experience is encouraged. Students should have a basic foundation of yoga postures and an awareness of their own body including any limitations and necessary modifications. Expect the room temperature to be around 90 degrees.

YOGA (POWER) –  Power Yoga Levels 2-3:

An advanced level class for students with a strong yoga foundation. Prior yoga experience is highly recommended. Students will learn poses and transitions that require more strength and may be introduced to arm balances and inversions. At this level, we assume you can practice within your own limitations while approaching more complicated poses in a safe way. Expect the room temperature to be heated, somewhere between 75-80 degrees.

YOGA (RESTORATIVE) – is a slow-paced gentle yoga workout that provides a good introduction to the basic yoga poses by creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility.

BEGINNER VINYASA YOGAThe focus of our beginner yoga class is to encourage centering and alignment in yoga postures. In this class you will learn the foundation of yoga postures and shapes through slow, methodical movements that build strength and flexibility. This class is geared towards beginners with little or no prior yoga experience.

VINYASA YOGA LEVEL 1-This is a moderately paced class geared toward students with some yoga experience.  Participants will build on the yoga principals of awareness, strength and breath-work. Postures may be held for longer periods of time and will flow from basic to more complex poses throughout the class. Yoga students of all levels will find this class accessible with modifications

VINYASA YOGA – LEVEL 2A moderately paced class for experienced yoga practitioners. Students will build strength and flexibility as they deepen their practice with an introduction to more advanced postures along with breath work and meditation practices.

ZUMBA®is an aerobic activity and a total body work out inspired by Latin dance moves.


AQUA ZUMBASplash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise.  Known as the Zumba “pool party”, the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout.  Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.

WATER AEROBICSA mixture of Hi-Lo impact workout moves to tone the body.  This class uses various pieces of equipment to give you the resistance needed to get your muscles working and your heart pumping!

BACK HABBack Hab is a 30-minute water walking class that will help build strength and endurance for people with chronic low back pain.  Other people may join as well, this is a good class for those who need low impact exercise that focuses on building core strength along with leg strength and flexibility.  The class will use various walking patterns along with stretches to promote cardio vascular endurance and improved over-all health.