At The Muskingum Recreation Center we offer many group exercise programs. These programs 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.
Summer Classes are currently in session.
ABsolute CORE- Burn calories build strength and tone your core in a 45 minute class designed to activate your core muscles to their fullest. Your core includes abdominal muscles as well as your back muscles.
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!
CARDIO CRAZY – A total cardio class with, dance combos, step combos, hi/lo combos, plyometric 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 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.
CARDIO TONE- A total cardio class using toning sticks, resistance bands, and cardio intervals.
FIERCE TOTAL FITNESS- A fierce challenge uses this workout to shred fat, define muscle, and enhance your total fitness. FTF consists of a warm-up, 7 exercise intervals, and a cool down. Each exercise interval is 6 minutes long and includes 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of core exercises. Each workout may be modified so it can accommodate both beginners as well as advanced participants. The instructor will incorporate high intensity intervals utilizing free weights, resistance tubing, stability balls and much more.
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.
HAVIN A BALL- Class time total of 45 minutes. Warm-up then 20 minutes of strong cardio floor work followed by 20 minutes of sculpting class incorporating small balls, stability balls and or medicine balls for various muscle groups (such as core stability, and lower body exercises on the ball.) The stability balls range in size from 55cm to 65cm depending on your height. This is a great cardio, stability and strengthening class with or without the use of weights.
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.
KICK PUNCH CRUNCH- kicks that calorie booty, and punches your way to a lean body. Crunch your abs and lift those weights to a stronger you! Start with a calorie burning kick-box segment, lift weights to strengthen and lengthen those muscles, activate your core, and end with a stretch to give you a lean look. Be strong, sleek, and lean.
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS (MMA)- MMA is a combination of boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, and jujitsu. (Level I. and II.) Basic speed and agility required. Must be able to do quick movement and from a standing position to the ground and back up.
PILATES - This 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.
BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE PILATES – 40 minutes of basic mat Pilates moves for those who need a slower paced class and more attention to details.
PILATES EXPRESS - A quick 45 minute Pilates mat workout.
PILATES PLUS - Prior Pilates class experience is recommended before joining this class. All the basic Pilates mat work using additional equipment such as stability balls, Pilates rings and hand held weights.
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!
R.I.P.P.E.D – is an acronym for Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometric, Endurance and Diet. It is programmed to be a complete and total body workout and includes strength training, Tabata, kickboxing and core work. R.I.P.P.E. D. is a “plateau proof fitness formula that helps to create continuity, consistency ad challenge in each class”. R.I.P.P.E.D. is designed to be tough and challenging, extremely effective and can be done at all fitness levels.
SPIN & FLOW -30 minutes of cycling and then a 30 minutes of a Vinyasa yoga class for an hour of total body training. STEP BALL- 30 minutes of strong step cardio-workout to get the job done at all levels. 30 minutes of toning session incorporating small balls, stability balls and or medicine balls for various muscle groups (such as core stability, and lower body exercises on the ball.) The stability balls range in size from 55cm to 65cm depending on your height. This is a great stability and strengthening class with or without the use of weights.
STEP BOOTCAMP - A total body cardio and strength class utilizing the Step for cardio and bench work. The class may incorporate weights, Spri bands, balls and many other exercise tools.
STEP 360 – The Step360TM step aerobics platform is the revolutionary way to burn calories and lose weight. 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. As you use the equipment your body is forced to utilize both large and small muscle groups to find balance. The Step 360 can be used as a strength training tool or a cardio tool. Realize a more effective total body workout in less time than a traditional step aerobics platform with the Step360.
STEP SCULPT - 30 minutes of step choreographed patterns, followed by a 15 minute sculpting routine using your own body weight with dance inspired technique The sculpting exercises may be standing or seated exercises using a variety of resistance tools (i.e. ball, tubing) other than weights.
STEP VARIATIONS - This 45 minute 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
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.
YOGA (POWER) – is a vigorous YOGA workout that improves your strength, muscle tone, flexibility, and state of mind. This class is based on the concepts of Vinyasa Yoga, continuous movement/flow, combined with traditional poses and power work.
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.
YOGA (MORNING YOGA) – is a slow flow Vinyasa class that will be practiced in a warm environment. This class is designed to wake up your body and breathe life and space into it after a night’s sleep. The class will incorporate creative sequencing at a pace that will center you and prepare you for the day.
YOGA (HEATED YIN AND YANG) – Each class is an hour and 15 minutes and students of all levels will find this class accessible with modifications, though some yoga knowledge is preferred.Begin in quiet contemplation and then breathe and move in a slightly heated (85 degree) room, using a creative sequence of Yang asanas (flowing yoga poses) designed to help you build awareness, strength, flexibility and balance. After building heat from the inside-out in guided standing flows, participants will move to the floor taking longer-held Yin poses that work on the deep connective tissue of the body. Yin yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints (gives you greater flexibility) and energetically opens the meridian system.
YOGA (VINYASA) – ‘Vinyasa’ simply means ‘linking breath with movement’ and students are encouraged to do that from beginning to end. Each class is an hour and 15 minutes and students of all levels will find this class accessible with modifications, though some yoga knowledge is preferred. You will learn the basics of sun salutations, foundation yoga postures and the importance of connecting with the breath. Each week your skills will build in a methodical way bringing you to a new awareness and energy, which leads to strength and skill.
YOGA (BEGINNER VINYASA) – 45 minutes of basic moves for those who need a slower paced class and more attention to details.
ZUMBA® - is an aerobic activity and a total body work out inspired by Latin dance moves.
ZUMBA® “PARTY EXPRESS” - Bringing the Zumba party back in an action packed Zumba party incorporating all Zumba styles, Zumba, Zumba toning, and Zumba core for a 45 minute Zumba party express.
ZUMBA GOLD® – is designed to take the exciting Latin international dance rhythms created in original ZUMBA and bring them to the beginner participant, active older adult, and/or special populations.
GROUP EXERCISE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS, click HERE.