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.



BALANCED BODY BARRE- An exercise class designed to bring rhythm, energy and a music-driven workout to create a beautiful, functional body.  The Barre class emphasizes alignment, posture and self-awareness Yes! We will use the ballet bars.   Yes! You will burn calories and sweat.

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 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.

20/20/20– 20 minutes of Step, 20 minutes of a specialty area as stated i.e. ZUM,HI/LO,POUND, and 20 minutes of Strength.

FIERCE TOTAL FITNESS- A fierce challenge uses this workout to shred fat, define muscle, and enhance your total fitness. FTF consists of 7 exercise intervals. 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.

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.

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.

*PiYO- combines the muscle sculpting, core firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of flowing Yoga movements.  PiYO will help you improve your balance and core power.  This is an intense low impact workout that will burn crazy calories and sculpt every inch of your body for a long, lean beautiful physique.

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.

STEP BOOTCAMP- Before there were Aerobics or Step Reebok, there was your basic workout . . . “military style.”  Join your instructor for a strong, hard-hitting workout with Step, and strength training tools!!

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

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.

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 (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

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!

WATER CIRCUIT“Not as easy as you think”.  A unique aqua-fit class that uses different techniques and apparatus in the water to provide a resistance-training workout under water.  Will move from station to station focusing on certain muscle groups. Great all body workout!