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.

HOLIDAY MINI SESSION SCHEDULE

HOLIDAY MINI CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 

MRC GROUP EXERCISE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS LAND AND WATER

BALANCED BODY BARRE- An exercise class designed to bring rhythm, energy and a music-driven workout to create a beauti- ful, 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 train- ing. Boot camp is a high intensity workout designed to push individuals past their comfort zone. This program will help you to be- come 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 chal- lenge 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 exer- cises. 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. DOUBLE K-This class is action-packed with drill style cardio and kickboxing intervals to blast calories and torch fat. Kickboxing helps to increase endurance, improve muscle tone and relieve stress. This class is a total body workout that is easy to follow and utilizes mental and physical coordination .Double K will push you to punch and kick with power and precision. 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. 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 move- ments. 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, re- covery periods. The combination of plyometric and cardio kickboxing exercises in this 45-minute class will help you improve aero- bic 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 tech- niques so you can be on your way to becoming an indoor cyclist. All levels are welcome and are able to monitor own several fea- tures 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. Mash-UP- Each week a different style of class will be instructed by various instructors and formats.

10/19 Fit Fusion Steph

10/26 Pound/Dance Fuze Tara

11/2 Yoga Sandy

11/9 HITT/Spin Katie

11/16 3-Step Pat

11/23 Deep Water Vicki

11/30 Barre Debbie

12/7 Erin Ripped

PILATES-This low intensity, calorie burning, total body sculpting system is for participants who have completed the basic and in- termediate 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 move- ments. PiYO will help you improve your balance and core power. This is an intense low impact workout that will burn crazy calo- ries 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 Rip- stix – 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 in- structor 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 Step360TM. 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 alt- hough 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 cre- ating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. YOGA (BEGINNER VINYASA) - 45 minutes of basic moves for those who need a slower paced class and more attention to de- tails. YOGA VINYASA LEVEL 1– A step beyond beginner Vinyasa but not quite as fast paced as regular Vinyasa flow. YOGA (VINYASA) -. ‘Vinyasa’ simply means ‘linking breath with movement’ and students are encouraged to do that from begin- ning 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 con- necting 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 MIX– Combining all the different types of yoga to blend into one Yoga class that is gentle and challenging at the same time. ZUMBA® Saturday Party- is an aerobic activity and a total body work out inspired by Latin dance moves. The Saturday party will emphasis on core movement for the abdominals and toning moves for strength and toning.

WATER CLASSES

AQUA ZUMBA - Splash 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. BACK HAB - Back 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 DEEP WATER AEROBICS- High Intensity/No Impact Aqua Cardio/Strength/Core class using Aqua Joggers and Aqua Weights for strength training, abdominal core toning and cardio fitness. This class is taught in deep water over your head. WATER AEROBICS – A 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!