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.

Fall Classes are currently in session. 

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.

PUMP JUMP- Just what it sounds like 30 minutes of strength training combing short intervals of jump rope to set your muscles pumping and your feet jumping.

CARDIOCRAZY-30 minutes of any kind of cardio movement to keep your heart pumping and your energy high. You will not stop moving for 30 minutes. There may be simple moves and there might be some choreography all through into one fast paced 30 minute ride.

DSCF1593-300x169BALANCED 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.

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

DOUBLE K-This class is action-packed with drill style cardio and kickboxing intervals to blast calories and torch fat. Kickbox- ing 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.

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!

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. 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 light weights and high reps, resistance bands, stability balls, 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 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.

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.

PILATES EXPRESS- A quick 45 minute Pilates mat workout.

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.

SPIN & FLOW-30 minutes of cycling and then a 30 minutes of a Vinyasa yoga class for an hour of total body training.

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 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 KIDS- class is designed based on the interests, energies and developmental stages of children. Class will incorporate fun and creative yoga poses, animated breathing exercises and imaginative relaxation techniques with music, storytelling and cooperative game activities. Classes are a balance of active & passive poses which will naturally feed on the energy and enthusiasm of children while enhancing language development, motor coordination and play skills.

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 (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 (BEGINNER VINYASA) – 45 minutes of basic moves for those who need a slower paced class and more attention to de- tails.

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.

AQUA KIDS- Splashing, Stretching, Dancing, and Laughing. Join us for high-energy choreographed routines and cool pool games in the water, while listening to the latest music. Classes increase focus and self-confidence, boost metabolism and improve coordina- tion as well as stretching and toning muscles. Participants must be at least 4 feet tall to participate.

AQUA YOGA – Aqua Yoga is a fun practice that adapts traditional Yoga poses to a warm water environment. Yoga practiced in warm water causes less stress on the joints while at the same time the resistance of the water creates more opportunity to build strength. This class will focus on the importance of breath and proper alignment while deepening your current yoga practice to a whole new level.

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!