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A Group‑X pass gives you access to every fitness class we hold on campus. From Gentle Yoga to Total Body Strength, Splash Class to Hard Core, you’ll find classes that are as intense, or relaxed, as you are. And you’ll find that our engaging instructors and supportive class environment provide the perfect combination of motivation and fun!

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Currently enrolled U‑M students and all Recreational Sports members can purchase a Group‑X Pass or a Single Class Pass. Just visit the Business Office at the CCRB, IMSB Welcome Center or purchase online*. Once you’ve purchased a pass, it will be loaded on to your U‑M ID and you can begin attending classes immediately. All classes are drop-in.

*Must be a current Rec Sports member or currently enrolled UM student to purchase online.

Class Descriptions

We offer five types of classes: Floor (Strength and Cardio), Dance, Mind/Body, Cycling and Aquatics. Class offerings my vary semester to semester. Please see our calendar for the current semester’s schedule.

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Barre Above

Challenge and sculpt your body without risk of injury from overuse by using a sequence of movements within different ranges of motion. No barre necessarily required and minimal equipment is used.


Experience a high-intensity, full-body workout, designed to build your strength and aerobic capacity, no matter your fitness level. You’ll move from station to station, alternating cardio drills and muscle conditioning exercises, to achieve the ultimate circuit workout. Each class will push you hard, but with a dedicated instructor and class full of supportive people, it will be easy to stay motivated and get to the next level!

Cardio Core

Come to this fifty-minute class filled with the perfect balance of cardiovascular training and core conditioning. Our cardio drills will get your heart rate up while core exercises strengthen a variety of your muscle sets. Build your endurance and strength with this challenging and fun class.

Cardio Dance

Cardio Dance is a dance-based, high energy cardio class set to a wide range of music styles, including Top 40, Hip Hop, Latin, and more.  No dance experience required.

Cardio Hip Hop

Cardio Hip Hop is a high-intensity dance workout that uses choreographed movements set to Hip Hop and Top 40 music. This non-stop dance party is very similar to Zumba and other dance-aerobic workouts. No dance experience required!

Cardio Kickboxing

Come punch and kick to the beat of great music! In this quick-paced cardio class, your body will stay in motion as you build strength, endurance, and confidence. People of all fitness levels will get results at this fun and challenging class.


An invigorating, low-impact workout that combines motivating music and easy-to-follow instructions. No matter your skill level, you’ll enjoy a fun ride that will make you feel fit and full of energy.

Gentle Yoga

This class combines gentle flowing sequences and restorative poses to decrease stress and improve range of motion and joint mobility. Restorative poses are deep stretches that are typically held for one to three minutes to loosen connective tissue. This soothing class will leave you feeling grounded and at peace.

Guided Meditation

After completing some gentle movements to calm and prepare for the guided meditation, your instructor will then guide you through a meditation experience designed to reduce stress, increase awareness of the present moment, promote relaxation and enhance personal and spiritual growth. Participants are encouraged to bring a pillow for support and shawl/small blanket for warmth.

Hard Core

Focus on your core! In this class you will develop your six-pack while working the obliques, back muscles, as well as the hips and glutes to develop a stronger, healthier core.


Are you up to the challenge? This is a high-level intensity workout that will push you to new heights. (Due to the high level of activity, do not attend if you have any injuries.)

Lower Body Sculpt

Looking to strengthen and shape your lower body? Exercises will focus on your glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves.

Metabolic Circuit

Do you want an intense workout? How about an environment that offers the support and encouragement you need to reach your peak performance? Then this class is for you! Metabolic Circuit is based on fun strength and cardio drills. You’ll use a variety of equipment like kettlebells, BOSU balance balls, TRX, TRX Rip Trainer and  gliding discs all designed to push you to your limits.


Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing,  and developing a strong core often called the “powerhouse” in Pilates.


PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. We also crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body feeling strong and invigorated.

Splash Class

Looking to mix up your workout routine? Splash class is for you! It features great cardiovascular fitness and muscle strengthening exercises in water. This low impact water workout is challenging, fun, and refreshing! Jump on in and splash your way to wellness. Although the ability to swim is not required, it is helpful to be comfortable in deep water.

STRONG by Zumba

You’ll be mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style dance fitness party. This total body workout combines all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

Tabata Time

Looking for an intense, time-efficient full-body workout? Tabata is the most result-driven form of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). In this class you will push yourself to the max and achieve full body fitness by completing a variety drills at specific work-rest ratios.

Total Body Strength

Experience strength training like never before! Take this class if you want to strengthen every muscle in one workout. We’ll offer you instruction on how to use free weights effectively and safely. Whether you are an experienced lifter or have never lifted before, this class is right for you!

Upper-Body Sculpt

Looking to strengthen and shape your upper-body? By focusing on exercises that work the arms, shoulders, back and core, you will leave this class with the confidence to show off your guns!


WERQ is the wildly addictive cardio dance workout based on the latest pop and hip hop music.

Yoga Core

Yoga Core offers core-strengthening exercises in a flowing format, with concentrated focus on your breath. Awaken your core and become strong both on and off your mat.

Yoga Flow

This class focuses on clarity and well-being by helping you connect with your inner strength. You’ll build muscle and flexibility by using your breath to anchor each movement as you flow from one pose to the next. Modifications are offered to accommodate all skill levels.


Ditch the traditional workout and join the party! This Latin-inspired, dance-and-fitness class offers an exciting, exhilarating and effective workout. You’ll develop your stamina and your body tone with easy to follow dance moves, set to the fast and slow rhythms of cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, hip-hop, pop, mambo, rumba, flamenco, calypso and salsaton. No dance experience required.

Zumba Step

Combines the awesome toning and strengthening power of Step aerobics with the fun fitness-party that only Zumba brings to the dance-floor.


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Spring or Summer 2018$27.50$32.50
Spring & Summer 2018$55$65
Fall 2018$55$65
Winter 2019$55$65
Single Class Pass$5$5

Group‑X On-The-Go

We understand how busy life at U‑M can be, so let us bring private fitness instruction to you with Group‑X On-the-Go. Our instructors will come to your on-campus location and provide your group/team with a customized class of your choice. Please complete the following information three weeks in advance of your event so we get you and your group moving.

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Become an Instructor

We’re always looking for energetic, experienced and motivated people to join our team. If you’d like to move from attending a class to leading it, start your journey now.  We’ll guide your training, every step of the way.


NAFC Live Workshop

Saturday, October 20, 2018

9 am – 5 pm

University of Michigan

Intramural Sports Building

606 E Hoover Ave

Ann Arbor, MI

Master the basic disciplines of aerobics and step movement combined with a wide range of sport-targeted programs such as group strength training, kickboxing, dance, water fitness, mind/body classes and much more. National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC) Certified Group Fitness Instructors learn the skills to teach effective and stimulating classes in response to a diverse range of needs. This workshop will help prepare you for the certification exam. Register for the workshop and/or certification exam here. Receive a 30% discount by using the promo code UM5HR2AP.


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