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Recreational Sports facilities will reopen starting Monday, September 28, 2020.
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Group‑X

Recreational Sports facilities will reopen starting Monday, September 28, 2020.
Read more about our reopening plans. .

Updated a week ago

Group‑X gives you access to every fitness class we offer. From Gentle Yoga to Total Body Strength, Cycling 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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Class Schedule

No matter where you are, you can still move with your Group‑X community! As Recreational Sports facilities are closed, our Group‑X instructors are coming to you live and will lead you in virtual workouts to enjoy anywhere. We’re committed to providing you with a safe and fun workout while promoting a holistic approach to well-being.

Check out our full schedule of live classes below or subscribe to our YouTube channel to get started. These resources, along with others below, will keep you on track with pursuing your fitness goals!

Sep 27 – Oct 3

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Sun 27
10:00 am
Barre Above

Barre Above

Cancelled

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet), light resistance (e.g. dumbbells, books, canned goods, water jugs filled with water, pop bottles), supportive ledge (e.g. chair, countertop, sofa arm, wall), and 2 paper plates.

Time
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Jackie
11:00 am
Gentle Yoga

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet).

Time
11:00 am – 11:50 am
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Alex
4:00 pm
Zumba (INSTRUCTOR CHANGE)

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None

Time
4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Rayut (Katy is subbing with WERQ)
5:00 pm
Cardio Kickboxing

About this class…

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.

Time
5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Naomi
5:30 pm
Yoga Flow

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet).

Time
5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Kate
Mon 28
7:00 am
Cardio Kickboxing

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None

Time
7:00 am – 7:50 am
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Jane
11:30 am
Metabolic Circuit

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Some kind of resistance equipment (e.g. dumbbells, barbell, resistance bands, backpack filled with books, milk jugs filled with water, canned goods, or any other weighted items that can be held).

Time
11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Lori
4:30 pm
Yoga Core SUB REQUESTED

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet).

Time
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Alethea
4:45 pm
Strength and Sculpt

About this class…

Let the music move you in Strength & Sculpt. This beats-driven class combines cardio intervals and body weight training to provide you with a workout experience designed to fit your goals and desires. From squats and burpees to planks and push-ups, Strength & Sculpt syncs music and movement to target major muscle groups. You will leave sweating and stronger!

Time
4:45 pm – 5:35 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Elizabeth
5:00 pm
Total Body Strength

About this class…

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! EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Some kind of resistance equipment (e.g. dumbbells, barbell, resistance bands, backpack filled with books, milk jugs filled with water, canned goods, or any other weighted items that can be held).

Time
5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Abra
5:30 pm
High Fitness

About this class…

HIGH Fitness is a hardcore, fun fitness class that incorporates aerobic interval training with music you love and intense, easy-to-follow fitness choreography. It combines FUN (pop songs of old and new that everyone knows) with INTENSITY (intervals, plyometrics, and cardio) with CONSISTENCY (each song has specific, simple moves taught the same by all instructors). HIGH Fitness produces full-body toning through its carefully formulated choreography that alternates between intense cardio peaks and toning tracks. Get Addicted to being fit! EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None.

Time
5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Chloe
6:00 pm
Barre Above (INSTRUCTOR CHANGE)

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet), light resistance (e.g. dumbbells, books, canned goods, water jugs filled with water, pop bottles), supportive ledge (e.g. chair, countertop, sofa arm, wall), and 2 paper plates.

Time
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Lisa (subbing for Naomi)
6:00 pm
Zumba

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None

Time
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Serena
6:15 pm
Gentle Yoga

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet).

Time
6:15 pm – 7:05 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Alex
7:30 pm
Zumba

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None.

Time
7:30 pm – 8:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Sydney
Tue 29
7:00 am
Barre Above

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet), light resistance (e.g. dumbbells, books, canned goods, water jugs filled with water, pop bottles), supportive ledge (e.g. chair, countertop, sofa arm, wall), and 2 paper plates.

Time
7:00 am – 7:50 am
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Lisa
11:30 am
Zumba

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None

Time
11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Sydney
4:30 pm

Cancelled

About this class…

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.

Time
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Damilare (Rayut will be subbing)
5:00 pm
Gentle Yoga

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet).

Time
5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Alex
5:15 pmINSTRUCTOR CHANGE
Cardio Kickboxing

About this class…

Class Type - FloorCome 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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None

Time
5:15 pm – 6:05 pm
Location
INSTRUCTOR CHANGE, Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Kathryn (subbing for Naomi)
5:30 pm
Cardio Core

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Some kind of resistance equipment (e.g. dumbbells, barbell, resistance bands, backpack filled with books, milk jugs filled with water, canned goods, or any other weighted items that can be held).

Time
5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Lori
6:00 pm
Yoga Flow (CLASS & INSTRUCTOR CHANGE)

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet).

Time
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Anita (subbing for Maddy)
7:00 pm
Yoga Flow

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet).

Time
7:00 pm – 7:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Brendan
7:15 pm
Cardio Hip Hop

About this class…

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! EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None.

Time
7:15 pm – 8:05 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Kavya
Wed 30
7:00 am
Yoga Core

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet).

Time
7:00 am – 7:50 am
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Jane
11:30 am
Zumba

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None

Time
11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Mack
4:30 pm
Hatha Yoga

About this class…

This class will combine yoga poses (asanas) with breathing exercises (pranayama) to help align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation. Hatha can be translated to mean balance or literally “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha). Traditional asanas are held in accurate alignment. It develops strength, flexibility, endurance, and steadiness, bringing greater balance on all levels (body, mind and spirit). Modifications are offered to accommodate all skill levels. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet)

Time
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Alethea
5:00 pm
Hatha Yoga (CLASS & INSTRUCTOR CHANGE)

About this class…

This class will combine yoga poses (asanas) with breathing exercises (pranayama) to help align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation. Hatha can be translated to mean balance or literally “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha). Traditional asanas are held in accurate alignment. It develops strength, flexibility, endurance, and steadiness, bringing greater balance on all levels (body, mind and spirit). Modifications are offered to accommodate all skill levels. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet)

Time
5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Nithya (subbing for Maddy)
5:30 pm
Zumba

About this class…

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.

Time
5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Camille
6:00 pm
Tabata

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Some kind of resistance equipment (e.g. dumbbells, barbell, resistance bands, backpack filled with books, milk jugs filled with water, canned goods, or any other weighted items that can be held).

Time
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Lori
6:15 pm
Hard Core

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Some kind of resistance equipment (e.g. dumbbells, barbell, resistance bands, backpack filled with books, milk jugs filled with water, canned goods, or any other weighted items that can be held).

Time
6:15 pm – 7:05 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Abra
6:30 pm
Gentle Yoga

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet).

Time
6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Alex
6:30 pm
Metabolic Circuit (CLASS & INSTRUCTOR CHANGE)

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Some kind of resistance equipment (e.g. dumbbells, barbell, resistance bands, backpack filled with books, milk jugs filled with water, canned goods, or any other weighted items that can be held).

Time
6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Connor (subbing for Maddy)
7:00 pm
STRONG Nation

About this class…

STRONG Nation® is a HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) class that syncs every move to a beat! This class combines bodyweight, cardio, muscle conditioning, and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more. EQUIPMENT NEEDED (optional): Open space with soft flooring for push-ups, planks, etc. (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet)

Time
7:00 pm – 7:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Sarah
Thu 1
11:30 am
Barre Above

About this class…

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.

Time
11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Lisa
4:30 pm
Yoga Flow

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet).

Time
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Jane
5:00 pm
Total Body Strength

About this class…

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! EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Some kind of resistance equipment (e.g. dumbbells, barbell, resistance bands, backpack filled with books, milk jugs filled with water, canned goods, or any other weighted items that can be held).

Time
5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Abra
5:15 pm
Tabata

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Some kind of resistance equipment (e.g. dumbbells, barbell, resistance bands, backpack filled with books, milk jugs filled with water, canned goods, or any other weighted items that can be held).

Time
5:15 pm – 6:05 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Connor
5:30 pm
Zumba

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None

Time
5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Camille
6:00 pm
Strength & Sculpt (INSTRUCTOR CHANGE)

About this class…

Let the music move you in Strength & Sculpt. This beats-driven class combines cardio intervals and body weight training to provide you with a workout experience designed to fit your goals and desires. From squats and burpees to planks and push-ups, Strength & Sculpt syncs music and movement to target major muscle groups. You will leave sweating and stronger!

Time
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Elizabeth (Naomi teaching Barre Above)
7:00 pm
High Fitness

About this class…

HIGH Fitness is a hardcore, fun fitness class that incorporates aerobic interval training with music you love and intense, easy-to-follow fitness choreography. It combines FUN (pop songs of old and new that everyone knows) with INTENSITY (intervals, plyometrics, and cardio) with CONSISTENCY (each song has specific, simple moves taught the same by all instructors). HIGH Fitness produces full-body toning through its carefully formulated choreography that alternates between intense cardio peaks and toning tracks. Get Addicted to being fit! EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None.

Time
7:00 pm – 7:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Chloe
7:15 pm
Gentle Yoga

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet).

Time
7:15 pm – 8:05 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Brendan
Fri 2
10:00 am
Total Body Strength

About this class…

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! EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Some kind of resistance equipment (e.g. dumbbells, barbell, resistance bands, backpack filled with books, milk jugs filled with water, canned goods, or any other weighted items that can be held).

Time
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Lori
11:30 am
Yoga Flow

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet).

Time
11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Lori
4:00 pm
Zumba (Instructor & Class Change)

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None

Time
4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Rayut (Jane will be teaching Cardio Kickboxing)
4:30 pm
Barre Above

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet), light resistance (e.g. dumbbells, books, canned goods, water jugs filled with water, pop bottles), supportive ledge (e.g. chair, countertop, sofa arm, wall), and 2 paper plates.

Time
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Lisa
4:45 pm
Metabolic Circuit

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Some kind of resistance equipment (e.g. dumbbells, barbell, resistance bands, backpack filled with books, milk jugs filled with water, canned goods, or any other weighted items that can be held).

Time
4:45 pm – 5:35 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Connor
5:15 pm
Lower Body Sculpt

About this class…

Looking to strengthen and shape your lower body? Exercises will focus on your glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Some kind of resistance equipment (e.g. dumbbells, barbell, resistance bands, backpack filled with books, milk jugs filled with water, canned goods, or any other weighted items that can be held).

Time
5:15 pm – 6:05 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Abra
5:30 pm
Yoga Flow (INSTRUCTOR CHANGE)

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet).

Time
5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Jane
5:45 pm
Cardio Hip Hop

About this class…

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! EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None.

Time
5:45 pm – 6:35 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Kavya
6:30 pm
Hatha Yoga

About this class…

This class will combine yoga poses (asanas) with breathing exercises (pranayama) to help align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation. Hatha can be translated to mean balance or literally “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha). Traditional asanas are held in accurate alignment. It develops strength, flexibility, endurance, and steadiness, bringing greater balance on all levels (body, mind and spirit). Modifications are offered to accommodate all skill levels. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet)

Time
6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Nithya
Sat 3
9:00 am
Cardio Kickboxing

About this class…

Time
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Location
Instructor
10:00 am
Hatha Yoga (Instructor Change)

About this class…

This class will combine yoga poses (asanas) with breathing exercises (pranayama) to help align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation. Hatha can be translated to mean balance or literally “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha). Traditional asanas are held in accurate alignment. It develops strength, flexibility, endurance, and steadiness, bringing greater balance on all levels (body, mind and spirit). Modifications are offered to accommodate all skill levels. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet)

Time
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Anita (Nithya is subbing)
11:00 am
Cardio Hip Hop

About this class…

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! EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None.

Time
11:00 am – 11:50 am
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Kavya
4:00 pm
Yoga Core (INSTRUCTOR CHANGE)

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet).

Time
4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Location
Virtual (in Zoom)
Instructor
Alex
5:30 pmINSTRUCTOR CHANGE
Barre Above

About this class…

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Open space with soft flooring (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet), light resistance (e.g. dumbbells, books, canned goods, water jugs filled with water, pop bottles), supportive ledge (e.g. chair, countertop, sofa arm, wall), and 2 paper plates.

Time
5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
Location
INSTRUCTOR CHANGE, Virtual (in Zoom)
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Starting September 7, buy your Group‑X Unlimited Virtual Class Pass to continue your access.

  1. Find a class in the Group‑X schedule you’d like to join
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Buying your Group‑X Unlimited Virtual Class Pass allows you access to all of the virtual Group‑X classes for Fall 2020.  Visit the Recreational Sports webstore to purchase your pass.

Once you’ve purchased a pass, you will receive an email confirmation and you can begin registering online and attending Group‑X classes immediately. See information above for how to access all classes.  All pass sales are final and non-refundable.

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Class Descriptions

We offer five types of classes: Floor (Strength and Cardio), Dance, Mind/Body, Cycling and Aquatics. Class offerings may 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.

Bootcamp
Not offered in Fall 2020

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
Not offered in Fall 2020

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.

Cycling

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
Not offered in Fall 2020

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
Not offered in Fall 2020

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.

Hatha Yoga

This class will combine yoga poses (asanas) with breathing exercises (pranayama) to help align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation. Hatha can be translated to mean balance or literally “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha). Traditional asanas are held in accurate alignment. It develops strength, flexibility, endurance, and steadiness, bringing greater balance on all levels (body, mind and spirit). Modifications are offered to accommodate all skill levels.

High Fitness

HIGH Fitness is a hardcore, fun fitness class that incorporates aerobic interval training with music you love and intense, easy-to-follow fitness choreography. It combines FUN (pop songs of old and new that everyone knows) with INTENSITY (intervals, plyometrics, and cardio) with CONSISTENCY (each song has specific, simple moves taught the same by all instructors). HIGH Fitness produces full-body toning through its carefully formulated choreography that alternates between intense cardio peaks and toning tracks. Get Addicted to being fit!

INSANITY™
Not offered in Fall 2020

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.

Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club (NTC) is your ultimate training class that challenges you with strength, endurance and mobility drills. Each week changes with a mix of exercises, varying from bodyweight to full equipment. Get ready to work together, incorporating team/partner drills.

Pilates

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™
Not offered in Fall 2020

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.

POUND™
Not offered in Fall 2020

Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements. Light weighted drumsticks are provided.

Splash Class
Not offered in Fall 2020

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. Water shoes are recommended but also not required.

Strength & Sculpt

Let the music move you in Strength & Sculpt. This beats-driven class combines cardio intervals and body weight training to provide you with a workout experience designed to fit your goals and desires. From squats and burpees to planks and push-ups, Strength & Sculpt syncs music and movement to target major muscle groups. You will leave sweating and stronger!

STRONG Nation

STRONG Nation® is a HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) class that syncs every move to a beat! This class combines bodyweight, cardio, muscle conditioning, and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more. EQUIPMENT NEEDED (optional): Open space with soft flooring for push-ups, planks, etc. (e.g. yoga mat, towel, carpet)

STRONG 30
Not offered in Fall 2020

Just like STRONG Nation classes using body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves but packed into 30 minutes. This efficient and focused class helps you fit fitness into any schedule.

Tabata

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
Not offered in Fall 2020

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
Not offered in Fall 2020

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.

Yoga Nidra
Not offered in Fall 2020

Yoga Nidra or “Yogic Sleep” is a guided meditation engaging breath, body awareness, visualization and imagination. It begins with a calming breathing exercise, some gentle yoga including restorative stretches to relieve tension and concludes with meditation. Come relieve stress, anxiety, insomnia and struggles as you quiet your chattering mind and calm your nervous system to unwind your evening and prepare for sleep. Please bring a small blanket and/or pillow for comfort.

Zumba

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
Not offered in Fall 2020

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


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. (NOTE: If you prefer to use a Rec Sports facility, you must complete a Facility Rental request first and indicate you also want a Group‑X On-the-Go class.  Once an agreement is finalized, we will proceed to find an instructor for your event. Do not complete this form.)

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Certifications

Barre Above Instructor Certification

Register here!

About the Program

  • Offering: Saturday, November 14, 2020
  • Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Location: Intramural Sports Building, 606 E Hoover

Attend this workshop and become certified to teach Barre Above and Barre fusion classes. CECs available for ACE, AFAA, NASM and SCW. Open to UM students and the general community. Get certified and then come work for our Group‑X program!


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.

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Abra
Lower Body Sculpt, Upper Body Sculpt, Total Body Strength

Abra likes to teach group exercise because she wants o help people find a style of exercise that is fun for them so they will make exercise a permanent part of their lives. For many people, Group‑X is more enjoyable, less intimidating, and easier to adhere to than training alone. If she can help even one person find their love for exercise through Group‑X, she will feel very proud! This is directly in line with Abra’s health philosophy: health and fitness should be a lifestyle, not a phase, so make sure your diet/fitness plan is something you truly enjoy and can see yourself sticking to long-term. (Fun fact: Abra was born in Scotland and grew up in England!)

Alethea
Yoga Flow

Alethea is pursuing a major in Neuroscience and a minor in German at U of M. She believes that physical activity is important for students at U of M because physical movement benefits the body as a book benefits the mind. As a community we should strive to be healthy mentally and physically. In addition to physical activity for physical health, Alethea’s favorite part of Ann Arbor helps with physical health: Freds (best acai bowls in town!)

Alex
Gentle Yoga, Yoga Core

Alex’s favorite part of Ann Arbor is the Arb. When she isn’t spending time there, she enjoys teaching yoga because her yoga practice has benefited her physical and mental health in so many ways. She wants to share these benefits with others. Alex feels physical activity is important for U of M students because it provides an escape from the stress of schoolwork where students can turn their focus inward and reflect. (Fun fact: Alex has a black lab puppy named Reina, which means “queen” in Spanish!)

Anita
Gentle Yoga, Yoga Flow

Anita has been teaching yoga for eight years. She likes to teach yoga because she appreciates having the opportunity to share the practice she loves and witness the transformation that can occur in students over the span of just one class. Anita believes that physical activity is important for U of M students because physical activity is such a wonderful way to re-connect with the body and expand the boundaries of our comfort zone. (Anita’s favorite healthy snack is watermelon when it is in season, or apple slices with sun butter. Give it a try!)

Ashley
Cycle, Tabata

Ashley’s favorite thing about Ann Arbor is there is always something to do and tasty food to eat in this city! Her health philosophy is that “healthy” is not just a number on the scale, nor is it your fastest mile time or the amount of weight on your barbell; it’s an attitude and a willingness to take care of yourself in a way that suits both your mental and physical needs and wants. Find what excites you about physical activity and nutrition and use that to build your “healthy”! Participants can build the nutrition part of their “healthy” with Ashley’s favorite healthy snack: CHOMPS turkey snack sticks.

Brendan
Gentle Yoga, Yoga Flow

Brendan likes to teach yoga because he loves to connect with participants at all levels and share with them the practices the have been so helpful to him. Through yoga and mediation, he tries to tune people into the power they have to shape their lives, emphasizing compassionate engagement with both mind and body. His health philosophy is that exercise and physical activity should be grounded in mindful awareness and openness in order to create ideal conditions for self-growth.

Camille
Zumba

Camille likes to teach Zumba because she loves music and dancing, and loves to share this joy with others. She thinks that exercise is important to the U of M community because it is an essential part of mental and physical well-being. Doing this with others on campus enhances this experience! And that is Camille’s favorite part of U of M: the people.

Chloe
HIGH Fitness

Chloe is a HIGH Fitness group exercise instructor. She likes teaching group fitness classes because she says it is a thrill to be able to create and lead one. Her favorite part of Ann Arbor and U of M is the bookstores! Chloe thinks that physical activity is important for the U of M community because it keeps people energized and invigorated. Her personal health philosophy is do what brings you joy while keeping your health in mind. In other words, treat yourself to the ice cream but don’t forget to regularly eat vegetables and exercise and sleep!

Connor
Tabata, Metabolic Circuit

Connor’s favorite part of U of M is that there is always something new and interesting going on! Whether it’s a football game or acapella concert there is always something fun to do and go see. Connor likes to see new things, as evidenced by his backpacking trip through Europe this past summer. Connor likes to teach tabata because it’s so inspiring and motivating watching somebody progress over time, while helping them reach their personal goals. His personal healthy philosophy follows this: strive for progress, not perfection.

Damilare
Zumba

Damilare’s health philosophy is that fitness should be safe and fun while promoting the health and wellness of the body, mind, and spirit. He likes to teach Zumba because he enjoys dancing, spreading joy, and encouraging, inspiring and lifting people up. Zumba/Dance Fitness provides him the perfect format to do all that. Damilare also likes traveling (currently at 34 U.S. States visited, 24 countries internationally travelled to, and 8 countries lived in across 4 continents).

Elizabeth
Strength & Sculpt

Elizabeth likes teaching group exercise because she loves creating music-driven workouts and then sharing her high energy vibe. To her, teaching classes is more than just leading a workout – it’s building a community of people who come together and share an experience. Her favorite thing about U of M is the amazing and strong organizational behavior, sociology, and psychology departments! She feels truly fortunate to be a part of a powerhouse of thinkers. And for a fun fact, Elizabeth participated in an archaeological dig at Catalhoyuk, Turkey for a summer during undergrad at Stanford. She found a worship site as well as exhumed a skeleton by herself!

Elyse
Gentle Yoga, Yoga Flow

Elyse has lived in a lot of places and traveled to over 25 countries so she knows what she is talking about when she says her favorite thing about Ann Arbor are the kind people of the Midwest (and also the apple cider treats). Elyse feels that physical activity is important for U of M students because students have a lot going on with classes and socializing – physical movement provides a good way to unplug, destress, and strengthen the mind/body connection.

Emily
Tabata, Metabolic Circuit, Hard Core

Emily enjoys teaching group exercise classes like Tabata, Metabolic Circuit, Hard Core, etc. because it’s a fun way to share her skills and passion for exercise. She loves to see her participants’ confidence and skills grow each class. Her favorite thing about Ann Arbor is the Nichols Arboretum. Emily’s personal healthy philosophy is all about balance: Health and wellness is a journey that’s best enjoyed when you listen to your body. (Fun Fact: Emily lives with 2 cats and a python!)

Gabby
Cardio Hip Hop

After dancing for 16+ years, fitness has become very important to Gabby. She teaches group exercise so she share this passion with everyone, and hopefully inspire them to move forward on their personal fitness journey. She believes it is important to have all aspects of your health cared for – mental, physical, and emotional. In fact, participants can fuel their physical health with Gabby’s favorite go-to snack: Garlic Cedar’s hummus and carrots!

Grace
Yoga Flow

Grace feels that physical activity is important for U of M students because being a successful college student is about showing up as your best self in all ways, not just academically. Being active and healthy helps make that happen. Her personal healthy philosophy is that being healthy is all about doing things that make you feel good in your body. It’s different for everyone! (Favorite healthy snack: veggie straws)

Jackie
Barre Above

Jackie likes to teach Barre Above because it gives her the opportunity to share her love of barre with others. Her health philosophy is to always put yourself first and give your body what it needs. Jackie believes that physical activity is important for U of M students because it allows for individuals to take time to care for themselves and take a break from their academic lives, helping them maintain both an active mind and an active body. (Fun Fact: Jackie was a Chik-Fil-A cow mascot in high school!)

Joo Young
Zumba

Joo Young teaches Zumba because she likes to motivate people to improve their health, and her students also inspire her to be healthier. She brings a unique and fun style to her Zumba classes through her study of American and Korean cultures (from hip hop to K-pop) that she incorporates into her classes. Joo Young say she loves every part of Ann Arbor, from its inclusive environment to the beautiful Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. Most importantly, she is blessed to have wonderful advisors, mentors, friends, colleagues, and students here.

Kate
Barre Above, Yoga Flow

After moving to Ann Arbor from California, one of Kate’s favorite things about Ann Arbor is that it is off of the coast. She also likes that it is a beautiful international university city, close to Canada with a European feel. Kate belives that physical activity is imprtant for U of M students because physical activity is important to any healthy ecology, and essential self care during college. Movement liberates and humanizes us. Movement is medicine: it heals us. Movement is therapy: it creates space in us. And when we move together, we change the world.

Katie
Yoga Flow

Katie’s health philosophy is that everyone should indulge, and without feeling guilty. But with that, there needs to be balance. Be mindful of when you indulge and be sure to balance it with healthy choices. This aligns with her favorite thing about Ann Arbor, which is the food (Mani is her favorite restaurant), as well as her favorite healthy snack (Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi). Katie believes physical activity is important for the U of M community because it is a form of self-care. It lets us de-stress and center the mind which is a great reset for the body amidst a busy or anxiety-ridden day.

Katy
Cardio Kickboxing, POUND, Total Body Strength

Katy likes to teach group exercise because she enjoys motivating people to improve their health and fitness. She thinks working out in a group setting is very empowering! She also believes that life is about balance. You have to care for all parts of yourself to achieve your best health: physical, mental, and emotional. Katy encourages her participants to step out of their comfort zones. She stepped out of her personal comfort zone by starting Krav Maga a couple years ago!

Kavya
Cardio Hip Hop, Zumba

Kavya likes to teach group exercise because she finds it incredible that people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and ages can come together for one hour a day and just focus on having fun and dancing to the beat of the music. This does wonders for both our physical and mental health! Her favorite thing about U of M is the loyalty that students and alumni have to the university. Wherever Kavya goes in the world, she almost always see people sporting their maize and blue. And she has been to a lot of places! She loves to travel and a few favorites have been Thailand, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Leah
Cycle

Leah teaches Cycle because she likes making exercise a fun and enjoyable experience for participants. Cycle is not only fun for Leah inside but also outside: she has been a competitive road cyclist for five years and has biked 2,756 miles across America! Her favorite part of U of M is the size of the school that allows her to meet new people every day. Leah’s personal health philosophy is everything in moderation.

Lori
Metabolic Circuit, Tabata, Total Body Strength, Yoga Flow

She likes to teach group exercise because she likes to share her passion and energy for exercise and well-being with others. Her health philosophy is to find activities you like so you are motivated to do them and they’re fun in order to help balance your work and social life. This past summer, she participated in an activity she likes: she competed in Dances with Dirt, a team 100k trail run through Hell, MI!

Mack
Zumba

Mack’s favorite part of Ann Arbor is being able to walk everywhere and explore! She spots something new that she didn’t notice before every time she walks around campus or through the city (although her walks around the city may not be quite the same as the time she climbed an active volcano in Nicaragua). She likes to teach because she loves the idea of being able to lead a workout that doesn’t necessarily feel like a workout. People can come to class just to move and have fun knowing that they are doing something good for their minds and bodies.

Maddy
Nike Training Club, Pilates

Maddy just moved to Ann Arbor but she already loves the various parks and running trails. She has a goal to visit 30 national parks before she turns 30! She likes to teach group exercise because she loves to help people achieve their fitness goals in a fun workout environment. Her personal health philosophy is that health is more than just the active lifestyle one has; it encompasses the mind, body, and quality of life. Work hard and be proud of what you achieve!

Mindy
STRONG by Zumba, Zumba

Mindy comes from a big family with seven siblings so it makes sense that her favorite part of U of M is the welcoming, familial community (she also likes the fat, friendly squirrels). She likes to teach group exercise because nothing makes her happier than Zumba, and she loves passing on that passion to her students. She feels that activity is important for the U of M community because exercise gets you out of your own head and it’s a great way to focus on you and your well-being.

Naomi
Barre Above, Hard Core

Naomi’s favorite part of Ann Arbor is all of her amazing friends and the school spirit around U of M sports. Her health philosophy is that the best thing you can do is listen to and respect your body by giving it what it needs to be healthy. Balance is key to living a healthy life (U of M students can give their bodies something healthy with Naomi’s favorite healthy snack: banana and peanut butter!).

Nithya
Hatha Yoga, Yoga Core

Nithya enjoys teaching yoga because she finds that yoga helps her feel centered and grounded, and offers a space to play, try new things, and experiment on the mat. She likes being able to offer this space to others. Nithya’s health philosophy is to think about health holistically – it’s the intersection of our environment, our communities, food, mobility, and access to healthcare resources. Fun fact: She recently started planting kitchen scraps, and is currently growing a pineapple plant, bell peppers, and bok choi (her carrot scraps didn’t re-grow quite as well as the others)

Ramona
Cardio Core

Ramona’s health philosophy is that fitness and well-being are a long-term commitment: don’t let one bad day derail you, get back on track! She thinks that physical activity is important for the U of M community because it helps with stress and encourages mental health; it fosters a more positive attitude towards one’s body. (Fun fact: Ramona could say, “Let’s do one more” in four different languages)

Rayut
Zumba

Rayut enjoys teaching Zumba because she likes how it makes her feel and how it inspires each participant to get their groove on and just express themselves. She is currently studying Public Health at U of M, which is in line with why she feels physical activity is important for U of M students: It’s an amazing release from everyday stressors and allows for an amazing healthy community to be a part of. Physical activity with group ex is fun, motivating, and Everyone is working at the same thing together! (Fun Fact: All of Rayut’s family is from South Africa!)

Reagan
Cycling

Reagan’s favorite thing about U of M is how actively students are involved in different organizations and communities; It’s so cool how many interests and hobbies U of M students are able to foster. She also loves the nature and scenery in Ann Arbor, which looks a bit different from San Diego where Reagan is originally from! Reagan likes to teach cycling because she loves getting to create workouts that make people want to exercise and come back for more!

Sadie
Metabolic Circuit

Sadie loves teaching group exercise because she has the opportunity to foster a warm and encouraging community at the University of Michigan and help others achieve their goals. She says that group fitness is about community, not competition, and she enjoys seeing her participants progress in an athletic manner as well as make new connections in her classes. In fact, Sadie’s love for teaching extends beyond Group‑X. She teaches STEM lessons to children in underserved school districts to encourage them to study these fields and disprove common stereotypes about STEM students and professionals. (Fun fact: Sadie’s favorite healthy snack is a banana cookie! You simply combine a banana, oats, peanut butter, and pieces of dark chocolate into little balls and bake. It is a delicious treat!)

Sarah
STRONG by Zumba

Sarah feels that physical activity is important for the U of M community because beyond the physical benefits, activity helps with well-being and learning in other areas of life. Most importantly, she has noticed that physical activity is another area for students, herself included, to let go of perfection and learn that progress, growth, and learning are part of everything. (Fun facts: Sarah recently trained her dog to stop eating her running socks, and she also has lived in Spain twice)

Serena
Zumba

Serena cried when her mom made her go to her first zumba class 7 years ago (she was an angsty preteen, ok?), but now, she is incredibly passionate about teaching Zumba. The community aspect of a group fitness class is unlike anything she’s experienced before. She loves seeing familiar faces week after week and watching everyone get stronger together. Also, she thinks friendships that start in group fitness classes are where it’s at!

Stephanie
Cardio Core

Stephanie likes to teach group exercise because she enjoys being able to both challenge and support people in their fitness goals. It’s great being a part of community that values health, achievement and having fun! She has challenged her own fitness in the past: she once cycled from Seattle to San Francisco, camping along the way. Stephanie believes physical activity is good for U of M students because it is a great way to build community, personal achievement, and maintain health and well-being.

Sydney
Zumba

Sydney enjoys teaching group exercise because she loves seeing the smiles on people’s faces as they dance and work out. She believes that physical activity is important for U of M students because it acts as a way to break from the stressors and pressure of academics. When Sydney is not teaching Group‑X classes, she spends her on time on the Michigan Mock Trial Team. Additionally, her favorite thing about U of M is game days!

Sunhay
Gentle Yoga

Sunhay likes to teach yoga because it continuously challenges her to deepen her practice, building that stronger mind-body connection and being curious about it. She particularly enjoys growing with her students in this way. Sunhay also likes gardening and seeing all the community gardens around Ann Arbor during the summer (Favorite healthy snack: salted dark chocolate)

Talia
Cycle

Talia became a cycle instructor because she loves to motivate people to reach their fitness goals and use her passion for music to help her do so. She actually likes to mix music as well! Talia’s favorite part of U of M is the work-hard play-hard environment which complements why she feels physical activity is important for U of M students: taking an 30 minutes to 1 hour to challenge yourself physically allows you refresh your body and mind so you can refocus on your larger goals.

Tully
Cycle

Tully believes that physical activity is important for the U of M community because it makes you feel good about yourself and that can lead to a healthier and happier community. Her health philosophy is everything in moderation! She likes to teach cycling because she likes getting to know the people in her class and watching them grow more confident (Fun fact: Tully speaks Spanish)

Xueye
Cycle

Xueye likes to teach cycling because she likes to help people to improve their fitness and she feels happy when she see people enjoy the workout. Teaching also helps Xueye to relieve stress and meet more people. Her health philosophy is that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you. Students can maintain their health with Xueye’s favorite healthy snack: avocado, Greek yogurt, and nuts! (Fun fact: Xueye ran her first marathon in Ann Arbor earlier this year)

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