Fitness Classes

WEATHER NOTICE: Fitness classes will only be canceled if the University closes and cancels all academic classes. Otherwise plan to still come enjoy a workout with us!

Click Here for the Spring Semester Fitness Class Schedule

ISU Students and Rec Pass Holders do not need to register, sign up, or pay for classes. 

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The Functional Training Room in Beyer 2420 has open hours Monday & Thursday 6:30pm-8:30pm.

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2018 Class Descriptions

💓 = Cardiorespiratory Endurance          🧘‍♂️= Flexibility
💪 = Muscular Endurance (Toning Up)    🏋️‍♀️= Muscular Strength (Getting Stronger)

Level I Classes: All levels & a great place to start if you’re new to exercise.

The Bachelor Cycle
NEW CLASS! Watch ABC’s Season 22 of “The Bachelor” while you cycle! Get your workout in while enjoying the drama. Have some fun each week placing bets on who will get that final rose. Will you be there for the right reasons?
Cardio Dance
Get your heart pumpin’ as you dance your way to fitness in this fun class designed to get you movin’ and groovin’.
Cardio Kickboxing
A high energy class that allows you to find your inner Rocky by jabbing, punching and kicking your way to an improved fitness level. Class will focus on learning form and technique and then incorporate boxing gloves and mitts.
Cycle Fit
Learn the indoor cycling techniques of riding flats and hills to build lower body strength and endurance to improve your individual fitness level. The energy is high and music is motivating. A great low impact fitness option for your joints. Cycle Fit video clip
Hip Hop
Learn the latest hip hop moves to the hottest music in a format designed for all levels of coordination.
Great moves and music are what you’ll experience in these Latin-inspired dance routines with a fitness twist.
Core Strength
A 30-minute class focusing on various abdominal, oblique, and lower back exercises to improve core strength.
Sculpt & Tone
A muscle-toning class that utilizes light to moderate dumbbells, resistance bands, stability balls and more to sculpt and tone every muscle group in the body.
TRX Blast
NEW CLASS! TRX (Total body Resistance eXercise) uses a suspension trainer to leverage gravity and body weight to create resistance exercises that build lean muscle. This class will include a variety of functional exercises to help you get in the best shape of your life.
NEW CLASS! Utilize a kettlebell to perform compound exercises that work multiple muscle groups simultaneously. This class will help you to develop muscular strength and endurance.
Mindful Yoga
This class emphasizes verbal instruction to help connect participants to their own body and breath while exploring simple to complex yoga poses that aid in the discovery of the deeper benefits and self-awareness yoga offers to each.
Sunrise Yoga
Ease into your day with progressive yoga movements that activate your flexibility and breathing for a positive start to the day. Sunrise Yoga video clip
Yoga Flow
A vinyasa style yoga class that offers continuous movement in and out of postures linked with the breath. The goal of the class is to progressively build intensity into deeper postures before unwinding into much needed relaxation ending.
This class blends the graceful movement of yoga with the foundational exercises of Pilates to get a fun mind-body workout.
Wellness Yoga
A therapeutic style of yoga that emphasizes linking breath with movement and modification of postures for a health and wellness effect. This a great class for individuals new to yoga and/or having neck or back health issues.
Fitness Yoga
This class keeps the body in motion through simple warm-up movements, into Sun Salutations, and a sequence of postures/exercises from YogaFit level one yoga classes. Postures are held briefly, about 3-5 breaths.
Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.
Aqua Circuit
An interval workout utilizing cardio drills and strength exercises in shallow water for at total body, low impact workout.
Jump Fitness
Jump into fitness with this fun class utilizing fitness trampolines and strength equipment for a great, full-body workout. Jump Fitness video clip
This class utilizes intervals against a circular current in the Vortex pool to get you in tip top shape. Vortex video clip
Mindful Meditation
Class is guided by counseling staff consisting of intervals of formal guided meditation with brief discussion opportunities to enhance concentration, performance and physical/emotional health and well-being. De-stress, re-focus and relax!

Level II Classes: Regular exercises about 2-3 times week and comfortable with various movements. 

A muscle-toning class that utilizes a ballet barre for many of the exercises. Muscular endurance will be challenged by very high reps and low weights with a goal of fatiguing all major muscle groups for a full body workout. See you at the barre! Barre video clip
Yoga Sculpt
A total body workout combining yoga sequencing with weight training. The class is set to high energy music, gives the option to use light free weights and includes exercise such as push-ups and squats.
Yoga Strength
Explore the edges of your physical and mental strength with a class that progresses postures toward fun standing and arm balance postures that condition and transform your body/mind/spirit into a new sense of strength! Previous experience in yoga required.
HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training. A quick workout that will get you results! In this 30-minute class we’ll use both weighted and body weight exercises to perform quick bursts of movements followed by quick recoveries to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and overall fitness.
Functional Strength
A full-body, weight training class using TRX suspension trainers, Kettlebells, Medicine Balls and other strength equipment that will assist in your goals to get stronger and make you more efficient at activities of daily life.
Aqua Deep
A great workout in the deep end of the pool, targeting cardiovascular training and muscular endurance using aqua belts, gloves and buoys. Every muscle will be worked!
Insanity LIVE
You’ve heard of Insanity, now do it LIVE! Certified Insanity instructors will take you through a killer workout that includes agility training, cardio conditioning and total body strength drills. Insanity Live launch party video clip
No more leotards and leg warmers! Have a blast getting fit with this exciting workout that mixes dance based cardio with strength training. Fresh pulse-pounding music and hip, fun moves bring the intensity to improve your fitness level, boost your mood and ignite your energy.

Level III Classes: Physically fit and looking for a challenge

Cardio Circuit
A fun and fast-paced class in which you do one exercise for somewhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes and then move on to another exercise. Everyone begins at a station and rotates to the next to complete all exercises with minimal rest in between. Excellent for getting a good sweat and training your cardiovascular system. Cardio Circuit video clip
Boot Camp
You’ll sweat, scream and persevere to earn those amazing fitness gains with calisthenics, plyometrics, agility drills and basic training military exercises that demand “the best you’ve got!”
Boxing Circuit
The instructor will lead you through shadow boxing to master technique and then transition to punching and kicking the heavy bag. The class will include a variety of strength training and plyometrics to give you an amazing full-body workout. Boxing Circuit video clip
Cross Training Fitness
Challenge both your strength and cardiovascular abilities by executing various functional movements at high intensites. This class will involve weightlifting, rowing, pushing, pulling, throwing and more. Each workout is set up to earn you a score that you can come back and beat the next week! Cross Training Fitness video clip