Group Fitness FAQ

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Do I have to register before I come to a class?

Does the class schedule posted online change weekly?

Do I have to pay for fitness classes?

If I want more information about a class listed on the schedule where should I look?

What should I bring for class?

Do I need to bring my own yoga mat for yoga or meditation classes?

Are there classes adaptable for beginners?

Are there classes for intermediate to advanced fitness levels?

What is a HIIT class?

What is Insanity?

 

Do I have to register before I come to a class?

No, having an ISU ID or Rec Pass allows you to attend any fitness class, but we encourage you to arrive early to find a space in the class. Also you will need to bring your ID to class and swipe into a computer station to count your attendance before the class starts.

Does the class schedule posted online change weekly?

No, the classes on the schedule are the set for the semester.  Any changes to the schedule will be posted online or on flyers outside the room.  Classes are not offered during University Holidays.

Do I have to pay for fitness classes?

No, having an ISU ID or Rec Pass allows you to attend any fitness class in any location listed on the schedule. Plan to arrive five to ten minutes prior to class start time. Bring your ID to enter the class.

If I want more information about a class listed on the schedule where should I look?

Checking the class descriptions listed on the website is a good place to start. Or check out several video clips of classes on our social media.  Fun updates of classes are posted throughout the semester.

What should I bring for class?

A water bottle and an open mind! Wearing comfortable exercise clothing and athletic shoes will make your workout experience the best it can be.

Do I need to bring my own yoga mat for yoga or meditation classes?

No, you are welcome to bring your own mat if you’d like. We provide mats, blocks, straps, and other equipment free of charge.

Are there classes adaptable for beginners?

Yes, we have many classes for all levels and your instructor will offer modifications to take the intensity up or down to get the work out that meets your fitness level. Depending on your interests, a great place to start would be in a strength training, cycling, dance, yoga, pilates, or aqua class.

Are there classes for intermediate to advanced fitness levels?

Yes, we have some great classes that will challenge even the most experienced exercisers. Check out a Boot Camp, Insanity, or HIIT class. Or attend any class in the Functional Training room in Beyer Hall for a high intensity cross training experience. Also for more experienced yogis, drop into Yoga Strength or Advanced Yoga to continue to progress your practice.

What is a HIIT class?

HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. Research has shown this style of exercise allows you to make the same fitness gains as steady state training in a shorter amount of time.

What is Insanity?

Insanity is a cardio-conditioning and total-body strength workout. You go all-out in effort in 3 to 5-minute blocks, and take short breaks. It’s called Max Interval Training, because it keeps your body working at maximum capacity through your entire workout. The exercises are body weight only and include a lot of plyometrics, also known as “jump” training.