Small Group Training

Small Group Training

Small group training classes are individualized fitness sessions held in a group setting that allow for more specialized attention from the instructor. The instructor will design a progressive program based on the needs of the class participants. Class sizes will be kept to 12 participants or less. We offer beginner through advanced opportunities.

Sessions run for 6 weeks and meet twice a week for a total of 12 classes per session. SGT is an affordable option too good to pass up! See session dates and registration below.

Registration Fees:
Students $60 ($5/class)
Members $75 ($6.25/class)
Non-Members $120 ($10/class)


For questions please contact Ashley Artist, Fitness Coordinator,

Class Descriptions

Functional Training FundamentalsRegister

An introductory class for those interested in functional resistance training. The goal of functional training is to strengthen the body for activities performed in daily life and help you move and perform better in everyday activities. This class will get you comfortable with the five primary movement patterns of the body and then move into using functional training equipment such as medicine balls, kettlebells, suspension trainers, battle ropes, sandbells, and more. This is a great class to take in preparation for participating in our more intermediate and advanced group fitness classes such as our Circuit and Cross Training Fitness classes.

Boxing Fundamentals Register

An introductory class for those interested in boxing for fitness. The goal of boxing fitness classes is to utilize basic boxing techniques to achieve a fun and full body workout. This class will work on shadow boxing to learn the different punching techniques and then move to bag work as you build your fitness. This is a great class to take in preparation for participating in our more intermediate and advanced Boxing Circuit classes.

Women’s Weightlifting ClinicRegister

This clinic will teach women who are new to weightlifting proper form, technique, and the correct approach in the following lifts; Front Squat, Bench Press, Back Squat, Deadlift, and Push Press. The intent of this clinic is to help all participants feel comfortable with using the weight racks, barbells, and plates. Time will be spent on gym etiquette and setting up the safety features at the rack. Each session will begin in the fitness studio for a presentation on the lift of the day and time to practice with a PVC pipe. Then the group will progress to the weightlifting racks in State Gym. Note this is a skill based clinic versus a group workout.

Intro to Exercise for Faculty, Staff, and Retirees: Find Your Moves Toward Health and Fitness Register

Starting new exercise moves can often be challenging for those who have been desk bound without a daily movement or exercise routine.  Let the skilled and motivated fitness staff help direct you through a progressive and educational movement experience that helps you discover an exercise routine that moves you toward better health and fitness. Sign-up for a six week 45 minute fitness introduction class.  This class will offer gradual progressive movement and educational handouts to support your developmental process. All participants will develop fitness skills and knowledge to use fitness equipment in Rec facilities and/ or join a fitness class or find a fitness workout buddy.

Miles with Myles – 5K Training Program Register

A beginner running program for those interested in training together for a 5K race. If you are interested in starting to run but unsure where to begin this is a great class for you. The program will start with interval training and light running to work up to running the full 3.1 miles by the end of the program. There is a 5K run in Des Moines on March 6th called the Winter Warm Up. A great run to set as your goal at the end of this program! Registration and cost for that race are not included in this program. Let’s train together!

Pedal & Pump – Indoor Cycling and DumbbellsRegister

The most efficient workout you will get all week. This class combines cardio and strength in each session and challenges you to take your workout to the next level. This class will include intervals and climbs on the bike, and weights and full body movements on the mat. Come to this class to train like an athlete. This is a great class to take if you have already been participating in our Cycle Fit classes and wanting even more of a challenge.

Peak Pose Yoga – Flexibility Register

A yoga sequencing style class that builds the class progressively towards a more challenging peak (or goal) pose. This allows students to prepare the body through a sequence of postures to give the peak pose their personal best effort. This will help participants build strength and confidence through intentionality of increasing personal skill levels toward a specific pose. The sequence of postures is intentional and mindful to appropriately warm and engage the muscles needed to safely perform the peak pose. Modifications of postures will be offered throughout to allow participants to move toward the peak pose at their own pace and level.

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