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Group Exercise

Don’t be afraid to try something new! You'll find workouts that are safe, fun and intense. State-of-the-art equipment available in the Fitness Center and programs designed for people at every level of fitness. Our instructors are trained to push you to your limits, while meeting you at your ability level. They give you the confidence and guidance to improve.

March - April 2021 Classes

Zoom information TBD



Mar. 15 - Apr. 30, 2021

In-person and virtual options available! We recommend dumbbells for the virtual Boot camp classes.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Boot Camp
6:30-7:15 a.m.
Jill

In-person Studio A

Join on Zoom
Meeting ID:
912 4806 3970
Passcode:
bootcamp

 

Boot Camp
6:30-7:15 a.m.
Jill

In-person Studio A

Join on Zoom
Meeting ID:
912 4806 3970
Passcode:
bootcamp

 

 

Boot Camp
10-10:45 a.m.
Maddie

In-person Studio A

Join on Zoom
Meeting ID:
919 2323 9267
Passcode:
bootcamp

 

Boot Camp
10-10:45 a.m.
Maddie

In-person Studio A

Join on Zoom
Meeting ID:
919 2323 9267
Passcode:
bootcamp

 

 Express Yoga
12-12:30 p.m.
Julianna

Join on Zoom Only
Meeting ID:
958 4899 5635
Passcode:
Yoga

 30 Minute Abs
12-12:30 p.m.
Maddie

In-person Studio A

Join on Zoom
Meeting ID:
920 5032 3394
Passcode:
abs

Express Pilates
12-12:30 p.m.
Katherine

In-person Studio A

Join on Zoom
Meeting ID:
912 8086 7670
Passcode:
pilates


 

 30 Minute Abs
12-12:30 p.m.
Chris

In-person Studio A

Join on Zoom
Meeting ID:
920 5032 3394
Passcode:
abs

Express Pilates
12-12:30 p.m.
Jill

In-person Studio A

Join on Zoom
Meeting ID:
912 8086 7670
Passcode:
pilates

Pilates
5-5:45 p.m.
Katherine

In-person Studio A

Join on Zoom
Meeting ID:
955 6963 8972
Passcode:
pilates

Keiser® Cycling
5-5:45 p.m.
Chris

In-person Studio B Only

Yoga
5-5:45 p.m.
Gavin

In-person Studio A

Join on Zoom
Meeting ID:
965 2667 9482
Passcode:
yoga

Muscle Pump
5-5:45 p.m.
Chris

In-person Studio B Only

Yoga
5-5:45 p.m.
Gavin

In-person Studio A

Join on Zoom
Meeting ID:
965 2667 9482
Passcode:
yoga

Boot Camp
6-6:45 p.m.
Maddie

In-person Studio A

Join on Zoom
Meeting ID:
995 9566 2920
Passcode:
bootcamp

 

 Yoga
6-6:45 p.m.
Gavin

In-person Studio A

Join on Zoom
Meeting ID:
977 4677 9619
Passcode:
yoga

 Boot Camp
6-6:45 p.m.
Jill

In-person Studio A

Join on Zoom
Meeting ID:
995 9566 2920
Passcode:
bootcamp

 

 

 

Full Body Dumbbell Work Out
8-8:50 p.m.
Julianna

Join on Zoom Only
Meeting ID:
917 2331 1017

Class Descriptions

Boot Camp

Has your hectic schedule thrown you off of your fitness goals? Are you looking for motivation and a routine? Push your limits with plyometric drills, strength, power, resistance and core moves. Improve overall fitness, agility, and athleticism in this upbeat class. Progression and modifications given for each exercise!

45 Minute Keiser® Cycling

Had a rough day at work? Ready to burn off some energy? If so, indoor cycling is your new best friend. This class is loaded with cycle training techniques that are taken straight from the road. Hit the bike for 30-35 minutes of sweat dripping fun, followed by mobility.

30 Minute Abs

What do we want? “Killer Abs!” When do we want them? “Now!” We know what you want, 30 minutes packed to the max with core-strengthening moves. Come to this class ready to work and you won’t leave disappointed.

Muscle Pump

This 45-minute barbell program strengthens all your major muscles in a motivating group environment with simple, athletic movements such as squats, lunges, presses and curls & more! With each class you will be challenged to grow stronger and push yourself to new heights.

Yoga

Improve strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance while reducing stress and increasing focus. This class will start with the basic fundamentals of yoga and later incorporate new and more advanced moves as we move on into the semester. This class is for all levels of strength; it will provide a great base for a beginner.

30 minute Yoga flow to improve flexibility

Cultivate flexibility with this 30 min practice so that you can be available and open for life’s tasks and opportunities with more ease and joy. Stretch your body & let go of stress!

Pilates

Take time out for you. This Pilates class will work on toning and lengthening those core muscles. Your flexibility will be increased as the semester goes on. You are sure to see total body results.

SCSU Vital 11 Fitness Coaching in the Fitness Center

Are you looking to get started with a fitness routine? Do you feel overwhelmed at the gym and are unsure where to start? All gym members have the opportunity to set up two FREE Vital 11 coaching sessions. The Vital 11 is a designed to introduce new gym-goers to our campus facility and environment. A Fitness Coach will show you how to properly use our equipment and perform our total-body workout plan for noticeable results. Sign up by emailing fitness@stcloudstate.edu

The 11 exercises include:
Warm up-Mobility-Cardio
Back, Chest, Biceps, Triceps, Shoulders, Legs, Abs






Private Classes

We've designed private workout classes for clubs, athletic teams, residence halls, sororities and academic classes. We can do it for you too!

Request a Private Workout Class

Four participants are needed to hold a class. All participants must be 18 or older.

Our Instructors

Chris Haukos, Fitness Coordinator

Favorites to teach: Indoor Cycling, Kettlebell, Foam Rolling, Power Yoga

Favorites to attend: Yoga, Step

Why you love Group X: Group X taught me that fitness isn’t about the scale, but living with less pain, being self-confident, and engaging in activities you once were afraid of!

My goal is to create a fun environment while challenging participants to greatness. I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of such a fun team!

Katherine, Group Exercise Coordinator and Instructor

Major: General Business

Favorite class to teach: Muscle Pump

Why you love Group X: I love it because it is where I started my fitness journey! I love the atmosphere, all the friends I have made here, and the fact that we are a Team!

Maddie, Instructor

Graduate Study: School Counseling K-12

Favorite Class to Teach: Bootcamp

Favorite Class to Take: Power Yoga

What do I love about Group X: The participants who come to classes are what make the job FUN! Fitness doesn't need to be a chore, and Group X classes really make it an enjoyable experience. Taking class is the best thing I've found that is good for me physically, and also mentally because I find myself enjoying it and having fun. 

Ashley, Instructor

Major: Nursing

Favorite Class to Teach: Yoga

What do I love about Group X: It keeps me motivated and it is fun to workout with others

Become an Instructor

Certification and Application

We can help you become certified as a group exercise instructor at St. Cloud State University.

Components of the comprehensive weekend warrior course include:

  • Anatomy
  • Counting and cueing
  • Class format
  • Choreography

A nationally certified exercise trainer will teach prospective instructors to lead:

  • Hi/lo impact cardio
  • Step
  • Aqua
  • Body sculpt
  • Cardio kick
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Cycle
  • Stability ball
  • BOSU
  • Other fitness trends 

At the completion of the class, St. Cloud State participants can try out to join our Group Exercise team.

Group Exercise Instructor Training

Become a St. Cloud State certified Group Exercise Instructor. Components of the comprehensive weekend course includes: anatomy, counting & cueing, class format, and choreography. Trainees will be led by certified exercise trainers to teach hi/lo impact cardio, step, body sculpt, cardio kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, cycle, and many other new trends in fitness. At the completion of the class, St. Cloud State participants will have an opportunity to try out to join our SCSU Group Exercise team. 

Full attendance is required.

Weekend Training Agenda

Saturday, Oct. 24 - 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Participants will learn the basics of counting, cueing, hi/lo, and anatomy. Introduce: kickboxing, cycle, step, yoga, pilates, toning, Power 45, H.I.T.T (High Intensity Interval Training), boot-camp principles, and class format.

Sunday, Oct. 25 - 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Review counting and cueing. Introduce yoga and pilates. Interview those trying out to become a St. Cloud State Group Exercise Instructor. Take anatomy quiz and practical assessment.

Fees

St. Cloud State students: $75
Community members: $150
  • Payments are to be paid the first day of training.
  • Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.
  • Fee includes two days of intensive training, training manual, study materials, coupons to Group Exercise classes and one-on-one instruction. 

Sign-Up Options

This program is designed to train and hire St. Cloud State students to become Group Exercise instructors. It is also open to employees and community members seeking to teach group exercise classes.

NO REFUNDS. LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS.