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Group Exercise

Group X Spring Schedule

Group X Class Schedule (Block 2: March 12-May 2)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning Sessions
8:00-8:45
Fitness Center
       Train To Run
Kenny
     
10:00-10:50
Studio B (53)
         Yoga
Breanna
Studio B (53) 
   
Express Classes
11:00-11:30am
Studio B (53)
        Express
Butts ‘N’ Guts
Breanna
Studio B (53) 
   
Express Classes
11:30am-Noon
STUDIO A (51)
Express Cycle
Chris
Studio A (51)
    Express Abs
Chris
Studio A (51) 
     
12:15-1:00pm
Studio B (53)
      Yoga
Chris
Studio B (53)  
     
Evening Sessions
5:00-5:50
Studio A (51)
or B (53)
Step ‘N’ Sculpt
HyeHyon
Studio B (53) 
Muscle Pump
Caitlin
Studio B (53) 
 Muscle Pump
Caitlin
Studio B (53)
RIPPED™
Chris
Studio B (53) 
Cycle ‘N’ Abs
Shan
Studio A (51) 
  Cycle ‘N’ Abs
Shan
Studio A (51) 
Express Classes
5:00-5:25
Studio A (51)
   Express Abs
Chris
Studio A (51)
  Express Abs
Tamarah
Studio A (51) 
     
5:30-6:20
Studio A (51)
 Muscle Pump
Tamarah
Studio A (51)
Cycle ‘N’ Yoga
Chris
Studio A (51) 
Shadow Boxing
Drew
Studio A (51) 
 Muscle Pump
Tamarah
Studio A (51)
     
6:00-6:50
Studio B (53)
 ZUMBA™
Hannah
Studio B (53)
 Step ‘N’ Sculpt
Sam 
Studio B (53)
 ZUMBA™
Madie
Studio B (53)
Step ‘N’ Sculpt
Sam 
Studio B (53) 
     
6:30-7:20
Studio A (51)
    BARRE
Drew
Studio A (51) 
       
7:00-7:50
Studio B (53)
Yoga
Halle
Studio B (53) 
  Yoga
Halle
Studio B (53) 
       
7:30-8:20
Studio A (51)
            Candlelight Yoga
Whitney 

Participants must be 18 or older; four participants are needed to hold a class.

Group X Class Descriptions

Cycle ‘N’ Abs: Cycle and abs will consist of 30 minutes on the bike followed by a great ab workout. Cycling will work on your strength, endurance, and help tone your body. You do not need to be a pro biker to participate in this class, all skill levels are welcome. This is a wonderful stress reliever and workout, be ready to sweat! 

Cycle ‘N’ Yoga: Looking to torch a ton of calories in a short period of time? If so, indoor cycling is your new best friend. Pedal your way through a high intensity sprint, hill, and interval cycling workout as we hit the bike for some power-based training. Thirty minute ride followed by twenty minutes of Yoga and foam rolling.

Express Cycling: Fun and done! Training sessions last just 25 minutes! Get in, get fit, and get on with your day.  Each express class is designed for maximum results in minimum time. Guaranteed to work the crabby out of you!

Express Abs: What do we want?! “Abs!” When do we want them?! “Now!” We know what you want, 25 minutes packed to the max with core-strengthening moves. Come to this class ready to work and you won’t leave disappointed.

Express Butts ‘N’ Guts: Enjoy this quick in and out workout that targets your Glutes and Abs! While toning these muscles you won’t even notice how fast the time is going by! Enjoy a few circuits that will leave you sweaty in the minimum time!

Barre: Define and align your best body. Inspired by yoga and Pilates, barre blends cardio, strength training, flexibility, balance and core conditioning in a total body workout that targets the hips, glutes, abs, and arms. One class and you will be hooked.  Rev up your exercise routine with Barre. You will not be disappointed.

Shadow Boxing: Get ready to punch and kick your way to a chiseled body! This class incorporates a mixture of cardiovascular exercises with boxing moves such as jabs, punches, hooks, blocks, kicks, and easy to follow combinations.

Muscle Pump: Balance your fitness routine by dedicating 1-2 days lifting weights! This muscle-fatiguing class works the entire body, torches calories, increases metabolism, and keeps your heart pumping. The repetitive, progressive style of Muscle Pump makes tracking progress and seeing gains clear and keeps you coming back for more!

Train to Run: Don’t be daunted by this class, you can always choose to walk! Doing a 5k can add a new level of challenge and interest to your exercise program. A 5k run is a great distance for a beginner. Meet us in the Fitness Center for a 45 minute workout each Thursday at 8:00am.  The Running Club President will coach you through a workout each week. Geared towards those who want to run or walk the April 27th 5k or 1 mile race!

R.I.P.P.E.D.™: The One Stop Body ShopTM is a total body, plateau-proof fitness formula that pushes your cardio into high gear and keeps your body guessing. Named for the different components of the workout, R.I.P.P.E.D. gives you Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometric, and Endurance, while helping you attain and maintain your physique!

Zumba™: Skip the workout – join the party! Inspired by Latin music, Zumba moves, grooves, and tones your entire body. This killer core workout gets your heart pumping and spices up your hour at the gym. All fitness levels invited!

Step 'N' Sculpt: Mix up your cardio routine to challenge your body and mind! Step alternates between choreographed cardio sessions and intensive muscle conditioning, providing a total-body workout.

Yoga: Exhilarate your body and mind with Yoga. Yoga instruction will emphasize safe alignment in postures, while enhancing whole-body strength, flexibility, and balance. Classes include centering, warm-ups, sun salutations, standing and seated poses, and relaxation. Bring your practice alive and meet new people along the way.

Candlelight Yoga: Rejuvenate your mind and body with a restorative candlelit yoga class complete with Himalayan salt lamps, guided meditation, essential oils and chakra sprays to guide you into a place of peace within yourself you never knew possible. All fitness levels are more than welcome.

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

Chris Haukos, fitness coordinator

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

Favorites to attend: Yoga, Step

Why I 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!

Cydney

Favorites to teach: Zumba

Favorites to attend: Zumba and Muscle Pump

Why I love Group X: It was the first thing that I connected to when I transferred schools. I was eager to try something new, and that involved by passion for exercising!

It’s one of the main reasons why I love St. Cloud State. Group X makes you feel not only welcome, but also like family.

Everyone is on his or her own journey, and it’s so awesome to be a part of an encouraging team.

Hannah

Favorites to teach:  Cycle and Abs

Favorites to attend: Zumba, Cycle, HITT, Yoga, Ripped

Why I love Group X: What I love about Group at St. Cloud State is that everyone is so encouraging and so friendly that it really makes me feel at home.

We are all one big team and family. Always cheering each other on and laughing.

Arick

Favorites to teach: Yoga

Favorites to attend: R.I.P.P.E.D., Zumba

Why I love Group X: When I first started at St. Cloud State, I didn’t know anybody and didn’t know where to begin to get to know anyone. While walking around in Atwood I came across a group fitness booth and struck up a conversation with one of the yoga instructors.

Being inflexible and having slight back pain from my prior job I didn’t think yoga was for me. I took the chance and decided that one morning class couldn’t hurt. That’s all it took and I was hooked! I went to as many classes as I could make it to.

Once my favorite instructor graduated, my eyes were opened to the possibility of becoming an instructor and teach the class I love so much.

I left St. Cloud State and started my big kid job, but I couldn’t find the Group X experience I’ve come to love. So, I’m back teaching as a volunteer and loving my job once again!

Jenni

Favorites to teach:  Yoga

Favorites to attend: Zumba

Why I love Group X: The supportive atmosphere that everybody creates! Everybody is at a different place on their fitness journey, and no two journeys look alike.

Group X encourages everybody to get involved, whether you've been training for years or you're just starting your very first class.

There's something here for every fitness level and all goals are encouraged making it the perfect atmosphere to get fit and stay involved.

Kayela

Favorites to teach: Zumba

Favorites to attend: Muscle Pump, Express Abs, and Zumba

Why I love Group X: The energy that the participants bring to class; it makes for a friendly and motivational atmosphere.

Mary

Favorites to teach:  Any type of toning/ high intensity class.

Favorites to attend: Express abs, I absolutely love feeling the burn after a hard ab workout.

Why I love Group X: I think all of our instructors at Group X make each workout so much fun, leaving you wanting to attend more and more classes.

It can be difficult going to the gym and coming up with workouts on your own. With Group X, you don’t have to. Each class provides challenging modifications for advanced athletes as well as lower modifications for those just starting their fitness journey.

Group X classes are for everyone and they make working out fun.

Whitney

Favorites to teach: Yoga

Favorites to attend: Power Yoga, Butts N’ Guts

Why I love Group X: I love the beautiful atmosphere the instructors create here. Everyone is so positive,encouraging, supportive and willing to help with anything.

It’s so enlightening to attend classes here because you get more than just a workout — you get true, kind-hearted, nonjudgmental, genuine instructors whose ultimate goals are to do whatever they can to help you succeed.

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 University participants can try out to join our Group Exercise team.

SCSU Group Exercise Instructor Training

Become SCSU certified as a Group Exercise Instructor. Components of the comprehensive weekend warrior course includes: anatomy, counting & cueing, class format, and choreography. Trainees will be led by nationally 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, SCSU participants will have an opportunity to try out to join the SCSU Group Exercise team.

 

Full attendance is mandatory.

  • Mandatory Information Meeting
    • Sunday, February 4, 2018 7pm-8pm (Aerobic Studio B, HAH)
      This meeting includes important details containing outline of the program, expectations and homework for the week.
  • Weekend Warrior Training
    • Day 1: Friday, February 9, 2018 6pm-9pm
      Participants will learn the basics of counting, cueing, Hi/Lo, and anatomy.
    • Day 2: Saturday, February 10, 2018 9am-4pm
      Review counting and cueing. Introduce: Kickboxing, Cycle, Step, Toning, H.I.T. (High Intensity Training), Bootcamp Principles, and class format.
    • Day 3: Sunday, February 11, 2018 12pm-5pm
      Review counting and cueing. Introduce Yoga, Pilates, and aqua. Interview those trying out to become a SCSU Group Fitness Instructor. Take anatomy quiz. Practice for practical assessment.
  • Practical Assessment
    • Assessment: Tuesday February 13, 2018 7pm-9pm
      Perform a 5-7 minute demonstration routine.

Fees

St. Cloud State students: $75
Community members: $150
  • Payments are to be paid in full at the end of the informational meeting.
  • Cash, check, credit cards are accepted.
  • No refunds or discounts.
  • Fee Includes: training manual, study materials, coupons to group exercise class & one on one instruction.

Sign-Up Options

This program is designed to train and hire SCSU Students to become group exercise instructors. It is also open to faculty, staff, and community members who are seeking to teach group exercise classes.

NO REFUNDS. NO DISCOUNTS. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE.