Department of Sports Facilities and Campus Recreation


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.

Spring 2: No classes March 16-23

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday  Saturday Sunday 
12-12:45 p.m. Power 45
Studio A/51
Power Yoga
Atwood  Basement
4:45-5:30 p.m. 
(Studio A/51)

Cycle & Abs

Cycle & Abs


60 Min. Cycle/Abs /Circuit
Chris & Ashley
4-5 p.m.
5-5:50 p.m. 
(Studio B/53)
Power 45 Circuit
Hayley (A/51)

Muscle Pump


Strong by Zumba™

6-6:50 p.m. 
(Studio B/53)


Strong by Zumba™

Muscle Pump

7-7:50 p.m. 
(Studio B/53)



Class Descriptions


Cycle ’N’ Abs: Pedal, pedal, core! This class is a high intensity spin-based class that will have you in and out of that room feeling stronger and faster than ever before! Start out with some intense cycling followed by some core-busting circuits, we can’t wait to see you there!

60 Minute Sunday Cycle/Abs/Circuit: Lack time during the week to get your workout in?  Join us for a 60 minute high energy class. We will Cycle 10-12 miles then hit the floor for a core routine and high intensity circuit routine. 


Power 45 Circuit: Kettlebells, Battling Ropes, Body Weight… Oh My! Variability training is key towards over health and wellness. Come to this class to elevate that heart rate, lift those weights, and get that body and mind stronger! The class format and workout will be different every time you train. Get all the high intensity training you need in just 45 minutes! We look forward to seeing you there!

Muscle Pump: Pump. Pump. Pump it up! Join us for this high energy, high intensity, and high repetition-based class. Each class will focus on boosting your body’s strength and efficiency from head to toe. Set to the rhythm of the music, this class will have your heart and body moving to the beat!


Strong by Zumba™: Start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. In each class you'll burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes. Explosive moves like high knees, burpees, and jumping jacks are interchanged with lunges, squats, and kickboxing.


Pilates: This class will improve your overall wellness in just 45 minutes! Come ready to activate, isolate, and stabilize your core during this integrated class. Pilates will allow your body to move in a more fluid, safer, and efficient manner! Join us to help improve you posture, flexibility, and balance!

Yoga: Tough day? Week? Or maybe semester? Come to this brilliant weekly stress-down yoga class to help your mind and body come to a state of calm. Our instructors will provide your body the much-needed reset that it has been asking for! Gentle flows between postures and breathing techniques will be emphasized.

Power Yoga at Atwood: Want a challenge in your yoga routine? Power yoga challenges your muscles to build strength and balance throughout your body. This class is unlike any other yoga class that you have tried before! Add a little bit of a boost to your yoga routine today!


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!

Angela, Instructor

Major: Meteorology

Favorite class to teach: Pilates

Why you love Group X: I love the fun atmosphere and being around other hardworking individuals!

Ashley, Instructor

MAJOR: Nursing


WHY YOU LOVE GX: It keeps me motivated and it is fun to workout with others

Caitlin, Instructor

Major: Nursing

Favorite class to teach: Muscle Pump 

Why you love Group X: The great energy along with the amazing instructors

Hannah, Instructor

Major: Early Childhood Education


WHY YOU LOVE GX: GX gives me the opportunity to try new types of fun workouts that I usually end up loving! GX also makes me feel as though I am part of a community of individuals who love to work out; I always feel welcomed, appreciated, and cared for when at GX classes

Haley, Instructor

MAJOR: Management with a concentration in HR


WHY YOU LOVE GX: I love GX because it is a great environment and you get to motivate others

Julianna, Instructor


WHY YOU LOVE GX: I love GX because it is always motivating!

Sangyoon, Instructor

MAJOR: Information Media


WHY YOU LOVE GX: I love meeting new friends here and the energy of this place!

Shan, Instructor

Major: Finance

Favorite class to teach: Cycle “N” Abs and Muscle Pump

Why you love Group X: I love to socialize with people and get in shape!

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 Group Exercise team. 

Full attendance is required.

Weekend Training Agenda

Participants learn the basics of counting, cueing, Hi/Lo and anatomy.

  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 8
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.
  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 9


St. Cloud State students: $75
Community members: $150
  • Payments are to be paid in full at the end of the informational meeting.
  • Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.
  • Fee includes three days of intensive training, training manual, study materials, coupons to group exercise classes and one-on-one instruction.

Sign-Up Options

This program trains St. Cloud State students group exercise instructors. It is also open to employees and community members seeking to teach group exercise classes.