Interested in learning a martial arts technique that can improve physical and mental well-being? Aikido is a modern Japanese martial training that emphasizes body movement and momentum rather than punches and kicks. The course teaches blocking, rolling, locking, and throwing movements that help students learn to control the force of an opponent. It’s a great way to get fit, strengthen and tone, and learn non-violent strategies for self defense.
Arabic and international music and dance moves combine to create a fun fitness routine that offers a great cardiovascular workout. If you're attracted to belly dance as a new form of exercise and a way to get fit, we suggest trying our beginner-level belly dancing to achieve your goal! Shimmying, wiggling and undulating your belly is an excellent way to get your heart pumping and strengthen your core. Belly dancing is a fun cultural experience that makes you feel comfortable with your body, is more social and you get the opportunity to learn easy cool moves!
Get your Erg on! Join members of the MTU Rowing Club as they guide you through the basics of rowing technique and coach you through fun and challenging workout sessions - all on the SDC’s brand new Ergometers (Ergs)! Initial sessions will focus on general stroke technique and progress to workouts that represent on-water sprints and head races. Open to all skill levels. Indoor rowing is a great full-body workout that can be adjusted to meet the abilities of almost anyone!
Transform your entire body using small, targeted movements to focus on areas that often challenge us most: hips, thighs, seat, abs, and arms. Each 50-minute workout will challenge your mind and body as you work at your own level to focus on creating long, lean muscles and improving overall strength and flexibility. This class derives elements from ballet, yoga, and Pilates, but no prior experience is necessary.Learn More
This high-powered workout for all fitness levels will push you through a fast and effective mix of strength, conditioning and core training. Burn fat, build stamina, and sculpt your body! Classes use kettlebells, TRX suspension training, resistance bands, and body weight.
Personal coaching and training is a great way to get individualized attention and address the goals YOU want to meet. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain muscle, or simply increase strength, Personal Training is a great option. Feeling stressed and exhausted? Tried diets or exercise classes that haven't worked? Are you thriving in your relationships and career? Have you been put on a restricted diet and don't know where to begin? Personal Health Coaching offers a free consultation and a 3-month program to guide, support and educate clients to make long lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes. One on One Therapeutic Yoga empowers individuals to progress toward improved health and movement. Personal postural analysis screening and functional movement assessments are taken along with a holistic approach to customize a Yoga practice that is specific to personal needs. Programs for athletes, children, elderly people, and pregnant women are available.
Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.
Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques through Michigan Tech’s Self Defense (RAD) program, a comprehensive course designed specifically for ages twelve and up. It begins with a focus on awareness, prevention, and risk reduction/avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. Separate class for men and women.Learn More
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise that combines relaxed, fluid movement with a calm, alert mental state. It is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it safe for all ages and fitness levels. There are different styles of Tai Chi. In Tai Chi Prime, you will learn Basic Moves and Short Form that are based on the Yang style. The program trains proper body alignment as you move and to move in a relaxed mindful manner that improves endurance, flexibility, strength, balance and coordination. Those new to Tai Chi will find this a relaxing form of exercise for both the mind and the body and can easily apply the basic moves to everyday activities. Tai Chi Advanced Fundamentals is for people who wish to build on their success with the Tai Chi Prime Class. Energizing qigong exercises and basic biomechanics remain as the core of the class, but a more challenging short form is introduced.
Build your muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, balance, and cardiovascular system with this all levels TRX + total body conditioning class. This class will focus on all muscle groups and be a mix of TRX suspension training, bodyweight training, dumbbell, bosu balls, bands...you name it - fun new exercises every week! This class will push your limits and leave you feeling accomplished! All exercises can be modified to suit your unique fitness needs.
Stretch your way to relaxation and a healthier body and mind with yoga. We offer several yoga classes, including All Levels Flow, Buti, Gentle, Hatha, Stretch, and Tone & Strength. Through a variety of stretches, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques, you’ll gain flexibility, loosen joints, and train your mind and body to open and relax. Find your Zen place!
Dance, step and splash your way to a healthier lifestyle with Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold and Zumba Toning. Latin/international music and dance moves combine to create a fun and energetic aerobic routine that offers a great cardiovascular workout and helps tone the body and increase endurance. Not a dancer? Don’t worry! There’s plenty of rhythm to guide your movements, and classes welcome dancers and non-dancers alike. The best part about Zumba is that it’s so much fun, you won’t even realize you’re working out.