Group Fitness at the MPOBARC


Group Fitness classes are free of charge, offered every month and taught by certified instructors.  Classes offered include the following:

Aqua Aerobics: A twist on the classic aerobic workout routine, this class is taught in the pool.  No swimming experience necessary.

Yoga: Our yoga classes help with posture, breathing, flexibility, and general relaxation while giving you a workout.

Spin: A high energy stationary bike workout that enhances cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength.  Participants can control personal intensity levels through body position and bike tension.

Fitness Boot Camp: FBC is intended to introduce to interested students the type of physical conditioning and training currently used by active service members.  Students will learn and participate in a variety of strength, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning exercises aimed at developing total body fitness.

Beyond Barre: is a cardio-infused workout that uses classical ballet barre exercises to stregthen and develop long, lean muscles. The workout incorporates upper body sculpting, a stomach flattening abdominal series and fat burning cardio for a total body workout for extra challenge and fun.  Modifications can be made depending on fitness levels

Group Fitness Class Schedule
Please click here to access the 2014-2015 Group Fitness composite schedule.


Group Fitness Procedures

  • The ARC offers free Group Fitness Classes to all SMCM faculty, staff and students and community members that have purchased a membership.  Community patrons can pay the $5 daily pass to take classes.
  • A calendar of Group Fitness Classes can be found in the Welcome Desk Binder at all times, and copies should be placed at the Welcome Desk for patrons' convenience.
  • Group Fitness Instructors are required to clock in and out, as is all ARC Staff.
  • At the time of clocking in, Group Fitness Instructors should be given a Group Fitness Sign-In Sheet.
  • All Group Fitness participants are required to both check in (swipe) at the Welcome Desk, and sign in on the Group Fitness Sign-In Sheet at that beginning of class.
  • Patrons who are not members but have purchased a Guest Pass are also welcome to participate in Group Fitness Classes, on the condition that they have signed all necessary waiver and releases.
  • At the end of the class, the Group Fitness Instructor should return the Group Fitness Sign-In Sheet. Welcome Desk Staff member on duty should then place the sheet into the Group Fitness Sign-In folder, located to the right of the computer at the Desk.
  • Spin Class participants must register for classes in advance. Space is limited to 10 participants, and each participant must register themselves individually.