Group Fitness Extravaganza
Emma St. Aubin - COMMENTARY
estau255@uwsp.edu
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If you have been running on a treadmill or confining yourself to an elliptical all winter like I have, your body is probably craving a new workout atmosphere.
 
Maybe you do not own a gym membership, or maybe you are just simply gym-shy.  In this case, your body is probably craving an afternoon filled with sweat and tush-lifting activities.
 
Either way, your body is in luck because the Allen Cardio Center will be offering a new, free and gym-less atmosphere on Feb. 24 at 2:00-4:00 p.m. during the Group Fitness Extravaganza. The Extravaganza will provide samples of the regular Group Fitness classes for any University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point student.
 
“It’s different than the usual Group Fitness classes because within a two-hour period, participants can try four different classes, which makes each class shorter than their normal one-hour time length,” said junior Tammy VanderLoop, one of the many Group Fitness instructors at the Allen Center.
 
During this time, eight 25-minute classes will be held in the Allen Center in Studio A and Studio B to encourage participants to expand their workout atmosphere.
On February 24, the Allen Center will be hosting a Group Fitness extravaganza
where participants can try four different fitness classes within a two-hour
period. Photo by Sara Rebers.
 
“We want to get more people involved in Group Fitness and experience classes they may not have tried otherwise,” VanderLoop said. 
 
Students who have not tried Group Fitness in the past get a chance to try many different formats in a short period of time while the regular members will enjoy the familiar upbeat instructors.
 
“I’m excited to try out some of the classes during times that work for me while seeing what they’re like before I go for an entire hour,” said Marissa Christensen, a front desk employee at the Allen Center.
 
Kiley Powers, another instructor at the Allen Center, will be teaching Calorie Blaster at the Extravaganza.
 
“Calorie Blaster is a full-body strengthening class with lots of cardio to really blast calories. Participants should be ready to sweat and rock out to great music,” Powers said.
 
In order to reserve a spot in each class, participants must sign up outside of Studio B before the extravaganza takes place. At that time, participants are allowed to sign up for one of the two classes offered per time session. If a participant signs up and attends three classes, they will receive a free T-shirt.
 
Class sizes range from just 20 to 35 participants, so hurry over to the Allen Center to reserve your spot!  
Group Fitness Extravaganza Schedule:
  • 2:00-2:45 p.m. Zumba or Bounce
  • 2:30-2:55 p.m. Kickboxing or dubSTEP360
  • 3:00-3:25 p.m. Cycling or Calorie Blaster
  • 3:30-3:55 p.m. Yoga or Abs