Have fun. Workout. Get fit!
The goal of Group X is to promote active living through physical fitness by offering a variety of fun, safe and appropriately challenging exercise classes for the Ashland University community. Group X also provides participants with the opportunity to meet new people, find motivation in working out with others and increase fitness levels with great workouts and enthusiastic instructors!
About the Program
Group X offers 25-30 land- and water-based exercise classes each semester with over 5,000 participants annually. Classes are free to all Ashland University Rec Center members and are located in our 30-person aerobics studio and other areas throughout the building. Certified group exercise instructors and other highly-trained staff serve as the instructors for the Group X classes. All Group X instructors have affiliations with Ashland University as students or staff. Incentive programs are held each semester so you can get rewarded for working out!
Group X classes are typically categorized in five different areas: cardiovascular, strength, mind/body, combination and instructional. Each class is placed into one of these five categories and color-coded accordingly on the Group X schedule.
Group X also offers a variety of one- to four-week specialty and instructional classes through the X Factor program. This program is designed to bring unique fitness related programs to Ashland University. X Factor programs take place in a variety of different locations such as the Aerobics Room, MAC court, Rec Center running track and even on the Quad! Previous X Factor programming included salsa dancing, the long ride, swing dancing, outdoor yoga, beach boot camp, Detroit ballroom dancing and self-defense.
The benefits of participating in Group X classes are endless! Regardless of your fitness level, gender, interest, or background, the Group X program has a class for everyone.
*All water classes held in Messerly Natatorium.
*Group X participants must be 16 years of age or older.
Meet the Group X Instructors!