Group Exercise

PictureHave 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.

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.

Spring 2014 Group X Schedule

Group X Class Descriptions Spring 2014


*All water classes held in Messerly Natatorium.
*Group X participants must be 16 years of age or older.

 Meet the Group X Instructors!

Alexa Polasky
Andrew Lioi
Jessica Jurcak
Jessica Perry
Kaelyn Mead
Kathryn Meyer
Kayla Bechtel
LeeAnn Larson
Matthew Lioi
Olivia Pabisinki
Zachery Ball
Kelly Mozena
Bailey Zehner 






Spring Hours

Rec Center: 
Mon.-Fri.: 6 a.m.- 10p.m. 
Sat.: noon- 10p.m.
Sun.: 1p.m.-10p.m.

Mon.-Thur.: 11a.m.-2 p.m./6p.m.-10p.m.
Fri.: 11 a.m.-2p.m. p.m./6p.m.-9 p.m.
Sat. noon-9 p.m.
Sun: 2pm.m-9 p.m.

Climbing Wall:
Mon. & Wed.: 3p.m.-8 p.m. 
Fri.-Sun.: 3p.m.-8 p.m.

Summer hours begin Thursday, May 8th!

Click here for a listing of special hours throughout the semester

Contact Us

Phone: 419-289-5440
Fax: 419-207-6170
Hotline: 419-207-6029