Group Exercise Schedule

Health Promotion sponsors a variety of exercise opportunities specifically for Appalachian faculty, staff, and their spouses/or significant others. Completion of a health history form is required prior to participating in an exercise class. Send completed form to 12 Varsity Gym, fax to 262-7019, or bring to the first class you attend.

PLEASE NOTE! All classes are held in 12 Varsity Gym (old racquetball court area) unless otherwise noted. ALL CLASSES are on a first come, first served basis!!

Printable Schedule PDF  

  • Fall 2017 Schedule - Begins Monday, August 21, 2017.

  • Monday through Thursday: Open 7am to 7pm
  • Friday: Open 7am to 3pm

Cardio Kickboxing (New)

An hour long adventure into the world of martial arts. From a 20 minute warm up that loosens up major muscle groups, teaches proper form/technique/rhythmn of all kicks and punches from multiple disciplines of martial arts, to a 30 minute series of combos that will strengthen mind body functionality, endurance, and coordination to finishing with a 10 minute cool down with emphasis on increasing flexibility, mindfulness, and oxygen levels before heading back into the real world. All taught to multiple genres of music that range from 130 - 165 beats per minute. All difficulty level options are given throughout entire class from beginner to expert.

  • Tuesday, Thursday:  11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Complete Body Cardio (Not offered Fall 2017)

This 30 minute workout combines great music and old school aerobics moves but challenges further by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls for great results quickly.

Core Conditioning

Core Conditioning is a mat and stability ball exercise course that meets twice a week for thirty minutes each session. Back and abdominal muscles are engaged and developed in a systematic way over the course of a semester. This course is suitable for most ages and most levels of fitness.

  • Tuesday, Thursday: 12:30 to 1:00 pm 

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

HIIT class is a total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided.

  • Tuesday, Thursday:  1:00 to 2:00 pm

Kettle Bell

A beginner to intermediate level kettle bell class that is geared towards educating participants on kettle bell
training methods. An emphasis will be placed on proper movement mechanics and progressive learning
throughout the course. Kettle bells are great tools to activate not only core muscles, but major muscle groups
and stabilizers as well.

  • Monday, Wednesday:  11:00 to 11:45 am 

 Pilates  (Not offerd Fall 2017)

The Pilates mat class will help you learn to work through the whole body in order to increase flexibility and strengthen your muscles.


This hour class will be finished in a flash as you perform cycling intervals that challenge your cardiovascular strength, build your muscles, and burn lots of calories.

  • Monday, Wednesday: 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Sports Conditioning  (Not offered Fall 2017)

Sports condition is a class designed to simulate sports style training off the field.  This 45 minute class will not only get your muscles burning but also your mind thinking.  Drills have been designed to increase agility, speed, and muscular endurance by using a simple agility ladder and some additional weights

Strong Women

Strong Women is a 45-minute, total body, interval circuit training class. Strong Women utilizes various modalities (body weight, dumbbells, leg weights, body bars, exercise bands, etc.) to help the client achieve her strength gain goals, while improving the client's cardiovascular endurance with 60, 45 and 30 second intervals of aerobic activities (jogging in place, grapevine, jump rope, etc.) between each strength training activity.

  • Monday, Wednesday:  5:30 to 6:15 pm  
  • Tuesday, Thursday:  7:00 to 7:45 am

TRX Suspension Training Group Fitness  (Not offerd Fall 2017)

Build your core, increase muscular strength and endurance, and work on your flexibility and balance with the TRX® Suspension Trainer. TRX® training is effective for every fitness level as it focuses on using your body weight against gravity. Join us to have some fun on the suspension trainer and learn the 100’s of exercises you can do on just one piece of equipment!

*Limit 10 people per class*

Vinyasa Flow Yoga:  Levels I and II

A sixty-minute dynamic, sweat-producing class focused on building strength and flexibility through a series of intense, vigorous, yet graceful postures using a blend of alignment principles and vinyasa. The class moves fluidly and quickly, offering advanced options. We set up each posture in stages, beginning with the modification, and then add additional components for those who want more intensity. The class is appropriate for a range of practitioners who are already physically fit, and pose modifications will be offered for more or less of a challenge; however, the class may not be best suited for those brand new to yoga.

  •  Monday, Wednesday:  1:00 to 2:00 pm   

Zumba  (Not offered Fall 2017)

Perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on.

How it works
We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

Please bring water and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Wear fitness shoes.  However, because Zumba® involves dance, your shoes must be able to pivot.  Do not wear shoes with lots of traction.  Running shoes are NOT recommended.  You need a shoe that allows your foot to pivot on the ball of the foot without putting pressure on your knees or hips.
No previous Zumba® or dance experience is necessary.