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Group Ex FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Group Exercise at Michigan State

How do I sign up for a class?

There is no signing up in advance for a particular class. Our classes are ongoing which gives you the greatest flexibility for your ever changing student schedule! One week you might attend a yoga class on Monday and the nest week a different night. It’s up to you!

What is included in the pass?

A Group Exercise pass is just for Group Exercise and does not include the Fitness Center (free weights, treadmills, elliptical trainers, etc.). Typical Group Exercise Classes include yoga, Pilates, Cardio Kickboxing, Zumba, cycling, and more. The menu of options varies because group exercise is an ever changing and dynamic way to move! The RecSports website www.recsports.msu.edu has a l;ist of many types we offer even though not every format is offered every semester.

Where are Group Exercise Classes held?

IM East – Rm 100 – Multipurpose Room, and Racquetball Court 4 Cycling Studio.

IM West – Rm 151 – Cycling Studio

IM Circle – Rm 218 – Group Exercise Studio

When are schedules for the upcoming semester going to get posted?

Even though it seems schedules are posted ‘at the last minute’ it will have the greatest amount of accuracy. Also remember that most of our instructors are students who are balancing their schedules with Group exercise just like you!

Fall Semester: The Group Exercise schedule starts the day after Labor Day for classes in our three IM Buildings. The schedule will be posted no later than the previous Friday at noon.

Spring Semester: The Group Exercise schedule starts the first day of the semester in our three IM Buildings. The schedule will be posted no later than the previous Friday at noon.

Summer Semester: The Group Exercise schedule starts the first day of the semester in our three IM Buildings. The schedule will be posted no later than the previous Friday at noon. Please note: There is a reduction in the number of classes for the second half of summer after July 4th.

Even though it seems ‘at the last minute’ it will have the greatest amount of accuracy.

How do I buy a pass?

A semester pass is for unlimited usage - take as many classes as you like at any location: IM East, IM West, IM Circle. If you do the math, it will be a better value to buy a semester pass if you plan on taking two or more classes per week for the semester. Just make sure you spend your hard earned dollar the best way for your budget.

  • If purchasing in person, please bring your MSU ID which will be used for access to the building and purchasing the pass.
  • You can use check, cash, Spartan Cash, or Visa / MasterCard.
  • You can charge your membership pass to your student account.
  • You can buy your pass online at www.recsports.msu.edu and click on ‘Purchase Membership’.
  • You can use the drop-in fee of $3.00 to pay-as-you-go. This type of daily pass is NOT available online and must be paid in person the day of the class.

Can I buy a membership for both the Fitness Center and Group Exercise?

Yes! You'll receive a discount if you buy both the Fitness Center AND Group Exercise as a package.