Group Exercise

Girls punching during a group fitness classHave 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 2015 Group X Schedule

Spring 2015 Group X Class Descriptions

Still not sure about Group Exercise?  Check out some testimonials and see what a group exercise class looks like here!

Girls Kicking during a group fitness class

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

 Meet the Group X Instructors!

Erin Adams

Kayla Bechtel

Cory Blackstock

Jessica Brown

Alexa Cortaletti

Kara Dagley

Nolan Dilts

Ashley Franks

Marissa Klein

Maggie Laginya

LeeAnn Larson

Myranda McAfee

Valerie Mignogna

Megan Partacz

Alex Polasky

Melanie Poorman

Summer Hours

Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sat.: 1 p.m.-9 p.m.

Sun.: 1 p.m.-9 p.m.

Mon.-Thurs: 10 a.m.-1 p.m./4-7 p.m.

Fri.: 11 a.m.-2 p.m./6-9 p.m.

Sat.: 2-7 p.m.

Sun.: 2-7 p.m.


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