Adult Programs

Afrobeat Fitness

Afrobeat Fitness

Want to try something different? This class will leave you feeling successful regardless of your fitness level. Afrobeat Fitness is an energetic dance class associated with West African musical styles (Afrobeat) to create an exciting routine and a great cardio workout.

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Interested in learning a martial arts technique that can improve physical and mental well-being? Aikido is a modern Japanese martial training that emphasizes body movement and momentum rather than punches and kicks. The course teaches blocking, rolling, locking, and throwing movements that help students learn to control the force of an opponent. It’s a great way to get fit, strengthen and tone, and learn non-violent strategies for self defense.

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If you’re looking for an effective and comfortable way to strengthen and tone, look no further than aqua-fit. It’s a low-impact aerobics class performed in the water, so it’s easy on joints and appropriate for all fitness levels. The class utilizes easy-to-learn moves set to music, like jumping jacks, toe-touches, and simple dance/aerobic steps. You’ll strengthen your muscles, get a great cardio workout, and have fun.

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Currently featuring Belly Dance for Fitness. Learn to shake, shimmy and roll in Belly Dance for Fitness, an energetic cabaret-style belly dance class that's part brain-teaser, part isolation workout.

Belly Dance for Fitness

H2O Cardio Blast

What you put into a class is what you will get out of it, so make the water work for you! Come find your depth. Whether you prefer the deep or the shallow end, you won't be in over your head. Use the water for a workout that is low on impact but high in resistance, that will get your heart pumping and leave you feeling energized.

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Long and Lean Physique

A dynamic workout designed to shape and tone the body is just a few steps away. Currently featuring two unique programs to get you moving: PiYo and Meet at the Barre. PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. Break out of your old workout routine and try something classic with Meet at the Barre. Get a ballerina's focus and grace using strength-building barre routines set to lively music.

PiYo Barre


Meditation has health benefits for everyone regardless of age, physical ability or health issues. It is not religious, anyone can do it, and everyone can learn from it and gain benefit. It is mental training for the mind that increases focus and attention, resiliency to stress, strengthens the immune system and has great benefits for those with or without health issues (i.e. depression, anxiety, hypertension, diabetes, chronic pain, etc.). People of all ages can benefit. Currently featuring Mindfulness Practices in Daily Life.

Mindfulness Practices

Personal Training

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain muscle, or simply increase strength, personal training is a great option. Working with a trainer is one of the fastest and most successful ways to improve your fitness. The individualized attention you’ll receive from our professional fitness specialist will help you to custom design a program that works for you. Programs for athletes, children, elderly people, and pregnant women are available.

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Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.

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Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)

Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques through Michigan Tech’s Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) program, a comprehensive course designed specifically for women ages twelve and up. It begins with a focus on awareness, prevention, and risk reduction/avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training.

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Rock Climbing

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program Director for a Faculty/Staff only lunch hour climbing class! Jared Johnson will be teaching the basics of indoor rock climbing including knots, commands and communication, harness use, belay techniques, and basic moves.

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Jump on your bike and spin—it’s that easy! Spin through warm-ups, sprints, climbs, cool-downs, and more, with plenty of encouragement and upbeat music. You control your bike’s resistance, so pedaling is as easy or difficult as you choose. If you love biking (or just doing high-energy, fun workouts), spinning is a great option. Currently offering Spin and Spin & Pump.

Spin & Pump Spin

Strength and Conditioning

Pump up your routine with one of our group personal training experience that’s fun, motivational, and an awesome workout. Interested in a high-powered workout using kettlebells, TRX suspension training, resistance bands, and body weight? Check out Metabolic Conditioning— guaranteed to push participants through a fast and effective class mix. Or get a great cardio workout learning Muay Thai training techniques including bag drills and pad work with Muay Thai Kickboxing. The perfect blend of strength and cardio, TRX Express will help you improve your cardio and build muscular endurance in just 30 minutes, combining TRX and plyometric drills to keep your heart pumping and calories burning.


Never quite learned how to swim? Have a fear of water? Private and semi-private lessons are available for participants of all ages. Gain basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes. Learn the skills and concepts needed to stay safe in and around water and how to help yourself or others in an aquatic emergency. Interested in training to be a lifeguard or water safety instructor? Michigan Tech Community Programs offers Red Cross certification classes in both Lifeguard Training and Water Safety Instruction.


Break out your racquet and get into the swing of the game! Whether you’re new to tennis or a regular player looking to improve your game, there’s a program for you. Classes focus on strategy sessions and practice drills, and learning in a group is a fun and effective way to burn calories and learn a lifetime sport that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

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Stretch your way to relaxation and a healthier body and mind with yoga. We offer several classes, including All Levels/Morning Flow Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Intermediate, Restorative, and Tone & Strength Yoga. Through a variety of stretches, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques, you’ll gain flexibility, loosen joints, and train your mind and body to open and relax. Find your Zen place!


Dance, splash and step your way to a healthier lifestyle with Aqua Zumba, Zumba and Zumba Step. Latin/international music and dance moves combine to create a fun and energetic aerobic routine that offers a great cardiovascular workout and helps tone the body and increase endurance. Not a dancer? Don’t worry! There’s plenty of rhythm to guide your movements, and classes welcome dancers and non-dancers alike. The best part about Zumba is that it’s so much fun, you won’t even realize you’re working out. Aqua Zumba integrates the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines. Splash, stretch, twist and shout your way through a challenging water-based workout! Take lower body workouts and calorie burning to new heights with Zumba Step. Get a high intensity interval training workout driven by the science of Synced Music Motivation with STRONG by ZumbaTM.