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Group Exercise

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Group Exercise

Get in a great workout  while reducing stress and hanging with friends! Group Exercise classes are designed to increase your cardiovascular health, muscular strength/endurance and improve flexibility! We offer a wide array of classes so you'll never get bored! Join our energetic staff as you achieve a higher level of health and personal wellness!

Fit Defense

Tired of jumping jacks and pushups? Try out Fit Defense! Fit Defense will provide a combination of high intensity based movements integrated with proven fight technique.


Ready to get serious about your health and fitness goals? Check out Fit4Life!
Also check out the Fit4Life poster for more details on what is offered through this program!

Reservation Policy:
Indoor Cycling and Rip't circuit classes now have a reservation system in place! Reservations can ONLY be made the day of the class starting at 6am. You must speak to a live customer service representative, voicemails will not be accepted as a reservation. If you cannot keep your reservation, you must call and cancel two hours before class begins. To make a reservation call Crest Fitness Center at 715-836-2212.


Services Offered

  • TurboKick ® : The hottest kickboxing class around! TurboKick® is an addictive workout that combines athletic moves, kickboxing, and hip-hop flavor in a party atmosphere. Turbo Kick® is an interval based class that allows participants of any fitness level to participate. Each new workout is more exciting, powerful and effective than the last!
  • Hydrorobics : This is a full body, low impact; 50 minute workout. You don't need to be a great swimmer for this class! Water belts/bells are used to increase resistance in the water and add variety to all moves. Come to stretch and tone all areas of the body and leave feeling energized.
  • Strength and Tone : This class will use weights, tubes/bands and balls to tone all muscle groups. By adding movement to many of the exercises, benefits from aerobic activity will also be achieved. Come enjoy your total body workout and leave "feeling good" all over. All exercises are adaptable for all fitness levels.
  • Yoga : If you're looking to improve your strength, flexibility, and balance while reducing your stress level and have fun at the same time then our yoga class is perfect for you! Come join us for a beginner to intermediate level yoga class that will not only give you a workout, but also leave you with a feeling of relaxation and accomplishment. What better way to end OR start your day? We hope to see you there!
  • Yoga Select: This class incorporates classic and challenging yoga poses to enhance flexibility, strength and relaxation. Syncing breathe with physical movement will stimulate energy flow, allowing deeper movement. Power poses and repetitions are combined to invigorate. Based on requests from participants, the session can be relaxing and restorative, or up-tempo for a solid workout.
  • ** Indoor Cycling: Get a great no impact, high intensity workout by participating in our indoor cycling classes! This 45 minute ride on specially designed stationary bikes will mimic outdoor riding. Class format will vary between interval rides, endurance rides, and strength rides. Most classes will be followed by a 5 minute ab workout. This class is for all fitness levels and is great for beginners!
  • Indoor Cycling and Rip't Circuit class Reservation Policy:Group Exercise now takes reservations for Indoor Cycling and Rip't Circuit classes. You can only reserve a class spot the DAY OF the class starting at 6am. You cannot leave a voicemail for a reservation, you must speak to a live desk worker. If you cannot attend class, please call to cancel your reservation or you  will be unable to use the reservation system. Walk ins are still welcome provided there is space. To make a reservation, call 715-836-2212
  • Zumba ® : Ditch the workout, Join the party!! This L atin dance inspired cardio party atmosphere consists of energizing and body sculpting movements meant to engage and captivate for a fun invigorating workout !
  • Butts and Guts: This 30 minute work-out focuses on the abdominals and lower body. This strengthening workout is taught so any fitness level can participate! Quality of the work-out will be the main focus, so control and technique are key components of this class!
  • PiYo ® is a unique combination of Pilates, Yoga, strength conditioning, flexibility and dynamic balance. Learn movements that elongate muscles, strengthen the core, release tension, deepen breath and improve posture. It's like boot-camp without the shoes!
  • HIIT(High Intensity Interval Training) - A high energy plyometric class that will challenge ANY level of participant. No equipment needed for this class! You will push yourself using high intensity moves and you own body weight. Modifications will be offered for people needing low impact.
  • On the Ball: This class will give you a full body workout using the physio ball. We will isolate muscle groups to improve strength and tone. This class will test your balance and your core strength with each exercise.  So, if you want to improve balance, get a tight core, and work on strengthening other muscle groups come give On the Ball a try.
  • Kettlekick:Get ready for some strength based fitness, combining elements of Kettlebell with cardio kickboxing. Work every muscle in your body doing this high intensity and fast paced workout. Kettlebell has been around for years but has recently started to resurface as a phenomenal way to gain muscle while working on cardio at the same time. Combine this with the dynamic movement based Cardio Kickboxing and you have yourself a great way to increase Aerobic capacity and tone your body. Limited amount of kettlebells available. First come first served.
  • Boot Camp: Boot Camp is designed not only to build up cardiac endurance but work on muscle building/strengthening.  This will be done by performing explosive moves, high endurance repetitions, the use of body weight and or weighted resistance and your will to push yourself.
  • Insanity: That's right, The Insanity is back and better than ever.  New, better (harder) workouts in an atmosphere that makes you want to push yourself harder than ever before.  Designed from the never-did-a-burpee-before group ex beginner, to the elite fitness fanatic, this class is for everyone and you get out of it what you put into it.  Bring water, and a kick-butt attitude. Let's get to sweat.
  • P90X: One of the most intense home programs ever designed now bringing the 'X' to UW-Eau Claire Group Exercise.  Can you say muscle confusion? P90X is built around that principle and each workout will leave your muscles wondering what in the world you just did to them.
  • Rip't Circuit: Looking for something different? Rip't circuit takes place in the Crest Fitness Center located on the 2 nd floor of Crest Wellness Center. Our instructors will use the cross-fit rigging unit and provide full body strength and cardio based workouts. Class will use a circuit format and will cater to any fitness level! *Class size is limited at 8 so call ahead of time to make a reservation: 715-836-2212*

    *Reservations can be made the day of class only. Voicemail messages will not be taken for reservation, if your call is not answered, please try again later. If you need to cancel your reservation, please call before class begins so we can open your spot for another user. Walk-ins are welcome if there is room.