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Group X open door policy welcomes all students

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New Year’s resolutions are drying up quicker than this California winter, and many students at California State University, Stanislaus may be falling off the fitness wagon.
But what if exercising meant that you had a support system and professional instruction? What if it was fun enough that you barely noticed you were working out?
The Student Recreation Complex (SRC) on the east side of campus offers nearly 20 group exercise classes (Group X) a week, with classes at various times.
“You’re getting instruction,” Dan Houlden, Student Recreation Complex Director, said.
“It’s not personal training, but you’re getting that instructor that is going to help you through the moves, keep you on pace whatever the class may be and just doing the proper form.”
Group X has an open door policy, welcoming anyone to drop in to observe or participate.
There is no commitment, meaning you do not have to attend regularly or worry about the level of expertise you have with gym equipment or exercise moves.
“One of the basic questions I ask [instructors] is ‘are you able to teach from the beginner level up to the expert level?’” Houlden said. “And of course, they have to answer ‘yes.’”
Among the classes offered are Pilates, Yoga, Zumba and a new hip-hop class that premiers this semester.
“Hip-hop dance is a new dance exercise, obviously,” Houlden said. “It kind of supplements our Zumba class which was usually fairly packed.”
For the more traditional style of group exercise, cycle classes and boot camps are also available and provide good exercise in an encouraging environment.
The majority of the classes go for 55 minutes; however, 10-minute workout sessions will also be made available for students that have the desire but not the time.
These classes allow anyone to work a fitness session into their routine, and even allow for anyone who wants to stay longer.
Overall, there are a plethora of options for anyone who wishes to shape up or maintain their current fitness.
So whether someone is just beginning to pursue an interest or is an expert seeking a group environment, Group X will make sure you have support, instruction and maybe a little soreness the following day.
To find out more about Group X classes, times and availability, go to campus resources at csustan.edu, or search for them on Facebook and Twitter.

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