Parents and Families


Sure, it is easy to plan fitness routines when “going to the gym” is something your student can do after class. But with facilities closed for the COVID shutdown, that option hasn’t been available. However, there are lots of options for students to social distance and stay safe and healthy while still exercising. For example, did you know Rec Sports now has virtual Group X fitness options? 

Group X virtual workouts
Rec Sports Group‑X instructors and personal trainers created virtual workouts for your student to do at home. Group‑X virtual workouts follow U-M’s fitness and wellness philosophy, which is to provide students with a safe and fun workout while promoting a holistic approach to well-being.

It’s the same great Group-X class just in a new format!  Group-X classes are available free via Zoom for the summer term. Classes are open to U-M students, Recreational Sports members and other members of the University community. 

Each week features more than 25 different classes including Zumba, PiYo, Tabata, Yoga and more. Similar to in-person offerings, the classes are interspersed throughout the day to fit into participants’ schedules.

“We know how important staying active is to our students. We’ve been working hard since the winter semester abruptly changed to find the best way to bring Group-X classes to students and members,” says Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness, Ellen Dixon.

Thanks to the features on the Zoom platform, engagement and feedback between instructors and participants continue. Maintaining a sense of community and support remains one of the top priorities for Recreational Sports.

The Group-X schedule can be found on the Recreational Sports website along with information on how to join the Zoom class. More classes are available on the Recreational Sports YouTube channel.