MU Student Recreation Center offers workouts at various paces

Friday, July 18, 2014 | 12:08 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — From group to individual workouts, the MU Student Recreation Center has what you need to fight off the "Mizzou 22."

The MU rec complex has three rooms filled with cardio and weight machines, as well as free weights for students who like to work out at their own pace.

For those who don't want to work out by themselves, the complex offers group classes to add friendly support to a workout.

TigerX is the center's group workout program, with classes including yoga, cycling and strength. Most last 50 minutes, making it easy to fit in your schedule.

The rec complex offers one free week of TigerX at the beginning of each semester where students can attend any number of classes they want, said Pangku Moua, fitness coordinator. The fall semester's free week will be Aug. 25-31.

After that, students can either buy a semester pass for $53, which allows them to attend any class at any time, or a one-class pass for $9, which, Moua said, is a good idea for students who aren't sure if they will continue for an entire semester.

The complex also offers dance classes and boot camps through its Leisure University program. The dance classes are both for students with experience and those who want to learn during college, Moua said.

"LeisureU is our hidden gem," she said. Many students don't know about the program, and space is limited. A minimum number of students must sign up for a class for it to be held.

Boot camps are scheduled to help students get ready for spring or summer break or work on a New Year's resolution, according to the website.

Boot camps can be either private or group session classes held twice a week for five weeks.

If group workout classes aren't the right fit, students can also sign up for personal training sessions. Packages ranging from three sessions to 20 sessions can be purchased through ZouLife on the lower level of the complex, training manager Derik Kincaid said. Every package comes with an assessment session.

"Personal training is a lot more individually focused (than TigerX classes)," he said.

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