EMU’s REC/IM now offering free personal training and group fitness classes

EMU's REC/IM now offers free personal training and group fitness classes

Eastern Michigan University has renovated the REC/IM over the past few years and many students are rushing to train in the fresh space with all the new equipment.

While many previously offered fitness classes have been discontinued due to the pandemic, the newly renovated building is now introducing a virtual wellness app, personal training and new group fitness programs.


With a Rec/IM membership, students can now access a virtual wellness app called “Wellbeats” for free, courtesy of the Division of Student Affairs.

Wellbeats offers a holistic approach to healthy living, with hundreds of 24/7 fitness classes with dozens of diverse instructors and at-home tips for maintaining wellness.

Students can find instructions on how to access Wellbeats on the REC/IM website’s Health & Fitness tab.


In addition, the Rec/IM offers virtual and in-person training sessions to help students get moving.

To request a consultation with an NCCA-certified personal trainer, students can visit the recreation center’s personal training page and fill out a fitness assessment form. The form allows students to select trainer preferences and answer questions about their fitness goals to find the perfect match for them.


Starting this semester, the NEK/IM offers a variety of group fitness programs in which students can participate. The programs are presented several times during the week from Monday to Thursday. Students must register in advance to reserve a place in one of the classes.

On Mondays and Wednesdays indoor cycling will be offered from 16:00-16:45 and kickboxing from 17:00-18:00

Butts and guts, a class for strengthening glutes and core muscles, is held only once a week on Wednesdays from 18:30-19:15

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, yoga is offered from 11:15 to 12:00, TRX bootcamp from 16:00 to 16:45, Wellbeats Barre from 17:00 to 17:30 and resistance training from 18:30 to 19:15.

Students can learn more about the benefits of each class through the detailed guide to class descriptions on the NEK/IM website.