• What classes do you offer?
• Where do I purchase my pass?
• How do I login to purchase my pass? Do I need a user profile?
• Once I purchased my pass online, where do I go to pick it up?
• Where is the Fitness and Wellness Center?
• What classes require registration?
• Why do I need to register for a class?
• How do I reserve a SPIN bike?
• Can I register for a Spin class for the whole semester?
• What if I bought my pass online, but the scanner denies my pass? Will I be turned away?
• I am affiliated with GVSU (student/ faculty/ staff) and I do not know my login and password. What do I do?
• What if I buy the wrong type of pass?
• If I am a community member where can I park and do I need a parking pass?
• Where is Public Safety?
• Where are the Mind and Body Classes located?
• Do I have to buy my pass by the day classes start?
• Will I have to buy a new pass for every semester?
• Can I attend a class before I purchase my pass to see if I enjoy it?
Q: What classes do you offer?
A: The classes we offer depend on our instructors and the types of classes they are trained to teach. The class times and formats vary based on space and instructor availability. If a class is on the schedule at a certain day or time, it doesn't necessarily mean that it will be offered that same day and time the next semester. Most of our instructors are students and their schedules vary. If you go to our website at www.gvsu.edu/rec and click Group Exercise, the link to the class schedules and descriptions can be found there approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester.
Q: Where do I purchase my pass?
A: Passes are purchased online by going to the Campus Recreation homepage located at www.gvsu.edu/rec, then click Group Exercise link to purchase your pass should be on the page. Go through the steps to purchase your pass online. Your purchase will be tied to your id card. You then just show your student or staff ID card to get into classes.
Q: How do I login to purchase my pass? Do I need a user profile?
A: You will need your student or staff login and password. You will then create a profile.
Q: Once I purchased my pass online, where do I go to pick it up?
A: If you are a student, faculty or staff, your GVSU ID is your pass.
Q: Where is the Fitness and Wellness Center?
A: The Fitness and Wellness Center is located downstairs in the Recreation Center by the basketball courts and the daily lockers.
Q: What classes require registration?
A: All of our classes are drop-in, except for SPINNING and Functional Fitness classes. All SPIN and Functional Fitness classes require you to reserve your spot; Reservations open 24 hours before the class starts. All bikes and TRX trainers (used in Functional Fitness classes) are reserved through our online reservation system. A link is found on the Group Exercise page.
Q: Why do I need to register for a class?
A: There are a limited number of bikes for SPINNING and TRX trainers for Functional Fitness classes in the various fitness spaces; Reserving your spot holds a place for you. We ask that you go in and drop your reservation if you do not plan to attend so that someone else is able to take that spot.
Q: How do I reserve a SPIN bike for SPINNING or TRX trainer for a Functional Fitness class?
A: You must visit www.gvsu.edu/rec and select the “reserve your SPIN bike/TRX trainer” link. At that point you will be asked for your login so we know whose name to register the bike/TRX trainer under. Choose which class you want to reserve a spot. If your class is not appearing it may be too early to register.
Q: Can I register for a class for the whole semester?
A: Registration opens up no more than 24 hours before the class is scheduled. You have to reserve your bike/trainer each time you wish to attend a class. All other classes are first-come, first-served and open to pass holders.
Q: What if I bought my pass online, but the scanner denies my pass? Will I be turned away?
A: If you bought your pass online the scanner should recognize it. If not, it may be a technical error or you may have purchased the wrong pass. You will be allowed to partake in any of the exercise classes if this does occur, but staff will take down your information to ensure that your pass will not be denied again.
Q: I am affiliated with GVSU (student/ faculty/ staff) and I do not know my login and password. What do I do?
A: If you are a student, faculty or a staff at GVSU, your login and password is the same as your login and password that you use to access any computers on campus. If you need assistance, contact the Fitness & Wellness Center.
Q: What if I buy the wrong type of pass?
A: No worries. If you buy the wrong pass, just contact the Fitness & Wellness Center. They will take your information and your pass will be adjusted electronically. Fee adjustments will be made where necessary.
Q: Where are the classes located?
A: Our classes are offered in a few different locations:
The Group X classes are offered in the Dance Studio in the Fieldhouse.
The Mind/Body classes are offered on the lower level of the Kelly Family Sports Building.
The SPIN classes are offered in the SPIN studio on the lower level of the Recreation Center.
The Functional Fitness classes are offered on the track level of the Kelley Family Sports Center.
Q: Do I have to buy my pass by the day classes start?
A: You can purchase your pass anytime throughout the semester.
Q: Will I have to buy a new pass for every semester?
A: Yes. All passes are good for one semester and a new one will need to be purchased at the start of each semester.
Q: Can I attend a class before I purchase my pass to see if I enjoy it?
A: No, we do not offer try it before you buy it options. You may sit and observe, however, you cannot physically participate.