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            North Central Michigan College’s Student and Community Resource Center has a wide variety of fitness courses to offer the community. The Center has become one of the community’s most popular resources with more than 30,000 uses of the center’s courts and track each year. The track is a safe (and free) place to run or walk year-round.

            There are one-credit courses that include T’ai Chi Chu’an, personal wellness, beginning yoga and pilates. These classes meet twice a week for one hour. There are also two physical conditioning courses (PE 116 and PE 216) offering unlimited access to the fitness center.  These courses include an individual fitness evaluation and a prescribed program using various pieces of training equipment and activities. To apply, visit and click on Apply Now!

            New this fall are non-credit community interest classes for all skill levels. These classes include:

High Intensity Interval Training


September 4 – November 8

12:05 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

$60 for all 10 weeks.

Join personal trainer Nan Casey for this great cardio-aerobic training done in intervals to raise the heart rate and then cool down.  Exercises will be based on ability. This 45-minute workout helps you burn fat, improve strength and regain your balance.  No need to shower or even change clothes! Come once a week or all three days each week.


Parkinson’s Exercise Class

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. or

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

September 4 – November 8

$60 for all 10 weeks.  Select which day (Tuesday or Thursday)

Join personal trainer Nan Casey for strength, balance and voice amplification training for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.  This class will incorporate boxing. Wheelchair accessible.


Drum Aerobics

Fridays, 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

September 21-October 26

$60 for all six weeks

Join Lynn Turner, executive director of the Northern Michigan Drum Village for this moderate to intense rhythmic class can be modified for people of all ages and differing abilities. The stability ball acts as a power drum with the use of lightly weighted drumsticks as participants are guided to drum and move for a total body-toning and cardio workout.



Mondays and Wednesdays                                                        

September 5 – November 21

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.       $60/mo.     Payment due on the 3rd of each month

Gym Court #3-A - SCRC

Learn Isshin-Ryu Karate, a traditional Okinawan Martial Art. This class teaches basic hand-foot techniques, forms (Kata), empty-hand sparring and self-defense techniques.  The practice of martial arts will improve your physical conditioning, endurance, self-confidence, discipline and concentration at work or school.  Instructor: Sensei Tim Reeves, 5th Degree Black Belt, Board Certified Instructor Isshin-Ryu Karate & Self Defense, and 17-year karate teacher.


            All fitness classes meet in Room 550 in the Student and Community Resource Center. To register for these classes, call 231-439-6370 or stop by and visit the fitness center office on the Petoskey campus.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly® and Veteran Friendly School.

For more information:

Kathy Bardins

Communications and Events Specialist