LLRC offers many group fitness classes | News

SHELDON—For the last few weeks, many of the participants in Live Healthy Northwest Iowa 2023 have been hitting the gym, and while that is common, it’s not the only workout offered at the Northwest Iowa Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center in Sheldon.

There are a number of group fitness classes offered at the LLRC throughout the week such as aerobics, strength and balance, cycling or barre, to name a few. All of the group fitness classes may be found on the LLRC’s website at nwicc.edu/llrc/llrc-classes.

“We have a pretty robust offering of classes,” said Greta Giese, the director of Live Healthy Northwest Iowa and the LLRC. “There’s something for everyone, and there’s early morning, midmorning and after-work options. No matter what your schedule is, there’s a time for you. No matter your level of workout or type of workout preference, you can find a workout that can be a good exercise routine for you.

“Nobody should be afraid to jump into one of our classes. All of our instructors are great at modifying for newcomers or adding things for those who are more experienced.”

The website also is where you may preregister for classes, which allows you to get additional information and alerts if the workout has to be canceled.

Here is a list of the group fitness classes offered by the LLRC


  • Barre (5:30-6:30 p.m.): A low-impact workout that focuses on muscular endurance with high repetitions and small movements using a ballet bar to do all of those movements. It is taught by Carrie De Groot.
  • Water Aerobics (8-9 a.m.): Held at the indoor pool at the Holiday Inn Express. You get in a great workout while exercising against the resistance of the water. “Doing jumping jacks is more effective in the water than in the gym
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