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Make Group Exercise a Part of Your Routine!

Nova Southeastern University is pleased to offer a variety of in-person group fitness classes right here at the Recreational Complex (RecPlex). Our group fitness instructors bring the latest classes and fitness offerings to the NSU community, and there are plenty of options to please all fitness levels and interests.

View the Group Exercise Schedule

Benefits of Group Exercise

  • Stress Relief & Well-being: Group exercise classes provide a fun and engaging outlet to reduce stress and contribute to overall well-being.
  • Heart Health Boost: Get your cardio pumping! Our classes maximize cardio efficiency, lowering your risk of heart disease.
  • Weight Management & Strength: Manage weight effectively and build muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility through our group exercise programs.
  • Build a Fitness Routine: Group classes help you establish a consistent exercise routine, fostering a commitment to fitness and health.
  • Supportive Community: Feel the power of belonging! Join a supportive community dedicated to health and well-being.

Group Exercise Policies and Procedures

  • All in-person classes require advanced registration.
  • Please be on-time to class for appropriate warm-up, and to avoid distractions. You will be asked to leave if you are late.
  • Participation Policy: Three participants are required to conduct a class.
  • Schedule is subject to change monthly based on class participation.
  • Dress code requires that workout attire must fully cover the midsection.
  • Proper athletic shoes are required for all group exercises excluding mind, body, and aqua.
  • No cell phones or other devices allowed during classes.
  • University holidays: All group exercise classes canceled on observed university holidays.  


Maria Pontillo 

Group Fitness Director / Doctor of Physical Therapy

Tierra Briscoe 

Kelly Anne Concannon 

Yoga Instructor / NSU Professor


Mike Davis 

Spinning and HIIT Instructor 

Marilyn Gordon 

Yoga Instructor 

Registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200, RYT 500 yoga teacher. She has additional training as an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist and an Ayurveda Lifestyle counselor.

Svilen Guenov 

HIIT Instructor / NSU Alumni


Laura Lavery 

Zumba Instructor / ZIN member since February 2010

Danielle Layne 

Yoga Instructor  


Sanjana Likki 

Body Sculpt and Cardio Dance Instructor

ACE Certified 

NSU undergraduate student majoring in Biology with minors in Exercise Science and Honors Transdisciplinary Studies. 


Simone Morgan 

Zumba Instructor / NSU Audiology student

Certified Dance2Fit instructor 

Lourdes Perez 

Spinning and Body Sculpt Instructor


Erika Rayter 

Spinning Instructor / NSU Alumni

Mad Dog Spinning Certified


Emily Schacher 

Yoga Instructor 

Full-time middle school English teacher and lead small groups teaching adolescents mind-body skills

Scarlet Wood  

Zumba Instructor / Ph.D. student in NSU Clinical Psychology program

Did you have a great class workout? We invite your feedback on every experience with us! Whether you are new or one of our "regulars," we want to know about your experiences with our staff, equipment, music, and special programs. All comments and suggestions are welcome!

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