Group Fitness

Reach your fitness goals by working out with our amazing team of group fitness instructors! Whether you are looking for high energy, sweat-soaked workouts or gentle stretch and toning, we have you covered. With all standard classes included in your membership you can try them all. Don’t have a membership? Join a class by paying a drop-in rate ($10 adult, $6 senior / military / youth) with no commitment. No registration necessary for most classes – just drop in on a first-come, first-served basis. Class will remain open until maximum capacity is met, or this class starts. New to class? Come 5 minutes early!

Group Fitness Schedule - September

NO CLASSES ON LABOR DAY. Classes are subject to change at anytime. Click on “Class Schedule” for the most current schedule. Classes indicated with * require preregistration to ensure your spot.

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
6:00-6:45 AM
Pump Up!
Julia
Cycling*
Devon
Better, Faster, Stronger
Mike
Cycling*
Devon
Better, Faster, Stronger
Mike
8:30-9:15 AM
Barre Burst
Melissa
9:00-9:45 AM
ParaYoga - All Levels
Mariah
10:05-10:50 AM
Senior Fit
Julia
12:00-12:50 PM
Qigong
Catherine
4:15-5:00 PM
Pump Up!
Julia
5:30-6:15 PM
Pound
Devon
Zumba
Marcia
Cardio Mix/Circuit
Devon & Melissa
Zumba
Marcia
6:30-7:15 PM
ParaYoga-Lvl II
Mariah

Class Descriptions

Meet Our Instructors

Melissa Carnes

Cardio Mix/Circuit, Barre

Melissa is a certified Cardio Kickboxing and Barre instructor. She started taking group kickboxing classes and training privately with kickboxers over 20 years ago in Southern California. For the last two years she has been teaching Cardio-Kick/Circuit locally in Mount Vernon where she resides with her husband and two kids. Loving how great she feels after each workout, physically and mentally, Melissa’s hope for everyone is that they too can experience that feeling. Encouraging people of all ages and body types, to feel successful throughout their fitness journey while improving their quality of life is her goal.

Devon Olberding

POUND, Cardio Mix/Circuit, Cycling

Devon has been teaching classes in Mount Vernon for over seven years, including cycling, hip hop, Zumba, KAY Kids Yoga, cardiokick/circuit, TRX, and the latest, POUND! She is certified in kickboxing, TRX, POUND, and kids yoga. She is also a certified health coach and founder of Salad Junkie, grab-and-go salads located at the Local in uptown Mount Vernon. She is passionate about mindful fitness and empowering and motivating others in this amazing community to live happier, healthier lives. She has lived in Mount Vernon for 10 years with her husband Nic and four kids.

Marcia Sisk

Zumba

Hello! I’m Marcia Sisk. I live in Marion and work as the Director of Health Promotions for Cornell College. I received my license to teach Zumba in May of 2012, and I absolutely love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Aerobic dance doesn’t feel like exercise, it feels like a party! I lose myself in the rhythmic movements and my stress of the day just melts away! I am currently licensed to teach Zumba, and Zumba in Circuit. Come join me, I guarantee you will have a blast!

Julia Karkow

Core & Cardio Burn/Pump Up!

My name is Julia, I am 33 and living in Mount Vernon with my young boys Ezra (4), Rhett (2) and my husband Doug. I love to stay active by biking and running long distances. I’m currently training for my second ultramarathon and can’t wait to ride RAGBRAI this summer for the 8th time! I am looking forward to teaching some fun fitness classes at the LBC and being part of the great community!

Catherine Quehl-Engel

Qigong: Mindful Energy Medicine Movement for Vitality & Inner Peace

Catherine Quehl-Engel’s doctorate in spiritualty centered on heart focused breath, energy, and compassion-based meditation for personal and inter-personal healing wholeness. She holds several teaching certifications in mindfulness, meditation, yoga (YRT-500), and energy medicine. These include TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) informed yin yoga and qigong, yogic sleep (Amrit authentic yoga nidra), and as a Spring Forest Qigong Practice Group Leader, singing bowls sound medicine practitioner (Atma Buti), and Reiki Master Teacher.  An Episcopal priest and retired chaplain of Cornell College, Catherine leads stress-reducing mind-body-spirit classes at Cornell, spirituality retreats throughout the region, and provides soul care/spiritual companioning through calmwithcatherine.com.

Mariah Andrews

Yoga

Mariah has been practicing yoga for 12 years and teaching for 4 years. She received her training and certification in ParaYoga from Fannie Hugerford in Iowa City. Mariah is a plant-powered home cook, spice queen, and passionate advocate of the sister science to yoga, Ayurveda. She is also the co-founder of The Plantiful Pantry, a plant-powered lifestyle program and service based here in Mount Vernon. Mariah lives here with her husband, Christian, two kids, and two fur babies.

Mike Bray

Better, Faster, Stronger

Mike Bray spent 5 years as a CrossFit athlete, training and competing in CrossFit Competitions in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest. In 2016 he became a certified trainer and coached CrossFit athletes in Marion, Iowa for 2 years. Mike loves living in the Mount Vernon community with his wife, 2 children, and 1 very loud beagle. When Mike isn’t at the LBC, work, or with his family, you can find him playing standup bass and singing with his band, “Flash In A Pan,” based in Iowa City.

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