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 - December

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. Check the class schedule on RecDesk for holiday class schedule updates.

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
5:45-6:30 AM
Pump Up!
Julia
Better, Faster, Stronger
Mike
Pump Up!
Julia
Better, Faster, Stronger
Mike
6:00-6:45 AM
Cycling
Kirk
Cycling
Kirk
8:30-9:15 AM
Barre
Melissa
Senior Fit
Sue
Sculpt
Mary Lou
Senior Fit
Sue
Barre
Melissa
10:00-10:50 AM
Deep Peace Yoga
Catherine
12:00-12:50 PM
Qigong
Catherine
4:15-4:45 PM
HIIT
Casey
HIIT
Casey
HIIT
Casey
5:30-6:15 PM
Bootcamp
Mary Lou
Cardio Sculpt
Mary Lou
5:45-6:30 PM
Zumba
Mike
Zumba
Mike
6:45-7:35 PM
Vinyasa Yoga
Kelli

Class Descriptions

Meet Our Instructors

Melissa Carnes

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.

Julia Karkow

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!

Better, Faster, Stronger & Zumba

Mike Bray

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.

Casey Allen

HIIT

Hi there, my name is Casey Allen. I am a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer. I am a recent graduate of Cornell College with a BA in Kinesiology Exercise Science and a BA in Business Management. I have dedicated 16 years to the sport of wrestling, earning 5th at Nationals in my collegiate career and plan to take advantage of another year of eligibility from COVID to compete in the 22′-23′ season. I currently live in Mount Vernon and spend my free time playing disc golf, training hard for the upcoming wrestling season, and assisting my brother build our wellness company Pinnacle Supplementation. I have a strong passion for helping others achieve both their health and performance goals. I also truly believe in committing time to invest in one’s self to enhance their overall well-being that will pay their bodies dividends in the years to come.

Catherine Quehl-Engel

Qigong: Mindful Energy Medicine Movement for Vitality & Inner Peace
Deep Peace Yoga

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.

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