Wondering where to get started once you become a member at the DAHLC? Try a basics class! We have lots of different offerings based on your area of focus. You will work with a Health & Wellness Coach as they will introduce you to the proper form and technique of the exercise. Below are the types of basics classes we offer. Simply sign up for a date and time that works for you by stopping by the front desk, calling 507-266-4688 or registering online using the Member Portal. These 60-minute classes are free (included in your membership fee) and will be hands-on so please wear workout attire.

Times you can schedule a Basics class:

  • Mondays: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Tuesdays:1-2pm
  • Wednesdays: 7:30-8:30am or 2:30-3:30pm 
  • Thursdays: 10:15-11:15am
  • Sundays: 10:15-11:15am 

Click the name of each offering to see the movements you would be covering in the class.

  • Stretching Basics: Learn to incorporate static stretching from head to toe.
  • Cardio Basics: Learn the foundations of cardiovascular activity with multiple pieces of cardio equipment to find what feels best for your body.
  • Linear Basics: Learn basic strength guidelines using linear equipment. Beginner/intermediate.
  • Cable Basics: Learn how to use the cable column to increase your strength and endurance with just one piece of equipment. Beginner.
  • Core Basics: Learn the basics of building a strong core. Beginner/Intermediate.
  • Body Weight Basics: Learn how to challenge yourself using just your body. Beginner/Intermediate.
  • Freemotion Basics: Learn basic strength guidelines using cable equipment. Intermediate.
  • Free Weight Basics: Learn how to utilize the free weight area. Intermediate/Advanced.
  • Roll Out to Recovery: Learn the fundamentals of self-massage using foam rollers, massage sticks and balls.
  • Suspension: Learn how to utilize the suspension equipment with proper form and technique.
  • *Women's Studio Basics: You will learn basic strength and cardiovascular guidelines and experience a full body exercise program. (Only offered certain times)
  • *Kettlebell Basics: Learn basic kettlebell exercises with emphasis on form and safety. (Only offered certain times)

Register online using the Member Portal, stop by the front desk or call 507-266-4688.


Want to work more with a trainer? Try one of these options:

Group Training

Training Studio Classes

Exercise Prescription

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