One of the large classrooms reserved for group fitness classes including dance.

Our staff of group fitness instructors is excited to help you get in shape and meet your fitness goals. Please stop by the front desk in the Hadlock Student Center to see a complete list of classes that are being offered this semester. Class sign-ups can be completed through IM Leagues or at the welcome center.

Please note that classes fill up quickly and we have limited space.

Class Policies

  • All group fitness class participants must sign up in advance.
  • For the comfort of our patrons and to create a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment, shirts and shoes are required throughout the facility. Shirts must cover, at a minimum, your sides/torso and midriff. Sports bras must be covered by a shirt of some type.
  • Rubber-soled, non-marking athletic, jogging or running shoes must be worn in ALL group fitness classes. Your instructor will announce when bare feet are appropriate.
  • Please notify the HSC staff at least one hour before your class begins if you are unable to attend. No-shows or frequent late cancellations will result in being dropped from the class.
  • Please make your instructor aware of any injury, physical limitations, or need for modifications before the class begins.
  • Cell phone use is not permitted during classes. Please silence your cell phone and refrain from answering calls or texting during class time.
  • Current George Fox undergraduate students will have priority on class spots
  • All class participants are encouraged to bring a towel and a water bottle to class.
  • Each class lasts 30 to 50 minutes. Access to classes is closed five minutes after class begins.
  • Participants may not save bikes, equipment or spots for others.
  • All personal items should be kept in provided cubbies or lockers.
  • Equipment provided for class (resistance bands, weights, jump ropes, etc.) may not be taken out of the room. Please return all equipment to its proper location at the end of class.

Fitness Instructors


Drake Dawson

Drake teaches Saturday morning spin and is an avid Cyclist. He has one bike for every day of the week, and has ridden over 20,000 miles on his road bike! Drake entered the sport of cycling after a series of knee injuries left him in a wheelchair, and he has long used spinning as a form of therapy. Drake's favorite part about teaching spin is introducing new people to the sport, and getting to see how bikes can positively impact the body and the mind. Join him on Saturday mornings, and get ready to ride!


Hannah Busch

Hannah Busch is an instructor for Thursday morning spin. She loves running for her cardio workouts and enjoys cycling because of the fact it's easier on your joints than running. She is a pre-physical therapy student with an interest in group fitness and personal training. Hannah makes her classes entertaining and enthusiastic with fun music (since it is pretty early!) She's excited to help her peers reach their fitness goals and create a fun workout for them.


Sydney Reynolds

Sydney Reynolds is an instructor for indoor cycling and dance and serves as the HSC's group fitness coordinator. She has been dancing since she was 6 years old and has taught ballet for five years. In addition to dancing, Sydney enjoys working out in the fitness center and road biking; she recently completed a Spartan Sprint race and a sprint-distance triathlon last summer. A senior exercise science major with the intention of becoming a physical therapist, she is passionate about making exercise accessible to everyone at all fitness levels.


Kalli Swanson

Kalli Swanson teaches agility course training and interval training on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She has always been an athlete, from basketball to cross country to dance, but when injuries prevented her from doing the sports she loves, she took up weightlifting and agility course training.
Kalli has participated in numerous 5Ks, a Spartan Race, and a Tough Mudder. She is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer. She values being both physically and mentally healthy – mind, body, and soul. Exercise is her way of meditation, and she is dedicated to healthy eating and loves to cook (and baking cookies, too – everything in moderation).
She hopes to help students gain confidence, inside and outside of the gym, to improve their physical and mental health. Kalli is super excited to assist people with their fitness goals and introducing them to the many ways that working out can be fun! She may be small in stature, but she can show anyone how to be strong and mighty.