New to the Student Recreation Center? You may be confused about where to start, which cardio machines to try, or how the 'muscle' machines work. No worries – we can help! The Fitness Program provides you opportunities to get in shape, improve your health and well-being.
For more information about FITNESS and the services offered, contact:
Lisa Martin, Fitness Coordinator
Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What do we have? Lots of fun stuff and lots of 'toys' for PLAY and FITNESS….
Treadmills & Ellipticals, Stationary Bikes, Precor & Nautilus equipment, free weights (light & heavy stuff – don't drop it!), Steps & BOSU balls, Body Bars, stability balls, jump ropes, resistance bands, medicine balls, ladders….. and more!
You can play around on the gym floors, run around in circles on the indoor track, splash around in the pool, or 'move' your body in a group fitness class!
Tours of Facilities
Stop by the front desk and any staff member can give you a tour of the facilities. Be sure to check out the fitness/dance studio, cardio and muscle equipment, locker rooms, the Wellness Suite and massage studio. Allow about 30 minutes.
- Be sure to ask about how to access the building, how to get a locker, and Rec Center policies.
- Pick up a group fitness schedule and information about special events and intramurals!
Equipment Demonstrations & Instructions
Not sure how to use the equipment or if what you are doing is the right thing to do? Don't be embarrassed – everyone starts somewhere, right??? It's better to ask questions than go flying off a treadmill or getting trapped under a weight bar. Demonstration and instruction on all equipment is available by contacting a staff member.
Fitness Orientation presents an opportunity to gain a better understanding of "WHAT" and "HOW" to make workouts the most beneficial. Fitness Orientation sessions will be offered in small groups settings. Please allow 1 hour for Fitness Orientation.
At Fitness Orientation, we like to address 3 areas:
- Brief information session about fitness and working out
- Tour areas of the center, review location of equipment, and give brief demonstrations
- Review the programs and services available through the Fitness Program.
After attending Fitness Orientation, you can begin working out on your own or attend some of the Group Fitness Classes. If you are looking for more of a commitment to yourself, you can make an appointment for a Personal Training session.
Group Fitness Classes
Group fitness classes are popular, effective, and FUN! It's a FACT: People work out better, longer, and harder in a group setting. A variety of fitness classes are offered, including: step aerobics, circuit classes, hip hop, yoga, Strike! (kickboxing), Zumba, water aerobics, Samba, sports conditioning, and body sculpting (muscle conditioning & toning).
Classes are non-competitive. Participants are encouraged to work at their own level. Equipment is provided for most classes. You are welcome to visit any class and give it a try!
Personal Training helps a client determine their personal fitness goals and develops a plan on how to achieve those goals. Your first Personal Training Session is free of charge to students and members. Appointments are necessary.
Fitness Assessments are offered FREE for students and Rec Center members. Assessment opportunities are scheduled periodically throughout the semester (email notification and website postings) and can also be arranged by appointment.