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Physical fitness is a vital component of overall personal wellness. AhealthyU offers a variety of complimentary programs to help you incorporate exercise into your lifestyle, improve your fitness, and feel great!

Group Exercise Classes | WiiFit Fridays | Fitness Testing

AhealthyU Group Exercise Classes

It's time to get in shape and feel great! AhealthyU has partnered with the Recreational Sports and Fitness department to provide group fitness classes exclusively for Faculty and Staff.

Classes are no cost to faculty and staff with JFC memberships.
To become a member of JFC, click here

Non-members can attend classes for a $5 per class drop-in fee.
*Drop-in fee allows access to class only. Shower and locker room access will not be available for drop-in participants.

Classes begin the week of January 13, 2014!

Our full class schedule can be seen below or check out the AhealthyU Calendar for the most up to date schedule of classes and AhealthyU programs.

12-12:50pm | Pilates w/ Francesca | Cassell Studio A
5:45-6:45pm | Zumba w/ Abigail | Cassell Studio A

7-8am | Total Body w/ Ruby | JFC
12-12:50pm | Tai Chi w/ Nick | JFC

12-12:50pm | Sivananda Yoga w/ Shana | Cassell Studio A
5:45-6:45pm | Zumba w/ Aimee | Cassell Studio A

7-8am | Spinning w/ | JFC
12-12:50pm | Relaxation Yoga w/ Cara | JFC

7-8am | BootCamp w/ Erin | Cassell Studio B
12-12:50pm | Hatha Yoga w/ Toni | JFC

There will only be lunchtime AhealthyU group exercise classes the week of Spring Break, March 10 - 14.

Classes are first come, first served and have a limit of 30 participants (12 for spin). Check-in for AhealthyU classes begins 15 minutes prior to the start of class at the front desk for either JFC or Cassell based on class location.

Participants must present their Staff AU ID card at the Fitness Center front desk for access to classes. Participants in all of AhealthyU's group exercise classes must follow Fitness Center rules and regulations. This includes arriving for classes in proper workout gear and footwear (no sandals or toed shoes). Any bags brought to the fitness center must be stored in a locker. No bags are allowed on the floor of the gym or group exercise rooms or on top of any equipment or furniture in the fitness center. Complete Fitness Center rules and regulations can be found in the Recreational Sports and Fitness Resource Guide.

Please contact ahealthyu@american.edu with questions.

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Wii Fit Fridays

Join us every Friday from 10am - 4pm in the AhealthyU Office, Letts Lower Level, where our 6 Wii stations will be fired up and ready to play. Create your own Mii character and track your fitness progress using WiiFit. You'll get to ski down the Wii mountain, run around Wii island, and walk the Wii tight rope. If you're in a more competitive mood, challenge a friend to a game of Wii tennis or duke it out in the Wii boxing ring.

The Wiis are also available for use on days other than Friday. If you would like to come use the Wiis please call first (x3742) to make sure there will be somebody available to let you into the office.  

Please note that the WiiFit Friday schedule may change on some days. Adjusted times will be noted in Today@AU and on the AhealthyU calendar.

Fitness Testing

Looking for a way to track your exercise progress and results? Need some guidance on how to begin an exercise program? Fitness testing is a great place to start. AhealthyU offers no cost fitness testing through JFC for full-time AU Faculty and Staff members. The tests we offer include measurements of the following:

  • Resting heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Body composition (skinfold measurement)
  • Cardiorespiratory endurance
  • VO2 Max
  • Muscular endurance
  • Flexibility
After your assessment, JFC staff will review your results and help you identify resources available at AU to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Fitness test are offered by AhealthyU through JFC. To schedule a fitness testing appointment send an e-mail to us at ahealthyu@american.edu