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AhealthyU Summer Fitness Classes

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!

Be sure to consult your physician before starting a new exercise program.

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. Fitness Center shower and locker room access will not be available for drop-in participants.

Classes begin the week of May 27, 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.

12:05-12:50pm | Pilates | JFC

12:05-12:50pm | Yoga | 4401 Connecticut Ave. Room 611*
12:05-12:50pm | Tai Chi | JFC
5:30-6:30pm | Bootcamp | AU Track (rain location in Cassell)

12:05-12:50pm | Yoga | Cassell
5:30-6:30pm | Zumba | JFC

12-12:50pm | Total Body | JFC
5:30-6:30pm| Spin† | JFC

*Call "UCM" for access to the sixth floor
Please note, there will be no Spin class on Thursday, July 3.


Classes are first come, first served and have a limit of 30 participants (12 for spin). Check-in for AhealthyU classes in JFC and Cassell begin 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 Recreational Sports and Fitness 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, Rec Sports 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 Rec Sports. To schedule a fitness testing appointment send an e-mail to us at ahealthyu@american.edu