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Getting Fit for AhealthyU

Exercise and Physical Activity Opportunities @ AU

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Fitness Resources

AhealthyU offers fitness and exercise opportunities specifically for AU faculty and staff members. AhealthyU Fitness Classes bring fitness opportunities to you in partnership with the Recreational Sports and Fitness department. AhealthyU also offers 2 complimentary fitness consultations for all full-time AU faculty and staff.

Recreational Sports and Fitness

Recreational Sports and Fitness offers a variety of memberships options to AU faculty and staff. Memberships include access to the Jacobs Fitness Center, Cassell Fitness Center, recreational swim in Reeves Aquatic Center, and open court in Bender Arena. Additional services offered by Recreational Sports and Fitness include group exercise classes, personal training, and special events.

AhealthyU Exercise Database

Our exercise database contains videos and descriptions on how to perform more than 20 simple exercises using only a balance ball or resistance band. Learn how to work your chest, back, arms, legs, and core while enhancing balance and stability.

Couch to 5k Training Program

This beginners training program will take you from the couch to the finish line in eight weeks! First training begins Tuesday, February 23rd. Cost is $30. Register by February 19th


Special rates for AU faculty and staff. Two locations available: Wisconsin Ave (Chevy Chase) and Metro Center.

Sport & Health

Special rates available for AU faculty and staff.

Gold's Gym

Special rates for AU faculty and staff. Access to all 30 Metro DC Gold's Gym locations.

VIDA Fitness

Special rates for AU faculty and staff at VIDA Fitness.


Group Fitness and Mind/Body Classes

Recreational Sports and Fitness offers various yoga, pilates, and martial arts classes focused on the mind-body connection. These classes emphasize internal focus and self awareness. Rec Sports also offers a variety of Group Fitness classes that meet many different exercise interests and needs. Individual and season passes are available.


Yoga in the Galleries

Yoga in the Galleries offers a healing and empowering experience in the peaceful surroundings of art. Taught by certified Kripalu yoga instructor Eva Blutinger every Wednesday at 10:00am at the AU Museum in the Katzen Arts Center. Class is open to all levels and is $5 for drop-ins or no cost for museum members (memberships start at $50).

AU Walking Routes

This map provides measured walking routes in and around the American University campus.

Map with walking routes on the main campus.

American University Athletics

Visit for news and information about AU's 16 varsity sports teams.

Run Washington Race Calendar

Pacers Running Stores Race Calendar

Are you ready for a 5K, 10K, or even a marathon? Maybe you'd rather support your favorite cause in a local fun run/walk. Check out some upcoming events in the area and let the training (or fundraising) begin.

American Classic 5K - Race for Hummanity


The Risk Management department is available to the university community to conduct ergonomics workshops and to explain how proper work practices can reduce the risk of ergonomic injuries.