Special Events

ACE Personal Trainer Certification Prep Course


Academic Course Offered Fall 2015

Interested in becoming a Certified Personal Trainer? This 14-week course that will prepare you to take your ACE Certification Exam. Course will include both lecture based and hands-on style learning. Topics covered will include anatomy, physiology, nutrition, goal setting, coaching, exercise program planning, fitness assessments, equipment demonstrations and more! All who take the course will receive a 20% student discount on their exam.   There are no prerequisites for the course - AU students simply register for HFIT 196 (2-credits).

For questions about the course contact Julie Avans at javans@american.edu

Fall 2015 Group Exercise - FREE WEEK

Free Stuff

Monday Aug. 31 - Sunday Sept. 6

All Group Exercise Classes are FREE during the first week of the semester. No pass required, classes will be first-come, first-served. All fitness levels welcome. Our Fall 2015 Group Exercise Schedule will be available mid-August. For the most updated schedule visit our Group Exercise Page.

Share Wellness - AU Wellness Week 2015

Wellness W

Monday Sept. 21 - Saturday Sept. 26, 2015

Share wellness amongst the AU community - a partnership between various AU services on campus.  Stay tuned for a weeklong event calendar with activities from the Wellness Center, Recreational Sports & Fitness, Residence Life, The Counseling Center, Dining Services, Kay Spiritual Center and more!

For more information about Wellness Programs visit our Wellness Webpage.

POUND Pro Instructor Training


Saturday September 26, 2015

Become a POUND Pro and learn to teach the world's first cardio jam session, inspired by the energizing, infectious, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Training is from 9:00am-5:00pm in the Cassell Fitness Center. See the flyer for more information or register here! For questions regarding the training contact Becky at bparks@american.edu

Peak Pilates Basic Mat Training

Peak Pilates

Saturday Oct. 24 - Sunday Oct. 25, 2015

The Peak Pilates Mat Certification Program provides a solid foundation in the classical Pilates mat exercises while delivering the tools to make you a more confident and effective instructor. The training will take place in the Cassell Fitness Center:

  • 10/24/2015 - 10:00am-8:00pm
  • 10/25/2015 - 8:00am-6:00pm

For more information see the flyer. Register here! Questions about the training contact Becky at bparks@american.edu


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10/3/2015 & 10/4/2015

10am-5pm - Cassell Fitness Center

SF Body Barre uses the same interval training and muscle shaping isometrics as Barre classes but uses a weighted bar as well as barre work for legs seat.

Benefits of the class include a focus on full body burn that will shape and tone your muscles and also improves balance, flexibility and strength.

Questions? Contact Becky Parks at bparks@american.edu.