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AhealthyU Group Fitness Classes Fall 2015

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 | Resistance Band & Stability Ball Exercises | 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 AU Recreational Sports and Fitness memberships.
To become a member of Rec Sports, 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.
Non-members may pay this fee in exact cash or check (made payable to "American University").

Fall 2015 classes begin on August 31 and run through December 4.

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 | Cassell Fitness Center
12:05-12:50pm | Tai Chi | 3201 New Mexico Ave. Suite 350 Conference Room - 9/21 class in Suite 265

12:05-12:50pm | Total Body | Jacobs Fitness Center
12:05-12:50pm | Yoga | WCL, 6th Floor JD Lounge
5:30-6:30pm | Zumba | Cassell Fitness Center

12:05-12:50pm | Yoga | Cassell Fitness Center

12:05-12:50pm | Light Spin | Jacobs Fitness Center
12:05-12:50pm | Yoga | 4401 Connecticut Ave., Room 611*
5:30-6:30pm | Cardio Strength | Cassell Fitness Center

12:05-12:50pm | Yoga | Cassell Fitness Center

*Call "UCM" for access to the sixth floor

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

All 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.

Stability Ball

Resistance Band and Stability Ball Exercises

Current guidelines recommend moderate exercise most days of the week. Exercising with resistance bands and stability balls can be low impact while providing you with a great workout. If you're unsure of where to start, take a look at the following page.

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