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.
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
Classes are no cost for off-campus locations: 4401 Connecticut Ave, Spring Valley Building, and Washington College of Law.
Non-members can attend on-campus 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").
New for Fall 2017!
Barre - Incorporates small movements using hand weights, small exercise balls, and body weight to strengthen and tone the body.
Moving FUNdamentals - Combines tai chi, qigong, yoga, and movement sequences that improve balance and posture.
Fall 2017 classes begin on August 28th and run through December 8th.
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.
12:05-12:45pm | Yoga* | Jacobs Fitness Center | with Toni
12:05-12:45pm | Total Body | Jacobs Fitness Center | with Sarah 12:05-12:45pm | Yoga | Spring Valley Building, Room 601 | with Matteo 5:30-6:30pm | Core and Condition | Cassell Fitness Center | with JV
12:05-12:45pm | Pilates* | Cassell Fitness Center | with Agni 12:05-12:45pm | Yoga* | WCL Tenley Campus Library Room N100B | with Matteo 5:30-6:30pm | Zumba* | Jacobs Fitness Center | with Aimee
Thursday 12:05-12:45pm | Moving FUNdamentals* | Jacobs Fitness Center | with Kathy 12:05-12:45pm | Yoga** | 4401 Connecticut Ave., WAMU LL031 | with Ayanna
Friday 12:05-12:45pm | Barre* | Cassell Fitness Center | with Sarah 12:05-12:45pm | Yoga* | Spring Valley Building, Room 601| with Matteo
*No classes will be scheduled on Labor Day (9/4) or during the Thanksgiving holiday period: November 22 - 24, 2017
**Contact AHealthyU in advance for building and floor access information
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.
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.
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
Body composition (skinfold measurement)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org