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Wellness Programs

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202-885-6657

Fax: 202-885-1007

lkline@american.edu

Contact:
Lauren Kline
Fitness Coordinator, Wellness & Special Events

Cassell Fitness Center

Recreational Sports & Fitness 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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Wellness programs through the American University's Recreational Sports & Fitness are designed to educate and inform students, faculty, and staff about the healthy resources available to them on-campus as well as off-campus. AU RecFit implements wellness initiatives, programs, and presentations on topics ranging from outdoor group fitness classes to a presentation on how to eat healthy on campus.

Our current wellness initiatives include Wellness On-Demand options as well as Partnered Activities/Programs!

Wellness On Demand

Staff tabling event

Let RecFit bring wellness to you! Our Wellness Ambassadors are available to host a wide variety of workshops for your class, club, or organization. Wellness workshops are free for all AU affiliated organizations. Request a Wellness Workshop today!

Tabling at your Event: We are happy to come inform your group on our resources at your events by bringing our table full of information! We will staff this table as well to answer any questions by those attending.

Find Your Fit with AU RecFit: We want you to feel at home with RecFit! This presentation will inform you about our facilities, and the recreation and fitness opportunities we offer. Exercise Anywhere: No gym? No problem! Learn how to effectively plan a workout anywhere, with little to no equipment.

S.M.A.R.T. Fitness Goals: The basics of setting “smart” fitness goals. This presentation teaches the recommended physical activity guidelines, 5 components of fitness, the benefits of exercise, and the basics of goal setting.

Stress Management: Strategies to practice mindfulness and tools to cope with stress in all areas of life. Nutrition 101: Learn the basics of nutrition, how to eat a balanced meal on campus, and how to use MyPlate to guide your nutritional choices.

Dimensions of Wellness: Learn about the dimensions that make up the wellness wheel, plus evaluate your own wellness and learn about our on-campus wellness resources.

Fitness Center Orientation: Equipment orientation includes a tour of Jacobs and/or Cassell Fitness Center and a hands-on introduction to all the fitness equipment.

Private Group Exercise Class: Host your own private version of one of our fitness classes. Classes can be held in our aerobics studio or brought to you on campus. Available class formats include: Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Cycling, Strength, Bootcamp, and more! $50 for each class.

Bulletin Board in a Bag: Need a wellness-related topic for your bulletin board? Request a bulletin board kit on a custom wellness-topic for your residence hall or academic building!

Partnered Activities/Programs

Yoga Class Participants in Mediation

Would your organization or group like to host an event or program with us? We would be happy to partner with you to make that happen! Examples include:

  • Candlelight Yoga
  • Glow Cycle
  • Zumba-thon
  • Spin-a-thon
  • PACK Program

Have an idea for an activity or program? Take our survey!

Stretch it Out

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