The Fitness and Wellness Program is dedicated to providing quality programs directed at promoting health and fitness opportunities for the University community. Our core offerings are all encompassing and are designed to help improve cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance and flexibility as well as focus on the seven dimensions of wellness: spiritual, environmental, occupational, emotional, intellectual, social and physical. We want to help you to establish a more balanced life by motivating you to achieve all your fitness and wellness goals through education, coaching and physical training. All programs are offered throughout the academic year.
A 5,000 sq. ft. facility which offers top of the line cardiovascular equipment including 8 Precor treadmills, 14 Precor ellipitcals, 4 adaptive motion trainers, 5 ARC trainers, 18 recumbent/ upright bikes, 4 Concept II rowers and 2 stairmasters.
Also located in the Cardio Center is a large open area complete with mats for stretching and equipment such as the Ab Coaster, Hammer Strength chin/dip and plenty of necessary items for functional training like medicine balls, kettlebells, foam rollers and stability balls.
The Weight Room is a 3,800 sq. ft. space featuring a brand new Cybex strength training circuit, double sets of dumbbells ranging from 5lbs to 150lbs, a power cage, squat rack, multi-rack cable station & smith machine. New pieces include a Hammer Strength Chest/Back & a Hammer Strength Glute-Ham Developer. Plates range from 2.5 to 100lbs (iron & rubber) and there are various bars and attachments for your workout needs.
Fitness Center Hours
(Academic Year, September - May): Monday - Thursday: 6:45 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 6:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Exercise orientations are free to all students and Rec Pass members. A Fitness staff member will provide you with an introduction to the equipment in the Mackal Weight Room and Cardio Center.
Making healthy choices an integral part of your college experience!
This diverse and high energy program offers a variety of class options; including cardio kickboxing, step, strength training, interval training, abs and others. Other favorites include classes like; Ram Spin, Zumba (a Latin fitness class), Turbokick, and Yoga. Specialty classes and workshops are available upon request. Instructors are nationally certified and all of our assistants participate in a training program designed to provide them with the tools and resources to become certified.
This motivational program offers a certified personal trainer who will assess your fitness level, establish healthy and safe fitness programs and take you on a journey to achieving your goals. The benefits of a trainer include a one-on-one experience that is specific to your needs and schedule. They will also provide you with the tools to be successful in your journey to achieving your goals, and they have a wealth of knowledge and experience about fitness, wellness and trends that will provide you with the best work out of your life.
This is a great first step to starting a fitness program or just to track your progress by identifying strengths and weakness as well as a tool to track achievements in an individualized fitness program. The 1 hour assessment conducted by a certified personal trainer includes: a measure of resting heart rate, circumference measurements, and body fat, a test of sub maximal cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, and strength.
Each semester a schedule of free events and workshops will be available through Recreational Services.
Upon request, the Fitness & Wellness staff is available to provide specialty workshops for residence halls, University groups, your office, etc. Call 401.874.2822 for more details.
Free one-on-one advice from experienced kinesiology students that will discuss
topics like frequency, duration, volume and intensity of exercise programs. Please call
401.874.2822 for an appointment.
Open Rec Schedule for each activity area.
May 6th - 9th, 2013
January 28th - March 8th, 2013
Aquatic Fitness (Senior Water Exercise & Hydroaerobics)
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Leticia D. Orozco
Coordinator of Fitness & Wellness Programs