Fitness & Wellness
Are you looking for a place to achieve your health and wellness goals and develop lifelong physical activity habits? The Fitness & Wellness program is here to help! We have the tools to help you develop a healthy, active lifestyle. From Group Fitness Classes, Cardio and Weight areas, Personal Training, and Instructional Classes, you can discover your own path to a healthier you!
Along with our full access fitness center we offer a multitude of options including:
Group Fitness Classes- The Fall 2017 Fitness Schedule is HERE!!!
Specialty Events & Programs
Physical Fitness Assessments
...Be sure to try them all!!!
2008 Physical Activity Guidelines - Key Recommendations
The basic recommendations – categorized by cardio respiratory exercise, resistance exercise, flexibility exercise and neuromotor exercise – are as follows:
Cardio Respiratory Exercise
- Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.
- Exercise recommendations can be met through 30-60 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise (five days per week) or 20-60 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise (three days per week).
- One continuous session and multiple shorter sessions (of at least 10 minutes) are both acceptable to accumulate desired amount of daily exercise.
- Gradual progression of exercise time, frequency and intensity is recommended for best adherence and least injury risk.
- People unable to meet these minimums can still benefit from some activity.
- Adults should train each major muscle group two or three days each week using a variety of exercises and equipment.
- Very light or light intensity is best for older persons or previously sedentary adults starting exercise.
- Two to four sets of each exercise will help adults improve strength and power.
- For each exercise, 8-12 repetitions improve strength and power, 10-15 repetitions improve strength in middle-age and older persons starting exercise, and 15-20 repetitions improve muscular endurance.
- Adults should wait at least 48 hours between resistance training sessions.
- Adults should do flexibility exercises at least two or three days each week to improve range of motion.
- Each stretch should be held for 10-30 seconds to the point of tightness or slight discomfort.
- Repeat each stretch two to four times, accumulating 60 seconds per stretch.
- Static, dynamic, ballistic and PNF stretches are all effective.
- Flexibility exercise is most effective when the muscle is warm. Try light aerobic activity or a hot bath to warm the muscles before stretching.
Check out the full list of Physical Activity Guidelines here.
For additional information on any of the Fitness & Wellness programming offered by the Department of Recreation & Wellness, please contact:
Director of Recreation & Wellness