The overall wellness of our campus community is extremely important to Athletics and Campus Recreation. Educating, motivating, and empowering the Wildcat family to make healthy lifestyle choices that improve their overall quality-of-life is our main focus. Campus Fitness Programs provide each student, faculty, and staff with the resources they need to obtain their own optimal level of health and wellness. We encourage all individuals to actively pursue an improvement of their physical health to ensure an increased level of productivity and effective stress management. Campus Fitness Programs offer diverse fitness classes, fitness assessments, equipment orientations, and free fitness and health related lectures and seminars.
Personal Fitness Assessment- This assessment is designed to assess current fitness levels by measuring the following fitness components: resting HR, body circumference measures, body fat, cardiovascular fitness, muscular fitness and flexibility.
Equipment Orientations-Campus Recreation encourages all users to participate in an equipment orientation to ensure safe and effective workouts. Fitness Center staff will introduce and explain proper use of all cardio and weight equipment.
Survival of the Fittest- Personal Fitness Challenge 8 weeks of challenging group training, nutrition guidance and weigh-ins that will determine who can survive the biggest challenge of their lives; successfully making dramatic changes in nutrition and exercise habits that promote living a healthier and more active lifestyle. Challenge starts the first day of class in January.
N.S.D.I SAFE Self-Defense Program women only
'S.A.F.E.'(an acronym for Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange) is an unparalleled 2-hour educational awareness, crime-victim prevention program – encompassing Strategies, Techniques, Options, and Prevention – that provides teenaged & adult women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence and introduces them to the physical aspects of self-defense.
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. The course is taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors. Each student will be provided with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.