Fitness & Wellness
University Recreation's Fitness & Wellness program strives to promote healthy lifestyle choices that enhance the personal wellness of the greater APSU community through quality educational and activity-based fitness programs and services.
Fitness Class Schedule Foy Certified Trainer Course Fitness Class Descriptions
Aerial Silks Instructors Adaptive Recreation
Fitness Class Schedule
All Fitness Classes are FREE with Foy access! Space is limited, register online at the link below, or in-person at the Foy Center.
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SPRING FITNESS SCHEDULE, January 17 - May 6
[5:00p-5:45p] Strength Training w/ Wendi (Studio A) Held in Studio C until Feb. 14
[6:00p-6:45p] Gentle Yoga w/ Denise (Studio C)
[5:30p-6:15p] Intro to Weightlifting w/ Emeline (Functional Training Room)
[6:00p-6:45p] Zumba w/ Denise (Studio A) Held in Studio C until Feb. 14
[5:00p-5:45p] POUND w/ Christine (Studio A) Held in Studio C until Feb. 14
[6:00p-6:45p] Gentle Yoga w/ Denise (Studio C)
[12:00p-12:45p] Mindful Meditation w/ Tina (Studio C)
[5:00p-5:45p] Circuit Training w/ Wendi (Functional Training Room)
[10:00a-11:00a] Cycle & Stretch w/ Wendi (Studio C)
University Recreation offers a wide variety of classes that allow you to get a great workout led by experienced instructors. Formats range from 30-minute focused sessions to full hour classes. This program is intended to be drop-in in nature so that anyone can attend a class at any point during the semester. Unless otherwise specified, classes are taught at an intermediate level, while the instructors provide suggestions to make exercises more or less challenging according to your personal fitness level. Classes are FREE to anyone with a membership to the Foy Fitness & Recreation Center, including APSU students, faculty/staff and affiliates.
Aerial Silks is a fusion of yoga, pilates, aerial inspired dance, and fitness movements/exercises performed either partially or fully suspended. This program is great for anyone looking to add a new challenge to their workout, try something different and have fun. This program is for all fitness levels; every exercise/movement can be modified to suit your abilities. Challenge yourself in all new ways! Sessions are 6-weeks long, meeting 3 days per week.
No experience Needed! Open to everyone. Participants will build strength and flexibility to help you advance. You'll learn the base skills, techniques and moves that are foundational to everything you do in Aerial Silks.
- Perform a clean, open straddle from the ground;
- Hip Key and Footlocks (single and double) in the air;
- Climb at least 3 levels;
- Cross Back Straddle (with 2 different entries).
- Perform 2 or more clean inverts in the air (on each side);
- Climb bottom to top twice with minimal rest;
- Sequence 3 or more moves/combinations while staying in the air.
- Session 1: January 23 - March 3
- Session 2: March 13 - April 21
- Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 6-7 pm - Open to All Levels
LOCATION: Foy Center Gym Court C
- Want to try it out? Drop-in on Fridays during session dates:
- $5/class - Students
- $8/class - Non-Students
- Register at recreation.apsu.edu or in-person at the Foy Center
- 6-week session fee:
- $45 - APSU students
- $54 - Foy Members (faculty/staff, community or alumni w/ membership, etc.)
- $63 - Non Members
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Foy Certified Trainer Course
Interested in being a Personal Trainer, but don't know where to start? Are you interested in sitting for a national personal trainer certification but don't have experience? Check out the Foy Certified Trainer Program!
- Basic knowledge of anatomy, exercise science is required.
- Participants must pass a written and practical exam to pass the course.
- If interested in working as a trainer at the Foy, this course is required if not already certified.
DATES: January 30 - March 24 (class will not meet during Spring Break)
- Class will meet once per week, Thursdays 1-2 pm (subject to change based on participant availability)
LOCATION: Foy Center Wellness Ed Room, 202
- $50 - APSU Students
- $60 - Foy Members (faculty/staff, community w/ membership, etc.)
- $75 - non-members
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Gentle Yoga focuses on relaxation, breathing and gentle flexibility. This class is great for anyone new to yoga or looking for a slower-paced practice.
POUND® is the alternative group fitness format inspired by drumming! Get a full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.
Greater muscle mass = more calories burned! Work on your muscular strength & endurance as you sculpt and define your body using a variety of exercises and equipment.
Group Fitness Instructors
Classes: Aerial Silks - Level 2 & 3
Classes: Aerial Silks - Level 1 & 2
Classes: MASHUP®, POUND®
Classes: Aqua Step, Cardio & Core, Yoga
Classes: Yoga, Zumba®
Classes: Intro to Weightlifting, Women's Recreation Empowerment Course (REC)
Classes: Mindful Meditation
Things to Remember:
For your safety as well as class flow, we ask that you arrive with enough time to join the class prior to the scheduled start time. To ensure participant safety and avoid class disruption, instructors may refuse entry to late participants.
Dress Code Notes
For a more detailed description of requirements, see the University Recreation dress code.
- Shirts covering the navel must be worn at all times.
- Closed-toe/closed-heel, athletic shoes must be worn at all times. High-heels, hard-soled
shoes cause excessive wear and can damage the wood floors and are therefore prohibited.
- Dress code parameters may be adjusted to accommodate certain class formats. For example, bare feet or stocking feet are permissible in mind-body classes (i.e., yoga and Pilates).
Minors are not allowed in group fitness classes without being supervised by a parent/guardian at all times and must participate in the class. All guest policies apply.
Spectators are not allowed in group fitness classes, regardless of age. This helps us ensure a safe and fun work out environment for all participants.back to top
Adaptive Recreation Opportunities
Everyone should be able to participate in physical and recreation activities. This is accomplished through modifications in traditional sports, programs, and fitness training that allow participants and athletes to train and play alongside their non-disabled peers.
Our goal in introducing an Adaptive Recreation program is to raise awareness and provide opportunities for those of specialized populations to be physically active regardless of disability.
Many pieces of equipment in the fitness center can be modified and used for adaptive fitness training, including:
- Hand-Cycle (upper-body ergometer)
- Cable Machines
- Nu Step Recumbent Cross Trainer with a swivel-out seat and leg stabilizers if needed.
- and many other pieces that can be adapted for specific needs.