Wellness offers a variety of faculty/staff movement classes. You may visit the Student Campus Rec site for information about their programming too.

Physical movement can help you control your weight, improve brain functioning as you age, manage depression and anxiety, increase energy levels, maintain balance and flexibility, slow or prevent chronic diseases.

Exercise Classes and Instructors          *See calendar for date/time/location

Liz Bailey

Lifting with Liz

Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. Holt Chapel

Friday 12:30-1:15 p.m. Campus Rec Studio 6

No special equipment or clothing is required for this class and you begin with weights you are comfortable using. You can stay for 35 mins or an hour to get the full body workout that is right for you.  Exercises learned in class are easy to do, and can even be done at home with minimal equipment. If done regularly with weights that are challenging for you, these exercises can increase your strength, bone density, and muscle mass. Close supervision in class insures that any risks from using weights are minimized and the program is right for you!

 

 

TRX Suspension Trainer Exercise

Monday Wednesday 12:30-1:15 p.m. Fitness Center

Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. It requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user's body weight to complete 100s of exercises. This class involves various exercises that adapt to all fitness levels.

Mary Wilson

Yoga and Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga Monday 12:30-1:15 p.m. Campus Rec Studio 6

Yoga Wednesday 12:30-1:15 p.m. Campus Rec Studio 6

Gentle yoga and stretching focuses on proper alignment and safe execution of the postures.  Classes are light-hearted and welcoming, and the goal is for you to feel stronger, more relaxed, and more alive when you leave class than you did when you arrived.

Each person's yoga practice if very personal. The goal of yoga is not to be able to put your foot behind your head or to balance your entire body on one hand. Yoga is about releasing goals and releasing preconceived ideas of what your body can and cannot do. We breath, we move, we listen to our bodies, we work to be more calm, more centered, more energized. Every person does not have the same abilities, but every person does have the same fundamental needs to move, breath, and increase (or maintain) mobility.

Shannon Wiggins

HiiT High Intensity Interval Training

Monday 5:15-6:00 p.m. Elon Church

HiiT is a form of interval training that involves short intervals of maximum intensity exercise separated by low to moderate intensity exercise. For example, you may do 20 seconds of jumping jacks then 20 seconds of lunges. Don’t let the name scare you away! You’ll be shown modifications for any exercise you cannot perform. No matter your age, size or shape – anyone can do this work out.

Liz Bailey

Phoenix Fit

Tuesday Thursday 6:00-8:00 a.m. (Drop-in) Jordan Gym

Phoenix Fit is a fitness program offered by Wellness and administered by faculty from the Departments of Physical Therapy Education (DPTE) and Health & Human Performance (HHP). Elon graduate and undergraduate students will also assist in delivery of the program. Participants will walk or run in Jordan gym and will participate in stretching and strengthening exercises. The program will offer a convenient and fun group environment for exercise, health education, and support for behavior change. Notify Wellness to participate. 5569

Click here to view more information about Phoenix Fit

Shannon Wiggins

Pilates

Tuesday 12:30-1:15 p.m. Campus Rec Studio 5

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that builds flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. In addition, Pilates increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the "core" or "powerhouse" (torso). People who do Pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health.

Campus Rec Student

Phoenix Happy Feet Walking Group

Thursday 12:30-1:15 p.m. Campus Rec

Get up from your desk and join Phoenix Happy Feet every week for a quick walk around campus. Interval walking insures an effective workout.

Elon Trainers

Personal Well-U

By sign-up only!

These personal training sessions are only available to faculty and staff - and at $10 per session, you won't find a better deal! A trainer will work with you to establish your personalized training plan.

  • Purchase a 6 session individual package for $120.00 OR a 6 session tag team package for $180.00.
  • Once all sessions are complete you’ll receive half of your payment back from Elon Wellness!
  • Receive a one month post session assessment for FREE!
  • All personal trainers are certified through a National Governing Body (ACE, AAFAA, ACSM etc.).

If you are interested, please contact the WELLNESS CENTER at ext. 5569.

*If you only want to participate in the Faculty/Staff sponsored Wellness classes, then you will need to visit the Wellness Office for a Wellness class sticker. It will be placed on your Phoenix Card that indicates you attend the free classes. There will be no charge for your participation.

*If you want full access to all Group Exercise classes offered by Campus Recreation, including the Campus Recreation faculty/staff classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the fee is $20.00 and must be paid to Campus Recreation.

TIPS FOR EXERCISING

  • Schedule your workout time and make it non-negotiable.
  • Decide when you like exercising and when you are most likely to go.
  • Set yourself up to succeed. Have your gym bag ready, clothes inside, water bottle filled, etc.
  • Make working out something you look forward to. Have upbeat music on your iPod.
  • Wear gym outfits that you LOVE, are excited to wear and make you feel good when you're exercising. Your body is what you will live in for years and years - enjoy it, love it, celebrate it.
  • Get an exercise buddy. Research shows that we are more likely to exercise with a friend - it keeps us accountable, is more fun and builds friendships.
  • Set little goals and rewards (non food) for going to the gym (or exercising) 5 times per week...(or whatever your goal is).
  • Don't let more than 2 days go by without exercising.

* If you are a man and over age 40 or a woman and over age 50, or have a chronic health problem, talk to us before starting a vigorous physical activity program.