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Fitness & Wellness Programs

Lerner Health and Wellness Center Group Fitness Class

The Department of Campus Recreation manages an array of fitness and wellness programs and services. These programs and services – many of them free – are available to GW students, faculty and staff with memberships to the Lerner Health and Wellness Center.

Fitness Programs

Group Fitness
Certified group fitness instructors will lead you through exercises to reduce stress, increase energy levels and keep motivated.

Extreme Training
These high-intensity training sessions are designed to burn calories and increase strength, endurance, speed, agility and core stabilization.

Fitness Assessments & Orientation
A complete medical/health history questionnaire and a 30-minute series of tests measure or provide the following:

  • Resting heart rate/blood pressure
  • Body composition
  • Cardiovascular fitness and endurance
  • Muscular strength and endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Introduction to the center’s fitness equipment

Personal Training

Certified personal trainers design the individual exercise program you need to achieve personal fitness goals. The trainers take into account your fitness goals, your fitness level and your experience – and they keep you motivated.

Wellness Programs

Campus Recreation Incentive Program
Work out, earn points and win prizes! Participants earn points and prizes for participating in a variety of fitness and wellness activities.

Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness is a dynamic process marked by change and growth. It is physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social and environmental. Understanding each dimension is vital in the pursuit of optimum health.

Nutrition Services
Working with your personal goals, a Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant puts you on the path to a healthy lifestyle. Our Registered Dietitian is available to assist with your more in-depth dietary needs.

Massage Therapy
A certified massage therapist performs an hour-long massage. Current rates can be viewed on the Campus Recreation website.

Faculty/Staff Workshops
Learn proven stress management techniques through short, informative workshops and fun, interactive sessions. The workshops address time management and relaxation. They also take into consideration available fitness and nutrition services.

Many GW students want to stay active while in college but cannot commit to a varsity sport. Intramural and club sports may be the answer. They allow students to reap the health and wellness benefits of athletic competition – along with the fun – while remaining focused on academics and other aspects of GW life.

Club & Intramural Sports

Sport clubs are for students, faculty and staff who want more in-depth sports experience than is available through intramural sports or informal recreation. The club sports program lets participants learn new skills, practice regularly with club members and compete against other clubs. A number of GW’s club teams compete regionally and nationally.   Intramurals at GW range from team sports to individual sports.

Club & Intramural Sports

More than 4,000 students participate each year in GW varsity, club and intramural sports.