Wellness programs through the American University's Recreational Sports & Fitness are designed to educate and inform students, faculty, and staff about the healthy resources available to them on-campus as well as off-campus. AU RecFit implements wellness initiatives, programs, and presentations on topics ranging from outdoor group fitness classes to a presentation on how to eat healthy on campus.
Our current wellness initiatives include Wellness On-Demand options as well as Partnered Activities/Programs!
Check out our newest service: Team Challenge
Visit the Cassell Fitness Center front desk to grab a wellness themed bag! Each bag will have some eductional material, practical items, and fitness guides.
February Themes: Health Healthy Month//Relax and Refresh
This journal is intended to provide you with practical resources to manage your wellness throughout the semester. Here you will find mediation and mindfulness tips, goal and habit tracking, helpful podcasts, an activist took-kit, meal planning, coping skills, and so much more. We wish to champion your academic success this semester and believe that setting aside time for wellness practices is a crucial part! Will you partner with us in prioritizing your wellness this year?
Refill pages: Monthly Pages, Weekly Pages, Resources
Let RecFit bring wellness to you! Our Wellness Ambassadors are available to host a wide variety of workshops for your class, club, or organization. Wellness workshops are free for all AU affiliated organizations. Request a Wellness Workshop today!
Tabling at your Event: We are happy to come inform your group on our resources at your events by bringing our table full of information! We will staff this table as well to answer any questions by those attending.
Find Your Fit with AU RecFit: We want you to feel at home with RecFit! This presentation will inform you about our facilities, and the recreation and fitness opportunities we offer.
Exercise Anywhere: No gym? No problem! Learn how to effectively plan a workout anywhere, with little to no equipment.
S.M.A.R.T. Fitness Goals: The basics of setting “smart” fitness goals. This presentation teaches the recommended physical activity guidelines, 5 components of fitness, the benefits of exercise, and the basics of goal setting.
Stress Management: Strategies to practice mindfulness and tools to cope with stress in all areas of life.
Nutrition 101: Learn the basics of nutrition, how to eat a balanced meal on campus, and how to use MyPlate to guide your nutritional choices.
Dimensions of Wellness: Learn about the dimensions that make up the wellness wheel, plus evaluate your own wellness and learn about our on-campus wellness resources.
Fitness Center Orientation: Equipment orientation includes a tour of Jacobs and/or Cassell Fitness Center and a hands-on introduction to all the fitness equipment.
Private Group Exercise Class: Host your own private version of one of our fitness classes. Classes can be held in our aerobics studio or brought to you on campus. Available class formats include: Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Cycling, Strength, Bootcamp, and more! $50 for each class.
Bulletin Board in a Bag: Need a wellness-related topic for your bulletin board? Request a bulletin board kit on a custom wellness-topic for your residence hall or academic building!
Would your organization or group like to host an event or program with us? We would be happy to partner with you to make that happen! Examples include:
- Candlelight Yoga
- Glow Cycle
- Cycle for Sight