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Fitness & Wellness

University Recreation's Fitness & Wellness department 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. 

student lifting weights in fitness center

Group Fitness Schedule  Aerial Silks  Aerial Conditioning  Boot Camp 

Hula Hoop Fitness  Class Descriptions  Instructors

Group Fitness Schedule

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. 

Fall Group Fitness Schedule


Fitness Programs

Aerial Silks:

Aerial Silks

 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 2 days per week.

During the school semester, Level 1 and Level 2 sessions are offered. Level 1 is for those brand new to aerial or maybe just need to refine some skills. Level 2 is for more experienced participants. Participants will need approval from instructors before signing up for the Level 2 class.

Not sure about signing up for a whole session? Ask about drop-in options at the front desk.

Fall 2018

Dates: Session 2 October 28 - December 5


Location: Foy Center Court C

Pricing: $30/students, $36/members, $42/non-members

*Limit 18 per level/time slot

Registration opens October 1st!

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Aerial Conditioning:

Aerial Conditioning

Aerial Conditioning can be a stepping stone to, or an additional workout to, Aerial Silks or just a new fitness challenge! All levels are welcome and no experience required! Work on building endurance, strength and flexibility to help refine Aerial Silks movements so you're better able to perform in the air.

Fall 2018

Dates: Session 2 November 1 - December 6, every Thursday

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm*

Location: Foy Center Court C

Pricing: $15/students, $18/members, $21/non-members

*Limit 18

Registration opens October 1st!

Register Now!


Boot Camp:

Boot Camp

Boot Camp is a 6-week program designed to help you reach your fitness goals! Boot Camp classes are typically smaller groups which allows the instructor to focus on each participant. Workouts range from cardio and strength based exercises to agility, core work, range of motion and much more. 

Fall 2018

Dates: Session 2 October 22 - November 29, Monday - Thursday

Times: 6-7 am or 12:15-12:45 pm

Location: Foy Center Studio B

Pricing for 6-7 am: $55/students, $65/members, $80/non-member

Pricing for 12:15-12:45: $30/students, $35/members, $45/non-member

Registration Opens October 1st!

Register Now!


Hula Hoop Fitness:

Hula Hoop Fitness is coming to Austin Peay! Get a great workout while having fun in this 60 minute cardio dance class where your partner is a hula hoop! No experience required, all fitness levels are welcome. This 6-week program is brought to you in collaboration with Hoops & High Notes of Clarksville. 

Fall 2018

Dates: October 23 - November 27, every Tuesday

Times: 10-11 am or 5:30-6:30 pm*

Location: Foy Center Studio A

Pricing: $35/students, $45/members, $55/non-member

*Limit 10 per time slot

Registration Opens October 1st!

Register Now!

Class Descriptions:

Get a heart-pounding cardio workout in the pool! Utilize the water's natural resistance to your advantage as you condition your muscles and build endurance during this fun aerobics pool party.

Get a heart-pounding, all-cardio workout using the step, body weight, medicine balls plyometrics, resistance exercises and more! Bring water to this intense, sweat-inducing class!

This class will mix up interval timing and exercises to keep your heart rate up! Timed intervals allow you to go at your own pace while challenging yourself with a wide range of cardio exercises.

Cardio Kickboxing combines martial arts techniques with fast-paced cardio. This high-energy workout will help build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility. Check out this fun way to burn calories and build lean muscle using fighting punches, kicks and high intensity drills. No experience required!

A cardio and light resistance-based class in a pool setting to help strengthen and build muscle and endurance. The aquatic intent is to strengthen muscles that are not normally used on land.
Get the best of both worlds with this sweat-inducing cycling workout and strengthening  exercises to tone your muscles. Bring water and be ready to work!
Check out this high intensity cardio workout with a twist! Cycle & Core incorporates a gut-wrenching core workout; challenging your abs, low back and hip flexors.
Challenge yourself with a fun mixture of cardio and strength training exercises in Hybrid Power! Burn calories, build muscle, and spike your heart rate with short exertion, higher intensity moves that involve utilizing total body POWER.
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.
Tabata workouts are short, high intensity interval trainings designed to get your heart rate up and work hard within short spurts of time.
This challenging workout is designed to build overall strength and test your muscles using a variety of exercises and equipment, like bands, weights and more.
Yoga is a series of carefully designed postures with a strong emphasis on breathing, concentration and flexibility of the mind and body
Take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise.


Doris Baumgartner

Classes: Yoga, Zumba®

Jessica Patterson

Classes: Boot Camp, Hybrid Power

Wendi Langford

Classes: Yoga, Aqua Step, Tabata

Tabitha Kirk

Classes: Boot Camp, Cardio Kickboxing, Cycle & Core, Stretch Fitness

Tabitha is also a Personal Trainer! If you're looking for specialized, on-on-one training, request her as a trainer.

Lizzie Harden

Classes: Cardio Intervals, Total Body, Core30, Circuit Cycle

aerial silks - brody doing iron t

Classes:Aerial Silks, Aerial Conditioning

Brody also works at the Climbing Wall!

maegan during aerial silks performance






Classes: Aerial Silks, Aerial Conditioning

Classes: Cardio Kickboxing, Cardio Resistance

Class: Cardio Fusion
Class: Hula Hoop Fitness

 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.

Minor Policy

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.