Business Hours
Monday - Thursday
5:45 am - 9:00 pm
Fridays
5:45 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Contact Us
740-593-2093
740-593-0170 Fax
wellworks@ohio.edu

WellWorks
Ohio University
E124 Grover Center
Athens, OH 45701

Mission
To be the highest quality wellness program for our customers and to combine academic and experiential learning for our students.
Vision
WellWorks will be a regionally prominent wellness program that offers a continuum of lifestyle services to impact the health behaviors and wellness culture of our community.

Group Exercise

FALL SCHEDULE
(August 25 - December 12) *Click here*
*SCHEDULE CHANGE!
CANCELLED: Spin Tues 6:30am for rest of semester
ADDING: Spin Fri 5:30pm Oct 3 through rest of semester

We are THRILLED that our group exercise classes are so P O P U L A R !  
In light of this fact, we just wanted to reiterate a few policies to avoid frustration from our members:
E114 class capacity is 25.  Please do not reserve a spot for a friend or coworker—the first 25 in ATTENDANCE should be those who participate.  When we have reached capacity, we will put a sign on the door and lock the classroom.  Please do not stand at the window hoping to be let in—25 means 25, and this places our instructors and members in an awkward position.  Take this opportunity to try out the Fitness Center, but please try for class again the following week!


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CLASS CANCELLATION:
There will be no PILATES classes on the following dates - Oct 30, Nov 3, Dec 1, Dec 4

All classes are FREE with your WellWorks membership.

You must be a current member of WellWorks to participate in our Group Exercise classes; or pay a $5 visitor fee at the front desk and obtain a pass card to class. (Please pay with EXACT CASH. We also take Visa/MasterCard/American Express; Checks made out to WellWorks.)

CLASS POLICIES:

  • You must sign in at each class you attend - please write first and last name and member ID# legibily.
  • You may only sign in for yourself.
  • Class size may be limited and is on a first come-first serve basis. No reserving a space for another person.
  • You must be a current WellWorks member to attend classes (no balance on your account).
  • VISITORS must pay the $5 visitor fee and fill out the Visitor Waiver at the front desk BEFORE class. You must turn in the Class Pass card to the instructor to participate. (Please pay in exact cash.)
    [Youth visitors - ages 13 and older - must fill out a Youth Visitor Waiver that MUST be signed by a parent/guardian.]
  • Check the WellWorks Group Exercise bulletin board or website for updates and cancellations.
  • Please be sure that you wear appropriate footwear (aerobic, walking, running or cross-training shoes).
  • Please bring a water bottle and a towel.
  • Please arrive a few minutes early. Many classes fill up 5-10 minutes before their starting times.
  • For your safety, you may not participate if you arrive more than 5 minutes after the class warm-up has begun.
  • If you have an injury or other significant medical condition, please inform the instructor before class.
  • Children are not permitted in class.
  • Spinning: A heart rate monitor is recommended to ensure a safe workout and get the most out of your cycling experience. Heart rate monitors can be checked out at the front desk. There is no bike guarantee-first come, first serve. Please come 10 minutes eary to correctly adjust your bike.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Iyengar Yoga

When practiced with patience, determination and effort, yoga invigorates the health of our bodies, steadies our minds and enlightens our spirit. Emphasis on proper alignment of the body; props are used to help attain poses.

New Beginner - This class is geared towards beginners with no prior yoga experience. In this class you will gain a solid foundation of basic yoga postures, as well as breathing and relaxation techniques. You must register for this class.
Level I - This class will introduce basic poses, principles of alignment in the poses, relaxation, and breathing techniques. Must have completed at least 5 New Beginner classes.
Multi-Level - For those who want to continue to expand their yoga practice. This class will include a mix of gentle through moderately advanced pose. The instructor will give modifications to accommodate those with varying levels of strength and experience. Participants who have less than 3-6 months experience in yoga practice must have instructor permission to attend the Multi-level classes. Please no new beginners.
Level II - This class is for those who have completed at least 10 weeks of our Level I class or who have some other yoga experience. In this class we will explore a deeper and expanded study of fundamentals; including developing strength, flexibility and awareness in the poses, breathing and deep relaxation. Must have completed at least 10 weeks of Level I or Multi-Level classes.

Yoga Policy:
Because each class can only accommodate 30 participants, please plan to arrive to class a few minutes early to reserve your space.
Inexperienced participants must attend at least 5 New Beginner classes in order to attend a Multi-Level class. Instructors reserve the right to guide participants in this area.
You must sign in for each class. You may only sign in for yourself.

Pilates

Pilates focuses on improving flexibility and strength for the entire body and can be performed by people of varying levels of physical ability. The class teaches a series of controlled movements, engaging the body and mind, increasing muscle tone, endurance and physical control. Benefits of consistent practice include realignment of the body, prevention of injury, and mental conditioning. Pilates is taught in a series--each class builds on the previous.

Level I - No prior experience necessary.
Level II - Completed at least 10 weeks of Level I or other Pilates experience.

Spinning

Spinning is a non-impact workout that combines outdoor cycling techniques with great music. During the class the instructor will cue changes in resistance and pace to simulate going up and down hills and fast sprints followed by recovery times. Each student ultimately determines the intensity of his/her own workout by varying resistance and pace.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to adjust your bike. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated and a towel to wipe excess perspiration. No bike guarantee--first come first serve. A heart rate monitor is recommended to ensure a safe workout and to get the most out of your spinning experience. If you don't have your own monitor, we have some available in the aerobics room before class.

Power Strength

This fun, challenging, safe and effective class provide all three criteria for fitness--cardiovascular training, muscle toning, stretching and flexibility.

Strong Step

A low-impact, high-energy, maximally effective fitness class that's fun, easy, yet challenging.  Use a step to increase lower body resistance efficiency and to burn more calories.  Strong Step classes alternate step patterns and standing floor movements that enable you to perform strongly for the whole hour.  Strengthen your cardiovascular system while working at a level comfortable for you and monitor your heartrate for pacing. Spot exercise your upper and lower body with the optional use of handheld free weights.  Join us for the safest and most effective choreography that will shape you up and trim you down!

Zumba

Ditch the workout - join the party!  This is a class inspired by Latin dance moves. Even if you are not a dancer, you will love this easy to follow, fun and effective way to get fit. This is a cardio class like no other.

Bokwa

Bokwa is a new group exercise program that is spreading rapidly to health and fitness studios around the world! BOKWA, the new group fitness workout where you SWEAT THE ALPHABET AND DANCE THE DIGITS was created by international fitness personality, Paul Mavi.  
He developed steps that are structured and based on participants drawing letters and numbers with their feet, while performing an energizing and addictive cardio workout routine,  to popular music. 
If you can move and you can spell, YOU can do Bokwa!
Bokwa steps can be performed at different levels of intensity by participants in the same class, while tracing the same letter or number with their feet. As a result, all different fitness levels can participate in the same class. It's a terrific workout and most importantly FUN!