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Initiatives and Events

There's always something exciting going on at WellWorks. See what we have to offer you!

  • MON
    03.18 @ 01:00pm


    Grover Center E124

    The Women on Weights (W.o.W.) program is aimed at teaching women how to properly utilize free weights to help improve balance, posture and strength while addressing participants' unique body mass goals.

    Class Options: 
    - Mondays at 1:00 p.m. (March 18-April 22)

    - Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. (March 19-April23)

    Payment and Program Details:  
    - Each class will run with a minimum of 5 participants 
    - It is suggested that participants complement the class with a minimum of one additional solo strength-training session each week.
    - Sessions will meet weekly for five weeks. Each session will last 60 minutes. 
    - Participants should meet in front of the Group Fitness classroom (E194) at the start of the class. 
    - Participants can only register for a single class time per session.
    - $55 for members $70 for non-members 
    - This program cost includes a t-shirt! You will be given a variety of options to choose from at the conclusion of the program. 

    - Call 740.593.2093 or stop by Grover E124 
    - We accept checks (made to WellWorks) and credit cards. We are a cash-free facility.
    - Payment must be received to confirm registration. 
    - Payment can be made over the phone via credit card.
    - Class sizes are limited. Call or stop in today!

  • SAT
    03.09 @ 09:00am


    Spring Break Modified Schedule:

    We have worked to keep the Fitness Center open during peak times with the limited staff we have available during spring break.


    We will be open the following times:

    Sat, March 9: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Sun, March 10: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


    Mon - Fri, March 11-15:

    5:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

    11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

    4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.


    Sat, March 16: 9:00 a.m-1:00 p.m.

    Sun, March 17: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


    - Massage Therapy and Nutrition Counseling appointments can be made during the above times.

    - Group Fitness classes (including Active Seniors) will NOT run during Spring Break.


  • MON
    02.25 @ 12:00am


    According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), “eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health concern.” NEDA, a non-profit aimed at providing support for individuals and families impacted by eating disorders, offers free resources on their website and through a toll-free helpline.  


    To help build awareness of this important issue in Athens, Baker and her team of nutrition students will be hosting the following events during NEDA Week (February 25 – March 3). All students, faculty, staff and community members seeking support or information are encouraged to attend both events.


    Tuesday, February 26, 2019: Tabling

    10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    Stop by the WellWorks NEDA-Week table on the first floor of Baker Center to connect with a Dietitian, pick up information on eating disorders prevention and treatment, and discover how to help a friend in need.


    Thursday, February 28, 2019: Support Meeting

    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.,  Grover Center W209

    Join Selena Baker, WellWorks Nutrition Counselor, and her nutrition student team during NEDA Week to build awareness of eating disorders, on-campus resources, and the hope and healing that recovery brings. The 2019 NEDAwarenes Week theme is "Come As You Are." We encourage all interested individuals to come as you are, not as you think you should be. 


    Ongoing information about nutrition and eating disorders will be made available on the Ohio University WellWorks facebook page. For more information about eating disorders or to find support resources, visit the National Eating Disorder website at https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ or call WellWorks to set-up a nutrition counseling session with a Registered Dietitian, 740.593.2093.

  • FRI
    02.15 @ 05:30pm


    Grover Center E115 (Food Innovation Lab)

    Love, and the aroma of chocolate, are in the air. Come enjoy an evening of hands-on learning, cooking, and camaraderie as we explore a menu that reflects the romance of St. Valentine's Day. Whether you're honing your skills to prepare a special dinner for your sweetheart, or want a fun night out with a friend, you'll fall in love with the flavors and healthy twists this class has to offer. 

    Instructor: Selena Baker, Nutrition Counselor with support from Applied Nutrition Students  

    Registration is now open!

    Cost: $35 for WellWorks members/ $40 for non-members. 

    WellWorks is cash free facility. Please pay with credit card or check. Payment is due at the time of registration.  

    WellWorks gratefully acknowledges the School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness for the use of the Food Innovation Lab. 

  • FRI
    02.15 @ 12:00pm


    Grover Center E124

    This 60 minute class will meet once per week for a 4 week-long session. This class series is focused around building knowledge of alignment and how yoga can be used as a restoration method. The class will include slow flow yoga movement to build heat, gentle & restorative postures, breath & guided meditation. The course participants will utilize the yoga wall and other props to achieve relaxation of body & mind. A small class size guarantees personalized assistance on pose and body alignment.  

    Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced.  This yoga series applies to anyone who has tension, stress, or body pain. We’ll explore ways that yoga can help provide relief from pain - head to toe! Each week, this yoga series will focus on a different body part/area to learn ways to help relieve pain, to stretch, strengthen & lengthen muscles and how to use active relaxation to relieve tension.   


    Upcoming WellWorks specialty classes for The Great Yoga Wall are listed below. Specialty classes are offered at a discounted rate to members, but do require a fee due to the limited class sizes and high level of personalized assistance participants receive from the instructors. To register for any of our specialty classes, please call the WellWorks front desk at 740.593.2093 or stop by WellWorks (Grover Center E124). 


    The Great Yoga Wall, Winter Series 2
    Instructor: Piper Toth
    Fridays, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. AND 1:10 - 2:10 p.m.
    February 15-March 8
    $30 for members/$40 for non-members.

  • TUE
    01.29 @ 05:15pm


    Grover Center E194

    Join new instructor, Bill Newton, for a Demo of his upcoming class offering of Boxing. FREE to members (visitors can purchase a Day Pass for $8).

    Take your fitness to the next level with this new, high-intensity, 45-minute full body workout. Led by a high-energy instructor new to WellWorks, you will have a blast while torching calories. This cardio alternative, or supplement, to stationary machines, running, and/or playing sports, will help increase cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, hand-eye coordination, and decrease stress with body weight movements while we crank the music. Various combinations of exercises and boxing techniques will energize you as you punch away your stress. Bring a towel and water!

    Bill's Boxing Circuits will include a full warm up, 30 minutes of form boxing and technique training, infused with active rests that include strength training. There will be a brief cool down and core section at the end. This class will focus on your cardio and include strength movements to ensure a complete workout. Be ready to sweat, as this is a moderate to high intensity class.

  • MON
    12.24 @ 05:45am


    WellWorks will have modified hours on December 21 and 22 due to a University-wide planned power outage.  We will also observe the Ohio University winter closure. Our facility will be closed from December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019. We will reopen on January 2, 2019.


    When we reopen, please stop in and let us help you with your New Year resolution!


    Modifed December Hours: 
    Dec 21: Modified Hours, Closing at 6:00 p.m. (Planned power outage)
    Dec 22:  Modified Hours, Opening at 11:00 a.m. (Planned power outage)
    Dec 23: Regular Hours and Offerings
    Dec 24 - Jan 1, 2019 : Closed (Holiday/Winter Closure)

  • MON
    12.03 @ 05:45am


    Grover Center E124

    Looking for a perfect gift for a loved one? From December 3-23, you can give the gift of wellness from WellWorks AND utilize our wrapping station at no extra charge.
    Anyone can purchase gift certificates for monetary denominations of $25, $50, $100 and $200 to be used toward the recipient's wellness service of their choosing. Or, specified services such as massage therapy, nutrition counseling or personal training can be placed on a person's WellWorks account. Regardless of what you choose to gift, WellWorks will provide you with a gift card, box and access to our gift wrapping station. 
    Let WellWorks be your one-stop shop for gift giving this winter!
    Gift Certificate Terms and Conditions 
    These Gift Certificate Terms and Conditions (hereinafter "Terms and Conditions") govern the purchase, use and redemption of gift certificates purchased from WellWorks. For questions, comments or suggestions, please contact WellWorks at:
    Ohio University
    Grover Center E124
    Athens, OH 45701   
    Purchasing, Sending and Receiving Gift Certificates
    • Gift certificates are void where prohibited or restricted by law.
    • Gift certificates cannot be used to purchase gift certificates.
    • Except as provided herein, gift certificates have no cash value.
    • Gift certificates are not valid until payment has been received and successfully processed by WellWorks.
    • WellWorks reserves the right to refuse service or reverse any gift certificate purchase for any reason and return the funds to the purchaser.
    Redeeming Gift Certificates
    • Gift certificates are only redeemable at WellWorks for the amount or service specified on the gift certificate, by the expiration date indicated (two years from date of purchase). WellWorks reserves the right to convert service-based gift certificates to their monetary value, equivalent to what was paid for the gift certificate, at its option and sole discretion.
    • Except as required by law, gift certificates are not redeemable for cash and cannot be returned for a cash refund.
    • Any unused balance on the gift certificate will remain until redeemed or the original expiration date indicated on the gift certificate passes, whichever occurs first.
    • If a purchase exceeds the amount listed on the gift certificate, the redeemer is responsible for paying the difference at time of purchase.
    • WellWorks, its agents and vendors, may provide gift certificate purchasers with information about the redemption status of gift certificates.
    Cancellation and Expiration of Gift Certificates
    • WellWorks reserves the right to immediately invalidate gift certificates, without notice, should it receive a credit card chargeback, returned check or other form of repudiated payment made towards the gift certificate.
    • WellWorks is not responsible for lost or stolen gift certificates. Reasonable and prudent steps are taken to verify the legitimacy of a redeemer and upon full redemption or at the expiration date, the gift certificate will be identified as not valid for payment of any kind.
    • WellWorks reserves the right to dishonor the gift certificate if it reasonably believes it was not validly purchased, has already been redeemed, or the redeemer stole or is otherwise not the intended beneficiary of the purchased certificate.
    • Gift certificates expire two years from the purchase date and are not valid or redeemable after the expiration date.
    • WellWorks will not replace a lost or stolen gift certificate.
    Miscellaneous Terms and Conditions
    • WellWorks reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions from time to time in its sole discretion.
    • If any provision of these Terms and Conditions should, for any reason, be held invalid, prohibited by law or unenforceable in any respect, such term will not apply. However, the remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall be enforced to the full extent permitted by law.



  • SAT
    12.01 @ 09:00am


    Grover Center E124

    Do you love working out in the warm weather but find motivation lacking in the colder months? Bring that outdoor workout inside this year!
    WellWorks is offering a new deal to help our outdoor bikers, joggers and burpee-ers. At any time in December, you can purchase a 4-month membership package ($85) and we'll give you a fifth month for FREE. That will get you through the cold weather so you can return to your outdoor routine in May.
    This deal is perfect for anyone looking to jumpstart their new year resolutions or to maintain/improve their fitness during the winter. Members receive a discount on specialty classes such as Triathlon Training and The Great Yoga Wall. So, complementing any workout with a WellWorks membership is beneficial because it can provide a more varied routine and intensity, regardless of fitness level. 
    This deal is only good for new members or returning members not currently holding a WellWorks membership.The membership must be purchased from December 1 - December 23. Please purchase your membership at the WellWorks front desk (Grover Center E124). Inquiries can be directed to the WellWorks front desk (Grover Center E124) at 740-593-2093.

  • WED
    11.28 @ 10:00am


    Grover Center E124

    Members, come visit us to celebrate our appreciation for you!  Indulge in some warm drinks from our nutrition team and celebrate our repainted and reorganized fitness center. 

  • MON
    11.19 @ 12:00pm


    Brasee Hall 302 (Lancaster Campus) or via remote attendance

    Healthy OHIO is Ohio University's employee wellness program. 

    Benefits-participating employees and their spouses/partners enrolled in the OHIO medical plan have the ability to earn rewards by engaging with the online wellness platform, Virgin Pulse.

    Join us for this brown bag event that takes a deeper dive into the various program offerings available through Virgin Pulse.

    The live event will be hosted in Brasee Hall Room 302 on the Lancaster campus but will also be available for remote attendance via live-stream.

    Monday, November 19. 12:00 p.m. Beyond the Cash Rewards: Using Virgin Pulse. Brasee Hall 302 or via live stream While the cash rewards offered through Healthy OHIO are exciting, WellWorks wants University employees to have the tools and resources they need to actively identify and achieve their own diverse wellness goals. Virgin Pulse provides a variety of features that can empower your employees and support them in meaningful ways. During this presentation, WellWorks staff will explain the Healthy OHIO program, provide an in-depth tutorial of the lesser-known features of Virgin Pulse, provide details about the Athens fall semester biometric screenings and encourage participants to register for a chance to receive a free fitness tracker. Presenter: Jenn Bennett, Director of WellWorks. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ohiochsp.zoom.us/j/185719960

  • MON
    11.19 @ 05:45am


    Grover Center E124

    Thanksgiving Week: Modified Hours and Offerings

    WellWorks will host modified hours and offerings November 19-24
    to accommodate a painting project in the fitness center and to observe the Thanksgiving holiday.  


    Monday, November 19:

    • Fitness Center Closed for Painting
      • Instead, members are encouraged to utilize room E194 as an Open Gym.
      • Members will be able to check-in at the Front Desk or in Room E194.
      • Locker Rooms will be open.
    • E194 (Open Gym): 5:45 a.m. – 11:30a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
      • Spinning and strength equipment will be provided.
      • The space can be utilized for stretching, cardio and some strength training.
    • Regularly Scheduled Group Fitness Classes will occur in E192 and E194.


    Tuesday, November 20:

    • Fitness Center Closed for Painting
      • Instead, members are encouraged to utilize room E194 as an Open Gym.
      • Members will be able to check-in at the Front Desk or in Room E194.
      • Locker Rooms will be open.
    • E194 (Open Gym): 5:45 a.m. – 11:30a.m., 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
      • Spinning and strength equipment will be provided.
      • The space can be utilized for stretching, cardio and some strength training.
    • Regularly Scheduled Group Fitness Classes will occur in E192 and E194.


    Wednesday, November 21:

    • Fitness Center Closed for Painting
      • Instead, members are encouraged to utilize room E194 as an Open Gym.
      • Members will be able to check-in at the Front Desk or in Room E194.
      • Locker Rooms will be open until 12:00 p.m.
    • E194 (Open Gym): 5:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      • Spinning and strength equipment will be provided.
      • The space can be utilized for stretching, cardio and some strength training.
    • No Group Fitness Classes
    • No Massage or Nutrition appointments allowed on this day.
    • WellWorks will close at 12:00 p.m.
      • All members must be out of our facility promptly at 12:00 p.m. The doors will be locked at that time and will remain locked until we reopen on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Please remove any personal belongings from your lockers that you may need during the closure.


    Thursday, November 22 through Saturday, November 24:

    • WellWorks will be closed these three days for the Thanksgiving holiday and for the completion of our painting project.


    Sunday, November 25:

    • WellWorks will resume regular hours and offerings


    Wednesday, November 28:

    • Member Appreciation Day and Celebration: Stop by WellWorks to celebrate the completion of our painting project! The WellWorks Nutrition Team will provide warm drinks to thank our members for their patronage and their dedication to wellness.