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WellWorks is more than just a fitness facility — we’re a wellness center.

Conveniently located in the Grover Center on the Athens Campus at Ohio University, WellWorks offers a variety of wellness services to the Athens area. Employees, community members and graduate students are invited to become members of WellWorks and take advantage of our incredible fitness resources. Members of WellWorks receive access to our fitness center, group exercise classes, wellness coaching, personal trainers and discounts on specialty programming.

Membership is not required to enjoy other wellness services such as massage therapy, body assessments, nutrition services and special events.

We believe good health should be an attainable goal for everyone. WellWorks is an environment that’s inviting, not intimidating.


Ready to become a member?

Fill out a New Member Registration Form right now. Once that is complete, you can come into WellWorks (Grover Center E124) to pay and take your member photo. Do you have questions you'd like answered before completing that form? Call or stop by our front desk during business hours and we'd be happy to help. We hope to see you soon!



WellWorks is part of the SilverSneakers(R) program.  The Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness program is an insurance benefit included in more than 65 Medicare health  plans. You can determine if you’re eligible for SilverSneakers by visiting their website (silversneakers.com) or contacting customer service (888-423-4632). If you’re eligible, you’ll be given a 16-digit Healthways/Prime member number. Bring that number into WellWorks and we can set-up a SilverSneakers membership for you. Eligibility begins at age 65.  Not yet eligible but interested in Active Senior Group Fitness? All of our Active Senior classes are available to ALL members. You do not need to be a SilverSneakers participant to attend those classes.  



Any WellWorks member not eligible for a University parking pass can receive a WellWorks parking pass. A WellWorks parking pass allows the member to park in any of the following locations*:

  • WellWorks dedicated parking spots, located in the front row of the Walter parking lot (#134). Approximately 250 steps away from the WellWorks entrance.
  • Lot #134 (Walter Hall parking lot). Approximately 330 steps away from the WellWorks entrance.
  • Lot #132 (Peden Stadium parking lot). Approximately 375 steps away from the WellWorks entrance.
  • Lot #133 (Walter Fieldhouse parking lot). Approximately 420 steps away from the WellWorks entrance.
  • Lot #128 (the lot directly outside the perimeter of Convocation Center). Approximately 700 steps away from the WellWorks entrance, at its furthest point.

WellWorks Parking Permits are not valid in any metered spaces.
The permit is limited to 2 hours.

Map of parking lots for WellWorks parking permit holders

Event parking: If there is a special event on campus, the WellWorks parking spots should remain open and available to WellWorks permit holders. If all of WellWorks spaces are occupied, the permit holder must seek parking in one of the alternate lots noted above.


Faculty/Staff/Retirees  should already have a parking pass through the University. These
parking pass allow the pass holder to park in faculty/staff parking lots (dark green or purple lots). (Retirees have the option to receive either a WellWorks permit OR a general University permit; they cannot obtain both.)

Visitors are required to park at a meter (meters charge $0.75/hour)

* All parking lots require specific passes Monday-Friday 7am-5pm. Any other times the lots are free.