Client at front desk of wellness center with a Wellness Specialist
WellWorks Wellness Center


The WellWorks Wellness Center proudly serves the Athens community and surrounding area through a variety of wellness experiences. Within every service provided by WellWorks is a team who strives every day to help those in search of wellness. What are you searching for? We’d love to help you.

Wellness Services Available to the Public


    Massage Therapy

    You deserve a massage. The WellWorks licensed massage therapist can help you: get relief from muscle pain and soreness; alleviate stress, and; detoxify—both mentally and physically. Services range from deep tissue to isometric stretching and relaxation. Massages are open to anyone and conveniently located in Grover Center on the Athens campus.


    Nutrition Programming

    As life changes, so do eating habits. WellWorks can help! Whether you're focused on management of chronic disease, recovery from disordered eating, navigating food allergies and sensitivities, sports nutrition, or weight management, Louise Cruz RDN, LD  can guide you to make healthy food choices that fit in to your traditions, culture and lifestyle.


    Wellness Coaching

    Your goals are important. Sometimes, though, it can be difficult to organize your values, beliefs, priorities and goals to help you create a strong vision of the direction you need to go next. When you've reached a point in your journey when you could use a little extra support, Wellness Coaching can help you process your thoughts to identify your goals and needs. We currently offer three different options for participating in Wellness Coaching.


    Produce Buying Club

    University employees, students and community members are invited to participate in the WellWorks Produce Buying Club with seasonal weekly pick-up on Ohio University's Athens Campus in the Walter Hall parking lot. The program is managed by Rural Action and all produce is purchased from local farmers at the Chesterhill Produce Auction. This wholesale model of community supported agriculture provides flexibility and diversity. 



    Reiki is a Japanese healing modality. The word Rei means universal, and Ki means energy. Every culture has a reference to this energy. In China it is Chi, in India it is Prana, for Christians it may be the Holy Spirit. Private appointments with Louise Cruz, Reiki Master, are now available. Appointments can be made in-person and virtually via Teams (or Zoom, if requested). 

Membership Based Services

We currently offer two membership types


    Facility Memberships

    Our Facility Memberships are traditionally available to Ohio University employees, their spouses/partners, community members, teens (age 13-17) and Ohio University graduate students. We do not offer memberships to Ohio University undergraduate students.


    Virtual Membership

    Wellness, in all its glory, brought to you wherever you are! Virtual Memberships are available to anyone with access to internet. We do not restrict participation based on demographic or location, aside from some age restrictions for minors. 

Members can enjoy the following services


    Personal Training

    When you train at WellWorks, you're not only getting a personalized  workout designed to support your goals, but you're also providing real-world professional experience to tomorrow's leaders. Our trainers are current Ohio University students who are supervised by our full-time professional staff of Exercise Physiologists and Wellness Professionals. WellWorks offers two convenient training options to fit your unique needs: Virtual and In-Person. 


    Group Fitness

    Join our Group Fitness and Wellness Instructors for a variety of group wellbeing offerings. WellWorks currently offers a hybrid schedule of virtual and in-person/outdoor classes. A diverse set of offerings is available to fit a variety of wellbeing needs. Virtual classes are open to all membership types. A Facility Membership is required for outdoor classes.