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Healthy lifestyles start here!

Welcome to Campus Recreation: Fitness. Regardless of your workout style or fitness level, we have something fun and challenging for you. 

Use Our Services

From over 80 group fitness classes a week, to personal training with one of our nationally certified trainers, we have the workout you! 

Experience the Benefits

  • weight management
  • prevention and treatment of disease
  • better job and classroom performance
  • decreased anxiety and depression
  • improved cardiovascular function

To register for the following upcoming programs please click here. 

Personal Training 

All of January 2016 get 16% of 1:1 Personal Training Packages! This discount is only available in-person at the Rec Center. 

American Council on Exercise Programming

ACE Health Coaching: 

All across the country, people are struggling with their weight. They’re struggling with obstacles that have kept them from eating better, moving more and making their health a priority. They’re struggling to adopt the lifestyles they need to fend off preventable disease, live longer and spend less on health care. They are living in a vicious cycle of temporary change fueled by quick-fix solutions, and as a result, many of their achievements are short lived. The ACE Health Coach Certification was designed to produce professionals who can help people end that vicious cycle. Professionals who have the behavior change, physical activity and nutrition coaching skills they need to empower people to long-term healthy change. Materials can be purchased at: https://www.acefitness.org/fitness-certifications/health-coach-certification/ (Not included in the class) 

ACE Personal Training:

This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and become effective personal trainers. This course presents the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness, and performance goals. The information covered by this course and the ACE IFT Model will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy, and behavior change in clients, as well as design programs that help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength.

Mindfulness Meditation

If you would like to learn how to reduce your stress, increase your concentration, or enhance your relationship with yourself and others, this workshop is for you!  Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to what is happening to you from moment to moment. To be mindful, you slow down and bring awareness to your thoughts, feelings, and actions, without attaching judgment to them.This workshop is designed for beginners who want to learn mindfulness skills and are open to experiencing these skills in their everyday life. During Spring semester, Counseling Services in collaboration with Campus Recreation is offering four 4-week-workshops for students to learn and practice mindfulness skills.  These classes are tailored for students and are free of charge. Please meet in room 2407 in the HLC. Click HERE to register. 

Mondays—February 15, 22, 29, March 7: 3:00-4:30 pm / Tuesdays—February 16, 23, March 1, 8: 3:00-4:30 pm/  Mondays—April 4, 11, 18, 25: 3:00-4:30 pm/  Tuesdays—April 5, 12, 19, 26 : 3:00-4:30

NAU FIT

2016 is going to be a great year - let's make it a healthy one!  If you are committed to improving your health, NAUfit offers just the help you need to reach those goals.  Participants win prizes and earn wellness tools just for being there! The program offers hands-on experiences with free professional guidance and consultation to help you make the most of the new year. Multiple meetings happen each week, you choose the time that works for you!  Sign up today: www.nau.edu/naufit

Instructional Programming (2/1-4/29)

Ballet/Jazz: In this class you will experience the beauty and technique of classical ballet and the fun and sassy moves of jazz. Both styles are completely different, and you will be given a chance to explore them both equally. We will be learning different technique, tricks, and combinations each week. (T/Th, 8:00-9:00pm)

Half Marathon, 10K, 5K: Looking to run a half marathon, 10K or 5K and just don’t know where to start? Start here with the Marathon Training Preparation Course. We are excited to help you learn more about what it means to enjoy running and use it as a tool to improve your health. (M/W, 5:30-6:30pm)

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: In this class, students iwll practice the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Hitsu which is a self-defense system that focuses on leverage to give an advantage to smaller weaker individuals. This class will emphasize safety and teach various techniques used in the practice. (M/W, 4:00-5:00pm)

Olympic Lifting: This Olympic Lifting course that will provide instruction on proper technique and progression of the Olympic lifting movements. The course will also provide lessons on fundamental movements associated with the Olympic lifts such as squats, pulls, and presses. Along with the lessons the class will provide a structured workout to accompany the lift of the day to help build and improve a participants movement patterns. To track the progress of the class progressive maxes, from 3 repetitions to 1 repetition, will be measured periodically through the phases of the course. (M/W, 2:00-3:00pm)

Latin Dance: Come experience the flavor of the Latin dance world! In this class you will be learning, the afro-Cuban dance of Salsa, the Dominican love music of Bachata, and the fun lively Dominican style of Merengue. All you need to bring is yourself and your excitement to learn! So head on over! (T/Th, 7:15-8:45pm)

Women and Weights

Do you find weightlifting intimidating? Are you lifting correctly? Are you aware of how important strength training is for women? Come learn from certified personal trainers and group fitness instructors on how to properly lift weights. This class will discuss proper programming in order to reach your goals! We will focus on beginner weight training movements and also show you ways to implement modifications to your individual needs and goals.

Dates: Mondays 2/8/2016-2/29/16

Time: Students: 6:15-7:15pm/ Faculty/Staff : 11:15-12:15pm

Who: Students and Faculty/Staff 

Cost: Students: $40

Mindfulness Workshops

This is a collaborative program between Counseling Services and Campus Rec. If you would like to learn how to reduce your stress, increase your concentration, enhance your relationship with yourself and others, this workshop is for you!  Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to what is happening to you from moment to moment. To be mindful, you slow down and bring awareness to your thoughts, feelings, and actions, without attaching judgment to them. This workshop is designed for students who want to learn mindfulness skills and practice these skills in their daily lives.  Please contact Derya.Suzen@nau.edu for more information and question. 

Strive and Thrive at your Desk

This is collaborative program between the NAU Employee Wellness Program and NAU Environmental Health and Safety. If your job involves risk factors associated with postural imbalances or with desk work and computer related activities and would like us to assess your work stations and provide a preventative or corrective exercise program, click here to sign up for your session today. The cost of the additional postural assessment and personalized exercise program is $20.00. If you should require further assistance you can schedule 2 personalized training sessions for just an extra $40.00. Please contact fitness@nau.edu for more information or questions.