Campus resources for New Year’s fitness resolutions

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2019 is quickly approaching, and with a new year, many people make goals or resolutions for themselves – usually as a form of self-betterment. A popular resolution for many people is working out more frequently, getting in shape or losing weight. The fitness and wellness section of Wright State’s Department of Campus Recreation has many resources to help students and staff work towards their fitness goals, whatever they may be.

The Fitness Center is free to students and has a variety of equipment, including: free weights, treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals, etc.

The fitness center is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 1-8 p.m. on the weekends. Inside of the fitness center, many fitness classes are offered throughout the week at various times in three exercise studios.

These classes are free to students and can be a great way to start working out on a regular basis. A variety of classes are usually offered, including: yoga, TRX, cycle fit,, total body circuit and more.

Another option for those looking to get fit is personal training. Wright State has personal trainers who offer individual training, as well as small group personal training. The prices vary depending on how many sessions you sign up for but it is cheaper for students. Another resource that can be set up is nutrition counseling; Wright State students can receive a 20 percent discount on those fees.

For those who want to get active by playing a sport, Wright State offers many intramural sports during the winter and spring, as well as a number of competitive sport clubs. Outdoor Recreation offers trips and hikes, as well as the climbing gym for students who are looking to get in shape.

If you are looking for more information on what Wright State has to offer in terms of fitness and wellness or recreation, details can be found online at