Mission Statement

To provide students, faculty and staff with programs and facilities that offer health promotion and physical fitness within a safe and professional environment.

What is fitness?

Fitness means being in good physical condition. We often think of athletes as being very fit. They tend to focus on performance-related fitness for sports.But you don’t have to be an athlete to be fit. Doing more physical activity improves your fitness and health, no matter what size or shape you are. Making small changes in your daily lifestyle helps you improve your fitness.


What types of physical activity improve fitness?

The activities you choose depend on which kind of fitness you want to improve. There are three different kinds of fitness:

  1. Flexibility is the ability to move your joints and muscles through their full range of motion. Stretching is an exercise that helps you to be more flexible.
  2. Aerobic fitness means increasing how well your body uses oxygen. This depends on the condition of your heart, lungs, and muscles. Any activity that raises your heart rate, such as walking or running, can improve aerobic fitness.
  3. Muscle fitness means building stronger muscles and increasing how long you can use them (called endurance). Activities like weight lifting or push-ups can improve your muscular fitness.

Fitness Center OrientationsEvery Student/Faculty/Staff  must complete a safety orientation prior to using the HPER Fitness Center. (Cardio Room and Weight Room)

Fitness Center Rules and Regulations

Weight Room Rules and Regulations

Kettleball Policies

Five Finger Shoe Policy

HPER T-Shirt Policy Women

HPER T-Shirt Policy Men

Boxing Equipment Checkout Procedures 

Fitness Programs

Personal Training
Blood Pressure Screenings
Selectorized Machine Orientation
Fitness Assessments


UCA Campus Walk/Run Maps

Campus 5K
UCA HPER Center 1 Mile Running Route
UCA Student Center 1 Mile Walk/Run Route
Apx 2 Mile Route