Our Mission is 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”?!?

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


What types of physical activity improve fitness?

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

In order to use the UCA HPER Fitness Center, every student/faculty/staff member MUST complete a safety orientation prior to using the facility. 


Fitness Center Dress Code
Fitness Center Rules and Regulations