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”?

Fitness” is the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations, daily and leisure activities. Physical fitness is generally achieved through proper nutrition, moderate-vigorous physical exercise, and sufficient rest and recovery. 

    What types of physical activity improve fitness?

The type of activities you choose depends 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.


All NEW students and employees must receive an orientation and sign a waiver prior to entering the HPER Center. This can be done electronically or in person.


Fitness Center Rules and Regulations