Employee Wellness offers no-cost fitness programming for Miami employees (all full time and part time regardless of benefit eligibility) and their spouse/SSDP who is covered by Miami's health plan.
Fitness rooms, with employee-only hours, are available on the Hamilton, Middletown and Oxford campuses. Fitness rooms are suitable for all fitness levels and welcoming to beginners. Each work out space contains cardio equipment (elliptical trainers, treadmills, exercise bikes, and more), strength training machines, free weights, stability balls, stretching mats, and a variety of other exercise equipment. Locker rooms and showers are available for use.
To join, stop by during the employee hours and an Employee Wellness staff member will sign you up and help you get started.
Email an Employee Wellness member to set up an appointment for a Fitness Room Orientation.
Fitness4Life Schedule (PDF 1.18MB)
In Phillips Hall, Employee Wellness has open Racquetball Courts Monday through Friday from 11am - 2pm. Please sign in at the Fitness Room desk (Room, 113) and bring your own equipment.
Take advantage of the Open Gym Hours in the Phillips Hall Main Gym (located in the basement) every Monday and Wednesday. Enjoy open gym from 12–1pm or join the pickup basketball group at noon! Please bring your own equipment and sign in at the Phillips Hall Fitness Room 113 front desk.
A variety of group fitness classes are offered for Miami employees at different times through the day. No registration is required, just drop in and join the fun! Class types include aerobics, toning, Pilates, yoga, sport cardio, Zumba, and more.
Fitness4Life Schedule (PDF 1.18MB)
Miami Recreational Sports Center
The Recreational Sports Center offers a variety of membership options for employees and their families.
Miami Faculty, Staff and families can visit the Rec Center at a reduced rate of $6.00 per person per day by showing your Miami ID to get the reduced rate.
To find out more information about memberships and all of your options, please contact the Pro Shop at 513-529-8181 or Tara Britton at 513-529-5357.
YMCA Corporate Memberships
Miami University employees can participate in the corporate membership discounted plans offered by local YMCAs. Discount plans vary by location, so please contact the YMCA branch you are most likely to use on a regular basis for details. Signup occurs at the individual branches and requires a valid MU ID.
Employee wellness offers personal training opportunities for Miami employees to develop an exercise routine specifically designed to meet their needs and goals. Individual or group personal training sessions are available by appointment only in the Phillips Hall fitness room (113).
Email an Employee Wellness Personal Trainer to set up an appointment.
Team Miami 2013 Photo Gallery (PDF 12.99KB)
Team Miami is ready to get you motivated and moving! Set a goal to walk, walk/run, or run in the Red Brick Run 5K (held annually in April) and Team Miami will provide you with the training and encouragement all the way to the finish line!
Assessing your cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and strength periodically is a beneficial way to track your fitness and health over time. Once you know your numbers, you can compare them to recommended fitness guidelines to identify the areas you are strong in and others you may want to improve. Then, you can tailor your exercise program to help maintain or enhance your fitness.
Click below to print the following documents that will lead you through how to test, track, and assess your fitness. Equipment and staff to assist with these assessments are available in the Phillips Hall Fitness Room during employee hours.
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