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Fitness Programs

Employee Wellness offers no-cost fitness programming for Miami employees (all full time and part time regardless of benefit eligibility) and their spouse covered by Miami's health plan.

Meet our fitness instructors

Fitness Rooms

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 Employee Wellness to schedule appointment for a Fitness Room Orientation.

Fitness4Life Schedule-FALL (PDF 834KB)

Racquetball Courts

Phillips Hall
Monday through Friday
11am - 2pm
Sign in at the Fitness Room desk (room 113)
Bring your own equipment

Open Gym Hours

Phillips Hall Main Gym (located in the basement)
Mondays and Wednesdays
Pickup basketball at noon
Please bring your own equipment and
Sign in at the Fitness Room desk (room 113)

Group Fitness Classes

No registration is required
Classes include aerobics, toning, Pilates, yoga, sport cardio, Zumba, and more.

Fitness Class Descriptions
Fitness4Life Schedule (PDF 1.18MB)


Miami Recreational Sports Center
Fall FREE WEEK August 26-September 1!

The Recreational Sports Center offers a variety of membership options for employees and their families.

  1. Individual membership: $18/month
  2. Individual PLUS (employee plus children)
  3. Couple (employee plus spouse)
  4. Family (couple plus children)

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.

Miami Recreational Sports Center

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.

Great Miami Valley YMCA
YMCA of Greater Dayton
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
Greater Cincinnati Activation Fees (PDF 199KB)
Greater Cincinnati YMCA Facilities Listing (PDF 990KB)

Personal Training

Individual or group personal training sessions are available by appointment only in the Phillips Hall fitness(room 113).

Email Employee Wellness to schedule appointment.

Team Miami

Team Miami allows you to team up with other Miami employees and community members to set a goal to walk, walk/run, or run in the Red Brick Run 5K (held annually in April).

Team Miami 2013 Photo Gallery (PDF 12.99KB)

Fit Track

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, compare them to recommended fitness guidelines to identify your areas of strength and others you may want to improve.

Then, tailor your exercise program to help maintain or enhance your fitness.

Equipment and staff are available to assist with assessments in the Phillips Hall Fitness Room during employee hours.

Fit Track Instructions (PDF 139KB)
Fit Track Categories (PDF 378KB)
Fit Track Results (PDF 37KB)

Engergize Your Workouts

Looking for a new workout? Try our featured exercise plans:

Balancing Exercises for Home/Office (PDF 655KB)
Beginner Weight Machine Workout (PDF 314KB)
Bodyweight Exercises (PDF 267KB)
Circuit Training (PDF 78KB)
Foam Roller Exercises
(PDF 3.61MB)
Free Weight Upper Body Workout (PDF 279KB)
Lunch Time Workout Tips (PDF 340KB)
Medicine Ball Exercises (PDF 506KB)
Plyometric Exercises (PDF 198KB)
Treadmill Workout (PDF 46KB)

Campus Walking Maps

Healthy Miami Campus Walking Map (PDF 979KB)
MUM Campus 1 mile loop (PDF 145KB)