Wellness Programs

The Health Education and Services Center offers many programs to help you improve your physical wellness. From healthy eating workshops to physical fitness programs, our wellness team is here to help you reach your physical wellness goals.

Fit Club

Fit Club is designed to encourage Hawkeye students and employees to work out for 13 or more days in a calendar month.

To Join Fit Club

  1. Register monthly at the front desk in the Health Education and Services Center and receive your monthly punch card.

  2. Visit the front desk to get your punch card punched each time you use the Health Education and Services Center.

  3. After you receive 13 punches for working out for 13 or more days you will receive a free gift, be recognized in the Health Education and Services Center, and be entered in the grand prize drawing at the end of the semester.

Fitness Assessment

Learn your level of fitness. Whether you're starting a new program or seeing how far you've come, a Fitness Assessment is right for you!

Your Fitness Assessment will include:

Resting Heart Rate

Resting Blood Pressure

Height / Weight

Body Composition


Aerobic Capacity (VO2 sub-max)

Muscular Strength


Clearing Tests

Nutritional Awareness

Let's Do This! How Do I Sign Up?

Visit the front desk at the Health Education and Services Center to purchase your Fitness Assessment.

  • $20—Faculty and Staff
  • $10—Students
  • $15—If added to a Personal Training package. You'll get a pre AND post Fitness Assessment. How awesome is that!

Group Fitness Classes

Group fitness classes are a great way to add variety to your workout routine and have fun with friends while getting in shape. Let our certified instructors help you reach your goals with fun, energetic, effective workouts that fit your schedule.

Wondering if Group Fitness Classes are a Good Fit for You?

Try it out! All classes are great for all fitness levels from beginner to intermediate. Our instructors help you work at your level!

We try to schedule classes at convenient times to fit into your busy schedule, however, if you can only attend part of the class, that's OK. We just encourage you to warm up and cool down if arriving late or leaving early.

I'm Interested! How do I Sign-Up?

Signing up is easy. Simply visit the Health Education and Services Center front desk to sign the Health Education and Services Center Waiver. Employees will also need to purchase a class pass (pay by cash or check). Don't forget your Hawkeye Card ID.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Please arrive a few minutes before class and inform the instructor of any injuries.

Bring a clean pair of non-marking athletic shoes.

After the fourth week of the semester, fitness classes must have three participants at the start of class time for class to be held. If there are only one or two patrons for class, then WellBeats will be utilized instead.

Student Life holds the right to cancel any class at any time.

There are no refunds after registration.

I like coming to Group Fitness classes because the classes are fun and upbeat, motivating me to come each week. » Chantel Keppler

I like Group Fitness classes because I don't push myself as hard as someone else does. Working out as a group helps my motivation because if I'm falling or stumbling, someone else is probably falling or stumbling too. I don't get discouraged and continue with the workout. » Brianna Bishop

Summer Group Fitness Classes: Fall 2018

Students attend FREE! Employees $30. Locker rental $25/semester.
You can start at any time.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6:15–7:00am Functional Fitness Functional Fitness Functional Fitness Functional Fitness Functional Fitness
9:00–9:45am Ride and Shine Bootcamp Ride and Shine Bootcamp Weekend Warrior
12:00–12:15pm MOVEment MOVEment
12:00–12:45pm Strength and Cardio Functional Fitness Strength and Cardio Functional Fitness
4:00–4:45pm HIIT Strength and Cardio HIIT Strength and Cardio
5:00–5:45pm Bootcamp Cardio Kickboxing Bootcamp Cardio Kickboxing
  • Bootcamp

    Commitment, effort, teamwork, sweat, motivation, and dedication are components of our NEW Bootcamp class. You'll find potential using battle ropes, medicine balls, sandbags, and an engaging group setting. Increase your strength, boost aerobic capacity, and break through plateaus!

  • Cardio Kickboxing

    A great workout for anyone interested in improving their fitness and stamina. This class is flexible to serve the needs of all fitness enthusiasts. It will get beginners in shape and it will challenge the most advanced athlete. Class format integrates combinations of punches, kicks, and heavy-bag work. Additional muscle and motion exercises are incorporated to strengthen and tone.

  • Functional Fitness

    This 45-minute class is aimed at providing you with strength, stability, power, mobility, endurance, and flexibility while incorporating various types of equipment. Equipment will include but is not limited to: TRX, kettlebells, med balls, slam balls, battle ropes, etc. All fitness levels welcome!

  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

    Offering a form of interval training which utilizes short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less recovery periods. Push yourself till you can't push no more! Running short on time? No problem! Workouts last less than 30 minutes with 15-minutes of dynamic stretching.

  • MOVEment

    Looking for a chance to get up out of your seat and move? We are too, which is why we are bringing you a NEW, 15-minute class located in the Hawkeye Center Conference room. We will focus on bodyweight movements, light dumbbell work, and deep stretching that won’t cause you to work up a sweat. Allow yourself the chance to release endorphins which helps develop positive attitudes and reduce stress!

  • Ride and Shine

    Get your morning started off right with a 30-minute ride that will target the entire body through climbs, intervals, sprints, and more! We’ll finish the class with 15 minutes of gentle yoga stretches that will leave you feeling great for the rest of your day! This class can be tailored to all fitness levels and abilities.

  • Strength and Cardio

    Improve your overall fitness with a class designed around cardio endurance and muscle conditioning to create an ultimate fitness training experience.

  • Weekend Warrior

    Trainers Choice! Let our trainers design you a 45-minute total body workout every Saturday AM. You will find yourself challenging all muscle groups,while pushing yourself to new limits leaving you tired and sweaty. What better way to start out a Saturday?

Personal Training

Hawkeye's Health Education and Services Center offers one-hour personal training sessions for students and staff.

To get started with a personal trainer, please contact the front desk at the Health Education and Services Center or the student life coordinator.

You must have a current Hawkeye ID to sign-up for personal training sessions.

1 session *
5 sessions *
10 sessions *
Group of 2 or 3
1 session
Student $10 $40 $80 $7 per person
Employee $20 $80 $160 $15 per person

* All sessions expire three months from purchase date. Health Education and Services Center staff reserves the right to postpone or cancel due to illness or staff shortage.

Personal Training Policies

Personal Training + Fitness Assessment Package

Add a pre and post Fitness Assessment to any personal training package for only $15! Visit the front desk at the Health Education and Services Center to sign up.

Regular Hours

Fall 2018

Monday–Thursday 6:00am–9:00pm
Friday 6:00am–6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am–12:00pm
Sunday 12:00–3:00pm

If campus is closed, the Health Education and Services Center is also closed. This includes weather related closings. How will you be notified?

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