Fitness and Wellness Services is a branch of Recreation & Wellness and offers a variety of services, including Group Exercise, Personal Training, Small Group Training, Equipment Orientation, Fitness Assessments, Wellness Coaching, Health Screenings, CPR & First Aid Classes, Massage and Nutrition.

Many of these services are free or at a reduced cost for students.

Meet the Fitness Staff!

Group Fitness

Our certified instructors offer effective and safe workouts in a fun, friendly, and social atmosphere. Participants can burn calories, improve their fitness, experience the GVSU community, and manage stress in a positive way.  Our instructors are able to teach to all fitness levels, therefore, all class formats are designed to meet the needs of beginner, intermediate, and advanced participants.

Class Schedule & Fitness Pass


Students on Spin bikes in Spin Group Exercise class.

Strength Classes

Small Group Training provides the opportunity for participants to experience the benefits of working with a certified personal trainer, while completing exercises and workouts within a small group of goal-oriented individuals. This is a great option for those that are looking for an effective, high quality workout that is focused on skill development, motivation and enhanced fitness.  FREE for students

Class Schedule & Descriptions 

Small group training class Women on Weights.

UFit - FREE for Students!

  • Initial consultation with goal setting 
  • Optional postural and movement assessment
  • Equipment orientation and exercise demonstration
  • Personalized Fitness Program
  • Follow-up appointments to gauge progress, adjust goals, and modify the fitness program as you continue to improve your fitness

Start UFit Today!

Trainer assisting student in a bench press.
Personal Trainer and student working on sit ups.

Personal Training

Working with one of our Nationally Certified Personal Trainers on a regular basis will help you to maximize your workouts, and to enjoy a wide variety of benefits such as education, accountability, motivation, and direction.

Regardless of your current fitness level, or experience, our personal trainers have the expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm to help you reach your fitness and wellness goals!

Start Personal Training Today!

Participant and Swim instructor in the pool on noodles practicing kicks.

Adult Swim Program

Recreation & Wellness offers Adult Swim Lessons for anyone 17 years of age and older. Individual Lessons are great for working one-on-one with an instructor and Group Lessons (Learn to Swim and Swim Skills & Techniques) allow you learn basic skills or develop existing skills in small class sizes up to 6 participants. All abilities welcome in all lessons. 

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Adult Swim

Recreation & Wellness is a department in the Division of Student Affairs at Grand Valley State University.

Page last modified May 12, 2022