Varsity Gym Reopening Monday, September 21st!

After several months of being closed, Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff (HPFS) is excited to announce the reopening of the Varsity Gym facility on Monday, September 21st.  With reduced capacity requirements and COVID precautions in place, HPFS will require pre-registration to allow 10 participants per hour.  We will be closing every 2 hours for 30 minutes to deep clean. We hope this will give our participants the opportunity to access the facility and continue towards their wellness goals. Please visit our registration page to learn more about how to pre-register and participant expectations (social distancing, Daily Health Check passport, wearing a mask, etc.).  Each week, registration will open up on Fridays at 12 pm to reserve time slots for the next week only. 

Welcome to Health Promotion

Health Promotion for faculty and staff Appalachian State UniversityThe Health Promotion program provides Appalachian State University staff, faculty, retirees, and their spouses/domestic partners with information, programs, and services that help to promote a healthier lifestyle and a better quality of life. Major components of the program include health and fitness, preventive care, and outreach programs.

Where are we?

We have two locations. Our main location is 12 Varsity Gym. (Reopening Monday, September 21st, 2020, Pre-registration required.)



 Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff is located in Varsity Gym (building conjoined to the Dining Hall). If you enter the gymnasium from Rivers Street, immediately upon entering the glass doors, take the stairs (down) to your left. (next to water fountain) There is a "Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff" poster, at the top of the stairs.

 If you enter Varsity Gym from campus side, you are greeted with the Military Science trophy case. Go down the stairs (two flights), pass vending machines (on your left). Walk across the gymnasium floor (short side) toward Rivers Street. Once you are in the lobby, take the stairs (down) to your right (just past restrooms and water fountain).

 Our second location is at Leon Levine Hall, Health Promotion Lab, Room 253, 1179 State Farm Rd. (Reopening Date TBD)

Our facilities are available to all faculty, staff, retirees, and their spouses/domestic partners at no charge. Before using the facility you must fill out a Health History Form.

Join Our Google Group!

Do you want to know what is going on in Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff? Join our Google Group so that you can receive email notifications regarding exercise classes, class cancellations, upcoming events or closing of the facility due to weather conditions. Simply follow the directions on this link.


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