Group Exercise and Fitness

Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff sponsors a variety of exercise opportunities specifically for Appalachian faculty, staff, and their spouses/or significant others. Completion of a health history form is required prior to participating in an exercise class. Fax your completed form to 262-7019 or email to

Group Exercise Classes

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) 

HIIT class is a total body, heart pumping, aerobic, and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high-intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided.  

  • Tuesday, Thursday:  1:00 pm to 1:45 pm  

Intermediate Strength Training 

This class is a whole-body strength training program.   Dumbells or resistance tools are needed.  We will go through all major muscle groups and incorporate whole body moves to increase muscle strength, endurance, balance, and range of motion.

  • Monday - Wednesday:  1:00 pm to 1:45 pm 

Personal Training Program 

Virtual Personal Training

This training format is ideal for participants who need some direction in their workout plans.  Certified personal trainers offer 2 workouts per week. For those who are comfortable coming to the Varsity Gym location, occasional appointments with your trainer to check for are available.  After an initial consultation with the trainer, this client will receive two workouts, per week, via e-mail. The client exercises without direct supervision each week.  

In-Person Person Training

This will be available Fall 2021, please email Stephanie McDaniel to get on the waitlist.

 Weightroom Orientation

Weightroom orientations are suggested for those who are new to weight training or for those who may need a refresher course on how to use the equipment properly. This orientation will also help teach/correct your form and alignment.

Please contact Stephanie McDaniel for more information