Group Exercise and Fitness

Group Exercise Class Schedule

Class Schedules have been modified and will be updated as we add back classes.

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


High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) In-person and Virtual option as well. 

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.  To log into the virtual class, go to the calendar tab, click on the day and time of the class.  Click on "more details", this will lead you to the Zoom meeting.

Intermediate Strength Training In-person and Virtual class Options (starts 1/25/2021)

This class is a whole-body strength training program.  Log in and follow along with our personal trainer! 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.

Core Conditioning

Core Conditioning is a mat and stability class designed to strengthen your core and back muscles.  We will incorporate whole body moves as well to stimulate coordination and balance. exercise course that meets twice a week for thirty minutes each session.   This course is suitable for most ages and most levels of fitness.

Health Promotion for Faculty & Staff Personalized Training Program (updated 1/15/2021)

Register to workout with a personal trainer and achieve your fitness/health-related goals.  Your trainer will develop a sensible, progressive, and individualized regimen based on your short- and long-term health needs.

Review the four training options below and contact Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff Stephane McDaniel ( or (828) 262-6314, to start your journey.

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 FVasity 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.  

 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 Steff McDaniel for more information