FITNESS CENTER
Meredith College

The Lowery Fitness Center is available to the campus community and includes a variety of cardio machines, power lifting racks, free weights, resistance machines, medicine balls, bands, and other accessory equipment and technology enhancements.

About the Fitness Center

The Lowery Fitness Center was opened in 2017. Housed under the Department of Nutrition, Health and Human Performance, it serves as a research and teaching laboratory for the Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences program and a teaching facility for health and physical learning courses.

The recently renovated facility includes treadmills, bikes, elliptical cross trainers, ascent trainers, rowers, and power lifting racks. There are also free weights, kettlebells, resistance machines, physio balls, medicine balls, bands, and accessory equipment available.

It is the center for the Athletic department strength and conditioning program and supports health and wellness programs such as WOW! Employee Wellness and Angels in Motion (AIM) group fitness classes. It also provides a health and well-being activity space for the Meredith College community.

Fall 2023

Hours of Operation

August 23rd – December 6th

Monday             9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday            9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday      9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday          9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday                9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday        11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday             2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Academic courses and Athletics have priority scheduling and equipment use. 

The Fitness Center will be closed for all Meredith College breaks and holidays.

Group Classes

Angels in Motion

Angels in Motion (AIM) is a student-run organization providing exercise classes to all Meredith students, free of charge. The organization is run by health, exercise and sport sciences students.

Examples of fitness classes include strength and conditioning, mind and body, bootcamp, fitness fusion, and barre.

WOW! Employee Wellness

Working on Wellness (WOW!) is an important component in Meredith’s employee wellness program, which is open to all employees.

WOW! offers exercise and educational programming to increase personal awareness of employee health and wellness. This includes evaluating employee’s current health risk status, opportunities for risk education, improvement programming, and coaching for implementing positive lifestyle change.

Membership benefits include 

  • On-campus group exercise classes
  • Wellness release time
  • Access to all educational and incentive-based programming offered through or supported by WOW!

Weatherspoon Athletic Center

Weatherspoon Athletic Center includes a gymnasium, a fitness center, and 5,000 square-foot dance studio. The gym includes space for basketball, volleyball, exercise classes, and other activities.

Group Classes

Angels in Motion (AIM) is a student-run organization at Meredith providing exercise classes to all Meredith students, free of charge. The organization is run by health, exercise, and sport sciences students.

Examples of fitness classes include strength and conditioning, mind and body, bootcamp, fitness fusion, and barre.

Stay up to date with AIM fitness classes

Angels in Motion (AIM) is a student-run organization at Meredith providing exercise classes to all Meredith students, free of charge. The organization is run by health, exercise, and sport sciences students. Examples of fitness classes include strength and conditioning, mind and body, bootcamp, fitness fusion, and barre. Stay up to date with AIM fitness classes

Working on Wellness (WOW!) is an important component in Meredith’s employee wellness program, which is open to all employees.

WOW! offers exercise and educational programming to increase personal awareness regarding each employee’s health and wellness; current health risk status, opportunities for risk reduction, programming for improvements, and coaching for the implementation of positive lifestyle change.

Part of the membership benefits include 

  • On-campus group exercise classes
  • Wellness release time
  • Access to all educational and incentive-based programming offered through or supported by WOW!


Registration

Working on Wellness (WOW!) is an important component in Meredith’s employee wellness program, which is open to all employees. WOW! offers exercise and educational programming to increase personal awareness regarding each employee’s health and wellness; current health risk status, opportunities for risk reduction, programming for improvements, and coaching for the implementation of positive lifestyle change. Part of the membership benefits include 
  • On-campus group exercise classes
  • Wellness release time
  • Access to all educational and incentive-based programming offered through or supported by WOW!
Registration

Weatherspoon Athletic Center includes a gymnasium, a fitness center, and 5,000 square-foot dance studio. The gym includes space for basketball, volleyball, exercise classes, and other activities.

Weatherspoon Athletic Center includes a gymnasium, a fitness center, and 5,000 square-foot dance studio. The gym includes space for basketball, volleyball, exercise classes, and other activities.

Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences Research Labs

The Health and Human Performance Lab, located in Meredith’s newly built Communication and Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences Building (CHESS), features cutting-edge equipment to prepare students for employment and graduate programs. The lab also helps support community members in their health and wellness goals. Students are able to use the lab for their undergraduate research as well. 

The lab provides early access to research and clinical practices, with the goal to inspire health, exercise and sport sciences students to become researchers and practitioners in a field of study in which women are traditionally underrepresented.

The Health and Human Performance Lab is dedicated to assisting athletes, health practitioners, and anyone in the community looking to establish a baseline or measure their progress in lifestyle modification, performance, or fitness goals. Services offered include BOD POD testing, Resting Metabolic Rate testing, and Max VO2 testing.

Learn more about the Health and Human Performance Lab

Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences students have the opportunity to gain clinical experience in the field. The course, ESS 486: Exercise Prescription, allows HESS seniors to build upon all they have learned to prepare them for their upcoming internship, practicum, or next step in their career path. Students learn how to train individuals who have health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, orthopedic conditions, and metabolic disorders.

Learn more about the clinical exercise program

As part of Meredith’s Undergraduate Research Program, students can use the Health and Human Performance Lab, Lowery Fitness Center, and other athletic facilities as a resource for their research projects.

ESS Lab Student Research

Health and Physical Learning General Education Courses

General education courses at Meredith are important in laying a strong foundation for students’ liberal arts education. These courses enhance students’ education through coursework and experiences that position them to live, work and lead in a complex world. 

Students must take health and physical learning courses in this general education curriculum. Meredith’s fitness facilities help students thrive and succeed in these classes. Examples of courses students may take include but are not limited to

Learn more about general education courses

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