Fitness assessments are a great tool to help you make exercise a part of your daily life. By evaluating your fitness level and health risk, we can establish a personalized exercise program designed to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Assessments are recommended prior to beginning an exercise program and throughout the progression of your exercise routine. This program is only for Recreation and Wellness members and benefits those interested in improving or maintaining their current fitness level. All assessments are performed at the Student Recreation Center. Fitness Assessments measure your current level of fitness, assist in goal setting and tracking of your progress. In addition, they track a variety of health related components, and improve motivation! A fitness assessment provides a baseline measurement of cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and strength, body composition, blood pressure and flexibility. The assessment takes about 45 minutes to complete. Please make sure to wear athletic-style clothing. Shorts are preferred due to the body composition measurement on the thigh. Schedule your assessment today by calling 683-3384 or stop by the SRC front desk.
Your certified personal trainer can design a training program specifically for YOU based on your individual profile (including age, exercise history, fitness level, goals, available equipment, schedule availability, medical history, etc.). To save time, many diet or fitness programs are based on a general, one-size-fits-all approach and use computer-generated programs. But, most exercisers are more successful at reaching their goals when using a program that is designed just for them. We utilize the extensive profile you provide to develop your customized program so that you are always doing exercises that are just right for YOU. We design programs for all fitness levels, and use with a variety of exercise equipment or even no equipment at all. Unlike other fitness programs that take your money and then forget about you, Our Personal Trainers will be there with you through every step and we offer this service at an extremely low cost to you. Click here for Personal Training Rates
Exercise by Design
A trained fitness specialist will design an individualized exercise program based on personal goals and current fitness abilities. Receive 3 personalized sessions to create a program that may focus on:
- General Health
- Strength Training
- Cardio/Aerobic Training
- Sports-Specific Training
- Core Stability
- Nutrition Basics
- Proper Techniques
- Safety Considerations
- URBAN TRAIL RIDE: Grab your bike and meet us outside of the OAC every Tuesday as we tour the city of Norfolk on a 10 mile bike ride along the Elizabeth River Trail and Norfolk's established bike routes!
Dates: Every Tuesday in September - November from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- SUP-PALOOZA: Come out and explore Norfolk's waters on a stand-up paddleboard guided tour along the coast of the Elizabeth and Lafayette River.
Dates: Wednesday, September 4, 11, 18, 25, and Wednesday, October 2, 9 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- URBAN TRAIL RUN: This group run is open to runners of all abilities, no previous urban trail running experience is necessary. A Fitness and Wellness staff member will guide you along our local urban trails.
Dates: Every Thursday, September - November during Activity Hour (12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
- KAYAKING PADDLEPALOOZA: Head over to Whitehurst Beach for some kayaking fun! OAP will provide sit on top kayaks, canoes, personal flotation devices, and paddles.
Dates: Friday, September 6, 13, 20, 27 and Friday October 4 and 11, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
All programs listed above are FREE! Registration is encouraged but not required for all Nature's Gym Programming! So come out, work out and enjoy the outdoors.
Swag-a-thon on the Quad
Join us for for back-to-back group fitness classes to get your "Swag-On" for the school year! Featured classes include:
U-JAM FITNESS: This is an athletic cardio dance class that unites world beats with urban flavor. The music will take you around the world from old school hip-hop to Bollywood; providing you an intense cardio workout that makes you sweat, tone your body and leave you craving more! All fitness levels welcome.
ZUMBA: Latin-inspired red-hot music and dance that will get the party started.
MONARCH KICK A great way to experience the Fighters Workout without getting hit! This isn't punching the air, Taebo, or boxing aerobics. You're wrapping up, gloving up, and learning real techniques while getting a full body workout. You'll spend the hour throwing punches, kicks, elbows and knees; the fundamentals of kickboxing.
MIXED MONARCH ARTS This class will provide you a safe and fun environment to learn techniques in areas of boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and much much more! All levels welcome.
MONARCH FIT: This class will push you to your limits while performing constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensities giving you maximum results in the least amount of time.
All partipants will recieve a Swag-a-thon workout towel!
Friday, August 30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on the Quad
Monarchs on the Move Wellness Challenge
Move like a MONARCH! Participate in activities in Aquatics, Intramurals, and Fitness and Wellness that will take you to 50 areas throughout the ODU campus. It's a great way to explore the SRC and see what we have to offer! Prizes are given throughout the challenge!
Registration begins October 1 at the SRC Pro Shop. Receive a free pedometer upon registering.
Train Like an Athlete
Looking to get ready for the upcoming ODU Triathlon? Train Like an Athlete will provide you the opportunity to gain strength and endurance in swimming, running and biking!
Program begins Monday September 2 - Friday, November 1
This program is FREE and open to the ODU community.
Contact Tamara Morgan at 757-683-4605 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tweak Your Technique
Fitness lap swimmers, competitive swimmers, triathletes, cross training athletes: Learn the art of swimming "smarter, not harder!"
The program will run every Wednesday beginning September 3 from 8 - 9 p.m. in the SRC pool. Tweak Your Technique is a FREE program and registeration is not required. For more information contact Kimberly Mills, Coordinator of Aquatic Programming at 757-683-4156 or email@example.com