• Group Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training
  • Functional Training
  • Iron Wolf
  • Olympic Lifting
  • Special Events
  • Group Fitness Classes

    Finals Week Group Fitness Schedule: Dec. 4 - Dec. 8

    Group fitness classes are free for students and Campus Center members. Register for classes to ensure your spot. Registration is strongly encouraged but not required. Drop in on a first-come, first-served basis.  Class will remain open until maximum capacity is met or the class starts. All are welcome to participate and no previous experience is necessary for any group fitness class.

    Time/Day of classes Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. N/A  Yoga Meditative Yoga Yoga
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  N/A Zumba Cycle 45 Zumba
    5:00 - 5:20 p.m. Ultimate Abs Ultimate Abs Ultimate Abs Ultimate Abs
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. N/A Cycle 45 N/A Yoga
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Zumba N/A  N/A N/A
    6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Yoga Yoga N/A Zumba
    7:00 - 7:20 p.m. Ultimate Abs Ultimate Abs Ultimate Abs

    Ultimate Abs

    7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    HIIT30*

    Functional Training

     

    N/A

    HIIT30*

    Functional Training

     

    N/A
    7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Butts & Guts Ashtanga Yoga Zumba Ashtanga Yoga
    8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Zumba Zumba  N/A Zumba

    *All classes are in the group fitness studios unless otherwise specified

    Classes: (Towel and water bottles are highly recommended)
     

    Morning Meditation: This class aims to start the day off right by focusing on breathing and taking time to pause before the day gets going with this guided meditation session. Back to Top

    Yoga: This class establishes a mind-body connection through different yoga poses aimed at relaxing your mind while increasing strength, flexibility and stamina. Back to Top

    Meditative Yoga: This class combines the mind-body connection through different poses with the heavy focus of concentrated breathing to help patrons feel ready to take on the rest of their day. Back to Top

    Zumba: This class utilizes a fusion of Latin, International music and dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, workout that is easy and fun to do. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Back to Top

    Cycle 45: This is an indoor cycling class that incorporates both a cardio and upper body strength workout. The instructor will utilize half of the class to take you through a high-intensity cycle class and use the remainder of the class time to do a hybrid group fitness class. Back to Top

    Ultimate Abs: This is a 20-minute class of hardcore abdominal work. It focuses on toning and defining the abs and strengthening the back to improve posture and core strength. Back to Top

    DanceFit: This is a new group fitness class that is for those who love to dance but also tones and improves muscluar strength at the same time. Back to Top

    Jump: This class is cardio-packed with the use of trampolines to bring heart rates up and get a good sweat in. Back to Top

    Dynamic Yoga: This class helps patrons move with their breath and intentionally links the body to the mind, developing energy, deep relaxation and concentration. It offers a great space for participants to find their space and flexibility. Back to Top

    Butts & Guts: This class strengthens the lower body and core at the same time with a variety of workouts for all fitness abilities. Back to Top

    HIIT30: This class is a new group fitness class that stands for HIGH INTENSITY  INTERVAL TRAINING. Get ready for an all-emcompassing circuit workout that will tone, burn calories and improve the overall health of participants. HIIT is one of the most popular and sought after classes in the fitness industry. Back to Top

    Total Body Blast: This class is a perfect choice for those looking to get a full body workout in a time crunch. Move from drill to drill, reaching new heights of strength and endurance, maximizing fitness capabilities. Leave class exhilarated and stronger than ever before. Back to Top

    Ashtanga Yoga: This class is a slightly quicker pace of yoga that progresses patrons' practice and focuses on proper techniques and mastering poses. Back to Top
  • Personal Training

    Personal training includes:

    • The first consultation and assessment for free
    • A nationally certified personal trainer
    Personal Training Packages
    Number of Sessions Students Faculty/Staff
    1 $20 $25
    3 $60 $75
    5 $95 $120
    10 $180 $230
    15 $255 $330

    Personal Training Packages

    • Number of Sessions: 1
      Students: $20
      Faculty/Staff: $25

    • Number of Sessions: 3
      Students: $60
      Faculty/Staff: $75

    • Number of Sessions: 5
      Students: $95
      Faculty/Staff: $120

    • Number of Sessions: 10
      Students: $180
      Faculty/Staff: $230

    • Number of Sessions: 15
      Students: $255
      Faculty/Staff: $330

    Sign up at the Administration Desk in the Campus Center

  • Functional Training
    Functional Training Hours of Operation

    •  Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    •  Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

    Located on the third floor of the Campus Center

    For more information, please contact Drew Powell at wpowell@westga.edu. Visit our hours of operations page for holiday and special hours.

    Functional Training Area 

  • Iron Wolf
    Iron Wolf Power Lifting Competition

    Think you're the Iron Wolf of the pack? Prove it. UREC’s first ever Iron Wolf Powerlifting Competition is coming this fall. Lifts will include Squat, Bench, and Deadlift.

    Iron Wolf 2017 Competition Results
    Participant Name Weight Class Squat lbs Bench lbs Deadlift lbs Total lbs
    Sydney Goad 120 - 149.99 305 145 250 700
    Summer Jordan 120 - 149.99 250 95 95 570
    Madeline Marshall 120 - 149.99 195 75 75 475
    Logan Francis ≤159.99 340 265 265 1055
    Andrew Bledsoe ≤159.99 365 235 355 955
    Brady Walsingham ≤159.99 0 225 385 610
    Charles Johnson 160 - 181.99 365 45 65 475
    Nelson Hicks 182 - 197.99 410 300 500 1210
    Anthony Dawkins 182 - 197.99 415 330 325 1070
    Dar Robinson 182 - 197.99 365 265 425 1055
    Christopher Grissette 182 - 197.99 0 300 425 755
    Tyler Beno 198 - 219.99 435 305 500 1240
    David Willoughby 198 - 219.99 340 0 440 780
    Myles Brown 220 - 264.99 555 410 630 1595
    Kenterrio Woods 220 - 264.99 350 330 500 1180
    Cory Thornton 220 - 264.99 415 295 405 1115
    Tyler Petty 265+ 530 300 555 1385
    Malachi Thurmond 265+ 460 0 505 965

    Iron Wolf 2017 Competition Results

    • Participant Name: Sydney Goad
      Weight Class: 120 - 149.99
      Squat lbs: 305
      Bench lbs: 145
      Deadlift lbs: 250
      Total lbs: 700

    • Participant Name: Summer Jordan
      Weight Class: 120 - 149.99
      Squat lbs: 250
      Bench lbs: 95
      Deadlift lbs: 95
      Total lbs: 570

    • Participant Name: Madeline Marshall
      Weight Class: 120 - 149.99
      Squat lbs: 195
      Bench lbs: 75
      Deadlift lbs: 75
      Total lbs: 475

    • Participant Name: Logan Francis
      Weight Class: ≤159.99
      Squat lbs: 340
      Bench lbs: 265
      Deadlift lbs: 265
      Total lbs: 1055

    • Participant Name: Andrew Bledsoe
      Weight Class: ≤159.99
      Squat lbs: 365
      Bench lbs: 235
      Deadlift lbs: 355
      Total lbs: 955

    • Participant Name: Brady Walsingham
      Weight Class: ≤159.99
      Squat lbs: 0
      Bench lbs: 225
      Deadlift lbs: 385
      Total lbs: 610

    • Participant Name: Charles Johnson
      Weight Class: 160 - 181.99
      Squat lbs: 365
      Bench lbs: 45
      Deadlift lbs: 65
      Total lbs: 475

    • Participant Name: Nelson Hicks
      Weight Class: 182 - 197.99
      Squat lbs: 410
      Bench lbs: 300
      Deadlift lbs: 500
      Total lbs: 1210

    • Participant Name: Anthony Dawkins
      Weight Class: 182 - 197.99
      Squat lbs: 415
      Bench lbs: 330
      Deadlift lbs: 325
      Total lbs: 1070

    • Participant Name: Dar Robinson
      Weight Class: 182 - 197.99
      Squat lbs: 365
      Bench lbs: 265
      Deadlift lbs: 425
      Total lbs: 1055

    • Participant Name: Christopher Grissette
      Weight Class: 182 - 197.99
      Squat lbs: 0
      Bench lbs: 300
      Deadlift lbs: 425
      Total lbs: 755

    • Participant Name: Tyler Beno
      Weight Class: 198 - 219.99
      Squat lbs: 435
      Bench lbs: 305
      Deadlift lbs: 500
      Total lbs: 1240

    • Participant Name: David Willoughby
      Weight Class: 198 - 219.99
      Squat lbs: 340
      Bench lbs: 0
      Deadlift lbs: 440
      Total lbs: 780

    • Participant Name: Myles Brown
      Weight Class: 220 - 264.99
      Squat lbs: 555
      Bench lbs: 410
      Deadlift lbs: 630
      Total lbs: 1595

    • Participant Name: Kenterrio Woods
      Weight Class: 220 - 264.99
      Squat lbs: 350
      Bench lbs: 330
      Deadlift lbs: 500
      Total lbs: 1180

    • Participant Name: Cory Thornton
      Weight Class: 220 - 264.99
      Squat lbs: 415
      Bench lbs: 295
      Deadlift lbs: 405
      Total lbs: 1115

    • Participant Name: Tyler Petty
      Weight Class: 265+
      Squat lbs: 530
      Bench lbs: 300
      Deadlift lbs: 555
      Total lbs: 1385

    • Participant Name: Malachi Thurmond
      Weight Class: 265+
      Squat lbs: 460
      Bench lbs: 0
      Deadlift lbs: 505
      Total lbs: 965

    Weight Classes: (lbs)

    Male

    • <159.992

    1st = Logan Francis
    2nd = Andrew Bledsoe

    • 160 - 181.99

    1st = Charles Johnson
    2nd = N/A

    • 182 - 197.99

    1st = Nelson Hicks
    2nd = Anthony Dawkins

    • 198 - 219.99

    1st = Tyler Beno
    2nd = David Willoughby

    • 220 - 264.99

    1st = Myles Brown
    2nd = Kenterrio Woods

    • 265+

    1st = Tyler Petty
    2nd = Malachi Thurmond

    Female

    • <119.992

    1st = N/A
    2nd = N/A

    • 120-149.99

    1st = Sydney Goad
    2nd = Summer Jordan

    • 150-179.99

    1st = N/A
    2nd = N/A

    • 180+

    1st = N/A
    2nd = N/A

    Awards:

    Biggest Weight Amount: These awards will go to the male and female competitors who lift the most weight in each lift, regardless of weight class.

    • Squat - Myles Brown
    • Bench Press - Myles Brown
    • Deadlift - Myles Brown

    Best Lifter: These awards will go to the male and female competitor with the highest normalized total, using Wilks coefficients. The Wilks coefficients are used in competitive powerlifting to compare lifters of different body weights.

    • Male - Myles Brown
    • Female - Sydney Goad

    Best of Each Weight Class: These awards will go to the first and second place winners in each weight class.

    • All Weight Classes (see above)
    • First place (see above)
    • Second place (see above)

    For more information, please contact Drew Powell at wpowell@westga.edu.

  • Olympic Lifting

     

    • Olympic Lifting Test-Outs
      Olympic Lifting Test-Outs

      Become approved to perform olympic lifts on our designated platforms during the below times/dates or register at myrec.westga.edu. If you do not know how to perform these techniques or want to make sure your doing them properly before testing out, please attend the olympic lift clinics.

      • Monday & Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 9 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

      See Olympic Platform Regulations below for full list of explanations.

    • Olympic Lifting Clinics
      Olympic Lifting Clinics

      Learn proper olympic lifting techniques so you can then get tested out and become approved to perform olympic lifts on our designated platforms during the below times/dates. For more information, please contact wpowell@westga.edu.

      Tuesday & Thursdays, Beginning Aug. 10 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

      See Olympic Platform Regulations below for full list of explanations.

     University Recreation (UREC) is pleased to announce the addition of an Olympic weightlifting platform as part of its 2016-2017 fitness center renovation. The Olympic platform is a highly-regulated space where West Georgia students, faculty, and staff may perform Olympic lifts after demonstrating proper safety comprehension of each lift. Individuals must be approved by UREC prior to performing Olympic lifts.

    Olympic Platform Regulations:

    • Olympic lifting on the platform is restricted to patrons who are approved by University Recreation staff.
    • Patrons must visibly display the designated Olympic lifting tag when performing Olympic lifts. Tags are non-transferable and must be checked out individually at the fitness desk.
    • Only one person is allowed on the platform at a time.
    • No spotting should be performed outside of the rack.
    • Bumper plates must be used at all times.
    • Weightlifting specific footwear is encouraged.
    • Patrons are expected to clean up after themselves.

    To begin approval process, sign up here or see a staff member at the admin desk to register for testing out. Arrive to the platform at least 5 minutes prior to your test out time. Each appointment will last approximately 15 minutes. Individuals wishing to perform Olympic lifts will be required to demonstrate each of the following lifts during the appointment.

    Lifters must demonstrate all lifts to the satisfactory level listed in the checklists below to be considered approved to Olympic lift.

    Clean & Jerk lift:

     video credit: weighttraining.com

     Clean

    1. Hands are between hip and shoulder-width apart
    2. Shoulders are directly over bar
    3. Head is up
    4. Spine is neutral
    5. Bar stays close to body
    6. Arms are extended during first pull
    7. Heels come off the floor during second pull
    8. Maintain control through the catch
    9. Maintain neutral spine through entire lift
    10. Elbows are high, humerus' are parallel in the rack position
    11. Knees and hips are fully extended before the bar is dropped

    Jerk

    1. Bar rests on shoulders in the rack position
    2. Elbows are pointing forward, humerus' are parallel to the ground
    3. Spine is neutral, head is up
    4. Dip and dive are evident and forceful
    5. Head comes through arms after the drive
    6. Arms are fully extended overhead
    7. Feet return parallel to each other if the split is performed
    8. Bar remains fixed overhead
    9. A controlled release happens from the overhead position to directly in front of the lifter

    Snatch:

    video credit: weighttraining.com

    1. Hands are wider than shoulder-width
    2. Shoulders are over bar
    3. Head is up
    4. Spine in neutral
    5. Bar stays close to the body
    6. Arms remain extended during the first pull
    7. Heels come off the ground during the second pull
    8. Hips extend through the second pull
    9. Head comes through the arms after the catch
    10. Knees, hips, and elbows are fully extended
    11. Bar remains fixed overhead
    12. A controlled release happens from the overhead position to directly in front of the lifter

    Overhead Squat:

    1. Bar remains rixed overhead
    2. Head comes through arms
    3. Spine is neutral - lumbar curve; shoulder blades retracted
    4. Knees remain in line with toes
    5. Heels remain on the floor
    6. Both femurs are parallel to the floor

    For more information on technique and form, please contact wpowell@westga.edu

  • Special Events

    Mardi Gras 5K

    Grab your beads and join UREC for our first ever Mardi Gras 5K. This 5K is a run/walk so come out whether its your first 5K or you are trying to set a new personal record! The race starts and finishes at The UWG Coliseum! Each participant will receive a race packet and T-shirt with registration. Race Day registration and Bib/T-shirt pick up begins at 1:00p.m. on February 17, actual race begins 3:00 p.m. There will music, food, and fun on-site, so come early and enjoy the atmosphere. Registration is $30 for non-UWG community members, $25.00 for Faculty/Staff and $10.00 for students.

    Race Information

    • February 17
    • Check-in begins at 1:00 p.m.
    • Race begins at 3:00 p.m.
    • Location: Begin and end at UWG Coliseum
    • Registration Deadline: February 9 (Shirts are only guaranteed to those who register before February 1)
    • UWG Students price: $10
    • UWG Faculty/Staff price: $25
    • Non-UWG community members price: $30

    How to Register

    UWG students, staff, faculty

    1. Register online at myrec.westga.edu
    2. Once in this portal, select "All Programs"
    3. Under classification, select "Special Events"
    4. Select "Mardi Gras 5K"
    5. Students, faculty, or staff will select their appropriate grouping
    6. Proceed to check-out
    7. *Students will see their registration fee change from $25 to $10 and then will be able to check-out

    Non-UWG community members

    If you are not a part of UWG, please go to the community registration portal and follow the specific instructions on that page.

    For more information, please email urec@westga.edu, call 678-839-5500, or stop by our Admin desk in the main entry of the Campus Center.