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Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is located in Room E170 on the Appleton campus and features a variety of exercise equipment available for free use by students and staff. Included in the center are cardiovascular and strength equipment, as well as shower and locker facilities. 

Several health and wellness programs are offered to students and staff throughout the year. 

Fitness Center Services

Fitness Assessments
This is a valuable tool in assessing fitness ability. It also acts as a good baseline before beginning any exercise program. Appointments last 30-45 minutes. You should dress comfortably (preferably athletic attire) and must wear athletic shoes.

Before a Fitness Assessment can be done, please print and fill out the ACSM Health Status Questionnaire (PDF).

The Fitness Assessment consists of: 

  • Height/weight measurements

  • Body Composition

  • 3-minute step test

  • Push-ups

  • Curl-ups

  • Sit and reach 

Equipment Orientations
This appointment will familiarize you with both strength and cardio equipment in the fitness center. This is recommended if you have never used strength or cardio equipment. The coordinator shows proper form and instruction to prevent injury. Appointments last 30-60 minutes.

This is for individuals who want their own customized training program. The coordinator will meet with you to discuss your exercise objectives and will then create a personal program tailored to your needs. This is then followed up with a second appointment to go over the routine. Appointments last 15-30 minutes.

Group Exercise Schedule

All classes are appropriate for any fitness level. We encourage participants to go at their own pace. All classes are free for FVTC students and staff. There is no registration for these classes (except LIVESTRONG, see below); they are on a drop-in basis, so come when your schedule allows. 

View the Fall 2015 group exercise class schedule (PDF).

Class Descriptions

Total Body Conditioning

This class provides a quick, condensed, full body workout. Every little bit helps!


Take your frustrations out on a free-standing kick bag! Combine simple movements to create an intense workout. Class limited to 10 participants; first come, first serve.

Cardio Mix

This class will utilize a variety of equipment and intervals for a great workout.


Utilize suspension straps to push, pull, and lift your own body weight. Class limited to 10 participants; first come, first serve.

To participate in a TRX Class you must complete a 30 minute orientation with the Wellness Coordinator; schedule your appointment at the Wellness Desk.

Latin Cardio Fusion

This high energy and fun class combines Latin dance inspired moves with body weight exercises to burn calories quick!


Yoga is the no stress workout that conditions your muscles. This class helps participants achieve better posture, stronger muscles, increased flexibility and stress management through exercise and relaxation.


This is a 12-week exercise based program for cancer survivors. Any FVTC Student or Staff member who has ever been diagnosed with cancer qualifies. The fall session will run from September 21st- December 9th. Class limited to the first 4 participants and participants must register in advance. This program includes a free YMCA membership for its duration.

Wii Fit Tuesday's

Meet your Wellness Coordinator in Student Life for a Wii Fit Challenge. Any student who beats Brandy in a challenge will receive a $5 Connections Coffee Café gift card.

Fitness Center


The Fitness Center is closed for construction until August 31, 2015.

Appleton campus, Room E170
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.  
Saturday: 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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