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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. 

View the Wellness Center Brochure (PDF)

Well Student Spotlight Nomination Form (PDF)

Wellness Club (PDF)

Fitness Center Services


A free one time, one hour appointment where you will learn about exercise recommendations and how to properly use the equipment. You will leave with a full body strength training routine personalized for you.

Personal Training

Students get two free 45 minute personal training sessions per semester, after they’ve completed an orientation. This is a great option for those who have plateaued and want to switch up their routine.

Fitness Assessment

Test your current fitness level to establish a baseline or track progress. Students get two free fitness assessments each semester. The Fitness Assessment includes body composition testing, blood pressure, 3 minute step test, push-ups, sit-ups, and sit & reach.

Nutrition Consultation


For this appointment option, you will be showed how to set up an account on Super Tracker so you can begin logging your food, drink, and quantities. We will come back together to review your food log and highlight areas where you can make changes and improvements.


Wellness Check

Knowing your health related numbers can be a motivational tool to help you reach your wellness goals. You will leave knowing your BMI, body fat percent-age, weight, blood pressure, and resting heart rate.

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; they are on a drop-in basis, so come when your schedule allows. 

View the Summer 2017 group exercise class schedule (PDF).

Class Descriptions

Fitness Walking: All class members will meet in the Fitness Center (E170) and walk through the halls or outside, working towards a higher number of steps and longer distances. Bring a pedometer if you have one as we will track steps after each class.

TRX: Utilize suspension straps to push, pull, and lift your own body weight. Class limited to 9 participants; first come, first serve.

Tai Chi: Pronounced “tie chee”, is a mind-body practice wherein a person moves their body slowly and gently, while breathing deeply and mediating (it’s often called “moving meditation”). Tai Chi is a physical approach to health, longevity, and optimum.

Active Happy Hour: This class will get you moving with a different routine or game each week. All classes will take place on the lawn by Entrance 9. If there is bad weather we will be inside. Below are the class topics.

  • July 11th Cardio/Strength Circuit
  • July 18th Zumba
  • July 25th PiYo: Piyo is a strength workout using unique combination of strength conditioning, flexibility and dynamic balance with hints of Yoga and Pilates. Fun music and rhythmic choreography will make you sweat!
  • August 1st BollyX (class will be held inside the Fitness Center): BollyX: is a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. It cycles between higher and lower-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and motivated all at the same time.
  • August 8th Circuit Training
  • August 15th Fitness Game

Power Vinyasa Yoga: A series of poses which flow from one pose to the next, incorporating breath, gaze, and abdominal control. Increase your strength, flexibility, stamina, and cardiovascular endurance. This type is suitable for all levels.

Fitness Center Events

Summer Adventure Activities 

White Water Rafting - Details TBD

Scuba Diving Lessons - Details TBD 

Bike to Fritse Park - Details TBD

Fitness Center

Appleton campus, Room E170
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.  
Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed


Patti Martin
Wellness Coordinator


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