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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)

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 Spring 2017 group exercise class schedule (PDF).

Group Exercise Class Descriptions

Fitness Walking

All class members will meet in the Wellness 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.


First 15 minutes core exercise, last 15 minutes more intense core exercises. Middle of class focuses primarily on increasing overall body strength. Incorporates the use of stability ball, free weights, exercise bands, and medicine balls.

Xbox Kinect Challenge

Come to STUDENT LIFE (E137) and challenge the Fitness Center Staff and other students for a chance to win a prize!! Challenges will be every other Tuesday - January 24, February 7 and February 21.


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

Zumba DVD

An aerobic class featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music. There will not be a live instructor, you will follow instructors on a DVD using the TV in the room.


Tabata Cardio

This type of workout is a more advanced high intensity interval workout that will take you to a higher level of fitness, helping burn calories and build endurance. Tabata alternates between 20 seconds of max training and 10 second rest periods for a total of 8 rounds.


Connect with your breath to increase strength, range of motion, and body awareness. Come to class to relax, have fun, breathe deeply, move mindfully, and leave with a happy heart.

Cardio/Strength Circuit

Workout will include high/low aerobics or circuits. Strength training exercises will also be incorporated through the use of various strength equipment.

Fitness Center Events

Wear Red for Heart Disease
February 3, 2017

Polar Plunge Event
February 18, 2017

National Sleep Awareness Event
March 6-10, 2017

NCAA Bracket Challenge
March 14-April 3, 2017

American Diabetes Alert Day
March 28, 2017

Upcoming Incentive Programs

21 Day Challenge 
February 8-28, 2017

Slam Dunk Wellness
March 6-31, 2017

6 Week Ironman/Half Ironman Challenge
April 3-May 13, 2017 

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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