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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 Fitness 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 taught by the Wellness Coordinator are free for students and staff and do not require registration. Classes are on a drop-in basis, so come when your schedule allows. 

Tai Chi and Zumba are free for students but do require registration and payment from staff. Please register  for these classes in Student Life (Room E137). Classes are about $2.50 each and can be purchased as a punch card. See this Tai Chi flyer (PDF) for additional information. 

View the Spring 2018 group exercise class schedule (PDF).

Group Exercise Class Descriptions

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.

Tai Chi

Pronounced “tie chee”, is a mind-body practice wherein a person moves their body slowly and gently, while breathing deeply and meditating (it’s often called “moving meditation”). Tai chi is a physical approach to health, longevity, and optimum quality of life. Principles and postures of qigong are also incorporated through class.

Requires registration and payment from FVTC Staff only. Please register in Student Life, Room E137.


A form of suspension training that uses body weight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability simultaneously. The use of the TRX Suspension Trainer is used which is a performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete the exercises.


Vinyasa Yoga

This style focuses on breathing paced with movement through poses. Weight loss, the faster pace, and strength building poses in this style increase calorie burn. All levels welcome.


An aerobic class featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music.

Requires registration and payment from FVTC Staff only. Please register in Student Life, Room E137.



Fitness Center Events

FVTC Winter Olympics
February 12-23

Polar Plunge
Saturday, February 17

Upcoming Incentive Programs

The Amazing Race
February 5-March 2 
More info (PDF)
Registration form (PDF)

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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