Fall Fitness 4 Life

Taking activity breaks during your workday can help you feel more energetic, improve mood/concentration, and enhance sleep in the evening. No-cost Fitness 4 Life programs are offered for all faculty, staff and graduate students, regardless of benefit eligibility, and spouses covered under Miami's health plan. Please complete our annual online Wellness Program Waiver before attending a Fitness 4 Life program.

August 26 - December 19, 2019

09/02, 10/11, 11/26 - 11/29, 12/20/19 - 01/01/20

Fitness 4 Life even details and downloadable invitations on the HR Events Calendar. Please note, schedule subject to change.


Fitness Classes

Miami proudly offers free weekly exercise classes welcoming all fitness levels.

Cardio Tone

Flow through a variety of total body toning exercises with brief rest intervals inbetween. Each exercise will emphasize muscular strength, muscular endurance, aerobic conditioning, or a combination of all three.

Where: Clawson Fitness Center, Located in Clawson Hall, 440 Western College Drive
When: Mondays and Wednesdays | 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. (no class 09/02/2019 and 11/27/2019)

Where: North Quad Fitness Center, Located in lower level of Martin Dining Hall
When: Wednesdays | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (no class 11/27/2019)


Join the party! This fun class is a fusion of dance themes and Latin, Pop, and International music.  You will learn dymanic and effectice routines that include body sculpting  movements and easy to follow dance steps.

Where: North Quad Fitness Center, Located in lower level of Martin Dining Hall
When: Mondays | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (no class 09/02/2019)



Need a weekly stress break? Research suggests a regular meditation practice can improve memory, mental focus, blood pressure, and ability to cope with stress. In this class you will be guided through a brief meditation and leave feeling refreshed and renewed.

Where: McGuffey 128, Mindfulness Center
When: Tuesdays | 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.


Pilates is designed to enhance posture and body awareness by developing a balance between muscular strength and flexibility.

Where: Phillips Hall 115
When: Tuesdays | 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.


This traditional instruction will teach basic hand and foot techniques and stances. These skills are then merged into connected movements that develop flexibility, strength, and balance. It is a class for all skill levels designed to provide physical and mental development while having fun and relieving stress.

Where: Middletown Campus, Bennett Rec Center, 2
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Yoga’s benefits include releasing tight muscles, strengthening and stress management. These welcoming classes are appropriate for both new beginners and experienced participants. Classes include movement, holding poses, breath awareness and guided relaxation. Modifications will be offered.

Oxford Campus

Where: McGuffey Hall, 322
When: Tuesdays | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (no class 08/27/2019, 11/26/2019)

Where: Phillips Hall, 115
When: Thursdays | 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. (no class 11/28/2019)

Hamilton Campus

Workshop Offered: 08/27/2019 - 9/24/2019
Where: Hamilton Gym, 116
When: Tuesdays | 12:10 - 12:55 p.m.

Power Aquatics

A shallow water aquatics class that is designed to be more than  your average water aerobics class. It is a fast paced 45-minute class that consists of a combination of new, fast and aerobic exercises.  A variety of aerobic movements is performed in the pool to increase heart rate and provide both a cardiovascular and strength training workout. This class is in the shallow en of the pool, (do not need to worry about getting hair or makeup wet). Equipment that will be used includes dumbells, water gloves, and noodles. Register here or sign in at the Rec Center Pro Shop.

Workshop Offered: 09/12/2019 - 10/17/2019
Where: Rec Center Leisure Pool
When: Thursdays | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Ice Skating

Workshop Offered: 10/11/2019 - 12/20/2019 (no class 11/29/2019)
Where: Goggin Ice Center
When: Fridays | 12:10 - 1:10 p.m.

Fitness Centers

Miami proudly offers, no-cost fitness centers that include treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, strength training machines, free weights, and more. All fitness levels are welcome, and you can join any time.


The Hamilton campus fitness center is located in the Gym weight room.

Monday-Thursday | 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday |10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


The Middletown campus fitness center is located in the Bennett Recreation Center.

Monday-Thursday | 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday | 10: a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


The Oxford campus fitness center is located in Phillips Hall, room 113.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday | 6:00 – 8:00 a.m. | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

Phillips Hall, 113

Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday | 6:00 - 8:00 a.m. | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Closed December 16, 2019 - January 9, 2020

Rec Sports Center

Saturday | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

New Fitness 4 Life Winter 4 Free Program December 16, 2019 - January 9, 2020

This Free Trial Membership is an opportunity for Miami Faculty, staff, emeritus, retirees, and spouses to try out the Recreational Sports Center while Phillips Hall, 113 is closed for winter break.

Register online with the Rec Center. From this link, select REC memberships, then Fitness 4 Life Winter 4 Free, and then login (or create an account) to register. Or stop at the Pro Shop and they can sign you up on the sport before you workout. 

Phillips Hall, 33

Open Gym Friday | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.