Summer Fitness 4 Life

Taking activity breaks in your workday can help you feel more energetic, improve mood/concentration, enhance sleep, and decrease risk of chronic disease, illness and injury. 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.

May 20-August 23, 2019

Find remaining event details and downloadable invitations on the HR Events Calendar.


Miami offers free workshops for all Miami faculty and staff with a valid Miami ID. TBA for Fall 2019


Miami proudly offers free weekly classes for all Miami faculty and staff with a valid Miami ID. All fitness levels are welcome.

Cardio and Strengthening

Cardio Tone

Total Body Tone in interval format. Each exercise will emphasize muscular strength, muscular endurance, aerobic conditioning, or a combination of all three.

Where: Phillips Hall 33, Gym

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:10-12:55 p.m.

Where: Chestnut Field House

When: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Hip Hop

Athletic, simple, and fun choreography makes this dance–inspired workout anything but routine. Let’s get up and dance!

Where: Chestnut Field House

When: Beginning 6/29-8/21, Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Mind and Body


Practice this Korean self-defense art and you will acquire basic hand and foot abilities while developing self defense skills of falling, rolling, breakaways, and locking/pinning techniques. All skill levels are welcome to learn how the coordination of mind and body relieves stress and trains a valuable set of skills.

Where: Bennett Rec Center 2

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00–8:00 p.m.


Need a weekly stress break? Research has proven a regular meditation practice can improve memory, mental focus, blood pressure, and coping with stress. In this workshop you will be guided through a brief meditation and leave feeling refreshed and renewed. Practices will cover the basics of guided relaxation, breathing, and meditation.

Where: McGuffey 128, Mindfulness Center

When: Tuesdays, 10:30-11:00 a.m.


Perform mat exercises the target abdominal and lower back muscles. This class is designed to enhance posture and body awareness by developing a balance between muscular strength and flexibility.

Where: Phillips Hall 115

When: Mondays, 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: 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. Come early to your first class and meet the instructor.

Oxford Campus

Where: Phillips Hall 115

When: Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Wednesdays, 12:10–12:55 p.m.

Fitness Centers

We offer free, no-cost fitness centers for all Miami faculty and staff with a valid Miami ID. Centers 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. Closed on 5/27, 7/4.

Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Friday, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


The Middletown campus fitness center is located in the Bennett Recreation Center. Closed on 5/27 and 7/4.

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


The Oxford campus fitness center is located in the in Phillips Hall, room 113. Closed on 5/27, 7/4, 8/22, 8/23.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday

6:00–8:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

4:00–6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Rec Sports Center

9:00–11:00 a.m.