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The Department of Campus Recreation offers both fitness assessments and additional fitness education programs to help individuals build the foundation for a health and active lifestyle.

Drop-In Body Composition Tests

Working towards a weight loss goal? Then take advantage of our Drop-in Body Composition service to help you keep on track! Drop-In, no appointment necessary. Generally falls on the first Monday of every month.
  • Times Offered: 5:30am-9am; 11am-1pm; 4pm-8pm
  • Fall Dates: September 14, October 5, November 2, December 7
  • Where: Recreation Center, Fitness Assessment Room (located in the Fitness Center)
  • Cost: $5 fee (includes a report measuring your weight, blood pressure, percent body fat, and flexibility). Pay at the Welcome Center and bring your receipt to the fitness assistant.

TGIF (Teens Getting Into Fitness)

Designed for 13-17 year old teenagers who would like to use the Fitness Center. Teens will learn to safely and properly use the exercise equipment. Once the TGIF program is complete, the teen will receive a card to bring with them every time they use the Fitness Center. The Fitness Assistant on duty will ask to see their completion card. Parents/guardians must remain in the Fitness Center with the child during all workouts. Participants must bring current photo with them for TGIF card to be made.

  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: approx. 45-60 minutes
  • Registration: Contact Melissa (248) 370-4911 or mwolak@oakland.edu to register for the program.

Know Your Numbers 

“Know Your Numbers” is a fitness assessment program designed to provide individuals with important information and “numbers” relating to their health. Quick assessments  will be offered for FREE at the Recreation Center on the following dates. Some of the fitness assessments offered include: Blood pressure, BMI, flexibility, body composition, and muscular fitness.

  • Times Offered: 5:30am-9am; 11am-1pm; 4pm-8pm
  • Fall Dates & Topics:
    • September 23 Blood Pressure & Heart Rate
    • October 21 Muscular Fitness (pushups & situps)
    • November 18 Body Composition (Bioelectrical Impedance & BMI)

Fitness Center Orientations

Designed for members who are new to working out and/or using our fitness center. Members will learn to safely and properly use the exercise equipment and the basic components of strength training. Workout clothes & exercise shoes are encouraged!

  • Offered: FREE All Day, Every Day!
  • Stop by the Fitness Center today to chat with a Fitness Assistant and get oriented.

TRX Strap Rentals

Members no longer need to go through a clinic/orientation to gain access to renting out TRX Suspension Training straps. Starting August 31, 2015 ALL members can freely check out the TRX straps from the Service Desk for no charge! New posters with workouts and more are also now posted in Court 5 Fitness for your TRX enjoyment!

OU Fit Challenge

OU Campus Rec Intramurals and Fitness challenge YOU and two of your friends to the ultimate sport and fitness challenge! Using your and your teammates’ strengths, you will compete in 9 total sport and fitness challenges with each individual choosing 3 events to participate in. Each individual’s performance will be timed or recorded and combined towards your final score! Does your team have what it takes? Register today on IM Leagues!

  • Date: Thursday, October 1st from 4pm-6pm
  • Location: inner part of track at the ROAC
  • Cost: $5.00 (donation towards RLC)
  • Registration: Through IM Leagues 

Move Your Body Dance Party (during I Love My Body Week)

Come join the party as several different Campus Rec GroupX Instructors take you through various different dance routines! All are welcome for this free event!

  • Date: Thursday 10/15 6pm-7:30pm
  • Where: Gym Court 1
  • Cost: FREE for all Rec Members

Yoga Class on the Grass

FREE yoga class for the OU campus community to come and participate in during GrizzFest! No registration required, simply come to relax and restore during the lunch hour!

  • When: During GrizzFest Thursday 9/10 from 12pm-1pm (Rain Backup Date: Tue 9/15)
  • Where: Outside near the Oakland Center

Looking for a GroupX Instructor for your Event? 
Good news- we can help you out! Simply  fill out this form and we will be in contact with you soon in regards to your next event request.

 Biggest Loser Challenge

Returning January 2016! Stay tuned for more details.

For more information on any Fitness Programs, contact fitness@oakland.edu or (248) 370-4594.