Fitness Program

Mission Statement

It is the philosophy of the Fort Valley State University Fitness Program to provide programs and instructions that improve the physical, emotional, social and moral development of our adult family. We understand that a disciplined approach to fitness and personal knowledge about health is vital.

Director Donald Moore and Fitness Coordinator Desmond Williams provide support for adults on campus and in the community that leads to success in life. A variety of fitness programs are offered to meet participants’ needs.

Membership plans available are 5-month, 10-month, and 12-month options; plans include options for individual, individual and a companion, a family of 3, a family of 4, and corporate groups (5 or more persons from the same corporation or organization). Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Children younger than 13 are not permitted to use the Fitness Center Weight Room but are welcome in other areas. We accept personal checks (ACH – Check Draft), personnel action forms, and major credit cards (Visa/Mastercard).

5-Month Plan: Aug. 16 – Dec. 15
10-Month Plan: Aug. 16 – May 18
12-Month Plan: Aug. 18 – July 25

See Fitness Center Brochure below with current rates.

The Fort Valley State University Fitness Center offers members the opportunity to take advantage of services including group exercise classes, cardio equipment, free weights, individual machine weights, indoor track, aqua-aerobics and racquetball.


Group Aerobics Classes
Afternoon / Evening Aerobic Workout:
End your day with an invigorating workout. Get it all – cardio, strength, flexibility and fun! (60 minutes)

Pilates: Focuses on the abdominal muscles, the lower back and the buttocks. By strengthening the abdominal and core muscles, the lower back is protected.

Aqua – Aerobics Workout: A high-energy total body workout designed to increase cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance and flexibility in a low-impact environment. Resistance tubing, aqua steps & other aqua equipment will be used for a total body workout. (60 minutes)


This indoor track provides a safe atmosphere for members to walk or run, especially during changing weather conditions. It is 1/7 of a mile in length. Seven laps equal one mile.


For those who like resistance training, the 2,279 square-foot room is fully equipped with more than 35 pieces of exercise machines and free weight equipment. Our weight room is filled with equipment specifically chosen for quality and efficiency from highly brand names, including Schwinn, SportsArt, Precour USA, CyBex, Universal and York. The weight room holds a capacity of 44 people.

The Fort Valley Fitness Center is equipped with:
Strength Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Leg Press, Treadmills, Chest Press, Stair Climbers, Abdominal Crunch, Elliptical Trainers, Dual Axis Lat Pull Down/Row, Climber, Bicep Curl, Rowing Machine, Low Back Extension, Stationary Bicycles, Shoulder Press

Three racquetball courts are available.

Fitness Class Schedule

This is the current class schedule for Spring 2010 in the HPE Complex Fitness Class Schedule

Beginners’ Class Workout

Instructor: Desmond Williams
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 a.m.
Room: 106-A

Boot Camp Workout

Instructor: Rafael Horton
Days: Monday – Tuesday – Thursday
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 a.m.
Room: HPE Complex Lobby

Faculty & Staff 30 min. Power Lunch Workout

Instructor:Lonnie Freeman
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room: Fitness Center, Room 105
(Fitness Center will be closed to students during this time)

Ab/Cardiovascular Workout

Instructor: Desmond Williams
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Room: Aerobic Room 106-A

Yoga & Pilates, Zumba Fitness/Kick Boxing30

Instructor: Mattie Horsley
Days: Monday – Yoga & Pilates
Wednesday – Yoga & Pilates
Thursday – Zumba Fitness/Kick Boxing
Time: All Classes 6:30 -7:30 p.m.
Room: Aerobic Room 106-A

*Times subject to change due to public events held in the Health and Physical Education Complex.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Donald J. Moore
Director of the Health and Physical Education Complex/
Woodward Gym and Campus Event Planning
(478) 825-6803

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