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Is there someone who can show me how to use the machines?
Yes. The Fitness Supervisors at the front desk during operation hours can assist those who need help with the equipment.
What is the appropriate attire for the Fitness Center and Group Exercise classes?
Proper athletic attire is required (closed toe/heel shoes, athletic shorts, athletic shirt). No cargo shorts, jeans, belts, or pants that contain zippers, rivets, or buttons that could potentially harm the equipment. Use best judgment when assessing excessive pockets. Cut off sleeves are permitted. Shirt must cover the nipple and belly button area at all times. Use best judgment for tennis skirts and short shorts.
Footwear must be in the form of running, tennis, or weight lifting shoes. Boots are not allowed. Specialty shoes are at the discretion of the fitness staff. Vibram 5 fingered shoes are permitted only on the cardio deck.
Why is an ID required to enter into the Fitness Center?
An ID is required to protect the interest of those who have paid to use the facility. Students pay activity fees every semester where a percentage goes toward the facility usage. Additionally, as a safety precaution and statistical analysis, we require that IDs be presented and swiped at the front desk.
Can I bring a guest to the Fitness Center?
Yes. Single entry guest passes are permitted for $5. Information and whereabouts of sign-up and payment can be located at http://gsw.edu/Campus-Life/StudentActivities/Recreation/. Guests must be 16 or older.
Are you open to the community?
Yes. We have a limited number of memberships available that can be purchased through Student Accounts in the Marshall Student Center on campus. Go to: https://gsw.edu/campus-life/studentactivities/recreation/fitnesscentermembership for more information.
Can students or student organizations reserve the Group Exercise Room?
Reservations can be made at https://gsw.edu/Campus-Life/StudentActivities/Reservations as long as certain criteria are met.
Is it possible to join the Fitness Center at a discounted rate and only attend Group Exercise classes?
YES! There is a GX Pass Only rate or $50 per semester (4-month time period).
Do you loan out equipment?
Yes. We have a limited amount of equipment that may be checked out at the Front Desk of the Fitness Center. This equipment includes: basketballs, racquets and balls, and jump ropes. You must have identification in order to check out equipment.
Are students allowed to have their family members join the Fitness Center?
Yes. As long as the currently enrolled student and the perspective member reside in the same household, any immediate family member 16 years of age or older may join the Fitness Center.
Do you have personal trainers?
Yes!! Check out our pricing at https://gsw.edu/campus-life/studentactivities/recreation/fitnesscenter/personal-training! All of our trainers are nationally certified through ACE, ACSM, AFAA, etc. We also have a degreed and certified fitness professional (Director of Fitness/Wellness) who can answer your question during regular business hours. You may contact her at Anna.Champion@gsw.edu.
Do you have a Registered Dietician/Nutritionist on site?
No. Not at this time.
Do you have massage therapy?
No. Not at this time.
** Policy violations may result in ejection from the facility. **
Personal Training services at GSW are a safe and effective way to help meet your fitness and wellness goals. A nationally certified fitness professional will assist you in developing an orderly exercise routine designed to meet your fitness goals and needs. Combining personal training with other fitness programs will provide you with the well-rounded package you need to improve your health and fitness.
Personal Trainers also recommend and instruct proper exercise techniques while teaching safe and effective use of fitness equipment. Both individual and partner sessions (2 people) are available depending on your needs and packages range from one to 15 session options.
Packages are designed reasonably in order to provide the best quality service at a low cost to currently enrolled GSW affiliated patrons as well as GSW Fitness Members and Hurricane Club Members (HC). Each package with FIVE sessions or more will include the initial consultation and fitness assessment. These offerings are built in to the price listed.
CONSULTATION & FITNESS ASSESSMENT INCLUDED IF YOU PURCHASE >1 SESSION.
|GSW Student/Faculty/Staff (please select)||GSW Fitness Member or HC (please select)|
|☐ Consultation (No Personal Training): $20||☐ Consultation (No Personal Training): $22|
|☐ Single One Hour Session: $25||☐ Single One Hour Session: $28|
|CONSULTATION & FITNESS ASSESSMENT INCLUDED IF YOU PURCHASE >1 SESSION.|
|☐ 5-One Hour Sessions: $20/session, $100||☐ 5-One Hour Sessions: $22/session, $110|
|☐ 10-One Hour Sessions: $15/session, $150||☐ 10-One Hour Sessions: $17/session, $170|
|☐ 15-One Hour Sessions: $11/session, $165||☐ 15-One Hour Sessions: $13/session, $195|
|PARTNER TRAINING (2 people)||PARTNER TRAINING (2 people)|
|☐ Single Partner Session: $18/person/session||☐ Single Partner Session: $20/person/session|
|☐ 5-One Hour Partner Sessions: $15/person/session||☐ 5-One Hour Partner Sessions: $17/person/session|
|☐ 10-One Hour Partner Sessions: $12/person/session||☐ 10-One Hour Partner Sessions: $14/person/session|
|☐ 15-One Hour Partner Sessions: $10/person/session||☐ 15-One Hour Partner Sessions: $12/person/session|
These programs are 4 weeks long; they will have a start and end date. If sessions are not completed within the designated time period, they will be forfeited.
|☐ Fundamental Foundation: $150||
Check back later or contact us for descriptions.
|☐ Weight Management: $170|
|☐ Performance Enhancement: $200|
Hi! My name is Pam Cummins. I am originally from Indiana, but have lived in Americus, GA for 19 years. I am married to an amazing man; and we have 3 awesome, teenage guys. I am grateful to be able to work for GSW in the Admissions Office. I have been a certified personal trainer for over 2 years; and I have been a certified group fitness instructor for over 16 years.
Education: BA in Telecommunications ’85, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
The Personal Training Program is designed for healthy individuals of the Georgia Southwestern campus community/affiliates. The program is not designed for pre or post-natal women, individuals on medication or under the direct care of a physician, individuals with physiological injury. Individuals with special needs should obtain specialized instructions from their attending physician prior to participation.
All Group Exercise classes are FREE for students, faculty, staff, and Hurricane Club members at GSW. You must bring your GSW ID to participate. The Group Exercise Studio is located on the first floor of the Student Success Center.
There are a limited number of bikes for Group Cycling, so please arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow enough time for proper bike set up (especially if it's your first class). Group Cycling is on a first come first serve basis.
It is recommended that you bring a towel and water bottle to each class. Mats are provided, but it is HIGHLY recommended you bring your own mat, especially if you plan on attending daily Group Exercise classes. To help better control the spread of illness and disease, sanitizing spray and disposable towels are available to use, so please make sure to wipe off equipment after each use.
Monday & Thursday
- 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
- 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
- 2:00 - 5:00 pm
*Fitness Center hours may change during holiday weekends and GSW events.