Looking to Get Active?

Physical activity is an important component in leading a healthy life. Student Health & Wellness can help you reach your fitness goals. Our health educators can meet with you for a variety of fitness services:

  • 1-on-1 consultations (discuss barriers, create goals, plan workouts, etc.)
  • Equipment orientations and/or tips on weightlifting form
  • Fitness testing (blood pressure, body fat, cardiorespiratory endurance, strength, flexibility)

Where: Appointments are held at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (map)

Cost: Free for current students at the University of Iowa

How to Schedule an Appointment: All fitness consultations take place in our offices in the Wellness Services area at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. To schedule an appointment call 319-353-2973. Please email Heidi with any fitness questions.

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Fitness Demonstration Videos

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Campus Fitness Facilities:

Fitness Activities, Parks/Nature Areas in Iowa City:

  • Iowa City Recreation Facilities, 220 S. Gilbert, 319-356-5100
    Open gym, racquetball, volleyball, weight/exercise room. The Recreation Division also coordinates a number of organized league sports (basketball, softball, volleyball) as well as lesson and recreational programs such as aerobics classes and swimming.
  • Macbride Nature Recreation Area (formerly MacBride Campus) Offers a raptor education and rehabilitation center, picnicking, camping and hiking and cross-country skiing. Contact Recreational Service, 319-335-9293.
  • City Park Park Road (across from Hancher Auditorium)
    Over 100 acres with softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, sand volleyball pits, walking/biking trails, and an outdoor swimming pool ($3.00).
  • Coralville Reservoir and Devonian Fossil Gorge, 319-338-3543
    Bike trails, over 7 miles of hiking trails around the Lake, swimming, boating, camping, and two disc golf courses available among many other outdoor recreation options.
  • Hickory Hill Park
    One of the most "wild" spaces still preserved in the Iowa City area. Over 190 acres with many trails (some rougher, some easier) over a variety of terrain including hills, pastures, woods, and wildflower fields. Great for hiking, walking, running, dog walking, etc. Entrances off North Dodge, 7th Avenue, Bloomington Street.
  • Lake MacBride State Park
    Campgrounds, beach area, frisbee golf, picnic areas and multi-use trail system.
  • Mercer Park 1317 Dover, 319-356-5109
    30 acres in a traditional, recreational center setting including ball diamonds, indoor aquatics center, tennis courts, and basketball courts. Offers many swimming and aquatics programs (water aerobics, lap swimming, etc).
  • Sugar Bottom
    An 18-hole disc golf course, beach areas and camping, along with over 10 miles of biking trails.

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