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Adopting a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important choices you’ll ever make...

...and the Wellness Center is here to provide you with resources and the motivational assistance you need to reach health and wellness goals.

Whether your goal is weight management, strength-training, education, or general conditioning, our programs are designed to provide you with safe and supportive environment. Once you begin, you will realize increased energy, higher self-esteem, and an overall improvement in your quality of life.

For more information about our services, stop by the Wellness Center or contact Abby Elias at 863.680.3894 or e-mail at


Programs and Resources


Kirk McKay, Jr. Exercise Room

The Kirk McKay, Jr. Exercise Room offers a diverse selection of equipment including computerized treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, rowing machine, free weights, plasma TVs, and much more. Fitness Attendants are always available to assist in training, answer questions, or provide a "spot."



Orientation consists of an introduction to the different pieces of equipment including how they work and how they can be adjusted. An orientation is a brief tour of the facility and equipment options in the exercise room. It is recommended to schedule an appointment. Orientations are 30 minutes in length and are free, so call 863.680.3894 fill out the online form.

Group Exercise

Group Exercise

Group exercise provides an opportunity to participate in a group setting and makes your workout fun and energizing. Choose from Indoor Cycling, Yoga, a variety of strength-training classes, even Zumba. You’re sure to be motivated by the sweaty bonds of new friendships.

Fall Group Exercise Schedule

Personal Fitness

Personal Training

Our personal trainers are ready to help you achieve your goals. Schedule up to five sessions with a personal trainer who will educate, motivate, and encourage you to meet your personal goals. | Learn more  

Blood Drives

Blood Drives

Want to help save a life? Wellness and Rec sponsors two blood drives a semester. It’s a quick, selfless way to make a difference in our community. If you aren’t able to donate blood, you can still help out by donating your time the day of the event to recruit others. Blood Drives are located at the Circle Drive. Watch for postings on campus for our next Blood Drive. Come out and support a life saving cause! Blood drive dates are September 8th/9th, November 9th/10th, January 19th/20th and March 16th/17th.

Smoking Cessation

Tools to Quit 

In partnership with Central Florida AHEC, we are offering individual coaching sessions to help employees and students with tobacco cessation. Participants will also receive an individual workbook and a two week supply of nicotine replacement therapy (ex. nicotine patches). 

We also host AHEC’s six week tobacco cessation program throughout the academic year.

Both the individual sessions and six week program are free of charge.

For more information, contact Abby Elias at or 863.680.3894.

Student Health 101

Student Health 101

An interactive newsletter designed to provide college and university students with a comprehensive resource that enhances their own health education efforts. The innovative newsletter provides a monthly publication through the academic year, delivered via email to both students and parents.

Hours of Operation

Wellness Center
Mon.-Wed., 6 AM – 11 PM
Thur. - Fri., 6 AM - 10 PM
Saturday, 8 AM – 10 PM
Sunday, 12 noon - 10 PM

Monday-Friday, 11 AM – 7 PM
Sat. & Sun., 12 noon - 4 PM

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Personal Training

Want to get in shape? Feel better? Increase your athletic performance?

Whatever your goals, a personal trainer will guide you with one-on-one sessions and a personalized training program, absolutely FREE! Our personal trainers provide you with single or combinational services which include: fitness assessments, nutrition coaching, exercise prescription and personalized training.

Your first session, typically, begins with a fitness assessment that will detail your strengths and highlight areas for improvement. The results will be used to design an exercise program specific to your goals. The fitness assessment takes approximately one hour and will test the following areas:

  • Height
  • Resting Heart Rate
  • Weight
  • Blood Pressure
  • Movement Screening
  • Body Composition
  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Muscular Endurance
  • Muscular Strength

A second session will then be scheduled with your personal trainer to go through the designed workout. Periodic re-tests can also be schedule to gauge the degree to which you are accomplishing the goals set (at least 6 weeks apart). It is recommended that you schedule pre and post test with the same personal trainer.

Our goal is to educate and motivate you to enhance personal responsibility for your health. You can take advantage of all or just one of the services.

Sign Up

Visit the Hollis Wellness Center and fill out the Jump Start packet. From there you will be assigned to a personal trainer.

For more specific questions contact, The Fitness Coordinator.


Group Exercise

Download Printable Fall Group Exercise Schedule

20/20/20: Try a little bit of everything! Each week's class can interchange between step, circuits, kickboxing, and resistance training split up into 20 minute intervals. A perfect addition to your regular workout routine. All levels.

Yoga: This class includes classical yoga postures, warm-ups, breathing techniques, and relaxation methods. Benefits include: stress release, body strength, weight control, improved body alignment and flexibility and better concentration. All levels.

Boot Camp & Total Body Conditioning: Bored with your usual workout routine? This is a 60 minute power-packed cardio and strength workout that incorporates a full body workout! Each week will vary between strength, cardio and circuits! All levels!

Indoor Cycling: Choose your ride.  Express '30' rides are great for new or frequent riders practicing basic foundations.  Learn riding forms, resistance and proper pedal stroke while establishing a strong aerobic base.  Full '45' rides establish a strong aerobic base with hill climbs, intervals, flat roads and sprints.  Each ride is for all levels. 

Strength & Endurance: Did you know strength training is a great way to decrease body fat? This class works every muscle in the body! You’ll squat, press, lift and curl your way into shape! All levels.

Ab Attack: A workout devoted entirely to the abdominals, hips and lower back. You'll strengthen and stretch your "core" in 25 minutes. All levels.

Zumba: A fun, effective and simple fitness system that uses the principal of aerobic interval training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body training. Latin rhythms create a party like atmosphere that delivers results. All levels.

Meditation and Relaxation: Emotional balance, calmness, mindfulness and stress relief are just a few benefits of meditation. The length and type will vary each week and focus on deep breathing, guided or unguided meditation practice for beginners and advanced. Join Tom from the counseling center every week and try something new! Dress comfortably. All levels. 

Barre:  New!!! A low impact technique class focused on strengthening and lifting, by using isolation of smaller muscle groups. It's great for building lean muscle and strengthening. No Background in dance/ballet is required! 



How better to encourage a healthful and balanced lifestyle than with good nutrition? A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and vegetable proteins has health benefits no one can deny.

Nutrition is also an important aspect of exercise training. Nutrition coaching sessions will educate and help you make positive dietary changes to achieve your optimal health. Note, coaches do not write food plans (the sample plans are written by registered dietitians); they provide basic knowledge of healthy eating and how to incorporate them into your lifestyle.


For More Information

Abby Elias 
Phone: 680.3894