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Fitness and Wellness

Per Governor Larry Hogan's directive on March 16 designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Knott Athletic Recreation Convocation Complex (ARCC) is now closed until further notice. Visit COVID-19 Information for details on the Mount's response to the pandemic.

Campus Recreation offers several excellent fitness programs and services to help you stay fit and healthy. Take our Fitness Center Orientation to design your own program to stay healthy. We're here to support your mind, body and spirit, be that through encouraging healthy eating habits, mindfulness and yoga, circuit training, fitness classes, or even a cardio program that you can do on your own.

Fitness Center Programs and Services

1-on-1 Personal Training

Begin with an introductory consultation which includes a baseline assessment, brief health appraisal, discussion of health and exercise history, and goal setting. Your workout program will be designed based on the information gathered. Training sessions are scheduled based on trainer/client availability.

Personal training is available to all Mount students, Mount community, and ARCC members. If interested in training sessions, please submit a personal training request form.

Personal Training Fees

Mount Students

  • $12/1 session
  • $47/5 sessions
  • $92/10 sessions

Mount Community

  • $28/1 session
  • $125/5 sessions
  • $248/10 sessions

ARCC Members

  • $45/1 session
  • $198/5 sessions
  • $396/10 sessions

Packages are available.

Personal Training Appointment Cancellation Policy

Effective Monday, November 4, 2019, if you need to cancel your personal training appointment, you must do so at least 12 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Cancellations must be sent directly to the trainer via email or text message. If the cancellation is received less than 12 hours prior to the personal training appointment, you will be charged for the scheduled session.

Fitness Center Orientations

Fitness Center Orientations are a basic introduction to the PNC Fitness Center's circuit weight equipment and the cardio machines. Trainers will teach you how to use the machines while focusing on proper settings, form and technique. Orientations are free of charge one time only and are available to Mount students, Mount community and ARCC members by appointment only. Email Lisa Martin or call 301-447-3810 to schedule an appointment.

Fitness Consultations

Fitness consultations include bio-metric screenings (body weight measurement, body fat & BMI analysis, circumference measurements, and blood pressure readings), goal setting, basic nutrition guidance and exercise program suggestions. Scheduled by appointment only. Email Lisa Martin for an appointment.

Fitness Consultation Fees

  • Mount Students & Community - Free
  • ARCC Members $10

Biometric Screenings

Free biometric screenings (body weight measurement, body fat & BMI analysis, circumference measurements, and blood pressure readings) for Mount Students and Mount Community will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, January 29 – 2-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 30 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 10 – 2-4 p.m.
  • Friday, March 13 – 9 a.m.-noon.
  • Wednesday April 15 – 2-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 16 – 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Biometric Screenings are, also, available by individual appointment outside of the above-listed screening days.

  • Mount Students- FREE
  • Mount Community- FREE
  • ARCC Members-$5/screening

All screenings are by appointment only (every 20 minutes) in the Fitness Office (Rm. #214) located on the upper level of the ARCC's PNC Fitness Center. Email Lisa Martin or call 301-447-3810 to schedule an appointment.

PNC Fitness Center Policies

  • Patrons must give their ID (Mount or ARCC) to the Facility Assistant on duty. Guests must be registered at Issue & Control and must present a guest pass.
  • Patrons age 13 or older may use the PNC Fitness Center if directly* supervised by an adult, age 18 or older. *Directly supervised means:
    • Cardio Floor: Adult age 18 or older must be on the same floor
    • Strength Floor: Adult age 18 or older must be assisting/spotting13-15 year old at same machine/exercise.
  • Patrons 13-15 years of age wishing to use the PNC Fitness Center on their own** must complete a Fitness Center Orientation. **Cardio machines and selectorized weight machines only. Free weights not included.
  • Do not remove any equipment from the Fitness Center.
  • Bar collars must be used while using free weights. The use of spotters and/or safety bars is strongly recommended.
  • Return weights and equipment to the proper place. Do not drop or throw weights or bars.
  • Be respectful. No swearing, grunting, or loud noises.
  • Wear appropriate workout attire. Full length shirts and athletic footwear must be worn.
  • Wipe down equipment with anti-bacterial solution after each use. Do not spray equipment directly.
  • Only water or sport drinks in tightly sealable plastic bottles are permitted.
  • If you experience dizziness, light-headedness, or other signs of physical distress, stop exercising and contact a staff member. Report all injuries to a staff member.
  • Limit your time on cardio equipment to 30 minutes during peak times.
  • The use of chalk or powder is prohibited.
Lisa Martin

Assistant Director – Campus Recreation, Fitness Coordinator

+ (301) 447-3810

Group Fitness Classes

For fitness classes we ask that you wear proper workout attire, including supportive sneakers (stiff-soled sneakers or cycling shoes for spin), and bring a sweat towel and water bottle. Some equipment is provided including:

Cardio Mix

A 60-minute cardio workout that uses H.I.T.T., kickboxing, intervals and circuits to improve your cardiorespiratory system. Exercises to strengthen the core will be incorporated as well as flexibility training to lengthen muscles and improve range of motion.

Cycle Express

Enjoy a 30-minute heart-pumping, sweat-producing indoor cycle class. Great for those with limited time as well as for those who may not feel ready for the full hour class. You control resistance on your bike to make the pedaling as easy or difficult as you choose.

Indoor Cycle

Instructors will guide you through several workout phases including warm-up, steady up-tempo cadences, sprints, climbs and cool-downs. You control resistance on your bike to make the pedaling as easy or difficult as you choose. Constant adjustment is normal. All you'll need is workout clothes, a towel (to wipe your face), a water bottle and lots of positive energy.


A fiercely energetic workout that combines punches, kicks, and core exercise to maximize your calorie burn while improving, muscle tone, core strength, and endurance. Count on great music, powerful moves.

RIP Strength®

A barbell workout that incorporates functional strength training by using weights and bodyweight in every movement plane. The safe, motivating exercises and great music create a thrilling results-based fitness class experience.

Fitness Class Policies

  1. Fitness Class fees must be paid prior to participating in group fitness classes.
  2. Everyone must sign in and present a Mount Student or Employee ID, ARCC Member ID, or driver’s license to the facility assistant stationed outside of the Group Exercise or Spin Studio. You must have some form of picture ID to present when attending every class.
  3. The fitness studio doors will open 15 minutes prior to the start of class with the exception of those classes that are scheduled back-to-back.
  4. Sign-in for the fitness classes will begin 15 minutes prior to class on a first come, first served basis. If taking back-to-back classes, participant may sign-in for both classes when signing in for the first class.
  5. Participants must be physically present to sign-in. No reserving spots/space for a friend.
  6. If you have any medical conditions or injuries that may affect your participation and require modifications, please inform the instructor prior to the start of class.
  7. If you are feeling faint or ill, please stop the exercise, sit down and inform someone in the room. Do not leave the room by yourself.
  8. Be sure to wear proper exercise attire and non-marring sneakers to the class. Stiff-soled sneakers or cycling shoes are recommended for Indoor Cycling.
  9. Bringing your own personal sweat towel is strongly encouraged.
  10. Water is highly recommended in a tightly sealed container. No other beverages or food allowed.
  11. Always be respectful to other participants and the instructor. Please silence cell phones and limit personal conversations.
  12. If you must leave early, please put all equipment away quietly. Be sure to inform the instructor prior to the start of class.
  13. Age 13 and over may participate in group fitness classes. Ages 13-15 must be accompanied by a participating adult age 18 or older.
  14. All participants age 13-18 must provide proof of age (birth certificate, driver’s license, passport). Participants 13-17 must have parents present when registering for classes.

Fitness Class Fees

ARCC Membership Information
Participant Type Fee
Mount Student Semester Unlimited Pass $15
Mount Community Semester Unlimited Pass $35
ARCC Member Semester Unlimited Pass $50
Non-member Semester Unlimited Pass $65
Walk-in Mount Student/Community $3/class
Walk-in ARCC Member $5/class
Walk-in Non-member $7/class
ARCC Membership Information