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Fitness and Wellness

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.

Just starting out or getting back into physical fitness? See if you're ready with our questionnaire.

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (.pdf)

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. Email Lisa Martin to schedule your introductory consultation.

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

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. Email Lisa Martin or call 301-447-3810 to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming Orientations

  • Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7-8 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 15, 9-10 a.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 25, 7-8 p.m.
  • Friday, Mar. 15, 9-10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Mar. 27, 7-8 p.m.

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, Jan. 23, 9 a.m.-noon, 2-5 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-noon, 2-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Mar. 28, noon-5 p.m.
  • Monday, Apr. 29, 9 a.m.-noon, 2-5 p.m.
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 for Fitness

+ (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:

Butts and Guts

The name says it all! Dedicate 30 minutes to tighten your glutes and chisel your abs with a variety of exercises using plates, bands, and bodyweight. You won’t be disappointed!

Core and More

It’s not just about your abs. Strengthen your core (abs, back, and glutes) using functional movements with plates, resistance bands, and your own bodyweight. Improve your flexibility and lengthen your muscles using yoga-inspired moves.

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.

Flow and Go Power Yoga

A 60 minutes energizing vinyasa flow class that links movement with breath while building strength, stamina, flexibility, and balance. Leave your yoga practice more calm, focused, balanced, and energized. All levels well-come.

Gentle Yoga

Improve the way you look and feel with a relaxing 60 minute class that focuses on gentle poses. This class will strengthen your core, improve your posture, increase your balance and flexibility, strengthen and tone muscles, and relieve joint pain. All levels welcome.

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.

Jabs and Abs

An action-packed 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, and an enthusiastic instructor.

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.

Sport Step

A 60 minute step workout using basic step moves as well as athletic movements to strengthen your heart, build bone density, improve coordination, and tone the entire body.

Women on Weights

Women on Weights is a small group training experience for women who would like to become more comfortable in the weight room as well as learn how to properly perform and progress a variety of strength training exercises using free weights, weight machines and bodyweight. Sessions will be held in the ARCC’s PNC Fitness Center. Modifications are offered to allow participants to work at their own level.

Space is limited to 12 participants. Email Lisa Martin to register.

  • Dates: January 22-February 28, 2019
  • Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 a.m.
  • Location: PNC Fitness Center

  • Mount Students: $12
  • Mount Community: $28
  • ARCC Member: $45

Fitness Class Policies

  1. Fitness Class fees must be paid and PAR-Q form completed 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 serve 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 & limit personal
  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 participant 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.
Printable Fitness Calendar (.pdf)

Fitness Class Fees

ARCC Membership Information
Participant Type Fee
Mount Student Semester Unlimited Pass $15
Mount Community Semester Unlimited Pass $40
ARCC Member Semester Unlimited Pass $55
Non-member Semester Unlimited Pass $72
Walk-in Mount Student/Community $3/class
Walk-in Alumni/Non-member $5/class
ARCC Membership Information