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Exercise classes now more affordable

By Kim Urquhart | Emory Report | Jan. 29, 2013

There's a new pricing structure for Fitness Emory classes.  

From cardio kickboxing to cycling, yoga and Zumba, the non-credit fitness classes in the Woodruff P.E. Center (WoodPEC) are open to students with a valid Emory student ID and to WoodPEC members with a valid facility use card.  

An unlimited class card is $20 a semester for students and $40 a semester for WoodPEC members. Or, buy each class separately on a one-class card for $6.  

Compared to the fitness class punch card system previously offered, the new pricing structure offers savings, says Megan Ahrens, assistant director of athletics, facilities.  

"Now everybody has dramatically cheaper access to fitness classes," says Ahrens.  

Fitness Emory is following the lead of the Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC) on the Clairmont Campus, which implemented a flat fee structure last year and reported a significant increase in class card purchases and attendance at group fitness classes, says Ahrens.  

One intent was financial, she explained, "the other intent was philosophical – let's get more people in group exercise environments, getting excited about fitness classes and good health."

Martial arts classes like capoeira and tae kwon do can now be purchased for a flat fee of $40 and $30 per semester, respectively, through the Martial Arts Access Card.  

Fitness Emory and Martial Arts Access Cards can be purchased at the Recreational Services Membership Office on the second floor of WoodPEC.  

Major credit cards are now accepted. Ahrens also reminds staff and faculty about the option to pay for WoodPEC memberships via payroll deduction.  

"Our hope is that increased attendance and class demand could lead us to adding more classes to the schedule in the future," she adds.  

For class descriptions, dates and times, visit www.rec.emory.edu.