WOU Statistics, 2018


On average students should be exercising 2.5 hours to 5 hours per week of moderate-to-vigorous activity. This equates to about 30-45 minutes for 5 days a week.


Benefits of Regular Exercise

According to the Physical Activity Guidelines 2018 Scientific Report, people who regularly exercise sleep better, feel better, and function more efficiently. They have more energy, and also may reduce their blood pressure, anxiety symptoms, and reduce their chance of acquiring a chronic disease, such as diabetes, stroke or heart disease. Regular exercise and activity helps individuals to strengthen both bones and muscles.


On Campus Resources:

Health & Wellness Center: The Health and Wellness Center located on campus is fully equipped with a gym, two full basketball courts, a pool, an indoor track, and more! Every student taking more than six (6) on-campus credits, pays to use the Health & Wellness Center, you might as well utilize it!

  • Fitness Classes: Not only can a student participate in individual workouts, you can also take part in free fitness classes like cycling, yoga, pilates, aqua Zumba, and others depending on the term.
  • Outdoor Trips: Join a group of people to go on a hike or visit a place that you’ve never been! Trip costs are minimal.

Intramural Sports: Intramural sports are a great way for you to get active in a competitive and fun environment. Build friendships with teammates while you work towards championships! There are a variety of sports that are offered each term.

Athletics: If you played a varsity sport in high school, you may be eligible to join an official Division 2 athletic team! Reach out to your sport’s coach for eligibility and for a try-out.

Off-Campus Resources:

The prices and fees listed may vary. Last updated 2/05/2019

Monmouth Fitness Club: Enrollment Fee: varies by contract, Monthly Fee: $46

Crossfit KiowaEnrollment Fee: None, Monthly Fee: $135 Students Monthly Fee: $115

Curves: Enrollment Fee: $99, Monthly Fee for 12-month contract: $49; Students: Enrollment Fee: None, 3-Month Fee: $132

YMCA: Enrollment Fee: $99, Monthly Fee: $51

Anytime Fitness: Enrollment Fee: $100 (varies by monthly discounts), Monthly Fee: $39

Firehouse Crossfit: Enrollment Fee: None, Monthly Fee: $115, Student Membership Fee: Monthly Fee: $100