Fitness Programs

Whether you have a specific fitness goal to reach, want to have fun working out with friends, or just need to blow off some steam, we’re here to help! Click on a tab below for more information about the service or program that interests you. Please contact Chantelle Lancaster at with questions regarding fitness programs.

Who can Participate in group fitness classes?

Any current HSU student, alumni, faculty or staff member, or spouse can participate in group fitness classes. Each class is led by a certified group fitness instructor.

Group fitness is a great option for participants who want to make group fitness their main source of physical activity. This convenient and affordable option also allows participants to supplement their main fitness activities. All levels of experience are welcome, and our instructors can modify exercises based on your specific needs!

How do I sign up?

A group fitness pass (additional membership) is required to attend all classes. You can purchase this pass at the front desk of the Fletcher Fitness Center.

  • Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $35 for unlimited classes (1 semester)
  • Students: $20 for unlimited classes (1 semester)
  • Drop-In Classes: $3 per class

What are the Group Exercise Policies?

  • All participants must have an HSU UREC membership (Faculty, Staff, Student, Alumni, and Spouse) to participate in a group exercise class.
  • Members must always check-in at the front desk of the fitness center before attending the class. When members check-in at the front desk, they will receive a colored card. This card must be given to the instructor when entering the class.
  • Members will be asked to fill out a PAR-Q prior to attending their first class.
  • Fitness classes are available on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Once the class reaches maximum capacity, members will not be allowed to attend.
  • If you are more than 5 minutes late to any fitness class, it is up to the instructor to allow members to participate. It is highly encouraged that you show up 10 minutes before class starts.
  • All group exercise classes are subject to cancellation for University Holidays, emergencies, and weather restrictions. An email will be sent to all group exercise participants on cancellations.

Group-X Spring Fitness Schedule

Women’s Strength
This class is designed to create a safe space for all women to learn proper weight-lifting techniques and form. We want to encourage women of all ages to get into the gym and feel confident.

Starting March 18, 2024

Bootcamp is a class designed to develop both strength and endurance though full body high intensity interval and circuit training.

This heart rate based class incorporates chest straps with biometric sensors to track your heart rate and effort. This real-time training monitoring makes classes competitive and engaging while building a collaborative environment.

Why should I work with a personal trainer?

  • To create a safe, effective, personalized exercise program for me.
  • To help me correct bad habits that may be inhibiting my success.
  • To help me build strength, improve definition, and perfect movement patterns.
  • To help me develop an overall healthier lifestyle.
  • To keep me motivated and educated.

What are my options for personal training?

Individual Training Sessions: The traditional approach to personal training- one-on-one sessions with just you and your personal trainer. This option guarantees that you will have your trainer’s undivided attention, and your personal fitness program will be designed with your specific goals and needs in mind.

Group/Buddy Training Sessions: Grab a friend and one of our personal trainers to begin achieving your health and fitness goals together. For maximum effectiveness, we recommend you have partners that have similar fitness goals and be of similar fitness levels. Participants must register and exercise together. Prices are listed per person.

General Policies

  • All sessions are 1 hour in length unless otherwise specified.
  • Personal training sessions are non-refundable, non-transferable, and expire 6 months from the date of purchase.
  • Guests are asked to cancel at least 24hrs in advance of the schedules training session. Failure to contact your trainer can result in forfeiture of a session.
  • Sessions that begin late due to the client not being on time will end one hour from the schedules start time.

Student Training Packages

Individual 60 min Individual 45 min Buddy 60 min Group (3-4 participants) 60 min
1 Session $30.00 $22.50 $25.00 $20.00
3 Sessions $85.50 $64.00 $71.00 $57.00
5 Sessions $135.00 $101.25 $112.50 $90.00
10 sessions $265.00 $198.75 $212.50 $170.00
15 sessions $378.00 $283.50 $315.00 $252.00

Fac/Staff/Alumni Training Packages

  Individual 60 min Individual 45 min Buddy 60 min Group (3-4 participants) 60 min
1 Session $40.00 $30.00 $30.00 $25.00
3 Sessions $114.00 $85.50 $85.50 $71.00
5 Sessions $180.00 $135.00 $135.00 $112.00
10 sessions $340.00 $265.00 $265.00 $212.50
15 sessions $504.00 $378.00 $378.00 $315.00

Want all the benefits of personal training for a more affordable cost? Personalized programming is perfect for you!

Work directly with a personal trainer to design a workout program specific to your fitness and wellness goals. With this option, you don’t have to worry about scheduling around your trainer’s availability because you will be completing the program on your own time!

How much does personalized programming cost?

  • 2 weeks: $45
  • 4 weeks: $90
  • 8 weeks: $175
  • 12 weeks: $265
  • 16 weeks: $350

What is included in the price?

  • Weekly check-ins with your trainer.
  • Up to 5 workouts every week.
  • Initial consultation to discuss goals and program ideas.

What is small group training?

Small group training consists of one trainer working with a group of 3 to 8 clients. Keeping the group to an 8-person max allows the personal trainer to build a connection with each individual while also giving proper attention to each participant’s safety, form, and alignment. Small group training is considered a more cost-effective way for people to experience the benefits of working with a fitness professional.

What are the benefits of small group training?

  1. More personal attention. Working out in a small group allows the personal trainer to offer corrections and appropriate modifications and progressions.
  2. Variety. The workouts change and evolve as the group progresses.
  3. Motivation. Having someone exercising right beside you, with the sane goals, often encourages you to keep pushing.
  4. Support. Both the trainer and the other participants are there to help you get through the challenges in front of you. You’re all on the same team!
  5. Fun! Yes, fun! The right exercise program done with friends can definitely be exciting and enjoyable.

All classes are subject to change based on the semester and the demand of the class. To register for a class, please see the front desk of the fitness center.

Please check back for an updated class offering and schedule.

Fitness assessments are a great tool to help you make exercise a part of your daily life. By evaluating your fitness level and health risk, we can establish a personalized exercise program to help you achieve your fitness goals.

*Please note, wellness assessments are complimentary with the purchase of personal training sessions.

Wellness Assessments:

  • Resting heart rate/resting blood pressure: resting heart rate and blood pressure are important indicators to measure as you begin and progress in your fitness routine.
  • Body mass index (BMI): ratio of height and weight,
  • Waist to Hip Ratio: comparison of waist circumference to hip circumference.

Fitness Assessments:

  • Cardiovascular endurance testing
  • Muscular endurance testing
  • Flexibility

**Additional testing may be purchased in collaboration with the Human Performance Lab

Assessments are available for $15 and will take between 30-45 minutes. You will work with a personal trainer to determine which assessments are right for you and your fitness goals. Please make sure to wear athletic-style clothing during assessments.

Raylee Bevill

Raylee is currently a Junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biology Pre-Physical Therapy, Anatomical Sciences at HSU. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and later open her own practice. This is Raylee’s second year teaching fitness classes as a Certified ACE GROUP Fitness Instructor here at the Fletcher Fitness Center. As a former multi-sport athlete and somebody who has had to accommodate injuries, she can incorporate different coaching styles as well as exercises to fit the needs of the clients in her classes. She loves to form relationships with people of all passions and is excited to continue helping them in their physical health and fitness journey.

Peyton Eanes

Peyton is working towards her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and then plans to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is a certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor, and this is her second-year teaching classes. She is beyond excited about this next semester! She is an HSU Cheerleader and former competitive gymnast who uses her training to provide effective and adaptive workouts for everyone. She loves getting to know all participants while inspiring and guiding them to exceed their expectations and goals.

Madi Varnell

Madi is working toward her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science with aspirations to become an adaptive fitness instructor, serving those with physical impediments. She is a certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor and is a building supervisor in the Fletcher Fitness Center. Additionally, Madi serves as the chaplain of Lange Hall and is actively involved in college ministry at South Side Baptist Church. This year, she will be leading strength classes to educate participants on how to properly lift weights. She is excited to use her strong passion for health and fitness as a platform to serve the Lord and to positively impact others!

Jessica Buford

Jess is a junior obtaining her BSHS in Exercise Science with plans to earn her master’s in athletic training following graduation. She acquired her ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification in January 2023 and works as a Group Fitness Instructor and Supervisor. She has experience as an instructor for multiple GroupX classes including Bootcamp and Women’s Strength. She also works as a coach at Orange Theory in Abilene. Jess enjoys motivating her class participants to pursue a healthy lifestyle through group fitness while also embracing challenges. She also serves the Vice President for The Jade Ministry, a non-profit organization that focuses on empowering individuals with autism and other disabilities. As a former multi-sport athlete, Jess plans to integrate her passion for fitness with her participants while providing an environment that is beneficial and welcoming for individuals with any level of experience.