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Physical Activity

Our Purpose. Your Journey.

The U of R has a large collection of resources for those employees interested in learning more about proper physical activity, ways to fit it into your daily routine, and how to reach your goals. Whether you’re motivated by working out in a group setting, or would prefer to get fit on your own, we have programs & resources that will suit your needs:

Free Fitness Classes

Held at a variety of University locations, classes include yoga, boot camp, pilates, Zumba®, Turbo Kick®, and power pump.

Become a Runner Program

A 12-week, beginner running program designed to help new runners prepare for a 5k.

Fitness 101 and 201

Eligible employees have the opportunity to participate in these lifestyle management programs at no cost. Here you will learn about injury prevention, motivation, strength training, etc. Eligible?

Fitness DVD Rentals

Work out in an individual setting while still receiving expert guidance through the use of a variety of fitness DVDs.


Work out anywhere, anytime, with a customizable FitKit, containing portable workout options.

Park & Stride

Get walking! Park in the furthest spots of certain University lots for the chance to win prizes.

Walking Meetings

Who says work and fitness need to be mutually exclusive? Find tips and maps for a productive walking meeting.

Fitness Discounts

Receive discounts on YMCA and Weight Watchers memberships, along with a variety of discounts through your University Health Care Plan.

On-Site Fitness Centers

Employees have the option to work out at convenient, on-site fitness centers, including the URMC Fitness Center and the Georgen Athletic Center.