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Fitness Center

Fitness Center at Belhaven UniversityThe Fitness Center is and 1800+ square foot area located in the northern portion of Heidelberg Gymnasium where students, faculty, and staff can enjoy resistance training, cycling, and treadmill activities normally experienced at premium health clubs. This spacious location overlooks the Gillespie Lake and the football practice green. The Fitness Center showcases: back extension, lat pull-down, and seated row machines; abdominal crunch, shoulder press, leg extension equipment; glute, leg, triceps, biceps curl presses; functional trainer, upright bike and recumbent bikes; elliptical, ascent trainer, and many treadmills. This provides great place for exercise, and health, while also being very convenient for all students, faculty, and staff.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8am-11pm
Sunday 1pm-11pm


Fitness Center - FAQ

Q. Will the Fitness Center be open over the holidays?
A. No - The Fitness Center will close on Saturday, December 18 at 5:00pm and will re-open on Monday, January 3 at 6:00am.

Q. Will there be a weight or cardio plan available in the Fitness Center?
A. Yes - Look for more information in January!

Q. How can I find out how to properly use the equipment?
A. There are instructional videos available below or online on the Belhaven YouTube page. (See the playlist on the right side for "Fitness Center for Belhaven University.") The same explanatory videos will soon be posted on each machine by way of a "QR Code." These are black and white matrix barcodes and with the appropriate app, a smart phone will be able to read the QR code to display a video of how to use each machine. To find an app for QR Codes, go to your app store on your phone and search QR Codes.

Q. Where should I leave personal items when using the facility?
A. Please keep all personal belongings with you while you are working out. The facility is designed to be self-accessed and self-monitored for your convenience.

Q. Is there a changing room for the FC?
A. The restrooms near the Auxiliary Gym are available for users to change clothes. Showers are not available.

Q. Are visitors allowed in the facility?
A. No - the FC is available to all full-time students, staff and faculty and may be accessed with a current ID card. Children are not allowed in the Fitness Center at any time.

Q. Is the dress code policy in effect for the Fitness Center?
A. Yes - the dress code policy is a campus-wide policy without exclusions. All Kilt (student handbook) rules apply.

Q. Is there a time limit for the use of machines?
A. Users are encouraged to limit the use of any one machine to 30 minutes if others are waiting.

Q. Will there be free weights added to the facility?
A. Not at this time. The weight room may be available for use of free weights. The hours vary each semester.

Q. Are there sanitary wipes and other cleaning supplies to use before and after each use?
A. Yes - those supplies will be available in January.

Fitness Center Instructional Videos


How to Best Use the Belhaven University Fitness Center

How to Use the Seated Row Machine


How to Use the Back Extension Machine

How to Use the Lap Pulldown Machine


How to Use the Leg Extension Machine

How to Use the Shoulder Press Machine


How to Use the Abdominal Crunch Machine

How to Use the Leg Press Machine


How to Use the Glute Machine

How to Use the Leg Curl Machine


How to Use the Functional Trainer

How to Use the Biceps Curl Machine


How to Use the Triceps Press

How to Use the Treadmill


How to Use the Ascent Trainer

How to Use the Elliptical


How to Use the Recumbent Bike

How to Use the Upright Bike