The 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, treadmill activities, plus a new matted area for stretching and core exercises 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|
Fitness Center - FAQ
Q. Will the Fitness Center be open over the holidays?
A. No - The Fitness Center will close on Saturday, December 19 at 5:00pm and will re-open on Monday, January 5 at 5:30am.
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