With so many demands on your time, you have to make each moment count. UVA Rec is here to help you achieve your goals.


Personal health, fitness and wellness are an important part of the University of Virginia. Even back to its founding, recreation was held in the highest regard. Our bodies are designed to move and function best with regular recreation. UVA Rec makes it easy for you to stay healthy and perform your best with convenient locations, tons of amenities and lots of experts available to help you reach your personal best.
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Group Fitness

Your time is valuable & so is your health. Maximize both with our Group Fitness classes. Our instructors help you maximize your workouts at any skill level so you get the most out of your time in-person or On Demand.

Small Group Training

Nobody is born knowing proper exercise techniques. Learning how to do it right will empower you to get the most out of your workouts and avoid injury. Our Fitness Workshops help you master exercise moves developing your knowledge while you get a great workout in a fun environment.

Registration is required to take part in these classes. These programs are 6-10 weeks in length and participants are expected to attend the majority of the classes. Since spots are limited, please make sure you can attend before registering.

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Small Group Training at Virginia of the best instructors I have ever had. I joined his TRX class last winter and I have enjoyed every session I have been.
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Personal Training

Personal Training is the best way to achieve your fitness goals. Our professionals develop a program specifically designed to meet your needs and interests! Our trainers will help you maximize your workout and minimize your risk of injury.

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The best way to ensure plenty of energy for exercise or activities of daily living is to eat a nutritious, balanced diet. We offer individual consultations with a registered dietician, small group sessions focusing on specific nutritional topics, lunch & learns and more! 

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Wellness Partners

UVA Rec partners with Hoos Well, the Contemplative Science Center and other University initiatives to support the well being of the University Community. Our partnerships range from free fitness programs to in depth advising.

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Swimming is one of the best activities you can do for your body. The low-impact resistance builds muscles and burns fat without damaging your joints. Your lungs become more efficient at transferring oxygen and you build your endurance, so no more getting winded walking up stairs.

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