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Amateur Powerlifting Meet

May 7th the WKU Preston Center will be hosting our very first amateur powerlifting meet! Participants are divided by weight class and may elect to do 1, 2, or all 3 events; including the Bench Press, Deadlift, & Squat.

Come to the Health & Fitness Lab in the Preston Center to sign up!

If you are a beginner trying to get your feet wet or a seasoned veteran just wanting to test your current abilities. This meet is the perfect opportunity for just that!

Cost: $10 per lift or $25 for all three.

Includes: Spot in the competition & a WKU Powerlifting T-Shirt


Boot Camp

Variety and intensity are maximized for these 1 hour workouts held Monday, Wednesday, & Friday in May. Push yourself and others to the fullest effort through cardio on bikes, outdoors, or in the studio. Get toned and strong with resistance training using sandbags, kettlebells, and more. The workouts are adaptable to all fitness levels.

Times: 2 groups MWF 6:00am or 12:15pm

Cost: $25 (8 Meetings)


Group Functional Training

Join this group and have 3 scheduled workouts a week, dedicated to improving all of the components of health fitness. Improve your total body fitness through exercises that use all of your muscles while performing movements essential to everyday life. Improve your quality of life, athletic performance, or just to blow off stress in a team environment.

Times: 2 groups MWF 6:00am or 12:15pm


  • Pre-Assessment of health & physical condition
  • Leadership and workouts from a certified fitness professional
  • Nutrition coaching from a Registered Dietitian
  • Group accountability

Cost: June & July $95



Currently Underway


ACE Personal Trainer Exam Prep Workshop

This workshop is an 8-week program which meets 1-2 hours a week and is designed to prepare you to for the ACE personal trainer certification exam. If you enjoy exercise and teaching others how to become fit, you could start being paid for it! Click the banner for more information. 


  • Guidance from experienced personal trainers
  • Blended classroom instruction & practical skills
  • Discounted text and exam voucher

Cost: $50 plus cost of exam & textbook


Biannual Events

Wing Chun Self-Defense

This martial art style uses your body position, skill and technique in order to fight off potentially larger and stronger opponents. This 8 week class meets on Thursday's from 5:30pm to 7pm and gives you physical training, skill training, and practice to improve your health and personal safety.


  • Small group training from an experienced instructor
  • New techniques weekly
  • Practice time to master new skills

Cost: $40

Next Session: September


Poker Walk

The Poker Walk is coming back to WKU in 2017! This is a great way to get out of the office or class for the day and explore the campus. You will begin at South Lawn where you will be given your first of 5 cards. The remaining cards are at different locations throughout the campus, and the participant who has the best hand upon completion of the Poker Walk will win an awesome prize from our WKU Store!  There will be both a Student and Faculty/Staff winner.


Next Event: April


Big Red Rep Off

How many times can you rep it on bench?

Males put your body weight on the bar & females use half of your body weight. Execute a bench press as many times as you can before needing help from a spotter. The winner from the male and female divisions will have their names on a perpetual plaque in the Fitness Center, as well as have their very own commemorative “Rep off Champ” plaque.

Sign up for a time slot in the Fitness Center

March 27th and 30th from 4pm-6pm

Its free. Just go for it!


Lift Like a Girl

Learn how to navigate the weight room with confidence. In this 3-session clinic for women, you will not only learn how to lift and perform exercises but also how to plan your own workouts. The three sessions are done in 1 hour segments on Sundays and each targets different elements of fitness. Click the banner for more information.


  • Small group instruction from a certified personal trainer
  • Demonstrations and explanation of important exercises
  • Detailed assistance building your own workout plan

Cost: $15


For more information or to sign up, please stop by the Health & Fitness Lab, Preston room 20a or call 270-791-8063.






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