Programs and Services

WRC Programs and Services are available to:

  • Currently enrolled GC Students* 

  • Monthly-paying GC Employee Members of the WRC

  • Monthly-paying  Community Members of the WRC

*All students who pay the appropriate health and building fees have access to the WRC. Account registration required. Bobcat Card required upon each entry.

Not a WRC Member?  Click here for more information.

Fitness Assessments

Fitness assessments are offered to students and employee WRC members as a Free service.
Community WRC members can schedule an assessment for $15.

The complete assessment provides individuals with a summary of their current physical fitness status. This summary can be used to formulate a personalized exercise prescription.
Fitness Assessments include evaluation of the following:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Resting Heart Rate
  • Resting Blood Pressure
  • Hand Grip Strength
  • Hamstring Flexibility
  • Cardio-Respiratory Endurance (VO2 max)
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

A Medical History Questionnaire and Informed Consent for Testing will be required.

Exercise Prescriptions

Exercise prescriptions (or personalized workout plans) are $5 for students and employee WRC members.
Community WRC members can schedule the assessment and exercise prescription for $25.
When the Exercise Prescription is written, the trainer will meet with the member to review and go through the plan.

Click HERE to complete an Application for a Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription.


Personal Training is not currently available.

Training Policies

  • Training sessions will last 60 minutes.
  • Training sessions shall conclude after a maximum of 12 weeks. 
  • Clients are matched with a trainer based upon availability, preferences and goals provided on the Personal Training Interest Form and Application. Applicants are not guaranteed a trainer. 
  • All appointments will be scheduled directly through the Personal Trainer, and only on days and times mutually agreed upon.
  • Client and Trainer will exchange contact information and share preferences for being contacted. The WRC is not authorized to disclose any personal information.
  • Guests cannot be brought into the facility during training sessions, and other personal trainers are not allowed in the WRC.
  • Client will arrive on time for all appointments and be dressed appropriately and ready to workout. Session times will not be extended if the client arrives late.
  • Payment is due prior to the initial training appointment
  • Payment must be made by debit or credit card at the Member Services desk.
  • Client has three (3) business days to cancel this training agreement to receive total reimbursement. To cancel, submit a cancelation letter by email to wellness.recreation@gcsu.edu.
  • A minimum 24 hour advance notification for cancelation is required in order to receive credit fo a workout session. Cancelations must be made by contacting your trainer directly. Otherwise, client will be charged for a full session. If a client does not show up for a scheduled appointment, he/she will also be charged.
  • Client will receive credit for any workout session canceled by your trainer, or due to an uncontrollable circumstance (i.e. severe weather, power outages), or personal emergencies. The appointment will be rescheduled.
  • Clients are to abide by all Rules and Regulations set forth by the Wellness and Recreation Center.

  • Aqua Fit Classes
  • Swim Lessons
  • Lifeguard Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • ORMC Physical Therapy

Please contact Mr. Steven Wright, Aquatics Coordinator, for more information at 478-445-7540 or steven.wright@gcsu.edu.

Survive & Thrive

Survive & Thrive is a free oncology recovery program for newly diagnosed cancer patients. The multidisciplinary program combines exercise, education, mind/body activities and support to assist people with cancer in returning to their fullest physical and emotional potentials. The holistic approach incorporates all aspects of a person's health and well-being and focuses on improving quality of life.

Survive & Thrive allows the College of Health Sciences at Georgia College to provide a critical service for cancer patients in the community. The program addresses a medical need that is currently unmet in Baldwin County and the surrounding counties.



Inside The Program

The goal of Survive & Thrive is to improve the quality of life of participants by combating fatigue, depression, stress, and other unpleasant side effects of cancer treatment. A significant amount of research has demonstrated the effectiveness of exercise as a quality-of-life intervention, following cancer diagnosis.

With physician approval and admittance into the program*, our professional staff develops an individually prescribed, supervised exercise plan that is based on the therapy restrictions and energy levels of the participant. Upon entry to the program, participants will undergo a series of baseline physical and psychological assessments. These assessments are repeated periodically throughout the recovery program to serve as clinical indicators of changes in participant's well-being.

The program meets several times per week and includes programming to enhance participant's physical, emotional, and social welfare.

Typical sessions are two hours and include professionally prescribed exercises followed by complementary therapies such as music and art therapy, aquatics therapy, balance training, yoga, nutrition education, and psychological counseling.


*For more information regarding Survive & Thrive, including how to apply for the program,  please contact Emily Simonavice, Ph.D.  Office: 478-445-3930 or emily.simonavice@gcsu.edu. 

Survive & Thrive is supported by grant funds and donations from local citizens and businesses of Baldwin and surrounding counties. For more information or to donate to our program, call 478-445-3930.