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.

Aqua Fit
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

Additional Group Fitness classes will resume Fall Semester

Fitness Assessments

Fitness Assessments and Exercise Prescriptions are not currently available, but will resume for Fall Semester. Please check back then.

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.

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 ex. prescription is written, the trainer will also meet with the member to review and go through the plan.

Assessments include evaluation of the following: 

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Resting Heart Rate
  • Resting Blood Pressure
  • Hand Grip Strength
  • Body Composition
  • Hamstring Flexibility
  • Cardiorespiratory Endurance (VO2 max)
  • FMS (Functional Movement Screen)

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

Fitness Assessments and Exercise Prescriptions are not currently available.
This service will return for Fall Semester.


Personal Training is not currently available, but will resume for Fall Semester.  Please check back then.

Personal Training is offered to assist members with their personal health and fitness goals. Individualized workout programs are tailored to meet specific client needs. 

 

Meet our Certified Personal Trainers

Brianna Lee

Brianna loves learning new ways to help others improve their lives in the world of health and fitness. Growing up playing soccer and running cross country, Brianna has focused her personal fitness goals on weight training and competing in figure competitions. Brianna graduated from the University of West Florida with a B.S. in Exercise Science, is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified trainer, and is Level 6 NSCAA coaching certified. Brianna is currently pursuing her M.S. in Human Performance at Georgia College, as well as CSCS certification. Because of her passion for fitness, Brianna excels at motivating others to be fit and to reach their goals.

Lucas Descio

Lucas was born in Brazil and received his B.S. in Physical Education from the State University of Campina, one of the top universities in Latin America. Following an internship at a Brazilian gym, Lucas attended the National Academy of Sports Medicine in the United States, where he earned his certification in personal training. Lucas returned to the U.S. for the spring 2015 semester at Georgia College, where his is pursing a second degree, this time in Athletic Training. He is expected to graduate in May, 2017. Lucas is a certified trainer through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), has experience in strength training, hypertrophy, weight loss and injury prevention and rehabilitation. Lucas believes good mechanics will yield better results. 

Alex Kimble

Originally from Suwanee, GA, Alex is a senior personal trainer with over four years of experience. Alex will graduate from Georgia College in May with a MIS major, and a Finance minor. In addition to the GC Wellness and Recreation Center, Alex has worked with Gold's Gym, Georgia Fitness, and Kinetix Health Club. Alex received his personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and has certifications in both strength rehabilitation, and in speed, agility and endurance. In addition, Alex has worked with a wide variety of clients, from D1 athletes to those who are new to fitness activities. Alex provides each client with a personalized plan to achieve their fitness goals both in and out of the gym.

 

Packages and Rates

How To Get Started

Personal Training is not currently available. This service will resume for Fall Semester.

1.  Review all Personal Training Policies

2.  Complete this online form:  [not currently available]

A trainer will contact you within three (3) business days to schedule a Fitness Assessment.  
The assessment provides the trainer with an understanding of your current health status, general fitness level, and personal goals, which will be used to formulate your individualized training program.

3.  Payment for your selected training package (via Credit/Debit Card only) must be made at the Member Services desk prior to your first training session.  

 

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 and Thrive"
Cancer Wellness Program

The Cancer Wellness program is a free oncology recovery program for newly diagnosed cancer patients. Patients who have received their diagnosis within the last year or currently receiving primary therapy are eligible for the program. Patients must have a referral from their primary or radiation oncologist. Grant funding and support allows patients to participate at no cost and remain in the program for up to one year from the initial consultation and assessment.

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. The goal of the program is to improve quality of life by addressing fatigue, depression, nausea, pain, stress, and other side effects of cancer treatment.

Inside The Program
Participants meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-11 a.m. Each two-hour session includes individualized exercise followed by educational topics such as coping skills, stress management, nutrition, and side effects of medications, or mind/body programming, such as meditation, yoga, journaling, guided imagery, and music therapy. The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) I Can Cope educational series is part of the educational component. According to the ACS, the series can help dispel cancer myths by presenting straightforward information and answers to your cancer-related questions, including:
• Diagnosis and treatment
• Side effects of treatment
• Self-esteem and intimacy
• Communicating concerns and feelings
• Community resources
• Financial concerns
• Pain management
• Nutrition and physical activity
• Cancer-related fatigue
• Keeping well in mind, body, and spirit

Our professional staff develops an individually prescribed supervised exercise plan, with physician approval, based on therapy restrictions and energy levels. Clinical outcomes related to quality of life are assessed and documented for each participant. 

For more information, please contact Laura Childs at 478-445-7542 or laura.childs@gcsu.edu.