Fitness, Training and Wellness

Saint Louis University offers Simon Recreation Center members tools and resources to improve their health and fitness. Sign up for fitness classes, including Zumba and spinning, or meet with a personal trainer to focus on your individual goals. Learn how to eat healthy on and around campus, and sample food at live cooking demonstrations. If you’re interested in improving your fitness and wellness, campus recreation has a program that can help.

Simon Rec fitness class

Ballet is just one of several dance classes available each semester at Simon Recreation Center.

Fitness Classes

Simon Recreation Center members can register for individual classes or purchase an all-inclusive fitness package.

Full class session $40 for most 12 weeks, once per week. Classes that meet fewer than 12 times have a discounted rate.
One-time class $5  
All inclusive fitness  $90 This is the best choice  if you are interested in three or more class sessions in a single term.

Fitness Class Registration Form   Fitness Class Schedule

Online registration for fitness classes is available for Simon Rec Center members at

Fitness Center Orientation

SLU students have the opportunity to become familiar with the multiple fitness center spaces on campus through complimentary fitness center orientations. Students can check in with the fitness coordinator or the fitness center attendant on duty and request an orientation. Wellness suite attendants and building supervisors are also trained and available to provide fitness center orientations.

Wellness Suite

The wellness suite, located on the lower level of the Simon Recreation Center, is open to all fitness center members. We offer fitness center orientation, techniques for managing stress, flexibility assessment and instruction, nutrition education, blood pressure screenings and body composition analysis.

Student Health 101

Student Health 101 is an online health, wellness and academic success publication for students and their parents. It is published on more than 200 campuses across the country and presents engaging, interactive content.

Read Student Health 101

Healthy Campus Week

SLU celebrates Healthy Campus Week in September. It includes a week full of activities that promote physical activity, healthy eating, stress management and overall wellness. This year’s events are scheduled for the week of Sept. 19-23, 2016 and will be highlighted on social media with the hashtag #HealthyCampus.

IRON-SLU Triathlon

The goal of this program is to accumulate "Ironman" distances over a five-week period. This includes:

  • 2.5 miles swimming (32 lengths per week/4.5 lengths per day)
  • 120 miles bicycling (22.4 miles per week/3.2 miles per day)
  • 26 miles running (5.24 miles per week/.75 miles per day)

Participants accumulate mileage on their own and self-report their totals each week. All participants who actively engage in the program will earn an IRON-SLU shirt and are eligible for raffle prizes.

For more information, or to register for the next challenge – Jan. 23 through Feb. 26, 2017 – contact Khannie Dastgah at

National Employee Health and Fitness Day

This is a great day to incorporate fitness into your schedule. The Simon Recreation Center will be open for complimentary usage to all faculty and staff.  Employees do not need to be members to participate.  Simply bring your SLU ID and enjoy the many benefits of exercise on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Walk to Madrid

Walk to Madrid is a virtual walking program to promote an active lifestyle for Saint Louis University faculty, staff and students that runs for eight weeks every summer. Teams of eight track their steps with pedometers to see who can walk the farthest.

Learn more About Walk to Madrid

Personal Training

Research has shown the best way to adhere to an exercise program is through personal attention and guidance from a fitness professional. Our certified personal trainers will help you implement an exercise program that fits your lifestyle.

Our trainers will help you:

  • Design and implement a fitness program
  • Learn proper form and execution of specific exercises
  • Monitor weekly progress of program successes
  • Provide motivation, adherence and education
  • Redesign an existing training program
  • Create a sport-specific or post-rehab training program

Register for a Personal Trainer

All new clients must start with a $75 initial personal training package, which includes a fitness assessment and two 60-minute training sessions. Afterward, you may purchase any of the continuing personal packages: 

Package Number of sessions Cost
Individual session 1 $35
Get Me Going 3 $99
Dedication 6 $180
Marathon 10 $280
Partner Get Me Going 3 $59
Partner Dedication 6 $108
Partner Marathon 10 $168
Follow-up baseline assessment 1 $25

All services must be paid before participation. A copy of the receipt must be presented to the personal trainer.

All clients must be members of the Simon Recreation Center. All personal instruction within the Simon Recreation Center must be scheduled through the fitness coordinator. No outside personal trainers are allowed to train in the Simon Recreation Center.

Initial Fitness Assessment

The initial fitness assessment will consist of:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Body composition screening
  • Three-minute step test
  • Flexibility screening
  • Muscle strength screening

The initial fitness assessment will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.