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We will be closed from July 17 to July 30 for facility renovations.

Adopting a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important choices you’ll ever make...

...and the Wellness Center is here to provide you with resources and the motivational assistance you need to reach health and wellness goals.

Whether your goal is weight management, strength-training, education, or general conditioning, our programs are designed to provide you with safe and supportive environment. Once you begin, you will realize increased energy, higher self-esteem, and an overall improvement in your quality of life.

For more information about our services, stop by the Wellness Center or contact Abby Elias at 863.680.3894 or e-mail at

General Fitness Policies

  • Patrons are required to wear closed toe athletic rubber-soled shoes in the fitness center. Five-finger shoes, dress shoes, cleats, sandals, bare feet and stocking feet are not permitted.
  • Patrons must minimally wear a shirt that does not have an arm hole that is larger than one fist below the arm pit and covers the midriff. Shorts and pants must be worn at the waist.
  • To avoid damaging the upholstery on the machines, patrons may not wear jeans, denim, or cargo pants with multiple buttons or zippers. This includes wearing weight belts while using any machine with upholstery.
  • Vinyl clothing or excessive clothing worn for the purpose of increased sweat production is not permitted.
  • Food, chewing gum and open drinks are not permitted in the fitness room. Closed-top water bottles are the exception.

Programs and Resources


Kirk McKay, Jr. Exercise Room

The Kirk McKay, Jr. Exercise Room offers a diverse selection of equipment including computerized treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, rowing machine, free weights, plasma TVs, and much more. Fitness Attendants are always available to assist in training, answer questions, or provide a "spot."



Orientation consists of an introduction to the different pieces of equipment including how they work and how they can be adjusted. An orientation is a brief tour of the facility and equipment options in the exercise room. It is recommended to schedule an appointment. Orientations are 30 minutes in length and are free, so call 863.680.3894 fill out the online form.

Group Exercise

Group Exercise

Group exercise provides an opportunity to participate in a group setting and makes your workout fun and energizing. Choose from Indoor Cycling, Yoga, a variety of strength-training classes, even Zumba. You’re sure to be motivated by the sweaty bonds of new friendships.

summer Group Exercise Schedule

Personal Fitness

Personal Training

Our personal trainers are ready to help you achieve your goals. Schedule up to five sessions with a personal trainer who will educate, motivate, and encourage you to meet your personal goals. | Learn more  

Blood Drives

Blood Drives

Want to help save a life? Wellness and Rec sponsors two blood drives a semester. It’s a quick, selfless way to make a difference in our community. If you aren’t able to donate blood, you can still help out by donating your time the day of the event to recruit others. Blood Drives are located by the Becker Business Building. Watch for postings on campus for our next Blood Drive. Come out and support a life saving cause! The next blood drive will be on Tuesday, June 27th from 8am-2pm. 
Blood Drive Information 

Student Health 101

Student Health 101

An interactive newsletter designed to provide college and university students with a comprehensive resource that enhances their own health education efforts. The innovative newsletter provides a monthly publication through the academic year, delivered via email to both students and parents.

Hours of Operation

Wellness Center

Monday-Friday, 6 AM – 7 PM
Saturday, 8 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, 12 noon – 6 PM


Monday-Friday, 1 PM – 7 PM
Saturday-Sunday, 12 noon - 6 PM



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Mission Statement

The Florida Southern College Wellness program promotes involvement in the campus community, enhances the academic experience, and encourages commitment to a holistic lifestyle by providing programs that focus on health education, fitness and recreation.

Student Health 101

Personal Training

Want to get in shape? Feel better? Increase your athletic performance?

Whatever your goals, a personal trainer will guide you with one-on-one sessions and a personalized training program, absolutely FREE! Our personal trainers provide you with single or combinational services which include: fitness assessments, nutrition coaching, exercise prescription and personalized training.

Your first session, typically, begins with a fitness assessment that will detail your strengths and highlight areas for improvement. The results will be used to design an exercise program specific to your goals. The fitness assessment takes approximately one hour and will test the following areas:

  • Height
  • Resting Heart Rate
  • Weight
  • Blood Pressure
  • Movement Screening
  • Body Composition
  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Muscular Endurance
  • Muscular Strength

A second session will then be scheduled with your personal trainer to go through the designed workout. Periodic re-tests can also be schedule to gauge the degree to which you are accomplishing the goals set (at least 6 weeks apart). It is recommended that you schedule pre and post test with the same personal trainer.

Our goal is to educate and motivate you to enhance personal responsibility for your health. You can take advantage of all or just one of the services.

Sign Up

Visit the Hollis Wellness Center and fill out the Jump Start packet. From there you will be assigned to a personal trainer. Personal training is limited in the summer so please be extra patient while our fitness coordinator matches you up with a trainer. 

Jump Start Applications(Students & Alumni) are being accepted until July 28th. 

Jump Start Application

For more specific questions contact, The Fitness Coordinator.


Group Exercise

Download the Printable Summer Group Exercise Schedule. (This schedule runs until July 13th) 

Download the Printable Special Summer Schedule. (This schedule runs from July 17th- July 27th) 

Download the Printable Special Summer Part 2 Schedule. (This schedule runs from July 31st- August 10th) 

PoundTM: NEW! POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, pilates, isometric movements, and plyometrics into a 45-minute series. Be sure to get to this class early because we only have 15 drumming sets available!

Yoga: This class includes classical yoga postures, warm-ups, breathing techniques, and relaxation methods. Benefits include: stress release, body strength, weight control, improved body alignment and flexibility and better concentration. All levels.

Total Body Conditioning: Bored with your usual workout routine? This is a 60 minute power-packed cardio and strength workout that incorporates a full body workout! Each week will vary between strength, cardio and circuits! All levels!

Indoor Cycling: Choose your ride. Express ’30’ rides are great for new or frequent riders practicing basic foundations. Learn riding forms, resistance and proper pedal stroke while establishing a strong aerobic base. Full ’45’ rides establish a strong aerobic base with hill climbs, intervals, flat roads and sprints. Each ride is for all levels.



How better to encourage a healthful and balanced lifestyle than with good nutrition? A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and vegetable proteins has health benefits no one can deny.

Nutrition is also an important aspect of exercise training. Nutrition coaching sessions will educate and help you make positive dietary changes to achieve your optimal health. Note, coaches do not write food plans (the sample plans are written by registered dietitians); they provide basic knowledge of healthy eating and how to incorporate them into your lifestyle.


For More Information

Abby Elias 
Phone: 680.3894