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FIT-Rx Fall 2016 Registration Open

Back by popular demand, the FIT-Rx program will offer free individualized exercise training for Furman Faculty, Staff and Dependents this fall. For more information or to apply for the program, please contact Kelly Frazier, Lecturer of Health Sciences at or 294-2816. (Click the image above to enlarge.)

Fall Group Exercise Classes

Welcome back Paladins!  Furman Group Exercise Classes begin August 23.  Furman Faculty, Staff, Students, and Dependents can purchase a 14-week pass for unlimited class access for only $30. Click on the images below to enlarge the images.  Hope to see you there!  

Exercise is Medicine

Have you ever watched a commercial for a prescription drug?  Sometimes the laundry list of side effects makes me question if the benefit really exceeds the risk for some of them. Medications definitely have their place. But don’t you wish that someone would create a magic pill that would cure, or at least help to alleviate many of the […]

FIT Rx Trainers Demonstrate Functional Fitness

FIT Rx Trainers Demonstrate Functional Fitness Ready to take your resistance training to the next level?  Give functional fitness a try.  Traditional resistance training machines confine the movement to one plane of motion (such as forward, back, forward, back).  Functional fitness moves create an unstable environment and recruit more supplementary muscles.  This type of training […]

Intro to Yoga

Wondering what all of the buzz is about yoga?  The Furman Fitness Center offers several yoga classes in the Herman W. Lay Physical Activities Center each week.  Classes are led by Austin Charles (Asian Studies/ History major), Diane Boyd (Center for Teaching and Learning Associate Director), and me (Kelly Frazier, M.A., Lecturer of Health Sciences). […]

Tight Muscles? Try these 7 Simple Stretches

Do you have a sedentary  job that causes muscle tension in your back or neck? Or do you exercise regularly without stretching afterward? A healthy range of motion is essential to stay fully functional and perform at your best. The 7 simple stretches below are some of our favorites.  Hold each stretch for 10-30 seconds […]

Furman 5K Run/Walk April 12, 2014

Attention runners and walkers! The Furman 5K (3.1 mile) Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $10  (if received by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10). Furman employees who register before the deadline may participate at no cost.     The entry form can be found here:   The […]


  The beginning of each new semester attracts swarms of new exercisers to the Physical Activities Center (PAC).   And one of the most popular areas always seems to be the abdominal section.   Sadly, many exercisers are not making their abdominal exercises as safe or effective as they could be.   So let’s take […]

Time Crunch Workout in the Furman Fitness Center

  No time to exercise?  Try this quick time crunch routine in the Furman Fitness Center.  Perform one set of 12 repetitions and one set of 8 repetitions for each exercise.  Find a weight where the last few repetitions of every set are challenging but you can maintain your slow and controlled form throughout the […]

Furman Campus Walking/ Running Routes

The beautiful Furman campus makes a great location for walking or jogging.  These scenic routes are regularly enjoyed by fitness enthusiasts.   Be sure to use caution around traffic and stay on designated walkways. (Click images for larger photos)   0.93 Furman Mall Route :  This fairly shady and flat route takes you under a canopy of trees, past […]