The Fitness Center offers a variety of fitness classes and wellness programs throughout the semester to help keep the Virginia Western community healthy and active!
The Fitness Center offers a variety of FREE group fitness classes led by certified fitness instructors. Class schedules are subject to change, so be sure to check the calendar! Love group fitness but can’t make any of our scheduled classes? Virtual video-led classes are also available in the Fitness Center studio, just ask at the front desk!
You don’t have to sign up for group fitness classes, just drop in and exercise!
Class schedules are available at the Fitness Center Front Desk.
Wellness Workshops & Nutrition Information
Join us at the Fitness Center for free monthly educational workshops with topics on health, nutrition, fitness & more! A Registered Dietitian is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays to provide information on healthy lifestyles and answer nutrition questions. Check the Campus Events calendar for more information!
Nothing is better than being in the great outdoors. The Fitness Center sponsors local outdoor adventures like Outdoor Yoga, Foliage Hikes, Apple Picking and Kayaking. Check out the Campus Events calendar for more information!
Student Health & Health Insurance
Virginia Western does not have a clinic on campus; however, emergency medical services, clinics and hospitals are located nearby. If you need first aid on campus, please contact Campus Police at 540-857-7979.
If you need additional assistance with finding Health Insurance, you can contact Enroll Virginia!, an organization that offers one-on-one assistance to educate Virginians about the Marketplace and provide application assistance to small businesses and individuals who need their help. Contact Enroll Virginia! Online at www.enrollva.org. You may also call 1-888-392-5132 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roanoke Valley Health Care Resources
Students who do not have health insurance may find the following links helpful in obtaining health care or health information. Please visit each site for more information about eligibility.
- Roanoke City Health Department: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/roanoke/
- Bradley Free Clinic: http://www.bradleyfreeclinic.com/
- Project Access: http://bradleyfreeclinic.com/services/project-access/
- Blue Ridge Women’s Center: http://blueridgewoman.org/services/
Health Insurance Marketplace (healthcare.gov)
No matter where you live, you may be able to buy insurance from private health plans that cover a comprehensive set of benefits, including doctor visits, hospital stays, preventative care, and prescriptions. Plans in the Marketplace must treat you fairly – they can’t deny you coverage because of a pre-existing condition. You can also find out if you or anyone on your application qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or can get financial help to use right away to lower your health insurance premiums.
If you have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace, visit the website or call the Marketplace Call Center toll-free at 1-800-318-2596. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325. Tell the customer service representative if you need help in a language other than English.
More Information about Student Health Insurance
- Health Insurance Marketplace, Affordable Care Act: https://www.healthcare.gov/
Web sites that may assist you with health insurance decisions
- U.S. Department of Labor web site: http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/health-plans/cobra.htm
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Hours of Operation
Summer 2023 Semester:
Fitness Center (1st Floor): 9 AM – 4 PM, Monday – Thursday. Closed Friday – Sunday.
Student Activities & Food Pantry (3rd Floor): 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday.
The above hours are subject to change based on the campus events schedule.
All posted hours exclude holidays and school closings.
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