Registering for a Fitness or Wellness Service

Scheduling an appointment for a fitness or wellness service with a SRWC staff member is easy. Stop by the Student Recreation and Wellness Center or contact a SRWC staff member of the SRWC via the contact information listed below: 

James Thayer
Assistant Director Fitness & Wellness

A trainer watches as students perform a fitness assessment exercise.


SRWC students and members, are eligible to participate in the following services available at the SRWC.

Available services

Please note selecting multiple services might need to be divided into multiple sessions based on schedules and availability.

Welcome to our comprehensive health and wellness evaluation service, where we provide essential outputs to assess your overall well-being and guide you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Through advanced technology, we identify changes in your body composition, track your progress, validate your fitness programs, and deliver actionable advice based on trustworthy data.

Our Muscle-Fat Analysis allows us to establish a meaningful connection between your weight, skeletal muscle mass, and body fat mass. With this information, we can develop a personalized plan tailored to your unique needs and goals.

The Segmental Lean Analysis provides a detailed assessment of your fat-free mass, enabling us to evaluate whether you have an adequate level of fat-free mass in different body segments, such as the arms, legs, and trunk, and pinpoint any imbalances between them.

Understanding your Basal Metabolic Rate is crucial in developing a customized nutrition plan based on your activity level and individual health objectives. This helps you manage your calorie intake and optimize your energy balance.

Through our Body Composition History tracking, we monitor changes in your Weight, Skeletal Muscle Mass, and Percent Body Fat over time. By spotting trends and making timely adjustments, we ensure you stay on the right track to achieving your health and fitness goals.

Our standard outputs include essential metrics such as Weight, Total Body Water, Dry Lean Mass, Body Fat Mass, Skeletal Muscle Mass, Body Mass Index, Percent Body Fat, Segmental Lean Analysis, and Body Composition History. With this comprehensive data, you'll have a clear understanding of your progress and can make informed decisions to improve your overall health and wellness.

Introducing the ultimate relaxation solution - our state-of-the-art Massage Chairs with cutting-edge features designed to provide you with an unparalleled wellness experience.

Featuring AUTO-WELLNESS PROGRAMS, our massage chairs come equipped with 8 pre-programmed options, including Full-Body massage, Stretch, and Recovery, all meticulously crafted for maximum effectiveness using our AcuPoint Detection technology. This ensures that every massage is tailored to your body's unique needs, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and revitalized.

Elevate your relaxation and invest in your well-being with our advanced Massage Chairs. Your body will thank you for it.

Experience the ultimate in relaxation and wellness with Sunlighten's state-of-the-art infrared sauna. Our infrared saunas are equipped with cutting-edge 3-in-1 heaters that provide precise wavelengths of near, mid, and far infrared waves. This unique feature ensures that you receive optimal results, as each infrared wavelength offers distinct health benefits.

The heart of our saunas lies in the innovative SoloCarbon heating technology. This advanced system delivers the highest quality and quantity of infrared energy, backed by clinical evidence of its effectiveness in promoting various health benefits. SoloCarbon heating technology maximizes the therapeutic potential of the sauna, helping you achieve your wellness goals.

To further enhance your overall well-being, each Sunlighten sauna comes equipped with built-in chromotherapy. This unique feature adds an artful atmosphere to your sauna session by bathing the cabin in colors from the sun's visible light spectrum. These colors are believed to align with different body energy points, creating a balance-bringing effect on your mental state. Chromotherapy elevates your sauna experience, transforming it into a holistic and rejuvenating journey for both your body and mind.

Choose Sunlighten's infrared sauna to indulge in the perfect blend of technology and wellness. Experience the soothing and transformative benefits of our 3-in-1 heater, SoloCarbon heating technology, premium sound system, and chromotherapy as you embark on a path to improved health and relaxation.

This service is by appointment ONLY. Participants can schedule an appointment online or at the front desk of the SRWC.

What to know before using the sauna

  • Please make every effort to arrive on time for your appointment.
  • Our sauna is designed for 1 user at a time
  • Ensure your body is free of excess oils, lotions, make-up, and perfume before coming to sauna. Clean skin will ensure optimal absorption of infrared wavelengths.
  • Hydrate! It is recommended that you drink a minimum of 8 oz of water before your sauna session and 24 oz after.
  • Remove all jewelry before entering the sauna – metal can get quite hot in the sauna and could burn your skin. Remember to remove all piercings as well.
  • To ensure the health and safety of our users, plastic water bottles with caps will be allowed inside the sauna. Stainless steel or glass water bottles will not be permitted.
  • Shirts and bottoms must be worn in the sauna however, please be sure to remove all footwear prior to entering the sauna.
  • A clean towel will be placed on the bench to absorb sweat.
  • During sauna use make sure you adjust your session length in accordance to your body’s need. If you are just beginning it is important to start slow and get your body accustomed to infrared therapy. We recommend beginning with 10-15 minute sessions at 100°F every other day.
  • Once you have completed your session, please be sure the door closes behind you to ensure the sauna cabin stays warm for the next user.
  • Upon completion of your session, place used towels in the designated laundry receptacle located near the sauna.
  • Infrared sauna use is at your own risk. Please consult with your doctor or primary care physician regarding any medical conditions that may disqualify you from sauna use.

The "Fitness Loft & Wellness Suite Orientation" is offered at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC). Its primary purpose is to provide SRWC members with a comprehensive overview and information about the available spaces and services related to fitness, health, and wellness.

The orientation sessions are designed to familiarize SRWC members with the fitness equipment and facilities located in the Fitness Loft and Wellness Suite areas. These spaces are tailored to meet various fitness and wellness needs.

Key features of the service include:

  1. Overview and Information: During the orientation, attendees will receive a detailed overview of the Fitness Loft and Wellness Suite areas. This includes explanations of the different equipment available, and the specific services offered in each space.
  2. Individual or Group Sessions: SRWC members can choose to attend the orientation either individually or as part of a group or department. Group sessions may be conducted to accommodate multiple members simultaneously and foster a sense of camaraderie among participants.
  3. Familiarization with Fitness Equipment: The orientation aims to help attendees become familiar with the various types of fitness equipment present in the Fitness Loft. Participants will receive guidance on how to properly use the equipment to ensure safety and effectiveness in their workouts.
  4. Customized to Member Needs: The orientation can be tailored to meet the specific needs and fitness levels of the attendees. Whether someone is a beginner or an experienced gym-goer, the session will cater to their individual requirements.
  5. Enhancing Confidence: By learning about the different fitness resources and services available, participants can gain confidence in navigating the SRWC facilities independently and utilizing the available amenities effectively.
  6. Encouraging Healthy Habits: The orientation serves as an opportunity to promote and encourage healthy lifestyle habits among SRWC members. By making the facilities more accessible and user-friendly, the center aims to support its members' fitness journeys.
Overall, the Fitness Loft & Wellness Suite Orientation is a valuable service for SRWC members, as it helps them feel more comfortable and informed about the various fitness and wellness offerings available to them within the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. This orientation aims to educate individuals or groups to make the most of their gym experience and work toward achieving their health and fitness goals effectively.

Washburn University's Personal Trainer program is an exciting and innovative service offered at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) as part of their fitness and wellness program. This service aims to educate, enhance and engage SRWC members by providing them with personalized one-on-one training.

One of the most appealing aspects of this service is that it is provided to all SRWC members, including students, faculty, and staff, as a complementary benefit. This means that anyone who is a member of the SRWC can take advantage of this opportunity to work with a personal trainer without any additional cost.

The program structure consists of a 6-week individualized training block. During these 6 weeks, the client receives exclusive attention from their assigned personal trainer, who tailors the workouts and exercises according to the client's specific needs, goals, and fitness levels. This individualized approach ensures that each client receives the most effective training for their unique requirements.

Upon completion of the 6-week training block, clients are then provided with a 4-week progressive program. This program is designed to allow clients to continue their fitness journey independently, building upon the foundation laid during the one-on-one training sessions. The progressive program helps clients maintain their progress, further improve their fitness abilities, and work towards achieving their long-term fitness goals.

Another significant advantage of this program is the opportunity it provides for Washburn University students to gain hands-on experience in applying the knowledge they acquire in their classrooms. Aspiring personal trainers can use this program as a platform to put their theoretical learning into practical use, honing their skills and building their confidence as fitness professionals.

In summary, Washburn University's Personal Trainer program is an exceptional service that benefits SRWC members by offering them complimentary one-on-one training with dedicated and well-prepared personal trainers. It empowers individuals to work towards their fitness goals, while also providing valuable experiential learning opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in the fitness industry.

The personal trainers in this program are highly qualified and dedicated professionals. They undergo rigorous training themselves, which involves 4 weeks of intensive coursework, consisting of 8 classes, and 16 hours of preparation twice a week. This preparation ensures that the trainers are well-equipped with the knowledge, skills, and expertise needed to guide their clients effectively through their fitness journeys.

The "Fitness Consultation" service is designed for individuals who want to start a new exercise program. It offers a comprehensive evaluation of the individual's movement patterns, compensation patterns, movement efficiency, skill level, and limitations through a "Movement Screen" that involves multiple exercises.

The service consists of two meetings:

  1. Movement Screen Assessment: In the first meeting, the individual's movement patterns are assessed using various exercises. This helps the fitness professional understand how the individual's body moves and identifies any compensatory movements or inefficiencies that may be present. The goal is to gain insights into the individual's strengths and weaknesses, skill level, and any physical limitations they may have. (1 hour in duration)
  2. Exercise Program Walk-Through: The second meeting focuses on creating a personalized exercise program based on the findings from the movement screen assessment. During this session, the fitness professional goes over each exercise included in the program, determines appropriate starting weights, and makes any necessary adjustments to ensure the program aligns with the individual's specific needs and goals. 1-1.5 hours in duration)

Following the conclusion of the second meeting, the finalized exercise program will be emailed to the participants in an Excel format, breaking down the program for the next six weeks. The program includes detailed instructions for each exercise, recommended sets and repetitions, and other relevant information to guide the individual through their fitness program effectively.

Overall, this service aims to provide a tailored exercise program that takes into account the individual's unique movement patterns, capabilities, and limitations. By doing so, it helps the individual embark on a safe and effective fitness journey to achieve their desired goals.

The service offered is a personalized nutrition consultation designed to help individuals improve their nutritional habits and overall health. The consultation will cover various aspects of nutrition and lifestyle to provide education and guidance for the client.

Here are the key components of the service:

  1. Initial Assessment: The consultation will begin with an assessment of the client's current routine, including their eating habits, lifestyle, and health goals.
  2. Nutrition Tracking: The client will be required to track their food intake using a nutrition tracking app like MyFitnessPal or a similar tool for one week before the consultation. This will provide valuable data on their current eating patterns.
  3. Education and Suggestions: Based on the information gathered from the nutrition tracking, the consultant will provide personalized education and suggestions to improve the client's nutritional habits.
  4. Macronutrients and Caloric Intake: The consultation will delve into the importance of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) and how to balance them in one's diet. The client's caloric intake will also be discussed, depending on their goals (e.g., weight loss, maintenance, or muscle gain).
  5. Realistic Goal Setting: Setting achievable and realistic nutrition and health goals is crucial. The consultant will work with the client to establish goals that are tailored to their individual needs and lifestyle.
  6. Nutrient Density: The concept of nutrient density will be explained, emphasizing the importance of choosing foods that provide a high concentration of essential nutrients relative to their calorie content.
  7. Body Composition Changes: The consultation will address how nutrition plays a role in body composition changes, such as losing fat, gaining muscle, or improving overall body composition.
  8. Nutrition Label Reading: The client will learn how to read and interpret nutrition labels on packaged foods, enabling them to make informed choices when grocery shopping.
  9. Nutritional Choices: The consultant will guide the client in making healthier food choices to support their goals and improve overall well-being.
Overall, this nutrition consultation aims to empower the client with the knowledge and tools necessary to make positive changes in their dietary habits and achieve their desired health outcomes.

A Wellness Consultation service is a comprehensive and multidimensional approach to helping individuals make positive changes in their behaviors and lifestyle habits, ultimately leading to improved overall wellness. This service is designed to address various aspects of a person's life to promote balance, health, and wellness.

Key components of the Wellness Consultation service include:

  1. Behavior Change: The consultation focuses on identifying current behaviors that may be detrimental to the individual's wellness and helps them replace these habits with healthier alternatives. This may include addressing issues such as poor eating habits, lack of physical activity, or excessive stress.
  2. Goal Setting: Setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals is an integral part of the consultation. Clients work with the wellness consultant to establish realistic targets that align with their aspirations and overall health objectives.
  3. Developing a Routine: Establishing a structured and consistent daily routine is essential for maintaining overall wellness. The consultant assists individuals in creating a balanced schedule that includes time for physical activity, relaxation, healthy meals, and other important aspects of well-being.
  4. Sleep and Hydration: Sleep and hydration play crucial roles in overall health and vitality. The consultant helps clients understand the significance of quality sleep and proper hydration and provides strategies to improve these areas if needed.
  5. Wellness Dimensions: Wellness is multidimensional, encompassing various aspects of a person's life. The consultation addresses different dimensions, which may include physical, emotional, social, intellectual, occupational, and spiritual wellness. Each dimension is explored to identify areas that need attention and improvement.

During the consultation process, the wellness consultant typically conducts an initial assessment to understand the individual's current lifestyle, habits, and challenges. Based on this assessment, personalized strategies and recommendations are developed to support the client's journey towards a healthier and more balanced life.

The consultant may use a combination of educational resources, coaching techniques, and motivational support to help the individual to make sustainable changes. The ultimate aim is to enable the client to adopt healthier behaviors, establish positive habits, and achieve their wellness goals, leading to an enhanced quality of life and improved overall health.

The "Corrective Exercise Consultation" service is designed to thoroughly analyze an individual's exercise techniques to offer valuable feedback and effective solutions for correcting and improving their workouts. The service can be availed in two formats: in-person or through a video review.

Here's a breakdown of what the service entails:

  1. Exercise Technique Analysis: The process begins with a comprehensive examination of the individual's exercise techniques. Whether they are performing strength training exercises, cardiovascular workouts, or any other form of physical activity, each movement is carefully observed and assessed.
  2. Identifying Flaws and Limitations: The fitness professional conducting the consultation will identify any flaws, imbalances, or limitations in the individual's exercise technique. These issues can range from incorrect posture and improper form to muscle imbalances and inadequate range of motion.
  3. Feedback and Recommendations: Based on the analysis, the fitness professional provides detailed feedback to the individual. They will explain the specific areas that need improvement and the potential risks associated with the current exercise technique.
  4. Personalized Solutions: The corrective exercise consultation goes beyond merely pointing out mistakes. The fitness professional will develop personalized solutions and strategies tailored to the individual's unique needs and goals. This may include specific exercises to address weaknesses, mobility drills, or modifications to the existing workout routine.
  5. In-Person or Video Review: The service offers flexibility in how it can be delivered. For those who prefer face-to-face interactions, the consultation can be conducted in person. Alternatively, individuals who cannot attend in person or prefer a remote option can opt for a video review. They can record themselves performing exercises, and the fitness professional will analyze the video to provide feedback and recommendations.
  6. Follow-Up Support: Depending on the complexity of the corrective exercise plan, follow-up sessions may be offered to track progress, make adjustments, and ensure that the individual is on the right track toward achieving their fitness goals safely and effectively.
Overall, the Corrective Exercise Consultation service aims to empower individuals with the knowledge and guidance to optimize their workout routines, prevent injuries, and make significant progress in their fitness journey.

The Exercise Program Overview service is designed for individuals who are already engaged in an existing workout routine. The primary purpose of this service is to provide a thorough assessment and evaluation of the client's current exercise program to determine if it aligns with their fitness goals.

The process begins by reviewing the individual's current exercise program, which includes analyzing the types of workouts, exercise frequency, intensity, and duration. The fitness professional conducting the assessment will consider the client's specific fitness objectives, whether it be weight loss, muscle gain, strength improvement, or any other fitness-related goal.

Based on the evaluation, the fitness expert will identify any potential gaps or areas of improvement in the existing program. If necessary, they will make updates and reorganize the exercise routine to ensure that it better aligns with the individual's goals and needs.

The updates may involve modifying the types of exercises performed, adjusting the frequency of workouts, changing the intensity levels, introducing new exercises, or incorporating other elements like warm-ups, mobility work, or cardiovascular training.

Throughout the process, the client's feedback and preferences will be taken into consideration to create a program that not only aligns with their goals but is also enjoyable and sustainable for them. The intention is to optimize the workout routine, ensuring that it is effective in helping the individual achieve their fitness objectives while minimizing the risk of plateaus or overtraining.

It's important to note that this service is suitable for individuals who are already familiar with exercise techniques and have a solid understanding of safe and effective workout practices. For beginners or those who require guidance on fundamental exercises, a different service, such as Personal Training or a Fitness Consultation might be more appropriate.
Overall, the Exercise Program Overview service aims to educate individuals with an existing workout routine to make informed decisions about their fitness program, enhance their progress, and achieve the desired results in a safe and efficient manner.


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