Jump Start Program

This 5-week program is designed to provide students a slow, guided introduction to fitness facilities and programs at UMW. Students will have the opportunity to be introduced to exercise in a less intimidating way by a peer who works for Campus Rec, socialize with others, and get assimilated in a new environment with other UMW students who have similar levels of exercise-familiarity. The group is limited to 12 people, so please register when you are ready to commit. 

Students from the Talley Center and Health Center can be referred to the Jump Start Program by their clinician. Otherwise, the program is available for any UMW student to join for $15 per 5-week session. Students can sign up at campusrec.umw.edu under “Courses” or at the Fitness Center front desk.

Once a week, for five weeks, students will meet with their Jump Start Program leaders (two Campus Recreation fitness instructors, Brenna and Sasha) who will spend 60 minutes doing an activity, learning a lesson and having a discussion surrounding the topic of the week. Each lesson will include a worksheet with fitness education. 

Spring 2020 Sessions
Session 1:
January 27 – February 28
Session 2: March 16 – April 17
This group meets Mondays from 5:15-6:15pm during the date ranges listed above. Once you register, please check your UMW email for information on the meeting locations.

Incentives for completing the program

  • Attend 1st Meeting: Free group fitness pass & notebook
  • Attend all 5 meetings: Your choice of
    • Insulated grocery bag
    • Sweat towel
    • Campus Rec koozie
    • Campus Rec yoga mat