We are now requiring face masks at all times within the APFP, including with exercise due to BSU policy.  Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Adult Physical Fitness Program hours are Monday-Friday 5:30am-7:00pm. We will be open on Saturdays beginning September 12th, from noon-3:00pm.

We are working on ways to get us all back into our exercise facility. With that being said, some things will need to be different when we return, and this document maybe change as time goes on and we receive guidance otherwise from the university or health officials.

We ask that you not come in to exercise if you have experienced symptoms such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath. We also have a post COVID-19 questionnaire for each participant to complete prior to exercising again with us. We will plan to do BP and body weight on everyone’s first visit back.

We may ask that you take a look at a few questions at the desk and on the door coming in and if you answer yes to any of them, we may ask you not to exercise that day.
The questions include:
1. Have you been out of the country or state in the last week?
2. Have you been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 that you are aware of?
3. Have you had a fever above 100 F since your last visit to the APFP?
4. Have you had a cough or shortness of breath since your last visit to us?

We ask that you wash your hands prior to and after exercising and avoid touching your face.

Equipment related:
We ask that you bring in your own water bottle. We ask that you bring your own towel to wipe off sweat as we will not be able to provide towels for this purpose. We also ask that you bring in the least number of things possible to the fitness center.

You are required to wear a mask while in the APFP when you are not exercising, and our staff will be required to wear a mask while working in the APFP.

We ask that when using the aerobic and resistance training equipment that you space yourselves on every other piece of equipment to help maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart as well as throughout the fitness center. Signs will be posted on equipment each day as to which ones can be used that day, and they will switch every day.

We will have you self-report your heart rates from the machines, therefore, no watches for now.

We will take your blood pressure upon request but ask that you wear your mask at that time.

We will not offer magazines to read at this time.

The stretching mats will not be available for usage as well as some other equipment that is not as easy to sanitize with the new solution being provided by BSU.

The restrooms and lockers rooms will be available.

Depending on proper social distancing guidelines, we may have to limit the number of individuals in the fitness center at a given time. Thus, you may be asked to wait before entering the fitness center. In the event that other members are waiting to enter the fitness center we may ask you to limit your exercise session to 1 hour.

Checking in:
We ask that each participant check in via reporting to the staff on duty vs. the attendance sheet that we have used in the past We will then have the staff get your workout folder for you to begin your workout and the staff will put it away when your workout is complete.

We will be asking our staff to clean equipment more frequently and ask that you also clean your machines that you use before and after usage. We will have more spray bottles and towels around the APFP to ensure this happens.



The Adult Physical Fitness Program Longitudinal Study


Welcome to the Adult Physical Fitness Program

The Adult Physical Fitness Program (APFP) was started in the late 1960s by Dr. Bud Getchell and has operated continuously since its inception. The mission of the APFP mirrors the educational, research, and service missions of Ball State University.

If you would like to check out our facility and get more information about our services, which include a knowledgeable, friendly staff, fitness assessments, individualized training sessions (aerobic, resistance training and flexibility/balance/core) regular progress reports (to you and your physician), and incentive programs, please stop by the Adult Physical Fitness Center located in rm.135 for a tour.

The Adult Physical Fitness Training Center is located in room 135 of the Ball State University Student Recreation and Wellness Center.  We have over 3,500 square feet of fitness space dedicated solely to our members. The APFP is designed for adults who can be classified as low or moderate risk for developing cardiovascular disease (according to national guidelines from health and medical organizations); however, the program does provide services for some individuals with chronic diseases. For specific information about eligibility, please contact the program office. 

The APFP provides daily exercise supervision and exercise counseling by trained staff. Members undergo comprehensive health screening and physical fitness testing, from which an individualized exercise plan can be implemented to help members achieve their health and wellness goals.  

We accept BSU Working Well Incentive vouchers.

For more information please contact Becky Collins at 285-1140 or visit us at www.bsu.edu/adultfitness