Welcome to the Ball State Adult Physical Fitness Program

Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, we will re-implement — irrespective of their vaccination status – that all APFP participants wear a mask while inside any University building which includes our fitness center.  This was passed along to us this week and will be reviewed on a weekly bases.  We will let you know when this is lifted again.  Thank you for your continued cooperation during this time. 


Adult Physical Fitness Program hours

APFP hours Monday-Friday are 5:30-8:45am, 11:30-1:15pm, 3:30-7:00pm and closed on Saturday.

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 measure your BP and body weight on everyone’s first visit back.  

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

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 room 135 across from the climbing wall in the Ball State Student Recreation and Wellness Center for a tour.

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 may 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


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