Physical Fitness

Whether you’re looking for a high-energy cardio workout, want to take a strengthening and toning class, or prefer to just hit the gym solo , we have convenient options that will help you meet your fitness goals. All JHU Wellness classes are currently free and offered virtually. Virtual wellness classes are  accessible to JHU  benefits-eligible faculty, staff,  and bargaining unit members.

SPRING 2021 Wellness Classes- Register Here

APRIL 5 – JUNE 18, 2021

NOTE: To access this secure registration site, your VPN must be set up if you are working remotely. If you need assistance registering email

VIRTUAL PLATFORM: All classes in this session use the RingCentral platform, which is powered by Zoom. Allow extra time to sign on if you have never used this platform. Cutting and pasting the link works best or you may download the RingCentral app if necessary.

Mondays, 4/5/2021-6/14/2021,  5:30-6:30PM   NEW TIME
Zumba combines Latin dance rhythms with cardiovascular exercise to create a fun, easy and high-energy aerobic routine.

Tuesdays, 4/6/2021-6/15/2021, 12:00-1:00PM
Enjoy this flowing yoga class incorporating core work and strength building. At times we will utilize hand weights, but their use is optional. This class provides a full-body challenge and ends with much deserved sweet rest! Other equipment needed: yoga mat, yoga block, blanket (optional).

Tuesdays, 4/6/2021-6/15/2021, 5:30-6:00PM
This is seated mindfulness meditation class. Mindfulness meditation provide tools for calming the mind and short-circuiting the body’s stress response providing the practitioner a chance to get out of the cycle of chronic stress.

Wednesdays,  4/7/2021-6/16/2021,  7:30-8:00AM  NEW TIME
This HIGH Intensity class is now 30 minutes and will work in 3 to 5-minute blocks for max interval training to keep pushing your limits. Modifications are provided so that you can tailor the class to suit your level, giving you a challenging but safe workout whether you’re a moderate exerciser or you live for the gym.

Thursdays, 4/8/2021-6/17/2021,  12:30 PM – 1:00PM  NEW TIME
This class is now 30 minutes of concentrated gentle bending, twisting and coordinated breathing. Learn to relieve tension and stress with this relaxation class. This class may involve floor exercises so have a mat available. Participants should bring a mat for this class.

Fridays, 4/9/2021-6/18/2021, 7:30-8:15am,
This yoga class is all about the muscles of the trunk! Core strength and flexibility are crucial for overall health, aiding in supporting the spine and can reduce or prevent back pain. Strong postural muscles improve respiratory health, energy, and even mood! Equipment needed: yoga mat, block, optional blanket.

Fridays, 4/9/2021-6/18/2021 from 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
This dance-inspired class is a mix of explosive dancing and boot camp packed into 30 minutes. It is spiced up by adding boot camp-inspired exercises to make your workout more effective and challenging.


Improve Your Posture
Three Wednesdays ONLY, 12:30-1:00pm, 4/7/21, 5/5/21 & 6/2/21
Need a posture tune up? Whether you are sitting or standing all day, proper alignment is key for your musculoskeletal health and your overall well-being. Join us for three 30 minute sessions on the first Wednesday of April, May and June.

Fitness Facilities

On-Site Fitness Centers

Low membership rates are available to faculty, staff, and bargaining unit members at our on-site fitness centers at the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center on the Homewood campus and the Cooley Center on the East Baltimore campus. Contact the center to join. Both centers are currently offering free virtual classes to all Hopkins affiliates.

Work Out Off-Campus

Through your free JHU LifeMart account,  you have access to GlobalFit and other portals that offer gym discounts, resources for staying active at home, workout gear and more.  Examples of some fitness related discounts that you will find are below:


  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Boston Sports Clubs
  • Curves
  • LA Fitness
  • New York Sports Clubs
  • Gold’s Gym
  • Y of Central Maryland

Gyms & Virtual Fitness:

  • The Active & Fit Direct Program-offers access to gyms & virtual fitness programs
  • Zeamo-on-demand work outs
  • FITronics-exercise and nutrition app

To learn more about discounts offered through LifeMart set up you free account here .