Employee Wellness

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Zest for Life

Zest for Life is an employee wellness program for all Western Michigan University employees, retirees and their spouses. The program is designed to enhance participants’ quality of life through various health programs and fitness opportunities. We invite you to join us as partners in health through your participation in our programs and your encouragement of others to join our team.

Fitness classes

Group exercise classes are available to all Zest for Life participants. Classes are available on a drop-in basis. Participants may attend more than one class format and may choose any combination of days and times to participate. Prior to participating, all participants must have a physical activity readiness questionnaire and participation agreement on file.

Fall Schedule

*Classes marked with a "W" are free to WMU faculty, staff, emeriti and retirees (must have SRC access).

Class descriptions

Fitness class participation forms

Physical activity readiness questionnaire

  • PAR-Q form—please download the PAR-Q form and return to the rec center main office.

Medical clearance

If you have two or more risk factors, are over the age of 45 or have any symptoms of cardiovascular disease as indicated by the PAR-Q, then a medical clearance form signed by your personal physician will be necessary before participating in the Zest for Life program. Please download the medical clearance form and return to the rec center main office.


A variety of options are available for memberships to either the Student Recreation Center or West Hills Athletic Club. For more information on Student Recreation Center memberships, please visit our memberships page.

Staff is available at either location to provide an orientation to the equipment or facilities. To schedule an orientation following membership sign-up, receive a facility tour or inquire about membership options, please contact either the Student Recreation Center or West Hills.

Student Recreation Center: (269) 387-3115
West Hills Athletic Club: (269) 387-0410