Fitness Center

Wesleyan College offers a limited number of community memberships to Mathews Athletic Center. The athletic center provides men and women with a safe and conveniently located health club option in North Macon. Members enjoy the private setting with views of scenic Foster Lake and Wesleyan's Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center.

A Community membership to the center includes access to Cybex strength training equipment, free weights,
 recumbent bikes, treadmills, steppers, elliptical machines, outdoor track, yoga, pilates, step aerobics, sculpting, Cycle Reebok classes, indoor pool and tennis courts. The center provides locker room areas with day use lockers, showers, vanity areas, and towel service. 


Discounts are available for Seniors, Wesleyan Alumnae, plus spouses and families of Wesleyan Employees. Ask about corporate memberships for three or more employees from the same business.

For more information on community memberships call 757-5251 or Kathy Malone, Facility Manager 757-3775.

  • Please check in at front desk when using MAC or the pool and always bring your Wesleyan ID.
  • Always arrive 5-10 minutes before class starts. 
  • Silence cell phones in the gym, aerobics studio/cycle room, and at the pool.
  • In the pool, please follow lane etiquette & DO NOT sit or play on the lane lines. (If you do not know what this is ask.)
  • If the weather is bad (thunder, lightening) it is most likely the pool will be closed.

Mathew Athletic Hours
Monday-Friday: 7am-9pm
Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Meet the Mathews Athletic Center instructors.

Effective 8-20-16

Pool Schedule
Monday: 8-9am, 11am-12:30pm, 5:00-8:00pm
Tuesday: 8-11am, 5:00-8:00pm
Wednesday: 8-9am, 11am-12:30pm, 5:00-8:00pm
Thursday: 8-11am, 5:00-8:00pm
Friday: 7-9am, 11am-1pm
Saturday: 10am-1pm
Sunday: 1pm-4pm

Awesome Abs- Targeting the core muscles of the abdominals, and the lower back. 30 minutes

Belly Dancing-A fantastic and fun alternative to traditional exercise programs, Belly Dance will stretch, strengthen and tone your body, mind and spirit. Women of all fitness levels and ages are welcome in our safe, empowering, body-positive space.  Dress for comfortable physical activity-- there is no pressure to bare your belly. Feel free to bring a hip scarf, coin belt or sash if desired.  This pilot course will introduce proper form, positions, and drills to enforce muscle memory. Join your Wesleyan sisters for an evening of shimmies and smiles!

Core Conditioning- Abdominal class focusing on stabilization and strength of the torso, obliques, lower and upper back. 30-45 minutes
Cycle- Challenging stationary cycle class utilizing training techniques, motivation, and music to simulate actual riding experiences. 45-60 minutes.
Full Body Stretch-lengthens the muscles to increase flexibility and range of motion. It just feels good! 30 minutes
Instructor’s Choice- Overall body training includes strength training intervals & cardio drills. Instructors rotate weekly. 30-60 minutes
Qigong- An ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. People do Qigong to maintain health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit. Qigong's great appeal is that everyone can benefit, regardless of ability, age, belief system or life circumstances.
RIP Barbell- High intensity conditioning class using weights and barbells, strengthens the entire body. 30-60 minutes
Self Defense-Learn the skills necessary to recognize a threat and avoid or deflect an attack. It is recommended that you attend all sessions to fully benefit from the program. 60 minutes+
Tai Chi- Often called moving meditation; Tai Chi is a style of Kung Fu. Tai Chi consists of fluid, graceful, standing movements. Improves balance, strength, and flexibility. 45 minutes.
Yoga - Low-impact system of exercise that uses resistance training to build long, lean muscles. These exercises focus more on the circularity of motion, putting rotational and circular movements to massage the body and calm the mind. 60 minutes.
Yoga Stretch- Yoga focused on safe stretching in a relaxing environment. 45 minutes.
Zumba- Ultimate fitness/dance party will groove you into shape. (Wesleyan student with ID $1, faculty & staff $3,  $6 guest) 60 minutes.