Regular, moderate exercise helps prevent heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other illnesses. Various fitness activities and events are available at Duke to help faculty and staff start exercise programs or enhance their current exercise routines.

Fitness Classes

LIVE FOR LIFE is excited to announce 30-minute group fitness classes! Everyone is welcome, whether you are a beginner or consider yourself a fitness connoisseur. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel for exercises that require getting on the ground. A sweat towel and a water bottle are recommended.

Class Dates

  • Thursday, Nov. 16th @ 5:30p.m. - Total Body Burn
  • Thursday, Nov. 30th @ 5:30p.m. - Total Body "Twist"
  • Thursday, Dec. 14th @ 5:30p.m. - Core
  • Thursday, Jan. 4th @ 5:30 p.m. - Pilates-Total Body
  • Thursday, Jan 18th @ 5:30 p.m. - Total Body Training
  • Thursday, Feb 1st @ 5:30 p.m. - Core Focus
  • Thursday, Feb 15th @ 5:30 p.m. - Cardio Circuit
  • Thursday, March 7th @ 5:30 p.m. - Lower Body Strength
  • Thursday, March 21st @ 5:30 p.m. - Total Body Stretch
  • Thursday, April 4th @ 5:30 p.m. - Yoga-Circuit
  • Thursday, April 18th @ 5:30 p.m. - Core Training  

Location: Class will be held on East Campus in the Bivins building - Room 210.

Fit in 15

The Fit in 15 program will give you the opportunity to show yourself you can commit to exercise and meet the minimum requirements necessary to make improvements to your health. 

Festive Fit Focus

Festive Fit Focus is an eight-week, self-directed program to help our employees maintain their weight-or even shed some pounds during the holidays when it's more challenging to eat healthy foods and fit in exercise.

Take the Stairs

Step right up to Take the Stairs, a stair-stepping program that can help you increase your physical activity, get closer to your health goals, and earn prizes. 

Take Ten "Energize Your Work Day"

Increase your flexibility, improve your cardiovascular health, or increase your strength with the Take Ten "Energize Your Work Day" Program. This self-paced incentive program encourages Duke faculty and staff to participate in physical activity twice a day for 10 minutes at a time.

Fitness Consultations

Whether you are just starting to be active or want more advanced training, LIVE FOR LIFE staff provide free fitness consultations to help you determine a suitable exercise program that will motivate you to accomplish your goals.

Duke Fitness Club

The Duke Fitness Club includes a network of full-service fitness facilities in locations throughout North Carolina that offer Duke faculty, staff, retirees and their families discounted membership rates.

Duke Run/Walk Club

The Duke Run/Walk Club provides walking and running programs for all fitness levels. This 12-week program will help you improve your fitness level while having fun with your co-workers in a group setting. Independent participation options are also available.

Departmental Fitness Classes

LIVE FOR LIFE can bring fitness to your work area through instructor-led classes! For a minimal fee, departments or individuals can utilize this service.  A clearable space which allows at least 12 people to safely participate, as well as a signed waiver are a requirement for this service.  Fill out this form to let us know you’d like to participate in a class if the option is available, and/or let us know you have a space to host one!

Mall Miles

Malls can be great places to walk, especially during inclement weather. LIVE FOR LIFE has done the research and has a list of area malls and the distances within the malls.

Mall Miles