Fitness & Nutrition-HR @ Carnegie Mellon University - Carnegie Mellon University

Fitness and Nutrition

Adopting a healthier lifestyle—eating right, maintaining a healthy weight and getting regular physical activity—can help control some of the risk factors for certain disease states. Carnegie Mellon makes it easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Nutrition and Weight Control


  • University Fitness/Athletic Facilities Access
    Faculty and staff can access any of the university's fitness/athletic facilities, participate in Group X-ercise classes or recreational activities, and consult with a personal trainer through Carnegie Mellon Athletics.
  • Free Staff Fitness Classes
    Free fitness classes are offered at 5:15 p.m. Monday–Thursday in the Whitfield Hall Club Room. Learn more about the Staff Faculty Fitness program, including class schedules and descriptions. Also, subscribe to the SFF email list to be sure you get class announcements. Contact Pattye Stragar for more information.
  • Free Hatha Yoga Classes
    Human Resources also offers free Hatha Yoga classes for faculty and staff. The hour-long sessions are held at noon every Monday and 5:15 p.m. every Tuesday in the Whitfield Hall Club Room. Contact Carol Rigdon for more information. Mats and blocks are provided. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
  • Free Guided Meditation
    Mindfulness helps us become aware of what is already true in the present moment and can be developed through the practice of meditation. Join us for a guided meditation session at noon every Tuesday in the Whitfield Hall Pine Room. This 30-minute session is suitable for the beginner as well as a well-seasoned meditator looking for a guided group meditation experience. The class is guided by Kevin Henry, a trained facilitator in meditation.

Athletics Facilities and Programs

  • CMU employees have full use of athletic facilities on campus when they present their university ID card.
  • The Carnegie Mellon Athletics Department offers many fitness programs at moderate costs.