MAC

Three women breathing during yoga class.

Schedule & Hours

Click here for Mathews Athletic Center’s hours. Also find out more about the variety of classes taught ranging from fitness, yoga, and meditation classes along with descriptions and instructor listings. 

Ladies stretch during yoga class

H2U

In partnership with Coliseum Health System, H2U is a program dedicated to helping individuals 50+ manage their health and enjoy a healthy lifestyle with cardio, and more. Learn more about memberships and class schedules.

Three women lifting weights in the MAC weight room.

Silver Sneakers

A no-cost basic membership offered to Medicare-eligible and group retiree members of participating health plans. Call 1-888-423-4632 or follow this link to learn more about this program and check eligibility. 

MAC COVID-19 Regulations

Mathews Athletic Center will reopen on July 6, 2020 to members if health guidelines permit. When we resume operation we will take the following additional measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Patrons cannot enter Mathews Athletic Center if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, had symptoms of COVID-19, or had contact with a person that has or is suspected to have COVID-19.
  • A new liability release must be signed by all patrons of Mathews Athletic Center before use is allowed.
  • Everyone entering Mathews Athletic Center will have a contactless temperature taken. Anyone with a temperature over 100.3 will not be allowed to enter. 
  • A key card must be used by everyone to sign in.
  • Occupancy in the weight room and in fitness classes will be limited to enforce social distancing requirements.
  • Patrons are encouraged to conduct their workout and exit without unnecessary delay. Gatherings shall require masks and social distancing.
  • Masks will not be required during work out session.
  • Patrons participating in group fitness classes should practice no less than ten (10) feet of distance between others participating.
  • Patrons are required to wipe down the equipment before and after use in group fitness classes and in the weight room.
  • Patrons using the showers are required to spray the showers with cleaning spray after use.
  • All patrons need to supply their own yoga mat.
     

Five women in yoga class, stretching arms to sky.

Community Memberships

Wesleyan College offers a limited number of community memberships to Mathews Athletic Center. The athletic center provides women and men 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, yoga, Tai Chi, Cycle, RIP barbell, ZUMBA, Barre, sculpting, Senior Programming, tennis courts, and walking trails in the Arboretum. The center provides locker room areas with day use lockers, showers, and vanity areas.

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

For more information on community memberships call (478) 757-5251 or Kathy Malone, Facility Manager (478) 757-3775, kmalone@wesleyancollege.edu.

  • Please check in at front desk when using MAC. Bring your Wesleyan ID. 
  • Always arrive 5-10 minutes before class starts.
  • Silence cell phones in the gym and aerobics studio/cycle room.

 

Reasons Exercise Makes You A Happier Person

Increased Dopamine

Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that's associated with feelings of pleasure and happiness.

Lower Anxiety

Recent studies have show that people who suffer from anxiety and depression can achieve long-term relief from exercising.

Lowers Depression

Recent studies have show that people who suffer from anxiety and depression can achieve long-term relief from exercising.

Energy Booster

Exercise is a wonderful energy booster, and more exercise equals increased levels of happiness

Stress Reducer

Stressed out? Exercise is a form of low-level stress itself, and the more you subject yourself to the "stress" of working out, the better your body will adapt to handling other kinds of stress.

Cognitive Decline

Unfortunately, the older we get, the less capable our brain functioning becomes. Studies have shown that regular exercise can help slow down that cognitive decline, aiding memory and learning in the process.

Self-Confidence

There's nothing quite like having an awesome workout and then feeling a great sense of accomplishment.

Be More Social

While all types of exercise are great for us, working out in groups is even better. Working out and being around friends generally makes us a happier bunch.

Get Better Sleep

Having sleep issues? Regular exercise has been show to improve the sleep quality of people with sleeping disorders.

Be More Creative

We're all in a better mood when our creative juices are flowing, and nothing boosts creativity quite like a great workout.

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