Sign of Mathews Athletic Center with the building behind it

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

Renew Active

Stay fit. Stay focused. Stay you. We are excited to be participating in Renew Active, the gold standard in Medicare fitness programs fro body and mind. 

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. 


The Mathews Athletic Center also offers Pickleball.

A fun, social, and friendly sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong using a paddle and a plastic ball with holes. Played as doubles or singles pickleball can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Pickleball and tennis only membership - $20 per month or $240 per year with a one-year contract plus a one-time registration fee of $25.


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 recumbent bikes, yoga, Cycle, RIP barbell, ZUMBA, 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.

  • Individual Rate: $30 month
  • Senior Rate (50 and over): $25 month
  • Wesleyan Alumna Rate: $20 month
  • Tennis or Pickleball Only: $20 month

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

  • 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.


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.

Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1-5PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10AM-2PM.

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NCAA Division III Athletics

Wesleyan College is home to five NCAA Division III sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball. In addition, we offer an award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian program.

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