Fitness Center

Located in the SHAPE Complex, the fitness center is the perfect place to stay in shape year round. Located in the SHAPE facility, the space was officially unveiled in 2009. It features cardiovascular training equipment, resistance training machines and free weights.  The facility offers fitness programming to its members. Members can utilize:

  • Free Weights
  • Weight Machines
  • Treadmills
  • Stair Climbers
  • Exercise Bikes
  • Elliptical Machines
  • Rowing Machines
  • Stretching Area
  • Weight Bars
  • Yoga Balls
  • Medicine Balls
  • Large Screen TV's
  • Air Conditioning

Proper athletic attire must be worn at all times. Clean sneakers must be worn at all times. Absolutely no sandals, open toed or open-backed, or outside shoes are permitted.

Directions and Parking:

The fitness center located is on the first floor of the SHAPE Facility. There is plenty of free, on-campus parking available to visitors of the facility. To avoid a ticket, be sure to park in lined visitor parking spaces.


Only Northern Vermont University-Johnson students, employees and facility members, may utilize the fitness center. Visitors are required to swipe their one card at the Information Desk each time they enter. Members and guests who utilize the facility will be doing so at their own risk. Northern Vermont University-Johnson is not responsible for any injury that may occur to individuals participating in any exercise activity. Participation in exercise activity is on a voluntary basis. Consult with your physician before beginning any exercise routine. All users of the SHAPE facility must abide by the rules in all areas.

  • Smoking and tobacco products are not permitted.
  • All personal music players must be equipped with headphones.
  • SHAPE is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Report damaged equipment and injuries immediately to Information Desk worker.
  • If, at any time a member does not comply with the rules and/or the assistant on duty, the member will be asked to leave, and/or his/her Fitness Center privileges will be revoked. The Information Desk worker and the Fitness Center monitor on duty has the right to enlist the help of Campus Security when necessary.

Additional Fitness Center Rules:

  • T-shirts must be worn. Tank tops are not allowed. No jeans or jean shorts allowed.
  • Food and gum are not permitted. Only water is permitted, provided it is in a sealable, plastic container.
  • Wipe down equipment after each use and return weights to racks.
  • Weights or dumbbells may not be dropped on the floor or benches.
  • During busy times or whenever someone is waiting for a machine, there is a 30-minute time limit on all cardiovascular equipment.
  • Report damaged equipment and injuries immediately to Information Desk worker.