Fitness Center

The JCU Fitness Center is located in the Gianicolo Residence (Vicolo della Penitenza, 26). It is open every day in the following hours:

Monday – Thursday   from 8.00 AM to 10.00 PM

Friday – Sunday         from 10.00 AM to 8.00 PM

All students, faculty, and staff members can have access to JCU Fitness Center for free, as well, as to participate in our group fitness classes. No prior registration is needed.

Please, also come dress in proper gym attire and bring a towel with you!

The gym is equipped with treadmills, bicycles, various cardiovascular machines, as well as a nautilus machine and free weights. Please, clean up the weights and the machines after yourselves.
The Center provides showers, lockers and changing rooms.


LIST OF CLASSES ( = lowest intensity – ↑↑↑↑↑ = highest intensity)

Abs & Legs + Stretching↑↑↑↑↑ – A form of aerobics set to fun and pumping music! An intense mix of body-weight and light-weight exercises to strength and tone core and legs specifically. The last 30 minutes of each class are dedicated to muscles stretching.

BFEx: ↑↑↑↑ – If you aspire to improve the functionality of your body movements using a sophisticated and scientifically grounded methodology, join the BFEx practice. By using special equipment, the technique is based on the need to calibrate joints and the coordination of the muscle synergy through maximal flexion and extension.

Cheerdance: ↑↑ – Cheer-dance sessions work on creating organized routines which contain tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers, and stunt moves. Come to have fun while having fun!

Fitcross↑↑↑↑↑ – This is a strength-and-conditioning program that incorporates high-intensity interval training, olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, calisthenics, and other disciplines. Come and get stronger!

Functional Training↑↑↑↑ – This class is designed to train and develop your muscles to make it easier and safer to perform everyday activities, such as carrying groceries or playing a game soccer with your friends.

HIIT↑↑↑↑↑ – HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time.

Kick Boxing↑↑↑↑ – A great workout for everyone interested in improving their fitness & stamina! This course integrates combinations of punches, kicks, and additional muscle and motion exercises to strengthen and tone. You will have fun, reduce stress, and get an awesome workout.

Upper Body↑↑↑ – A 30-minute class that focuses on strength and muscle endurance for the complete upper body, including arms, shoulders and back.

Yoga: ↑↑↑ – Flow through a series of dynamic movements that will increase your flexibility, restore balance, and strengthen your core muscles. Come to find your inner peace!

Aikido: ↑↑↑ – Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that uses locks, holds, throws, and the opponent’s own movements. It’s a very effective martial art for self defense, not only because it teaches how to defend against a variety of attacks, but because it also trains our state of mind and physical condition. Improved posture and breathing help us to fit better into our bodies; a positive state of mind affects how we move in the world and how we are perceived by others.



To use the gym and join all JCU activities, everyone needs an Italian physical (Certificato Medico). Our doctor usually runs physical examinations during Orientation days and the first weeks of classes for each semester. You can book your appointment at the Athletics Table during Orientation. The cost of the physical is €20.