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Active workspaces

Active Workspaces is a student-led, multi-departmental initiative designed to increase opportunities for movement throughout campus. Use these spaces to move while you work or take a movement break to boost productivity, focus, energy and health.

Reserve a Study Room

Studies show participants in campus recreation have higher academic outcomes, as well as health and wellness benefits. Research at WVU show 8 percentage points higher first year retention (and 0.35 points higher GPA) for weekly recreation facility users -- and up to 12 percentage points higher for those weekly users with drop out risk. Benchmarking indicates WVU is 19th percentile of active space per student. In addition, heat maps show first-time undergrads are 2.5 times more likely to use the SRC if they live in Evansdale.

One Solution

In Spring 2020, a Student Government Association (SGA) resolution was passed to increase opportunities for movement throughout campus, including active study rooms, bike desks, and making stairways more appealing. The pandemic stalled efforts, but in Fall 2022, the initiative resumed with SGA in collaboration with Campus Recreation, WellWVU, Interior Design and WVU Libraries. SGA seeks to expand active workspaces throughout WVU.


Move for your Body & Mind

Americans sit more than 8 hours daily, and almost 80 percent do not get the recommended 150 minutes/week of exercise. Both sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity are linked to mortality and cardiovascular disease.

Want to Stimulate Your Studying?

Visit our Active Study Rooms

Downtown Library 100A

Downtown Library
Room 100A

Includes yoga mat, yoga ball/chair, fitness poster and wipes.

Reserve 100A
Downtown Library 100B

Downtown Library Room 100B

Includes yoga mat, yoga ball/chair, fitness poster and wipes.

Reserve 100B
Downtown Library 100C

Downtown Library Room 100C

Includes a spin bike, fitness poster with instructions and wipes.

Reserve 100C
Downtown Library 100D

Downtown Library Room 100D

Includes a spin bike, fitness poster with instructions and wipes.

Reserve 100D
Health Sciences Center Study Room with table and chairs

Health Science Library Room 2906

Includes yoga ball/chair, under-desk elliptical, fitness poster and wipes.

Reserve 2906
Health Sciences Center Study Room with table and chairs

Health Science Library Room 2907

Includes yoga ball/chair, under-desk elliptical, fitness poster and wipes.

Reserve 2907
Active Study Room Law Library with yoga ball/base and under-desk elliptical

Law Library 

Room 101 L

Includes yoga ball/chair, under-desk elliptical, fitness poster and wipes.

Reserve 101-L
Active Study Room Law Library with yoga ball/base and spin bike

Law Library 

Room 101 M

Includes yoga ball/chair, spin bike, fitness poster and wipes.

Reserve 101-M
Note: Utilizing reproposed or donated equipment during pilot phase of project.

Visit our Active Workspaces (Pilot Projects)

Downtown library 6th floor windows with 5 bikes 4 adjustable desks

Downtown Library
6th Floor

Includes five spin bikes, under-desk elliptical, four adjustable desks, instructional poster and wipes.

Library bikes

Evansdale Library
2nd Floor

Includes three spin bikes with adjustable tables, instructional poster and wipes.

Two bikes and one desk near windows of Activity Center WVU Health Sciences Center

Health Sciences Center Activity Room

Includes two spin bikes, two adjustable desks, instructional poster and wipes.

Under-Desk Elliptical Video Resources

Exercise Library

Free online exercise resource offering unlimited access to on-demand workouts by experts.

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Cubii Studio plus marketing text

Introduction

Introduction to set up and use of the Cubii under-desk elliptical (2:36 Minutes).


Low Impact Workout

Cubii seated elliptical low impact exercise workout by Paul Eugene - Get Fit While You Sit! (28 Minutes).


10 Minute Workout

Cubii seated cardio exercise workout with resistance band by Rosalie Brown (10 Minutes).