From personal training to group fitness, we offer services that help everyone get fit and stay well. But don't just take our word for it - see what some of our members are up to and what they have to say about the Wellness Center.

Karen Harris, headshotKaren Harris has been a member of the USD Wellness Center since the doors opened in 2011. She has participated in several of the fitness classes, taken advantage of the track in the winter months when training for races, and now you will find her in the weight room, prepping for natural bodybuilding competitions. This May she competed in the Mr & Ms Natural Minnesota & Pro North American Bodybuilding competition in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Mr/Ms Natural Minnesota and Pro North American bodybuilding, figure, physique and bikini competition is held annually and is open to any competitor from any state in the United States or any country in the world. Harris placed first in Women’s Physique Masters, earning a pro card, and garnered a 2nd place in the WP Open.


Abby Yeska

Abby Yeska - Senior medical biology major

"I have called the Wellness Center my home for almost four years. By adding more group fitness classes and other events for students to attend each year, it has become a place where all students can find something they enjoy. The center has also brought in new equipment like squat racks, a hip sled and more, which allow me to try new and exciting workouts. The Wellness Center is a great way for students who want to learn more about working out and staying healthy to have access to knowledge and equipment."


Christina KellerChristina Keller - Director/Professor, Department of Physics; Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

"From pick-up basketball to free weights and cardio, USD's Wellness Center provides a wide range of fitness opportunities to make sure staying healthy is never routine. I also enjoy the opportunity to engage with students in a less formal setting - to let them see that faculty are people too, and hope the elbows that come my way in a game of basketball are not an indictment of my teaching style in the classroom."


Jami BaedkeJamie Baedke - Premier Real Estate, LTD.

"The Wellness Center is such a huge benefit for the Vermillion community - from the many different group classes and boot camps that are offered to the wide range of equipment. The instructors and trainers are knowledgeable, professional and ready to help motivate you. They encourage and push you to reach your goals."