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Jennifer Stieger
Fitness Center Director
Great Basin College
Elko Campus
Phone: 775-327-2341 or 775-327-2342
E-mail: jennifer.stieger@


Monday - Thursday:
9 am - 7 pm
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Elko Campus Fitness Center and Gym

The Fitness Center is now offering online services. Call 775-327-2341 or 775-327-2342 and leave a message or email for more information about our online fitness classes.

Welcome to the GBC Fitness Center and Gym!

The Fitness Center and Gym on GBC's Elko Campus (#17 on the campus map) is the site of many physical education and exercise (PEX courses) classes including strength training, core fitness, karate, rock climbing, yoga, zumba, tai chi, and open workout. Included in the facility is a full-sized gym and a workout room. Amenities include:

  • rower
  • elliptical machines
  • treadmills
  • bench press and power rack
  • a variety of weight machines
  • free weights and barbells
  • exercycle
  • punching bag
  • lockers ($10 per locker per semester)
  • showers

The workout room is available during all open hours. The gym portion of the Fitness Center is available for basketball, volleyball, or general workouts when classes are not being held.

The fitness center is equipped with always-clean mats and basketballs, exercise balls, jump-ropes, bosu balls, resistance bands, kettle bells, and more.

Anyone high school age or older can take a fitness class at Great Basin College. Please see the course list/descriptions below, including "Open Workout" and "Fitness Membership" for those who just want to use the facility/equipment to do their own workout. (If you have never previously taken a GBC course for credit, you will need to complete the GBC Admission form and pay a one-time $10 admission fee.)

Anyone taking a PEX class gets an additional 8 free visits to the fitness center for each PEX credit they're taking (e.g. a two credit PEX class = 16 free visits).

New Fitness Courses

The Fitness Center is now offering online fitness classes that meet the demands of your busy schedule. Exercise from the safety and comfort of your own home.

Total Fitness - Weight Control graphic.Strength Training: Pilates

This course will develop the core muscles such as the abdominals, gluteals, hips, and lower back. By combining movement and breath, you will strengthen and tone your entire body. Improve flexibility, coordination, muscular strength, and muscular endurance. You will also practice breathing and relaxation exercises designed to reduce stress. This class is perfect for all fitness levels.

Total Fitness - Weight Control graphic.Total Fitness/Weight Control

Class meets via Zoom 6:30-7:30 a.m. This class will provide the information and tools to help the student make evidence-based decisions concerning fitness, nutrition, and weight control. The class includes a 30-minute workout followed by a lecture/activity on nutrition and applying nutrition concepts in real world meal planning and preparation, for long-term weight control.

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Join us from your home or office for Chair Yoga! The benefits of doing yoga in a chair are the same as attending a regular class - reduced stress and anxiety, improved mental clarity and physical flexibility, and stronger connection to your intuition, heart and healing. We will meet twice a week for half an hour over lunch via Zoom. All you need is a regular chair (preferably no arms). We will also be incorporating short meditations, and face yoga (yes, it's a thing!). Finally, we will be learning techniques that you can use throughout your week to address issues specific to your needs, such as releasing shoulder tightness, alleviating joint pain, or just relieving moments of stress or anxiety. AND, we are going to have FUN - join us!

Fitness Center and Gym Courses

Strength Training (PEX 180) - 1 or 2 credits
Learn more about Strength Training with Jen Stieger

Get stronger, leaner, healthier! In this class, students will execute weight and strength training moves with correct form, resulting in reduced body fat, increased lean muscle, improved muscle sculpting, and more efficient calorie burning. The 1 or 2 credit course is perfect for your busy schedule, providing an intense, 45-minute, non-stop workout of major muscle groups. This class can be modified for any fitness level.

Boot Camp (PEX 172) - 2 credits
Learn more about Boot Camp with Angela Ash

This is a popular class that pushes students harder than they'd push themselves! It mixes body weight exercises and calisthenics with cardio and strength training. This class is designed to be different all the time; it will keep you guessing - and challenge you differently every class. The instructor may push you like a drill sergeant, but will offer encouragement rather than intimidation.

Yoga Basics (PEX 169) - 1 credit
Learn more about Yoga Basics with Pete Bagley

Yoga is a way of balancing life by uniting body, mind and spirit through the use of postures, movement, breath and meditation. Yoga exercises and breathing techniques performed correctly and consistently will promote firm muscles, healthy skin, good posture, flexibility, and coordination. Yoga will relax the body as well as the mind and create vitality, well being, and a Student working out in the GBC Fitness Center graphic.positive nature. It is geared to one’s own pace, health and activity - whether you weight train daily, or haven't exercised in years, Yoga is for EVERY body!

Tai Chi - Tai Chi Ch'uan is offered for non-credit through the Continuing Education department.
Learn more about Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is an internal martial art, often called “poetry in motion.” It is comprised of four parts: meditation, warm-up exercises, Tai Chi Ch’uan movements, and cool down exercises. By integrating these four parts, the student learns to combine each part of the body into a whole unit, exercising every muscle, joint, tendon, ligament, and especially the mind. Tai Chi can be used as a wellness program, an exercise program, and a relaxation program, all rolled in to one. Tai Chi teaches the student to live in harmony with oneself and nature.

Youth Karate - Youth Karate is offered for non-credit through the Continuing Education department.
Learn more about Youth Karate.

Students will learn and understand the three main components of Kyokushin, which is a stand-up, full-contact karate: basics (kihon), forms (kata), and sparring (kumite). In this class, students will practice various hand strikes and kicks with their classmates. Physical fitness is a large component of the class, and students will engage in exercises designed to improve strength, endurance, and flexibility. Discipline and respect for others are also recurring lessons taught throughout the course. Kyokushin is a Japanese martial art, and students can expect to learn correct Japanese terminology for various techniques. Together, Jennifer and Julius have more than twenty years of experience practicing and teaching martial arts. Youth Karate is for ages 10 and up.

Zumba (PEX 149) - 1 or 2 credits
Learn more about afternoon Zumba with Kerstin Anderson

Zumba exercise classes are “fitness-parties " that blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration. Zumba Toning- keeps Zumba's essence while focusing on strength training the arms, abs and thighs.

Open Workout

If you like to “do your own thing” when it comes to exercise, and you have a good workout ethic, try either Fitness Center and Gym Membership or Student Open Workout: Students may utilize the workout room any time during regular Fitness Center hours, taking advantage of the cardio equipment, universal machine and free weights. Fitness Center Staff can assist in use of equipment. Members may also utilize the gym to shoot hoops or use additional cardio and other workout equipment, when there are no scheduled fitness classes; the gym may not be utilized by Membership or Open Workout students during scheduled classes, nor may they take part in other fitness classes. The rock wall may only be used by those who have passed the Rock Climbing course or had a skill check-off by Rock Climbing instructor.

Open Workout (PEX 199) - 1 credit
Learn more about the Open Workout

Members of Open Workout can use the fitness center during non-class times to earn one GBC credit. Students must log at least 16 hours to pass this self-paced course, but students may log many more hours… a great $ deal!
Fitness Center Membership – 0 credits

Student Housing Membership graphic.Fitness Center Student Housing Membership - 0 credit

GBC Housing Students may enroll in the Fitness Center Membership for $35/semester.

You can also enjoy a walk around GBC's beautiful Elko campus by using the Walk the Walk: Mileage guide to walking the GBC Elko Campus!

For More Information Contact

Jennifer Stieger
Fitness Center Director
Great Basin College
Elko Campus
Phone: 775-327-2341 or 775-327-2342

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 4,000 students are enrolled annually online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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