Physical Well-Being Programs

Fitness Equation

GW Employees receive discounts at The Fitness Equation located in South Riding, VA and at One Loudoun in Ashburn. All GWU Employees, Faculty, Staff, and Students get up to 20% off the monthly dues and at minimum 50% off the standard Join Fee unless a better promotion is offered on the Join Fee. Term memberships start as a 12, 24, or 36 month term that go month to month at the end of the term. There are many flexibilities in the memberships including the ability to freeze, transfer or cancel within the initial term for personal reasons, move, medical, travel, or freeze or cancel after the initial term.  There is also a member referral fee program.

Quit for Life

The Quit For Life® program, brought to you by the American Cancer Society® and Alere Wellbeing, is the nation’s leading tobacco cessation program and available to GW employees, eligible dependents and students. 

Real Appeal

Real Appeal is a weight-loss support program offered through both the GW HSP and GW PPO. (You must be a plan participant to join Real Appeal and meet eligibility requirements*.) This virtual program uses live online coaching and highly interactive weekly internet videos to drive small behavior changes week by week over the course of an entire year. Participants can look forward to weekly online coaching sessions and tools, such as a Program Success Guide, Nutrition Guide with recipes, electronic food scale, fitness DVDs and resistance bands. *Real Appeal is designed to support members who have a body mass index (BMI) at 19 or greater. 

UHC Maternity Support Program

If you are pregnant and covered under a GW health plan, you are eligible (and encouraged) to participate in the UHC Maternity Support Program at no cost. Participants gain access to 24-hour toll-free call support from experienced nurses, pregnancy and childbirth educational materials, post-natal kits, individual consultation and more. You may also earn financial incentives for participating in the program.