Villanova University understands the important connection between body, mind and spirit. One of the many ways Villanova nurtures this in our employees is by offering various options for fitness both on and off campus. These options, combined with our comprehensive benefits package, enables our employees to grow, perform and live more fully.


As a Villanova employee, you'll have access to Villanova's state-of-the-art Fitness Centers, which feature a variety of cardio and weight training equipment, and the indoor pool. If you prefer more guided workouts, employees are able to register for a broad range of Group Exercise classes or sign-up for Personal Training

Villanova also offers Nutrition Counseling to employees enrolled in a medical plan. 

NovaCare Rehabilitation

NovaCare Rehabilitation has partnered with Villanova University to provide on-campus physical therapy services to the entire campus community.  All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take advantage of this convenience. Rehabilitation services are provided in the athletic training suite, located in the Jake Nevin Fieldhouse. 

NovaCare Rehabilitation accepts most major health care plans including those offered to Villanova University employees.  To schedule an appointment or to answer your rehabilitation questions, contact the clinical team at (610) 356-6211 or via the website.



Through GlobalFit, you and your family have discounted access to gyms nationwide:

  • 24 Hour Fitness, Bally, Curves, and Anytime Fitness, plus 1000s more regional chains and local favorites
  • GlobalFit's Lowest-Price Guarantee – if any participating gym offers a lower price in writing, GlobalFit will beat that rate by 5%.
  • Free Guest Passes to try most gyms before deciding

Contact GlobalFit to find participating gyms. 

Greater Philadelphia YMCA

Villanova University has partnered with the Greater Philadelphia YMCA to provide a corporate discount for faculty, staff and their families. Through this membership, individuals will have access to 19 YMCA locations. This special offer provides faculty, staff and their families a 10% discount off their monthly membership fee and waives any joiner fees. To take advantage of this program, you will need to contact one of the locations and provide proof of employment with Villanova University. This discount applies to new members as well as existing members. Finally, depending on your household income, you may be eligible for an income based rate structure.

Philadelphia Sports Clubs

Staff and employees are able to take advantage of a fitness partnership that allows access to all Philadelphia Sports Clubs for a discounted rate of $29.99/month. New members have their joining fee waived, and each new member also receives a complimentary 45 minute assessment.  

To enroll, contact Claudio Guzzo through via phone at 917-877-1429 or via email.


Villanova has partnered with the barre3 studio in Rosemont to offer a $99/month membership for unlimited barre3 classes.

The studio is located upstairs from Gullifty's and Mom's Organic Market in the Rosemont Square Shopping Center. Please call (484-383-3302) or email the studio for more information.

Philly Dance Fitness

Villanova has partnered with Philly Dance Fitness to offer exclusive discounts to faculty and staff members.

  • 10 classes for only $90 - this is a 10% discount on our 10 class package 
  • 10% off a 6 or 12-month membership 
  • 15% off a drop-in class, valid on up to 3 drop-in classes

To enroll, contact Dana Pomerantz via email.


Through Independence Blue Cross, you may be able to reimbursed up to $150 for your membership at an eligible fitness center. View the IBC Fitness Reimbursement Program for more information.