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Physical Education and Recreation Center (PERC)

An exterior view of the Aims Physical Education and Recreation Center (PERC)

The Physical Education & Recreation Center (PERC) is located on the Greeley campus. The PERC offers open recreation hours and activity classes taught by knowledgeable and certified instructors. Currently enrolled Aims students and employees can enjoy all the PERC has to offer. 

Vending machines are available in room 108 outside the gymnasium near the main entrance. 

Recreation and Activities

Students and employees are encouraged to come and find out all that the PERC has to offer.

  • For Students and Employees- Simply show up with your Aims ID and start working out today! Exercise on your own, work with one of our personal trainers or take activity classes to enjoy new ways to live healthier.
  • For Community Members - The PERC is only available to Aims students and employees. However, community members can sign up for a Physical Education class which will then provide them full access to the PERC while they are a student. There are no minimum credits and the PERC offers a wide variety of classes.

Open Recreation Areas

row of treadmills and ellipticals with man working out at the PERC

All Aims students and employees have complete access to the PERC during recreation hours. Please see our facilities page for a complete list of the wide array of recreation spaces available.

Activity Classes for Credit

A variety of for-credit activity classes are available at the PERC. Examples of classes include weight training, yoga, Zumba, circuit training and more. For the most current Physical Education course offerings, check out the current class schedule. Note: Class schedules are available when registration is open. 

Instructional Based Training Services

Students and employees can work with one of our certified personal trainers free of charge. Our trainers can help you learn how to use the equipment, give tips for staying motivated or design a personalized program to help you meet specific fitness goals.

If you are an Aims employee or student and would like to inquire about personal training services, please complete the form here.

Meet our Personal Trainers

Andrew Chapman

Andrew Chapman

Part-Time: FCA Physical Conditioning & Personal Training Associate
Angus Zong-Liscum

Angus Zong-Liscum

Part-Time: FCA Physical Conditioning & Personal Training Associate
D'Ann Anderson

D'Ann Anderson

Physical Conditioning & Training Associate
Devin Zaragoza

Devin Zaragoza

Part-Time: Safety Associate
Marco Galindo

Marco Galindo

Part-Time: FCA Physical Conditioning & Personal Training Associate
Travis Coleman

Travis Coleman

Part-Time: Safety Associate
Shawn Wiess Personal Trainer

Shawn Weiss

Part-Time: Instructor II, Continuing Education
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Francisco Beltran

Part-Time: FCA Physical Conditioning & Personal Training Associate
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Brayden DeNovellis

Part-Time: Guest Services Associate, Physical Education
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Stephanie Munds

Part-Time: Faculty, Physical Education (Strength & Conditioning)
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Lillian Baty-Barr

Part-Time: FCA Physical Conditioning & Personal Training Associate
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Brandon Elbell

Part-Time: FCA Physical Conditioning & Personal Training Associate

Intramural Sports


Intramurals are an opportunity for all students to compete against their classmates in a variety of sports. They are a great way to increase student engagement by providing students with ways to interact socially with their classmates. This fosters a sense of belonging, positivity and engagement in both academic and non-academic activities.

Aims students who want to participate in intramural sports for the spring semester should contact Tanner Wiemers to sign up. See details for Aims intramural sport offerings below. 

Season: Spring Semester (February 6 - March 7)

Days: Tuesday / Thursday Evenings

Registration Deadline: February 1

Details: Teams of 3 - 5 participants


Season: Spring Semester (March 19 - April 18)

Days: Tuesday / Thursday Evenings

Registration Deadline: March

Details: Teams of 6 - 8 participants

Season: Spring Semester (April 23 - May 2)

Days: Tuesday / Thursday Evenings

Registration Deadline: April 18

Details: Doubles 

Season: Spring Semester (January 19 - May 10)

Days: Friday's

Times: Noon - 1:30 pm

Registration: No registration required

PERC Policies and Procedures

Physical Education and Recreation Center policies are designed to protect participants, employees and the facilities and equipment. Adhering to all policies and posted guidelines during participation in the facility is expected at all times. Anyone who violates policies may be asked to leave the facility and be denied future access.

Please refer to the Aims Covid-19 Information page for the latest protocols related to Covid-19.

  • For safety and facility maintenance reasons, appropriate sport or exercise clothing and footwear are required for participants. Please see each section for specific requirements.
    • Tank tops or t-shirts are required (sports bras are not permitted).
    • Jeans, zippers, belts, snaps, metal studs and other materials on clothing that may damage equipment, upholstery or flooring are not permitted.
    • Toe-covered and rubber-sole shoes are required in the following areas:
      • Gymnasium
      • Cardio and Condition Center
      • Indoor Cycling Studio
      • Walking and Running Track
      • Cross Training Studio
      • Strength Center
  • Backpacks, bags, and personal items must be stored in lockers.
  • Participants may not interfere with employee duties and must adhere to instruction presented by employees.
  • Appropriate language is expected, and use of profane or obscene language is strictly prohibited
  • Use of drug, alcohol and tobacco products is not permitted. Any participant identified as impaired will be removed from the Physical Education and Recreation Center or program activities.

  • Class participation is only allowed for registered class members.
  • The maximum number of class participants is determined by the instructor, based on space capacity.
  • Notify the class instructor of any physical considerations you have before class begins.
  • Return all equipment to its designated storage space.

Guests are defined as any non-Aims affiliated patron accompanying an Aims employee for admission and participation purposes. Guests of students are not permitted. Here is an outline of the guest policies:

  • A limit of one guest at a time may accompany a current faculty or staff member.
  • The Aims sponsor must remain in the facility with the guest.
  • Sponsors are responsible for the conduct of their guest.
  • Sponsors and guests must arrive and check-in together at the PERC front desk.
  • Each guest must present a photo ID and complete the registration form and liability waiver at the PERC front desk.
  • Equipment can only be checked out under the name of the sponsor.
  • No guest under the age of 12 is permitted in the following areas: weight training room, cross training room, cardio studio, human sport machine area, or functional fitness space.
  • The guest pass is free.
  • Guests may not join sponsors during scheduled for-credit courses.
  • Guests are not eligible for personal training services.

  • Lockers are permitted for day use only; no items may be left in lockers overnight.
  • The Physical Education and Recreation Center is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Do not leave valuables such as jewelry, wallets, electronic devices, credit cards or personal items unsecured.

Recreation at Satellite Campuses


The following recreational activities and facilities are available for use at the following campuses:

Fort Lupton

Students, employees, and community members are able to stay active using the 0.8-mile outdoor exercise pathway along the Fort Lupton campus that features an array of fitness equipment. The Fort Lupton campus also has five family passes available for students to check out to use at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center. These passes can be checked out at Learning Commons on the Fort Lupton campus and are available for one week at a time. 


The Loveland campus has six family passes available for students, faculty, and staff to check out to use at the nearby Chilson Recreation Center. These passes can be checked out at Learning Commons on the Loveland campus and are available for one week at a time. 


The Windsor campus has an on-site gym with a personal trainer on staff. Located in the Public Safety Institute, the Windsor gym is available at no cost to Aims students and employees.


Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday*: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

*Except for February 23, March 15 and April 19, 2024, when the facility is closed for Fire Academy physical fitness testing exams.