The Employee Wellness Center, located at 1911 North Centennial Street is currently open with no COVID-19 restrictions. The EWC is open 24/7 for all faculty and staff; non-HPU guests are prohibited. Before entering, ensure that you scan your passport for access. During busy times, please limit visits to no more than 60 minutes and cardio sessions to 30 minutes. Lockers are day use only and items that are left behind will be placed in lost and found. Showers are available for use.



Cardio Equipment includes:

  • LifeFitness Stationary Bikes
  • LifeFitness Treadmills
  • Schwinn Spinners
  • Precor Ellipiticals
  • Precor AMT
  • Octane Lateral X

Strength Equipment includes:

LifeFitness Strength Series

  • Leg Press
  • Leg Extension
  • Leg Curl
  • Chest Press
  • Row
  • Shoulder Press
  • Weight Assisted Chin-up/Dip

Free Weight Equipment includes:

Hammer Strength

  • Flat Bench Press
  • Half Power Rack
  • Preacher Curl
  • Decline Bench
  • Dumbbells up to 50 lbs
  • Medicine Balls

Health Coaching

Coaching is a nonjudgmental way to approach wellness; it is designed to help identify behaviors that may need to be modified to improve a healthy lifestyle. Working with our  Director of Employee Wellness, you will identify a wellness vision and work toward goals specifically tailored to your own needs and objectives. Coaching is confidential and information is not shared with anyone on campus. Participation in coaching appointments does contribute towards the HPU Incentive Points Program.



Melissa Marion

Director of Employee Wellness

Melissa Marion

Melissa Marion is the inaugural Director of Employee Wellness at High Point University; she is a two-time graduate of HPU (BS in Exercise Science and MS in Sport Studies) and has been an active Health and Wellness professional for over 20 years. She began her career working for the YMCA of Greater High Point as the Wellness and Membership Directors; she then, joined Novant Health’s employee wellness team as the Lead Health and Wellness Navigator. In 2014, she was offered the opportunity to design and implement the Employee Wellness Program for her alma mater and jumped at the chance, bringing a wealth of hands on leadership experience and wellness knowledge. She holds certifications as National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), a Wellcoaches Health and Wellness Coach, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist, and Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager. Additionally, she holds certificates as a group exercise instructor and CPR/First Aid Instructor.

In her spare time she teaches group exercise classes for the Hartley Drive Family YMCA and serves as a part-time orientation trainer for the YMCA of Greensboro. She enjoys singing with her teenage daughter in their church praise team and also chair’s the daycare at her local church. She and her husband reside in High Point and have 2 daughters.