Get FIT at Pickle


Get FIT at Pickle is a 12-week fitness, weight loss and behavior change program run by the experts at FIT.  The goal of Get FIT is to help participants improve their fitness, lose body fat and implement health behavior changes that can be maintained for a lifetime.

Get FIT at Pickle involves two workouts and 6-8 luncheon seminars each semester. The workouts, which are conducted at West Pickle Research Building and offered at two times are a balanced mix between cardiovascular and resistance training, the goal being to maximize weight loss from fat and improve daily functioning. The weekly luncheon is a one hour seminar where Get FIT participants learn from a Registered Dietician and behavioral specialist about healthy eating habits and factors influencing consistent exercise habits, such as barriers and common myths. Get FIT also includes before and after DXA Body Composition tests allowing each participant to see changes in fat, muscle, and bone (see Body Comp FIT).

Get FIT at Pickle consists of 6-14 participants. Once classes begin to grow, we hope to have different levels like our program at UT.

To participate you need to be in good health and injury free. We will ask you to complete a medical history questionnaire and may require a doctor’s clearance, if significant risks are identified. All information concerning the program and required paperwork can be found in the Orientation Packet.

There are three Get FIT sessions per year (September-December, January-April, May-August).

Scheduling & Pricing

Session Dates and Schedule
The next session of Get Fit begins Monday, January 27th and will run through Thursday, April 23rd. (No classes March 16-20). Instructors and room locations are subject to change and Get FIT orientation takes place during your initial consult. We offer several enrollment options:


  • M/W from 12-1pm
  • T/TH from 5:30-6:30pm

Please call FIT at (512) 471-0081 for more details on dates and locations of the program orientations held the week before Get FIT begins as well as the weekly lunch and learns taught by our registered dietitian and behavioral specialist.


  • New participants pay $245 for all 12 weeks and includes before and after DXA scans with a consultation. Returning participants pay $190. No refunds will be given after the first day of class.
  • Sign up by calling our office at (512) 471-0081, or online at the FIT Online Store. Please fill out and bring our screening form to your initial appointment. Get FIT screening form.
  • Payments accepted in person at the Fitness Institute of Texas located in Bellmont Hall 946 or pay online with a credit card when registering online in the FIT Online Store.

*Proceeds may be used in general support of the College of Education.

Can I pay for the program with my UT Flex Account?
If your doctor has recommended a diet and exercise plan for a medical reason (i.e. to lower your blood pressure, to control your diabetes, anemia, etc.) you can use your UT Flex account to pay for Get FIT. You must pay with cash, check or credit card and get reimbursed. Our online store does not accept payflex cards. You must provide signed documentation from your doctor for approval. You can use the Letter of Medical Necessity Form (PDF File) to obtain a signature from your doctor. If you have additional questions, please contact Human Resources.


All of the exercise classes will be held at West Pickle Research Building. The physical address is 3925 W Braker Ln, Austin, TX 78759. After registration, participants will be given room locations for the classes.  Free day-use lockers and showers are available at WPR for registered participants.

The FIT office is located in Bellmont Hall, 9th floor room 946.  This is where your DXA body composition and initial appointment will be held.