Mason partners with fitness app to improve campus well-being

Life at a university can be busy and sometimes other things, like going to the gym, can take a backburner. ​

But George Mason University is trying to change that. As part of University Life’s Well-Being Initiative, Mason has partnered with BurnAlong, an app that offers on-demand fitness and health classes. ​

“Mason is always working to find creative and effective ways to enhance well-being for our community,” said Lewis E. Forrest II, associate dean of University Life. “Partnering with BurnAlong will help connect people with each other and content related to well-being, fitness, nutrition and many other topics, when and where they want to.”​

Participants are able to work out on their own or virtually with friends. The BurnAlong app features more than 1,000 classes in more that 45 categories, such as cardio, mindfulness, Pilates and strength training.​

Soon participants will be able to use classes created by Mason faculty, staff and students who will be able to produce videos based on their areas of expertise and interests. 

This year will serve as the partnership’s pilot year. The first 6,000 students and first 1,000 staff to sign up will get free access. Mason students and staff can register at