Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being

Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being photoMission Statement

To promote, educate, and inspire all members of our Albright community on the importance of individual health and well-being while providing a variety of programs aimed at maintaining and enhancing physical performance, fitness, health, wellness, and the quality of life.

Hours of Operation

The Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being is located on North 13th Street, between Bern and Richmond Streets. Parking is available both in front of the center and in the center parking lot, which is accessible from 12th Street.

Membership is free for Students, Staff, and Faculty and a current College I.D. card is required to enter the facility.

Please call our front desk with any questions regarding programming.  610-929-6715

Please note:  The facility will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observation of the Memorial Day Holiday

Summer 2019

Effective Monday, May 13th– Sunday, August 24, 2019

Fitness Center

Monday -Thursday:  6 A.M. – 9 P.M.
Friday:  6 A.M. – 7 P.M.
Saturday:  8 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Sunday:  10 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Group Fitness Schedule


Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 6 A.M. – 10 A.M./11:30 A.M. – 1 P.M.
Tuesday/Thursday: 8 A.M. – 10 A.M./11:30 A.M. – 1 P.M.
Monday-Thursday: 4 P.M. – 6 P.M.
Saturday & Sunday: 1 P.M. – 4 P.M. 

AquaFit Class:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday:   8 A.M.
Monday thru Friday:   9 A.M.

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Intramural Sports

The goal of the Intramural Program at Albright College is to provide participants with a comprehensive array of fun and unique activities, a friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a safe playing environment. All activities will be social, competitive, and sporting in nature while encouraging and promoting the value of fair play and a healthy lifestyle.

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Nutrition & Healthy Eating

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Services Offered

Fitness Consultation/Evaluation (30 minutes)

Fitness trainer will administer body fat testing; establish weight, measurements, and flexibility testing. These results are used to develop or advance a fitness routine and/or target goals for future assessments.

Students/Staff/Faculty: Free
Family Members of Staff/faculty $15
Alumni/Senior 62+ $25
Community: $35

Individualized Exercise Program (60 Minutes)

A fitness program will be designed from the results of the fitness evaluation and developed to aid the exerciser in meeting their specific fitness goals. Please come dressed for exercise, each exercise will be explained and participate will be asked to demonstrate.

Student/Staff/Faculty Free
Family Member of Staff/faculty $25
Alumni/Senior 62+ $35
Community Member $45

To set-up an appointment, please contact the front desk at 610-929-6715.

Massage Therapy

Our previous Berks Technical Institute student extern, Carolyn Bobyak, has returned to the Schumo Center as Licensed Massage Therapist.


Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Starting the week of November 13th)

If these hours do not fit your schedule, please contact Carolyn for additional options.

Please contact the front desk to schedule an appointment: ( 610 ) 929- 6715 or e-mail


30 minute sessions:

Faculty/Staff/Fitness members – $25
Students – $15
Non-members – $30

60 minute sessions:

Faculty/Staff/Fitness members – $45
Students – $30
Non-members – $55

Payment accepted: Cash or credit/debit / NO CHECKS at this time

Introducing Carolyn Bobyak LMT

License #: MSG011597

I am a graduate of Berks Technical Institute where I obtained my certificate for massage therapy. I am currently licenses through the state massage therapy boards. I have a passion for helping the body work towards healing itself naturally. Some skills include: Swedish massage, Sports massage, Deep tissue, Pre-natal, Geriatric and soft tissue release. I customize each session to fit the client’s needs in order to help them relax and gain relief from pain and tension. Whatever situation you are experiencing, physical pain, a stressful day, or both. Massage can help. My main focus is for each client to feel safe, comfortable, relaxed and to leave my table feeling better than before they came in.

I enjoyed my experience with the staff, member and students of Albright during my externship and look forward to seeing everyone again and gaining new clients as well.


Alison J. Burke,
Director of the Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being

Alison has 20 years experience in a variety of commercial and medical fitness settings including cardiac rehabilitation, post physical therapy and conditioning, and pulmonary rehabilitation. She started off in 1987-1992 as group fitness instructor and fitness specialist in the commercial fitness setting while completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from West Chester University in 1994.  She completed an internship in Honolulu, HI and continued to work as an Aquatic & Fitness Specialist at Prins AquaTherapy and Rehab Center from 1993-1995.

From 1995-1996, Alison worked as an Exercise Specialist for the Ocean County Medical Center in the Life Sports and Fitness Center where she was responsible for mainstreaming participants of cardiac, physical, and pulmonary rehabilitation into a general fitness program.  She was also active in the formulation of an Aquatic Arthritis fitness program and instructed Aquatic summer camps and private lessons.

In 1996-2007 Burke continued developing her career in commercial/corporate fitness as owner of Jersey Girl Fitness in Leesport, Pa., offering consultations on corporate wellness and fitness programming, consultations on ergonomics in the workplace, and individualized exercise prescription for private clients within the home and/or health club setting.

Alison holds a Primary Group Fitness Certification with AFAA and is certified in a variety of group fitness formats including Zumba-Latin Dance, Cardio Kickboxing, Body Sculpting, Cycling, and Aquatic Fitness.  She also holds a Pilates certification in Mat I & II through Powerhouse Pilates and has completed her 200 hour training as a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.  Alison was certified through RAD program to teach Basic Self Defense and has been instructing on campus since 2008.

Alison is very passionate about educating and motivating our Albright Community on the many ways to stay healthy, fit, and well.  She is also the advisor to the Albright Ski Society and the Big Adventure Domain.  These two student groups organize a variety of ski/snowboarding trips to local ski resorts and opportunities for our students to hike and participate in outdoor adventure trips.

Alison can be reached at or 610-929-6711.

photo of Chris SteckChris Steck,
Strengh and Conditioning Coach

Karen Kuhlman,

Karen graduated from Albright College with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, and she has worked at Albright College since 2007. Karen provides administrative support and coordinates community memberships and renewals at the Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being.  She enjoys interacting with students and community members every day at the Schumo Center.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Student Employment

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