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Fitness Center

A page within Rec Sports

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At the Fitness Center, we're dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment for the entire UWL community. Our programs are designed to inspire and empower people of all abilities and interests to embrace wellness through the joy of movement.

We understand that starting your fitness journey can feel overwhelming, which is why we've created a welcoming space where everyone can feel  comfortable and supported. With 15,000 square feet of space and over 145 units of cardio and resistance equipment, there's something for everyone here. Our intentional layout ensures that new users feel at ease, with designated lower-intensity areas and live user counts to help you navigate your workout with confidence.

Services

Fitness Fundamentals

This free service provides you the fundamentals needed to begin safe and effective resistance training. Inquire to sign up for your 30-minute session with a certified personal trainer. You can even bring a friend!

Strength Redefined

Every other Tuesday night from 6-7:30pm the Fitness Center closes to regular users to provide a welcoming atmosphere where newcomers or those apprehensive about the gym can start their fitness journey as they please. We welcome everyone who supports this experience for others, regardless of experience level. Register Here.

Personal Training

Do you want to grow your confidence and experience in the Fitness Center while establishing consistent exercise routines?

Our certified trainers will help you set realistic goals and build a customized program to achieve them. Whether you want to run your first 5k, learn how to back squat, or possibly ramp up your training for a  competition we’ll match you with a trainer that best meets your needs. View Dedicated Page Here

Equipment

THE 6 ZONES

Machines

  • 35 different selectorized cable machines 

Cardio

  • 55 pieces of cardio equipment including elliptical, treadmills, rowers, bikes, and stair climbers

Free Weight Zone 

  • Dumbbells ranging from 2.5-50lb
  • 1 Squat Rack
  • 10 Fixed Curl bars ranging from 20-60lb

The Turf 

  • A 25 x 8-yard piece of artificial turf for circuit training, stretching and core.
  • 10 yards of rig system containing monkey bars, ninja grip training, TRX and resistance bands
  • 40 Kettlebells ranging from 5-70lb
  • 20 medicine balls ranging from 5-20lb
  • 2 soft adjustable plyo- boxes ranging from 20-30 inches
  • Check out items to include: foam rollers, mini therabands, ab rollers, La Crosse balls, lifting straps, weightlifting and powerlifting belts.

The Racks 

  • 7 dual-sided squat racks (14 individual stations)
  • 7 designated inlaid platforms for barbell work
  • 1 Eleiko designated Olympic training platform
  • 1 Texas Strength Systems competition powerlifting combo rack
  • Dumbbells ranging from 10lb to 125lb
  • Leg press, glute ham raise machine, preacher curl benches and plate loaded glute trainer 

Personal training room 

  • Private room for clients only
  • Contains squat rack, cable machine, and dumbbells.
  • Train up to 2 clients at a time 

 

 

 

Policies
  1. All patrons work out at their own risk.
  2. Backpacks and duffle bags are not allowed in the Fitness Center. Please secure all belongings in a hallway locker.
  3. Absolutely no unsupervised lifting (i.e., using the personal training room without a trainer present).
  4. Patrons should observe proper spotting procedures and lifting techniques. If you need a spot, please ask a staff member who would be happy to assist you.
  5. Equipment is not to be abused or used haphazardly (e.g., slamming weight down and dropping dumbbells).
  6. No barbells allowed on turf except for fixed weight curl bars.
  7. Lifting chalk may be used in the lower level and turf rig system only.
  8. Patrons are required to clean up after themselves (i.e., return weights when finished, clean-up chalk, and wipe down machines after use).
  9. Equipment may not be altered or removed from the Fitness Center, unless under the direction of a uniformed Rec Sports Personal Trainer.
  10. Personal training or private instruction at any Rec Sports facility is restricted to those individuals who are specifically employed by Rec Sports for this purpose.
  11. Drinks in a sealable, non-glass container are only permitted.
  12. Collars/Clips must be used on all free weight lifts.
  13. No solicitation is allowed.
  14. Report on any injury or maintenance needs to staff.
  15. The REC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Recreational Sports reserves the right to revoke privileges to anyone who refuses to comply with the policies.

Recreational Eagle Center (REC) Hours

Regular Summer Hours

Monday - Friday:  8am-8pm
Saturday: 12pm-6pm
Sunday: Closed

The REC will be closing at 5:30pm on the following days:
Tuesday, July 16
Thursday, July 18

Contact Us
608.785.5225
recoffice@uwlax.edu

Outdoor Connection (OC) Hours

Regular Summer Hours

Monday - Friday:  10am-4pm
Saturday:  12pm-6pm
Sunday:  Closed

The REC will be closing at 5:30pm on the following days:
Tuesday, July 16
Thursday, July 18

Contact Us
608.785.8860
outdoorcnt@uwlax.edu

Fitness Center Hours

Regular Summer Hours

Monday - Friday:  8am-8pm
Saturday: 12pm-6pm
Sunday: Closed

The REC will be closing at 5:30pm on the following days:
Tuesday, July 16
Thursday, July 18

Live Facility Counts

Contact Us
608.785.5210
recoffice@uwlax.edu

Climbing Wall Hours

CLOSED FOR RENOVATION

Contact Us
608.785.5225
recoffice@uwlax.edu

EZONE Esports & Gaming Hours

Regular Summer Hours

Monday - Friday:  12pm-8pm
Saturday: 12pm-6pm
Sunday: Closed

The EZONE will be closed on the following days:
Tuesday, July 9: 5-7pm

The REC will be closing at 5:30pm on the following days:
Tuesday, July 16
Thursday, July 18

Contact Us
608.785.8921
recsportsesports@uwlax.edu

Mitchell Hall Pool Hours

CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER

Contact Us
608.785.8698
recoffice@uwlax.edu

Fieldhouse Hours

Access to the Fieldhouse during open rec hours is restricted to those who have a current REC membership (student, faculty/staff, alumni).

Open Rec Hours 
Closed for the summer

Second Floor Track Hours
Managed by the Athletic Department
Monday-Friday:  11am-1pm

There will be no summer open walking. Open walking will begin again on the first day of classes on Sept. 3, 2024

Contact Us
608.785.5225
recoffice@uwlax.edu