Memberships

The recreation membership is your ticket to achieve or maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.  Take advantage of UWL's exceptional recreational facilities by purchasing a membership for the semester, academic year, calendar year, or now on a monthly basis.  Membership includes:

  • access to the Fitness Center, track-side cardiovascular and strength equipment, 200 meter track, courts, climbing wall, racquetball courts, multipurpose room, conditioning room, and multi-activity court
  • access to the Mitchell Hall pool
  • reduced rental and trip rates at the Outdoor Connection
  • ability to sponsor guests (up to 3 per visit) for appropriate guest fee
  • eligibility to play intramural sports
  • ability to participate in family weekends
  • Purchase your membership today!

Students do not need to purchase a membership to use the REC.  This service is included in your student fees, if enrolled in classes and paying the student fee for the Rec for the current semester.

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REC Membership Information

Students who are enrolled in the current semester do not need to purchase a membership to use the REC if enrolled for current term and paying the student fee for the REC. 

Student memberships to the REC are included in your student fees and are based on term(s) of enrollment.  You must be enrolled in a minimum of 1 (one) credit to gain access (exception:  summer and winter session).

Students who are not enrolled in the fall or spring semester are ineligible to purchase a semester membership.  Daily guest passes can be purchased for $8 and require a current UWL student sponsor.

Students not enrolled in summer or winter session are eligible to purchase a short-term membership if enrolled in the semester just prior to or immediately following that term.  Daily guest passes can be purchased for $4.

Former students who do not meet these eligibility requirements must pay an $8 guest fee and be accompanied throughout the visit by a current UWL student sponsor.

The Rec Sports Department extends membership privileges for a fee to the spouse/partner of current students, faculty, staff, retiree and emeriti, UWL affiliate must possess an active recreation membership before a spouse/partner is permitted to purchase a membership.

Verification of eligibility:

  • UWL faculty, staff, retiree and emeriti:  official University identification card
  • Spouse/domestic partner:  marriage certificate or domestic partner affidavit presented at time of purchase

Frequently Asked Questions

Do students need to purchase a membership? expanding section

Student memberships to the REC are included in student fees and are based on term(s) of enrollment. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 1 (one) credit to gain access (exception: summer and J-term).

Can visiting college students use the REC? expanding section

Yes, students attending college at a different institution can use the REC according to the following requirements:

  • Fall or spring semester:  purchase $4 daily guest pass and be sponsored by current UWL student throughout visit; institutional ID required
  • Summer or winter session:  purchase membership plus $5 card fee; institutional ID and proof of enrollment in the semester just prior to or immediately following the term required
What's included in a REC membership? expanding section

Membership includes access to the REC Fitness Center, track-side cardiovascular and strength equipment, 200 meter track, climbing wall, racquetball courts, multipurpose room, and conditioning room. Programs and services may require an additional fee.

What if a former student is not enrolled in a fall or spring semester course? expanding section

Students who are not enrolled in the fall or spring semester are ineligible to purchase a semester membership. Daily guest passes can be purchased for $8 and require a current UWL student sponsor.

What if a student is not enrolled in a summer or winter session course? expanding section

Students not enrolled in summer or winter session are eligible to purchase a short-term membership if enrolled in the semester just prior to or immediately following that term. Daily guest passes can be purchased for $4.

Why is there a fee if a student is not enrolled in summer school or winter session? expanding section

Students who are enrolled in summer school or winter session pay a segregated fee.  Therefore, in fairness to all, it was determined that students not enrolled in these sessions should pay a comparable amount to use the REC (approved by the UWL Student Association, Spring 2014).

Who is eligible to purchase the summer or winter session student membership? expanding section

Students must be enrolled in the semester just prior to or immediately following the term (summer or winter session) of purchase.

How much does it cost to purchase a summer or winter session membership? expanding section

Summer 2019: $65 entire summer or $30/month
Winter Session 2019-2020: $22

What are the summer and winter session membership dates? expanding section

Summer:  expires Aug. 17, 2019
Winter Session: Dec. 26th, 2019 - Jan. 25th, 2020

Does a summer or winter session membership affect rates in the Outdoor Connection? expanding section

Yes, the Outdoor Connection has special rental and trip rates for currently enrolled students and REC members. Non-members will pay higher rates.

Can a daily pass be purchased instead of a membership for summer or winter session? expanding section

Yes for $4 if you were enrolled for the semester just prior to or immediately following summer/winter session. Current UWL ID is required.

Can alumni use the REC? expanding section

NEW -Alumni Association Rec Memberships - Only 50 memberships will be sold

Alumni Association Memberships are now available for purchase. Must be a current Alumni Association member to qualify. Bring your current association membership card to the rec to sign up. Cost is $40/month or $325/annual.

Guest Passes

Yes, UWL alums are able to purchase a daily guest pass to use the REC according to the following requirements:

  • Be a current member of the Alumni Association
  • Present current Alumni Association membership card upon each visit
  • Pay daily guest fee of $4 and sign waiver

Alumni members who meet the above requirements are able to sponsor up to 3 guests.  Guests must pay the appropriate daily fee based on status.  Minimum age for using the REC is 16 (exception: climbing wall has no minimum age requirement).

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Eligibility

All UWL faculty, staff, retirees and emeriti are eligible to purchase a recreation membership and must have an official University identification card.  The Rec Sports Department extends membership privileges for a fee to the spouse/partner of current students, faculty, staff, retiree and emeriti (UWL affiliate must possess an active recreation membership before a spouse/partner is permitted to purchase a membership.

Verification of eligibility:

  • UWL faculty, staff, retiree and emeriti:  official University identification card
  • Spouse/domestic partner:  marriage certificate or domestic partner affidavit presented at time of purchase

Purchasing a Membership

Current UWL faculty and staff may purchase a membership online with a credit card payment (payroll deduction not available online).

Payroll deduction, retirees, emeriti and spouse/partner memberships (spouse/partner eligibility verification required) must be purchased in person at the REC Information Counter.  Payment options at the REC include cash, check, credit and debit.

Rates

Rate                    Term (see term dates below)
Annual $310        1 year from date of purchase
Academic Year $246            Fall & Spring Semesters (includes winter session)
Semester $123 Fall or Spring Semester (18 weeks)
Summer $65 Summer Only (or $30/month for summer)
Winter Session    $22 Winter Session Only
Month $40 1 month from date of purchase

Terms

                                        Start Date                End Date 
Annual date of purchase 1 year from date of purchase
Academic Year August 26, 2019 May 23, 2020
Fall Semester August 26, 2019 December 21, 2019
Winter Session December 26, 2019 January 25, 2020
Spring Semester January 21, 2020 May 23, 2020
Summer May 20, 2019 August 17, 2019
Month                date of purchase 1 month from date of purchase
Alumni expanding section

Limited to 50 memberships

Benefits

Membership allows same benefits and privileges as students/other members

  • Can use all spaces during all open hours
  • Can sponsor guests (same rules apply of up to 3 guests)
  • Can purchase group fitness membership & rent lockers
  • Will receive reduced rates for Outdoor Connection rentals (student/member rate)
  • Have access to Mitchell Hall pool during lap swim hours (must bring card to pool)

Alumni must have an Alumni Association membership and present current card to be able to purchase a Rec membership.

Alumni memberships must be purchased in person at the REC Information Counter.  Payment options at the REC include cash, check, credit and debit.

Rates

Rate     Term
Annual $325      1 year from date of purchase
Month $40 1 month from date of purchase

Parking

Must follow University parking rules, policies and procedures.

Guest Pass

Alums are able to purchase a daily guest pass to use the REC according to the following requirements:

  • Be a current member of the Alumni Association
  • Present current Alumni Association membership card upon each visit
  • Pay daily guest fee of $4 and sign waiver

Alumni members who meet the above requirements are able to sponsor up to 3 guests.  Guests must pay the appropriate daily fee based on status.  Minimum age for using the REC is 16 (exception: climbing wall has no minimum age requirement).

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Group fitness classes are a great way for people of all fitness levels to get an effective and fun workout. The group atmosphere provides motivation and encouragement to work harder and get the most out of your workout.

$40 Semester Unlimited Membership 
(14 weeks/$2.85 per week )

$15 New Monthly Unlimited Membership
(4 weeks/$3.75 per week)

Membership fees can now be placed on your student bill.  Register at the REC info counter take advantage of this service.

*Please note there are no refunds for the unlimited group fitness membership

Receive unlimited access to every class offered.

Choose from over 45 classes per week (cardio, cycling, strength training, dance, LaXFit (new) ) with the Unlimited Group Fitness Membership. 

Daily Drop In - $3 per class, availability dependent on class size, purchase pass at REC front desk

If you have any questions, please contact Nick Berg at nberg@uwlax.edu.

  MON TUE WED THR FRI
6:30am   Yoga   Yoga  
7:30am      
7:45am Cycle / Core Cycle / Core Cycle / Core Cycle / Core  
12:05pm Insanity
(35 min)
Tabata(35 min) Cardio Sculpt Fusion
12:15pm     Cycle / Core
2:15pm Cardio kickbox  New LaXFit Small Group Training (Turf) Cardio kickbox   New LaXFit Small Group Training (Turf) 
3:30pm New Kettelbell Conditioning New Barre, Bells & Body Sculpting New Kettelbell Conditioning New Barre, Bells & Body Sculpting HIIT Full Body Workout
4:00pm Cycle / Core Cycle / Core Cycle / Core Cycle / Core  
4:30pm Power Yoga Zumba Power Yoga  
5:00pm Cycle / Core Cycle / Core Cycle / Core Cycle / Core  
5:30pm Beginning Yoga Pilates Beginning Yoga Pilates  
6:00pm Cycle & Core Cycle / Core Cycle & Core Cycle / Core  
6:30pm Strength & Tone Insanity Strength & Tone Insanity  
7:30pm Zumba & Core Yoga & Abs Zumba & Core Yoga & Abs  

SATURDAY CLASS
11:00am  Bootcamp: Cardio Strength and Core

Class Descriptions

Barre’ Bells and Body Sculpting 
Fusing together today’s most popular workouts Barre, Sculpting and Kettlebells. Selecting the best of the best exercises and utilizing all the equipment…Barre, Balls, Kettlebells, Bands and hand held weights helping you develop a sleek toned physique. 

Beginning Yoga
Discover yoga at a beginner’s pace.  This introductory class will teach you the basic foundations of yoga, building strength stamina and flexibility.  Chill out and decompress from your busy day.
Cardio Kickbox
Jab, punch & kick your way into a tight strong body to pulsing beats!  Instructors will coach you on as you train hard and get results!
Cycling
Not into dance based workouts?  Then this workout is for you!  Motivating instructors will coach you through a ride that includes climbs, hills, & sprints.  This class is for all levels.
Cycle & Core
An intense ride that includes flats, hills and sprints followed by a sculpting ab workout.
Insanity®
This life changing, incredible body fitness workout is the number one workout in the planet! A mixture of high intensity athletic drills and total body conditioning exercises that get you fast results. 

Kettlebell Conditioning 
This dynamic total body conditioning Kettlebell workout will target and tone your muscles and rev up your metabolism. Challenging? Yes! But oh so worth it! 

LaxFit Small Group Training 
Love small group fitness classes? The LaXFit is for you! This class is held on the Fitness Center turf and maxes out a 10 participants so our instructors are better able to assist you. LaXFit blends personal training and group fitness to provide a safe, motivating and highly effective environment for strength and circuit style training.  

LaxFit Large Group Training 
This is all-encompassing, high-energy strength and conditioning workout utilizes free weights, plyometrics, medicine balls and agility work. It will leave your metabolism and muscles burning long after the workout have ended.  No tricky choreography! Just results!  

Pilates
Pilates focuses on core strength while you tighten and tone your whole body.  Traditional Pilates with a mix of total body strengthening exercises improves your posture, creates muscle balance, and improves your range of motion.
Power Yoga
An energetic vinyasa flow class that heats you up from the inside out!  Dynamic sun salutations interwoven with poses to improve your strength, stamina and flexibility. Peel back the layers of stress and make that mind, body, spirit connection.
Strength & Tone
Develop long lean muscles and strong core by attending this class that incorporates handheld weights, resistance bands and core strengthening exercises.
Tabata®
A high intensity interval workout that incorporates 20 seconds of high intensity microburst exercises followed by 10 seconds of rest.  This high intensity interval training is a total body conditioning workout that scorches calories and can burn 5X more calories post workout giving you results.
Yoga
Stressed out? Want to improve overall body strength? Need help with flexibility? Are you anxious or feeling not yourself? This mind, body, & soul class will help reduce stress, improve strength, flexibility, posture, reduce anxiety and so much more! Sun salutations, breathing work and poses, yoga is for everyone. Whether you’re an athlete, recovering from an injury or just want to get healthier, yoga can help.
Yoga Flow
End your busy day with this flowful yoga class that will improve your flexibility, strength, and posture while helping you decompress from your stressful day.
Zumba®
Zumba® is a fusion of Latin and International music - dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.  Zumba® utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning.  It is a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy to follow dance steps.
Zumba® & Core
Groove & sweat to pulsing Latin beats followed by sizzling abs!

 

Locker Rentals

Full and half lockers are available for rental in the locker rooms and include a towel service. Lockers must be purchased in person at the REC Information Counter and require a $10 deposit for lock and towel.  Rates, including tax (plus $10 deposit):

Prices

                                        Full Locker                Half Locker       
Annual $70 $60
Academic Year $65 $55
Semester $32 $27
Summer $27 $22
Month                $14

$9

Winter Session $12

$8

Rental Dates

                                        Start Date                End Date     
Annual date of purchase 1 year from date of purchase
Academic Year August 26, 2019 May 23, 2020
Fall Semester August 26, 2019 December 21, 2019
Winter Session December 26, 2019 January 25, 2020
Spring Semester January 21, 2020 May 23, 2020
Summer May 20, 2019 August 17, 2019
Month                date of purchase 1 month from date of purchase

Deposits:

Deposits are refunded if requested. Please request the refund at the info counter and return your towel and lock. A check will be mailed.