Recreation Center
Recreation and Athletics Center
569 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-4REC (4732)
fax: (248) 370-4889

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Contact us for more info: 

Becky Lewis
(248) 370-4910

Erin Davidson
Fitness and Programs Coordinator 
(248) 370-4911


The Department of Campus Recreation offers both fitness assessments and additional fitness education programs to 

We are looking for your input on our current equipment and any wants that you have for our Fitness Center. Please click here to let us know!

Looking for a GroupX Instructor for your event? 
Simply fill out this form and we will contact you soon in regards to your next event request.

OU Spooktacular Dance Party 

What: Join RecWell GroupX for a Halloween themed dance party! Learn easy-to-follow dances to some of today's hit music with three of your favorite OU GroupX Dance Instructors! Participants are encouraged to wear a Halloween costume or their favorite orange and black attire. 

When: Monday, October 24th from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Where: The O'Rena (enter through the RecWell side)

Cost: FREE (If you would like to bring a guest who is NOT a member at the Rec, they will have to pay an $8 fee to enter the building. The dance party itself will be free for nonmembers as well.

Other Details: There will be prize giveaways, a photo-booth, the Grizz, and more!

 GroupX Instructor Prep Course

Interested in teaching group exercise? Join RecWell for a 6 week prep course that will cover topics that include: How to teach a group exercise class, program design, human anatomy, exercise physiology, pre-class preparation, and more! This course is designed to give you the basic knowledge that will help you to prepare to apply to get certified through a nationally recognized group exercise certification program.

Date: Wednesday's starting October 12th through November 16th
Time: 4:15pm-6:15pm
Where: Studio 919 and The Wellness Classroom
Cost:  Current Campus Rec Employees: FREE
Students: $25
Non Students: $50 
Register for the GroupX Instructor Prep Course at the Rec Center Welcome Center front desk.
After the course is completed, it is strongly recommended that participants enroll in a nationally recognized certification program.
To become AFAA GroupX Instructor certified click HERE.
(Students receive a 20% off discount. Call  602-707-5361 to receive your discount)
Body Comps

Working toward a weight loss goal? Then take advantage of our Drop-in Body Composition service to help you keep on track! Drop-in, no appointment necessary! Generally falls on the first Monday of every month.

  • Upcoming Dates Offered:
    • October 3rd
    • November 7th
    • December 5th
  • Times Offered: 
    • All Day- just stop by the Fitness Center ask speak with one of the Fitness Assistants!
  • Cost:
    • $5 (includes a report measuring your weight, blood pressure, percent body fat and flexibility).
    • Please pay at the Welcome Center and bring your receipt to the fitness assistant.
Know Your

Know Your Numbers is a program designed to provide participants with quick fitness assessment “numbers” relating to their health. Quick assessments will be offered for FREE at the Fitness Center within the Rec Center on the following dates. Some of the fitness assessments offered include: Blood Pressure, BMI, Flexibility, Body Composition and Muscular Fitness.

  • Dates Offered:
    • September 15th and November 9th: Body Fat Percentage & Body Mass Index
    • October 13th and November 30th: Push-Up & Balance

    • September 29th and November 16th: Heart Rate & Blood Pressure

    • October 27th and December 7th: Vertical Jump & Flexibility

  • Times Offered:
    • 12pm-2pm and 6pm-8pm
  • Where:
    • Recreation Center, Outside Studio 897 (located downstairs outside the Fitness Center)
Fitness Center

Helps members become familiar with the Fitness Center, exercise equipment, and general fitness principles. Proper use of equipment and education on proper form and muscle groups worked will be discussed based on the participant's needs/goals. Workout clothes & exercise shoes are encouraged.

  • Offered: FREE all day, every day!

Designed for 13-17 year olds who would like to use the Fitness Center, Teens Getting Into Fitness (TGIF) teaches them how to safely and properly use the exercise equipment. Once the TGIF program is complete, the teen will receive a card to bring with them every time they use the Fitness Center. The Fitness Assistant on duty will ask to see their completion card. Parents/guardians must remain in the Fitness Center with the teen during all workouts. Participants must bring current photo with them for TGIF card to be made.

  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: approximately 45-60 minutes
  • Registration: Contact Austin at (248) 370-4594