Recreation Center

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


Contact us for more info: 

Hailey Forbes
Fitness and Programs Coordinator 
(248) 370-4911

Becky Lewis
(248) 370-4910



Recharge 2021
Are you ready to make a lifestyle change, lose a few pounds, and begin a happier and healthier tomorrow? Need motivation, accountability, and support of a team and a personal trainer? This program, with virtual and in-person options, is RECHARGED for 2021 and focused on more than just a quick fix short term weight loss. The goal of this 8 week program is to set you up to adopt healthier habits so that you can make lasting lifestyle changes through building a support network, focusing on sustainable weight loss!

Important Program Dates:

  • Application Period: November 16th- January 15th
  • Registration Deadline: January 15th by 5pm
  • Interviews: January 18th- 22nd
  • Acceptance & Welcome Emails: by January 22nd
  • Fitness Assessments: January 25th-29th
  • Program Runs: January 31st-March 27th
  • Post Fitness Assessments: March 29th- April 2nd
  • Results: April 5th

Participation Requirements:

  • Be a University Recreation and Well-Being member
  • Contribute to the private Facebook support group
  • Attend at least 4 of the 8 weekly health and wellness related seminars
  • Be a beginner/intermediate exerciser
  • Be able to commit 4-6 hours per week
  • 1 wellness coaching session with Wellness Coordinator
  • Provide proof of having a physical exam in the last year and have a physician’s clearance for participation
  • Attend mandatory lifestyle behavior change sessions (nutrition, stress management, physical activity)
  • Participate in two, one-hour long group workouts each week
  • Keep an activity log and food journal throughout the program
  • Be willing to release results for publicity purposes
    ** We have the right to drop you from the program at any time if we feel that you are not adhering to the program requirements.

Program Cost:

Price: FREE
Limited spots available

All participants will receive t-shirts and various prizes will be awarded throughout the program

Application Process - Participants must submit all of the following in order to be considered:

Interviews will be conducted the week of January 18th-22nd. Acceptance into the program will be determined by Friday, January 22nd *Please note that not all applications will be selected for an interview

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:
    • TBA
  • Time: TBA 
  • Location: Recreation 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 Colton Lee at (248) 370-4594