While things will look a bit different this semester, there are still plenty of opportunities to find your way around the Rec Centers on campus! Whether you want to be more active, meet new people, or discover new hobbies, the Rec Center is a great place to get started.

Here are some ways to get involved if you want:

Visit the Rec Center

The Main Student Recreation Center is open to all full paying paying students with a Rec Center membership. The Will Vill Recreation Center will be open from Monday, February 15th.

To visit the on-campus reception centers, students must make an area-specific reservation through the Online leisure portal or the Rec Center App. All members and staff must wear face covering before and after use, follow physical distancing guidelines, and wipe equipment.

Train with others

A training partner can help you stay motivated and accountable. If you’re looking for a fun way to exercise with others, check out the following options:

  • Group fitness courses: Hook a Be fit pass Every week you can take part in over 30 group fitness classes including yoga, bike, cardio, strength and more! Class sizes are limited and allow you to train with a core group of people. Join your favorite teachers in person or virtually. View a full schedule.
  • Lawn fit: The Rec Center now offers Turf Fit! Do one Cardio reservation on the 2nd floor online Enjoy a fun workout in the indoor lawn gym with kettlebells, dumbbells, agility ladders, hurdles, plyo boxes and much more!
  • Small group training: Take part in a small group training class to improve your strength, your heart or your flexibility from home or in person under the guidance of a personal trainer. You can meet new people every week and train with the same group! Equipment is included.

Discover the nature

Living in Boulder allows us to explore some of the most scenic natural areas in Colorado right in our own back yard! If you are interested in leaving this semester, the Rec Center has a number of resources available through the Outdoor Program.

  • Excursions and courses: There are a number of Excursions and courses available for you to participate in a wide variety of activities including kayaking, fly fishing, diving, hiking and backpacking, rock climbing, avalanche safety and much more.
  • Wilderness workshops: Take advantage of free wilderness workshops Basic outdoor skills like making your own maps, scuba diving basics, and planning summer trips.
  • Equipment rental: Are you planning your own outdoor adventure? You can rent a variety of outdoor equipment to bring with you! The Outdoor equipment rental center offers students, staff and teachers camping, climbing, water and winter equipment rentals.
  • Virtual OR: Connect with the outdoor community at CU through free virtual programsThese include student webinars, online film festivals, Q&A, and other activities. They also have free resources, information, and tips available online.

make sport

Exercising can be a fun and creative way to stay active. Here is one way to get some exercise at CU Boulder:

  • Intramural (IM) sports leagues: The Rec Center has a number of intramural sports leagues You can participate including indoor soccer, archery, badminton, table tennis, esports, putt-putt, a virtual 10K, and more. IM Sports are a great way to meet new people, form teams and compete in friendship competitions.

Try something new

Trying something new can be scary. Inclusive Recreation offers free inclusive events and supportive communities to get you started.

  • Including rec events: Inclusive Rec hosts a number of free events throughout the semester to foster allies, personal development and connection.
  • Free Friday Power Hour: Would you like to take a fitness class for groups but don’t have a Be Fit Pass? The Rec offers a free course every Friday Free Friday Power Hour! This is a great way to explore different types of fitness and try something new.

Training from home

Do you prefer to train from home? The rec got you covered.

  • Learn how to set up a home gym: Read this article with you 3 Tips for Creating a Home Gym (Free)!
  • Virtual fitness: Take virtual fitness classes for free throughout the semester. The Rec offers recorded and live sessions with your favorite teachers.
  • Check out the equipment: Would you like to train from home but don’t have any equipment? Students can Checkout equipment for free from the main student admission center! Reserve a variety of equipment, including dumbbells, kettlebells, and resistance, for up to 2 weeks each.

Get personal support

Do you want to start a new exercise routine but don’t know where to start? Here’s one way to get more personal support:

  • Personal training: Achieve your fitness goals this year with the help of an ACE-certified personal trainer. You can Work one on one with a personal trainer in the Rec Center or practically anywhere.

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