Staying fit is easy (sort of)


Five years after opening its doors, the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center has become one of the mainstays at the UI. 

Construction on the $71 million fitness center began with the groundbreaking ceremony in October 2007. The facility officially opened its doors on Aug. 2, 2010.

With 20,000 square feet of dedicated exercise space with weights and cardio equipment, it is one of the largest student recreation centers in the Big Ten.

One of the most impressive features of the center is the 50-foot rock-climbing wall.

The facility also features a diving pool, a 50-meter Olympic swimming pool, a leisure pool, and a hot tub. 

Various events are hosted in the center; in March, the NCAA held the national swimming and diving championships in the facility. 

There are also basketball courts, a steam room, and a sauna. 

After working out, students can get massages at Massage Oasis or enjoy a smoothie from the Power Cafe.

In order to use the Rec Center, UI students must have their student IDs.  The $235 enrollment fee is included in tuition. The fee also allows students access to the Field House, the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex, the Recreation Building, and Fitness East.

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