Things to check out at The Rec this fall | Division of Student Affairs

The Rec

CU Boulder’s recreation centers are a great place to meet people, explore new hobbies and stay active! Here are a few things you should know about going to The Rec this fall. 


The Main Student Recreation Center and Williams Village Recreation Center are both open to full fee-paying students. Each rec center is equipped with a variety of exercise equipment, including weights, cardio, functional fitness and more. 

The Main Student Recreation Center also has a new functional fitness space that provides additional workout areas. In addition to new equipment, this is used for various classes, including F45 and CrossFit. 

Fitness classes and training 

Fitness and Wellness offers group classes and training opportunities to help you stay motivated, find a workout buddy and work toward your goals. Here are some options to check out this year.   

Group fitness classes: Purchase a Be Fit Pass to access over 65 group fitness classes each week. Classes include yoga, cycling, cardio, strength, F45 and more. Be sure to check out the early bird sale available Aug. 1 through Sept. 3. 

Instructional programs: Interested in learning something new or honing your skills with a smaller group? Sign up for an instructional program like swimming, boxing, CrossFit, dance, martial arts, ice skating and much more! 

Personal training: Meet your fitness goals this year with the help of a certified personal trainer. You can work with a personal trainer one-on-one or with a friend. Fitness assessments are also available through Training Services. 

Outdoor adventures 

One of the perks of living in Boulder is our unencumbered access to the great outdoors. If you’re interested in getting outside, Outdoor Pursuits is here to help you get started or keep going.  

Trips and courses: Outdoor Pursuits offers trips and courses for activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, avalanche safety and more. 

Wilderness workshops: Take advantage of Wilderness Workshops to learn basic outdoor skills. Topics include backcountry cooking, animal tracking, plant identification, survival skills and more.  

Equipment rentals: Planning your own outdoor adventure? You can rent a variety of outdoor equipment to bring with you! The Outdoor Equipment Rental Center has camping, climbing, water and winter equipment rentals available for all Buff OneCard holders. 

Team sports 

Sports can be a fun way to stay active, meet new friends and find your community on campus. Here are a couple of ways you can get involved in sports at CU Boulder.  

Intramural (IM) Sports: The Rec offers multiple Intramural Sports leagues throughout the year. You can sign up as a team or join a team as a free agent by purchasing a semester or annual Sports Pass. No experience is required to play, and all ability levels are welcome. Sports passes provide unlimited access to IM Sports for $25 per semester or $45 per year. 

Sport Clubs: Compete against other colleges and universities through Sport Clubs. CU Boulder currently offers 30 different men’s, women’s and co-ed teams. Informational meetings will be held in late August and early September for each team. Please note, some teams may also require tryouts. 

Try something new 

Trying new things can help you build confidence and find new passions or interests. The Rec offers free inclusive events and supportive communities to help you get started.  

Inclusive Rec: Inclusive Rec hosts free events throughout the year to promote inclusion, allyship and connection. Plus, they’re a lot of fun! Events include activities like hiking, ice skating, adaptive training and more. 

Free Friday Power Hour: Want to join a group fitness class but don’t have a Be Fit Pass? The Rec offers a free class every Friday as part of Free Friday Power Hour This is a great way to explore different types of fitness classes and try something new.    

Work at The Rec: That’s right—we’re hiring! Gain valuable job experience, leadership skills and friendships by applying to work at the Rec Center. Work study is also available. 

Follow us on social: Want to hear about upcoming events and ways to get involved? Follow us on Instagram. 

Download the app

The Rec Center has a free FusionGo App that allows you to gain entry to The Rec without your Buff OneCard. You can also register for classes, check updated facility hours and more! The app is available for iOS and Android phones.

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