Available Activities & Services

During Phase 1 of our reopening please reference the below charts, which show the current availability of activities & services.  At this time, Recreation Center access is for students and members (13+); day pass sales are not available.

Activity/Space Open Closed
Cardio (upper level) x  
Fitness Classes (virtual) x  
Gym Courts * 
(cardio/weight use only)
Intramural Sports x  
Locker Rooms ** (m/w/inclusive) x  
Pool & Spa   x
Pool Locker Rooms & Saunas   x
Racquetball Courts   x
Showers (m/w/inclusive)   x
Track   x
Weight Room (upper level) x  

*The gym floor is only open for weight and cardio equipment use.  At this time, to accommodate distancing measures, court sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, etc. are not permitted.

**Only day use lockers will be available at this time, in order to accommodate distancing measures in the locker rooms. Long-term rental lockers are unavailable at this time.  Please contact us or stop by the office if you have previous rental locker contents to retrieve.

Service Available Unavailable
Towel Service   x
Equipment Checkout   x
Shared Equipment (yoga mats, foam rollers, etc.)   x


Facility Features

The UM-Flint Recreation Center was completed in 1982. The three levels (main, lower & upper) are home to three basketball courts, an indoor track, four fitness rooms, a 25-yard lap pool, dry heat saunas, plus cardio and strength training areas. In addition to the Recreation Center, the department also manages the Campus Ice RinkNorthbank Fitness Room, and Reflection Rooms in the University Center & White Buidling.

Below you can view all of the different spaces and features available in the Recreation Center. To reserve a space, please see our reservations page. Some spaces have age restrictions for safety reasons; see Youth Policies for more information.

Activities Room

The Activities Room is a multi-purpose space frequently used for table tennis. This space can also be reserved by groups for martial arts, meetings or other events. It is located on the Main Level.


The Aerobic Dance Room (ADR) features a vaulted floor and mirrors and is primarily used for fitness classes. This space is located on the Main Level and can be reserved by groups for special events. 

Members doing exercise Members doing exercise Members doing exercise


Enjoy ellipticals, treadmills, lifecycles, stairmaster, freeclimbers, stair mill, arm ergometer, and rowers while watching cable on HDTV. Bring your own headset/earphones! Located on the Upper Level.

The cardio theater also has an open training space, with mirrors, mats, dumbbells, and stability balls.

*Access is age-restricted. See Youth Policies for more information.


Full line of Cybex weight machines. Located on the Upper Level.


Video Tutorials:

*Access is age-restricted. See Youth Policies for more information.


Need something while you are in the Rec Center? A variety of equipment is available for checkout free of charge at the Front Counter.

Equipment may include:

  • Aqua-jog belts
  • Badminton racquets/birdies
  • Basketballs (men's and women's)
  • Boxing gloves
  • Jump ropes
  • Lap counters
  • Medicine balls
  • Paddleball Paddles
  • Table tennis paddles/balls
  • Pool Equipment (balls, cues, rack)
  • Racquetball (racquets, balls, goggles)
  • Soccer balls
  • Tennis balls
  • Volleyballs
  • Weight belts

Availability not guaranteed. List subject to change.


Free weights, benches, dumbbells, smith machine, and mirrored walls located on the Upper Level, next to the Cybex weight machines.


*Access is age-restricted. See Youth Policies for more information.


Fitness studio for spinning, martial arts, and specialty classes featuring fitness-flooring, mirrors, and stereo sound system.

Lower level fitness room

*Access is age-restricted. See Youth Policies for more information.

GYMNASIUM (modified use)

Our multi-sport courts are lined for volleyball, badminton, pickleball, basketball, tennis, and soccer. Located on Lower Level.



Gymnasium Locker Rooms

Features lockers for day use and long-term rental, as well as curtained shower stalls. Located on the Lower Level.  

Pool Locker Rooms

Features lockers for day use and long-term rental, as well as an open shower area and dry heat suanas. Located on the Lower Level, just before Pool entry.

Inclusive Locker Room

The inclusive changing space, which features a single private changing space that is not gender-specific. Located on the Lower Level, half-way between the Gymnasium and Pool.


  • Day-use lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis for patrons wishing to bring their own lock. NOTE: Contents may not be left overnight and will be removed by staff at the close of business, and they may not be rented for longer-term use.
  • Locker Rentals: For students and members, the Recreation Center offers half-length lockers with built-in combination locks for rent. 


The Upper Level is home to our four racquetball/paddleball courts, one with a glass wall.

Racquetball court

Room 11

Room 11 is a multi-purpose, carpeted space featuring mirrored walls and calming murals. It is frequently used for yoga fitness classes, as well as physical education academic classes. 

This space is located on the Lower Level, half-way between the Gymnasium and Pool. It may be reserved by groups and is equipped with a "smart cart" computer and projector.

SAUNAS (closed)

Dry heat saunas are located in the men's & women's Pool locker rooms; view sauna policies here.  

*Access is age-restricted. See Youth Policies for more information.


Our indoor 25-yard pool features four lanes and a shallow area for exercise and play. You can view the pool policies here.

TRACK (closed)

The banked, 1/10th-mile indoor track is suspended over the gymnasium. Accessible from the Upper Level.

Running track

*Access is age-restricted. See Youth Policies for more information.


The U-FIT Room is home to our free U-FIT classes and features plyometric boxes, tires, ropes, and other items for our coaches to offer a complete cross-training session. This space is located on the Main Level and is only accessible during U-FIT class times.


*Access is age-restricted. See Youth Policies for more information.


The Upper Level Fitness Room is an open space that can be used as a stretching area. Located just off the weight area. This space can also be reserved by groups for meetings or events.


A racquetball court on the Upper Level are also adaptable for wallyball. Equipment is available free for checkout from the Front Counter.



Seven-person spa located in the Pool area. View the Pool/Spa policies here.

Whirlpool spa