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Experience Recreation


Academic Year Hours
Friday: 6:00AM - 9:45PM
Saturday: 10:00AM-7:45PM
Sunday: 10:00AM-10:45PM

See Hours page for details and special hours

The McPhee Strength and Performance Center (MSPC) is a state-of-the-art strength and cardiovascular center located on the first floor of the McPhee Physical Education Center. Covering almost 8,000 square feet, the MSPC holds over 20,000 pounds of free weights, 5,000 pounds of dumbbell weight and 1,000 pounds of Olympic bumper plates. The MSPC is home to 55 pieces of weight training equipment and 36 cardiovascular units. We have also just recently added a 24' x 6' CrossFit Rigging System to the facility.

The MSPC is extremely accessible being open over 105 hours per week, seven days a week. Members are allowed unlimited access to the MSPC during hours of operation. Memberships are available on a semester, academic, calendar and summer basis.

Blugold cards and a valid membership are required. Memberships are available at the McPhee Information Desk


Ready to get serious about your health and fitness goals? Check out Fit4Life!
Also check out the Fit4Life poster for more details on what is offered through this program! 


Join the FREE Vita Challenge and become a Blugold Warrior! FREE sweet treats, music, fun and atmosphere for all from Noon-5pm. NO participation required!

FEELING COMPETITIVE? Win a Fitness Center Membership and get a retro t-shirt

Test your fitness abilities and win Fitness Center memberships in this elite Vita Challenge. Competitors will compete against one another in 8 events to become the ultimate Blugold Warrior! The event is on May 5th and takes place on the newly designed Vita Course loop behind McPhee/Olson. Warriors will execute 8 exercises until fail, striving to accumulate the most overall points. The warrior with the most points at the end of the challenge wins an annual fitness center membership. The competition is broken down into male and female divisions. The top 3 warriors in each division will receive a prize. ALL Blugold warriors receive a retro Blugold Warrior t-shirt. Stay for cotton candy and snow cones, music and fun before and after you run the event. Register for FREE:

Click here for competitive work out details

When: May 5th - Competitive heats are from noon-3pm Where: Vita Course behind McPhee/Olson How: Register for free online. Choose "Vita Challenge-Competitive"

LOOKING FOR FUN? Get a retro t-shirt.

Tired of the same old workout? Explore the Course is the non-competitive version of the Vita Course Challenge. Become a Blugold Warrior the fun, non-competitive way by exploring the course with a friend. Try out each of the 8 fitness elements under the instruction of a fitness team member. Everyone receives a Blugold Warrior T-shirt. Stay for food, music and fun before or after run the event. Register for FREE:

Click here for noncompetitive work out details

When: May 5th - Non-competitive heats are from 3-5pm, 2 people per heat
Where: Vita Course behind McPhee/Olson
How: Register for free online. Choose "Vita Challenge-Noncompetitive"

Check out the Exercises for the Vita Challenge.

Where to Get a Membership
All Fitness Center memberships may be purchased at the Recreation Office in Hilltop 105,at the McPhee Information Desk 207E, or Online at our Online Registration Portal