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Crest Fitness Center


Academic Year Hours
Monday-Thursday: 6:00AM-12:00AM
Friday: 6:00AM-8:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM-8:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM-12:00AM

See Hours page for details and special hours

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Crest Wellness Center

The University Recreation Fitness Center is located on upper campus in the Crest Wellness Building. This state-of-the-art facility provides any fitness enthusiast with ample offerings for the ultimate workout. The Center features: a contemporary atmosphere, a scenic view overlooking the Chippewa Valley, five flat screen televisions featuring the Broadcast Vision entertainment package, large free weight and cardio rooms, locker and shower facilities, and a massage room. Hardware includes: Cybex and Paramount selectorized equipment, extensive free weight equipment, treadmills, Precor and Reebok elliptical steppers, recumbent and upright bikes, stairclimbers, Nordic Tracks, and a rowing machine.


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!

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

Special Needs

If you have any special needs and would like to participate in any of the activities/programs detailed here, please contact Brittany Wold.


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.