University of Minnesota

University Recreation and Wellness Center

College Rec Center, College Gym, and Gym
1906 SE University Ave (at Walnut St SE), Minneapolis, MN 55455, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:45 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 5:45 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM

The University Recreation Center is a state-of-the-art facility largely funded by the students of University of Minnesota. This facility, commonly known as "The Rec", has 2 fitness centers, 3 gymnasiums, 12 racquetball courts, an indoor climbing wall, 3 swimming pools, a ... (See all)


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    "free group fitness classes for members!"(2 Tips)
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  • Kyle Q.

    Gimme dat new new.

    Kyle Quagliana · September 2, 2013
  • Chee Yi O.

    Wow at the new Hammer Strength machines and Olympic squat racks! The new wing of the rec center will blow you away. Biometric admission system is pretty cool too.

    Chee Yi Ong · September 1, 2013
  • Kato R.

    Hard to breathe with all the frat boys doing curls in here

    Kato RIP Nigga · January 11, 2013
  • Chee Yi O.

    They close at 7pm every Saturday so come early.

    Chee Yi Ong · October 20, 2012
  • UMN R.

    Stop by the Rec Center, April 2-6, for the Egg Hunt. Find an egg and win prizes!

    UMN Rec Sports · April 2, 2012
  • Isaac O.

    Opens at 5:45am. By 6:15 its packed and stays like that for the rest of the day. Be prepared for crowds.

    Isaac Odim · March 22, 2012
  • Adam K.

    I'm sexy and I know it.

    Adam Kress · February 17, 2012
  • UMN R.

    Visit the University Recreation Center February 20 - 24 for Wellness Week! What will it take to start making tomorrow your TODAY?! Read more

    UMN Rec Sports · February 15, 2012
  • ExerShop

    Drink plenty of water during your workout!

    ExerShop · January 31, 2012
  • Erica P.

    America needs to work out!

    Erica Parsons · January 31, 2012
  • Niki R.

    Get there during non peak hours to avoid the crowds. Field house has open hours too - plus it usually pretty empty.

    Niki Rhodes · January 23, 2012
  • Daijun X.

    Just too many people here Friday night

    Daijun Xu · January 20, 2012
  • KoreFit

    Try the KoreFit machine - it provides a full body workout in one piece of equipment (especially for your core!)

    KoreFit · December 20, 2011
  • UMN R.

    This week is Festive Holiday Sweater week! Check into the University Recreation Center, send a picture of your sweet holiday sweater to -- we'll post it on our FB account for voting!

    UMN Rec Sports · December 6, 2011
  • UMN R.

    Check out the fall trips and clinics that the Center for Outdoor Adventure offers. There's an indoor bouldering clinic today at 6:00pm. Check it out! Read more

    UMN Rec Sports · September 21, 2011
  • UMN R.

    Check in at the University Recreation Center on Wednesday, September 7 and get a free prize (supplies are limited)!

    UMN Rec Sports · September 6, 2011
  • UMN R.

    The U of M Golf Course Driving Range is open! Stop out to hit a bucket of balls and get prepared for the spring golf season to start! Read more

    UMN Rec Sports · April 13, 2011
  • UMN R.

    Check out our free Fitness 101 workshops this week at the University Recreation Center!

    UMN Rec Sports · February 28, 2011
  • UMN R.

    Intramural registration begins today! Check out the Rec Sports website for more information. Read more

    UMN Rec Sports · January 25, 2011
  • David G.

    Pretty overcrowded and "included" in tuition. Just like your classes.

    David Giacomin · January 14, 2011
  • UMN R.

    Group Fitness classes are all free during Winter Break through January 17! Read more

    UMN Rec Sports · January 5, 2011
  • Danielle R.

    This week (Dec 13-19) there are free group fitness classes for members!

    Danielle Retzer · December 15, 2010
  • Michael Corbett S.

    I always use the weight room upstairs to avoid alot of congestion....Sunday evenings are usually pretty non-congested on the main floor if ur trying to decide when to work out on the weekends...

    Michael Corbett Sewell · November 29, 2010
  • Dennis J.


    Dennis Jansen · November 13, 2010
  • Rowan A.

    Can't find a free machine on the first floor? Head upstairs! The Fitness Center's gym area is broken up into smaller areas located on different floors.

    Rowan Armor · September 6, 2010
  • E-radicator :.

    Join the Vo Lam Kung Fu Club if you're into martial arts. Tues/Thrs from 7-9

    E-radicator : · April 10, 2010
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    Degagius · December 2, 2009

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