Fitness Center

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The Fitness Center is a 19,000 square foot facility managed by the Department of Campus Recreation that opened in 2004 for all UMW students to use as a mode of stress relieving, socializing, and energy releasing. Scroll through the virtual tour above to see everything the Fitness Center has to offer! If you have questions, please send them to or call the Fitness Center front desk during open hours at (540) 654-1732. If you would like a free orientation to the Fitness Center, please e-mail to get a 15 minute meeting set up.

Gym Hours

The following hours apply to all recreational spaces in Goolrick Hall and the Fitness Center.

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Effective August 22 – December 12
Monday: 6am-10:30pm
Tuesday: 6am-10:30pm
Wednesday: 6am-10:30pm
Thursday: 6am-10:30pm
Friday: 6am-8pm
Saturday: 11am-8pm
Sunday: 11am-8pm

Fall Break Hours
Friday, October 11th: Close at 5pm; no programming
Saturday, October 12th-Tuesday, October 15th: Gym Closed; no programming

Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 26th: Close at 5pm; no programming
Wednesday, November 27th-Saturday, November 30th: Gym Closed, no programming
Sunday, December 1st: Open 5pm-8pm, no programming

Winter Break
Friday, December 6th: Fall group fitness schedule ends
Friday, December 13th: Close at 5pm
Saturday, December 14th-Sunday, January 5th: Gym Closed

Winter Break Hours Effective Monday, January 6th-Friday, January 10th
Monday: 11:30am-7:30pm
Tuesday: 11:30am-7:30pm
Wednesday: 11:30am-7:30pm
Thursday: 11:30am-7:30pm
Friday: 11:30am-7:30pm
Saturday: N/A
Sunday: N/A
Monday, January 13th: Regular hours resume

Pool Hours & Court Availability

Open Recreation Court Times
When the courts aren’t occupied by sport practices or other activities, they can be used for pick-up basketball and other sports during open hours. Over the summer, these spaces are generally available. During the school year, we will post specific times the courts are open for recreational use, between sport practices and other activities. Stay tuned!

Open Recreation Swim Times
Effective August 26 – December 12
Monday: 9am-10am, 7pm-8:30pm
Tuesday: 11am-1pm, 7pm-8:30pm
Wednesday: 9am-10am, 4:30pm-6pm, 7pm-8:30pm
Thursday: 11am-12pm
Friday: 9am-11am
Sunday: 2pm-4pm

How to check in to open rec swim hours
All patrons swimming in the pool are required to inform the front desk that they are there to swim and then obtain a “Pool Pass” to give to the lifeguard. This will help with tracking who is using our pool, and then we will also know exactly who to contact when the pool hours change unexpectedly. Thanks for your understanding as we implement this new procedure!

About Our Recreational Spaces

Goolrick Hall
Founded in 1969, this building is home to two basketball courts, a pool, two dance studios, classrooms, and varsity athletics offices and training rooms.

The Fitness Center
This 19,000 square foot facility added onto Goolrick Hall in 2004 houses a cycle studio, strength equipment, over 40 cardio machines, an olympic lifting floor, multiple stations for squats, bench pressing, and pull ups, cable machines, dumbbells, barbells, open mat areas for stretching and core exercises, and more. TVs and music are provided for your entertainment and things such as weight lifting belts, resistance loops, and barbell pads are available to borrow from the front desk.

The Goolrick pool is 6 lanes and 179,000 gallons. It is used for varsity and club swim practices and meets, individual exercise classes, recreational swim for the UMW community, and Campus Recreation-led swim lessons.

Campus Rec Field
The CRF is located on Alvey Drive near the parking deck. This field is the home to many of our Eagle sport clubs and plays host to our outdoor intramural sports. The ATurf surface allows practices and competition to take place in most weather conditions and the Musco Advanced Lighting system enables play to continue into the evening and in overcast conditions.
Portable spectator bleachers, player benches, restrooms, and a storage building are all found at the CRF.

Beach Volleyball Court
The Beach Volleyball Court is located near the Campus Recreation Field (CRF) and is open for all UMW students to enjoy. Stop by sometime when the weather is nice to get your game on!

A valid membership and EagleONE ID is required to access our recreational spaces.

Reserve A Space

Students, faculty, and staff can request to reserve space in the Fitness Center, the Campus Rec field, Goolrick main basketball courts, Goolrick AUX gym court, or pool:
1. Visit
2. Log in using your UMW credentials
3. Click “Locations”
4. Type a keyword for the location you are looking for (i.e. “Goolrick” or “Field”)
5. Complete the form. Make sure you select the correct date and time you are looking to reserve! If there are conflicts, the system will tell you.
6. Once you submit the form, your request will be reviewed and either approved or declined based on space availability.

Please note: Campus Recreation does not manage reservation requests for the Goolrick Dance Studios or the Anderson Center. They are managed by the Department of Theater and Dance and Athletics respectively.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can my child exercise in the facility?
A. It depends on their age! This question and more can be answered by taking a look at our facility policies.
Q. Can I bring a guest?
A. Yes! Learn more about our membership options here.

Contact Us!

If you’d like to speak with someone in Campus Recreation, please email or call 540-654-1732 during business hours.