Fitness Center

Fitness Center Entrance
Fitness Center Entrance

The Fitness Center is located at the end of Campus Walk near the Eagle Village side of campus.

EagleONE Policy
EagleONE Policy

An EagleONE ID card is required to enter the Fitness Center.

Storage for your things
Storage for your things

Keep your belongings in these cubbies while you exercise to prevent trip hazards on the fitness floor.

Wheelchair Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessibility

Our floor plan allows for wheelchair access and there is an elevator in the Fitness Center for accessibility.

Selectorized Machines
Selectorized Machines

We have a variety of selectorized machines to help you target specific muscle groups. Ask a staff member about a machine if you’re unsure!

Cable Machine
Cable Machine

Work your entire body with our multi-purpose cable machine. Rent attachments and add-on weights at the front desk with your EagleONE ID!

Strength Rig
Strength Rig

Squat, bench press, TRX, and pull up on our multi-purpose strength rig.

Olympic Lifting Allowed
Olympic Lifting Allowed

Bumper plates and proper flooring are available in our Olympic lifting area.

Free Weight Area
Free Weight Area

Our dumbbells range from 1 lb to 120 lbs. Use one of our many benches to get in a great free weight workout!

Rent Lifting Equipment
Rent Lifting Equipment

Lifting belts are located on the strength floor. You can rent ankle attachments, chain belts, add-on weights for the cable machines, and resistance loops at the front desk using your EagleONE ID.

Functional Training Area
Functional Training Area

Stretch, jump rope, and more in our functional training area.

Cycle Studio
Cycle Studio

Join us for cycle classes in our cycle studio. You must have a group fitness pass – only $10 for the whole year! There are 9 bikes, so arrive early!

Indoor Rowers
Indoor Rowers

These indoor rowers are on the strength floor. All other cardio equipment is upstairs!

Cardio Floor
Cardio Floor

The upstairs cardio floor features TVs for your entertainment and over 40 machines.

Specialized Cardio Machines
Specialized Cardio Machines

We’re excited to house cardio equipment like a Jacob’s Ladder and StairMaster for our patrons to enjoy.

Self Powered Treadmills
Self Powered Treadmills

The Woodway Curve is a unique treadmill at the Fitness Center that doesn’t require any electricity and allows you to control your speed with just your feet!

Personal Training Consultation Area
Personal Training Consultation Area

This space is used for personal training consultations and fitness assessments.


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 23 – December 13
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

End of Semester
12/14 – 6am-5pm

Winter Break
12/15 – 1/2: Closed
Mondays-Fridays: Open 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm
Saturdays-Sundays: Closed

Monday: 11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm
Tuesday: 11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm
Wednesday: 11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm
Thursday: 11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm
Friday: 11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12pm-4pm

Informal Rec Swimming & Sports

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
Fall 2018 Pool Hours effective August 27-December 13.
Monday: 8am-9am & 7pm-8:30pm
Tuesday: 11am-1pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Wednesday: 3:30pm-6pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Thursday: 11am-1pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Friday: 8am-9am
Sunday: 2pm-4pm

7pm-8:30pm open rec hours cancelled for club swim team event.


Students, faculty, and staff can request to reserve space in the Fitness Center and Goolrick. To request to reserve the Campus Rec field, Goolrick main basketball courts, Goolrick AUX gym court, or pool:
1. Visit the Campus Rec Facility Calendar. Requests made during existing programming will be declined or directed to a different space. After determining if the date and time you want to reserve is available in your desired space…
2. Log in to the website in the top right corner. by clicking the blue “Sign in with your NET ID and Password” button and using your UMW credentials.
3. Go to the home page by clicking the University of Mary Washington icon in the top left corner and click on the “Reserve A Space” icon.
4. On this form, first verify that the appropriate facility is selected from the drop down menu.
5. Enter the prompted information accordingly. “Group Name” must be provided for a reservation to be confirmed. A group is defined as a UMW student group, office, or department.
*Number of people indicates how many people you anticipate to utilize the facility during your reservation.
6. In the comments section, please enter if you are looking for any equipment or special requests from Campus Recreation.
7. Submit.
Someone from Campus Recreation will be in touch with you within 3 business days.

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.

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.

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.