Recreation Center

Recreation and Athletics Center
569 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4REC (4732)
fax: (248) 370-4889


Contact us for more info: 

Erin Davidson
Fitness and Programs Coordinator 
(248) 370-4911

Becky Lewis
(248) 370-4910


University Recreation and Well-Being offers both fitness assessments and additional fitness education programs to 

Looking for a GroupX Instructor for your event? 

Simply fill out this form and we will contact you soon in regards to your next event request.


Adapted from the Biggest Loser Program

General Information

Are you ready to make a major lifestyle change and begin a happier and healthier tomorrow? Need motivation, accountability, and support of a team and a personal trainer? This program is RECHARGED for 2019 and focused on more than just a quick fix short term weight loss. The goal is to set you up to adopt healthier habits so that you can make lasting lifestyle changes through building a support network and focusing on overall health and wellness.

Important Program Dates

  • Application Period: December 3rd-January 11th
  • Application Deadline: January 11th by noon
  • Interviews: January 14th-January 18th
  • Acceptance & Welcome Emails: by January 21st
  • Fitness Assessments: January 22nd - January 25th
  • Program Runs: January 28th - March 22nd
  • Post Fitness Assessments: March 25th-29th
  • Results: April 1st

Participation Requirements

  • Be a University Recreation and Well-Being member
  • Preferably first time program participant-new applicants will have priority
  • Contribute to the private Facebook support group
  • Attend at least 4 of the 8 weekly in-person health and wellness related seminars
  • Be a beginner/intermediate exerciser
  • Be able to commit 4-6 hours a week
  • Attend at least 1 wellness coaching session with Wellness Coordinator
  • Provide proof of having a physical exam in the last year and have a physician’s clearance for participation
  • Participate in two, one-hour long group workouts each week
  • Keep an activity log and food journal on MyFitnessPal throughout the program
  • Be willing to release results for publicity purposes

** We have the right to drop you from the program at any time if we feel that you are not adhering to the program requirements. No refunds will be given if you are dropped from the program.

Program Cost

  • Price: $150 students and members (less than $10/session for a total of 16 sessions)
  • Payments are due after admission to the program before initial fitness assessment is conducted. Failure to pay could lead to losing your spot in the program. In addition, refunds will only be given for medical reasons (physician’s note required). Dropping out voluntarily does not deem a refund.


  • All participants will receive t-shirts
  • Various prizes will be awarded throughout the program

Application Process

Body Comps

Working toward a weight loss goal? Then take advantage of our Drop-in Body Composition service to help you keep on track! Drop-in, no appointment necessary! Generally falls on the first Monday of every month.

  • Upcoming Dates Offered:
    • December 3
  • Times Offered: 
    • All Day- just stop by the Fitness Center ask speak with one of the Fitness Assistants!
  • Cost:
    • $5 (includes a report measuring your weight, blood pressure, percent body fat and flexibility).
    • Please pay at the Welcome Center and bring your receipt to the fitness assistant.
Know Your

Know Your Numbers is a program designed to provide participants with quick fitness assessment “numbers” relating to their health. Quick assessments will be offered for FREE at the Fitness Center within the Rec Center on the following dates. Some of the fitness assessments offered include: Blood Pressure, BMI, Flexibility, Body Composition and Muscular Fitness.

  • Dates Offered:
  • Times Offered:
    • 12pm-2pm 
  • Where:
    • Recreation Center, Outside Studio 897 (located downstairs outside the Fitness Center)
Fitness Center

Helps members become familiar with the Fitness Center, exercise equipment, and general fitness principles. Proper use of equipment and education on proper form and muscle groups worked will be discussed based on the participant's needs/goals. Workout clothes & exercise shoes are encouraged.

  • Offered: FREE all day, every day!

Designed for 13-17 year olds who would like to use the Fitness Center, Teens Getting Into Fitness (TGIF) teaches them how to safely and properly use the exercise equipment. Once the TGIF program is complete, the teen will receive a card to bring with them every time they use the Fitness Center. The Fitness Assistant on duty will ask to see their completion card. Parents/guardians must remain in the Fitness Center with the teen during all workouts. Participants must bring current photo with them for TGIF card to be made.

  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: approximately 45-60 minutes
  • Registration: Contact Hailey Forbes at (248) 370-4594