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.

Group Exercise Instructor Prep Course

Interested in teaching group exercise? Join Rec Well for a 6 week prep course that will cover topics that include: How to teach a group exercise class, program design, human anatomy, exercise physiology, pre-class preparation, and more! This course is designed to give you the basic knowledge that will help you to prepare to apply to get certified through a nationally recognized group exercise certification program.

Date: Friday's starting October 12th through November 16th

Time: 1pm-3:30pm

Where: Studio 919 

Cost:  Current Campus Rec Employees: FREE

Students: $40

Non Students: $60

Register for the GroupX Instructor Prep Course at the Rec Center Welcome Center front desk.

After the course is completed, it is strongly recommended that participants enroll in a nationally recognized certification program.

To become AFAA GroupX Instructor certified click HERE.

(Students receive a 20% off discount. Call  602-707-5361 to receive your discount)

UrbanKick Certification

Sunday, November 4th from 8:30am-6pm in Studio 897

Elevate and distinguish your cardio kickboxing programming from other formats with Urbankick. This format easily adapts to various population/demographics and is an innovative and athletic workout that combines cardio kickboxing with sports conditioning for a total body workout. Using punch and kick sequences, UrbanKick expertly blends steady state cardiovascular training with metabolic boosting athletic drills so you constantly develop strength, power, agility, flexibility and balance with this multi-level format.

Certification Day Course:

  • Learn cutting edge instruction, programming skills, and methods that are transferable to any format 
  • Learn instructor best practices and how to plan, build, and lead successful UrbanKick classes 
  • Small group with lots of individual attention and hands on practice 
  • Instruction and direct feedback from trainers 
  • Sweat, group work, and a lot of laughs! 
  • Highlights/Perks of Certification for Instructors 

What You'll Get:

  • Instructor manual & workbook
  • Video Library access to 60+ video (One-Month Free) 
  • Class format ready to teach
  • Music mix
  • Individual & personal feedback & instruction

Urbankick licensed instructors are trained with transferable skills and methods of adapting to various population/demographics. Urbankick instructors use our progression principle to ensure a safe and effective workout along with using cues to educate the participants about the benefits of the format and exercises. We bring athletic training and education into the group x studio to ensure maximum effectiveness and understanding for our participants.

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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:
    • October 1
    • November 5
    • 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 Austin at (248) 370-4594