Fitness Activities and Facilities

Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics and the Strength and Fitness staff are proud to provide four fitness centers and a wide variety of fitness classes on campus. Equipment offered in the centers includes free weights, weight stack, plate-loaded, and cardiovascular machines. The newest center features video walls and personal entertainment monitors. Fitness classes range from intense energy to stretch and yoga beginning in early morning and running through late night. From the largest facility to the most individualized fitness class, it is easy to experience the right workout.

The Rec Hall Fitness Center is the newest and most technologically equipped facility on campus. It is located on the west end in the Recreation Building featuring a cardio loft, video walls, and nearly 15,000 sq. ft. of workout space. The free weight, expanded plate-loaded, and larger selectorized area will accommodate any workout and each cardio piece provides an individual entertainment monitor.

With the ability to accommodate hosts of activity, the White Building Fitness Center is situated in the center of campus. It houses nearly 200 strength and cardio stations. Catching a workout between classes in this center is part of the daily routine of many students.

On the northeastern side of campus, the IM Fitness Center also offers a complete line of strength and cardio equipment for total body fitness. It is easily accessible to the many first-year students that reside in East Halls.

Inside of McCoy Natatorium, which is a little farther south on the east end of campus, the Fitness Loft is available for high-energy cardio workouts. It is a cardio only facility situated on a runway overlooking the indoor pools in the Natatorium. It is a unique environment and a refreshing change of scenery from a typical fitness center.

In addition to full use of the fitness centers, the Penn State Fitness Membership provides access to group exercise classes. Aerobics, STEP, kickboxing, and yoga are scheduled throughout the day. A complete schedule of classes is available at

Access to all of the above centers is simple. A low-cost membership is required for the facilities. Students must purchase this membership on-line while faculty and staff may purchase on-line or in person in White Building. For more information and directions for obtaining a membership, please visit