Three people wearing face coverings hold the doors open, welcoming guests to the IMA

Connect with friends, stay active and healthy, and have a blast with UW Recreation this quarter! We have an outstanding collection of online and in-person options to choose from. You can join us at the IMA for a workout, fitness class, or play a sport – both indoor and outdoor options will be offered.

We’re also offering intramural activities to keep you active, connected, and engaged, and our UWild programming offers insight into outdoor adventures of all sorts, from rock climbing to trail running (or hammock hanging, if you’re looking for some relaxation!) Sign up for a Rec Class Pass (FREE to students!) to enjoy unlimited virtual fitness and mindfulness classes, or join us at the Golf Range to hit a bucket of balls. Boat rentals at the Waterfront Activities Center run through the end of September.

And finally, our Personal Training Program is open to all members of the UW community – book a session today to strengthen, tone, improve balance, and increase your overall fitness!

A reminder: the reopening of spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic must be done with great care to ensure that we are mitigating the transmission of this disease as best we can. We are diligently monitoring the phase guidance from the State of Washington and UW and have partially resumed operations in the IMA. Students and patrons should plan on limited capacity, face covering requirements, reservations, and much of our fall programming will be offered online.


A man wearing a face covering sits at the membership desk at the IMA giving a thumbs up

A group of slides that offers guidelines on using the IMA.

We’re excited to have you join us at the IMA! Here you’ll find workout and weightlifting equipment, space to stretch, in-person fitness and mindfulness classes, intramural activities, climbing wall workshops, and indoor and outdoor sporting events. You can even take a peek before you arrive!

There are some new guidelines for use of the IMA in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic; please check them before your visit. As examples, you must stay home if you’re unwell, and, new policy: you must have a reservation to enter the building – whether it’s for a workout or to attend a class.

Rec Class Pass

People engage in a fitness class in one photo, while in another, a woman stretches on a yoga mat.

The REC CLASS PASS is an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy all of our virtual and in-person fitness and mindfulness classes! The pass is free to current UW students (included as part of the Student Activity Fee) and is a one-time purchase of $65 for non-students. Our amazing instructors offer programming that is fun, friendly, and able to be done anywhere.

Weekly fitness classes include Barre Burn, Cardio Kickboxing, HIIT, Total Body Fitness, and Zumba®.

Weekly mindfulness classes include Vinyasa Yoga, Flow Yoga, Deep Stretch, Gentle Yoga, Vinyasa or Flow Yoga with Meditation, and Triple M (Mindful Movement & Meditation).

Specialty mindfulness classes included in the Rec Class Pass are Yoga for Healing, Meditation for Stress-Free Living, Nutrition Building Blocks, Yoga Basics, and the Yoga Teacher Training Program (available for an additional fee).

The weekly schedule begins September 28th and runs through December 13. Get your Rec Class Pass here!


A UW triathlete bikes through the mountains.

Get active with our virtual & in-person intramural offerings! Open only to students, this programming is FREE for fall 2020 quarter. Virtual programs include the Self-Directed Duathlon, Active Huskies Movement Challenge, and the Step Counting Competition.

We’ll also be offering in-person opportunities; sports leagues include badminton singles, tennis singles & doubles, and corn hole, as well as the following special events: Home Run Derby; Punt, Pass, & Kick; Soccer Skills Challenge; and Hot Shot Basketball Competition.

Sign up for any of these events on our Intramurals webpage, and if you need help registering, please see this page for directions.

UWild Adventures

Participants play in the snow during a snow camping trip with blue skies and pine trees

Adventure awaits! Join UWild this fall for in-person, online, and combination workshops and events. Options explore stand up paddle boarding, sea and lake kayaking, rock climbing, biking, hiking, and snowshoeing. Come learn how to pack efficiently, bake in the backcountry, tie knots, navigate safely, go winter camping, assess weather conditions, and more!

Open and free to all students; some options open to faculty and staff as well. Click here to find all class options!

Personal Training

UW Rec personal trainer Sharon demonstrates working out at home with a laundry jug.

All members of the UW community may now sign up for virtual personal training sessions. Your trainer will work with you via Zoom to help you meet your fitness and training goals using your body weight and equipment you have at home.

Please see our personal training webpage for more information.

Boat Rentals

Students paddle in a two-person kayak from the Waterfront Activities Center.

Have a paddling adventure at the WAC! We are booking seven kayaks or canoes every 30 minutes (on the hour and half-hour) to allow for proper social distancing and the cleaning of boats and equipment.

Rentals are by reservation only and may be requested through our website or by calling. We will be open Monday – Wednesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and the final day to rent boats is Sept. 27. Learn more on our boat rentals webpage.

Golf Range

The UW Recreation Golf Range

Get back into the swing of things! The Golf Range hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday – Sunday and sessions are by reservation only.  Rental clubs are not available at this time.

Learn how to make a reservation and what you can expect on the Golf Range webpage.

Some Facilities Remain Closed

Your health and safety are important to us. Because of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, some UW Recreation facilities remain closed. These include the Pavilion Pool, ASUW Shellhouse, Gear Garage, Field #3, North Tennis Courts, and the Chase Anderson Basketball Court.

We will let you know as soon as possible when we will be able to reopen them safely, and we appreciate your patience and understanding. Additionally, we have adapted our services and operations based on the latest COVID-19 public health guidance and will continue to prioritize the well-being of students and the UW community above all else. Please check back regularly for updates.


  • Fall quarter update: a letter from Director Matt Newman

    September 29, 2020

    Robin Brooks

    Dear UW students, Rec student staff, and IMA members – I write with another department update, this time to provide an outline of what UW Recreation will (and will not) look like for Fall 2020 in terms of our facilities and programs. The IMA Building will remain open only to students for the entire Fall 2020 term. …

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