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We move Badgers to play hard, get fit, and live well.


Due to reduced campus operations and workforce as well as growing public health concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, all Rec Well facilities are closed and all in-person programs, services, and events are cancelled indefinitely. 

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Our top priority is always the health and safety of our community. Please visit for the most current information for campus.

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Keep up with us on social media! We’ll be sharing at-home workouts and other resources for living well while our facilities are closed.


What's Happening


Get ready to dance, flex, sweat, and refresh in our group fitness classes. We offer a variety of classes in a single location for your convenience for a cost that's hard to beat. Try all classes for free during the first two weeks of the semester.

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Nearly one-in-five students plays an intramural sport. We offer competitive and recreational leagues so that everyone has a chance to play.

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We're one of the largest student employers on campus, and we're looking for more students to join our team. Most of our jobs require no previous experience. We'll teach you everything you need to know!

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Our Mission

We move Badgers to play hard, get fit, and live well.

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