MSU student Brittany Roark walks on one of the multiple treadmills at the Recreation and Wellness Center which is now accepting community memberships.

    The award-winning student-designed Recreation and Wellness Center on the Morehead State University campus is now inviting community membership.

    “When we initially opened, membership was only offered to MSU employees, spouses, students, faculty, qualified affiliates and persons sponsored by an MSU employee,” said Yvette Kell, director of recreation and wellness.

    “After working through scheduling and looking at visitor flow, we determined we were capable of opening the center to community membership,” Kell said.

    The center now offers membership to anyone 18 years of age or older with a valid ID. A yearly membership costs $360 and can be divided up monthly and drafted from a checking account.

    “Our year runs from August to August, following the academic calendar,” Kell said. “Any membership bought mid-term would be prorated.”

Community members also have the option of purchasing a membership for a single semester.

    Group fitness classes are an additional $100 per year and include cycling, Zumba, yoga and Pilates classes.

    The 100,000-square-foot facility has a competition-size pool with zipline and vortex. There are three basketball courts, a walking track, racquetball courts, various types of weight equipment, several cardio areas with televisions and locker rooms.

    An outdoor area offers an adventure/challenge course.

    Center hours are 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. -8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. -4 p.m. and Sunday 2-10 p.m.

    “The pool has scheduled hours for open swim and offers group swimming lessons and lifeguarding classes,” Kell said.

“We work with St. Claire Regional Medical Center physical therapists to schedule pool time for their patients and would welcome any other organization looking to use the pool for therapy.”

    Kell said McClure Pool in the Academic-Athletic Center has been drained and is slated as the new volleyball arena. “The old wellness center is being used for tutoring and the Laughlin building is being used for academics and athletics,” she said.

    Anyone with questions can call the wellness center at 783-2083 or log on to moreheadstate.edu/campusrec/.


    Kim Bandura can be reached at kbandura@themoreheadnews.com or by telephone at 784-4116.


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