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Hamilton Recreation Center Amenities

Fitness Area

Hamilton Recreation Center This is the place to come to get and stay fit! The Hamilton Rec Center's multiple fitness areas are equipped with Precor Ellipticals, Treadmills, and AMT's, as well as versa Climbers, Life Fitness Bikes, Star Trac E-spinners, Keiser M3 Indoor Cycling Bikes, Concept II Rowers, Sci-Fit Upper body Ergometers, 19 pieces of Precor selectorized strength equipment, and 29 pieces of Hammer Strength equipment. New equipment includes the Rogue Infinity-24 Rig with Olympic Lifting accessories, Life Fitness' Synrgy360 XL, and 25 TRX straps for classes as well as free use.

A knowledgeable student employee is always on duty to answer questions.  Plyo boxes, Bosu balls, med-balls, and many other accessories are available on the floor or for check-out at the Fitness Kiosk with a MAVcard.

Fitness Area Policies


Group Exercise and Cycling Rooms

Group X ClassesThe Group Exercise program hosts over 40 classes per week. The larger room boasts a breathtaking floating maple floor, and the smaller room is perfect for TRX classes or yoga classes.  These rooms are equipped with mirrors, state of the art sound systems, flat screen televisions, and all the accessories needed to get you on the road to a healthier lifestyle. 

The indoor cycling room includes 41 brand new Star Trac NXT indoor cycling bikes. Throw in our brand new sound system and you are set to tackle any of our cycling classes.

Group Exercise Policies & Etiquette


Recreation Gymnasium

This is the venue for open recreation activities as well as intramural sports.  The most popular activities that are conducted in this area are basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, dodge ball, and badminton.  The gym is almost always available for pick-up basketball.  Volleyball courts and indoor soccer courts can be reserved for weekly play.  Basketballs, volleyballs, and indoor soccer balls are available for free check out at the Front Desk with a MAVcard.


Racquetball Courts

The Hamilton Recreation Center houses two championship racquetball/handball/wallyball courts.  Each court has a glass back wall for spectator viewing.  Court reservations may be made for one business day in advanced by calling the Front Desk at 970.248.1592.  A student supervisor will assist participants with setting up the wallyball court.  Eye guards as well as a wallyball kit (net and ball) may be checked out for free; racquetball rackets are available to check out and racquetballs can be checked at the Front Desk.


Indoor Track

Running/Jogging Track The Student Recreation Center indoor track is open for running, jogging, and walking.  The track is two lanes wide and is composed of flexible rubber surface.  It takes 6 laps to cover a mile in the inside lane.  The unique shape to our track includes a number of right and left hand turns along with a small incline.  


Climbing Wall

The Hamilton Recreation Center would like to introduce faculty, staff and students to the new state-of-the-art climbing wall located in the renovated Maverick Pavilion, which re-opened Jan. 20.

The breathtaking climbing space boasts a 38-foot wall with 2,400 square feet of climbing area. It features a large bouldering area, seven top rope systems and four auto-belay systems for climbers without belaying partners. There is also a climbing training area that includes hangboards, to help with finger strength; campus boards, which a climber ascends using only their hands; and system boards, which help climbers-in-training focus on particular climbing positions.

Free beginner climbing classes are available every day of the week to teach the novice climber proper knots and belay techniques. Other classes to be offered throughout the semester, in cooperation with the Outdoor Program, include climbing movement, rappelling, rope rescue, basic lead climbing and lead belaying, multi-pitch climbing and more.

Admission to the rec center includes access to the wall. All climbing equipment is available at the front desk and can be rented for no charge with a MAVcard. The bouldering and training areas will be open during normal Maverick Pavilion hours; top rope climbing hours are more limited. View the climbing wall’s hours, as well as upcoming events and trainings.


Climbing Wall