Student Recreation Center

Bowling Green State University's Student Recreation Center (SRC) offers expansive recreational facilities for BGSU students, faculty/staff, and community members to practice active and healthy lifestyles. Although student-oriented, the SRC has enhanced the quality of life for the entire University and surrounding communities since its opening on January 4, 1979.

The Student Recreation Center underwent extensive renovations from August 2013 - August 2014 to modernize the architectural plan and upgrade the fitness equipment. Bowling Green State University is confident the operative layout and top-of-the-line equipment continues to promote the importance of healthy lifestyles to all patrons.

Official Hammer Strength Training Center

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The BGSU Student Recreation Center is among an elite group of facilities across the country that have earned "Official Hammer Strength Training Center" status. Because of the quantity of the special Life Fitness equipment in the weights/strength area, patrons can enjoy that we have chosen to offer the best.

For More Information:
Dave Hollinger, Director
419.372.7477 |

Access Recreation and Wellness Online or on your Phone

  • Student Recreation Center memberships along with most programs and services can be purchased at the Student Recreation Center Welcome Desk, through the BGSU RecWell app for iPhone or Android, or online using the new MyRec portal:
  • BGSU Students, Faculty & Staff: When logging in, select ‘BGSU MyRec Login’ and use your BGSU username and password.
  • Community Members: Contact Julia Adams at to receive your username and password.

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Accessibility and Accommodations

  • Disability parking adjacent to all facility entrances/exits
  • Group floor entry doors equipped with electric door openers
  • Braille signage indicating room numbers for the visually impaired
  • Elevator access to all levels
  • Accessible restrooms on all levels
  • Gender-neutral/family restrooms located on the Balcony Level
  • Accessible drinking fountains
  • Accessible day and rental lockers
  • Accessible showers in the general locker rooms
  • Accessible shower with folding shower bench in the Lower Level I family locker rooms. These rooms are ideal for a care giver to accompany another person.
  • Chair lifts in Andrews and Cooper Pools and hot tub
  • Accessible spectator seating in Cooper Pool
  • Flotation devices including kickboards, noodles, and limited hand-held accessories
  • Accessible training equipment in the Weight/Strength Area and Cardio Area
  • Adaptive climbing harness available for the Climbing Wall

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Individuals with special entry needs may request staff assistance at the SRC Welcome Desk or by calling 419.372.2000.

Patrons and guests with disabilities are requested to indicate if special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications are needed to fully participate. Contact Accessibility Services at or 419.372.8495 prior to the program or event.


Facility Spaces

Weight/Strength Area (1)
  • 5,200 square feet of plate-loading equipment
  • 2,800 square feet of free weights
  • PLAE™ flooring throughout to eliminate the need for powerlifting platforms
  • 25+ plate loaded machines (Hammer Strength, Star Trac®, and Power Lift)
  • 22 Life Fitness Insignia Series premium selectorized strength machines
  • 3 Torque Fitness functional training units to accommodate a wide range of exercises
  • 2 Life Fitness Signature Series dual adjustable pulleys (ADA accessible)
  • 1 Life Fitness 2-stack cable crossover
  • 1 Life Fitness 8-stack cable crossover (to allow versatility in exercise selection)
  • 6 Hammer Strength HD Elite Power Racks with lock and dock benches
  • 3 Hammer Strength Olympic flat benches
  • UMax Urethane dumbbells up to 130 lbs
  • UMax Urethane EZ curl bars up to 110 lbs
  • Wallet/cell phone lockers and cleaning stations built into columns throughout the Weight/Strength Area
Ab/Stretching Area (1)
  • 1,300 square feet designated for stretching, ab exercises, and functional training
  • Equipped with Torque Fitness functional training unit, plyometric platform, dip station, Technogym® Flexability™ Posterior and Anterior stretching machines, Ab Coaster Max, and more
Slam Wall Area (1)
  • 500 square feet designated for functional fitness
  • Equipped with Slam Wall, Torque Fitness functional training unit, plyometric boxes, battle ropes, medicine balls, TRX® Suspension Trainer, and more
Activity Courts (2)
  • 3 hardwood activity courts that accommodate basketball, volleyball, tennis, and badminton
  • 1 Multi-Activity Court (MAC) to accommodate a wide range of activities including soccer, tennis, volleyball, badminton, basketball, and pickleball
Lounge (3)
  • 80" TV
  • Variety of seating and table arrangements
  • Ability to house demonstrations (healthy cooking, etc.)
Climbing Wall (4)
  • 35-foot tall climbing wall providing opportunities for novice, intermediate, and advanced climbers
Offices (5, 6, 8)
  • Personal training office/reception area with personal trainers, interns, or practicum students available to assist patrons with equipment use
  • Office of Health and Wellness Office
  • Staff offices
Pool Spectator Area (9)
  • Pool spectator area with bleacher seating overlooking Cooper Pool (ADA accessible)
Balcony/Cardio Area (3)
  • 6,800 square feet of cardio space
  • PLAE™ flooring
  • 17 Star Trac® powered treadmills overlooking the Weight/Strength Area
  • 2 Woodway Curve self-powered treadmills purchased through partnerships with the Office of Campus Sustainability
  • 11 Cybex Arc Trainer total body ellipticals
  • 21 Octance total body ellipticals
  • 4 Octane LateralX Cross Trainers
  • 2 Octane xRide recumbent ellipticals
  • 12 Star Trac® upright bikes
  • 4 Keiser spin bikes
  • 4 Concept 2® indoor rowers
  • 1 Concept 2® skierg
  • 2 Star Trac® Airdyne bikes
  • 2 Star Trac® stair steppers
  • 2 Star Trac® step mills
  • 1 Marpo endless rope trainer
  • 1 Concept 2® ski ergometer
  • 4 Star Trac® recumbant bikes
  • 1 Jacob's Ladder™
  • 1 VersaClimber total-body vertical trainer
  • 1 StairMaster® AirFit™ Upper Body Ergometer (ADA accessible)
  • 1 Life Fitness Synrgy360 equipped with dual adjustable pulley that is ADA accessible, TRX® Suspension Trainer, plyometric platform, dip station, heavy bag, battle ropes, and more
  • UMax Urethane dumbbells up to 50 lbs
  • Variety of dumbbell and abdominal benches
Indoor Track (4)
  • 190-yard banked track overlooking the Activity Courts (9.2 laps equal 1 mile)
Offices (1)
  • Graduate assistant office and student employee lounge
Andrews Pool (1)
  • 50- x 25-foot recreational pool ranging from 3 - 9 feet and maintained at 87º
  • Water basketball available
  • 12-person hot tub maintained at 103º
Cooper Pool (2)
  • 50-meter x 25-yard Olympic-sized pool maintained at 80º
  • 5- and 7-meter platforms
  • 1- and 3-meter spring boards
  • Water basketball available in the shallow end
  • 11 ft x 20 ft digital scoreboard
  • Spectator seating available on the Entry Level (ADA accessible)
Offices (3)
  • Staff offices located off of Cooper Pool
Locker Rooms (4, 5)
  • Lounge located in Pools Hallway between the men's and women's locker rooms
  • Day use lockers in the men's and women's locker rooms and in the Pools Hallway
  • Half and full size rental lockers available any time for up to one year
  • Private locker room featuring larger lockers, towel service, carpeted flooring, and cable television located near the showers in each locker room
  • Individual shower stalls
  • Designated primping stations
  • Sauna in each locker room (max of 10 people)
  • 2 family changing rooms with showers located in the Pools Hallway
Classroom (6)
  • Multi-purpose space utilized for birthday parties, health and safety classes, meetings, Kids Camp, etc.
  • Tables and chairs for approximately 40 people
Outdoor Courtyard (7)
  • Fenced-off courtyard featuring a patio and green space located outside of Andrews Pool
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Gazebo with seating
  • Gas fire pit
Falcon Fitness Studio A (2)
  • Designated spin room – primarily used for Group X classes
  • PLAE™ flooring
  • Additional storage unit for Group X fitness equipment including 29 spin bikes
  • Updated AV (projection screen, etc.)
Falcon Fitness Studio B (6)
  • Primarily used for Group X classes
  • Refinished hardwood flooring
  • Additional storage unit for Group X fitness equipment
Falcon Fitness Lounge (8)
  • Located off of Falcon Fitness Studio B
  • Comfortable seating for patron use before and after Group X classes
  • Cable television
Functional Training Zone (5)

Designated for TRX®, Group X, small group training, and personal training

Racquetball/Handball/Wallyball Courts (3)
  • 7 courts total
  • 2 courts can be converted to accommodate Wallyball
  • 1 court features a full glass wall for spectator viewing
Squash Courts (7)
  • 2 squash courts
  • 1 court features a full glass wall for spectator viewing
Multi-Use Synthetic Court (4)
  • PLAE™ flooring
  • 1 mirrored wall
  • Available for drop-in use
Multi-Use Hardwood Court
  • Available for drop-in use
  • 1 mirrored wall; 1 glass wall for spectator viewing
Table Tennis
  • 1 table tennis table located on Lower Level II; equipment available for checkout at the Welcome Desk

Updated: 10/17/2023 01:10PM