BGSU Faculty and Staff Free Month

Movement Makes a Difference!
BGSU Faculty and Staff FREE Memberships

In Recreation and Wellness, we know that movement makes a difference - to both your physical and mental well-being. And we couldn't be more excited to provide several FREE opportunities for you to get moving as a positive way to kick off the new year.

In partnership with the BGSU President's Office and BGSU Human Resources, RecWell is pleased to offer FREE one-month passes to the Student Recreation Center (SRC), Group Exercise Classes, and the Climbing Wall to BGSU faculty and staff. We're looking forward to not only introducing first-time participants to our facilities and programs, but also to helping support returning members along their well-being journey.

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  • Membership valid January 3-January 31, 2022 for all BGSU employees who have a faculty/staff ID.
  • Membership includes Group Exercise classes and the Climbing Wall as complimentary add-ons.
    A separate registration is required for each of these add-ons.
  • BGSU parking permit is not included.
    • Employees that have a valid faculty/staff parking permit can park in lots 10 (Slater Family Ice Arena) and 16 (Moore Musical Arts Center).
    • Day parking is available by purchasing a permit from the kiosk located within lot X.
  • BGSU employees who are remote to campus have complimentary access to previously recorded virtual fitness classes available on our website and social platforms.

Online Registration - Follow these steps or view the video below for instructions.

Visit https://myrec.bgsu.edu/

  1. Select 'Log In' in the top right corner of the screen
  2. Select 'BGSU MYREC LOGIN' 
  3. Login using BGSU credentials (dual-factor authentication is required)
  4. Select the 'Memberships and Passes' icon
  5. Select 'Complimentary BGSU Employee Month Pass'
  6. Select the orange duration and price bar on the Membership Summary screen
  7. Review membership details and 'Add To Cart'
  8. Read and sign the Informed Consent waiver
  9. Select 'Save' and 'Sign Now'
  10. To register for complimentary Group X and Climbing Wall add-on memberships, select 'Continue Shopping' to return to the membership list.
    • Follow the same processes to register for add-on memberships.
    • Complimentary Group X and Climbing Wall memberships each require two waivers to be read and signed at the time of registration
  11. To finish registering, select 'Checkout' from both the 'Shopping Cart' and 'Proceed To Checkout' screens
  12. When registration is complete, registrants receive an email receipt from recwell@recwell.bgsu.edu

 In-Person Registration available at the Student Recreation Center Welcome Desk.

MyRec Account Set Up and Registration Instructions Video

Questions/Technical Support
Julia Adams: jthatch@bgsu.edu | 419.372.7485
Deb Lucio: dcairl@bgsu.edu | 419.372.2365

Who is eligible for the free one-month pass?
  • All BGSU employees who have a faculty/staff ID are eligible for the free one-month pass.  
How do I sign up for my free one-month membership?
  • Register for your complimentary one-month pass online using your BGSU login credentials via the portal at myrec.bgsu.edu or by visiting the Student Recreation Center Welcome Desk.
  • Complete instructions are available in the "Registration Instructions" tab above.
What does my membership include? 
  • Membership to the SRC includes access to all weight and cardio equipment, an Olympic and warm water leisure pool, sport and activity courts (racquetball, handball, squash, badminton, pickleball, wallyball, basketball, soccer, table tennis, etc), an indoor track, sauna, hot tub, locker rooms, and free equipment check-out.
  • The FREE one-month faculty and staff membership also includes a complimentary optional add-on for Group X classes and the Climbing Wall. A separate registration is required for each of these add-ons.
What if I’m having difficulty registering for my membership via the portal?
When does registration begin for my free membership?

Registration opens on December 21. 2021.

What if I already paid for a SRC membership? 
  • A complimentary 30-day extension will be added to your existing Student Recreation Center membership.
  • Registration for the FREE one-month membership is required.  
What entrance can I use to enter the SRC? 
  • Once you have registered for the complimentary pass in-person or online via the portal, employees can enter from either the main entrance off Ridge Street or the secondary entrance adjacent to lot X off of Mercer Road.  
  • Employees who have not registered online need to enter the facility from the front entrance to register in-person at the Welcome Desk.
Do I need my BGSU ID card to enter?
  • Validation is required for each entry to the SRC using either a BGSU ID or the barcode feature available through the RecWell app.
  • Download the RecWell mobile app for iPhone or Android
If I do not register for my free membership in January, will it roll over to the next month?
  • No, the free membership expires after January 31, 2022.
Can faculty/staff transfer their free membership to a spouse or child?
  • No, only individuals with a BGSU faculty/staff ID are eligible for the complimentary membership. 
Can my family members join me at the SRC?
What is the least crowded time of day to use the SRC?
  • There are generally fewer people using the SRC in the early morning, lunch, and late evening timeframes.
  • Faculty/staff can see how busy the building is at any time by visiting the Live Counts Page or by downloading the RecWell app. These counts are also displayed on the BGSU app in the RecWell section.  
I do not feel comfortable using the exercise equipment. Is there anyone who can assist me?
  • Yes! We have certified personal trainers available that are happy to provide education on how to safely and effectively use our exercise equipment.
Where can I locate the Group Exercise schedule?
What are the hours of the SRC?
Do I have to wear a face covering when exercising or participating in a Group X class?
  • Face coverings are not required while actively engaged in exercise.
  • View all Recreation and Wellness Polices. These include details about good health practices, physical distancing and cleaning protocols.
Do I need to reserve a space for Group X classes?
  • Registering for fitness classes in advance is not required, but encouraged because it ensures your spot in the class.
  • You can reserve your spot in a fitness class up to a week in advance by using our online portal https://myrec.bgsu.edu/ or the BGSU RecWell app for iPhone or Android.  When logging in, select ‘BGSU MyRec Login’ and use your BGSU username and password.

Learn more about how regular physical activity is correlated to physical health benefits and plays an important role in mental acuity and cognitive function through our #Move4YourMood programming. 

Learn more about the 8 dimensions of well-being and our existing THRIVE initiative.