BGSU New Employee FREE Membership

Movement Makes a Difference!
BGSU Faculty and Staff FREE Two-Week Membership

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 this FREE opportunity for you to get moving as a positive way to kick off your employment.

In partnership with BGSU Human Resources, RecWell is pleased to offer a FREE two-week pass to the Student Recreation Center (SRC) to new employees. 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..

Woman sitting on a weight bench, holding a 5 pound weight wearing a gray shirt and black pants.
Adult using the climbing wall with left hand raised up on a hold, wearing a white shirt, climbing harness, and black shorts.
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  • Membership is valid only within the first 90 days of employment.
  • Membership includes informal use of the Student Recreation Center.
  • Participation in unlimited Group Exercise Classes can be added for a nominal fee.
  • 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.
  • To activate your membership, please establish an appointment with Julia Adams, Membership Coordinator.
  • Learn More about all of our Student Recreation Center Membership Options
Who is eligible for the free  pass?
  • All new BGSU employees who have a faculty/staff ID are eligible for the free two-week pass.  
How do I sign up for my free two-week membership?
  • To activate your membership, please establish an appointment with Julia Adams, Membership Coordinator.
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.
  • For a nominal fee, you can add-on Group X classes or a Climbing Wall membership. A separate registration is required for each of these add-ons.
When does registration begin for my free membership?
  • Registrations is available immediately upon hire at BGSU.
  • The FREE two-week membership valid only during the first 90-days of employment.
What entrance can I use to enter the SRC? 
  • Once you have registered for the complimentary pass, 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 need to enter the facility from the front entrance to attend the appointment with Julia Adams.
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 within 90-days of employment, will it roll over to begin at a later date?
  • No, the free membership is only valid during the first 90-days of employment.
Can faculty/staff transfer their free membership to a spouse or child?
  • No, only new employees 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?
Where can I learn about use policies at the Student Recreation Center?
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 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 about FREE well-being programming for faculty and staff by checking out the THRIVE initiative.

Updated: 11/30/2023 11:45AM