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Welcome to KU Recreation Services!

...because motion engages the mind and body

KU Recreation Services provides University of Kansas students, faculty, and staff with a variety of resources for physical fitness, team, and individual sports, classes, and personal training. Our cutting edge indoor and outdoor facilities accommodate a broad range of athleticism -- from beginners looking to improve their health with low impact exercise, to seasoned athletes aspiring to push their physical abilities to the next level.

Breaking News

Fall 2014 KU Fit Schedule (PDF)

  • The 2014 Fall KU Fit schedule is now out!
  • Stop by the Admin Office #103 to get a full semester pass for only $50!
  • We also offer a half semester pass for $25 or a one-class pass for $3.

Week of FREE KU Fit Classes!

  • Monday, Aug. 25th - Sunday, Aug. 31st
  • All Fit classes are FREE!
  • Check out the schedule for class times! 
  • Sat. Aug. 30th & Sun. Aug. 31st, reduced hours from 12pm - 5pm. 

Intramural Sports Officials Wanted!

  • Sports fan? Apply here to become an IM Official!

Open Recreation Fall 2014 Schedule!

  • The Fall 2014 Open Recreation Schedule is now available!

KU Fit + Personal Training Combo Packages!

New Equipment! The Boxmaster!

  • Located next to the Golf Simulator, by Knopp Court!
  • Ready for use now!

Intramural Sports Fall 2014 Schedule (PDF)

  • Can't wait until IM Sports start up again? Check out the schedule to secure your spot!

Having trouble with your fitness goals? Check out a Fit4U Assessment (PDF)!

  • Cost: $15 - Members; $20 - Non-members
  • Sign up in Room 103 today!

Upcoming Events

NETA Specialty Training: Kettlebell & Indoor Cycling (PDF)

  • Kettlebell: Oct. 18, 8 am - 3 pm
    • Registrations begins at 7:45 am
  • Indoor Cycling: Oct. 19, 8 am - 3 pm
    • Registration begins at 7:45 am
  • Kettlebell and Indoor Cycling certification cost is $169

Body Pump Instructor Training (PDF)

  • September 6, 11 am - 8 pm AND September 7, 8 am - 4 pm
  • Cost is $290, click HERE to register!
  • Registration will close August 20, 2014

POUND Instructor Training (PDF)

  • Become an instructor for the Rockout Workout!
  • November 1, 9 am - 5 pm
  • Cost is $249 30 days or more prior, $269 29 days or less prior, and $289 the day of
  • View this link to see what Pound is!
  • Register Here Now!

FIT45 (PDF) and FIT60 (PDF) Group Training

  • FIT45: Sept. 8 - Oct. 15, 12-12:45 PM
  • FIT60: Sept. 9 - Oct. 16, 8-9 PM
  • Cost is $50 for both, sign up in room 103 today!

YogaFit 2-Day Certification Training Coming Soon! (PDF)

  • Want to become a certified yoga instructor? Register here! 
  • Saturday Sept. 13th and Sunday Sept. 14th!
  • Sign-up before August 16th to receive the early bird special!

Lunch-N-Learn: Sept 10 

  • Presenter: Supriya Desai
  • Topic: Health Benefits of Chinese Medicine
  • When: September 10th from 12:10pm-12:50pm 
  • Event is FREE!

ACE Personal Trainer Course Fall 2014 (PDF)

  • Want to become a Personal Trainer? Sign up today in room 103 of the ASRFC!
  • Cost: $100
  • September 8th - November 14th 

ACE Group Fitness Instructor Training Fall 2014 (PDF)

  • Want to become a Group Fitness Instructor? Sign up today in room 103 of the ASRFC!
  • Cost: $100
  • September 8th - November 12th 

Fall Hours: August 25 - December 19

Ambler SRFC Building

Monday-Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight
Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - Midnight

Fall Reduced Hours & Holiday Closings

Administrative Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

* Extended Hours Aug. 25-28: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fall Reduced Hours & Holiday Closings

Outdoor Pursuits Office

Monday - Thursday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fall Reduced Hours & Holiday Closings

"The Chalk Rock" Climbing Wall

Monday - Thursday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
M & Th: 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. - Climbing Club Priority
Friday - Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fall Reduced Hours & Holiday Closings
Mobile App - Download Now!

Versions for both Android (Google Play) and iPhone (Apple App Store) phones.

For Android, search for "KU Rec"
For iPhone, search for "KU Recreation Services"
Download this free app today!!

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Be a part of #KUPersonalTraining, sign up today for the Fall 2014 ACE Personal Trainer Course! It starts Monday, Sept. 8!

Last week to sign up for FIT60 group training class! Sign ups close September 8. http://t.co/b8l8JvVMD3
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Calendar of Events
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Lunch N Learn
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Sep 16
Faculty and Staff Wellness Committee Meeting
04:00 pm
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