FAQs - Fitness


Is there anyone who can show me how to use the weight room equipment and machines?

Yes, we offer a FREE CRT (cardiovascular/resistance training) orientation.  Registration is required.

KU Fit

How many classes are offered each week by KU Fit?

Approximately 40-45 classes are offered each semester. Cardio, strength, dance and mind body sessions are scheduled through out the week in order to promote a healthy, balanced and fit mind and body.

What do I need to do to be able to participate in KU Fit?

Those wishing to participate in KU Fit sessions must have a KU Fit Pass. In order to get a KU Fit Pass, participants must come to the administrative office, sign a waiver of liability and purchase a KU Fit Pass. KU Fit passes are valid for any class on the schedule through out the entire semester or session (except the single session pass). Pass options are listed on the website.

How difficult or strenuous will the classes will be?

The difficulty level of each class is listed in the class description along with the schedule and instructors provide modifications.

What kind of training have KU Fit Instructors had?

KU Fit instructors have all been through a semester long, in-house instructor training program that starts with the basics of group fitness and breaks down each format that is offered at KU Recreation Services. Upon completing the program, trainees audition and spend one semester co-teaching with an experienced instructor. Once hired, instructors are required to obtain a national fitness certification within one year of hire date.  Instructors may also seek certification through a national organization or may go through an in-house workshop.

How do I become a KU Fit Instructor?

All full time KU students are eligible to become a KU Fit Instructor. Each person wishing to become an instructor at KU Recreation Services must take the instructor training program that is held every semester. At the end of the instructor training program, students may audition for a position. Those who are already certified and/or have prior experience in teaching group fitness may audition without taking the program. Please contact Miranda Kolenda, Assistant Director, Fitness/Wellness, at mkolenda@ku.edu or 785-864-1822 with questions regarding the KU Fit Instructor Training Program or becoming an instructor.

Daily Hours

Ambler SRFC Building

Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Monday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Reduced Hours 7.31 - 8.18
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Administrative Office Hours

Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer 2021 6.7 - 7.30
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Outdoor Pursuits Office

Friday: 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday: CLOSED

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: CLOSED

Summer 2021 6.7 - 7.30
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"The Chalk Rock" Climbing Wall

Friday: CLOSED

Monday: CLOSED

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: CLOSED

Summer 2021 6.7 - 7.30
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