The 1st floor is home to our gymnasium, locker rooms, Outdoor Pursuits, Aquatic Center and much more! Members of all ages have access to the 1st floor.
1. Main Lobby
A welcoming lobby for members and non-members located at the entrance of the Marshall Recreation Center. The lobby offers a lot of space for guests to catch up on studies, grab a snack from the rec store, or just relax and hang out with friends in the plush lounge furniture and high top tables. The lobby welcomes Groups, PEL classes, and tours to meet here as well and it seems to be the hit spot for many events by variety rental groups.
2. The Rec Store
There is no such thing as a great rec center without a store with fitness and sport specific accessories and equipment. The Marshall Recreation Center Store is located off of the main lobby. It is open for guests to purchase not only fitness supplies but also Marshall University and Marshall Campus Recreation apparel. The rec store even quenches guests’ thirst and can stop their hunger with beverages and healthy snack options. If the line is too long at the main member service desk, guests are also welcome to receive customer service at the Rec Store Desk.
3. Equipment Checkout
As an extension of the Rec Store, Equipment Checkout is located just inside the member access gates behind the Rec Store service desk. It serves as a source for members and paid guests to checkout a variety of recreation and sports equipment free of charge with a University ID or Marshall Recreation Center key tag. In order to check out equipment a valid Marshall/MCTC ID, Rec Center key tag, or guest account number is required. Equipment must be returned 10 minutes before the facility closes. Any equipment not returned by the time of closing will be deemed “late” and a hold will be placed on the members account to speak to a manager before reentry. When equipment is returned, it is inspected for damages. If equipment is damaged or lost, patrons are responsible for paying the assessed value of the equipment. Patrons will not have access to the facility until the fee is paid.
4. Member Service Desk
The welcoming, one-stop-shop, for all things Marshall Campus Recreation is the Member Service Desk located at the entrance of the Marshall Recreation Center. It is known as the customer service hub for guests and members. It is the place that allows members to be welcomed into the rec center by presenting their Marshall University ID or Marshall Rec Center key tag to verify membership. The Member Service Desk staff are available to assist with all membership, program, and service needs as well as carrying out towel and locker rentals.
5. Administrative Office Suite
Located in the northwest wing of the Marshall Recreation Center, the Administrative Office Suite houses the majority of the Rec’s administrative staff, the Business Services Reception Desk, and the Main Conference Room for the department of Campus Recreation at Marshall University. Patrons wishing to meet with one of the Campus Recreation administrative professionals are welcome to inquire with the office manager on duty at the Business Services Reception Desk who will greet them upon entering the suite. The office manager is able to direct inquiries to the staff member who can best assist and arrange for other solutions to help if a particular staff member is not present. Administrative staff business hours are 9 am—5 pm, Monday—Friday, but staff are often available before or after these hours as well, and office managers are available during peak hours to assist in their absence.
6. Wellness Suite
The office of Student Health Services has partnered with the Department of Campus Recreation to house their offices within the Wellness Suite at the Marshall Recreation Center. The Wellness Suite also contains the Wellness Classroom where a variety of program and services from both organizations are located. The Wellness Suite is located just off the Main Lobby and provides service to both members and non-members of the Marshall Recreation Center.
The gymnasium is the perfect place for members to practice and show off their athletic skills on the 4, top of the line, courts. The courts are used for basketball, volleyball, and badminton. There is available equipment for each sport, free of charge, which can be reserved at the Equipment Checkout. During the academic year, the Marshall Recreation Center hosts intramurals. When intramurals are not taking place, courts 3 and 4 can be rented or used for programming during non-peak hours. Court schedules are located on digital monitors located in the hallway adjacent to the courts.
8. Aquatic Center
The Aquatic Center at the Marshall Recreation Center is open to members to swim and relax in the 100,000 gallon leisure pool or in the 20-person hot tub. There are three 25 yard lap lanes and a resistive current pool also known as the Vortex for members who want to get exercise while being in the water. The Aquatic Center provides something for everyone; private and group swim lessons for both youth and adults, aquatic fitness and outdoor programs, private rentals, and non-private parties and open recreation for leisure and lap swimmers.
9. Locker Rooms
The men and women locker rooms provide guests with restrooms, showers, lockers, and changing areas. Over 425 digital day use lockers are available free of charge to patrons to secure their belongings. Lockers are equipped with Digi Locks which guests use to set a unique four digit combination while they are at the Marshall Recreation Center. Combination Lockers are also available for rent by patrons interested in consistent long-term storage for their belongings. Shampoo and body soap are available in each of the individual shower stalls. Shower towels are also available for a semester fee and come with the rental of a locker for patrons wishing to use that service.
10. Family Change Rooms
Provided as a convenience to families needing all locker room services in one location, two separate cabanas with shower and restroom facilities are located in the family changing room as well as 25 Digital day use lockers. Families may enter a unique four digit code to lock the lockers while they are at the Marshall Recreation Center. Shampoo and body soap are available in each of the individual shower stalls. Shower towel services are available for a fee.
11. Racquetball Courts
Three competition size racquetball courts with glass back walls are available for drop-in or reserved use. Courts 2 & 3 also double as wallyball courts for patrons interested in a fun, fast paced version of volleyball. Reservations and Equipment for both racquetball and wallyball can be made at the Equipment Checkout Desk. Racquetballs, eye protection, gloves and other equipment are available for purchase.
12. Outdoor Resource & Rental Center
The Marshall Recreation Center offers equipment and programs for the more adventurous members. The Outdoor Resource center is the pace to find information on outdoor adventures and skill building programs that are available. There is an outdoor Pursuits welcome desk that is able to serve those who are interested in renting outdoor gear and equipment. If patrons are interested in the climbing wall and other outdoor related programs, the outdoor pursuits welcome desk is the place to go.
Members must be 16 years of age or older to access equipment on the 2nd floor. Anyone under 15 must be accompanied by a Recreation Center Personal Trainer, complete Youth Fitness Orientation, or remain under parent/guardian supervision.
1. Strength & Core
The stretching and core area offers a place to stretch and prepare for a workout, as well as mats for core exercises. Equipment and mats must be wiped down with a sanitary wipe after usage. Sanitary wipes and fitness towels are available at various stations.
2. Cardio & Selectorized
The 2nd floor offers a variety of cardio and selectorized machines, such as treadmills and ellipticals equipped with LCD screens. Equipment must be wiped down with a sanitary wipe after usage. Sanitary wipes and fitness towels are available at various stations.
3. Fitness Area
The fitness area is equipped a variety of stations and equipment including a Synergy system and free weights area. Equipment should not be moved or modified and must be used in the designated manner. Top loading additional weights onto the weight stack machines and dropping weights is prohibited. Weight clips must be worn at all times and spotters are recommended for all lifts. Our friendly staff members are available for spotting and equipment assistance at all times. Equipment must be wiped down with a sanitary wipe after usage. Sanitary wipes and fitness towels are available at various stations.
4. Exercise Studios
The Recreation Center has four exercise studios. Studios A, B, & C are available for PEL courses, and fitness classes. The studios are home to a variety of classes, such as yoga, cycling, self-defense, Zumba and more! Studio D is available for drop-in use. Towels are required for all fitness classes and are available in various stations. Participants should arrive on time and stay for the duration of scheduled classes to ensure proper warm-up and cool-down. Athletic, closed-toe shoes are recommended for fitness classes. Equipment must remain in the studio and designated usage is to be followed. Equipment from other areas cannot be moved to the studios.
The Fitrium has a variety of FreeMotion equipment including abdominal, hamstring, calf, chest, squat, and lift machines. Equipment must be wiped down with a sanitary wipe after usage. Sanitary wipes and fitness towels are available at various stations.
6. Assessment Room
This room is home to nutrition consultations and fitness assessments that are included in personal training sessions. Assessments include body fat %, sub-max cardiovascular VO2 testing, circumference measurements, and more.
Members must be 16 years of age or older to access equipment on the 3rd floor. Anyone under 15 must be accompanied by a Recreation Center Personal Trainer, complete Youth Fitness Orientation, or remain under parent/guardian supervision.
1. Stretching & Core
The stretching and core area offers a place to stretch and prepare for a workout. Mats are available on the wall for core workouts. Mats must be wiped down with a sanitary wipe after usage. Sanitary wipes and fitness towels are available at various stations.
2. Cardio & Selectorized
The 3rd floor offers a variety of cardio and selectorized machines, such as treadmills and ellipticals equipped with LCD screens. Equipment must be wiped down with a sanitary wipe after usage. Sanitary wipes and fitness towels are available at various stations.
The 1/7th mile, three lane track wraps around the 3rd Floor Fitness Area. The track overlooks the basketball courts and Aquatic Center and changes directions daily. Strollers are not permitted on the track.