Fitness Centers

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University Recreation offers two fitness centers located in the HPER building and the Arkansas Union.

  • The Donna Axum Fitness Center is located on the 2nd floor of the HPER building, split between the Multipurpose Fitness Space (HPER 220) and the current Donna Axum Fitness Center footprint. 
  • The Functional Training Space is located on the 1st floor of the HPER building in the racquetball court hallway next to UREC Cycle. 
  • The UREC Fitness Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Arkansas Union. 

Policies

You must have a valid University of Arkansas or University Recreation ID card to enter any UREC facility. To learn more about fitness center do's and don'ts, refer to the Fitness Center policies.

Fitness Center Orientation Program

Our new Fitness Center Orientation Program will provide you with a better understanding of what equipment we have to offer, where it is located, and how to adjust the equipment piece to best fit your workout.

This program includes a 45 minute, 1-on-1 session with a fitness center staff member and can be completed in any of our fitness spaces including at HPER (Donna Axum Fitness Center, Multipurpose Fitness Space in HPER 220, or the Functional Training Space on 1st floor) or at the UREC Fitness Center located in the Arkansas Union.  Disclaimer: The staff facilitating these sessions are not certified personal trainers and therefore cannot prescribe or give advice on your exercise regimen. 

To sign up, follow this link Fitness Center Orientation Sign-Up

Lifting Programs

Power Lifting Clinic Series

For individuals new to Power lifting, the Power Lifting Clinic is a 3 week series consisting of one (1) hour clinics that emphasizes proper technique as the critical foundation for learning power lifts. The clinic is run by USAW Level 1, CSCS certified coach, and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for Razorback Athletics, Emily Guimond. 

For experienced lifters, this clinic will offer the opportunity to review or improve form.

Each clinic will be limited to 12participants, provide one (1) hour of technique instruction and hands-on lifting with coaching feedback. In each clinic the instructor will focus on a single lift.

Clinics  will be held  in the Donna Axum Fitness Center located in the HPER Building 

Spring 2024 Clinic Offerings: 

  • Squat Clinic: Tuesday February 6, 2024 5-6pm 
  • Deadlift Clinic: Tuesday February 13, 2024 5-6pm 
  • Bench Press Clinic: Tuesday February 20, 2024 5-6pm 

Olympic Lifting Clinic Series

For individuals new to Olympic lifting, the Beginner’s Olympic Lifting Clinic is a 3 week series consisting of one (1) hour clinics that emphasizes proper technique as the critical foundation for learning Olympic lifts. The clinic is run by USAW Level 1, CSCS certified coach, and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for Razorback Athletics, Emily Guimond .

For experienced lifters, this clinic will offer the opportunity to review or improve form.

Each clinic will be limited to 12participants, provide one (1) hour of technique instruction and hands-on lifting with coaching feedback. In each clinic the instructor will focus on a single lift.

Clinics will be held  in the Donna Axum Fitness Center located in the HPER Building. 

Spring 2024 Clinic Offerings: 

  • Clean Clinic: Tuesday March 26, 2024 5-6pm 
  • Jerk Clinic: Tuesday April 2, 2024 5-6pm 
  • Snatch Clinic: Tuesday April 9, 2024 5-6pm 

Contact Us

Questions? Contact us at urec@uark.edu