UREC Fitness Center

student working out at the university of arkansas gym


The UREC Fitness Center features almost 6,000 square feet of gym floor space and fully equipped men's and women's locker and shower facilities.

Open to all current students and UREC members, the facility currently includes:

  • 6 ellipticals
  • 5 treadmills
  • 2 climbmills
  • 1 AMT
  • 1 upright bike
  • 1 recumbent bike
  • 1 cycle bike
  • 1 rower
  • 1 hand crank
  • 5 core/functional training spaces
  • 4 free weight spaces
  • 13 selectorized pieces

This facility is also conveniently located in the middle of the University of Arkansas campus in the Arkansas Union.

A valid University of Arkansas or University Recreation ID card is required to enter both the UREC Fitness Center and the Donna Axum Fitness Center in the HPER Building. 

As of August 17, 2020  reservations to access either of the fitness centers are strongly encouraged. 

Group Fitness Classes

group fitness class at the uark union gym

The UREC Fitness Center features a dedicated 1,500-square-foot group exercise room. Visit the Group Fitness Schedule page to view all class dates, times and locations.

Curious about what classes are like? Check out the Class Description page to find what fits your interests.


Free-to-use day lockers are available in the lobby, and overnight lockers in the locker room are available for rent.

Lockers may be purchased from the UREC Fitness Center desk during open hours.

Memberships may be purchased at the UREC Main Office, HPER 225. 

Hours of Operation

UREC Fitness Center
Located in Arkansas Union
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed