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Recreation is for everyone, and RecFit is here to inspire healthy & active lifestyles for all. Part of AU’s Department of Athletics and Recreation, RecFit manages the fitness facilities and services across campus.

Our mission is to provide safe, clean, inclusive facilities and services for the entire American University community. Through intramural programs, club sports, and a variety of fitness services, we help the AU community develop healthy habits, personal fitness, and sportsmanship.

Recreational Sports & Fitness memberships are open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the AU community. Membership includes access to the Jacobs Fitness Center, Cassell Fitness Center, recreational swim in the Reeves Aquatic Center, and open court in Bender Arena.

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All students interested in using RecFit facilities or participating in programming like Intramurals, must complete a registration form prior to first visit.

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Programs & Services

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Club Sports

With over 25 club sports teams to choose from, students can stay competitive in their favorite sports.

Club Sports Offered

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Group Exercise

Group Exercise is a great way for you to stay active throughout the week. Join us for a variety of classes like Zumba, cycling, or yoga.

Check the Current Schedule

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Intramural Sports

The Intramural Sports program provides a range of different sport opportunities in which participants compete against other AU students and staff.

How to Join Intramurals

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Personal Training

Members & students can purchase either private, semi-private, or small group training sessions to reach their health and fitness goals.

Personal Training Options

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Aquatic Programs

Adult swim lessons are available for RecFit members & students in addition to free options including swim clinics and special events.

Upcoming Aquatic Programming

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Wellness & Special Events

Students have opportunities to participate in a variety of events throughout the semester that highlight the different dimensions of wellness.

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