University of Southern Indiana
Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness
Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness


Labor Day Hours:

Monday 7/7/20

Facility Hours

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Group Exercise

No Classes

Climbing Center


RFWC Re-open: What to Know 

General Information:

  • Per university guidelines, participants will be required to wear a face-covering when entering the building. Face coverings may be removed while working out.
  • Water fountain spouts will be closed but refill stations will be available.
  • Physical distancing requirements in all areas and this will be enforced in the exercise areas.
  • Designated entrance doors and exit doors
  • Stanchions dividing the entrance and exit sides ensuring limited contact for entering/exiting patrons
  • The front entryway will be stanchioned off and marked to promote physical distancing upon check-in.
  • Card swipe scanner will be placed on counter. Participants will scan their own ID cards.
  • No fitness consultations will be scheduled.
  • Checkout equipment will be limited to bikes and camping equipment. Equipment will be cleaned after each use.
  • Guest passes will not be available.

We we will resume Fall hours on August 21st, 2020

Locker Rooms:

  • Locker rooms will be available.
  • Participants will be asked to maintain physical distance and clean/disinfectant lockers/benches before and after use.
  • Towels will be available at the front desk.

Walking/Jogging Track

  • The track will be open, but participants will be asked to maintain physical distance at all times. 

Fitness Areas:

  • Dumbbell Area
    • The floor has been taped off into 8 ft. segmented “boxes” that participants will be asked to stay in.
    • Benches are spaced 8ft apart. Participants will not be allowed to move benches.
    • Some benches have been moved to Court #3.
    • Student workers will not be allowed to provide spotting.
    • Participants are asked to avoid maximum lifts.
    • Participants will not be allowed to move between benches/equipment between sets; must complete all sets before moving on to next exercise
    • A scheduling program may be implemented to limit the number of people in this area.
  • Selectorized Weight Machines
    • Weight machines have been spaced 8 ft. apart. Complete your sets before moving on to the next exercise.
  • Cardio
    • Cardio equipment has been moved to ensure a minimum of 10 ft. separation between machines. Some equipment has been moved to Court #3.
  • Stretching Areas
    • Floor has been taped off into 8 ft. segmented “boxes” that participants will be asked to stay in.
    • Hard to clean and unmonitored equipment has been removed (all mats, medicine balls, etc.)
  • Functional/Cable machines
    • One – two persons at a time depending on which station is being utilized.

Group Exercise Classes:

  • Floor will be taped off into 10ft segmented boxes.
  • Class will be limited to the number of “boxes”
  • Group exercise instructors will retrieve any equipment needed for class and will ensure all equipment is cleaned after class.
  • Speed bags have been removed from Rm. 115

Climbing/Bouldering Wall:

  • Bouldering allowed on both the tower and bouldering wall. No top rope climbing. Follow university guidelines regarding room capacity.

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*** USI just joined over 100 other universities to offer you MORE CLASSES and WORKOUTS!  Sign up FREE  by going to:

Find lots of workouts on our Facebook page!!!!

Looking for a quick HIT (high intensity) workout?  Check it out here:

Are you missing Butts N' Guts?  One of our student instructors did a youtube video for you to check out!  See it here:

ADDITIONAL places to search for a free workout:

Check out these free (for a limited time) resources:

  1. BeachBody
  3. Blogilates
  4. Runners World
  5. Down Dog Yoga App
  6. Fitness Blender
  7. Crossfit
  8. Sweaty Betty
  9. Do Yoga with Me

Wellness Resources:

Explore a list of online wellness resources

NEW: Summer wellness resources 

Archie's Food Closet:

Archie's Food Closet is open during regular building hours. 

Additional food pantries in the Vanderburgh county area: View a list.

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is also able to help students and families find food resources. It includes a constantly updated, searchable, meal site/food assistance map for the entire state of Indiana. Click here for more information.

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