Welcome to CWU Recreation!
Hello Wildcats!! Find everything you need to stay well on our website by viewing the "Get Involved" tab on the left to follow your passion or explore one of our many programs and services to experience something new.
All visitors to the Recreation Center must complete a waiver annually prior to admission. Save time and skip the line by completing the waiver in our online portal: https://recreation.cwu.edu/
Current COVID-19 modifications in the Recreation Center.
Facial Coverings must follow CDC guidelines:
-Have a minimum of two fabric layers
-Cover the nose and mouth at the same time
-Be secured on all sides
Gaiters and bandannas are not approved for use in the Recreation Center
- Looking for something to do?
Recreation Facilities are operating on Academic hours and are posted online.
Climbing Wall clinics begin September 30 with Intro to Bouldering. Check the Climbing Wall page for additional dates and times.
Group X Classes begin September 22 and online fitness classes are available through Fitness on Demand. Check the Group X page for full schedule of classes.
Intramural Sport registration opens on September 20 for team sports and individual/dual events. Sign-up as a team or a free agent; view the Intramural page to see what is available and to learn more.
Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals offers educational and fireside chats, guided trips, and equipment rentals for your next adventure. Start your journey on the OPR page.
If you are looking for a boost to achieve your fitness goal or want to work with a personal trainer in individual or group formats, find your answers on the Personal Training page.
Our Sport Club program is comprised of teams that compete/perform on a regular basis. Reach out to the student officers to learn more about each sport club team.
- Dimensions of Wellbeing @ Central Washington University
Cultural Wellness is being aware of your own cultural background, as well as the diversity and richness present in other backgrounds. It involves building positive relationships and interacting respectfully with people of different backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, abilities and ages.
Emotional Wellness is developing a positive sense of self that is open and able to experience a healthy range of emotions. Individuals can engage in creating meaningful and satisfying relationships with others, being mindful of your own emotional responses, having compassion for your limitations, and seeking resources when needed.
Environmental Wellness is an awareness of an individual’s impact on the environment and the environment’s impact on the individual. It inspires us to live a lifestyle that is respectful of our surroundings by minimizing harm and maximizing harmony and adopting a reduce, reuse, recycle mindset. Environmental wellness includes advocating for spaces that best support healthy living.
Financial wellness is accessing the resources and skills that allow you be satisfied with your fiscal responsibility and financial goals. Fiscal responsibility includes debt management, budgeting, long-term planning, and smart investing.
Intellectual wellness involves participating in creative and challenging mental activities. It includes being open minded, engaging in lifelong learning, and sharing our abilities with others.
Occupational Wellness allows us to engage in our work, explore options to use our gifts, skills and talents to create our own vision for the future.
Physical wellness promotes taking care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. This includes healthy behaviors like good nutrition, getting adequate sleep, engaging in physical activity, and listening to your body and how it feels. This dimension of wellness also entails responsibility for health choices and risks and knowing when professional care is needed.
Social wellness encompasses personal relationships, support networks, professional connections, and self-love. It includes communicating feelings and needs to others in an appropriate manner. It involves developing and building close friendships and intimacy, practicing empathy and effective listening, caring for others and for the common good and allowing others to care for you.
Spiritual wellness embodies finding and exploring a personal sense of purpose and living a meaningful life, including contributing to the spiritual health and peace of others. A spiritually well individual will attain a greater appreciation and wonderment for the world.
- Annual Overview
In one year with Recreation:
- 230+ student employees every year
- 634 hours were spent with clients and patrons in personal training
- 1,000 participants at the challenge course
- 1,900 participations in schedule OPR programming
- 2,000 practice hours in Sport Clubs with over 350 student athletes
- 4,982 hours of operation at the Recreation Center
- 7,000 pieces of equipment rented in Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals
- 7,092 participations at the climbing wall
- 8,042 unique users of Recreation facilities and services
- 10,296 participations in group fitness classes
- 13,000 participations in Intramural Sports
- 290,000+ participations at Recreation facilities
- Usage Analysis
Key Takeaways from the Recreation Center Usage Analysis from the Office of Academic Assessment & Research, Fall 2019:
- The Recreation Center had a statistically significant positive effect on GPA for 3 out of the 9 quarters analyzed.
- The Recreation Center had a statistically significant effect on retention for 2 of the 8 quarters analyzed.
- All CWU student demographic groups are using the Rec Center at high rates. Out of all of the demographics analyzed none of them had under a 70% rate of recreation center use with the average between all the groups looking to center around 75%.