SRWC continues to serve students by offering fitness options


Washburn students have access to the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on campus. This 37,000-square-foot building contains a gymnasium, fitness loft, indoor track, meeting room, rocking climbing wall, wellness suite and a multi-purpose room.

The SRWC is open during the summer: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

There are tons of opportunities that students can stay in shape during the school year and summertime. The fitness loft and indoor track are where most students work out when going to the SRWC. The fitness loft is designed to meet the needs of inexperienced advanced exercisers and people with special needs. The 10-lap to the mile track is located on the 2nd floor next to the fitness loft and looks over the 3-court gymnasium.

“There are just so many opportunities that students have at the center to stay in shape or want to start working out from walking the track to shooting hoops or playing volleyball,” SWRC staff member Kali Henry said.

Students are also able to receive a 6-week one-on-one training with a personal trainer for free. The trainers in the program have all completed 4 weeks, 8 classes, and 16 hours of course preparation twice a week to prepare to train clients.  The trainers do so much for the students by helping them set both short and long-term fitness goals and designing a personalized exercise program to meet the goals that include cardiovascular, resistance, and flexibility training.

If one-on-one training is not your style, the SWRC offers group exercises Monday through Thursday every week. These classes are only held for 30-45 minutes per session and are different every day. Monday is cycle and body, Tuesday is Pilates, barre, and stretch, Wednesday is strong by Zumba, and Thursday is cardio beats.

“Intramural sports are one of the top things that students take part in because it’s a great way to compete against other students and teams in sporting events,” SWRC staff member Gunner Lynch said.

There are three different leagues that students can be a part of which are men, women, and co-ed. Each sport will run for three weeks with a game weekly until a single elimination tournament. Students can sign up for volleyball, badminton, basketball, dodgeball, esports, kickball and more.

“If a student doesn’t like to lift weights or know where to start, I recommend joining an intramurals team to stay in shape and meet new students from Washburn,” Lynch said.

The Washburn Student Recreational and Wellness Center is one place students can visit to get in shape or distract themselves from school and life. For more information, contact the SWRC at (785) 670- 1314, or email [email protected].