The Cheap Cost to Change

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To start off the new year, the fitness center, located in in the lower level of the Campus Center, implemented new features to the Campus Recreation Membership.

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The fitness center has numerous amounts of exercise equipment, including bikes, treadmills and weights .


“The access to the recreation sports is actually a student fee, it is not a membership. It is an optional student fee for those who do not live on campus,” Chandra Kohler, Director of Campus Recreation, said.

To become a Campus Recreation member, students and faculty gain access to the year old Fitness Center and the IU Natatorium. The package also includes access to any fitness class held in the Fitness Center along with the option to join intramural sports. Students who choose to join will be charged $50 a semester and faculty will be charged $100 a semester.

“The $50 for students includes the Fitness Center, all intramural sports, open gym, open swim and all group exercise classes,” Kohler said.

With an abundance of exercise classes being offered, students and staff can fit exercise in with their busy schedules.

“I would say the fitness classes are beneficial to students and staff because it is included in the semester fee and you get a range of options, Breea Vest, Senior, said. There are a variety of times throughout the day and we try to accommodate to everyone’s schedules. Staff members are welcome too, and we see a lot of members come during their lunch break to do things like yoga a cycling classes,” Vest said.

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The Fitness Center is located on the lower level of the Campus Center in room 156.


With the Fitness Center’s grand opening in March of 2018 and the new recreation fee being implemented, students and faculty are paying a lower cost for more than one way to get in shape.

“Before March, students had to pay a fee of $15, where they only had access to the sports performance lab. Intramurals was an extra fee paid on top of that. [IUPUI] had some group exercise classes in the Campus Center, but we did not have classes like we offer now,” Kohler said.

The fun does not have to stop after the spring semester either. With the Campus Center being open, students and faculty will have access to workouts over the summer at lower costs.

“Summer is $30 for students and $75for staff members, that is only if you are enrolled in summer or fall [classes]. If you live around IUPUI and are enrolled in the fall you can have access to the Recreation sports fee for $30 the entire summer,” Kohler said.

To purchase a Campus Recreation sports fee, students can visit the Fitness Center. Students also have the option of having their bursar account automatically billed or the option to pay with their CrimsonCard. Faculty can also pay directly at the Fitness Center with their CrimsonCard or by using automatic payroll deduction.


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