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Options for Getting and Staying Fit

The Simon Recreation Center has closed indefinitely as of March 17, 2020.

This careful decision has been made with the health of the SLU community in mind and as a precautionary measure intended to reduce the potential for the spread of the virus. We will continue to monitor and will communicate plans for resuming operations as decisions for doing so are made. 

While we’re not planning to replace all of our in-person programs and services, we want to continue to encourage the well-being of our community, especially during this stressful time.  To accomplish this we will be providing online resources that promote health and encourage movement in the "Live Well Virtual Resources" tab here on our page.

We love our SLU community. Thank you for your patience and support. We’re grateful for each of you and are looking forward to having everyone back on campus.

 Please follow our social media accounts (@SLUrecandwellness) for the latest updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I'm a paying member of the Simon Rec Center, will I receive a refund?

During this indefinite closure, all non-student memberships to the Simon Recreation Center will be frozen until our operations resume. Once operations resume, memberships will be extended for the duration of the suspension.

For SLU Faculty and Staff Members utilizing Payroll Deduction, all deductions will freeze as of March 17, 2020. Deductions for membership will resume once operations resume and members confirm they would like to restart their membership.

For specific questions or concerns regarding membership, please contact

Will we get a refund on Spring Group Fitness class passes?

All Spring 2020 Group Fitness registrants are eligible for a 50% refund on the registration cost or have the option of extending their All-Access Group Fitness Pass through Fall of 2020.

For refund requests or confirmation for extending your Spring Group Fitness Pass please contact

What if I purchased Personal Training sessions?

During this indefinite closure, all unused personal training sessions will be frozen until our operations resume. Once operations resume, our personal trainers will begin working with clients again.

How do I get items out of my locker inside the Simon Rec Center?

If you have anything in your lockers that you need access to, please let us know and we’ll work with you to come in and get your belongings. Email us at  and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Is the Summer Youth Camp still on as scheduled?

The SLU Summer Youth Camp has been cancelled for Summer 2020.  If public health officials deem it safe to return to normal or modified activities, we will look into offering a more modified summer camp option by mid summer.  However, the health and safety of our participants and staff will continue to be our first priority in our decision making process.

Summer Camp Registrants should have received an email directly about this cancellation already and will receive a full refund.  These refunds will be processed no later than April 30th. Should you have questions about this, please contact us at

What is the best way to know when the Simon Rec Center will re-open?
Follow our social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook (@SLUrecandwellness) or continue to monitor this website for all updates. 

Our Jesuit tradition calls for us to develop the whole person – mind, spirit and body.

So swim laps at Simon Recreation Center. Jog the full-size outdoor track at the Medical Center. Or toss a disc with the Ultimate Frisbee club. There are plenty of opportunities to keep active at Saint Louis University.

From club sports to spinning classes, SLU provides quality recreational opportunities that aid and encourage a healthy lifestyle, and contribute to your overall well-being. Participation in these activities can:

  • Develop team-building and leadership skills
  • Improve happiness and self-confidence
  • Build character and community
  • Reduce stress

SLU Recreation By the Numbers


Club sports


Group fitness classes each week


Visits to the Simon Rec Center in 2017


Indoor pool lap lanes

Fitness Centers and Recreation Facilities

The Simon Recreation Center — in the heart of campus — offers drop-in recreational opportunities, as well as scheduled programs and events. It’s 120,000 square feet of activity, featuring six indoor basketball courts, four racquetball/handball courts, a bouldering wall, fitness center, spinning studio and indoor pool. Additional facilities, both indoor and outdoor, are available throughout our campus.

  • Simon Recreation Center
  • SLU Medical Center Recreation Complex
  • Hermann Stadium Track
  • Outdoor Sports Fields

Club Sports and Intramurals

From swimming to squash, sword fighting to soccer, it seems there’s a club sport for everything. Hike outdoors with the Wilderness Adventure Club, play a round with the Golf Club or paddle the Ozarks’ pristine whitewater streams with the Kayak Club.

Club sports provide an opportunity for students to participate in fun, competitive sports. They offer opportunities for all levels of experience — from leisure pursuits to competitive matches with other universities.

Intramurals offer students a fun opportunity to compete against other students right on campus. Participants can choose from a wide variety of sports — such as basketball, volleyball, flag football and even dodgeball, among many others — for all skill levels. Teams can represent residence halls, fraternities, sororities and more.

Club Sports


Student Employment

The Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness employs over 150 student employees in a wide variety of part time roles and opportunities. Positions include lifeguards, operations assistant, intramural officials, and working in building maintenance. 

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