Whether you’re looking to avoid the dreaded “Freshman 15” or want to take your workout to the next level, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center is a resource that shouldn’t be overlooked during your time at Ball State. All full-time and part-time students automatically have a membership to the Rec Center for the enrolled semesters.
The fitness center offers a wide variety of equipment. On the main level, you’ll find treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bicycles.
Strength training equipment is on the lower level, including isolation machines for upper and lower body, squat racks, weights and bench press stations.
If you’re looking to get in some cardio, head upstairs and check out the track and stretching area. A view of the basketball courts and additional machinery lined along the south-facing windows makes for a nice area to burn some calories.
If weights aren’t your thing, then check out these other areas.
• 5 court gymnasium
• Indoor turf building
• Lewellen Aquatic Center
• Game room
• Racquetball courts
• Rock wall
Register as a free agent or with a complete team. Ball State intramural sports range from 3-on-3 basketball to singles racquetball. Prices vary depending on the sport.
Here’s a list of some intramural sports offered.
• Basketball (3-3, 5-5)
• Volleyball (6-6)
• Flag football
• Indoor soccer
• Sand volleyball
If you played in high school and look to continue your career in a certain sport, then look into club sports. These teams offer a more competitive environment as they compete against other colleges across the country. In 2012, the Ball State Quidditch League — part of the International Quidditch Association — came in 3rd place out of 23 teams in the Midwest Regional.
Here are some other club sports to check out.
• Rugby *
• Water Polo
• Lacrosse *
• Soccer *
•Ultimate Frisbee *
*Men’s and women’s teams
The Outdoor Pursuits area offers students a 36-foot tall climbing wall with different areas to suit climbers of all experience levels. There also is an outdoor equipment rental service that provides access to everything from tents and backpacks to mountain bikes and helmets. If you’re not sure where to go with your rented equipment, look no further than the resource center. They provide maps and travel guides for outdoor attractions in the area.