Whether you want to get in shape, relieve stress or just socialize with your friends, the Recreation Center can help you meet your personal goals.


Current Hours are posted on Novoconnect

Please Note: Hours are apt to change during school breaks and summer.


The Recreation Center is located on Pei Campus (convenient to student housing!) at 5639 General Twinning, Sarasota, FL 34243.

About the Facilities

Our outdoor facilities include a beautiful 25-meter swimming pool, hot tub, an indoor wood-floored racquetball court, two spacious wood-floored dance and exercise rooms, a lighted basketball court, two lighted tennis courts, a multipurpose playing field and softball diamond, and a fitness path. Sports equipment can be checked out at the Recreation Center office. On the Bayfront Campus we have a beautiful Waterfront Program and Boathouse where you can check out kayaks, paddleboards, and sail boats, and also take free sailing and kayaking lessons available through the Sailing Club.

Indoor facilities feature a variety of strength-training and cardiovascular equipment including CYBEX Arc Trainers, OCTANE Ellipticals, TRUE Treadmills, a Concept 2 Rowing Machine, and Schwinn stationary bikes. The weight room includes a full line of CYBEX selectorized weight machines, urethane-coated dumbbells weighing from 5 to 100 pounds, urethane-coated fixed barbells 20-110 pounds, urethane-coated free weight plates, an angled Smith machine, flat and incline weight benches, and a variety of free weight equipment that will help you stay physically fit. You can use slam ballsbattle ropes, and resistance bands that have been provided by Living Fit inside our facilities! You can also take advantage of expert fitness training available free to students and the professional-quality body composition computer for fitness measurement and testing.

The Recreation Center also offers a variety of aerobics workouts, martial arts and dance classes, as well as workshops on health and nutrition.

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More Ways to Be Active on Campus

Waterfront Program

Enjoy Sarasota Bay with on-campus boating access! Kayak, canoe, sail, or even learn to maintain boats. Or enjoy the sunshine and take a swim at our own private beach.


From basketball to powerlifting, roller skating and aerial yoga, find your crew at New!