Recreation Sports & Facilities

Warhawk Fitness & Aquatics

Warhawk Fitness and Aquatics aims to create an inviting, uplifting and eye opening experience for UW-Whitewater students, faculty/staff, members and guests. We strive in providing a comfortable, safe and fun environment that empowers participants with self-confidence to promote overall well-being of mind, body and soul.

Warhawk Fitness memberships include access to the Williams Center Weight Room, University Fitness (located in the basement of Wells Hall), and all Group Fitness and Cycling classes. UW-Whitewater Students Fitness access is included in student fees, to have the membership added to your HawkCard, head over to the membership page to claim your membership. Memberships are available to purchase for UW-Whitewater faculty/staff, as well as community members. Those who are interested in accessing the fitness facilities and programs can purchase either a Fitness or Gold membership, age restrictions do apply. During the academic year, all membership holders must 18 years or older. However during the summer months (May, June, July and August), those who are 15 - 17 years of age may purchase a membership with parent or guardian consent and signature.

Access to the Williams Center Pool for Open Swim is available for all current UW-Whitewater students and faculty/staff with an active HawkCard for free. Community members and additional family members can purchase a Gold or Silver membership to gain access to the pool during designated open swim times. Age restrictions also apply.

Guest passes are also available and are considered an all-access membership pass for the day. Age restrictions would apply.

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Reserve Your Spot

Capacity headcounts have been established for all workout facilities. To properly enforce headcounts, members must reserve a spot in IMLeagues, the department's recreation operations management software.

Reservation Link:

Current UW-Whitewater students, faculty and staff can log in by:

  • Selecting the LEFT button and typing in current UW-W credentials (NetID and password)
  • See the "How to Reserve" tab for instructions


Community members must create an account in IMLeagues in order to be able to reserve a spot. Creating an account is included with your membership and only needs to be done once, although your information may need to be updated on an annual basis.

  • Select the RIGHT button (Guest Log-In, Non-Whitewater Affiliates, Community)
  • Confirm that "University of Wisconsin-Whitewater" is listed, select "create account" for first time users
    • Type your first and last name, email address and create a password
    • Status: None
    • Grad Year: None
    • Enter Birthday
    • Participate As: Male, Female or Non-Binary
    • Select: Create Account 
  • Your credentials will be verified by staff (generally a quick response on-site)
  • Once credentials are verified, you are free to make your reservation - staff can show you how it works!

How to Reserve a Workout Time

  • Select "Group Fitness and Cycling Reservation" tab to reserve a spot for any group fitness or cycling class
  • Select "Facility Reservations" to reserve a spot in the Williams Center Weight Room, University Fitness or the Williams Center Pool
  • Time slots will be available 48 hours in advance and remain open until the time slot begins
  • Reservation will be forfeited:
    • if a member fails to check in to the Williams Center Weight Room or University Fitness within the first ten (10) minutes of the session start time
    • if a member fails to check in to a Group Fitness of Cycling Class five (5) minutes BEFORE the scheduled start time
  • Members may reserve the following number of spots each day:
    • Williams Center Weight Room: one per day
    • University Fitness: one per day
    • Group Fitness and Cycling: two per day
    • if space allows, drop-in workouts are allowed for each area beyond the above daily limits
  • Daily options will show up in the calendar on the IMLeagues home page
  • Once your spot is reserved, a confirmation email will be sent

Download the free UW-W Recsports app

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The UW-W Rec Sports app places most programs and services at your fingertips! A product of IMLeagues, LLC, the app conveniently combines the informational features of our website with the functionality of IMLeagues for Intramural Sports operations and a multitude of reservations. Although your IMLeagues credentials are required to log in, the app also eliminates some of the time it takes to click around the desktop version of IMLeagues to find what it is you are looking for. We hope to receive your 5-star reviews, however we also welcome your suggestions & feedback as we usher in a new era of Rec Sports at UW-Whitewater!


Group Fitness & Cycling

Spring 2024 Group Fitness Schedule also linked here

Refer to the schedule below as an example of classes offered by Warhawk Fitness. This schedule is for Fall 2024. Class types and schedules are subject to review and change at any time.

Session 1: January 22 to March 21
Session 2: April 1 to May 3
If applicable, a schedule will be posted for exam week

Focuses on building full body strength through the use of barbells and plates.

This 30 minute class follows the format of Group Strength but targets the lower body. It is designed to tone and tighten everything below the belt!

This FREE 15 minute abs class is open to everyone. A fun and challenging way to target your core 360 degrees through integrated functional exercises.

Come and get the workout of your life! This class is designed to push you to the limit of your cardiovascular fitness. Low-impact, but high intensity! Water bottles are required. Located in the University Fitness Center, basement of Wells Hall. Reservations are highly recommended. (60 minute format)

*Call ahead to reserve a spot: 262.472.1260*

Mash-up of group strength and CORE 360, format will vary.

A muscular-conditioning workout that uses free weights, bands and other equipment to improve your overall muscular strength and fitness levels.

A fun-filled, action packed cardio based, total-body conditioning workout that provides a wide range of modifications for all levels of fitness. (30 minute format)

Total-body strength and cardio-conditioning workouts inspiring group camaraderie to help people achieve their desired fitness levels. (45 minute format).

TRX Suspension system leverages gravity and bodyweight, activating your core to help strengthen and increase range of motion throughout your body mixe with a cardio conditioning workout.

*User's hands and feet are supported by a single anchor point while the opposite end of the body is in contact with the floor. (45 minute format)

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced stepper, this tried and true fitness staple uses basic to advanced step moves to challenge all levels of participants. (45 minute format)

TRX Suspension training leverages gravity and bodyweight, activating your core to help strengthen and increase range of motion throughout your body.

*User's hands and feet are supported by a single anchor point while the opposite end of the body is in contact with the floor. (45 minute format)

Mash-up of Suspension Training and Yoga, format will vary from week to week.

Connect your mind and body while promoting muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility. "Lengthening while strengthening!" Namaste! (45 or 60 minute format, Yoga+is a 75 minute format)

Are you a high energy person looking for a high energy job that is both fun and rewarding?

Learn how to teach group fitness and cycling classes through a comprehensive training series! No previous experience necessary. Learn how to count music, cue moves, teach multiple formats, and teach proper form and technique. Series serves as a foundation to seek national group fitness certification and prepare you for a semester of team teaching with our current instructors. This training series begins one week before school begins EACH semester AFTER you have been hired.

Rec Sports hires instructors each semester through a multiple-interview process. Whether you are inexperienced or are already an instructor and would like to teach for RecSports, go to the Rec Sports Employment Page for updated hiring timelines, job description and online application.Fall interviews and auditions will take place during early November (to be hired for the Spring semester). Spring interviews and auditions will take place shortly after spring break (to be hired for the Summer/Fall semester).

Williams Center Weight Room & University Fitness

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