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College Town Facility Updates

URMC Fitness Center: A New Opportunity

map of College Town location

Convenient Location:  Site of former Bar 145 in College Town (directly across from College Town garage on Celebration Drive)

Modern Space and Amenities:  6,000 square feet would include:

  • Cardio Weight Training area
  • Stretching area
  • Aerobics/Multi-purpose room
  • Locker rooms/showers (plus ADA bathroom/shower); monthly locker rentals available
  • Possible access to partially covered outdoor space adjacent to existing location
  • Summer sports leagues and other fitness related activities (i.e., department dash, weight loss program) to be offered. Given space limitations, camps cannot be offered out of this location.

Affordable Fitness Options

  • Maintain existing rate structure: 
    • $24 monthly for faculty and staff
    • $10 for residents and students
    • All must register as a member to access facility

Proposed Hours of Operation

  • Propose opening with a more conservative timeframe:  5 am – 9 pm, staffed M-F only; explore expanding to weekends and/or overnight hours based on feedback and usage stats

Exploring reciprocal arrangement with Goergen facility

  • Provide access to squash, racquetball and tennis courts; Aquatic Center; Fitness Center; Indoor track/turf; Recreation courts for badminton, basketball and volleyball courts.
  • Costs: 
    • URMC full-time students:  No fee
    • Faculty, Staff, Residents and Grad Students: $12.50 per month for enhanced membership; must be purchased as add-on to URMC Fitness Center membership

Next Steps

  • Review recommendation with Fitness Center members, Wellness Committee and URMC community.  If reviews are positive:
    • Finalize capital cost, business plan (incorporate feedback/suggestions from URMC community) and lease negotiations
    • Hire architect to finalize capital costs, create design and produce timeline for completion
    • Obtain University and Facilities Committee approvals