Fitness

Welcome to Roger Williams University Fitness Center where we have something for everybody. We encourage the campus community to engage in fitness in a non-competitive environment and create a lifetime of physical well being through exercise.

The 9,000 sq. ft. fitness center is designed to accommodate a wide range of individual fitness needs and interests. Equipment consists of Life Fitness and Hammer Strength:

    
  • Treadmills
  • Cross trainers
  • Upright bikes
  • Recumbent bikes
  • Steppers
  • Selectorized machines
  • Free weights
  • Plate Loaded machines 

Summer Fitness Center Hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 6am - 7pm

  • Saturday & Sunday: 12 - 5pm

Returning to normal summer on Wednesday July 5

For detailed information on what we offer, please contact:

Dr. Mark J. Andreozzi, ATC, CSCS
Fitness Coordinator
mandreozzi@rwu.edu

Group Exercise

Center Closings

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Contact the Recreation Center during inclement weather. If you hear our message stating the regular hours of operations we are open. Any morning closures/delays will be announced by 5:30am.

Recreation Center front desk phone number (401)-254-5222

The Recreation Center will close or offer restricted hours during University Holidays, breaks and specified events.

All hours subject to change.

Memberships

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Please Note: Membership Applications are available at fitness center front desk or online.

Q: What are the times that Full-time Faculty and Staff can use the fitness center for free
A: 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Q: I am a full time faculty member, how do I join and take advantage of the free membership?
A: Just obtain a membership application from the fitness center front desk or online, complete the application, sign the bottom and return it to Dr. Mark J.  Andreozzi.

Q: What does my membership include?
A: Your membership entitles you to the use of our two-floor, 8,600 square foot fitness center which includes cardio and free weight training equipment; unlimited participation in any of our many group exercise classes; squash and racquetball court usage; and the use of our 25 yard, eight lane pool, sauna, whirlpool and day use locker rooms.

Q: I currently have a membership through payroll deduction. How do I sign up for a FREE membership?
A: To become a FREE member just obtain a membership application from the fitness center front desk or online, complete the application, sign the bottom and return it to Dr. Mark J. Andreozzi.

Q: I currently have a SINGLE membership through payroll deduction. How do I continue my SINGLE unlimited membership?
A: To continue your payroll deduction for a unlimited single membership just obtain a membership application from the fitness center front desk or online, complete the application, sign the bottom and return it to Dr. Mark J. Andreozzi.

Q: I currently have a FAMILY membership through payroll deduction. How do I continue my FAMILY membership?
A: To continue your FAMILY membership, obtain a membership application from the fitness center front desk or online, complete the application, sign the bottom return it to Dr. Mark J. Andreozzi.

Q: I currently have a SINGLE membership paid for by check/cash/credit card. How do I continue my SINGLE unlimited membership?
A: Obtain a membership application from the fitness center front desk or online, complete the application, sign the bottom and return it to Dr. Mark J. Andreozzi. Depending on the amount of your initial payment, you may be eligible for a prorated refund, or may be asked for an additional payment.

Q: I currently have a FAMILY membership paid for by check/cash/credit card. How do I continue my FAMILY unlimited membership?
A: Obtain a membership application from the fitness center front desk or online, complete the application, sign the bottom and return it to Dr. Mark J. Andreozzi. Depending on the amount of your initial payment, you may be eligible for a prorated refund, or may be asked for an additional payment.

Policies and Procedures

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  1. Prior to participation, all members are encouraged but not required to attend an orientation to go over the common risks involved in strength training, the proper execution of various exercises, and the possible consequences if proper technique is not employed. Appointments can be scheduled at the Campus Recreation Center front desk.
  2. Only Roger Williams University members may use the facilities. Use of all facilities is at your own risk. The university and its employees are not responsible for personal injuries.
  3. Members of the fitness center are expected to comply with fitness center policies and safety instructions given by staff.
  4. Appropriate athletic attire, including footwear, must be worn in all activity areas NO jeans. NO Khakis or open toed shoes.
  5. Proper Roger Williams University identification must be presented upon entering recreational sports facilities.
  6. The Recreation Center and/or its staff is not responsible for users’ personal belongings, lost or stolen items.
  7. Members should be considerate to other patrons/staff, and respect individual rights.
  8. Do not abuse other patrons, staff, facilities, or equipment.
  9. Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult member in all areas of recreation center.
  10. Children under the age of 16 years are prohibited from using fitness area of campus recreation center.
  11. Clothing, bags, balls, and other personal equipment must be stored, please store items in carrels located in fitness center or in lockers.
  12. All patrons must leave the recreation areas immediately when the fire alarm sounds. Failure to comply may result in a prohibition of future use of facilities.
  13. No abusive language or profanity.
  14. No fighting or spitting permitted in fitness center.
  15. DO NOT slam, throw, or drop weights and/or dumbbells.
  16. DO NOT lean or stand weights against the walls, pillars, benches, equipment, or mirrors.
  17. After use, Patrons should be wiping down equipment thoroughly. There are disinfectant cleaners and rags to wipe equipment before and after use to prevent spreading of germs/bacteria.
  18. Re-rack dumbbells and weights in the proper order after use.
  19. We recommend the following after you work out:
  • You should shower after a workout.
  • You can wash your hands with soap and water or use our  non-alcohol based hand rub before and after your workout.
  • You should always cover skin abrasions or infections with a clean, dry bandage to avoid exposing your open wound to germs and bacteria.
  • You should also wipe equipment before and after use.
  1. The use of collars is recommended on the end of the bar for all exercises.
  2. No one should squat outside the squat rack.
  3. Lifters should use spotters for all exercises that involve moving the bar overhead, over the chest and/or when racked on the back or shoulders.
  4. Members must not wear weight belts when using selectorized equipment or if the belts could contact equipment upholstery.
  5. Weight-lifting hand chalk or powder is not permitted.
  6. Benches should not be moved from where they are placed.
  7. To avoid congestion and waiting lines, patrons should allow others to “work in” while using weight equipment. Please use courtesy and consideration for others when using weight equipment.
  8. During the peak time, cardiovascular equipment is limited to 30 minutes.
  9. Outside Personal Training is not allowed. Any personal Training will be performed Fitness Coordinator and/or by approved staff by Fitness Coordinator.
  10. Patrons under the influence of alcohol/drugs will be asked to leave the premises and may have their membership suspended.
  11. Personal equipment must be in good, useable condition.
  12. Report damaged equipment, injuries, or unsafe conditions immediately to staff.
  13. Food and beverages in glass bottles are not permitted in the Campus Recreation Center. Plastic closeable beverage containers are permitted. Food and gum are not permitted in any activity space.
  14. Tobacco products are not allowed in the Campus Recreation Center.
  15. Blocking or restriction of emergency exits is prohibited.
  16. Unauthorized propping open of any door is prohibited.
  17. Emergency telephones, intercoms, and exits are for emergency use only.
  18. Customer service and kiosk phones are for office use only.
  19. The staff offices and telephones are off limits to patrons unless permission to use them is given.
  20. Pets, bicycles, in-line skates, and skateboards are not allowed inside the Campus Recreation Center.
  21. Patrons must comply with decisions made by recreational sports staff.

Unauthorized use of video recording devices and photography is prohibited in all recreational sports facilities.

Racquetball and Squash Courts

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There are three courts in total: one designated squash court and two courts that can be converted from racquetball to squash courts.
These courts are used for recreational purposes, but they can also be used for intramurals leagues.

Reservations for the courts can be made up to 24 hours in advance in person at the front desk or by calling ext. 5222.

Please Note: An ID is required for court access
No black soles are allowed.
Eye wear is recommended while playing

Group Exercise Class Descriptions

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Spinning: This high intensity cycling class is sure to bring your workout and body to a new level of fitness. Like nothing, you have done before the challenges in this workout vary from seated to standing, climbing to sprinting all choreographed to give you the ride of your life. Beware, this workout can be addicting!

Yoga: Based on the principles of the study of “YOGAFIT “ we have brought to you a noncompetitive, athletic style yoga using poses generated by HATHA yoga while still allowing you to gain flexibility and muscle tone. You will find yourself aligning, lengthening and strengthening your body and mind to help you gain focus in your studies or in life.

Tone & Sculpt: Want to see more results and definition in your muscles? This class is sure to chisel your muscles, free you from that wiggle and jiggle. With the use of resistance bands, dumbbells, and some power sculpting moves, you are sure to leave feeling the burn!

Butts & Gutts: So you want to work on your butt and abs. Then you can’t miss this class. Packed with exercises to sculpt and tone those troublesome areas we all wish looked better. Incase you can’t find a spot on the floor cause this is so popular, we have added a second one to the schedule. Don’t miss one of the hottest, most popular classes in the rec. center!

Pilates: An exercise system that is focused on building strength without bulk, improving flexibility and agility, and helping to prevent injury. It was developed in the 1920s by Joseph H. Pilates, who was a physical trainer and founder of The New York Pilates Studio®. It involves a series of controlled movements that engage both your body and mind. The primary focus is on awareness of the spine, proper breathing, core strength and flexibility. The outcome of Pilates training is a balanced body which is strong and supple, flat stomach, balanced legs, and a strong back.

ZUMBA: a fusion of hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be fun and EASY TO DO.
Zumba routines feature interval-training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Zumba has become nothing short of a revolution.

Personal Training

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The Personal Training program is to assist our members as individuals. Our certified and/or equivalently trained personal trainer can help you meet your fitness goals through a tailored exercise program. We have men and women trainers, so we can match your specific needs and comfort level.

Maybe you are stuck in a rut and just need some new ideas to bring excitement back to your workouts. Sometimes a little assistance and motivation is all that is needed.

Whether your goals are to increase muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, weight management, and/or cardiovascular conditioning we hope to assist you in accomplishing your health and fitness goals.

How do you get started? Contact Dr. Mark J. Andreozzi, Fitness Coordinator at mandreozzi@rwu.edu or stop by the fitness center to schedule an appointment.

NOTE: To participate in Personal Training Program: YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE FACILITY.

  Rates
  Faculty StaffStudent
FitnessCenterEquipment Orientation FreeFree
This is an introductory service and is perfect for a person who has never stepped foot into the Recreation Center.  The orientation will only provide you with the basics. Must make an appointment.   
    
Personal Training Packages1 session$35.00$25.00
A session will last from 45 minute to one-hour.  The client will learn proper lifting and exercising techniques and health and fitness education. 5 session$140.00$110.00
    
Body Fat $4.00$3.00
The test will be administered by skin fold calipers.  Please wear loose fitting clothes and a pair of shorts.    
    
Healthy Eating Consultation  $12.00$10.00
Trained and experienced staff will look over your diet and help you make lifestyle changes to a better healthy diet.