Recreational Services

Please review the following before beginning your workout. We ask that all members follow these guidelines while in the Rec Center:

Know Before You Go!

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Face Mask Required

  • A CDC recommended mask or facial covering is required to be worn in all areas, with the exception of while swimming.

  • Swimmers must wear a mask or facial covering to the pool side and put one back on after exiting the water. 

  • Patrons who refuse to wear a mask will be asked to leave. Those with medical exceptions will need to provide documentation through disability services.


Physical Distancing

  • Please keep six feet between you and other members, with an exception of while actively spotting.

  • Refrain from walking or running with others on the track.  When passing another patron use the furthest lane to keep as much distance as possible.

  • 1 person is able to use a lane at a time within the pool.  6ft. distances should be maintained in other areas of the pool/deck area.


Wash Your Hands

  • Hand washing should take place often, including pre and post workout.

  • Restrooms and hand sanitizer are available throughout the facility.



  • Equipment has been moved to facilitate physical distancing. 

  • Clean equipment before and after each use, sanitation stations are available throughout the facility.  When cleaning fitness equipment, paper towels should be spayed with solution then wipe equipment clean (please do not spray equipment directly).  All other items can be sprayed directly (lockers, vending machines, etc.) & wiped dry after 2 minutes (wiping is not necessary).  

  • Our staff will be cleaning on increased intervals.  

  • An electrostatic sprayer will be used to disinfect heavily used areas while the building is closed.  

  • Locks and mountain bikes can be checked out at Customer Service.  No other items are available to be checked out at this time.  

Cleaning Equipment

Modified Activities and Limitations

  • The following areas will be closed: climbing wall, sauna, hot tub, racquetball courts, golf simulator, and sand volleyball courts.

  • Locker rooms are available for changing and restroom purposes.  Showers are not available.  Daily use lockers are available in the general locker rooms, on a limited basis.  Patrons utilizing lockers should clean the locker before and after use.  Lockers are also available to rent for the semester.  Drawstring bags are encouraged for items of value.  Cubbies are available throughout the building. 

  • The following programs will be put on pause: group exercise, intramurals, learn to swim, certification classes, facility rentals.  

  • Virtual Group X classes will be provided through

  • We no longer will have a lost & found. Items of value (electronics, jewelry, IDs, etc.) will be taken to Safety Services.

  • Members are encouraged to bring their own filled water bottle with them.  Bottle filling stations will be available, however water fountains can not be used.  

  • Open recreation, including, but not limited to: basketball, volleyball, billiards are not authorized at this time.

2020 Recreation Movement


  • All patrons will be required to take the “COVID Self-Assessment” on the Campus Shield App prior to entering the facility.  The badge will need to be presented to the Customer Service staff upon check-in.  Individuals exhibiting symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 should not enter the facility.  Per the CDC, symptoms include: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.

  • Facilities will have capacity limits so please do not linger after you finish your workout. Individuals will enter and exit through the front doors.  Designated doors will be labeled for each direction.  

  • Membership will only be available to students, faculty and staff (including: retired faculty and staff and trustees) and spouses of the before mentioned.  Other memberships and passes will not be sold (including: Eagle Passes, Guest Passes, Free Weekend Guest Passes, 30 Visit Passes and Department Passes).

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Contactless Transactions Available

  • Credit, debit and AU gift cards are accepted for payments for reduced contact payment options.

  • Gold Memberships may be renewed on the Portal (by payroll deduction).

  • Purple Memberships may be renewed online (with a call in for credit card payment).

Please depart the facility after you have completed your workout to help support occupancy levels and access for all members.

In the event that there is a confirmed case while within the facility, the individual will be immediately isolated and medical care will be provided/contacted.  If possible, the areas in which the individual was in will be shutdown for a deep sanitation.  


We appreciate your cooperation and assistance. 

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Virtual Wellness Recommended Resources

Strength & Cardio

Les Mills on Demand – A streaming site with free access to over 100 workouts across 10 categories including something for the whole family. Free content will be available for at least two months, and may be extended.

FitnessBlender - Features over 600 full length at home workouts. Quick, simple, and to the point. 

POPSUGAR Fitness - Fun, fresh, and upbeat at home workouts.

Sarah's Day - Quick workouts aimed at sweating hard and burning fat. Generally around 15 minutes. 

YMCA 360 – Bootcamp, yoga, barre and classes for active older adults.

Peleton App - Free for 90 days. A mix of running, strength, toning, cycling, yoga, meditation and outdoor workouts.


Down Dog Yoga – Practice yoga from your living room! Down Dog is making all of their apps – Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout – completely free until June 1st.

Blogilates - Full length pilates inspired workouts you can follow along at home.

Morgan Tyler - Yoga flows designed to elevate your mood!

Yoga with Adriene - a great beginners series | Specific video on yoga for stress and anxiety

Core Power Yoga: Free access to a collection of online classes through CorePower Yoga On Demand. New classes will be available every week so you can keep up your practice – Flow, sweat, savasana - whenever, wherever.

Yoga Girl: 30 Days of Space - A Yoga Girl Community Challenge for Self-Care and Peace of Mind.

ABS PIlates: 10 minute pilates clips on Facebook feed.


Runner's World - Maybe now is the time to train for that 5/10K?  Running plans for purchase.

Hal Higdon Running Plans - Alternative running plans from professional running coach, Hal Higdon.  Free app with upgrades that can be purchased.

ACE(American Council on Exercise) Fitness
American College of Sports Medicine
Free Fitness & Wellness Apps

Relax Melodies - white noise ambiance for sleep, meditation & yoga.

Nike Training Club - This is the ultimate app for people who want a lot of direction — or don't want to spend hours at the gym. Nike Training Club creates a comprehensive four-week plan based on your fitness level and goals. Workouts are targeted toward getting leaner, stronger, or more toned and range from 15 to 45 minutes. If you hate running (or are injured), you can even choose to eliminate running from your program. 

Couch to 5k - Avoid ramping up your training plan too quickly by following this app's easy-to-start program. It's an eight-week training course that requires a mix of running and walking three days per week, thirty minutes per day. 

Sworkit Lite - Open the app, tap "Fit in 5 minutes," and you're already working out. Sworkit puts the exercises you want right up front. Three categories are included: strength, cardio, and yoga. Videos play automatically and guide you through each exercise. There are no complicated programs to follow and, unlike other workout apps, no signup information to input. Sworkit is ideal for people who travel frequently or want to workout in their own homes. 

Zombies, Run! This app forces you to run for your life. Listen to the story of a town overrun by zombies, while you run in real life. ("Careful, there's one behind you!") As you jog, you'll also collect the supplies necessary to complete your mission. 

Stay Active. Live Well.

When you are active, you perform more effectively in all areas of your life. For this reason, Ashland challenges each community member to live an active life. It does not matter if you are athletic; there are fun physical activities for everyone! We offer: 

  • Intramural Programs - an award-winning program featuring over 27 different sports
  • Sport Clubs - 17 clubs (over 265 student participants) that require less commitment than our NCAA athletic program but still provide intense intercollegiate competition
  • Group X Classes - group exercise classes such as yoga, cycling, and other fun classes that get your heart pumping and muscles working
  • Personal training sessions
  • Outdoor Pursuits - a climbing wall with a 12' bouldering wall and five 24' top ropes courses
  • Other Amentities - indoor running track, golf simulator, game room, racquetball courts, sand volleyball court, tennis and basketball courts


Rec Center Spring Hours

through May 9th

Mon-Thurs: 6am-10pm

Fri: 6am-9pm

Saturday: 10am-8pm

Sunday: 12-8pm

Pool Hours

Mon-Thurs: 11am-2pm/6-9pm

Fri: 11am-2pm/6-8:45pm

Saturday: 1-4pm

Sunday: 1-4pm

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