Other Services

About The Facility…

Basketball Courts, Multipurpose Activity Court (MAC)

  • Play basketball or volleyball on the gym courts
  • Play soccer on the MAC
  • Ask for tennis, volleyball, or badminton nets to be set up on the MAC

Climbing Wall

  • 24-foot climbing wall
  • 12-foot bouldering wall

PictureFitness Center

  • 31 units of cardio equipment including treadmills, elliptical, bicycles, stepper, rowers, arc-trainers, and AMT machines
  • 13 selectorized weight training systems, combination of 12 free weight stations, and 8 televisions with Broadcast Vision

Game Room

  • 2 table tennis tables
  • 3 billiards tables
  • 1 foosball table
  • 2 HD televisions with Xbox, Wii 
  • 24-foot climbing wall
  • 12-foot bouldering wall

Messerly Natatorium (Pool, Hot Tub, Diving Well, and Sauna)

  • 18-person hot tub
  • 7-person sauna
  • 8 25-yard swimming lanes
  • 1 and 3-meter diving boards

Racquetball Courts, Sand Volleyball Courts, Golf Simulator (all reservations made at Customer Service desk)


  • 1/9 of a mile
  • Stretching area
  • Free weights
  • Cardio machines

Free As A Member…

Group X Classes

  • 50/50
  • Butts-N-Guts
  • Cycle Circuit
  • Fit Ball
  • HITT
  • XFit
  • Xtreme Boot Camp
  • And much more…

Semester Incentive Programs

  • Rec Center
  • Climbing Wall
  • Group X

Bike and Sled Rentals

Items available at Equipment Check-Out

  • Badminton Equipment
  • Basketballs
  • PictureBilliards Equipment
  • Children’s Life Preservers
  • Dip Belt
  • Floor Hockey Equipment
  • Golf Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Indoor Footballs
  • Inner Tubes
  • Jerseys
  • Jump Ropes
  • Kickballs
  • Kick Boards
  • Locks
  • Pool Ankle Weights
  • Racquetball Equipment
  • Soccer Balls
  • Stopwatches
  • Swim Noodles
  • Swimming Goggles
  • Table Tennis EquipmentPicture
  • Tennis Equipment
  • Towels
  • T-Shirts
  • Volleyballs
  • Walkmans
  • Walleyball Equipment
  • Wii
  • Weightlifting Belts
  • Xbox 360 with Kinect
  • Yoga/Pilates Mats

Members Receive Discounts On…

  • Red Cross Certifications 
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Lifeguard Certifications

Massage Therapy

Stop by the Rec Services office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Monday through Friday) to pick up a client packet. Return the client packet along with payment to the Rec Services office and set up an appointment. All appointments must be made one week in advance. Massages range in cost from $20-$45 for a 30-minute or 60-minute massage. Five Package sessions are also available for further discount. Payment must be made when scheduling the massage.

Services Available To Members…

Personal Training
The overall goal of the Personal Training program is to assist participants in achieving physical fitness benefits effectively. Clients may sign up for a fitness assessment or an instructional session in the Rec Services office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Monday through Friday).

Available To The Ashland University Community…

Movie Rentals
The department purchases newly released DVDs each week. Movies are available to rent for $1.50 per night. Popcorn is also available.

Equipment Rentals

  • Bocce
  • PictureCamping Pad
  • Cornhole
  • Internal/External Backpack
  • KanJam
  • Pots and Pans
  • Safety Rope
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Tarps
  • Tents
  • Ladder Golf

Intramural Sports (Free for all faculty/staff/students during the school year, free for all members during the summer)

  • Badminton (Doubles)
  • Basketball
  • Champ Night Football
  • Flag Football (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Floor Hockey
  • Golf
  • Punt/Pass Competition
  • Racquetball
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Sibs ‘N Kids Cornhole
  • Soccer (Indoor)
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Three-Point Contest
  • Ultimate Frisbee (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Volleyball (Indoor & Outdoor)

Available to Everyone…

Learn-to-Swim Classes
Our Learn-to-Swim program is very exciting and geared for both children and adults. Ashland University’s Learn-to-Swim program focuses on helping participants gain confidence in the water in a fun group setting and learn swimming techniques to use for exercising in the water. In addition, participants will be supervised by our certified water safety instructors, so swimmers of all ages and abilities are in a safe environment.

Summer Youth Camps

  • Sports & Activities Camp
  • Creative Campers
  • Adventure Camp

Community Leagues & Tournaments

  • PictureYouth Indoor Soccer
  • Community Indoor Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
  • Dodgeball Tournament
  • Adrenaline Climbing Club

Summer Hours


Monday -Friday  9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sat./Sun., 1 p.m.-9 p.m.


Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m./4-7 p.m.

Sat./Sun., 2 p.m-7p.m.

Climbing Wall


Contact Us

Email: recservices@ashland.edu
Phone: 419.289.5440
Fax: 419.207.6170
Hotline: 419.207.6029