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Fitness Centre

After 12 years of planning, the University of Guelph opened its new Fitness Centre to its students in September, 2016. This 23,000 sq/ft state of the art Fitness Centre has a wide variety of equipment for all users. Cardio equipment is located on the main floor and mezzanine – predominantly Matrix with technology enabled screens to watch TV, Netflix, and track workouts, as well as a variety of other specialized pieces such as a standing ski erg, self driven treadmills, rope pulls, Jacob’s ladder, tire flip & more! Strength equipment ranges from selectorize weight stack to plate-loaded machinery. Squat racks and deadlift platforms are located towards the rear in our heavyweight section, with dumbbells, additional free weight barbells, and landmines. In addition, this space has a Connexus functional training station, open/free space, stretch machines, core mats, and small equipment available for lend at the Fitness Centre desk.


Fitness Centre Hours, go to Hours of Operation.  NRG Pass Schedule, go to > Fitness & Wellness > NRG Pass Calendar.

1. Drop-in classes (pay as you go) are available for 'regular' classes that sit within the NRG Class Schedule. Purchase your Daily Access Pass at Client Services prior to attending the class and keep your receipt to show proof of purchase to the instructor.
2. Registration is required for the whole session for all Group Personal Training Activities and Skill Development Activities (Aquatics, Aquatic/Safety Certifications, Fitness/Yoga Certifications, Dance, Martial Arts, Sports, Excursions). We often open drop-in classes about one month after the session start dates if space permits for Dance classes.
3. Drop-in Recreation is free to Members. Drop-in Recreation activities include: Rec Badminton, Rec Baseball, Rec Beach Volleyball, Rec Boxing (Heavy Bag), Disc Golf, Hot Tub, Steam Room, Rec Skates, Rec Soccer, Rec Squash, Rec/Lane Swimming, Rec Table Tennis, Rec Ultimate Frisbee & Rec Volleyball.


Athletics is committed to providing a safe, inviting recreation experience for the University of Guelph community. Please assist us by adhering to the following guidelines.

  1. All users must enter via the front entrance. University of Guelph students and Members are required to swipe in with their Student/Membership card.  Fitness Centre users will be required to swipe again at the Fitness Centre Desk (wrist bands no longer in effect).
  2. Child & Youth Memberships can only be purchased if their parent/guardian has also purchased a Membership & accompanies them at all times in the building.
  3. Fitness Centre/NRG Classes - Individuals 11-15yrs of age must purchase the Monthly Youth NRG Pass in order to attend NRG Classes & access the Fitness Centre and complete a mandatory orientation session that includes both the parent/guardian and the youth.  The Daily Access Pass for Youth does not include access to the Fitness Centre.  
  4. Drop-in Rec Activities - Individuals 15yrs or younger participating in Drop-in Rec activities must be accompanied by a paying parent/guardian at all times.
  5. Athletic clothing appropriate to the activity must be worn.
  6. Clean athletic footwear with non-marking soles must be worn on all surfaces.
  7. Programming space is to be shared appropriately with all participants.
  8. Food or glass bottles are not permitted in the gymnasiums or program rooms.
  9. Bicycles are not to be brought inside University buildings and stored in corridors, stairwells, or personal offices as tires track in dirt and the fabric of the structures inevitably gets damaged (scratched or punctured walls, oil and grease on floors and carpets etc.). Outside bicycle racks are provided. Unobstructed egress from University buildings is essential for safe emergency evacuations.
  10. Inappropriate behavior such as swearing, physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated and may result in loss of building access privileges and/or immediate removal from facility.
  11. All programming ends 30-60 minutes prior to the building closing.  All equipment must be returned at this time. 
  12. Change rooms will be inspected by a Client Services Representative upon building closure.

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in removal from facility and/or loss of access privileges.

Fitness Centre

View from Mezzanine North Stairs

Mitchell Centre