Recreation Center

Recreation and Athletics Center
569 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4REC (4732)
fax: (248) 370-4889
rec@oakland.edu

Programs

Contact us for more info: 

Erin Davidson
Fitness and Programs Coordinator 
(248) 370-4911

Becky Lewis
lewis236@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4910

Programs

University Recreation and Well-Being offers both fitness assessments and additional fitness education programs to 

Looking for a GroupX Instructor for your event? 

Simply fill out this form and we will contact you soon in regards to your next event request.

Grizz-A-Thon Dance Marathon at Oakland University

What: Dance, play games, hang out with miracle network children plus their families, listen to miracle network family stories, and unite to raise money for a six hour event!

Why: Grizz-A-Thon, Dance Marathon at Oakland University is one of more than 300 Miracle Network Dance Marathon programs fundraising for local children’s hospitals. Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement uniting college, university, and high school students across North America. The collective efforts of students have raised nearly $180 million since 1991 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a nonprofit organization that raises funds and awareness for 170 pediatric hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.

When: March 28th from 4pm-10pm

Where: The Oakland Center Banquet Rooms

Cost: FREE but it is encouraged to register and try and raise money prior to event using the link below

Register Here: https://events.dancemarathon.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=2951

Other Info:

  • You can register individually or with a team
  • Zumba with Ron will run from 8:15pm-9pm in the OC banquet rooms
  • Snacks, water, and a light dinner will be provided at the event
  • It is encouraged to attend the entire event, but not required

Deadlift Competition

When: Monday, April 9th from 6:30pm-8pm

Where: Fitness Annex A 

What: Drop in to compete in the deadlift competition at OU. Must be registered by 7:30pm at the latest.

Drop-In
Body Comps

Working toward a weight loss goal? Then take advantage of our Drop-in Body Composition service to help you keep on track! Drop-in, no appointment necessary! Generally falls on the first Monday of every month.

  • Upcoming Dates Offered:
    • April 2nd
  • Times Offered: 
    • All Day- just stop by the Fitness Center ask speak with one of the Fitness Assistants!
  • Cost:
    • $5 (includes a report measuring your weight, blood pressure, percent body fat and flexibility).
    • Please pay at the Welcome Center and bring your receipt to the fitness assistant.
Know Your
Numbers

Know Your Numbers is a program designed to provide participants with quick fitness assessment “numbers” relating to their health. Quick assessments will be offered for FREE at the Fitness Center within the Rec Center on the following dates. Some of the fitness assessments offered include: Blood Pressure, BMI, Flexibility, Body Composition and Muscular Fitness.

  • Dates Offered:
    • April 11th: Blood Pressure and Body Fat Percentage
  • Times Offered:
    • 12pm-2pm 
  • Where:
    • Recreation Center, Outside Studio 897 (located downstairs outside the Fitness Center)
Fitness Center
Orientations

Helps members become familiar with the Fitness Center, exercise equipment, and general fitness principles. Proper use of equipment and education on proper form and muscle groups worked will be discussed based on the participant's needs/goals. Workout clothes & exercise shoes are encouraged.

  • Offered: FREE all day, every day!
TGIF
(Teens)

Designed for 13-17 year olds who would like to use the Fitness Center, Teens Getting Into Fitness (TGIF) teaches them how to safely and properly use the exercise equipment. Once the TGIF program is complete, the teen will receive a card to bring with them every time they use the Fitness Center. The Fitness Assistant on duty will ask to see their completion card. Parents/guardians must remain in the Fitness Center with the teen during all workouts. Participants must bring current photo with them for TGIF card to be made.

  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: approximately 45-60 minutes
  • Registration: Contact Austin at (248) 370-4594