To create inclusive and accessible spaces and experiences where all are empowered to pursue their well-being.
Health equity and well-being for all Bruins.
Description of Facility(s)
John Wooden Center
The University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) main fitness and recreation center, the John Wooden Center (JWC), is in the heart of campus. It has 136,020 square feet of indoor recreation space including strength and conditioning, cardio, flexibility and functional training zones, an outdoor courtyard, rock wall, five fitness studios, meeting rooms, bike shop, rental center, locker rooms, and the BruinHub — a commuter-centric space. JWC opened in May 1983 and is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Bruin Fitness Center
The Bruin Fitness Center (BFit) is exclusive to UCLA undergraduate students and is conveniently located near the residence halls. BFit has 14,000 square feet of indoor fitness center space, 60-plus premium cardio equipment pieces and 50-plus pieces of strength equipment.
Kinross Recreation Center
Kinross Recreation Center (KREC) is exclusive for UCLA graduate students and faculty/staff. KREC is located directly outside of campus in Westwood Village, California. The facility is a 9,990-square-foot fitness center with an outdoor courtyard.
Pauley Pavilion Presented by Wescom
Opening in 1965, Pauley Pavilion is the primary facility for UCLA men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and women’s gymnastics. The arena underwent a $136 million renovation from 2010-2012 and has seating for approximately 13,800 spectators.
Marina Aquatic Center
UCLA’s premier waterfront recreation facility, Marian Aquatic Center (MAC), is just 10 miles from campus in scenic Marina del Rey, California. MAC is home to a multitude of inclusive boating and safety programs, equipment rentals, youth programs and competitive teams at both the collegiate and youth levels. UCLA students can also kayak for free at the MAC.
Sunset Canyon Recreation Center
The Sunset Canyon Recreation Center (SCRC) is a park-like outdoor recreation facility with outdoor lounge space, a community garden, pools, tennis courts, outdoor basketball court, sand volleyball courts and the challenge course. SCRC includes two pools: Park Pool and the Family Pool.
A nine-lane, 400-meter track with space for javelin, triple jump, long jump, high jump and an infield events area.
Intramural Sports Field
Approximately 10 acres of turf field accommodating intramural sports, club sports, open recreation, summer camp and special event activities.
- UCLA Recreation manages six aquatics facilities throughout the campus.
- Services include swim lessons for youth and adults, Master’s swimming, leisure swimming and a variety of innovative aquatics fitness classes that cater to all ability levels.
- Employment opportunities and safety certification courses are also available.
- Offers quarterly special events for UCLA staff and faculty including I Heart Walking and Stress Less Week.
- FitWell works in partnership with several UCLA departments to bring greater awareness of and to promote the benefits of wellness programs to the campus community. Initiatives included Warm Up to Work, Bruin Health Improvement Program, Bruin MindFit and Diabetes Prevent Program.
- Hosts a variety of programs through the Teaching Kitchen to provide educational and interactive workshops in the areas of nutrition education, food insecurity, culinary skills and community engagement.
- UCLA Recreation has 54 club sports teams.
- Club Sports National Championships over the previous year:
- Men’s Club Basketball 2023 National Champions.
- Men’s and Women’s Club Soccer for open division in Fall 2022.
- Men’s Rowing, Varsity American Collegiate Rowing Association Champions.
- Taekwondo, first place in the Black Belt Championship Division under the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association
- Table tennis, first place titles in Women’s Team, Women’s Singles and Women’s Doubles.
- A men’s rugby player was selected and is now a current member of the USA Men’s National 7s team.
- Intramural (IM) Sports include many traditional sports and many newer, unique games such as spikeball, ultimate frisbee or esports. IM Sports operates 15 sports with over 5,000 unique participants each year.
Outdoor Adventures/Experiential Programs
- A bike shop is conveniently located inside of the John Wooden Center, offering a wide range of full-service repairs.
- Wheelchair basketball occurs every week and is open for students with and without disabilities.
- Alongside the Martial Arts program, a quarterly applied martial arts class is offered to provide individualized movement trainings based in martial arts to those of all abilities.
Youth and Family Programs
- UCLA Recreation offers quarterly camps for youth. One of the summer camp programs in 2023 included a weeklong camp called Chem Kids where children learned principles of organic chemistry from a UCLA professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
- The Little Bruin Clubhouse, funded by the Social Justice Referendum, provides free and reduced-cost evening youth programming for dependents ranging from diaper graduate to age 12. Student dependents may utilize the clubhouse at no cost.
- The JWC is the only building with the name of legendary coach John Wooden.
- The Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom has hosted many unique events over the years including College Signing Day with special guest Michelle Obama, the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, Call of Duty World Championship and more.
- This summer, UCLA Recreation hosted Real Madrid CF practices. They have hosted other professional soccer teams over the years including FC Barcelona and Manchester United FC.
- A 42 plaque in honor of Jackie Robinson marks each of the UCLA Recreation facilities.
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