University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI


The Department of Campus Recreation  contributes to the academic mission of the University and enhances the quality of campus life by providing a student–centered environment and experiential opportunities which foster healthy, active lifestyles through involvement in and/or use of recreational facilities, programs and services.  Supporting the values of student success, our program strives to promote integrity, responsibility and leadership skills while maintaining a balance between physical, emotional & social growth of individuals. 


The Anna Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center is a 33,000-square-foot facility dedicated to Fitness and Wellness located in the heart of campus near residence halls and dining facilities. Facilities include: Circuit Training Area, Functional Training Areas, Strength Training Area, Spin Studio, Cardio Area with Cardio Theater, Group Exercise Studio for classes, Mind/Body Studio (yoga, meditation and Pilates), Wellness Resource Center (massage chair, wellness programming), Personal Training Assessment and Consultation Room, Men’s/Women’s Locker Rooms and All Gender Shower Room.


Wellness Programming: Thirsty Thursday, Wellness Wednesday, Make a Change Monday 

Unique programming: Inside Out Week, Give Back Week, Spin across America 

Personal Training Program (Nationally Certified Student Trainers) 


  • Green Sustainable materials and operations: lighting control panel, bottle fill stations, bamboo flooring, recycled rubber flooring, energy efficient hand dryers, and energy efficient heating a cooling — LEED© Gold certified 
  • The facility is open 48 weeks a year and on average 80 hours a week 
  • All programming other than personal training is included with memberships 
  • 75+ Group Exercise classes a week; all included with memberships 
  • Total cost: $11, 000,000 
  • Total Square footage: 33,000 sq. ft. facility 
  • Dedicated student recreation fee 
  • Was a Renovation Project which turned a dining hall into a fitness and wellness center 
  • There have been over 100,000 participant visits since July 2016 
  • Cardio Theater, Cardio equipment with embedded screens and connectivity 
  • Over $500,000 of cardio equipment in the facility that includes: 17 treadmills, 16 Ellipticals, 21 bikes, 21 spin bikes, 2 step mills, 2 versa climbers, upper hand cycle, ski erg, 2 water rowers, 2 rowers, 4 arc trainers, 4 expresso bikes, 2 stair masters, 2 trixters, and a krank cycle.
Emily Harbourne was a previous editor for Campus Rec Magazine.

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