Recreation & Wellness

Rec Center

A Wellness Way of Life

When you are active, you perform more effectively in all areas of your life. For this reason, Ashland challenges each community member to live an active life. It does not matter if you are athletic; there are fun physical activities for everyone! We offer: 

  • Intramural Programs - enjoy a healthy competition as students challenge other students (or even faculty/staff!)  winners receive a highly coveted Intramural Championship t-shirt!
  • Sport Clubs - 20 clubs (over 265 student participants) that require less commitment than our NCAA athletic program but still provide intense intercollegiate competition
  • Group X Classes - group exercise classes such as yoga, cycling, and other fun classes that get your heart pumping and muscles working
  • Personal training sessions
  • Climbing Wallclimb our 12' bouldering wall or 24' wall with 5 top rope courses
  • Other Amenities - indoor running track, golf simulator, game room, racquetball courts, sand volleyball court, tennis, basketball courts and massage chairs


Virtual Wellness Recommended Resources

Strength & Cardio

Les Mills on Demand – A streaming site with free access to over 100 workouts across 10 categories including something for the whole family. Free content will be available for at least two months, and may be extended.

FitnessBlender - Features over 600 full length at home workouts. Quick, simple, and to the point. 

POPSUGAR Fitness - Fun, fresh, and upbeat at home workouts.

Sarah's Day - Quick workouts aimed at sweating hard and burning fat. Generally around 15 minutes. 

Peloton App - Free for 90 days. A mix of running, strength, toning, cycling, yoga, meditation and outdoor workouts.


Down Dog Yoga – Practice yoga from your living room! Down Dog is making all of their apps – Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout – completely free until June 1st.

Blogilates - Full length pilates inspired workouts you can follow along at home.

Morgan Tyler - Yoga flows designed to elevate your mood!

Yoga with Adriene - a great beginners series | Specific video on yoga for stress and anxiety

Core Power Yoga: Free access to a collection of online classes through CorePower Yoga On Demand. New classes will be available every week so you can keep up your practice – Flow, sweat, savasana - whenever, wherever.

Yoga Girl: 30 Days of Space - A Yoga Girl Community Challenge for Self-Care and Peace of Mind.

ABS PIlates: 10 minute pilates clips on Facebook feed.


Runner's World - Maybe now is the time to train for that 5/10K?  Running plans for purchase.

Hal Higdon Running Plans - Alternative running plans from professional running coach, Hal Higdon.  Free app with upgrades that can be purchased.

ACE(American Council on Exercise) Fitness
American College of Sports Medicine
Free Fitness & Wellness Apps

Relax Melodies - white noise ambiance for sleep, meditation & yoga.

Nike Training Club - This is the ultimate app for people who want a lot of direction — or don't want to spend hours at the gym. Nike Training Club creates a comprehensive four-week plan based on your fitness level and goals. Workouts are targeted toward getting leaner, stronger, or more toned and range from 15 to 45 minutes. If you hate running (or are injured), you can even choose to eliminate running from your program. 

Couch to 5k - Avoid ramping up your training plan too quickly by following this app's easy-to-start program. It's an eight-week training course that requires a mix of running and walking three days per week, thirty minutes per day. 

Sworkit Lite - Open the app, tap "Fit in 5 minutes," and you're already working out. Sworkit puts the exercises you want right up front. Three categories are included: strength, cardio, and yoga. Videos play automatically and guide you through each exercise. There are no complicated programs to follow and, unlike other workout apps, no signup information to input. Sworkit is ideal for people who travel frequently or want to workout in their own homes. 

Zombies, Run! This app forces you to run for your life. Listen to the story of a town overrun by zombies, while you run in real life. ("Careful, there's one behind you!") As you jog, you'll also collect the supplies necessary to complete your mission. 

Rec Center Fall Hours

* Beginning August 27, 2022

Facility Hours

Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 1-10 p.m.

Pool Hours

Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. / 6-9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 3-8 p.m.

Climbing Wall Hours

Monday: 3-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 3-8 p.m.
Friday: 3-6 p.m.

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