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Starting Tuesday, June 22, fully vaccinated students and Recreational Sports members who self-report their vaccine information to the University of Michigan will no longer be required to wear a mask or social distance under the University’s updated policy while using Recreational Sports facilities.
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Starting Tuesday, June 22, fully vaccinated students and Recreational Sports members who self-report their vaccine information to the University of Michigan will no longer be required to wear a mask or social distance under the University’s updated policy while using Recreational Sports facilities.
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Find Yourself Here

Our team of passionate professionals is focused on giving you the very best physical fitness, adventure and sports experiences possible. From building supervisors to fitness instructors, personal trainers to trip leaders, you’re surrounded by people who care and who are dedicated to helping you reach your goals­­. We’re intent on creating an environment that’s safe, welcoming and fun. We’re dedicated to providing offerings that suit a variety of abilities, interests and needs. And we’re always looking for opportunities to develop leadership and authentic engagement—whether it’s with our members, student employees, teams or staff.

Want to learn more? Here’s what members of our community have to say about our culture, our goals and what we value most—you. That’s why this is your Rec Sports.


Something To Talk About

Group-X has definitely made exercise and fitness more accessible to me. It makes me feel good and I've loved all the classes I've taken.
Club Sports have connected me to a great group of friends and a lifetime network to anyone who has played rugby. Not only being able to put on the maize and blue, representing our university across the globe but still getting unparalleled academic experience develops such important personal characteristics that will pay dividends in life.
Group-X has given me something to look forward to everyday and feel good about myself.
I joined a soccer team with a bunch of strangers and we all ended up becoming very good friends and did more IM Sports together.
I appreciate your dedication to my health and truly appreciate the previous experience of working with one of your trainers. Many of the techniques I have learned from her have helped me tremendously, primarily by avoiding injury when working out without her. Also, the sheer strength that she helped me build has resolved chronic neck and back issues - something that I thought that I would never be relieved from!
I love this program and I wish I had started sooner. Having a personal trainer has helped to keep me motivated and always trying to improve. The training routine every session is dynamic and encompasses everything I think a training session should.
Being a three sport varsity athlete in high school, Intramural Sports has given me the opportunity to keep being a part of a team... I've convinced so many of my friends to play with me and do different sports. They all end up loving it.
I played soccer and flag football with roughly the same team since Freshman year!
Group-X has been one of the best resources I could have found. It's delightful. Thank you so much for offering these virtually!
Deciding to join the sailing team has been one of the best decisions I've made during my time as an undergraduate. I look forward to heading out to the lake for practice and getting to know my peers better. It's served as an invaluable source of community and has allowed me to pursue competitive opportunities not as easily available outside of the team.
Club Sports has given me the opportunity to continue my sport in a way that makes sense for me. I'm able to do gymnastics, and make new friends, and travel and compete, and focus on my studies. I'm so grateful that I can be part of a great team and do the sport I love.
The Club Sport program has connected me with a great community on campus that I have grown close to. It is integral to my UM experience.
Joining the Club Soccer team was probably the best decision I made as a student. The Club Soccer team gave me a community of like-minded, driven, and passionate women and I have been fortunate enough to have developed some of my best friendships from this group.
It has really been amazing to have access to affordable live classes I can do at home during the pandemic.

Empowerment Self Defense

The DPSS self-defense workshop takes a holistic approach to self-protection, emphasizing awareness and assertiveness skills as well as physical and verbal strategies to counter violence. The goal is to leave you better equipped to deal with everything from harassment to potentially violent people to sexual assault. Participants will take part in verbal exercises, physical drills and discussion.

  • Dates & Location:
    • Stay tuned for future dates!
  • Cost: Free  to enrolled UM students and Rec Sports members with MCard
  • Register here!

Wellness Woof

Wellness Woof is designed to bring licensed therapy dogs from Therapaws to UM’s campus to help students de-stress and connect with the campus community.

  • Dates:
    • Stay tuned for future dates!
  • Location: Intramural Sports Building, Multipurpose Room A
  • Cost: Free to enrolled UM students and Rec Sports members with MCard

Wheelchair Basketball

In collaboration with Michigan Medicine, open recreation wheelchair basketball is offered at the North Campus Recreation Building for athletes of any ability.  Just show up, walk or roll over to the NCRB to learn more and play!

  • Dates:
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Location: North Campus Recreation Building basketball courts

Cost: Free to enrolled UM students and Rec Sports members with MCard


Events

Rec Sports Wellness Week | Monday, August 30 – Friday, September 3

Find what you need to stay active and be well on campus during Rec Sports Wellness Week! Whether you’re looking to be courtside, poolside, or outside, each day will offer a new focus for you to explore. Let Rec Sports be part of your wellness journey. We can’t wait to see you here!

Monday, August 30 | Rec Sports Facilities

Facility Open Houses *all week long!*

Are you wondering how you can stay active while on campus? Come check out your options at any of our three rec centers – CCRB, IMSB, and NCRB! Just swipe your MCard at the Welcome Center, or show your member ID by downloading the Rec Sports app on the iPhone App Store or the Google Play Store .

Students who come for a tour or workout between August 30 – September 5 will be entered into our prize drawing! First, follow us on Twitter or Instagram @umichrecsports. Then, scan the QR code at our building entrances and send us a photo of your visit!

Group‑X Free Week *through September 12!*

Looking for a fun, convenient way to fit movement into your schedule? Check out Group‑X classes! Starting August 30 – September 12 you can try any class, anytime *for free* during Group‑X Free Week. You’ll find Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Strength, HIIT and other great classes to join in-person and virtually.  Download the Rec Sports app or visit our website to see our full schedule and how to register.

Tuesday, August 31 | Intramural Sports & Esports

Intramural Sports Field Day, 3:00pm – 6:00pm @ Palmer Field

School isn’t just for studying. It’s also for playing sports and making friends! Intramural Sports are an opportunity to get active, have fun, and meet some like-minded people. No experience playing is necessary! Join us for Intramural Sports Field Day to try out games like Spikeball, Kan-Jam, Ladder Golf, and Corn Hole. We’ll have student staff on hand to answer all your questions about what sports you can play and how to sign up. Want to play, but can’t find a team? We’ll help you get connected! Fall A sports include 3v3 soccer, sand volleyball, wheelchair tennis, 4v4 flag football, and more! Registration runs September 1 – 8. Download the Rec Sports app or visit our webstore to register.

UMich Esports: Ask Us Anything!, 6:00pm – 7:00pm via Zoom

Find your gaming community at Michigan with UMich Esports! Tune in to meet the teams and learn how you can compete in League of Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch, and others. And, of course, ask us anything!

Wednesday, September 1 | Fitness

Group‑X Free Week *through September 12!*

Looking for a fun, convenient way to fit movement into your schedule? Check out Group‑X classes! Starting August 30 – September 12 you can try any class, anytime *for free* during Group‑X Free Week. You’ll find Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Strength, HIIT and other great classes to join in-person and virtually. Download the Rec Sports app or visit our website to see our full schedule and how to register.

Thursday, September 2 | Adventure Leadership

Bike Repair Clinic and Rental Center Open House, 3:00pm – 6:00pm @ Adventure Leadership Rental Center

Learn how to keep your bike in tip-top shape from our friends at Common Cycle, an Ann Arbor non-profit dedicated to empowering the community to ride bikes. Bring your bike or learn on one of ours. And, our Adventure Leadership staff will be on hand to answer questions about all the outdoor gear and lawn games you can rent from us. We have everything from sleeping bags and backpacks, to bocce ball sets and volleyball nets!

We recommend checking out the outdoor trips our Adventure Leadership team is taking this Fall, too! We also offer teambuilding for student orgs!

Friday, September 3 | Club Sports

Rec Sports Expo, 3:00pm – 6:00pm @ Palmer Field

Calling all athletes! Our Club Sports teams need you! If you want to compete in the sport you love, or find some friends you’ll have for a lifetime, then check out the Rec Sports Expo. Talk to current Club Sport athletes and learn about tryouts, travel, and more. From baseball to wrestling, there are 30 Club Sport teams you can pick from. Additional Rec Sports staff and students will be on hand to talk about department information and employment.