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A student lifts weights in the fitness center.

Recreation and Fitness

Don’t let your busy academic and social schedule take priority over a healthy lifestyle. Set yourself up for success by planning physical activity into your days at Normandale.

Recreation and Fitness provides a variety of sports and fitness opportunities to help you stay in shape. Whether you’re looking to burn calories, build muscle, or relieve stress, there’s something for everyone.

Exercise Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Meet new friends, have fun and stay active by participating in recreational sports or joining group fitness classes. You might find a workout buddy while you’re exercising in the fitness center or connect with a classmate over yoga. We also offer lockers and sports equipment rentals.

Physical health impacts your mental health and academic life, too. Healthy individuals make better students, and better students make healthier communities.

Students play Spikeball.

Rec Sports

Enjoy using your sports abilities or develop new skills by participating in recreational sports! Past club sports have included basketball, flag football, ice hockey, and soccer.

the Fitness center.

Fitness Facilities

Our newly renovated fitness center and gym are free to all Normandale students! Stop in to use weights, exercise machines, and other sports equipment.

A yoga class.

Group Fitness Classes

Participants of all fitness levels are invited to join our group fitness classes. Meet new friends while you stay active.

Passionate About Health and Wellness?

Join the Normandale Student Wellness Committee! We need students like you to help plan and run wellness activities for the campus community.

Join the Committee


Join us for Yoga in-person or via Zoom.

Yoga will start back up during Welcome Week (August 26th-30th, 2024)

Locker Rentals

There is a variety of locker options available to rent by the day. These lockers are for DAY USE only. We charge a $30 fee for locker keys returned late or lost.

Fitness Facilities

Normandale offers two facilities for students, faculty and staff to use; the Fitness Center and the Gym. 

The Fitness Center features Cybex weight resistance machines along with ellipticals, treadmills, dumbbells, kettle bells, two smith machines and Free Motion exercise equipment.


The Fitness Center is open and free to all currently enrolled Normandale students.  To use the facility, please bring your student ID and appropriate fitness attire including a pair of gym shoes.


The Fitness Center is open to all current staff and faculty of Normandale at a rate of $30/semester or $50/year.  Please visit the Business Office to purchase a pass or stop by the Activities Desk for more information. 

PLEASE NOTE: While our Fitness Center staff are there to assist with fitness equipment and guidance, we are not personal trainers.

Summer Semester Activities Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Fitness Center

9 am to 4:30 pm


9 am to 4:30 pm



9 am to 4:30 pm



9 am to 4:30 pm





9 am to 4:30 pm



9 am to 4:30 pm


9 am to 4:30 pm

9 am to 4:30 pm


**Gym and Fitness Center are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Facility hours are subject to change, scheduled events and classes have priority.

Fitness and Recreation Resources

Below you’ll find a variety of online and offline resources to help keep you well and active.

Free Fitness Resources

  • Les Mills On Demand: Over 95 workouts across 8 categories that can be completed from anywhere.
  • Peloton App: Live, on-demand classes with or without equipment. Includes a wide selection of indoor cycling, running, walking, bootcamp, strength, and outdoor (audio-only) classes. Free 90-day trial.

Wellness Resources

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Resources: Articles, handouts, infographics, podcast episodes, videos, and more. Topics covered include exercise, covid, and overall health.
  • Headspace: Meditation app for sleep, stress, anxiety, and relaxation. Offers free meditation audio tracks and meditation support.

Outdoor Recreation

You'll find the following trails and parks located near campus in Bloomington.

Contact Recreation and Fitness

Activities, Rec Sports and Wellness

Desk: A1503, lower level of the Activities Building

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