Recreational Sports and Fitness Services has 3 on-campus buildings dedicated to recreational activities. Adaptive recreational opportunities includes working out in our fitness centers, swimming, Adaptive Sports Club, Goal Ball, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball and open recreation.
The IM Sports West has gyms that are for drop-in recreation. At certain times of the year, the IM Sports West space is scheduled for Intramural Sports teams. Recreational Sports and Fitness Services will try to keep one gym available for drop-in activities. IM Sports West also has an indoor tennis facility for activities such as wheelchair tennis. MSU Varsity Men’s Tennis Coach, Gene Orlando, offers a wheelchair tennis program for you to participate in. For the latest information on the wheel chair tennis program, contact Gene at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (office) 517-432-0629 (cell) 517-881-9955.
IM Sports West houses our newest and largest fitness center on campus. The IM Sports West fitness center is equipped with free weights, an excellent set of pulleys that provides a nice safe upper body workout. We also have a motomed which is designed for wheelchair users who cannot handle our manual pulley system. Wheelchair users do not have to get out of their wheelchair to use this machine. It is possible to exercise arms, legs, or both at the same time. This fantastic machine can give you updates on your performance during your work out. The Motomed is located on the second floor of the IM Sports West fitness center. Wheelchair users may use our fitness centers; however, University Lawyers state that wheelchair users must exercise in their wheelchairs.
The IM Sports East is also a great place to get fit on the East side of campus. This facility is well equipped with a fitness center, accessible racquet ball courts, and an indoor track. The IM Sports East fitness center is equipped with free weights and a pulley system to help meet your fitness goals.
The IM Sports Circle is our oldest recreational facility on campus. In this building you will find gyms and a small swimming pool.
Swimming at Michigan State University occurs in three of our recreational pools. The IM Sports Circle Pool has a set of aquatic stairs used for accessibility into the water. The IM Sports West Indoor and Outdoor pools both have an aquatic lift and access to locker rooms. Floatation devices may be available if needed but we strongly encourage you to bring your own. More information about recreational aquatics can be found at this link.
The Adaptive Sports Club meets every Thursday evening from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at IM Sports Circle. For more information please contact Jim Renuk.
Goal Ball is an adaptive activity for participants who are blind. Six participants are on one end of the gym, and six are on the other end. If you are not blind, you wear a blindfold. The ball is almost as big as a basketball and there are bells inside. A point is scored when one team throws the ball across the gymnasium and has it pass the opposing team at the other end.
If you have worked out before college or have never worked out in your life, the Recreational Sports and Fitness Services Department has something for you. Please come check us out! If you need more information or have questions, contact Jim Renuk.