Webinar recap: Campus Recreation

Justin Cato, Assistant Director for Intramural and Club Sports, recently joined us to talk about the different activities and clubs offered at UNF and how students can get involved. You can watch the entire webinar below, or read on to get the key points!

What Campus Recreation does UNF offer?

UNF is home to the Student Wellness Center, a state-of-the-art, LEED-Gold certified building that is the largest and most comprehensive wellness center in Northeast Florida. Built in 2012, the 20-million dollar wellness center is more than just another ‘gym.’ Some of the unique features that we offer include:

  • 27,000 square feet of fitness space
  • Outdoor multi-purpose balcony
  • 1/8 mile indoor track
  • Jamba Juice
  • Yoga Classes
  • 34’ Custom-built Climbing Wall (Osprey Cliff)

Along with all of these amazing features we also have the Paul Shirley Assessment Center. This center represents the Department of Health Promotion and is staffed with extensively trained, student peer educators. The center is open to all students seven days a week and offers services such as:

  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Fitness Assessments
  • Advanced Body Composition Testing
  • Stretching Programs

UNF also has an Eco Adventure facility which is great for students who love exploring nature or for those who just want to be outside. Eco Adventure offers a variety of activities including:

  • Paddle Boarding
  • Kayaking
  • 5 miles of Hiking Trails
  • Osprey Challenge Course
  • Zip Line Nights
  • Outdoor Clinics
  • Canoeing
  • Camping Gear Rentals
  • Surf Board Rentals
  • Paddleboard Rentals


Group Fitness:

UNF offers more than 50 group fitness classes throughout the fall and spring terms! These functional training classes are 100% free for students and are taught by student peer educators as well as local professionals. Some of the most popular classes include:

  • Zumba
  • Yoga
  • Booty Blast
  • Spinning
  • Crossprey Fit
  • Bootcamp


Club Sports:

UNF has over 15 different sport clubs! These clubs are free to any student and are open for anyone who enjoys competing in leagues and competitions. Some of our most well-known clubs include:

  • Surf
  • Soccer
  • Rugby
  • Lacrosse
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball



  1. Are there any intermural sports offered in the summer semester?

There are no official leagues or tournaments offered during the summer, but we do have open rec nights for the students who live on campus for Summer B. The faculty that are in charge of the intermurals will go to the on-campus residence halls three times a week to invite any newcomers. This is a great way to meet new people and have fun playing activities such as basketball, volleyball and corn hole.

  1. Can your family use the fitness center?

Students will have free access to the wellness center. For more information regarding UNF affiliate, senior audits or faculty retiree memberships please visit: https://www.unf.edu/recreation/swc/Memberships.aspx

  1. What are the hours for Eco-Adventure?

Gear check-out is Monday-Friday from 12pm – 5pm. The trails are open until dusk.

  1. How do I sign up for a body assessment?

All you have to do is go into the Paul Shirley Assessment Center and talk to the front desk. For the Bod Pod, however, an appointment must be made.


Find out what moves you and watch the complete webinar here!

If you have any questions or would like to know more about campus recreation, please feel free to e-mail Justin Cato at j.cato@unf.edu or visit www.unf.edu/recreation.

Written by Marlon Petzold. 


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