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NSU Recreation & Wellness

The Office of Recreation and Wellness (NSU RecWell) strives to enhance transformative learning and quality of life for the NSU community through diverse programs and services in an inclusive environment. Programs and services include: Intramural & Club Sports, Fitness & Wellness Programming, Scuba and Rescue Certifications, and Outdoor Adventures.

NSU RecWell oversees the RecPlex, located within the Don Taft University Center and the Aquatic Center, housing the largest pool in South Florida! The RecPlex is over 100,000sqft and houses 15,000sqft of cardiovascular and strength equipment, 2 Indoor Basketball courts, 3 Racquetball Courts, an Indoor Climbing Wall, a Leisure Pool, 3 Multipurpose Rooms, and Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms – equipped with showers and saunas.

All NSU Faculty and Staff are eligible for a one-week free trial to the RecPlex. Sign up by calling (954) 262-7301 or visiting the RecPlex front desk today! More information about memberships can be found HERE. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @NSU_Rec_Well!

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Group Fitness Schedule (download the iShark Mobile App on your phone)

Personal Training

Hours of Operation

Updates & Cancellations

New Group Fitness Schedule starting December 4, 2017

RecWell News & Events

Become a Scuba Diver
Published on August 22, 2017

TRY IT OUT FIRST WITH DISCOVER SCUBA! The PADI Discover Scuba experience is a fun and exciting way to try scuba diving and to see what it is like to breathe underwater. No prior scuba diving experience is necessary, but you do need to be in good physical health. This...

Intramural Sports—Fall 2017 Schedule
Published on August 22, 2017

Have you seen those sweet Intramural (IM) Championship t-shirts around campus and dying to have one of your own? If so, register for any of our fall 2017 sports for a chance to win! You and some friends can compete against other students teams for a chance to win an...

Youth Swim Lessons Available
Published on March 13, 2017

Youth Swim Lessons are now open for registration with our NSU Aquatics Institute. We offer detailed descriptions about each level on our website,, which will help you decide. If you are still not sure, contact us and we will do our best to guide you. However, until we get...

Register for Adult Swim Lessons
Published on March 13, 2017

Want to learn how to swim for the first time? OR maybe you want to refine your stroke a little and learn better technique. Then adult group lessons are for you. Session 2: April 17 – May 11 Learning the Basics 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. NSU Affiliated: $100 Community:...

Register for Intramural 7v7 Soccer
Published on March 06, 2017

Is your department in need of team building activities? If not, have you ever wanted to relive the glory days to show off your sports skills? If you answered yes to either of the questions above, go register for any of our Intramural (IM) Sports offered during the spring 2017...

#NSUFindYourStrong: Eating Well – Oatmeal Trials and Tribulations
Published on February 27, 2017

Few foods have made the turn from meal time staple, to trendy alternative treatment, the way oatmeal has. While it seems ridiculous that mothers who insist that bowls of plain, beige-colored stuff is good for you could have something in common with self-proclaimed fitness gurus who advocate bathing in the...

#NSUFindYourStrong: Best time to Work Out
Published on February 20, 2017

Many of us have probably heard our friends’ spiels about why we should work out at some time of day or another. The truth is, there’s no proof that exercising at a certain time of day makes your work out more or less effective. However, the time in which you...

#NSUFindYourStrong: You are What You Eat
Published on February 14, 2017

What you put on your plate matters, beyond how many calories it sums up to. For example, eating excessive amounts of processed grains, such as white rice, white potatoes, or white flour pasta, is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. This risk becomes even more pronounced when...

#NSUFindYourStrong: Exercise and Mental Wellness
Published on February 07, 2017

Elle Woods’ comment in Legally Blonde that, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands,” is played as a joke, but she does have a point. At least, she has a point about exercise and endorphins leading to happiness. We will not comment...

#NSUFindYourStrong: Making Wellness a Habit
Published on January 24, 2017

The New Year is already rolling, but can the same be said for our New Year’s resolutions? No matter what aspect of your life you’re trying to improve, whether it’s physical health or mental well-being, it can be difficult to follow through on these commitments we make to ourselves. How...

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