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Welcome to the RecPlex

Stay active, connect with fellow Sharks, and achieve your wellness goals at Nova Southeastern University's state-of-the-art Recreational Complex (RecPlex). This 110,000-square-foot facility boasts a variety of amenities and services, from top-notch fitness equipment to invigorating group exercise classes and refreshing outdoor spaces. Explore this page to discover our comprehensive offerings. 

RecPlex Hours of Operation

Winter 2024

Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.

Summer Hours of Operation - Effective April 27, 2024

Monday-Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Pool Hours | Monday - Sunday: Dawn to dusk when the RecPlex is open

Rock Wall Hours | Please call (954) 262-7301 to confirm. 

The RecPlex is open on many university holidays. Please call (954) 262-7301 for more information.

RecPlex Holiday Hours & Closures - 2023 / 2024
Labor Day September 4, 2023 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving November 23 and 24, 2023 Closed
Winter Break December 10, 2022 - December 22, 2022

Saturdays - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sundays - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Weekdays - 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Winter Closure December 23, 2023–January 2, 2024 Closed
MLK Day January 15, 2024

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Spring Break February 26 through March 1

6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Memorial Day May 27, 2024


Independence Day 

July 4th, 2024


Amenities and Services

Located within the NSU Don Taft University Center, the RecPlex offers NSU Sharks and members a number of recreational and wellness offerings, including:

  • State-of-the-art fitness center furnished by Life Fitness
  • Two multipurpose gyms for basketball, volleyball, and special events
  • Group exercise classes ranging from Pilates and spinning to HIIT, yoga, and more
  • Three multipurpose studios to house group exercise and instructional programs
  • Two indoor racquetball courts
  • One convertible squash court
  • An outdoor swimming pool
  • Two-story indoor rock climbing wall
  • Personal fitness training
  • Individual, single-gender saunas
  • Equipment checkout and rental
  • Guest passes
  • Men and women's lockers and showers

 Please Note: Some of these RecPlex services carry an additional fee.

RecPlex members can check out equipment for use in the facility. A valid SharkCard or RecPlex ID is required. All equipment must be returned the same day before the facility closes. Available equipment for checkout includes:

  • Ab Roller
  • Ankle Straps
  • Basketball
  • Badminton Rackets
  • Dip Belt
  • Foam Roller
  • Hang Straps
  • Jump Rope
  • Racquetball Goggles
  • Racquetball Racquets
  • Resistance Bands (light, medium, heavy)
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting Belt (small, medium, large)


  • Lockers may be rented on a term basis for the purpose of storing personal, fitness related items.
  • Health and safety checks will be conducted on all lockers once a semester.
  • Daily lockers may be used at no additional charge. However, items must be removed by the end of the day. Any items left overnight will be removed and are subject to being discarded.
  • Monthly locker cost is $10 and is renewable on May 1, September 1, and January 1.


  • Towels are recommended for use in the fitness area.
  • Students and members are encouraged to bring their own towel.
  • Cost is $1 for a sweat towel; $2 for shower towel.
  • Cost is $15 a month for unlimited sweat and shower towels.
We are pleased to offer a complimentary fitness assessment evaluation to each new member that includes a written exercise plan developed based on your current level of fitness and your short-term and long-term goals. A personalized fitness trainer will assist you with your workout and follow-up fitness assessment evaluations are provided to track your progress.

Guest Passes

RecPlex members can bring guests with them to use the facility. Current RecPlex members, including NSU students, may bring a maximum of two guests with them each visit. The guest and the member must present themselves to the service desk and complete a guest waiver.

All guests must pay the guest fees:

  • $5 day pass for guests of NSU employees
  • $10 day pass for guests of RecPlex members
  • $25 3-day pass for guests of RecPlex members
  • $40 week pass for guests of RecPlex Members

Please note: 3-day and weekly passes must be used consecutively.

Policies and Procedures

Visit the Policies and Procedures page to learn about facility guidelines, equipment usage, and important safety information. 

View Our Policies and Procedures

Location and Parking

Printable NSU Campus Map

Visitors and guests may park in any open, non-gated lot. There is ample parking to the south and west of the facility.  Parking is fee-based and you may pay by downloading the mobile app as indicated on the signage at each lot. For more information about parking, please visit Public Safety.

Contact Us

Have a question? Give us a call at (954) 262-7301.

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