BSU recreation services
Fees for the BSU Wellness and Recreation Center and all of its services are included in every part- and full-time student’s bursar billings. This fee for part-time students is $50 per semester, and for full-time students is $90 per semester. Spouses and dependents of BSU students can also obtain access by visiting the SRWC main office.
Ball State’s SWRC opened in the fall of 2011, boasting a rock wall climbing room, a 100 x 200 foot indoor turf building, an indoor walk/run track, an Outdoor Pursuits rental center, state-of-the art fitness facilities and much more.
Additionally, intramural sports, instructional classes and adventure trips are arranged through the SWRC information: 765-285-1753, website.
Walk, bike and run
Ball State’s campus sidewalks are ideal for walking and jogging. And the campus is large enough that runners can create numerous routes to suit their mileage needs. Ball State has a running club and a cycling club.
The Adult Physical Fitness Program encourages people to make a commitment to their health. New members of the program start by completing a comprehensive health and fitness screening. The program provides three individualized training sessions by trained fitness instructors to help you in beginning a personalized exercise program. The Program, which is always supervised by degreed staff trained in Exercise Science, is located in the Student Recreation Wellness Center Room 135. For more information about joining the program, call Lynn Clark at 285-1140 or visit their web site.
YMCA of Muncie
WIth three Muncie area locations, the YMCA of Muncie offers a membership category for young adults ages 18-23 for $29 monthly plus a $40 joiner fee. Non-traditional students may fall into another membership category, ranging from $35.50 to $44 monthly.
For students with families, the YMCA offers the added benefit of free child care during scheduled hours. The Y offers group fitness classes (including Zumba and cycling), free fitness evaluations and Wellness Center orientations, special events and specialized fitness programs. Information: 765-288-4448, website.
One of the benefits of Anytime Fitness is that membership allows use of any of the company’s 1,700 facilities nation-wide. The Muncie facility opened in March 2010, with 4,600 square feet of fitness space, cardio equipment with personal TVs, free weights, private showers, floor exercise rooms and access to anytimehealth.com. It’s open 24 hours every day, so it’s always convenient. Every Anytime Fitness member receives a personalized key fob to access the facility, and a one-on-one fitness orientation. Twelve-month memberships are $36 monthly plus a one-time $51 enrollment fee. A tanning package add-on is available for $17.60 a month. Personal training is also available for $25 to $40 person session, depending on the number of sessions in your package. Information: 765-212-2321, website.
For ladies who want to work out in an all-women fitness center, Modern Lady is exactly that. Serving Muncie-area women for 30 years, the center offers weights and cardio equipment, aerobics classes, a sauna and whirlpool and clean showers and locker rooms. Massages are also available for an additional fee.
With convenient hours, Modern Lady is conveniently located along McGalliard Road, near Walmart, Walgreens and a tanning facility, as well as University Estates apartments.
Modern Lady offers a government and student rate of 10 percent off of regular membership prices. Call 765-288-6419 for more information.
The Cardinal Greenways is a collection of paved trails that spans 62 miles in Delaware County and beyond. The Greenway in Muncie is much more than a place to get fit. Beyond walking, running and biking, trail users get to enjoy the great outdoors as an opportunity to connect with nature, spend time with their pets, socialize and enjoy hobbies such as photography and entomology.
Loaner bicycles are available at the Cardinal Greenways Wysor Street Depot, located on Wysor Street near downtown Muncie. The greenway also sponsors many events every year from walking and nature groups to the Walk Indiana walking marathon event and the Great Greenway Tour biking event. Visit the website for a calendar of Greenway events.