Campus Recreation

Downers Grove, IL campus


wellness centerTake a study break, participate in a wide variety of intramural sports, connect with a hobby, or get your heart rate up at the Recreation Center, which is open daily from 5:30am until midnight. This complex includes a main gym, strength training/cardio room, free weight room, aerobic room, craft room, music room, racquetball courts, plus locker rooms and equipment available for checkout. This building also hosts intramural sports, exercise classes, and other campus events. Each student has the ability to bring in one guest with them to use the facility at no charge.

Intramural Sports

Offered year round, we have a wide variety of intramural sports available to help you break a sweat and socialize with students from your program, as well as the other programs on campus. Sports vary by season and include:

Registration is done on-line through a website called IMleagues.com. Schedules & Results are also posted on the website. Intramural Champion T-shirts provided to the champions of each league. An email is sent out each quarter with all information for registering and using the site.


Options for Your Leisure

Gymnasium
One full court basketball court. A divider curtain can be dropped down to create two short court basketball courts or 2 volleyball courts.

Strength Training/Cardio Room
An assortment of selectorized weight equipment stations by Body Masters. Cardio Equipment includes: 10 treadmills, 5 recumbent bikes, 2 upright bikes, 2 spin bikes, 2 concept 2 rowers, 1 versa climber, 2 step mills, and 6 elliptical machines.

Racquetball Courts
There are two racquetball courts available, which may also be used for handball. One court is available for playing Wallyball. Each court may be used for one hour at a time. In addition, there is a limited supply of racquets and balls available for use.

Aerobic Room
With a mirrored wall and hardwood floors, the items available for use in the Aerobic Room are a good addition to your workout:

Exercise Classes also take place in the Aerobic Room and include:


Free Weight Room


Craft Room
The multi-purpose Craft Room is set with tables and chairs, and includes a sink, sewing machines, board games and puzzles. Craft programs are offered throughout the year:


Music Room

This unique room includes a piano, drum set and a sound-proof practice room, available on a first-come-first-served basis. Tables and chairs are set up in the room.

Two Outdoor Sand Volleyball Courts
Located just South of the Recreation/Wellness Center

Outdoor Athletic Fields

Extras

Locker Rooms
Lockers may be used on a daily basis unless you register your locker with the Campus Recreation Office. Registration forms are located on the literature rack across from the Locker Rooms and also in the Campus Recreation Office. The charge is $10/quarter for a locker and can be billed to your student account. You supply your own lock.

Equipment Checkout
Available equipment includes:


Work Study Positions
Positions available include: Recreation & Fitness Supervisor, Intramural Official, Aerobic Instructor, Exercise Class Instructor, Scorekeeper, Intramural Supervisor. If interested, please stop by the Campus Recreation Office to pick up an application.



Campus Recreation Office
Don Evans
Director of Campus Recreation & Wellness
devans@midwestern.edu 
630-971-6401
Located in the Recreation & Wellness Building, on the South end of campus.