Fitness & Recreation

Our new 35,000 sq. ft. Dr. Jesse C. and Dorothy J. Fletcher Fitness Center has recently been completed and is available to faculty, staff, students and alumni.

 The new facility features:

  • Free weights and cardio equipment
  • Matrix equipment
  • Indoor soccer field
  • Basketball and volleyball courts
  • Pickleball and badminton
  • Elevated track
  • Outdoor patio and performance lab

New services include:

  • Group exercise classes (see class descriptions below)
  •  Faculty and staff basic and premium level fitness/wellness assessments

Hours of Operations

  • Monday-Saturday 6 a.m.–12 a.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m.–12 a.m.

Swimming Pool Hours

  • Monday- Thursday 3-6 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 1-6 p.m.
  • Sunday 2-5 p.m.
  • Closed for remainder of 2018

Dr. Jesse C. and Dorothy J. Fletcher Fitness Center Administrative Staff

Membership Registration

To register for a membership, the patron should come to the HSU Fitness Center front desk and request to start a membership. In addition, the future member should be prepared to have the following documents:

  • HSU Students, Faculty, and Staff Member HSU ID Card
  • HSU Alumni: Valid Driver’s License or legal document with a Photo ID and proof of Date of Birth (DOB)
  • HSU Dependent: Proof of age (i.e. driver’s license or birth certificate)
  • HSU Spouse: Driver’s License, documentation verifying a financial relationship between the member and the individual (lease, marriage certificate, driver’s license showing shared address, etc.)

Student, Faculty, & Staff Memberships

Students are assessed a fee, which is included in their tuition invoice from Hardin Simmons University. Faculty/Staff receive a 1-year free membership to the facility as part of their benefit package 9/1/18 – 8/31/19.

Once faculty, staff, and students have signed up for their membership, they will receive a Fusion ID Card. This card must be present to enter and have access to the HSU fitness center

HSU Alumni Memberships

To sign-up for an alumni membership, the patron must have earned a degree from Hardin Simmons University. Alumni will be able to sign up for a 1-year free membership (9/1/18 – 8/31/19).

HSU Fitness Center Guest Policy

HSU Fitness Center members may sponsor a guest following the requirements listed below:

  • All members must show their Fusion ID
  • Guest must be present with a photo ID and DOB
    • Guest must be 18 years of age or older
  • Guest pass is only valid for the issued
  • Faculty, staff, and students may bring up to 2 guests per visit free of charge.
  • Non-members are limited to 3 visits to any HSU UREC facility per semester
  • Members must complete a UREC waiver
  • Members must be accompanied by their sponsor during the entire visit.
  • Members may use the basketball courts, fitness equipment, indoor turf, elevated track, and outdoor pool
  • HSU member may rent spaces and reserve equipment for their guest according to the. UREC rental policy (please note that the HSU UREC member takes full responsibility for any damage to equipment or space)
  • Guests of Members may not participate in campus recreation programs such as intramural sports, club sports, personal training, group exercise or any other additional activities provided by the university

HSU Family Memberships

HSU Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni are welcome to bring their families, including children during family weekend hours free of charge for 1-year (9/1/18 – 8/31/19). Please refer to family hours listed under family facility hours. To register for a family membership the following documents must be present:

  • HSU Dependent: Proof of age (i.e. driver’s license or birth certificate), and documentation showing financial dependence
  • HSU Spouse: Driver’s License, documentation verifying a financial relationship between the member and the individual (lease, marriage certificate, driver’s license showing shared address, etc.)
  • Families must abide by all the guest policies/rules. Please refer to HSU Fitness Center Guest Policy

Children 17 and Younger 

  • Must always be supervised by their sponsor
  • Cannot have access to the free weights and cardio equipment due to safety reasons

Termination/ Suspension of Membership

  • HSU administration reserves the right to terminate any active membership that staff deems to be creating an unsafe environment:
    • Inappropriate supervising of a dependent
    • Inappropriate behaviors (language, actions)
  • Faculty, Staff, and Students may rent a locker by the semester
  • All lockers are free of charge the first semester (9/1/18 – 12/20/18)
  • Locks are provided
  • Lockers are valid from the first day of the class, throughout the semester, and will end on the last day of the final exams for the semester
  • All items must be emptied by the Friday of Finals Week
  • Renewal period of lockers for rental will begin two weeks prior to classes starting
  • The rentals are based off “first come, first served”
  • Lockers are not transferable
  • All participants must have an HSU UREC Membership (Faculty, Staff, Student, and Alumni) to participate in a group exercise class
  • For the first year (9/1/18 – 8/31/19) all group exercise classes are free of charge
  • Members must always check-in at the front desk of the fitness center before attending the class. When members check-in at the front desk they will receive a colored card. This card must be given to the instructor when entering the class
  • Members will be asked to fill out a PARQ prior to attending their first class
  • Members will be required to download the HSU app prior to attending their first class. The app will be used to check members into the class and serve as a tool to send notifications if a class has been moved, changed, or canceled
  • Fitness classes are available on a “first-come, first served” basis. Once the class reaches maximum capacity, members will not be allowed to attend
  • If you are more than 5 minutes late to any fitness class, it is up to the instructor to allow members to participate. It is highly encouraged that you show up 10 minutes before class starts
  • To see a full listing of our classes with descriptions please click on the Group Exercise Class Description Tab
  • All group exercise classes are subject to cancellation for University Holidays, emergencies, and weather restrictions. Please be sure to visit the HSU app for all updates


Class Schedule


Hatha Flow Yoga
Hatha Flow Yoga is a gentle class designed to align and open the body, allow energy to flow freely and to release tension. This flow moves the body from pose to pose, linking the movement with the breath. Sitting, standing and inverted postures will be included, however, a variety of modifications will be offered for beginner students. Whether you are looking for stress-relief, active rest from an intense exercise regime or a toning stretch, Hatha Flow offers balance, energy and relaxation.

TRX Basics
Come and try TRX, designed to target both upper- and lower-body muscular strength using body weight with overhead leverage TRX straps.

This class is designed to develop both strength and endurance through high-intensity interval and circuit training. Bootcamp-style fitness equipment is used to help participants obtain optimal performance.

Tabata is an interval-training class that involves 20 seconds of work, followed by 10 seconds of rest. The class is set up in 4-minute blocks. The class incorporates full-body exercises that require minimal equipment. This class is great for increasing your heart rate in a short period of time, giving you a great cardio workout. This class is great for people who do not have a ton of time to work out.

STRONG by Zumba (HIIT)
This class is not like the typical, regular, Zumba dance. STRONG is a non-dance based class from the fitness brand. STRONG revolves around high-intensity training but still focuses on moving to the beat. STRONG takes signature exercise moves and applies it to music. Get ready to sweat while having some fun.