The University of Kentucky is an institution of over 31,000 students located in Lexington, KY. UK’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Department serves students, faculty and staff by providing quality recreation and wellness programs and services that support student success and promote healthy lifestyles. Facilities include an 87,000 sq. ft. recreation facility, an 8-lane, 50-meter aquatic facility, and various outdoor facilities including, a synthetic turf Competitive Sports Fields. Alumni Gym, a 29,000 sq. ft. fitness facility within Gatton Student Center which opened in the Summer of 2018, that includes cardio/weight training equipment, cycling and group fitness studios, a mat room, and plenty of functional training space.
Our programs include intramural sports, club sports, adventure trips, group fitness classes, personal training programs wellness programs, and various special events that promote wellness and encourage positive lifelong fitness habits. The UK Campus Recreation and Wellness Department employs over 300 students, allowing student staff to develop transferable skills and specific recreational job training that will prepare them for future careers.