Office of Student Life

Recreational Sports

Faculty and Staff Free Week!

November 16, 2021

Monday, November 29 through Monday, December 6, 2021. 

Register for Free Week online or in-person at the RPAC Welcome Center. 

Free Week is an opportunity for all Ohio State faculty and staff to visit any of our five indoor recreation facilities and outdoor parks during regular operating hours. Free group fitness classes, fitness equipment orientations and family hours are all included in your free one-week membership. Please note masks are always required at the facilities except when swimming. 

Free Group Fitness Classes 

Is dancing your thing? Get in the groove with Zumba! Prefer to channel your inner yogi? Check out one of our many styles of yoga classes. Or if you’re all about cycling, give one of our cycle plus formats a try! Please note masks are always required at the facilities including during fitness classes. Make sure you register in advance to reserve your space in our Group Fitness classes as they fill up fast. See the schedule here.   

Free Fitness Equipment Orientation 

Participants will have the opportunity to try various pieces of equipment with the assistance of a personal trainer. A typical cycle of equipment is: treadmill, two to three selectorized weight machines, smith machine, one to two exercises on the platform with a barbell, one to two exercises with the cable machines and a few dumbbell basics. *Please note this is not a fitness consultation, personal training session or free workout, rather an opportunity to learn how to properly use the equipment at your own pace. 

Fitness Equipment Orientations will be drop-in only during these times: 

Wednesday, December 1 at Noon with Colin 

Wednesday, December 1 at 5 p.m. with Anjali 

Thursday, December 2 at 9:30 a.m. with Hallie 

Please meet the trainer just past the RPAC turnstile entrance. Trainers will be in uniform (black dry-fit shirt with Personal Trainer on the back).   


Work out without worrying about babysitting! While you are vising the RPAC, drop your kids off at the Kids Zone to be looked after by experienced and trained Rec Sports staff. Children ages six months -11 years are welcome at no additional cost during Kids Zone hours. View the hours here. Advance reservations are required, you can sign up here.  

Added bonus! 

If you purchase a semester, annual or recurring membership after participating in free week, during the month of December, you will receive a Rec Sports water bottle or shaker (your choice) as a Welcome Gift! 


Step-by-step instructions to sign-up for Faculty and Staff Free Week

  1. Go to and sign in using your university name.#
  2. Click Memberships
  3. Click Fac/Staff Free Week and add to your cart
  4. Sign Membership Waiver
  5. Hit Checkout at the bottom of the sales screen
  6. When "Choose Payment Option" appears, select checkout
  7. Process complete!