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Our Purpose: Chapman Fitness & Recreation Services enhances the student experience by promoting healthy lifestyles and creating opportunities for social interaction and community. Fitness & Recreation Services manages three facilities and coordinates programs, events, and services on campus, online, and throughout Southern California.

All Fitness & Recreation facilities remain closed until further notice.

Please visit the Rec Portal for free programming and resources such as GroupX (Outdoors, Live via Zoom, and On-Demand), the Chapman Fitness Challenge, the CU Esports League, and at-home fitness and wellness resources. While fitness center facility operations must remain closed, GroupX Outdoors is an alternative for students who want to do small group fitness classes such as Pilates, Core Blast and Yoga.

Julianne Argyros Fitness Center

4,000 square foot fitness center with strength, cardio, and multipurpose equipment for full-time students, faculty, and staff. Monday-Thursday: 5 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday: 5 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Henley Hall Fitness Center

6,000 square feet of student-only space for fitness and recreation in the Henley Hall Basement. Featuring a spin studio for indoor cycling and a multipurpose room for group fitness. Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

CU Esports

Register now on the Rec Portal to play in Chapman University's first ever Esports League! CU Esports is gives students the opportunity to play video games such as Madden NFL and Call of Duty competitively. We organize multiple tournaments throughout the semester, so students can easily join anytime to build social connections and compete. To sign up, visit the Rec Portal, where you can get free access to the Esports mobile App empowering you to play in a tournament from anywhere!

Fitness & Rec Live Events

Fitness and Recreation Services staff will host live events this Fall including trivia nights, socials, and Instagram takeovers. Future events will be posted on the Rec Portal as soon as they are confirmed.

Chapman Fitness Challenge

Fitness & Recreation Services coordinates two monthly Fitness Challenges: 10-Minute Daily Challenge and the First-Year Fitness Challenge. Students can earn prizes such as headphones and sports gear by completing daily activities.

Doti-Struppa Rock Wall

The Doti-Stuppa Rock Wall is a 51-foot tall climbing wall located in the Sandhu Residence Hall. Climbers of all levels of experience are welcome!

Open Recreation Hours

Chapman University offers student open recreation hours to use their gym, facilities and fields.


Chapman students can participate in Virtual GroupX sessions including Zumba, Kickboxing, Barre and Hip-Hop. View the schedule and register for your spot on the Rec Portal

Intramural Sports

A wide array of intramural sports including ultimate Frisbee, soccer and basketball are offered at Chapman University.

Activity Classes

To learn the about variety of athletic classes offered through Chapman University academics please visit our online portal My.Chapman

CU Health & Wellness

Fitness & Recreation Services collaborates with many campus partners to provides resources and events that contribute to students’ holistic wellness. To learn more about maintaining wellness in your daily life, visit the centralized website below.

Chapman Athletics

Learn more about the University’s athletic opportunities and events by visiting Chapman’s Athletics website.

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