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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 Facilities Closed Until Further Notice

All Chapman Fitness & Recreation facilities are closed effective March 11th, until further notice. These are necessary, preventative measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to minimize health and safety risks to our students, faculty, staff, and community.

Fitness on Demand Flex

Professionally led workouts available ON-THE-GO! Chapman students can stream Fitness On Demand Yoga, HIIT, Dance, and Strength Training directly from your phone or computer. Sign Up Now on The Rec Portal!

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Pilates On-Demand with Callie

Sign up to receive recordings of Chapman GroupX Pilates sessions with Fitness Session Leader, Callie. Registered students can access to this full-body workout anytime, anywhere! All levels are welcome. Register on the Rec Portal

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Rec Portal Virtual Resources

Fitness & Recreation wants you to stay active and healthy no matter where you are! Exercise can have positive effects on your immune system and overall psychological well-being. Please visit Virtual Programming Website for Fitness On Demand, GroupX Pilates, and web resources such as home workouts, outdoor recreation ideas, and nutrition tips.

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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.
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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.
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Special Events and Outdoor Trips

Join Fitness & Recreation Services for a variety of on-campus and off-campus events. You can do Yoga on the Lawn or compete in pick-up sports tournaments on our beautiful Orange campus. Explore Southern California for group adventures such as hikes, kayaking, and biking. Events are free or discounted for students
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Chapman Fitness Challenge

Fitness & Recreation Services coordinates a monthly Fitness Challenge where you earn points for facility visits and program participation. Students win prizes such as sports gear, workout headphones, and fitness trackers.
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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!
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Open Recreation Hours

Chapman University offers student open recreation hours to use their gym, facilities and fields.
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GroupX is a series of free fitness sessions in the Henley Hall Fitness Center. Student instructors lead sessions including Spin, Yoga, HIIT, Kickboxing, Pilates, Zumba, and Barre. Learn more by clicking the GroupX link above to take you to the Rec Portal.
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Student Health Center

Student Health Services offers professionally licensed nurses, nurses practitioners and physicians.
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Nutrition, Student Psychological Counseling Services

Students have access to brief counseling and psychotherapy to help adjust to and function in a university environment.
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Mindfulness Meditation

Fish Interfaith Center offers Mindfulness Meditation sessions for all students, aiding with mental health and wellness.
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Intramural Sports

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

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

Chapman Athletics

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

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