Gyms & Sports


Athletic Facilities

Postdocs are able to gain FREE access to the following athletic facilities: the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center as well as the Wyant Athletic and Wellness Center. You simply need to provide your CWRU photo ID to gain admission. 

* Spouses/partners or legal dependents of our postdocs can pay for a membership to Veale or Wyant. See membership info and pricing.

If you are someone who likes to take fitness classes (yoga, pilates, kick-boxing, etc.), you may want to join One to One Fitness, which charges a membership fee. 

The Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center (2138 Adelbert Road, Cleveland, OH 44106) is the home of CWRU athletics, physical education and intramural programs. The Veale Center houses:

  • four multi-purpose courts (which are frequently used for activities such as basketball, tennis, soccer and volleyball)
  • a six-lane indoor track (8 laps = 1 mile)
  • a multipurpose aerobics room
  • a cardio exercise room (with treadmills, elliptical trainers, rowing machines, a gravitron and stationary bikes)
  • a newly renovated weight room (three separate rooms, main, power lift and hammer strength)
  • nine racquetball courts
  • two squash courts
  • a rock climbing wall
  • Horsburgh Gym (used for basketball, volleyball and wrestling)
  • Veale Natatorium and Donnell Pool

The Wyant Athletic and Wellness Center (1610 East 118th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106) is  part of the North Campus Residential Village and Athletic Complex, and is adjacent to the parking lot #46, where many postdocs are assigned to on-campus parking. The facility includes:

  • Varsity Weight Room 
  • Fitness Center – A 4,200-square foot cardio workout facility.

One to One Fitness (2130 Adelbert Road, Cleveland, OH 44106) is another gym you can join - for a monthly membership fee. They have group exercise classes, as well as one-on-one personal training opportunities and childcare options.

The membership is typically around $54 per month, but your medical insurance Aetna has a discount program you can use, making it only around $28 per month!
  1. Log in to your Aetna account or create an account
  2. Go to Health and Wellness
  3. Scroll down the page and look under Fitness, click Get Fitness Discounts
  4. Click View All Discounts; this will take you to Life Mart's website
  5. Log in to Life Mart or Create An Account
  6. Click Aetna Wellness in the top left corner
  7. Scroll down and click Active & Fit Direct, then click View Deal. (if the one on the right doesn't work, try the one on the bottom of the page)
  8. Enter the zip code 44106. Look for One To One Fitness in the left corner, click Select, move forward to creating an account
  9. Enjoy your $28 membership!

Intramural Sports

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Anyone with a CWRU ID is eligible to participate in intramural sports! The goal is to provide a fun, structures environment while focusing on health, safety, and developmental needs of participants of all skill levels and interests. 

See the CWRU Athletics page or for more details. Anne Kennedy, manages the intramural sports program. 

Some available sports include:

  • indoor & outdoor soccer
  • softball
  • tabletop foosball
  • tennis (singles and doubles)
  • flag football
  • basketball
  • volleyball
  • battleship
  • dodgeball
  • pickleball
  • squash
  • racquetball
  • swimming (singles and teams)
  • inner tube water polo
  • badminton