The Fitness Center will be closed until the start of classes in the fall of 2022 

Create a healthy lifestyle, reduce stress and improve your quality of life through Mount Mary University’s fitness center at the Bloechl Recreation Center. The fitness center is also handicap accessible, with elevator access at the entrance of the Bloechl Recreation Center.


Fitness Center policies

Access to Bloechl Center / Fitness Center

  • Every individual entering into the Bloechl Center will be required to wear a mask inside the building
  • If you do not have a mask, a disposable mask will be provided to you
  • A valid Mount Mary University ID must be shown to enter the Bloechl Center and Fitness Center – No exceptions will be accepted


  • The gym space will be available for use by appointment
  • As approved by the Athletics Rental Manager

Fitness Center Attire  

  • Proper Athletic Attire must be worn while using the Fitness Center 
  • Sneakers, socks, athletic pants/shorts, and athletic shirts are considered appropriate attire
  • Jeans and not permitted 
  • Bare feet, socks only, or open-toed shoes are not permitted 

Group Classes  

  • Group classes will be approved on a case by case basis 
  • All requests must be made via email 1 week (7 days) in advance to the Fitness Center Director – John Baillie at and determined by the Athletics COVID-19 Action Team
  • Group classes will be expected to follow Fitness Center Policies
  • The instructor of the class will be expected to understand and enforce these policies

Food and Beverages

  • Other than water bottles, food and beverages are not allowed in the Fitness Center

Fire Alarms 

  • Whenever a fire alarm is sounded, immediate evacuation of the building is expected 
  • Exit through the exit door and remain outside the building in a designated space until it is announced that it is safe to enter the building 

Guests / Visitors  

  • Guests and visitors will not be allowed in the Fitness Center 
  • The only exception to this will be for campus tours with prospective students 
  • The prospective students must be accompanied by a University tour guide
  • The guide may show prospective students the Fitness Center space from the entryway 
  • They will not be permitted to walk through the Fitness Center
  • This policy will be updated based on the COVID-19 situation 

Locker rooms 

  • The visitor Locker room will be available for patrons to use
  • Locks may be available for rental, please contact John Baillie for more information
  • Lockers will be available for daily use in the hallway outside of the Fitness Center
  • There will be a sanitizing station placed next to the lockers
  • Patrons will be expected to clean their locker after they are used
  • No other equipment (bags, backpacks, clothing/shoes, etc.) will be allowed inside the Fitness Center 

Health and Safety 

  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please do not train or work in the Fitness Center
    • Symptoms include:
      • Temperature > 100.4 F
      • Chills  
      • Sore Throat
      • New Cough (not related to chronic condition)
      • Muscle pains/aches
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Headache
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea 
      • New rash or other skin symptoms
      • Pain, redness, swelling or rash on toes or hands (COVID-toes)
      • High-risk exposure 
      • New contact with an infected individual or prolonged contact with a crowd without physical distancing or PPE
  • Masks will be required at all times as per university regulations 
  • Please consult your physician before engaging in physical activity while wearing a mask
  • Please keep in mind your own health and fitness level when engaging in physical activity while wearing a mask 
  • All patrons will be issues cleaning bottles along with towels and will be expected to spray and wipe down all equipment after each use
  • Towels will be washed after each use
  • Bottles will be disinfected by staff before reuse 
  • The Fitness Center will be arranged to promote social distancing 
  • There will be a limit of 15 patrons at any one time in the Fitness Center
  • There will be one entrance (East) and one exit (West) from the Fitness Center 
  • The walkways will be one way, please follow the marked arrows to move through the space
  • Certain machines will be closed and free weights use will be limited 
  • Please be respectful of Fitness Center workers as they enforce our risk mitigation practices – including but not limited to masks, social distancing standards, and cleaning expectations 
  • No partner lifting or stretching will be permitted 
  • Injuries
    • Any patron who experiences an injury or becomes dizzy/ill should contact Fitness Center staff for assistance 
    • University procedures will be followed for any injury 
    • Campus Public Safety and emergency personnel may be engaged
    • Patrons use the facility at their own risk, Mount Mary University is not responsible for any injury 
  • Lost and Found
    • Articles lost in the facility will be kept in a box behind the main desk in the Fitness Center
    • The athletic department and Fitness Center staff are not responsible for any lost or stolen items 


  • The Fitness Center is focused on the health and safety of our patrons 
    • In addition to each patron cleaning the equipment after their use – the Fitness Center staff will clean the facility every 90 minutes with a sprayer to ensure every surface is being cleaned 
    • During high volume times, a flex worker will have additional cleaning duties and will be available to assist where needed 
    • The Fitness Center will be cleaned daily by the Athletics Cleaning crew

Become a Fitness Center Member

Mount Mary students, faculty, and staff can use the fitness center for free. 

Memberships are only available to mount Mary students, faculty, and staff at this time.

To obtain a fitness center pass, faculty, and staff must: 

  • Complete a fitness center registration form and liability waiver which can be found at the front desk located in the Bloechl Center.
  • Payment for the semester must be made at the time of registration. Checks, cash, or credit cards (Visa or MasterCard) are acceptable forms of payment.
  • Prorated registration fees may be applied if joining the Fitness Center later in the semester; these reduced fees are at the discretion of the Fitness Center manager. 

For more information, email John Baillie at or call (414) 930-3280.

Fitness Center Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

The fitness center is closed on all University holidays and has limited hours during winter, spring, and summer break. Please email John Baillie at or call (414) 930-3280 if you have any questions or concerns.