Fitness Center

Bloechl Center and the Fitness Center will be closed until September 1 while we make updates for the safety of our patrons.

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.

At the fitness center you can access weight training and cardiovascular exercise equipment including:

  • TRX suspension training system
  • Stability and medicine balls
  • Plyometric boxes
  • Dedicated stretching area
  • Treadmills
  • Stationary bicycles
  • Rowing machine
  • Elliptical machines
  • Stationary weight lifting machines
  • Smith machine squat rack & multifunctional trainer

A variety of printed workouts are also available in the Fitness Center ranging from core, upper body, lower body, and cardio.

To enroll in fitness classes offered by Mount Mary (such as yoga, dance, aerobics and strength training), see our Music, Movement and Dance programs.

Fitness Center policies

Access to Bloechl Center / Fitness Center

  • Every individual entering into the Bloechl Center will be required to get their temperature checked by a staff member at the front door entrance before admittance with a non-contact infrared digital thermometer
  • Individuals with a temperature of 100.4 F or greater will not be permitted inside the building
  • 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

Gym 

  • The gym space will be closed and used as an academic space
  • As approved by the Athletics COVID-19 Action Team  
  • Any exceptions to the policy will be determined by the Athletics COVID-19 Action Team  
  • This policy will be updated based on the COVID-19 situation 

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 bailliej@mtmary.edu 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 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 entry way 
  • They will not be permitted to walk through the Fitness Center
  • This policy will be updated based on the COVID-19 situation 

Locker rooms 

  • Locker rooms will not be available to patrons during the 20/21 academic year
  • Lockers will be available for patrons in the hallway outside of the Fitness Center
  • Patrons must furnish their own locks
  • 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 – No exceptions
  • This policy will be updated based on the COVID-19 situation 

Health and Safety 

  • Every individual entering into the Bloechl Center will be required to get their temperature checked by a staff member at the front door entrance before admittance with a non-contact infrared digital thermometer
  • Individuals with a temperature of 100.4 F or greater will not be permitted inside the building
  • 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 8 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 

Cleaning

  • 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 semester must be made at 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 bailliej@mtmary.edu or call (414) 930-3280.

Fitness Center Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 1 – 7 p.m.

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