Penn Rec

Penn Rec

Scott Spitzer

With the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions, and for many, improving fitness is one of the top items on the list.

For Penn employees who are gym novices (and for those who aren’t), January might be the ideal time to get involved with some of the many programs and facilities offered by the Department of Recreation (Penn Rec).

From the group classes at the David Pottruck Health & Fitness Center to the treadmills at the Robert A. Fox Fitness Center, the Current takes a look at the numbers that keep the Penn community in good health.


Cost to participate in PennFit healthy lifestyle education classes and sessions for both members and nonmembers, including courses in fitness, healthy eating, and stress management.


Average calories burned in Penn Rec’s high-intensity martial arts-inspired cardio fitness class, BODYCOMBAT.


Height in feet of the Pottruck Center’s climbing wall, located on the atrium level. All equipment is provided for climbers, and no experience is necessary to climb.


Number of group exercise classes held per week at the Pottruck Center, including spinning, dance, yoga, golf, and swimming.


Number of cardiovascular pieces of equipment at the Pottruck Center. That’s 33 treadmills, 41 ellipticals, 39 bikes, 13 steppers, and four rowers.


Number of free circuit classes available per week for Penn Rec members at the Fox Fitness Center.

Originally published on January 16, 2014