Upenn Recreation

David Pottruck Health and Fitness Center

Located on 37th and Walnut Street this 120,000 square foot facility houses 4 fitness centers, a 2nd floor weight room, olympic-size pool and co-ed sauna, basketball courts, climbing wall, golf simulator, Energy Zone juice bar, fitness and Pilates studios, locker and shower facilities, and the Department of Recreation Membership/Business Services Office. Click on the tabs below to learn more about each level of the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center.

  • Lower Level

    The lower level houses men’s and women’s Locker Rooms, family changing rooms, the Massage Therapy room, and the entrance to the Sheerr Pool. Complimentary towels are available for showering. For more information on locker rental visit Locker and Towels.

  • Katz Fitness Center (Atrium Level)

    The Katz Fitness Center is located on the Atrium Level. This cardiovascular workout area contains Life Fitness Cross Trainers, Treadmills, Steppers, Upright and Recumbent Bikes and Concept II Rowers. Additional cardiovascular equipment is located on the 3rd and 4th levels of the facility. The atrium also holds the Energy Zone Juice Bar, the Outdoor Adventure and Membership Service Offices.

  • Climbing Wall (Atrium Level)

    The 40′ Climbing Wall is one of the main attractions of the Pottruck Fitness Center. Located in the Atrium on the ground floor, the Climbing Wall offers a unique recreational experience. All equipment is provided and no experience is necessary. Come and challenge yourself — rest from your day-to-day worries. For more information visit the Outdoor Adventure section.

  • Second Floor 

    The second floor contains a Fitness Center, complete with Life Fitness cardiovascular equipment, selectorized Circuit pieces, and a stretching area, Avnet Basketball Courts and Multi Purpose Room, and the Weight room.

    The Weight Room is 8000 sq ft of Life Fitness and Hammer Strength selectorized circuit equipment, plate loaded equipment with free weight and stretching areas. Additional strength equipment is located on the 3rd and 4th levels of the facility and in the Multi-Purpose Room.

    Olympic Lifting Platforms-Temporarily removed

    The Olympic Lifting platforms have been temporarily removed from the 2nd floor weight room. During this time, Olympic lifts may be performed within the Power Racks and deadlifting is permitted behind the Power Racks. Lowering of weights must be controlled to the floor and dropping is not permitted. 

  • Third Floor 

    The third floor contains a Fitness Center, complete with Life Fitness Cardiovascular and Selectorized Circuit pieces.This fitness center is generally programmed as a “Quiet Floor” with no music playing overhead. The third floor also houses PennRec’s Cycling Studio, Golf Simulator, Dance Studio 305, and The Pilates Studio.

    Studio 305 is available for use when a class is not scheduled. Parties of 3 or less are allowed to work out together in this space.

  • Fourth Floor

    The fourth floor contains a Fitness Center, complete with Life Fitness Cardiovascular equipment and Hammer Strength Plate Loaded equipment, PennRec’s Group Exercise and Yoga Studios.


You must have your PennCard, and valid membership to access to the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center. For more information on Membership visit Eligibility and Fees. Have a specific question about membership? Check out Membership FAQ’s for more information.

Weekend Hours

Saturday October 25, 2014

  • Pottruck Center 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Sheerr Pool
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  • SaunaCLOSED
  • Fox Fitness Center8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday October 26, 2014

  • Pottruck Center 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • Sheerr Pool
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  • SaunaCLOSED
  • Fox Fitness Center8:00 am to 8:00 pm
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