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As busy students, we know it can be tough to find time to hit the gym in between classes. But did you know that prioritizing your fitness can be beneficial to your mental health, productivity and overall happiness? McMaster Athletics and Recreation offers a wide variety of opportunities to maintain a regular exercise routine, including varsity athletics, team intramurals, drop-in activities and outdoor recreation. Our facilities include the Ivor Wynne Centre, the David Braley Athletic Centre and the Ron Joyce Stadium, which combine to house seven gymnasiums, three studios, three natural grass fields, two artificial soft-surface fields, a 50m pool, a 200m indoor track, squash courts, an indoor climbing wall, a high ropes course and one of the largest university fitness centres in Canada. As well, the department offers a selection of instructional skill-building programs such as Yoga, Pilates, Triathlon training, Squash, Self Defense for Women, Martial Arts, Dance classes and more. With such a wide range of choices, the McMaster Athletics and Recreation department has options for any student to get active and stay healthy, no matter your skill or fitness level.

Large rock climbing wall in windowed building

Feather Family Climbing Wall

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Barbell on bench stand in gym

High Performance Area

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Closed sign

Indoor Track (Closing Week of October 1st, 2018)

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Small room with forest wallpaper and wooded floors

Mindfulness Centre

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numbered lanes on track

Mona Campbell Outdoor Track

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Outdoor field with different level bars

Outdoor Fitness Circuit

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Room with rows of barbell stands and gym equipment

The Pulse Fitness Centre

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