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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 stadium on green football field with stadium bleachers

Ron Joyce Stadium

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Rose Hill Studio

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Large, pristine gym with red and black theme

Smith Gym

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Indoor tennis court

Sport Hall

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Indoor squash courts with class doors

Squash Courts

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Low Ropes - McMaster students laughing and sliding through mud

Team Development Course - Low Ropes

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Outdoor field with surrounding track and background trees

Track Field B

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Room with glossy laminate floors

W202/203 Fitzhenry Studios (CLOSED October 1st, 2018 due to Construction)

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