Fitness & Wellness FAQs

UMBC Recreation continues to follow the guidelines set forth in the Retrievers Returns Roadmap to ensure a safe reopening of campus.
Where is the Fitness Studio?
We have two studios. Studio 144 is located to the right as you walk into the RAC before you get to the balcony overlooking the courts. Studio 130 is at the back of the building at end of the cardio balcony through the double doors.


Where do I sign-up for Group Fitness classes?
No registration is needed for our group fitness classes. Find more info here.


Do I need to pay a fee to participate in group fitness classes?
Group Fitness classes are at no additional cost to all UMBC students, faculty/staff and RAC members.


Do I need to bring any equipment to Group Fitness classes?
There is no need to bring your own equipment to Group Fitness classes. All equipment is provided at a first come first serve basis. Using your own equipment is permitted if that is your preference.


Who do I contact with comments, questions or concerns regarding Group Fitness, the Fitness Studio, or the instructors?
Contact the Assistant Director of Recreation, Fitness & Wellness, Alea Burke with any comments and/or questions 


Who is eligible to participate in UMBC Recreation activities? 
Students, Faculty and Staff are eligible to participate in UMBC Recreation activities, with a black and gold or red UMBC ID. Other UMBC Community members who are also members of the RAC with a valid UMBC ID. Memberships are available at the RAC Front Desk. 


Is there a fee to use UMBC’s activities facilities? 
Students, Faculty and Staff may use the activities facilities free upon presentation of a valid UMBC ID. Yearly memberships are available for purchase. We are not giving guest passes at this time. Please click here for Membership Rates. 


What attire is required to participate in the programs?
Proper athletic attire must be worn at all times. Tops and shorts/pants, no clothing that can damage upholstered equipment, athletic non marking shoes with a full back and closed toe (No flip flops, sandals, crocs, boots, Uggs, dress shoes or bare feet) unless otherwise directed by the instructor.


Can I rent a locker to use for the semester? 
Lockers are available for rent in both the poolside- and gym-side locker rooms. Policies and Prices for locker rental are available here.


Can I bring a guest to work out with me in the weight room? 
At this time guests are not permitted in the RAC. Only current UMBC students, faculty/staff and RAC members can access the facility. 


How do I find out the hours that the facilities are open? 
Facility Hours are posted here and at the RAC Front Desk. 


Who should I contact if I have other questions about UMBC Recreation? 
Please contact the RAC Front Desk at 410-455-8888 or email us at with any other questions or concerns.