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Physical Activity and Fitness


To promote healthy physical activity on campus by providing resources and putting on or volunteering at related events.

Why Working Out is Good for You

According to Mayo Clinic, regular exercise has a wide array of benefits! Exercising at least 30 minutes a day helps prevent or manage many health problems, such as stroke, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, and type 2 diabetes, and it can also help promote a healthy, restful sleep. Not only that, but check out this article one UW student wrote, "Endorphins: The Secret to Happiness", examining how exercising releases endorphins, which can improve your mood.

Fitness at UW

  • Group Fitness Classes

    • From yoga to cycling to HIIT 40, Half Acre offers a wide variety of classes for many interests. Follow the link to find descriptions of the group fitness classes offered at Half Acre, as well as the group fitness class schedule.

  • Club Sports

    • Click the link to view registration information, schedules, rosters, and team websites for women’s and men’s club sports at the University of Wyoming, such as baseball, rugby, swimming, and racquetball.

  • Intramural Sports

    • Gather your friends and compete in a 5v5 basketball tournament or try your luck against fellow students in canoe battleship. Follow the link to view intramural sports offerings, schedules, and to register for events.

  • Outdoor Recreation

    • Join a backcountry ski trip, take a class on wilderness first aid, rent a tent and a sleeping bag for a weekend of camping in the Snowy Range, or scale the three-story climbing wall! Click the link to view the programs, clinics, trips, and services provided by the Outdoor Program.

  • Personal Training

    • Work with a certified personal trainer to pinpoint your fitness goals and create personalized workouts that help you stay on track to meet them. Personal training is available in-person and online to University of Wyoming students and costs $15/session for students, $20/session for faculty and staff. Want to try a workout from one of our personal trainers? Check out these sample workouts!

Community Programs and Resources

  • Walk with a Doc

    • 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, 1:30-2:30pm

  • Laramie Parks

    • View a list of outdoor parks and their facilities in the City of Laramie.

  • Outdoor Recreation in Laramie

    • Find a list of the wide variety of outdoor recreation options in and around Laramie, such as hiking in the Snowy Range, climbing out at Turtle Rock in Vedauwoo, cross-country skiing at the Happy Jack Recreation Area, or exploring the many trails at Pilot Hill.

Can't Get to the Gym?

We get it! Sometimes you can’t make it to Half Acre for a run around the track, or you don’t enjoy or are unable to do more intense workouts like hiking or intramural basketball. Whatever your skill level and capability, we have offerings to help you stay physically fit and active!


Contact Us

Campus Recreation

Wellness Center

Half Acre Gym, Rm. 107

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-9355

Fax: 307-766-6720


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