Sports & Recreation
Drop-in Group Exercise Schedule
Aquatic and Fitness Center 924-3791
Office Hours: 8 am-5:30 pm Mon-Fri
Getting there: From the Law School, take Massie Rd. past Darden School to the first traffic light and turn right on Copeley. Cross Ivy Rd. (Copeley will change to Alderman Road) and go straight until you cross McCormick Rd. The Aquatic and Fitness Center is on the left, just before Scott Stadium. Most parking is behind or beside the building. Parking is fifty cents per hour from 7:30 am-5 pm
Students can get into any University sports facility (detailed below) free with a valid student ID. Passes for family members of students may be obtained at the office for a fee.
For the hours of all facilities, call the Recreational Hotline, 924-PLAY (7529). Hours vary by semester, season, and special events.
The University's athletic facilities centerpiece, this beautiful center features an Olympic-size pool, two stories of fitness equipment (Treadmaster body master equipment, free weights, cardiovascular equipment), leisure pool, whirlpool, and sauna. There is also a three-court gymnasium, an indoor walking/jogging track, and multipurpose rooms to accommodate aerobics, yoga, dance and martial arts, and additional free-weight space.
Getting there: Southeast corner of Emmet St. and Ivy Rd. Park in garage (Take Newcomb Rd. off University Ave.) or on side streets off Grounds.
Features three full-court basketball/volleyball courts, indoor jogging track (12 laps/mile), dance room, multi-use/combative room, free weights, Paramount machine, Lifecycles, rowing ergometers, Air-Dyne bicycles, Stair Masters, Elliptical machines, treadmills, Versa Climbers, equipment check-out, locker rooms, showers, saunas, and fitness assessments.
Snyder Tennis Courts
15 outdoor lighted courts next to Memorial Gym.
Dell Recreation Area across Emmet St. from Memorial Gym has four outdoor tennis courts, three lighted basketball courts, and field space for volleyball and games.
For both areas, tennis court reservations can be made one day in advance at the Memorial Gym Equipment Cage (924-6204). On Friday reservations can be made for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Tennis racquets can be rented for 50 cents, balls for free.
North Grounds Recreation Center
Getting there: Three-minute walk from the Law School, just beyond the entrance to the Darden School on Massie Rd.
The North Grounds Recreation Center is the closest gym to the Law School, and was renovated in 2006. Has a 2-court gymnasium, three handball/racquetball courts, two squash courts, two multipurpose/group exercise rooms and day lockers and towel service. Features Body Masters free weight equipment, cardio machines including Cybex Arc Trainers and True Treadmills and flat screen televisions and JBL sound system with satellite radio. With an ID, students can check out a variety of equipment (see website for list).
Getting there: From the Law School, take Massie Rd. past Darden School, turn right on Copeley. Cross Ivy Rd. (Copeley changes to Alderman Rd.) and go straight. Turn right on McCormick Rd. Slaughter is on the left with parking lot.
Features three full-court basketball/volleyball courts or nine badminton courts, eight handball/racquetball courts, three squash courts, fitness room with free weights, Paramount machine, Lifecycles, rowing ergometers, Stair Master, Versa Climbers, six table tennis tables, combative and dance rooms, showers and equipment check-out. Handball/racquetball and squash courts can be reserved for one hour one day in advance.
Hours: Mon, Thu, Fri 12:30-6 pm
Getting there: Going south on Emmet, on right just before Cavalier Inn on corner with Ivy Rd.
Rents almost anything you need for camping backpacks, sleeping bags, coolers, stoves, canoes, and accessoriesto students and members of UVA Intramural-Recreational Sports.
Atlantic Coast Athletic Club (ACAC)
The largest private athletics facilities
in town. Three centers offer suspended-wood aerobic floors,
cardiovascular equipment, free weights, and circuit-training
equipment. Free newsletter and website list extensive
programs, including aerobics, ballroom dancing, and karate.
Babysitting available. There's also a water park open to
all for an entrance fee in summer.
ACAC's Program Guide lists
programs for preschoolers, youths, teens and adults; call
more information. Locations at Albemarle
Square (978-3800), Downtown (984-3800), ACAC Adventure
Central on Four Seasons Drive off Hydraulic Rd. for outdoor
tennis courts and pools (978-7529), and ACAC Rocks for
indoor rock climbing (817-3800).
Atlantic Sports and Rehabilitation
1410 Incarnation Drive Suite 101 (29 North near Toys 'R' Us)
5,000 square foot fitness facility with personal trainers, physical therapists, weights and cardiovascular machines
109 5th Street SE (Off the downtown mall)
Vigorous 90-minute yoga classes practiced in a heated room. Twenty-nine classes offered per week.
Boar's Head Sports Club
Getting there: U.S. 250 W of Charlottesville, turn at stop light on to Ednam Drive, turn left on Berwick Road before Inn entrance, turn right onto Wellington Drive and the Sports Club will be on the left.
Aquatics, fitness (50 weekly exercise classes available), nutrition and tennis (26 courts available) programs available. Licensed child-care available.
Franchise fitness center with two Charlottesville locations:
3440 Seminole Trail, Suite 104 979-7771
2114 Angus Rd., Unit 108 295-7771
Exercise and weight management programs.
1801 Hydraulic Road
Getting there: Next to K-Mart
Swimming, sauna, and sun rooms. Body Masters,
Cybex and Life Fitness Equipment. Aerobics, tanning, free
weights, individual instruction. Babysitting available.
International Black Belt Center of Virginia
624 Berkmar Circle (near intersection of Berkmar & Rio Road)
Aerobic, non-contact style, traditional Tae Kwon Do
Programs for children (5 1/2-7 years old and 8-10 years old)
Youth classes (11-13 years old) and Adult (14 years old and up)
Special Pre-conditioning classes and Women's self-defense classes available.
216 E. Water Street
Four minute work-out on special machine:
Mon-Fri 8 am-1 pm; 3 pm-7 pm
Sat 9 am-1 pm
Rocky Top Gym
Route 250 bypass turn at McIntire Rd. Turn right on Harris at the light then right onto Allied Street (Circa Antiques). Rocky Top Gym is half way down Allied on the right.
Rock wall climbing, exercise machines and racquetball courts.
206 W. Market Street
Offers Yoga, Pilates, Nia Dancing, Alexander Technique, Yoga for kids.
218 West Market Street Suite 2 (near Vinegar Hill and Brown Lock & Safe)
60 minute classes are pre-scheduled by appointment throughout the day.