Welcome to NorthREC, the University of Arizona Recreation & Wellness Center at Honors Village!

The University of Arizona Recreation & Wellness Center at Honors Village (otherwise known as NorthREC) opened on August 26, 2019 as part of a new mixed use complex on the northern end of campus.  The complex also includes a 1000+ bed dormitory/apartment building, an integrated dining hall, Honors College offices & indoor/outdoor classrooms, and a satellite location for Campus Health Service’s Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS) clinic.  

For more information on the Honors Village, visit


The Honors Village Complex is located on the north end of campus, in a two block radius consisting of Santa Rita (East), Park (West), Mabel (South), and Drachman (North). It is in proximity to the UA Law School, Eller, Health Sciences, and the Medical College.

NorthREC is located at 1051 E. Mabel Street (Mabel & Fremont).  

NorthREC front desk phone is (520) 626-3161.



The NorthREC is approximately 52,000 sq. ft., with 40,000 sq. ft. of new recreational space.  The building is 3 stories and includes both indoor and outdoor spaces.  

Parking facilities include a new parking garage and surface lot.

NorthREC is comprised of 3 floors.  The first floor has ShakeSmart, a lounge, restrooms, fitness equipment, and a sports court (basketball/multipurpose lined court). The second floor includes CAPS offices, a lounge, restrooms, locker area, cabanas, and fitness classes.  The third floor houses a personal training assessment studio, restrooms, offices, multi-purpose rooms, spin studio, fitness equipment, and fitness classes.

Note:  Many services are not currently available due to Covid-19 restrictions.


NorthREC services students and members on the north side of campus.

  • Students:  Your membership is included as part of the Health & Recreation Fee; there is not a separate charge for students to access the new complex.  
  • Faculty and Staff:  Information regarding membership options for the NorthREC can be found here.

The UArizona CatCard is used for entry in the facility.

Below are the original floor plan drawings.  Some modifications may have been made. 


September 2019 | Take a quick look inside NorthREC with 3 floors of equipment and recreational space here.

August 2019 | Experience the entire project in 39 seconds in a time lapse video here.

April 2019 | View drone coverage of Honors Village & the new UA Recreation & Wellness Center as of April 4, 2019 here.

March 2019 | See a drone view of the progress of the new UA Recreation & Wellness Center here.

January 2019 | View early construction photos of the new Rec Center here.

First Floor

  • Cardio Section 
    • Treadmills
    • Recumbent Bikes
    • Ergometers (Hand Cranks)
    • Spin Bikes
    • Stair Masters
    • AMTs
    • Eleticaps
  • Selectorized with Technogym Adaptable Pieces 
    • Cable Machines
    • Dumbbell Barbell Section
    • Plate Loaded
    • Squat Racks/Platforms
    • Ab/Stretching Area



Second Floor

  • Equipment
    • Dynamic Movement Wall Pieces
    • Jacobs Ladder
    • Treadmills
    • Spin Bikes
    • Ellipticals
    • Small Queenax Rig
    • Stretching Ab Area


Third Floor

  • Equipment
    • Treadmills
    • Spin Bikes
    • Ellipticals
    • AMT
    • Ergomenter (Hand Crank)
    • Large Queenax


For current hours of operation, visit

NorthREC will remain open during Arizona home football games (due to its proximity to Arizona Stadium, the REC closes 1 hour before kick-off).  All members are granted access to NorthREC on game nights.