NorthREC Opens August 26, 2019

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) is part of a new mixed use complex under construction 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.  

The Honors Village Complex is scheduled to open for the start of the Fall 2019 semester.

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.


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

Parking facilities include a new parking garage and surface lot.

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


NorthREC will service students and members on the north side of campus.

  • Students:  Your membership is included as part of the Health & Recreation Fee; there will not be 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 UA CatCard will be needed for entry in the facility.

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


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.

February 2019 | Take a construction site video tour of the new Wellness & Rec 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