front entrance of Wellness Center

Jane and Ken Meyer Wellness And Sports Center

COVID-19 Response

The Wellness Center is now open with extra guidelines.

  • NO ENTRY with fever, cough, difficulty breathing, other symptoms, or recent contact with a COVID-19 patient
  • NO ENTRY for those with compromised immune systems or chronic diseases
  • Masks are highly recommended except when doing intense cardio workouts or swimming
  • No locker room use (restrooms by Sports Cafe will be open)
  • Sanitize equipment after use
  • Maintain six feet of physical distancing from other guests
  • Guests under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Guests under 16 will not be allowed to use the weight room or upstairs gym equipment
  • All members must enter through the east doors by tennis courts and scan their IDs at the fitness desk

Current Wellness Center Guidelines

Operating Hours

Current Wellness Center operating hours are listed below.

Wellness Center

Monday-Thursday: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 12-6 p.m.
Sunday: 2-8 p.m.


Monday-Thursday: 3-8 p.m.
Friday: 3-6 p.m.
Saturday: 12-3 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Wellness Center Features

Through the Wellness Center at Southwest Baptist University, you can stay active during your college years and beyond. Features include:

  • Climbing wall for rock climbing and bouldering
  • Indoor running/walking track
  • Three courts for playing basketball, volleyball and other games
  • Indoor swimming pool (natatorium)
  • Fitness room equipped with cardio and weight equipment
  • Fitness classes in the Aerobics Room
  • Four racquetball courts available for racquetball, handball and walleyball
  • Intramural sports for students, faculty, staff, and alumni



Membership is automatic for undergraduate students, paid through the Student Activity Fee assessed at the beginning of each school term.

Faculty and Staff

Membership is free to faculty and staff, including their dependents, as an employee benefit. Dependents will be required to obtain an SBU ID card at a cost of $20.


If you stay in the Bolivar area after graduating, you can receive a reduced-rate membership to the Wellness Center.

Community Members

Anyone living in the Bolivar area can apply for membership in the Wellness Center, according to the published rate schedule.

Learn more about membership

Fitness Classes

Wellness Center members and guests can benefit from the fitness classes offered each semester. Download the Fitness Class Schedule for the current class offerings, along with descriptions of each class. Examples of fitness classes include:

  • Aqua aerobics
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Body sculpting
  • Cardio step and step kickboxing
  • Killer Abs
  • Pilates
  • Taekwondo
  • Zumba

Fitness Class Schedule

Facility Rental

Wellness Center facilities, including natatorium and intramural gym, are available for group events.

Learn more about reserving facilities

Wellness Center Policies

All members and guests of the SBU Wellness Center are expected to adhere to the Wellness Center policies in order to ensure an orderly and safe environment.

Wellness Center Policies