Skip to main content


The facade of Loyola's Fitness and Aquatic Center

The Fitness and Aquatics Center (FAC) is located just one block north of the Charles Street Bridge and administratively houses all recreation and wellness programs. There is something for everyone at the FAC!

Mangione Aquatic Center

Splash into the FAC's state-of-the-art Mangione Aquatic Center! Whether you are a veteran swimmer or just getting started, the recreation and wellness aquatic program can steer you in the right direction. Not only do you have ample opportunity for lap swimming, you can also take advantage of our self-directed aqua jogging, children and adult learn to swim programs, swim clinics, lifeguarding certification classes (spring only), and much more!

Learn more about aquatics
Swimmers sharing every lane of the pool, doing laps, as green and grey flags hang overhead

Fitness Center

The fitness center is a 6,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility designed to meet all of your strength and conditioning needs. It is home to the latest in strength training and cardiovascular conditioning equipment. This area has been designed to enhance the workout of each and every member and includes top of the line manufacturers such as Body Masters, Cybex, Hammer Strength, Life Fitness, Paramount, Precor, Star Track, and Woodway.

Female student wearing headphones running on a treadmill

Facility Features

We're here to make your experience a safe and memorable one. Enjoy all that the FAC has to offer!

Student running the curve of the indoor track while passing students on elyptical machines placed on the perimeter
Elevated Walking/Jogging Track
Three lane track measuring a tenth of a mile with cardio equipment available on the second level of the FAC.
Indoor Rock Climbing Wall
A 30 foot high climbing wall and bouldering area designed for all skill levels; instructional classes available.
Basketball at rest on the floor of a lined basketball court
Two-Court Gymnasium
Used for club sports, intramural sports, and informal recreation.
Club volleyball players in a practice session
Multi-Activity Court
Features a sport court surface ideal for indoor soccer, volleyball, and inline sports. Primarily used for club sports, intramural sports, and informal recreation.
Students playing racquetball in two side-by-side courts
Two Racquetball and Two Squash Courts
These glass walled courts are designed for heavy use and have professional playing characteristics.
Loyola community members with arms outstretched in yoga a yoga pose during a group fitness class
Two Group Exercise Studios
Specialized wood flooring softens the impact for a variety of drop-in group exercise classes throughout the academic year.
Male and female students exercising in the functional fitness area
Functional Fitness Area
Turf and rubber surface for stretching, plyometrics, ab exercises, battle ropes, rowing machine, and medicine balls. Also includes the Queenax Functional Fitness Machine for a variety of TRX exercises.
Grassy outdoor fenced-in field with trees and vivid blue sky in the background
Outdoor Grass Field
Adjacent to the facility and is primarily used for intramural and club sport activities.
Locker rooms in Loyola's Fitness and Aquatics Center
Locker Rooms
Spacious locker rooms with showers, lockers, restroom facilities, suit-drying machine. Day use lockers are available at no additional charge. Locker rentals are also available through member services.
A student speaking to a student employee at the equipment rental room
Equipment Room
Available to all members with a valid Loyola ID/membership card and guests. General recreation equipment check-out, locker, and towel service.
A large room with dozens of rowing machines and a student exercising on one of them
Rowing Room
Over 15 erg machines available to our members for use outside of the Varsity Rowing practice schedule.
The entry to Outdoor Adventure Experience's Basecamp featuring an image of people hiking
Outdoor Adventure Center
Offers expansive resource library, gear rental and meeting location.
Interior of restroom, showing scale, mirrors, hair dryer, hand dryer, and paper towels
All Gender Restroom
Located next to the pool and includes showers, lockers, and restroom facilities.
Tables and chair in a classroom with a window and whiteboard at the Fitness and Aquatic Center
A high-tech classroom that has computer access, as well as a projector, screen, and DVD.
A large room with conference table and chairs, along with various offices connecting off of the main room
Three Office Suites
The general office suite is behind the welcome desk. Fitness & Wellness is on the second floor next to the atrium. Competitive Sports and Outdoor Programs is located on the second floor at the end of the racquetball court hallway.
The lounge area with tables and chairs
The Lounge
An inviting area for students to relax, eat, or study.