Loyola University Maryland

Department of Recreation and Wellness


Collage of outdoor climbing, inside gym, and exterior of FAC

The Department of Recreation and Wellness offers a variety of activities including: aquatics, club sports, fitness, intramural sports, and outdoor adventures.

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 clinincs, lifeguarding certification classes (spring only), and much more!

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.


  • Rowers
  • Steppers
  • Treadmills
  • Elliptical trainers
  • Upright and recumbent bikes
  • Approximately six tons of dumbbells, plates and weight stacks
  • Three lane track measuring a tenth of a mile with cardio equipment available on the second level of the FAC
  • Designated core strength and flexibility area, complete with abdominal training equipment, mats, and the TrueStretch 800SS.