Wellness Research Center
UCF Employee Gym
What We Do
The Wellness Research Center is the Employee Gym for UCF faculty and staff. It focuses on fitness and physical health. The Wellness Research Center is a free resource for UCF employees and offers strength and aerobic equipment, as well as the opportunity to participate in health and wellness related research.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
6:00am to 7:30pm
** Closed on:
- Martin Luther King Day
- Spring Break – March 7-11th
- Summer Break – May 9-13th
- Fall Break – August 8-19th
- Labor Day
- Veterans day
- Week of Thanksgiving
Undergraduate Internship in Kinesiology
Start Date: August 22, 2022
The WRC and Employee Gym is offering opportunities for undergraduate Kinesiology students at UCF to complete their Internship in Kinesiology for the Fall 2022 semester. Students may complete 120, 240 or 360 hour internships. Interns will gain experience in operation of a wellness facility. CPR/AED certification is required prior to beginning the internship. Students must be eligible to complete the internship per their advisor.
Clean Air System
The Wellness Research Center utilizes the latest in clean-air technology. In addition to multiple industrial grade fans, the air system is equipped with technology that eliminates pathogens, including COVID-19, Flu-A and Flu-B. This helps create a healthier indoor environment.
Use your phone to scan QR codes on posters throughout the facility for instructional videos on a variety of related exercises.
Showers and lockers are available for use, located behind the Einstein’s Bagel booth in the Education complex (please ask front desk for door code). Please supply your own lock for lockers and remove your lock daily when done working out. Any belongings left overnight will be removed.
UCF Employee Gym Equipment
The Wellness Research Center offers opportunities to participate in research within the Division of Kinesiology through its Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science. This research is led by faculty and students and explores the efficacy of different exercise modalities on strength and conditioning, as well as rehabilitation. Some recent opportunities to participate in research are listed below:
- Effects of 4D Dietary Supplement on Perceptual-Cognitive and Visual-Motor Performance
- Isotonic vs Isokinetic Leg Extensions: Differences in Neuromuscular Function
- Low back pain and disability in active population
- Neuromuscular Attributes during Deadlift Variations in Individuals with Acute, Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study
- Time of Day Effects on Autonomic Function and Anaerobic Performance using a Non-Motorized Treadmill
David Rojas Gonzalez
Frequently Asked Questions
The Wellness Research Center is located in the Education Complex, in Education Room 179, behind the Torchy Clark Gymnasium.
The gym will open in the beginning of the fall 2021 semester. Operating hours will be:
- Monday-Friday from
- 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
*closes early on Fridays at 6pm.
The gym is available to all faculty and staff.
The UCF employee gym is free to all employees.
All employees must bring their UCF ID cards with them on their first visit. Once registered in the system, you can sign in at the front desk computer, using your NID and NID password.
Facilities and Services
Equipment includes a full range of machine weights, free weights, stationary bikes, treadmills, elliptical machines, and other exercise equipment to fit a wide variety of levels and interests.
There are currently no fitness classes offered at this facility.
No. However, we hope to offer fitness assessments in the future.
Yes, the men’s and women’s locker rooms offer private showers. Unlocked cubicles are available inside the gym for storing personal belongings. Please store belongings at your own risk.