Wellness Research Center

UCF Employee Gym

What We Do

The Wellness Research Center (WRC) is the UCF employee gym for UCF faculty and staff. It focuses on fitness and physical health. The WRC 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
6am – 9am
11am – 1pm
4pm – 7:30pm
*closes early on Fridays at 6pm

** Also closed on:

  • After 1pm on September 2nd (Closure due to the football game)
  • After 1pm October 22nd (Closure due to the football game)
  • Labor Day (September 6th)
  • Veterans day (November 11th).


Want to become a member? It’s free! You just have to sign-up. Print, complete and return the following forms to a WRC staff member.  

Please do not email forms. Please print and return in person.

Wellness Research Center

Special Event

Recharge to Charge On - Yoga for Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Relax and unwind with UCF faculty and staff during a free yoga session, hosted by the Wellness Research Center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, in front of the Education Complex.

The session will be led by Beth Stone, a Yoga Alliance certified instructor. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats or beach towels.

Clean Air System

The WRC 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.

Instructional Videos

Use your phone to scan QR codes on posters throughout the facility for instructional videos on a variety of related exercises.

Onsite Facilities

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




Research Opportunities

The WRC 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:


The Wellness Research Center is always recruiting for participants to partake in research studies. Participation in our studies not only helps contribute to science, but can also be a fun learning experience.



Adam J. Wells's profile picture at UCF

Adam J. Wells, Ph.D., CSCS*D, SCYM(ASCP)CM

Associate Professor
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science, Kinesiology
Location: Education Complex Room: 320J
Phone: 407-823-3906


Trevor Dufner

WRC Senior Staff

Jessica Moon

WRC Senior Staff

Amy Bergquist

WRC Fitness Attendant

David Rojas Gonzalez

WRC Fitness Attendant

Jason Pagan

WRC Fitness Attendant

Aaron Wizenberg

WRC Fitness Attendant

Eduardo Cuevas

Practicum Student

Vivian Ng

Practicum Student

Frequently Asked Questions

Gym Information

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. 


The WRC is located in Education Complex and Gymnasium (Building 21) Room 179. Parking is available nearby in Garage A or Garage I View Parking map 


Phone: 407-823-3509
Email: wrc@ucf.edu 

12494 University Blvd
Room 179
Orlando, FL, 32816

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