The UCLA John Wooden Center, located in the heart of campus, features a variety of resources for your student to stay fit. Membership for all enrolled students is automatically included in your Bruin’s Student Activities Fee.

Additionally, UCLA Recreation provides extensive access to a broad range of recreational activities and services. Recreational services are offered across campus, including fields, gyms and pools.

Wooden Center Features

  • 3 gyms for basketball, volleyball and badminton, and gymnastics
  • Strength and Conditioning including weight training equipment, stretching mats, various cardio equipment including stationary bicycles, stairclimbers, ellipticals, treadmills, rowing machines, upperbody ergometer, and outdoor sports conditioning area. FITWELL staff available for assistance.
  • 4 studios for fitness, dance, fencing, and martial arts – 3 with mirrors and hardwood floors and one with a heavy punching bag and padding on the walls and floor
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainers
  • Handball, racquetball, and squash courts
  • A Games Lounge with a large screen TV and tables and chairs for cards, board games, and studying
  • Men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers and saunas, and lockers available for rental
  • Towels and sports equipment available for checkout
  • Rock Wall designed for all levels of climbers, with dozens of indoor climbs and 15 climbing ropes (see the Open Recreation schedule)

Intramural Sports

The UCLA Intramural Sports Program consists of 30 leagues, tournaments, meets and special events with more than 8,000 participants each year. Intramural sports are Bruins competing against Bruins in an organized but casual setting. Students interested in playing a sport on campus for recreational purposes can compete in three or more different competitive levels. Students usually form teams from their residence hall floors, clubs, or fraternity/sorority. Activities are offered each quarter, including limited activities during the summer quarter. Nominal fees are charged.

Club Sports

The UCLA Club Sports Program consists of more than 30 clubs and nearly 1,500 participants. Students complete against other universities not on the Division I level, i.e. lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, archery, badminton, sailing, cycling, etc. All clubs are administered by UCLA Recreation; however, all clubs are organized by student officers. Club dues may apply.

Adaptive Programs

UCLA Recreation provides therapeutically-based recreation adaptive programs for people with cognitive and physical disabilities that expand their access to opportunities that promote physical fitness, health and wellness, increased self-esteem and greater functional independence.

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures provides wilderness education that is experiential and adventurous and promotes responsible stewardship of the environment and our natural resources.