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Move this Fall: Wellbeing, Academics & Community

Everything you need to know to get started with TMU Recreation
September 02, 2022
RAC Functional Training Room - South Wall
Students: Your membership is ready for you - just tap your OneCard at RAC and MAC!

Physical activity key to your wellbeing and academic success

Getting active remains one of our best strategies in support of our wellbeing and academic success, both for the direct benefits and the sense of community it helps build. The research is clear: Whether mood, physical health, critical thinking, creativity, recall and mental stamina - to name just a few - we feel and think better when we're regularly active. And most importantly: It doesn't matter how skilled or experienced we are - movement is movement, and transforms our days in all its forms.

Inclusive by design, committed to improving

While always a work-in-progress, our programs are designed to ensure we're not "just another gym", but rather a thoughtful place where we actively work to build inclusion. Far too many of us grow up feeling unsure, unwelcome and even unsafe in physical activity spaces. 

From ensuring we have a broad range of programs for beginners to experts, a wide-range of women's only programs, ongoing efforts to address racism, homophobia and transphobia, or our focus on improving the accessibility of our facilities, programs and services, we hope you find there's a place for you with us - and are committed to learning and growing over time to ensure there is.

Highlights of your student membership

Your student fees include membership to a welcoming and inclusive recreation community featuring the Recreation & Athletics Centre, Mattamy Athletic Centre and Kerr Hall West Gyms. Combined, the facilities house:

Movement Breaks

3, 6, 9+ minute self-serve videos to supercharge your thinking

Doing light physical activity while you learn has been shown to improve creativity, recall, attention and understanding. Hop into one of our curated 'Movement Break' YouTube videos - your body and mind will thank you!

Move Everywhere, Movement Breaks

Facility Highlights