McNiff Fitness Center

The McNiff Fitness Center is a 6,000-square-foot fitness facility featuring:

  • 17 cardio machines including ellipticals, stationary bikes, adaptive motion trainers, ARC trainers and stair climbers
  • Five treadmills
  • Two rowers
  • 15 selectorized weight machines 
  • 16 Star Trac Spinner NXT bikes with cadence computers
  • Multiple free-weight lifting stations with more than 2,500 lbs. of plates
  • Group fitness area complete with mats, steps, hand weights, BOSU balls, kettlebells and stability balls 
  • Five outdoor TRX suspension trainer wall mounts
  • Bicycle rental (BikeUT)

The Fitness Center also has four outdoor sport courts: two sand volleyball and two basketball. They are available for open recreation and/or for student organization rental by contacting Christopher Gottlick, coordinator of Campus Recreation, at   

To add variety to your fitness and recreation needs, the Athletics Department operates a newly remodeled Olympic-size swimming pool and leisure deck which is available to students, faculty and staff. 

Spring Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: 7:15 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Friday: 7:15 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

Spring Break Hours

Sunday, March 8-Sunday, March 15: 3 - 7 p.m.

Membership Information    

Full-time, undergraduate student memberships are free. Faculty and staff memberships are $50 per year. Memberships for graduate and continuing studies students, alumni and part-time students are $100 per year. Memberships that require a fee must be paid for via cash or check made out to "The University of Tampa." Memberships at the McNiff Fitness Center purchased on or after Aug. 1, 2014, will cover the time period between date of purchase to July 31, 2015. Memberships are nonrefundable.

For more information about the McNiff Fitness Center and/or fitness programs, please contact the McNiff front desk staff at (813) 258-7435.

Guest Policy

UT students with a valid fitness center membership may sponsor one guest per day. The guest must be 18 years of age, present photo identification and pay a $5 fee at the front desk. The sponsoring member must accompany the guest at all times while in the facility. If the sponsor leaves the facility, the guest must also leave. The guest may or may not be allowed to participate in group fitness classes depending upon equipment availability, as the members are served first.

Locker Rental Policies

A limited number of lockers are also available for day use (in each locker room). Customers may bring their own locks, or rent/purchase a lock from the Operation Staff at the front desk.
Locks cannot be left overnight on day-use lockers.

We offer full size rental lockers in both the men's and women's locker rooms. Lockers can be purchased at the front desk of the McNiff Fitness Center. Payment is accepted by cash or check (payable to Campus Recreation-McNiff). Rentals start the first week of August and expire the last day in July the following year. The annual cost to rent a locker is  $15  (7.31.2014- 8.1.2015).  

Our staff will open lockers that are not renewed or cleaned out on or before their expiry date. The contents of the locker will be bagged and stored for 30 days. After 30 days, the contents will be donated to charity. It is the responsibility of the member to renew their service on or before the expiry date.

The University of Tampa and Campus Recreation are NOT responsible for the loss or damage of items left in lockers before or after the service expiration date. Be sure to ALWAYS use a lock and avoid leaving valuable items visible and unattended.