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Riseman Fitness Center

To further enhance campus life and students’ co-curricular experience, The University of Tampa offers a fitness center in the heart of the UT campus. The building features high ceilings, open rooms and liberal use of glass to allow for sunlight and a connection to the outdoors. The open floor plan is intended to enhance visibility, foster social interaction and build community.

Virtual Tour of the Fitness Center

The fitness center is a centrally located, one-stop shop for all exercise programs,  personal training and evaluation, wellness and nutrition programs, intramurals, recreation activities, club sports and some exercise related laboratory and research activities.

Specifically, the center features six group exercise rooms, which includes an indoor cycling room. Two small fitness assessment rooms are available, as well as a “flexible” classroom to allow for educational and training functions. A large number of Precor cardio machines (treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical and adaptive motion trainers) as well as free weights, plate loaded and selectorized machines are available for students, faculty and staff. The center also includes offices for  Campus Recreation and related staff, as well as lockers.

Phase II of the Fitness Center

Phase II of Fitness and Recreation Center

Phase II of the Benson Alex Riseman Fitness and Recreation Center and Benson Alex Riseman Aquatic Center  to be completed in Spring 2022 will feature:

  • Expanded free weights and strength training
  • A functional training space
  • Academic classrooms, health sciences and human performance research and lab space, faculty offices and study spaces
  • Expanded space for BikeUT, UT’s university-wide bike loaner program
  • Three new basketball courts and a reconfigured beach volleyball complex
  • A new 32,000-square-foot aquatic center that will feature an 11-lane, 25-yard, competition-sized pool, a small recreational pool and a clover leaf-shaped hot tub
  • Spartan swimming team offices, locker rooms and facilities for UT coaches and the mens’ and womens’ swimming teams 
  • A two-story pool house

Read More about Phase II

Fitness Center building
large sized pool

The Benson Alex Riseman Aquatic Center will feature an NCAA competition swimming pool with 11 lanes, a recreation/game pool, a three-section heated spa and an elevated pool house desk.

free weights room

The new spacious design of the free weight room is being moved to the first floor to provide an expanded space with an abundance of natural light.

human performance lab

The Human Performance Lab on the second floor provides Health Sciences and Human Performance students a space to explore and conduct research on theoretical information studied in other classes.


The additional state-of-the-art classrooms on the second floor with room acoustics and LED lightning provide an optimal learning environment.

fitness center exterior with basketball courts

Phase II provides three new basketball courts and a reconfigured beach volleyball complex, complete with mini-stadiums for all three courts.

yoga class

Yoga classes provide stretches and breath work to balance body, mind and spirit.

Group Fitness Schedule

cycling class

The fitness center features six group exercise rooms, which includes an indoor cycling room.

Group Fitness Schedule

women stretching, lifting weights, and climbing on money bars

The fitness center offers one-on-one training sessions with nationally certified personal trainers.

Personal Training

people on cardio equipment

A large number of Precor cardio machines are available.

Fitness Center FAQ

people using weight equipment

The open floor plan is intended foster social interaction and build community.

Contact Campus Recreation