Gillett Wellness Center Facilities

Our facilities are available for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members with a paid membership. They can also be reserved for private parties or groups.

Swimming Pool

The BSU pool is located between the Wellness Center and the Physical Education complex. Our 6-lane, 25-yard pool has a depth ranging from 3.5 to 12 feet, and features two 3-meter diving boards. If you have a valid membership to the fitness center, you can access our lap and open swim times.

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Resistance Training Rooms

If you want to build and tone muscle, the Gillett Wellness Center offers two resistance training rooms. The Discovery™ Series features a wide range of equipment that caters to both first-time users and seasoned athletes. Both weight rooms are open seven days a week during the regular academic year.

Our selectorized resistance training room and free weight room are equipped with Precor’s Discovery Line.

A group of students using equipment in a weight room

Activity Spaces

The Gillett Wellness Center has four activity courts that can be used for basketball, tennis, volleyball, pickleball, badminton and other sports. When not in use for classes, practices, athletic events or special events, the activity spaces are open for general use. They can also be rented for group use. The activity spaces are surrounded by a six-lane, 200-meter indoor track.

During the regular academic year, the activity spaces are open seven days a week.

BSU students holding basketballs on the court

Cardio Equipment

On the balcony overlooking the activity spaces and on the main level of the Gillett Wellness Center, you’ll find numerous pieces of cardiovascular equipment available to students and fitness center members. Most of our equipment is from Precor, including treadmills, ellipticals, upright and recumbent bikes and stair steppers. We also have a rower and a NuStep. Many of our cardio machines have cable TV available, so you can catch up on your favorite shows while you work out.

Climbing Wall

Come try out our premier rock climbing wall! Located in the Gillett Wellness Center, our 30-foot-tall wall has routes for climbers of all skill levels. You can top rope or lead your way up the cracks, corners and crimpers. We offer instructional clinics, open climbing times and group rentals. The wall is open three days a week during the academic year. For more information, contact the Wellness Center at (218) 755-4135 or the OPC at (218) 755-2999.

Don’t forget to read the Climbing Wall Release and Climbing Wall Rules before your visit.

BSU student climbing a rock wall

CrossFit Rooms

Looking for a new workout challenge? Our CrossFit rooms offer a variety of exercises that mimic everyday movements like squatting, pulling and pushing. Workouts often feature variations of squats, push-ups and weight lifting that last for a predetermined time, helping you build muscle. This is different from traditional workouts that might give you a specific number of reps to do. Break out of your routine with CrossFit!

Dance Studio

The Gillett Wellness Center also has a professional dance studio with a high-quality dance floor, wall-to-wall mirrors and an observation and lounge area. The studio is equipped with various aerobic equipment and hosts group fitness and Physical Education classes throughout the day. Group fitness classes are open to students, faculty, alumni and the public.

BSU students sitting on a floor before dance class

Indoor Track

Take a walk or run on our 200-meter indoor six-lane track, which surrounds the activity spaces. The track is open for general use when not in use for classes, practices, athletic events or special events. The track and activity spaces are available for group rentals. During the regular academic year, the activity spaces are open seven days a week.

The track at Bemidji State University with a court in the middle

Racquetball Courts

Play a game of racquetball or handball on one of our five courts, which can also accommodate walleyball. All courts are open seven days a week during the regular academic year, with the exception of scheduled classes.