Fitness East | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa
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Fitness East is located in Halsey Hall, the old Women’s Gymnasium. A portion of the facility was converted to a fitness center in 1999, forming Fitness East. Although smaller than our other facilities, Fitness East houses a variety of cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Locker rooms are also available. Fitness East is a membership access facility - patrons will be required to have a Recreational Services Membership or pay the daily walk-in fee in order to use the facility. Fitness East is located on the northeast corner of Madison and Jefferson streets. The entrance is located off the walkway between Halsey Hall and the IMU Parking Ramp. Parking is available in the IMU parking ramp.


Fall 2021 Facility Hours

Cardiovascular Equipment:

  • Recumbent Bicycles
  • Treadmills
  • Stairmaster Climbers
  • Rowers
  • Upright Bicycles
  • Elliptical

Cable Machine Equipment:

  • Weight-Assisted Chin/Dip
  • Incline Press
  • Leg Extension
  • Bicep Curl
  • Pulldown
  • Ab Trainer
  • Prone Leg Curl
  • Triceps Press
  • Low Row
  • Seated Leg Press
  • Vertical Bench
  • Shoulder Press
  • 2 Cable Crossover Stations

Free Weights:

  • 3 pounds to 100 pounds


  • Stretching Area
  • Resist-a-balls
  • Stretching Mats 
  • Foam Roller
  • Storage Cubbies
  • Cardio- Theater
  • Weighted Medicine Balls
  • BOSU Stability Trainers


Want more information on how to use our equipment?  Check out our playlist with how-to-videos to help you get the most out of your workout!  Want a more personalized orientation?  Reach out to and we will be happy to help! 

Contact Us

Shea McMurray
Assistant Director of Facility Operations
Erin Sullivan
Facility Operations Coordinator
Luke Mozena
Facility Operations Coordinator

Daily Walk-in Fees

A Daily Walk-in fee can be paid in order to gain admittance to all recreation facilities on campus for one day. 

Daily Walk-in Fees
Ages (0-3) No Charge
Ages (4-18)* $8.00 per day
Ages (19+) $10.00 per day

*Youth ages 13 and under must be directly supervised by an adult to access Recreational Services facilities. Youth under 13 are not allowed in the fitness areas. They are also not able to take regular group exercise or mind/body classes. 


A valid Recreation Membership for the length of the locker rental will be necessary in order to rent a locker. Recreational Services welcomes patrons to use the locker room that is right for them. The FE has a Men’s and Women’s Locker Room. Daily Coin Lockers are available in each of the locker rooms. 

Locker Services Fees
Half Size Locker $6.00 per month
Full Size Locker $10.00 per month

Locker Policies

It is the renter's responsibility to renew or clear out a locker on or before the expiration date. If they fail to remove the contents, consent is given to Recreational Services to remove and dispose of the locker contents. A $5 storage and retrieval fee will be charged to reclaim cleared locker contents. The University of Iowa is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

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Fitness East is Closed