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On-Campus Fitness Programs

Fitness Challenge Program (FCP)

The Fitness Challenge Program, sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program, is a free campus program which allows employees an opportunity to work out and network with fellow employees in a smaller group setting. Classes are held in the Holmes Student Center during the lunch hour and is open to all university employees. Members must register to join the program.

No classes are scheduled at this time.

Note: The decision to release employees to attend classes during their regular work hours is at the discretion of the employing supervisor and shall take into account the operational needs of the department.

For additional information or questions call 815-753-9191.


A collaborate membership between Recreation and Wellness and KNPE which allows members to utilize seven different fitness facilities at an affordable price.

FitWell Membership Information

NIU Employee 
  • Annual: $120 (valid for one year from date of purchase)
  • Fall and spring: $95 
  • Fall or spring:  $50 
  • Summer: $30 
  • Annual: $144 (valid for one year from date of purchase)
  • Fall and spring:  $114
  • Fall or spring:  $60
  • Summer:  $36
Signing up for your membership is the first step in creating a healthy and happy lifestyle!

Your membership in the FitWell program offers a variety of options that are accessible, convenient and versatile to meet all your exercise needs! Our new collaboration across academic and non-academic areas of the university allows you to workout in a variety of areas including:
  • Student Recreation Center (SRC)
  • Chick Evans Field House (FH)
  • Outdoor Rec Sports Complex
  • Anderson Hall activity rooms and pool
  • Gabel Hall Fitness Rooms
  • New Res Hall Fitness Room
  • Gilbert Hall Fitness Room


Did you know your FITWELL membership includes:

  • A free locker (dependent on availability) and towel service during your membership term.
    • Lockers are available in either the Student Rec Center, Anderson Hall, or the Chick Evans Field House.
  • Your towel card will double as your access card to all KNPE facilities (Anderson and Gabel).
    • To sign up for a Locker at the SRC or FH, please visit a Membership Services Representative at the SRC.
    • Lockers are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • Please note that your locker will expire when your membership expires.
    • To reserve a locker at Anderson Hall, visit the Anderson Equipment Room (AN 119) between 7:30 a.m, –noon or 1-4 p.m. weekdays
  • Group fitness classes that are held at the Student Recreation Center, Anderson and Gabel halls. Visit to view class schedule
  • One free RecWell personal training assessment: To sign up for this service, please contact Leanne Kulchawik at
  • Physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription: To sign up for a free physical fitness assessment and/or obtain an individualized exercise prescription from KNPE, please send an email to or call 815-753-0335
  • One free nutrition assessment. To sign up for this service, please request an appointment at
  • One free RecWELL equipment orientation. Contact Leanne Kulchawik at to sign up for this service

Incentive Program

Want to earn prizes for all your workouts? Join our free incentive programs!
Join RecRewards to earn points for each activity you participate in. Visit for more information and to sign up.

Refund Policy

As a reminder, a FitWell membership refund will only be issued for the following circumstances:

  • Medical: you must provide a note from your physician indicating the date when you are no longer able to exercise due to medical reasons.
  • Moving Out-of-the Area: you must provide the date when you will be moving from the DeKalb/Sycamore area.
  • Military Service: you must provide documentation and a date of you will be leaving for military service.
For all the circumstances described above, your refund will be prorated based upon this date and the refund will also be assessed a $10 processing fee.

If you have any further questions about your membership, please do not hesitate to contact Chrissy Tluczek, Assistant Director, Facility Operations, at any time! Thanks for becoming a member of FitWell!