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CLOSURE NOTICE: The Goergen Athletic Center will be closed until further notice following guidelines from New York State governor Andrew Cuomo.

Please write to for any questions or updates regarding the athletic center or R Club memberships.

SUMMER CAMP UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are unable to host any summer 2020 camps/clinics.


Dedicated to Laurence H. Bloch ’75 and Cindy C. Bloch in October 2001, the Bloch Fitness Center has:

  • Knowledgeable and enthusiastic student staff
  • Over 50 pieces of cardio equipment, including:
    • Life Fitness treadmills with personal viewing screens
    • Octane ellipticals
    • Precor spin bikes
    • Expresso virtual reality bikes
    • StairMaster steppers
    • Life Fitness steppers
    • Arc Trainers and Concept II rowers
    • Precor Adaptive Motion Trainers
  • A Life Fitness Signature Series selectorized circuit
  • Over 10,000 pounds of free weights and accessories
  • Access to a fitness center orientation lead by a member of the orientation team
  • Towel service

All University of Rochester full-time undergraduate and graduate students, R Club members, and their guests (who must be 16 year old or older) are welcome to pursue their personal fitness goals in the fitness center. We expect everyone who uses the facilities to follow our fitness center guidelines

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How to Join

All faculty, staff, alumni, friends of the University, and part-time students are welcome to join the facility membership program, R Club, at any time throughout the year. To join or learn more, visit the R Club membership page.

All full-time University of Rochester students are permitted to use the fitness center at no charge.

New members are encouraged to learn more about the facility by going to a free orientation tour. Interested in signing up for a tour? Contact


The front desk can be reached at (585) 275-7643. For hours of operation see the hours page.