Upenn Recreation

David Pottruck Health and Fitness Center

Located on 37th and Walnut Street this 120,000 square foot facility houses 4 fitness centers, a 2nd floor weight room, olympic-size pool, co-ed sauna, basketball courts, climbing wall, golf simulator, Energy Zone juice bar, fitness and Pilates studios, locker and shower facilities, and the Campus Recreation Membership/Business Services Office. Click on the tabs below to learn more about each level of the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center.

  • Lower Level

    The lower level houses men’s and women’s Locker Rooms, family changing rooms, the Massage Therapy room, and the entrance to the Sheerr Pool. Complimentary towels are available for showering. For more information on locker rental visit Locker and Towels.

  • Katz Fitness Center (Atrium Level)

    The Katz Fitness Center is located on the Atrium Level. This cardiovascular workout area contains Life Fitness Cross Trainers, Treadmills, Steppers, Upright and Recumbent Bikes and Concept II Rowers. Additional cardiovascular equipment is located on the 3rd and 4th levels of the facility. The atrium also holds the Energy Zone Juice Bar, the Outdoor Adventure and Membership Service Offices.

  • Climbing Wall (Atrium Level)

    The 40′ Climbing Wall is one of the main attractions of the Pottruck Health & Fitness Center. Located in the Atrium on the ground floor, the Climbing Wall offers a unique recreational experience. All equipment is provided and no experience is necessary. Come and challenge yourself — rest from your day-to-day worries. For more information visit the Outdoor Adventure section.

  • Second Floor 

    The second floor contains a Fitness Center, complete with Life Fitness cardiovascular equipment, selectorized circuit pieces, a stretching area, Avnet Basketball Courts, a Multi-Purpose Room, and a weight room.

    The Weight Room is 8000 square ft of Life Fitness and Hammer Strength selectorized circuit equipment, Olympic lifting platforms, plate loaded equipment with free weight and stretching areas. Additional strength equipment is located on the 3rd and 4th levels of the facility and in the Multi-Purpose Room.

  • Third Floor 

    The third floor contains a Fitness Center, complete with Life Fitness Cardiovascular and Selectorized Circuit pieces.This fitness center is generally programmed as a “Quiet Floor” with no music playing overhead. The third floor also houses the Cycling Studio, Dance Studio 305, Golf Simulator, and The Pilates Studio.

    Studio 305 is available for use when a class is not scheduled. Parties of 3 or less are allowed to work out together in this space.


You must have your PennCard, and valid membership to access to the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center. For more information on Membership visit membership plans. Have a specific question about membership? Check out Membership FAQ’s for more information.


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