About the Fitness Center
The Washington and Lee University Fitness Center is a 10,000 sq.ft. complex located in Doremus Gymnasium, a 1900's colonial refurbished building. Originally built in 1914, the refurbishing project, completed in August of 2002, enabled the complex to keep its tall colonial white pillars and columns which give the Fitness Center a very distinctive and unique style intertwined with the fitness equipment. The facility is equipped with 38 pieces of cardio, Body Masters strength equipment, a full line of dumbbells, stability balls, exercise tubing, and medicine balls. The center will be expanded during the construction of the new Richard L. Duchossois Athletic and Recreation Center, increasing its square footage by 32 percent.
Opening the Richard L. Duchossois Athletic and Recreation Center
The new Richard L. Duchossois Athletic and Recreation Center will open for the 2020 Fall Term. No specific date is currently set for when the Washington and Lee community will be able to use the building, but it will be announced in the near future. In order to ensure the health and safety of the community once the building is open, all users of the facility will be expected to adhere to university and public health and safety guidelines, including the use of PPE and physical distancing at all times.
The hours of operation for the facility and the fitness center will likely be reduced during this time, and the capacity for different areas of the building will be limited. Until announced otherwise, the facility will be restricted to current faculty, staff and students. No visitors or family members of employees will be allowed access to the building per university guidelines. An announcement regarding first date of use, specific hours of operation and capacity limitations will be made in August as we get closer to the start of the fall term.
If you have comments or feedback about the Fitness Center, we encourage you to share them through the Fitness Center Feedback form.