Physical Activity

Physical activity throughout your day is critical to the health of not only your body, but your mind and spirit as well. Grab a friend and take a walk or class at the fitness center.

  • No Cost Indoor Walking Track Access


    • Full-time faculty and staff
    • Part-time faculty and staff (adjunct faculty and hourly with retirement benefits)
    • IU medical and optometry residents

    Eligible IU employees can access the Bill Garrett Fieldhouse from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Before your first visit, please stop by the Recreational Sports Member Services suite located in the fieldhouse, 1025 E. Seventh Street.

    Day use lockers and locks are available in the main level general locker rooms free of charge. Please note that free indoor track access does not apply to the Student Recreational Sports Center facility. Questions? Call (812) 855-SRSC (7772).

    This program is offered by Campus Recreational Sports and supported by Healthy IU.

    View facility schedules »

  • Outdoor Walking Trails

    Healthy IU has mapped out four one-mile loops that feature some of IU Bloomington’s most beautiful and functional walking locations. Each loop is approximately 1-mile or 2,000 steps. Download a map of the trails.

    Note: All Healthy IU trails were evaluated for accessibility when they were created (2014). There are no stairs on the paths, but please see the following notes:

    • Red Brick Trail has some uneven areas.
    • Arboretum Art Trail has some inclines.

    There are also walking routes near the CIB. Check those out here.

  • Self-Guided Walking Tour of Campus

    This walking tour is a great way to appreciate the natural beauty and architectural details that make IU Bloomington so remarkable.

    Download the self-guided tour PDF

  • Museum Miles

    Get some physical activity while you check out the world-class offerings of IU's museums!

    All museums are free and open to the public. Stop in to enjoy the exhibits, fill water bottles, or take a break.

    Download the Museum Miles PDF 

  • Bicycling

    Riding your bike on campus? Check out the Transportation Demand Management website for bike permits, parking, mentor program and more. IU Bloomington Bicycle Master Plan

    Bike Mentor Program

    • A peer-to-peer program that matches less experience riders with experienced riders. A mentor will work individually with each mentee to help achieve the mentee’s biking goals. Mentors will help you find the best route, make sure your bike is ready to roll, ride with you, and answer your questions. Available to all IU faculty, staff, and students.
    • Request a bike mentor here.
    • Become a bike mentor - help budding bicyclists with route planning, traffic skills, choosing a bike, etc.  Sign up here.

    Smart Cycling Course

    • It’s like drivers ed. but on a bike and far less boring! Each module will include materials for you to read, watch, and explore as well as quizzes to test your knowledge. Whether you're just returning to the bike, getting in shape for a charity ride, or consider yourself a more experienced bicyclist, you'll find plenty of information and advice that will make you a more comfortable, confident rider; available to all IU students, faculty, staff, and members of the general public. If you don’t have an IU account, you can create a guest Canvas account. 
  • IU Recreational Sports

    IU Rec Sports offers a variety of sport and fitness opportunities for all levels and interests. Keep up with the activity you love or try something new! 

  • Riddle Point Rowing Association

    The Riddle Point Rowing Association (RPRA) is a community outreach organization that provides opportunities for individuals and families in the Monroe County area to learn, develop, and excel in the sport of rowing. RPRA strives to promote fairness, sportsmanship and participation, while providing coaching, education, recreational and competitive opportunities for its members.

    Check out RPRA on Facebook »

  • IMU Bowling and Billiards

    Enjoy bowling, billiards, and arcade games in an alcohol-free, non-smoking environment at Bowling and Billiards, located on the main level of the Indiana Memorial Union. With twelve bowling lanes, nine pool tables, four modern gaming stations, and one American snooker table, Bowling & Billiards is fun at any age. Questions? Check our website or give us a call at (812)-855-2328.

  • IU Outdoor Adventures (IUOA)

    IUOA has helped members of the IU community lead active lifestyles by providing opportunities to participate in trips, workshops, and other activities that foster a love of the outdoors. You can buy or rent everything you need for your next outdoor activity.