Indianapolis

Personal Recreation

Recreation

A full spectrum of exercise opportunities including swimming, diving, weight lifting, and track are available on campus for the use of IU School of Medicine students, residents, fellows, faculty and staff.

On Campus Facilities

  • Daly Center Workout Room: Available to all medical students, this small but convenient workout facility is located next to the lockers in the student lounge and includes private showers in the bathrooms.
  • IUPUI Facilities: For $50 per semester, students can get access to the IU Natatorium (a world-class pool), a fully-stocked exercise facility, gymnasium, softball fields, volleyball pits, track, intramural sport leagues and more. All facilities are on the IUPUI campus, which is connected to IU School of Medicine’s Indianapolis campus.
  • IU Health: For a small fee, faculty, staff and students have access to many conveniently-located IU Health fitness centers—some of which are open 24/7.
    • University Hospital: Two treadmills, one elliptical, one recumbent cycle, dumbbells, a curl bar, Smith Press, pull-up bar, sit-up mats/balls, medicine balls, water and towel service.
    • Methodist Hospital: Three treadmills, two ellipticals, one recumbent cycle, one upright cycle, dumbbells, a curl bar, a Universal Machine, Smith Press, pull-up bar, sit-up mats/balls, medicine balls, water and towel service, showers and lockers.
    • Fairbanks Hall Fitness Center: Eight treadmills, three Arc Trainers, two elliptical machines, two recumbent cycles, two upright cycles, one Rex machine, 13 Cybex strength training machines, Smith Press, Cable Crossover, dumbbells, sit-up board, back extension board, aerobics room, water and towel service, showers and lockers.
    • Goodman Hall: Six treadmills, two elliptical machines, one Arc Trainer, eight Cybex strength training machines, sit-up board, three adjustable benches and dumbbells, water and towel service, showers and lockers.
    • IU Health Pathology Lab Fitness Center: Available only to employees who have access to the IU Health Pathology Lab. Three treadmills, one elliptical, one Arc Trainer, one recumbent cycle, Hoist personal pulley system, dumbbells, a curl bar, sit-up board/ball, water and towel service.

Off campus

  • For runners: A very popular trail is the canal downtown. This pedestrian-only path follows the scenic waterway through downtown Indianapolis and is a hot spot for rollerbladers, joggers, walkers (with and without dogs)—and ducks. End to end, this trail is 1.5 miles. Other running locations include the Eagle Creek Park trails, Northwest Way Park, White River Greenway, Whitewater State Park, the Monon Trail, Butler University Campus, and the outdoor track at the Natatorium.
  • For cyclists: The most popular biking trail is the Monon, which stretches through the city from 10th St. near 65/70 all the way up to Carmel (a good 15 miles or so). A paved bike trail that follows the White River Greenway and passes through Riverside Park is also a great option.