Student Fitness Center

People exercising while wearing masksThe Detroit Mercy Fitness Center is dedicated to the health and wellness of Detroit Mercy students and employees.

The modern facility opened in 2012 and features:

  • A 12,720 square foot gym floor, which can be used for basketball, volleyball, floor hockey or badminton courts.
  • Group fitness room
  • Open weight and cardio room
  • Open stretching areas
  • Track
  • Wi-Fi and a lounge
  • Gym floor divider that can separate the floor into two different spaces
  • Air conditioned
  • Can accommodate more than 1,000 people for events

The Fitness Center is free for all Detroit Mercy students, faculty and staff. Guests of students, faculty, and staff are required to pay a $5 guest fee.

Come check out the Fitness Center today and be sure to ask about our fitness classes, personal training, URec Adventure Series and Intramural Sports.

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    Court reservation

    Want to play volleyball, badminton or basketball at the Fitness Center? Reserve a court in advance. It's free for students, faculty or staff.

    Available equipment includes:

    • Volleyball nets and balls
    • Badminton nets, racquets and shuttlecocks
    • Futsal balls and goals
    • Basketballs

    For more details, call the Fitness Center at 313-993-1783.

    Please see the Court Reservation Policy below:

    Court Reservation Policy

    1. If you wish to reserve a court, you must contact the front desk a minimum of four hours before your desired reservation.
    2. Between the hours of 3-8 p.m. on weekdays, only one court will be available for reservation.
    3. At the time of your reservation, you will be asked to provide a contact name, phone number, duration of reservation and desired activity.
    4. Please note, you must be a current Detroit Mercy student, faculty, staff or administrator to reserve a court. All participants who do not present a valid Detroit Mercy ID will be subject to a guest fee of $5.
    5. Special events may be an exception to this rule upon communication with professional staff.
    Court reservation and availability can be viewed on the Fitness Center calendar.

    Host an event

    The Fitness Center is available to host a number of events, such as group activities, sporting events, large gatherings, and social activities.

    These events include Dollars For Scholars, 3 on 3 basketball tournaments, team building, and more. See the versatility of our venue (here).

    Our projector, beanbag chairs and popcorn machine make for the perfect movie night.

    If you are interested in hosting your event at the Fitness Center, please contact Deanna Blevins. Please note that this is an application only and your request is under consideration. You will be notified once the event and date have been approved.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    What Hours Are The Fitness Center Open?
    Monday - Thursday: 7am-10pm
    Friday: 7am-8pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 1-8pm

    What's Available This Year?
    Second floor fitness equipment
    Tommy's Smoothie and Snack Shop
    Ping Pong Tables
    Comfortable Study Areas
    Free Fitness Classes
    Free Intramural Sports

    Do I Need To Wear A Face Covering?
    We require all guests to wear a mask in the building.

    What Is Available At Tommy's?
    Great Lakes Coffee
    Westborn Market Sandwiches, Salads, and Meals
    Bubble Tea
    Reign, Monster, and Celsius Energy Drinks
    Guernsey Chocolate Milk
    Body Armor Sports Drink
    Kars Nuts and Dearborn Jerky
    and more!

    Detroit Mercy ID
    Your Detroit Mercy ID is required to enter the building. You can activate your ID at the Front Desk.

    Does Tommy's Take Flex Dollars?
    Unfortunately, Tommy's is not part of your meal plan. We accept cash, Apple Pay and all major credit cards.

    How Do I Sign Up For Fitness Classes?
    Download the app "CORQ" and sign in with your UDMercy email. You can RSVP to a class ahead of time or we can scan your QR code when you arrive for a class.

    How Do I Sign Up For Intramural Sports?
    Go to or download the app and use your UDMercy email. 

Fitness Center Hours

7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Contact Us

Director of University Recreation and Guest Services
Deanna Blevins
Phone: 313-993-1781

Manager of University Recreation/Certified Personal Trainer
Matt Chesley
Phone: 313-993-1784

University Recreation Office

University Services