We encourage you to make your health a priority and schedule physical activity into your daily routine. The Wellness Center offers a full range of exercise facilities and services to assist you in reaching this goal.


Circuit Room

The circuit room offers a full range of cardiovascular equipment and resistance training equipment.

  • Free Weight Area
  • Steelflex Exercise Machines
  • Nautilus Gravitron
  • Steelflex Treadmills
  • LifeFitness Upright Bikes
  • LifeFitness Recumbent Bike
  • Precor Adaptive Motion Trainer (AMT)
  • Precor Ellipticals
  • Rowing Machines
  • StairMaster Machines
  • TrueForm Runner Machines


Group Exercise Classes

The Wellness Center offers a variety of group exercise classes. Classes are available for the beginner, intermediate or advanced fitness level.


Tigers Den

The Tigers Den is the "garage gym" space of the Wellness Center.  Located downstairs, these rooms are used for Strength & Conditioning and WOD-type classes and are open to anyone looking to do high-intensity free weight workouts, Olympic or Power Lifting.  Equipment includes:

  • Kettlebells
  • Dumbbells
  • Squat racks
  • Rower
  • GHD
  • Wall balls
  • Pegboard
  • Sled
  • Bumper plates
  • Pullup bars
  • Plyo boxes
  • Power bar
  • Olympic bars
  • Wood rings
  • Benches
  • Assault Airbike
  • Rowing Machines


The gym has six basketball goals. The McBride gym is frequently used by other on-campus organizations such as credit classes, intramurals, CAB activities and other events. A reservation schedule is maintained by the front desk.

Indoor Track

Come inside for your walk or jog. The suspended indoor track is accessed from the second floor and overlooks the gym area. 15 laps, 1 straight = 1 mile.


Racquetball Court

The Wellness Center has one racquetball court available. All necessary equipment is available to checkout at the front desk. Court reservations are encouraged.


Cross Training Room

The crosstraining room is fully equipped with a stag rack, rowing machine, TRX armbands, plyo boxes, battle ropes, kettlebells and a variety of other items. 


Swimming Pool

With an indoor heated pool, ECU is capable of offering aquatic activities all year-round. The pool is 20 yards long and the temperature is kept between 84 and 86 degrees. A swim lift is available and allows individuals with limited mobility safer means of entrance into the pool. Exercise and training equipment such as kickboards, jogging belts, and foam dumbbells are available for adults to use during swim workouts. 


Additional Facilities/Information

Dressing Rooms

Dressing rooms are located downstairs. Lockers are available in the dressing rooms on a first come first serve basis. Lockers must be reserved, free of charge, from the Wellness Center Front Desk. We recommend patrons provide their own personal lock for the lockers. Showers are available in both the men’s and women’s dressing rooms.


Additional Storage/Lockers

Free day lockers are available for short-term use. A cubby storage area is also available inside the circuit room.


All of our cardiovascular machines are equipped with a cardio theater entertainment system. Four TV's are stationed with optional preset channels available for viewing during your workout. TV's and DVD players are available in the crosstraining and group exercise rooms for individual or small group workouts. Exercise DVD's are available on loan from our front desk or bring your favorite one from home.

The Tommy Hewett, M.D. Wellness Center and McBride Complex is a multi-use facility and therefore may need to limit or close some or all of the facilities for the purpose of maintenance, safety or special events. Exceptions to the regular hours of operation will be posted in advance and every effort will be made to minimize such occurrences.