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

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 at 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, one straight = one 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 cross-training 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 84-86 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. 

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. 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 cross-training 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.