Recreation Staff


Elie "Elias" Bardawil

WUC 165F


Christina Reddick
Assistant Director

WUC 165E


Jonathan Torrey
Recreation Coordinator

WUC 165A


Barry Tucker
Aquatics Supervisor

WUC 165D


Message from the Director

I would like to welcome you, our students, faculty and staff to Wellness and Recreation – BBC. The Recreation Center is more than just a fitness center or an aquatics complex. It is a community that builds pride by developing a social atmosphere and stimulating participation in our campus and university life. Your involvement in campus recreation can come in several areas: intramural tournaments, kayak days on the bay, group exercise programs, paintball and scuba classes to just name a few of our activities. Campus recreation offers more opportunities for students to become involved and is a vital Panther Point for your campus. You can find the recreation center located on the Biscayne Bay Campus at WUC 160.

Student, faculty and staff involvement in campus recreation enhances one’s self-satisfaction and improves physical and mental health. Leadership opportunities arise through the many sports, activities and programs offered. Wellness and Recreation – BBC opened the doors to a new 70,000-square-foot complex, Jan. 22, 2009. There is a state-of-the-art fitness center, group exercise studio, spacious locker rooms, newly renovated aquatic training complex (which has an olympic training pool and competition diving well), a campus-wide running track and basketball and tennis courts. The opportunities that you have to get involved are here for you to access. All of this is possible through student funding by our Student Government Association.

We invite you to get involved and be part of an ever growing component to the university community. FIU Wellness and Recreation – BBC is your home for a lifetime, whether as a member of the student body, alumni or faculty and staff.

On behalf of all Wellness and Recreation – BBC staff, welcome to recreation!


Elias Bardawil
Director for Campus Recreation



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Wellness and Recreation - BBC
3000 NE 151 Street
WUC 160
North Miami, FL 33181



Fitness Center (April 29-May 1, 2019) 


Summer Hours (May 1-August 25, 2019)

Monday-Friday: 8AM - 8PM
Saturday-Sunday: 10AM - 3PM

Aquatic Center

Monday-Friday: 12 PM - 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday: CLOSED